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Sydney Film Base helps you become a professional Film Maker or Screen Actor with the best courses, week nights.

  1. Sydney 4 Month Film Course (View More)                   October 2nd 2014 – February 5th 2015 Thursday Nights
  2. Melbourne 4 Month Film Course (View More)                 August 12th – December 2nd Tuesday Nights
  3. Independent Film Club Social Night –                         Tuesday Night  19th August 2014  7pm – 9pm
    Independent Film Centre Parramatta   To Book – Phone 1800 131166 –  $10 per person at the door.   

We also support our film makers graduates with Work Opportunities & Film Equipment & Networking.

1098029_10151785930311273_1601068698_nIndependent Film Makers BLOG by Colm O’Murchu

Colm O’Murchu owns Sydney Film Base and the Independent Film Centre located at 1 Villiers Street Parramatta.  He is an active film maker who directed and wrote The Makeover 95 minute motion picture and Dealing with Destiny.

You can see the Trailers in Films on this Website. In October he will shoot the $2.2 Million motion picture Absolute Freedom shooting in the USA and in the Australian Outback. He still finds time to teach some sessions on the 4 Month Film Production Course The blog covers how to make your films, the independent Film Market and how to improve the quality of your films. This is a must for the emerging film maker

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How to Produce Stellar Actor Performances – 4 Areas that the Film Director needs to Focus On

To people in the know, film making is a Director and Editor’s Medium.  What is meant by this statement, is that the screen actor who acts in the film is only one of many contributors to the whole process.  However, … Continue reading

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Three Big Cock-Ups when creating an awesome Shot List for your Film.

A shot list is a list of shots that are used to cover a scene. An experienced Film Director will always want to get the best and maximum coverage of shots necessary to tell the story of that scene. Often … Continue reading

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Three Hot Tips to improve Screen Acting Performances

Screen Acting:   Today I would like to talk about the craft of screen acting.  Screen Acting is a wonderful way to make a living.  There are many actors who train via acting schools who teach many different techniques.  However, so … Continue reading

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5 Ways to make your film/video look and sound professional

Times have changed and today there are three types of Film Makers/Video Makers in the independent Film World: The Traditional Crew/ Director – Films made this way generally have reasonable budgets that can pay for the expense of a large … Continue reading

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Indie Film Centre is launched in Sydney Australia-

Dear Reader It is great pleasure that I announce a major new departure in what we do at Sydney Film Base and International Film Base. Indie Film Centre is HERE: For the Rebel who thinks differently For the Person who … Continue reading

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Yes we Can – Making your film happen now

Making your film happen is more a state of mind than circumstances aligning. Whether it is a $2.2 million film or a micro budget film, the principal is still the same. Make a film happen by setting deadlines for each part of … Continue reading

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How did Tarantino make it to the top in Hollywood? Lessons you can learn from his experience

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most famous writer/directors. But he was a low achiever at school and found academic studies very difficult. He had a troubled childhood. How did Quentin go from being a sales assistant in a video shop … Continue reading

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Film Rave – Dallas Buyers Club – 10 out 10

Today, I saw “Dallas Buyers Club” and yes  I have to rave about this film.  I have seen all  of the Oscar Films now and in my opinion Matthew McConaughey’s performance deserves the Oscar. The film is hard work at times … Continue reading

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Six all important Areas an experienced Film Director focuses on

Film Directing is such an important part of the film making process. Often, beginner or ineffective film directors destroy a really strong film script.  The effective Film Director should be the guardian of the story.  Strong Directors have a vision … Continue reading

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5 Ways for the Film Director to Prepare for the Film Shoot

Film Shoots are always the fun part of Film Production.  I have been on so many film sets over the years and to this day I find that people find the shoot the most intense and enjoyable part of the … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman – What a loss to the film world

I woke up this morning and heard the very sad news that one of America’s best actors Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of an apparent drug overdose.  This is such a loss to the acting world and the film world … Continue reading

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Film Rave Wolf of Wall Street – Scorsese back to his best

Happy new month and we are looking forward to a great February at International Film Base with our 4 Month Film Course starting in Melbourne  Last nights  I saw The Wolf of Wall Street. This  is a Film about Excess. … Continue reading

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Indie Film Budgets – The Reality of the Film Market

Raising money for films really comes down to a Value Proposition for people who invest in your film. The most difficult process is raising money for films. The easiest money raised is the contribution or favour or when you own … Continue reading

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Film Raves – Saving Mr Banks and Philomena

I always love this time of year. There are so many wonderful movies at the cinema. Finally over the weekend I managed to see two of the very best. As always, I am mot a Film Critic. I am a … Continue reading

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Location Location – How to find the best locations for your shoot?

Its the 12th of January and I finally have time to write my first blog of 2014, “Finding the best Locations.”  I have spent the first 12 days of 2014 seeking and confirming locations in Outback Australia. In all, we … Continue reading

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