Filmmaking for Kids

Lights, Camera, ACTION! Work together in groups to develop, storyboard and shoot a short film. Then take it home to share with friends and family.

It’s fun, hands-on filmmaking for all to enjoy. We will be involved in creative writing, creating scripts, storyboards, characters and how to show our story through a camera lens.

We will be filming and editing with our own devices if you are able to bring one. (Apple preferred)
It’s an excellent opportunity to show our talents behind and in front of the camera.

  • Full days - Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Suitable for ages 8 to 12
  • Everyone
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Course Info

This course is perfect for young people with a passion for stories and hobbies that they want to share with the world!

They'll go from being a digital consumer to a digital creator, learning how to capture their inner world of stories and imagination, as well as the stories of the world around them.

Participants will be immersed in the entire film production process, from screenwriting and storyboarding to shooting, editing and post-production.

Please bring the following on your first day of class:

  • A USB that is Mac compatible to take home their movie
  • Apple device for filming (not a necessity as other students may bring devices to share in their groups)
  • A notepad and pens
  • Coloured pencils, sharpener
Kate Fincher
Course Tutor

Kate Fincher

Kate grew up in Maitland and over the years has been involved in various musical and drama productions at Hunter School of Performing Arts and in Maitland theatre groups.

She has a Bachelors Degree of Communication at Charles Sturt University in Theatre and Media, where she participated in creating makeup and costume design for a variety of shows. Studying Screen and Media at the Hunter Institute of TAFE Newcastle, Kate has worked with primary school groups to produce award-winning short films.

Kate also currently works for a corporate events company in Sydney, specialising in setting up and running audio and visual equipment in venues all around the city.

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