Filmmaking for Kids

It’s time to make a movie! Get together with your own film crew to take a short film idea, film it and take it home to share with friends and family.

It’s fun, hands-on filmmaking for all to enjoy. You’ll learn the fundamentals of filming with digital video cameras and then how to use them as part of a film project. With a small group, you’ll collaborate to create a short film with a focus on storyboarding, performing, writing and filming techniques.

Finally, you’ll get in front of the camera and do some performing! It’s an excellent opportunity to do some drama and show off your acting flair in front of the camera.


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.

To be supplied by participant

  • A USB that is Mac compatible
  • A notepad and pens
  • Coloured pencils, sharpener

Not a necessity, but participants are more than welcome to learn using their own tools if they wish to bring a camera capable of filming in MP4, MOV and Quicktime formats.

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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