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Filmmaking Exercises

Structuring Time

Structuring Time

Narratives very rarely elapse in real time. While a film may run for ninety minutes, its story…

Shooting Exercise #1

Shooting Exercise #1

Shooting Exercise #1 is an opportunity for students to refresh their ability to block out and shoot a…

The Shoe

The Shoe

This is the first filmmaking exercise that I give my Year 9 Media students. It involves blocking out…

The Timetable

The Timetable

This is the second filmmaking exercise that I give my Year 9 Media students. It is designed…

The Chocolate Bar

The Chocolate Bar

This is the third filmmaking exercise that my students complete in Year 9 Media. The first and…

Dial ‘S’ for Suspense

Dial ‘S’ for Suspense

Want to create nail-biting suspense? Want your audience hanging on tenterhooks? Brett Lamb looks to the experts to gather…

Shooting Exercise #2

Shooting Exercise #2

Before you make your suspense film, we’re going get a little bit of practice with the DSLRs…

Shoot to Thrill

Shoot to Thrill

Want to make an action film? Think you can give Michael ‘Transformers’ Bay a run for his…