Filmmaking Summer School at International House, Melbourne University

Welcome to our page. Please join us if you are attending the course/s, interested in atten For aspiring filmmakers of any age.

Intensive summer film school and short film courses taught by Australia's leading film industry professionals. The Filmmaking Summer School is supported by Screen Studies, The University of Melbourne.

Operating as usual

06/05/2024

This wonderful man, DoP and lead teacher of "Filmmaking Fundamentals for the Digital Age' at work. Learn his craft at the 2025 course, Jan 10 to 12, at .
Bookings open later in the year but you can have a look at the course details now at: www.summerfilmschool.com

Short Film: Untitled Family Suspense Short Film, Actors | StarNow 04/05/2024

Award-winning director Arun Ashok is looking for a Lead Girl Child (8-12 yrs old) for his next film. Arun made an award winning short recently Here are the details. if you are interested or know someone. .

Short Film: Untitled Family Suspense Short Film, Actors | StarNow Casting actors in an untitled short film. The film will be about a Mixed-Ethnicity family drama in a 15-minute short film for International film festivals.

03/05/2024

More sensational for filmmakers! And it's free. We'll be using this wonderful software to edit our films at the "Filmmaking Fundamentals for the Digital Age" course, taught by DoP , Jan 10 to 12. 2025. Download the software and get familiar with it in readiness. Truly a magic company. Check out our website for course details at www.summerfilmschool.com

Today we released public beta 2 of DaVinci Resolve 19 which adds improvements and bug fixes for the DaVinci public beta including the ability to wipe or apply grades to clips or active node stack layers. This allows you to wipe between a still in the gallery and a timeline item to compare grades and also lets you choose between applying the grade to an individual layer or to the entire clip.

This update also adds support for the safe area overlay to be used in the edit timeline viewer as well as the ability to have the overlay display during playback in either the cut or edit viewer. That allows you to more easily review and position elements such as logos and titles so that they are always displayed without being cropped.

When using media management tools, you now have the ability to trim audio in your MOV and MP4 video files. This means you can save space by trimming unneeded flac or mp3 audio.

In addition, this update restores the ability to choose whether to update your DaVinci Resolve projects to the latest version when opening them. Now when you open an older project you will be prompted to back up the project before updating it to the latest version of the software.

This update also includes a number of bug fixes from the public beta, including addressing an issue where you couldn’t copy and paste transitions on the edit timeline, allowing compositions with alpha layers to be used on top of other clips, reinstating middle click functionality to apply compositions to Fusion clips and restoring sync functionality to the dialogue separator tool.

DaVinci Resolve 19 Public Beta 2 update is available now as a free download from http://bmd.link/ob3Cih

17/04/2024

more magic....what a fabulous company

Today we released Blackmagic Cloud Store 1.3 which adds support for the new Blackmagic Media Dock, as well as media sync to the Blackmagic Cloud website for Blackmagic Cloud Dock, Blackmagic Cloud Store, Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini and Blackmagic Cloud Pod. This means the moment a film crew starts shooting, the camera media will sync within seconds so the post production team can start working!

Blackmagic Cloud Store 1.3 is available now as a free download from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support

13/04/2024

Super Duper news. The annual Filmmaking Summer School uses this wonderful software for participants to edit their films.

Today we announced DaVinci Resolve 19 public beta, a major new update which adds new AI tools, over 100 feature upgrades such as IntelliTrack AI, Ultra NR noise reduction, ColorSlice six vector grading, film look creator FX and multi source editing on the cut page. For Fusion there are new USD tools and multipoly rotoscoping tools, plus Fairlight has new Fairlight AI audio panning to video, ducker track FX and ambisonic surround sound. Blackmagic Cloud has new features that make it easy to use for large companies with multiple users collaborating on the same project at the same time.

With this update, editors can work directly with transcribed audio to find speakers and edit timeline clips. Colorists can produce rich film like tones with the ColorSlice six vector palette and produce cinematic images using the new film look creator effect which emulates photometric film processes. In Fairlight, the IntelliTrack AI can be used to track motion and automatically pan audio. VFX artists in Fusion have an expanded set of USD tools plus a new multipoly rotoscoping tool which displays all of your masks in a single list. The cut page has new broadcast replay tools for live multi camera broadcast editing, playout and replay with speed control.
DaVinci Resolve 19 Public Beta will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2024 booth and is available now as a free download from http://bmd.link/pUxwrb

Learn more at http://bmd.link/nieYg4

13/04/2024

Some more magic for filmmakers - what a wonderful company

Today we announced a new lower price for all Blackmagic Video Assist 3G and 12G models, with a saving of US$200 across both the 5 inch and 7 inch models.

Blackmagic Video Assist is a portable monitor, a professional recorder, a portable scope and a fantastic camera viewfinder solution! You can also add better quality record codecs and a larger monitor to any SDI or HDMI camera! The includes innovations such as 4 built in scopes, enhanced focus assist features, a tally indicator and built in 3D LUTs. The 3G models support formats up to 1080p60 and the 12G HDR models up to 2160p60. The 12G HDR models have a brighter touchscreen for shooting HDR digital film and for outdoor shooting in sunlight. Plus the 12G HDR models support Blackmagic RAW recording from supported cameras! Blackmagic Video Assist really is 4 products in one!

The new prices are listed below.

Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 3G was $525 and is now $325.
Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 3G was $765 and is now $565.
Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR was $795 and is now $595.
Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR was $995 and is now $795.
That’s a $200 saving across all the models.

Find a Blackmagic Design reseller at http://bmd.link/M4Mi9t

09/04/2024

This wonderful company keeps making filmmaking more accessible, affordable and exciting.

Today we announced Blackmagic Camera 1.3 update which adds support for audio monitoring on connected earphones. This means you can now use your existing wired or bluetooth headphones to monitor your audio when shooting.

This update also adds rack focus controls in the camera so you can change the focus of the lens during a continuous shot. This allows you to gradually pull focus between 3 preset focus points in the foreground or background, giving you the ability to draw your audience’s attention to different elements and change the emphasis of a scene.

Blackmagic Camera 1.3 also adds support for 48mm lenses on iPhone 14 Pro and 15 Pro, allowing steady, easier zooming in on object. In addition, the interface will now smoothly animate when switching between landscape and portrait modes. There is also faster listing of projects in the media tab, reduced latency for HDMI video feeds, and the ability to display clip name, reel, scene and take details over an external HDMI monitor during recording.

Blackmagic Camera 1.3 update is available now as a free download from the Apple App
Store, free of charge at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blackmagic-camera/id6449580241

Focus Pulling Bootcamp Sessions - ShotClass 04/04/2024

great courses for those wanting to move forward in our industry

Focus Pulling Bootcamp Sessions - ShotClass ShotClass is introducing bite-sized focus pulling practicals for crew wanting to learn or improve their focus pulling skill set to professional level. Running alongside our 1st AC/Focus Puller 5-day Masterclass, these 4 hour sessions offer participants the chance to learn alongside the certificate c...

21/03/2024

Some more magic...

Today we released Blackmagic Cloud Store 1.2 update which adds support for user authentication to Blackmagic Cloud Store and Cloud Store Mini. This provides greater security by offering administrator controlled access to read, write and edit privileges through secure user logins. This update also includes better syncing to Dropbox, displaying a warning when files will exceed the Dropbox size limit, as well as improved sync speed to Google Drive accounts.

We also announced a new 16TB model of our popular Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini network storage solution. In addition to increased storage, it features a high speed 10G Ethernet connection and four internal M.2 flash memory cards operating in parallel RAID 0 for extremely fast file access. With Dropbox and Google Drive live sync, files can be distributed between multiple units globally, for very fast local file access, even on lower cost internet connections.

Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini 16TB is available now for US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Learn more at www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccloudstoremini

Blackmagic Cloud Store 1.2 update is available now as a free download from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support

19/03/2024

More magic...

Today we released ATEM Switchers 9.3.3 update for ATEM Constellation 8K which adds audio mapping, allowing you to manually route audio channels from all SDI inputs to embedded audio channels in the SDI video outputs. This means you can connect a range of audio sources such as microphones and cameras and send them to various embedded audio outputs so they can be recorded on a HyperDeck. If the HyperDeck is set to multi channel audio recording then your recordings will have all the source audio you need for an audio engineer to completely remix your audio in post production.

In addition, this release adds colorspace and HDR override to ATEM Constellation 8K, allowing you to work with cameras that have a wider color gamut, up to Rec.2020. There are also a range of improvements to multiview for ATEM Constellation 8K, including the option to remove all borders, customize border colors, enable or disable labels individually, as well as improved quality in interlaced modes.

ATEM Switchers 9.3.3 update is available now as a free download from http://bmd.link/jNzLVC

GOLDA - Official Trailer 18/03/2024

GOLDA: IN CINEMAS NATIONALLY MAY 2

Starring Helen Mirren, Camille Cottin and Liev Schreiber

Helen Mirren brings Israel's historic Prime Minister Golda Meir to vivid life - Israel’s first and only female head of government. Golda is a ticking-clock thriller sharing the intensely dramatic events, high-stake responsibilities, and controversial decisions that Golda Meir – also known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel’ – faced during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Her actions, in impossible circumstances, would ultimately decide the fate of millions of lives.

Trailer:

GOLDA - Official Trailer GOLDA, starring Helen Mirren as Golda Meir, is a ticking-clock thriller sharing the intensely dramatic events, high-stake responsibilities, and controversial...

21/02/2024

More magic from our wonderful sponsor.

Today we announced Blackmagic Camera 8.5.1, the formal release of Blackmagic Camera 8.5 for Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2. This update adds support for Blackmagic Cloud workflows and allows you to upload clips from the camera’s new media pool to Blackmagic Cloud and even upload directly to DaVinci Resolve projects. The new feature for simultaneous proxy recording alongside Blackmagic RAW or ProRes means you can get your footage to the newsroom or edit suite in seconds, speeding up your workflow.

In addition, this update reduces SDI output latency. This means that when using the camera’s SDI output to follow the action or to feed displays such as massive screens at live events, there is minimal delay between what is happening live and on the display.

Blackmagic Camera 8.5.1 also adds support for Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming protocol for much lower latency streaming and more secure encrypted streams.

This update also has improvements for Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder and Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder G2 tally light by changing the ISO recording color from orange to yellow and allowing you to suppress preview or ISO tally in the URSA Broadcast G2's camera menu.

In addition, this update adds the ability to update and manage your camera via Ethernet, support for REST APIs for remote camera control, secure login and password support, network time protocol support, web media manager support, file transfer protocol support, selective tally color setting and SMB file sharing support.

This final release includes fixes for issues identified during beta testing, including general Blackmagic Cloud improvements, better pixel recalibration, more reliable data tethering with some Google Pixel phones, as well as improved H.265 and H.264 AV synchronization at 50, 59.94 and 60p on SDI out.

Blackmagic Camera 8.5.1 is available now as a free download from http://bmd.link/7KMMzo

2024 Filmmaking Fundamentals in the Digital Age 05/02/2024

Were you here? Photos from the fabulous 2024 Filmmaking Fundamentals for the Digital Age taught by DoP Con Filippidis January, 2024. at Thank you Con!

2024 Filmmaking Fundamentals in the Digital Age Taught by DoP/Cinematographer Con Filippidis - January 12 to 14, 2024

THE GREAT ESCAPER | Official Trailer 05/02/2024

THE GREAT ESCAPER: STARRING MICHAEL CAINE AND GLENDA JACKSON IN THEIR FINAL FILM ROLES

DIRECTED BY OLIVER PARKER

IN CINEMAS MARCH 7, 2024

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary.

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war.

Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (the late Glenda Jackson). The Great Escaper celebrates their enduring love, but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.

See two cinema greats – Michael Caine (who recently retired from acting) and the late Glenda Jackson – in their final on-screen roles.

VIEW THE TRAILER:

THE GREAT ESCAPER | Official Trailer In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on...

Photos from Atomos's post 22/01/2024

Thank you Atomos

13/01/2024

Editing day at Filmmaking Fundamentals for the Digital Age. We leaned how to edit on our phones yesterday but today Final Cut Pro and DaVince Resolve - an amazing program that is free for Mac and PC users.
Thanks to our amazing sponsors BlackmagicDesign, Panasonic and Atamos

13/01/2024

Learning editing tomorrow on the wonderful DaVinci Resolve Cut Page. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/event/davinciresolvedownload
After a hectic day of filming it will be good to have to sit down, and see if we got all the shots we needed for our music clip B rolls.
Another amazing day taught by DoP Con Filippidis.

Photos from Filmmaking Summer School at International House, Melbourne University's post 13/01/2024

Getting ready for the music clip at Filmmaking Fundamentals today

12/01/2024

The Atomos people demonstrating how to use their equipment today.

12/01/2024

Learning about editing tools at the 2024 Filmmaking Summer School

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