Our Adventure Film School has been running since 2011 and has an impressive reputation producing more than a few award winning film makers. This has been a popular two or five day course.
For 2023 we are running a five day course aimed at intermediate film makers who have either completed our two day course, or have made some of their own simple films.
Dates are: June 26 to 30 in Wanaka. Monday to Friday.
The Adventure Filmmakers School is an amazing opportunity for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the instruction and guidance of industry leading professionals in their fields. Around six highly skilled film industry professionals will run modules on topics like: producing/development/storytelling, directing/safety/interviews, audio, camera work, editing, special effects, with a final day of student editing and mentorship.
During this 5 day programme participants will learn insider skills to hone their craft, strengthen their narratives, interact with fellow filmmakers, and will receive tutoring throughout the course.
The school has a definite adventure focus. So filming in the outdoors, around and in water, up and down mountains, in the backcountry.
By the end of the course you should have a good understanding of how to plan an adventure film, write a story, apply for funding, compose and film it, do interviews and record quality sound, edit the footage, adding basic animation and effects then polish off the film for submitting to Film Festivals, or just to show your family or friends.
Who is the Course For?
The course is aimed at people who have done some basic film making, who know how to run a camera and do basic editing on FCPX or Adobe Premiere Pro. People with a little camera experience.
Advanced amateurs, or starting out professionals. Past 2 day AFS students.
The student numbers will be limited to 12 and you must be 16 years or older.
Monday June 26 to Friday June 30, 2023.
The Studio Space, in Spencer House Mall, 18/31 Dunmore St, Wanaka.
How to Register
Registrations open April 1, 2023.
2023 Tutors TBC (so far we have)
Ross Mackay specialises in remote access video and photo, aerial video and photography. Based in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand he has grown up being integrated into this beautiful and rugged part of the world which has shaped the way he approaches the work he does. He loves to ski, kite, fly, ride and walk his way around the mountains of New Zealand. His experience spans a multitude of projects including art department, pre-production, aerial videography, data wrangling and management. He has worked on a variety of projects from Discovery channel segments, Air New Zealand online advertising content to shooting Television series and long form content.
Trinity Ludlow-Hudson is an award winning editing specialist with over 20 years experience. Her dedication to her craft, drive for excellence and passion for story telling are the values she founded Monarch Post Production. Trinity prides herself on her professionalism and technical prowess, but it is the art of communicating ideas, turning concepts into stories and infusing creativity and emotion into every project that sets us her apart from the rest.