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Feature Film Scheduling


Thu 10 Sep 2015, 6:15pm–9:15pm
Thu 17 Sep 2015, 6:15pm–9:15pm
Thu 24 Sep 2015, 6:15pm–9:15pm
Thu 1 Oct 2015, 6:15pm–9:15pm

Where: Metro Screen, Corner of Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: metro

“The tutor has extensive knowledge of the topic – more than expected.”

"The course exceeded my expectations."

One of the single biggest obstacles to moving from making shorts to feature-length projects is the complexity of the schedule. How do I know how much time to allocate to a scene? How do I navigate the availability of actors, locations and crew to create a schedule that works?

This practical course will give you hands-on experience breaking down and scheduling a feature film using Movie Magic Scheduler, the internationally-recognised industry standard scheduling software. You will develop the skillls and knowledge to make your long-form projects a reality.

You will learn:
- Breaking down a feature-length script for scheduling purposes
- The film scheduling process
- How to navigate the availability of actors, locations and crew with success
- How to work with the script supervisor to ensure your schedule is achievable to the official script timings
- Using strip board schedules and Movie Magic Scheduling software

Industry Tutor:
Serena Hunt has been contributing to the film and television industry for over 20 years, at a local and international level. From humble beginnings as a runner on the feature film Dark City, she worked her way up to first assistant director for a range of TV series and feature films. In 1994 she studied film production at the Vancouver Film School. This intensive course put her name on two short films and a documentary.

From 1999 to 2002 Serena travelled the world, living and working both sides of the Atlantic, where she landed a role as first assistant director on cult festival favourite The Last Horror Movie. Upon her return to Australia she became an integral part of the team behind Paul Fenech’s SBS series Fat Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers and Housos. This led to her work as first assistant director on two feature films: Housos Vs Authority and Fat Pizza Vs Housos. She also found time to work with AFTRS students, guiding young filmmakers to make their own short films.

Serena develops and creates her own projects including her short film Kerplonk, which screened at the AACTA-accredited Byron Bay International Film Festival in 2012.

In recent years, Serena was first assistant director on feature film Forbidden Ground, second assistant director on feature film Terminus, first assistant diretor on web series Airlock, and on a number of documentary recreation shows for Beyond Productions. Serena attributes her passion for film and television to watching too much of it as a child.