FFA Foundations

This is an advanced program, taught by industry professionals and using professional level equipment, from capture to edit.  

It is designed for serious young creatives.  

Students follow a college level curriculum and produce works which are applied to festivals, competitions and scholarship applications.  

Each class lasts one hour and students can choose a core class  and then add more subjects if they wish.

Foundations Classes

Film Retro

Thursday 5.00pm

Film Retro

This class embraces film studies, covering film language, theory and history, however, we’re adding a twist.  Students will use super 8 cameras and hands on editing to apply the theory to practice.

Thursday 5.30pm

Filmmaking

Wednesday 6.30pm

Filmmaking

Students create original festival level short films as they learn the art and craft of film making.  While we cover some story development in this class, Story lab is the class for more in depth script studies, formatting etc.

Wednesdays 6.30pm

Editing

Wednesday 5.30pm

Editing

Students are given a range of ready shot projects which they then use to create while studying the professional processes, techniques and technologies involved in editing.

Wednesdays 5.30pm

Story Lab

Wednesday 5.30pm

Story Lab

Whether it’s destined for page or screen, we explore the fundamentals of story telling, both fact and fiction across a range of disciplines, including script, narrative, documentary and journalism.

Wednesdays 5.30pm

Documentary

Wednesday 6.30pm

Documentary Maker

Students learn every aspect of the documentary making process – including interview techniques, contextual filming, storytelling and cohesion, sound and lighting on location and crafting in edit.  Documentary students work with cinematographers and editors from the Foundations program.

Wednesdays 6.30pm

Photography

Thursday 6.00pm

Photography Masterclass

This class is designed for serious photographers.  Students cover elements from visual storytelling to camera operations and techniques.  Students submit to competitions and exhibitions as well as producing photo journalism projects for local media.

Thursdays 6.00pm

Join Foundations

Foundations classes cannot be booked online – acceptance to the program is by Application or Invitation only.  

If you are interested in applying please contact us using the form opposite – please include the student’s name and age.

Foundations Contact Form

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Foundations Wall

  • 'The Pen' - official poster for this festival entry short film.
  • Pastor Scott Billue of Matthews Hope being interviewed by Foundations Documentary students.
  • Filming 'The Pen'
  • Foundations students filming 'Colors of Innocence' - winner of Boynton Beach film festival
  • Cole Parker - Foundations editor
  • Jade Morrison - Foundations photographer - this photo by Brittain Rainville for an exhibition in City Hall.
  • Photo by Brittain Rainville - Foundations photographer.
  • Wyatt Parks - Foundations documentary student - Director & Storyteller for the Matthews Hope 'Our Story' documentary.