Introduction to Movie Making

Has your child every wanted to make professional looking home videos or even their own movies? Do they want to learn how to add in special effects? Then this is the course for them.

2020 Summer School Holiday Courses

Dates: Thursday 9 January to Friday 10 January 2020

2 Full Days: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: New Town High School, 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open to any student

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Term 4 Courses

Waimea Heights Primary School
Dates: Thursday 31 October – 5 December 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: 12 Balfour Court, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Waimea Heights students only

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Home School
Dates: Tuesday 5 November – 10 December 2019

6 Consecutive weeks:
10:00 am – 11:30am
Location: Coder College Offices, Suite 3B 236 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open to any student

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Course Information


Whether it is to learn how to edit you own home videos or plan, shoot and edit your own short films this course will teach you the skills to get started. We cover topics from how to add special effects to story boards and lighting as you go through and create your own movies to share with family and friends.


(Note: If you dont know what level to enrol your child start them in Level 1. We will assess them once they start and move them to the level that most suits their abilities)

Level 1
This course is designed for the budding film maker where no experience is necessary. We focus on introducing filming and editing techniques. Using everyday videoing devices they will learn the basics of filming, exporting footage, editing, inserting text and adding special effects.

Level 2
Building on concepts and knowledge gained in the “Introduction to Movie Making Level 1” course, your child will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Movie Making. In this course they will continue developing their understanding through the use of more complex special effects, story boards, lighting, angles, etc, taking their Movies to the next level.

Level 3
The third part of the Introduction to Movie Making courses, here we build on the skills developed in the previous 2 parts. In this course they will take their Movie Making and special effect skills to the next level as they use what they have learnt to create a short film of their own design.


Suitable for ages 8+


This course requires no previous experience.

What to bring

Lunch (if attending the full day course), Snacks (no nuts please), and a drink. We provide all the computers.


We provide all the computers, equipment and software. Yet if your child does have a video device (this can even be a mobile/ipod, etc) they may choose to bring this along.


Holiday Courses:
2 Full Days
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Term Courses:
6 Saturdays (1.5 hours per session)
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm


By the successful completion of these courses they will be ready to design and film their very own home made movies.

NB: Courses will run subject to a minimum number attending.