MyState Student Film Festival: Media Workshops

Take your MyState Student Film Festival project to the next level with free workshops presented by The Media School at the University of Tasmania. Over the year, three workshops will be presented covering pre-production essentials, audio visual production, and finally editing.

The workshops will be presented by Andy Terhell, Associate Lecturer at The Media School.

Workshop 1: Shoot for the Stars – Planning your Shoot

Now we’re getting into the juicy stuff, planning our shoots. This workshop will introduce framing techniques that help you capture the emotion of your story, storyboards to create sequences that add pace and dynamism to your film and equipment and technical requirement to ensure that it all goes close to plan (it never goes to plan) on shoot days.

  • In this workshop you will learn about:
  • Storyboarding
  • Creating sequences
  • Equipment and technical requirements
  • Writing and using a shot list
  • Planning your shoot

When and Where

Wednesday 7 July, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at The Media School

What to Bring

Any filming equipment that you plan to use, and we will help you set it up and troubleshoot.


Capacity is limited to 20 students.

Workshop 2: Make it Shine – Editing and Fixing the Post

Now that you’ve captured your content, it’s time to put all the pieces together. In this workshop we will introduce editing techniques that piece your content together into a smooth flowing and engaging film.

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Editing workflows
  • Compositions and sequences
  • Effects and transitions
  • Improving vision and audio

When and Where

Tuesday 28 September, 12:00pm to 2:00pm at The Media School

What to Bring

The Media School has iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro and IMovie installed. If you have your own laptop that you’d like to bring, then please feel free to do so. If not, you will need an external hard drive with your project file and all of your footage loaded on to it in order to work on your project.

It is important that you have your project file and all of your original footage. We recommend bringing an exported video file of your movie as well.


Capacity is limited to 15 students.