Learn the art of filmmaking

Published: 03 Jan 2020

Dudley Denny City Library is looking for 10 young people with an interest in filmmaking.

The library will be hosting a four-day short film class that is being offered free to young adults (aged 15 to 18).

The class will cover a range of movie-making skills during the 2.5 hours workshops, which run daily from 10am to 12.30pm.

Workshops kick off on Tuesday, January 7, and run until Friday, January 10.

Cr Fran Mann said the library had enlisted experienced local videographer Brenden Hayles to run the class.

“Brenden is rapidly making a name for himself in our region thanks to his eye-catching videography,” Cr Mann said.

“He works across a variety of mediums – from weddings and business shoots to music videos and sports and event coverage,” she said.

“There’s no doubt he has plenty of knowledge to pass on to budding film makers.”

Mr Hayles said the class would cover a wide range of skills.

“I’ll be showing participants how to conduct and film a documentary-style interview; we’ll film a short scene, learn the finer points of lighting a scene, discuss and go over audio gear and even do some editing,” Mr Hayles said.

“Participants are welcome to bring their own gear if they have it, but we have equipment on hand for the class,” he said.

“The main thing they need to do is get in quickly and book their spots, as there are limited spots available, so there’s a real risk of missing out if you delay.”

For more information, or to book a spot in the workshops, head to the library hub.