AFTRS Open, the short course program of the Australian Film Television and Radio School as a broad range of upcoming cinematography courses. These courses are taught by industry professionals in AFTRS state-of-the-art studios in Sydney.


Lighting Fundamentals (Roger Lanser)

Lighting Fundamentals (Roger Lanser)


Lighting Fundamentals
Award winning cinematographer Roger Lanser who has over 40 years industry experience will teach basic lighting skills in cinematography and how they apply to the visualization of a story or concept. You will look at natural light and artificial light, colour temperature, the use of Anti fill, cutters, diffusion gels and much more.
18 – 22 November, details & booking here
Six Scenes Every Cinematographer Should Know
Over five intensive days, join multi award winning cinematographer Steve Arnold (Disgrace, La Spagnola, Highlander) in AFTRS professional film studios for the tips and tricks you need to know to successfully plan, light and shoot six key scenes found in almost all film & TV scripts.
23 – 29 November, details & booking here
Data Wrangling On Set: File Based Cameras
This one day course is an introduction to managing data from file-based cameras in an on-set environment. Working in the AFTRS Studio, you will get an overview of all types of data and metadata from file-based cameras from manufacturers including Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Arri & Red and you will learn how to prepare for and manage this data confidently and responsibly in a high pressure on-set environment.
30 November, details & booking here




Summer School TV Camera, Sound & Lighting Skills
Anyone entering the TV industry needs to be able to “do it all.” It’s essential to be able to use a camera competently and this five day intensive course will give you the confidence and skills to say “I can do that. ”A great course. The inclusion of a lot of practical exercises was great for developing skills and getting some experience on the equipment.”
6 – 10 January 2014  OR  20 – 24 Januarydetails & booking here


Summer School: Filmmaking Intensive
Make a short film in just five days! Learn about the inner workings of crew roles on a film set while receiving hands-on experience operating HD cameras and working with professional picture and sound editors, all while collaborating to create, shoot and edit a short film. “The course was great. The lecturers were fantastic. The facilities were top of the line.”
20 – 24 January  OR  3 – 7 February OR 10-14 February, details & booking here


For a full list of short courses visit the AFTRS Open website




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