Introduction to Filmmaking for young creatives

Fancy being an actor, director, camera operator, or editor? Then our new filmmaking course is for you!

This course will immerse students in the world of filmmaking from pre-production to final cut. Students will explore acting and filmmaking principles, then collaborate on a script to tell a story through film. Actors will be transported to different worlds through the power of green screen. Technical skills, cinematography, editing, acting for screen, script work, directing and many more areas will be explored.

Course Outline:

This 17 week course will run on Monday’s throughout Term 1 and Term 2. Students will have the opportunity to experience being behind and in front of the camera.

This exciting and fun Intro to Filmmaking requires passionate and dedicated creative minds.

This will be a challenging course and you will need to be committed to work as a team to create a collaborative short film.

NB: A commitment to attend regularly across two terms is expected and is a pre-requisite for this course.

Timetable and Enrolment


Term 1 | 8 Mondays

Start: 12 Feb 2018
Finish: 9 Apr 2018
Monday's 4.00pm - 5.30pm   (No Class 2 April (Easter Monday))

Term 2 | 9 Mondays

Start: 30 Apr 2018
Finish: 2 Jul 2018
Monday's 4.00pm - 5.30pm   (No Class 4 June (Queen's Birthday))

Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre
Jo Rogers, Jess Weichler
Target Market
Girls and Boys aged 10-13 years
(incl GST)
$450 for whole course running over Terms 1 and 2 2018

Enrol here

Jo Rogers

Jo Rogers

Jo Rogers has vast experience in using various mediums such as screen and theatre to encourage and develop an understanding of real world issues.

Jo has worked as a project director and artistic manager on various events as well as tutoring and lecturing in Tertiary Education.

She has been involved in short films, television, theatre and musical productions bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes. Recently her work has included directing the stage show of Disney’s The Lion King involving 420 primary and intermediate school students. Prior to that she directed Disney’s Jungle Book in which both were very successful. Jo Rogers is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at university; she attended the Performing Arts School in Auckland in the early 90s.

Whether you want to be a movie star, change the world, develop confidence or just have fun, the opportunity of being involved in challenging theatre and screen workshops, exploring various acting techniques, performance skills and improvisation, will encourage and stimulate your intellect and creativity.

Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler is a media arts educator at the MakerBox.

Ever since childhood she has been creating digital worlds through game design. Aside from a few lessons learnt from her 8-year old students, she is self-taught in the Scratch programming language, the Processing java subset, and a robotic Hummingbird micro-controller. She has taught these skills since 2012, and her courses are still in use both locally and abroad in the United States.


Our Location

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243