It's time to prepare your production by designing, organising and building your film. | taught by Richard Pritchard

Lesson Description

Pre-Production is the stage for further developing ideas and planning before Production filming begins. It includes gathering and choosing your cast and crew, Rehearsing, designing costumes and sets. Choosing locations and working out when people and places are free to film. If you going to film a food fight, now is when you decide what you need and how you will execute your plan.  Everything gets planned and created for the big day of filming.

This Stage will prepare you to start filming your short film.

Lessons in Stage 2: Pre-Production 

Lesson 5: Cast & Crew
Lesson 6: Sets, Props & Costumes

Students will:

  1. Choose Cast and Crew.
  2. Fill out lanyards (Name tags).
  3. Design costumes.
  4. Design and plan sets and props.
  5. Plan shooting locations.
  6. Chose your ‘All is Lost’ Battle option.

    Deep learning objectives: Critical Thinking, Character, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication.

*Note: Lesson curriculum may change

Richard Pritchard
Richard Pritchard

With over 10 years experience Richard works as a VFX Artist/Director. He has worked on a wide range of highend commercials and feature films including Happy Feet 1 & 2, The Great Gatsby, Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Richard has worked in many of Australia’s top film and animation studios including Sydney’s Animal Logic. He also worked for and with Australia's most awarded film director George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) for six years.

Lesson Curriculum

Stage 2: Pre-Production