Intro Courses – Film/TV, Photography, Animation and Acting.

Kick-start your filmmaking career with hands on courses on Film & Television Production, PhotographyAnimation and Acting. Are you interested in full time study? Take the first step by completing the introductory course! These courses are held several times per year and are highly recommended for anyone considering a diploma course.

Introduction to Film & Television Production Course

  • South Seas Intro Course - FTV2017 Dates

    Jul 11 – 13, 2017 *Full
    Sept 26 – 28, 2017
    Dec 5 – 7, 2017

    Minimum age: 15 years

    Daily duration: 9.00am to 4.30pm

    Venue: South Seas Film & Television School, 75 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland

    Cost: $287.50 (inc GST)

    Discounted cost: $250 (inc GST) – if paid by one month prior to course start date.

    For all enquiries, please contact Robyn@southseas.co.nz or on 09‐444‐3253 ext 201

  • Film & Television Course Details

    Each course consists of 3 days practical exercises during which students receive intensive hands‐on practical experience in using professional video cameras with on-board video recorders for location recording, audio recording equipment, computer non linear editing suites and multi‐camera television studio production facilities.

    Other relevant aspects such as on‐camera presentation, interviewing, basic directing and production skills are also covered. Students will be involved in the production of actual short programme items on a team work basis as well as individually completing a short video item, which is designed to let them express their own creativity. Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate confirming their course participation and the production skills covered.

    During the course students are carefully assessed to evaluate potential for further study and work in the media industry. Students who successfully complete the Introductory Course will be given favourable consideration for the 1 year full time Film & Television Production Diploma Course. However, this consideration does not in any way automatically guarantee a position, full time course applicants need to complete an interview.

    To enrol, please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

Introduction to Photography Course

  • South Seas Intro Course - Photography2017 Dates

    June 20 – 21, 2017
    Oct 10 – 11, 2017

    Minimum age: 15 years

    Daily duration: 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Venue: South Seas Photography School, 75 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland

    Cost: $189.75 (incl. GST)

    Discounted cost: $165 (incl. GST) – if paid by one month prior to course start date. Payments must be received at 1 week prior to course commencement.

    For all enquiries, please contact Robyn@southseas.co.nz or on 09‐444‐3253 ext 201

  • Photography Course Details

    During the course students receive intensive hands‐on experience in using professional digital photographic cameras, lenses and accessories, along with a range of professional studio flash equipment in the schools photographic studios. There will be exercises on lighting and exposure and the practical aspect of the course ensures that every participant interacts with the studio equipment to produce their own photographs. Please note that attendees need to bring their own DSLR camera, memory card, USB memory stick or any kind of personal hard drive (Apple Mac compatible) The same image processing and image evaluation training practices used on the full time diploma course will be used during the short course.

    Upon completing the course, students will receive a certificate confirming their course participation and the production skills covered. During the course all students are assessed in order to evaluate their potential for further study and work in the photographic, editorial, graphic arts and advertising industries. Students who successfully complete the introductory course will be given favourable consideration for the full time Diploma in Digital Photography. However, this consideration does not in any way automatically guarantee a position on the diploma course.

    To enrol, please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

Introduction to Animation Course

  • South Seas Intro to Animation2017 Dates

    July 11 – 13, 2017
    Sept 26 – 28, 2017
    Dec 5 – 7, 2017

    Minimum age: 16

    Previous experience: Some drawing experience

    Daily duration: 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Venue: South Seas Animation School,
    1/75 Ellice Rd, Glenfield, Auckland

    Cost: $287.50 (incl GST)

    Discounted cost: $250 (incl GST) – if paid by 1 month prior to course start date.

    For all enquiries, please contact Robyn@southseas.co.nz or on 09‐444‐3253 ext 201

  • Animation Course Details

    This 3 day introductory course is designed to give students an insight into the methods and techniques taught and training practices used on the 2‐year full time Diploma in Animation Production course.

    Students learn about animation from industry experienced animators and artists. Gain experience in many of the techniques used in animation including character design, Maya software tools & workflow, 3D character posing & expressions, life drawing class including live model, painting digital textures for 3D models, effects animation, and Flash animation. Digital resources and drawing materials provided. Topics covered may vary between workshops.

    At the end of the course, students receive a certificate of completion and take away their favourite pieces of animation work which may include digital stills, animated clips and hard copy sketches they have worked on. Students should bring a USB storage device on the final day to transfer any digital versions of their work.

    The course tutors will also take time to discuss and answer questions about animation industry careers and the content and training methods of the South Seas 2 year full time Diploma in Animation Production.

    To enrol, please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

Introduction to On Screen Acting

  • South Seas Intro Course - On Screen Acting2017 Dates

    July 12 – 14, 2017
    Sept 27 – 29, 2017
    Dec 6 – 8, 2017

    Minimum age: 15 years

    Daily duration: 9.00am – 4.30pm

    Venue: South Seas On Screen Acting School,
    75 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland

    Cost: $287.50 (incl. GST)

    Discounted cost: $250 (incl. GST) – if paid by one month prior to course start date

    For all enquiries, please contact Robyn@southseas.co.nz or on 09‐444‐3253 ext 201

  • On Screen Acting Course Details

    This 3 day introductory course is designed to give students an insight into the methods and techniques taught and training practices used on the South Seas 1 year full time On Screen Acting Diploma course.

    Each student will have the opportunity to work in front of the camera in ad lib situations, with scripts, individually and in pairs. Work is recorded and reviewed throughout the course, enabling students to identify their potential as actors within the Film and TV industry.

    Basic acting technique and script analysis is touched on, as is auditioning and commercial work. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate confirming their participation. During the course all students are carefully assessed to evaluate their potential for further study at the school. Assessments include ability to focus, take direction, learn and interpret lines as well as ensemble work.

    To enrol, please use the application form at the bottom of the page.

These courses are written by South Seas and are not registered with NZQA. Please refer to terms and conditions before applying.

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    Intro Course Fees

    Film & TV Production
    Course fee: $287.50
    Discounted*: $250

    Animation
    Course fee: $287.5
    Discounted*: $250

    On Screen Acting
    Course fee: $287.50
    Discounted*: $250

    Photography
    Course fee: $189.75
    Discounted*: $165

    *if paid by one month prior to course start date.

    All prices include GST.