All FILMMAKING classes return in 3rd term - pending any Covid restrictions and Dept of health advice.​  

RAPA FILMMAKING

RAPA is proud to announce our students SUCCESSFUL SHORT FILMS at the 2019 Lantern & Light International Children's Film Festival.

THE LONELINESS ORB

Winner AUDIENCE AWARD & STUDENT JURY AWARD

https://vimeo.com/346667388

THE TYPEWRITER

FINALIST LANTERN & LIGHT AWARD FOR BEST LIVE ACTION - TEENS

https://vimeo.com/354792701

LAS FALLAS

Winner of the Best Documentary and Grand Prix runner up.

https://vimeo.com/344274257

RAPA is also proud to announce that RAPA's short film THE FOUR DREAMS was officially selected for the MICE Children's Film Festival in Valencia SPAIN. The MICE festival is a rare and very authentic festival that selects films 'made by students' from around the world. The selection of THE FOUR DREAMS is a great achievement for RAPA's young fimmakers.

https://vimeo.com/241639382

NEW enrolments for filmmaking will now be accepted for 2020.  NOTE: limited places available.

ENROLL NOW for 2020

From story-boarding, shooting, editing, and acting in front of camera, all students gain hands on practical experience, with the opportunity to see their films on the big screen.

Not only is RAPA’s filmmaking course an opportunity to make movies, it also engages students in critical thought by analysing how scenes are created and how the media constructs imagery to tell a story. 

RAPA FILM is a place where students will achieve their own film created from their own stories and imagination.  Equipment is provided.

 

Ages 8-11  

The excitement begins as we embark on a journey into story telling through the camera. Filmmaking is about creative teamwork, and here we begin to 

understand the collaborative nature of story telling on film. Kids work on simple storyboards through to shooting and editing and with this fun adventure a 

film is made.

 

Ages 12-14 

As well as the development of camera, sound and editing techniques; set scenes are created and interpreted, and students learn how to make choices as directors.

Genre’s are looked at, and student’s discover the many ways they can bring their story to the screen.  Here they create a short film.

 

Ages 15-18    

This becomes a closer focus on professional development with students finishing with a film that can be included in their portfolio. Advancing their 

understanding of directing for camera, working with actors, script writing and script interpretation, casting their film, as well as the operations of 

camera and sound. 

 

CREATIVE FILMMAKING - ACTING FOR SCREEN 

 

This class converges directing, acting, with camera angles and editing, into a creative process.

TECHNICAL CLASS   All ages.

This class concentrates on the technical aspects of filmmaking, Camera/lighting/direction/sound & editing.

All filmMaking classes cover aspects of these understandings, however in all other classes there is a concentration on the creative aspects of filmmaking: ie. story making and front-of-camera performance with the creation of a short film. This technical class concentrates on the technical side of the art and is most suitable for those students that see themselves mostly behind-the-camera. 

Classes are currently at Belgrave Library - Reynolds Lane.

Term Fee: $170 (includes filmmaking equipment )

to secure a place in a filmmaking class please fill in and return the enrollment form.

The ENROLLMENT FORM is available to download under CONTACT

Family discounts are available, as well as discounts for kids wanting to participate in more than one of RAPA's creative streams.

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Teacher/facilitator

Rainsford Towner:   

Film & Theatre

RAPA founder/director

LLICFF festival director

Rainsford has been acclaimed as ‘a creator and performer of visually breath taking theatre,’ La Monde; and is the recipient of 2 Australian Green Room 

awards and a Best Actor award from the International Panel of Theatre Critics, Cairo Festival. He has directed, devised and designed 27 seasons of 

contemporary dance and theatre works, including award winning productions such as ‘The Descent’, ‘Tearoom’ and controversial cutting edge 

transgressive works such as ‘The Nightgardener’ and ‘Sweet Flowers’.

As well as major Australian venues, his works have been performed on stages ranging from the Cairo Opera House - Egypt; to Topkapi Palace in Istanbul 

and Theatre Toursky in Marseille.  With ten international tours his company became the first Australian Arts company to officially tour the Middle East. 

As a filmmaker Rainsford began with the Sydney Filmmaker’s Co-op in the heady 1970’s making 16MM short films whilst also a Chief Projectionist for 

Village Roadshow. He went on to produce and direct documentaries, TVC’s and broadcast TV series for Image North Television as their Head of Production. 

Most recently he has worked for Dutch Television’s ‘The Great Race’, Firefly Films in Sth East Asia and filmed Australian content for New York academy 

award nominated producer Lilibet Foster’s feature ‘Be Here Now’ about Andy Whitfield.

He is passionate in helping young people realise their creative seed, and was commissioned to help facilitate the development of a ‘film in schools’ program 

throughout the Yarra Valley, resulting in over thirty short films being made by students at ten primary schools. He has mentored youth programs and 

worked with theatre for homeless youth.

NOTES: 

- all teachers and staff working with RAPA have a current Working With Children Check. 

- all classes have minimum and maximum class size. Secure a place now. Payment will not be due until final confirmation of class.