‘Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing’ – Christopher Nolan

That’s a wrap!

Filming is complete. Thank your actors, your crew and everyone who have been involved, the shoot has been a success! Now comes another fun stage, editing. This is where you see your masterpiece coming together before your eyes.

Now it doesn’t matter, what program you are using: Final Cut, Premier, iMovie or even Windows Movie Maker. All are great programs that will do the job effortlessly. Here are a few editing tips that will help improve your final product and will make your film play smoothly.

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Time to begin


My Deakin World Short Film Competition is open and there is $3500 worth of prizes up for grabs.Get some some tips to gt your entry started.

What is needed to start?

So, it’s go time but where to star filming your short film.t Don’t worry, Here’s a list of handy hints and tips to get you on your way!

Firstly it is ideal that you begin with your script and to track what camera you will be shooting with. But to do so you need to answer a few questions:

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inspiration-looking-man-mountainCongratulations to all for a fantastic Trimester One. Those of us (including me) that have just finished studying hard for our exams, they are over and now we have a extra couple of weeks off to soak up the….sun?  If only it was summer, oh well.

So whilst you are all rugged up by the fire, sipping on your double shot vanilla, soy milk, extra chocolate mocha chino, (just order a mocha people). Why not begin to plan you’re My Deakin World entry?

‘But Nathan,’ I hear you ask. ‘I have no idea where to begin’.

Well that’s what I’m here for. This week’s blog we are looking at how to find that extra spark of creativity.

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My Deakin World – categories

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.’ – Mark Twain

Sometimes the hardest part of completing a job or task is getting started.  Once you have started a path forward often becomes clear.  It is the same with entering My Deakin World – sometimes the hardest part of entering is getting started and making sure you have the right plan.

To make sure you make the best start we thought it would be best to outline the categories for this year’s My Deakin World short film competition.

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My Deakin World Short Film Competition – now open

The second annual My Deakin World Short Film Competition is officially open!  This is a your chance to showcase to everyone what your Deakin world entails.

If you win you could share in a prize pool of $3500 and your film will be shown at Deakin Edge at Federation Square!

As last year’s Pro/Guru category winner, I cannot begin to describe how amazing the Deakin Life short film competition was and the opportunities it opened for me.

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Calling aspiring film makers…

Calling all aspiring filmmakers, my name is Nathan Henderson, winner of the 2014 Pro/Guru category at last years ‘My Deakin World’ short film competition.

What’s that I hear you say ‘What’s My Deakin World?’ Find out….

I am ecstatic to have been brought on board for this year’s committee as a mentor to encourage, inspire and provide assistance to all looking to submit an entry into this year’s competition.

Over the following months I will be posting blogs with helpful hints, tips and my personal experience entering last year’s competition that will help you all put that extra ‘WOW’ factor into your films.

From PRO Filmmakers to those who have never made a film in their life, the following blogs will guide you into making your film stand out from rest of the crowd.

Last year’s event, held at Deakin Edge at Federation Square, was a great success, and this year’s competition promises to be even bigger and better. It is the perfect time to grab a camera/smartphone and showcase to the world what ‘Your Deakin World’ encompasses.

Good luck and get filming the competition opens soon!!

By Nathan Henderson