Nextwave Online for Teachers


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Bring filmmaking skills to your students.

The Coffs Coast’s Screenwave International Film Festival has launched a new national service for teachers to easily bring film education into the classroom – no previous experience required.

The aim of Nextwave Online is to also develop filmmaking skills in you as a teacher, and to provide your students new methods to showcase their excellence through film, such as in school work, national short film competitions, potential internship opportunities, careers in film and the creative industries, and so much more.

Purchase your school subscription to teach a complete introductory filmmaking course to you and your students, either in the classroom, or accessed remotely. Teachers are supported with companion guides for every episode, plus activity sheets and additional resources, along with direct support from the Nextwave team. 

Subscriptions run calendar year. 

Nextwave Online – Start to End Filmmaking  across ten modules:

  1. Starting the filmmaking journey
  2. Finding inspiration and story ideas
  3. How to develop a story for a short film
  4. Building your film world – costuming, make-up, and props
  5. Storyboarding, shot types, and getting organised before a film shoot
  6. Anatomy of a film camera – getting to know your equipment
  7. How to run a film set
  8. How to use video editing software to cut together a film
  9. Understanding beginner sound design and music for film
  10. How to get your short film seen by others

Subscription levels and benefits:

1. Small Class Package – You receive Nextwave Online access for up to 35 students and one teacher for $500.

2. Multiple Class Package – You receive Nextwave Online access for up to 120 students and three teachers for $800.

3. Whole School Package – You receive Nextwave Online access for unlimited students and eight teachers for $1,550.

Purchase any of the above Nextwave Online subscriptions and receive access to a heap of resources including companion guides and activity sheets to accompany every episode, additional resources, a dedicated teacher support system, and access to the Nextwave Short Film Archive, a curated selection of the best short films from previous Nextwave competitions. 

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