Kate is passionate about empowering people from diverse backgrounds to share their stories through the development of fundamental filmmaking techniques. Kate’s workshops are practical and collaborative for small groups to write, direct and edit a short film.
As a group, participants:
- Write a short script
- Draw storyboards
- Rehearse with actors
- Shoot the film
- Edit the film
At the end of the workshop, participants have the skills and the confidence to start to tell their own stories through film. These workshops have been run for a range of teenager and adult audiences including the LGBTI community, Regional Indigenous youth, low SES high school students, and more. The workshops can be half or full day, or a longer series run by Kate and her team.
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Previous workshops include:
“Making It Reel” Digital Storytelling Workshops for High School Students 2017
Kate was awarded a grant with Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Lecturer Adrian Holmes and Project Coordinator Donna Hensler to create and run a series of digital storytelling workshops for high school students to encourage participation in higher education, and more diverse voices to consider careers in the Australian film industry. Funded by the Higher Education Participation Program, the series involved 4 senior classes from local colleges (Glenroy, Thomastown, Sunbury and Essendon Keilor) participating in 3 workshops taught by VCA acting and film alumnus, culminating in a visit to the School of Film and Television where students wrote, shot and screened a film in one day.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival – Annual Event
The Queer Filmmaking Workshop provides an opportunity to amplify the voices of the LGBTIQ community by empowering real people to share their stories. Presented with The University of Melbournes Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), this workshop provided the opportunity to learn fundamental filmmaking techniques to a group of 16 participants. Kate hasvolunteered to run this program since 2015.
Short and Deadly – Workshops for Indigenous Youth in Morwell 2016
Through the Victorian College of the Arts, Kate travelled with a group of filmmakers to teach filmmakers skills for disengaged youth at Morwell’s Flexible Learning Option School. Over a week, students made films and proudly screened them for their parents and teachers at the end of the week.
Making Movies – Breadth Undergraduate subject at the University of Melbourne
As a tutor, Kate leads undergraduate students to work in small groups to make and screen several films during a week long intensive at the School of Film and Television, Victorian College of the Arts.