Learn how to make a Blockbuster Movie! | taught by Richard Pritchard

Lesson Description


The BEAT Film Foundation course is a project-based unit of work. The film project is an exciting and creative process, that develops transferable knowledge and skills that students can use across curriculum areas through to their personal and ultimately professional lives.

For Students:
This course covers the 5 Stages of Film Production which is taught through 10 Lessons that reveal writing structures, filmmaking processes and planning used in many Blockbuster films. By the end of this course, you will have gained a great introduction into filmmaking and have the ability to plan and create your own films.

For Teachers:
This course can be used as a guide with your class to create a short film or be given to a group of students as a
self-directed project.


Many of our lessons include

  1. Pre made templates.
  2. Student Production Journal PDF's
  3. Step by step video guides
  4. Student success criteria
  5. Student Workshop Exercises.
  6. Extension time options

System Requirements for the course: 

  1. Internet connection


  1. Internet connection

Hardware for the course:

  • iPad/camera for filming 
  • iMovie/Power Director 
  • Google Drive or similar.
  • Microphone (optional)

*Note: Lesson curriculum may change

Richard Pritchard
Richard Pritchard

With over 10 years experience Richard works as a VFX Artist/Director. He has worked on a wide range of highend commercials and feature films including Happy Feet 1 & 2, The Great Gatsby, Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Richard has worked in many of Australia’s top film and animation studios including Sydney’s Animal Logic. He also worked for and with Australia's most awarded film director George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) for six years.

Lesson Curriculum

Production Planning