Port Shorts 2017 Masterclass Workshops

The Port Shorts Masterclass Series has been developed to bring some of Australia’s finest actors, producers, cinematographers, stunt coordinators and youth film educators to Far North Queensland to deliver workshops for emerging filmmakers from regional Australia to give them the confidence and skills to further develop or help establish their career in the film industry.

The Masterclass Series is tailored to allow filmmakers the opportunity to select the field they would most like to further their skills or potentially participate in more than one workshop.

FILM ACTING WITH PETER PHELPS
One of Australia’s best-known actors shares his insights on everything from useful warm-up techniques to bringing your character to life for the cameras with directors and other actors.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

CAMERA TECHNIQUE, LENSING & LIGHTING WITH WARWICK FIELD
Learn how to gain traction in feature film shooting, explore technical and creative preparation of key scenes and principal photography with cinematographer Warwick Field, Victorian president of the Australian Cinematographers Society.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

THE DIRTY DETAILS OF PRODUCING A FEATURE FILM WITH MATT HEARN & KAREN JONES
Wolf Creek Producer Matt Hearn and Kitefish Films’ Karen Jones give emerging and would-be film producers the dirty details of what they need to know and the best ways to approach getting their film project on to the big screen.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

COORDINATING ACTION SCENES FOR FILM WITH LAWRENCE WOODWARD
Let the stunt coordinator for Mad Max 4: Fury Road show you how to achieve Hollywood-quality action scenes on a shoestring budget and explain what it takes to properly coordinate awesome action for the big screen.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

THE INSPIRATION & REALITY OF MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION WITH NATASHA PINCUS
Gain insights into the creative process involved in making music videos, from their inspiration to the reality of production, with producer/director of acclaimed music videos for musicians such as Gotye, Paul Kelly, Powderfinger and Missy Higgins.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

WRITING FOR THE RECTANGLE: THE SCREENPLAY AS CRAFT WITH KIER SHOREY
It doesn’t sound romantic, but writing for the screen is more carpentry than calligraphy. And because all good tradies need good tools, Australian Film Industry Award-nominated screenwriter Kier Shorey is here to help from first idea to final pitch.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

DRONES FOR FILM WITH STEPHEN OH
Stephen Oh and his team from XM2 have showcased their drone skills on blockbusters including Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and are delivering a hands-on demonstration on how to get the most out of your machine.
40 SPOTS ONLY – $30 per person

CAPE TRIBULATION LIVE READ WITH STEPHEN CURRY & MATT HEARN
Participate in a read through of the script for Cape Tribulation that Matt and Steve have developed for a clever heist film to be shot in Port Douglas which is in pre-production.
20 SPOTS ONLY – $20 per person

PORT SHORTS YOUNG FILMMAKERS MASTERCLASS – An intensive full-day introduction to the film industry with Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Queensland, sound engineer Andrew Killengray and the Port Shorts Masterclass panel for school-aged filmmakers up to 18 years.

50 SPOTS ONLY – $10 per person

There are limited spaces for all Masterclass Series workshops, so REGISTER NOW on the form below.
If you live outside Far North Queensland, you needs to book at least two nights accommodation with one of our awesome Port Shorts Masterclass Series Gold Sponsors along with your workshop place. Without the support of our Port Shorts Masterclass Series Gold Sponsors, there would be no workshops and we’ve done all the hard work for you by sourcing an awesome choice of resorts where our workshop presenters will also be staying so you can holiday like a movie mogul.
If you live in Far North Queensland, you can simply book your preferred Port Shorts Masterclass Series workshops without the need to book an accommodation package.
For any special requests such as multiple filmmakers staying in the one resort room, simply make a booking for the first filmmaker and tell us your preferences for the other filmmakers in the comments section of the booking form.
Your preferred accommodation can be booked with your workshops below.
If you have any queries, just send us an email at info@portshorts.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Accommodation Options

Club Tropical Resort

Located in the heart of Port Douglas, Club Tropical’s spacious self-contained Studio Rooms and Apartments offer the perfect option to explore the tropics and get inspired. Perfectly positioned at the corner of Macrossan St and Wharf St, Club Tropical Resort is within easy walking distance to many award winning restaurants, boutique shops and the iconic Sunday Markets, the Marina and Four Mile Beach.

Tropical Studio Apartment
$140 per night (1-2 Guests)

Tropical décor in reef & rainforest colours, alfresco kitchenette and outdoor setting on your private balcony/terrace with views of either the village, the lagoon pool or Dickinson Inlet. Queen or twin bedding on request and subject to availability. Can accommodate 2 guests.

Club Studio Apartment
$170 per night (1-2 Guests)

Modern, neutral décor, alfresco kitchenette and outdoor setting on your private balcony/terrace with village views, or overlooking the lagoon pool or Dickinson Inlet. Queen or twin bedding on request and subject to availability. Can accommodate 2 guests.

Tropical 1-Bedroom Apartment
$195 per night (1-3 Guests)

Tropical décor reflects our beachside location. Separate bedroom with ensuite bathroom, living area and alfresco kitchenette on your private balcony/terrace overlooking Port Douglas village, Dickson Inlet or the water gardens. Queen or twin bedding on request and subject to availability. Can accommodate up to 3 guests.

Club 1-Bedroom Apartment
$220 per night (1-3 Guests)

Neutral toning with a light airy feel. Separate bedroom with ensuite bathroom, living area and alfresco kitchenette on your private balcony/terrace overlooking Port Douglas village, Dickson Inlet or the water gardens. Queen or twin bedding on request and subject to availability. Can accommodate up to 3 guests.

2-Bedroom Sun Light Suite
$245 per night (Up to 4 Guests)

Tropical inspired décor. Single level apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, open plan living area and with alfresco kitchenette on your private balcony overlooking the lagoon pool. King or twin bedding on request. Can accommodate up to 4 guests.

2-Bedroom Sun Bird Suite
$275 per night (Up to 4 Guests)

Pacific inspired décor. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the entry level. On the upper level the open plan living area and full kitchen lead out to your private balcony overlooking Dickinson Inlet. King or twin bedding on request. Can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Dreamcatcher Apartments

Owned and operated by your host, these 12 luxury beachside apartments are only steps to the beach. Stunning architecture, grounds, energy and warmth envelope your senses into absolute tropical bliss sculptured for a true holiday. An experience full of colour, quality and memories that will make it feel like home, with the personal touches that add something special to the experience.

Studio Apartment
$179 per night (up to 4 guests)

Ground floor unit with 55 metres floor space, containing a kitchenette (2 burner ceramic hob), fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery, patio, queen bed, ensuite bathroom, walk in wardrobe, Bohemian style lounge/entertainment corner, flat screen tv, wifi access.

1-Bedroom Apartment
$220 per night (1-4 Guests)

Ground floor unit with 65 metres floor space, containing a kitchen (4 burner ceramic hob), fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery, patio, separate bedroom with king bed, ensuite bathroom, walk in wardrobe, lounge/entertainment corner, flat screen TV and wifi access.

2-Bedroom Apartment
$375 per night (Up to 4 guests)

A combination of 1 x Luxury 1 Bedroom and 1 x Deluxe Studio floor unit with 120 metres floor space, containing a kitchen (4 burner ceramic hob), fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery, 2 x balcony, separate bedroom with king bed, studio queen bed, 2 x ensuite bathroom, walk in wardrobe, lounge/entertainment corner, flat screen TV and wifi access.