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Making Movies

Making Movies is a free online resource designed to help secondary students:

  • Develop an understanding of the stages of a film production - from the initial idea, through the process of making the film, to its screening in cinemas
  • Gain detailed insights into some of the many roles in the film production process
  • Explore some of the contemporary issues faced by the film production industry
  • Learn the skills they need to make their own films.

The Making Movies Teaching Resource is accompanied by 16 short, engaging video interviews with some of Australia’s leading screen professionals in roles ranging from producer to stunt performer, visual effects supervisor to marketing manager.

The Making Movies Teacher's Guide provides ‘driving instructions’ to assist teachers to use the Teaching Resource in the classroom. With discrete chapters, structured lesson plans, a PowerPoint presentation and a broad range of website links, the Guide is a thorough and accessible asset for all teachers.


Making Movies

A comprehensive resource detailing the stages of film production and the people involved in making movies, with guidelines to assist students to make their own films. A review of key issues highlights some challenges faced by the creative industries.

Teacher’s Guide

Classroom-ready lesson plans and learning activities, with suggested assessment tasks and marking criteria to assist teachers to meet curriculum requirements. Devised by VCE Media Teacher, Brett Lamb.


Interviews with crew members offer a behind-the-scenes view of the varied roles and collaborative nature of the filmmaking process.

Making Movies PPT

A PowerPoint presentation for VCE Media teachers to introduce Unit 2, Outcome 2 - Media Industry Production.


Revision cards for VCE Media Unit 2 to assist students to learn the stages and roles in the film production process.


A VCE Media assessment is available for teachers. Please email us for your confidential copy of this classroom-ready task.

Resources & Links for making a movie

Useful Links

Chapter 1: Film Production Stages

How to produce your independent film and actually make money

Infographic – how to make a film

Chapter 2: Film Production Roles

The Credits
Including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, learn what everyone does on a film set– from the armourer to the visual effects crew.
From an extensive and growing list of profiles, learn about the challenge of building sets for THE MAZE, composing music for WHIPLASH, the art of stop frame animation for THE BOX TROLLS or planning or executing stunts for SPECTRE.

Chapter 3: Industry Issues

A SAD DEMISE OF DVD STORES: A special tribute to the best video store in Australia. Watch the video created by the filmmakers at White Hedgehog.

How to finance an independent film

Screen 2030: Making My Content Pay

Pirate sites make a lot of money. How?

Links for making films

To assist students with filmmaking– from pre to post production and everything in between – click here