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Make Noise.



Film Makers

No one does film like Tantrum.

Tantrum is pleased to be offering film and digital media workshops in 2024.

Term 1 2024

Content Creators

Ages 9-14

Get ready for a content creation blast! 🚀 Dive into storytelling, filming, and editing fun. Perfect for young vloggers, filmmakers, and social media stars in the making. Join us to turn your ideas into stellar digital adventures!

In this 8 week course participants will be hands-on with cameras, microphones, lights, storyboards, and as performers in front of the camera. 

Our weekly after-school film and digital media workshops in Merewether are designed for young people to learn the skills of camera operation, digital storytelling, scripting, animation, editing, and on-camera performance.

In all our workshops, we support and empower young people to take ownership of the creative process. Participants will share their ideas, connect with others, and engage in digital experiments. Every participant stands to grow in confidence and creativity while having fun and making new friends.

2024 registrations are open now.



Ages 9-14: Mondays 4-6PM ($275 per 8 week term)

Term Dates

Season 1
Monday 12 February – Monday 8 April
(8 weeks, excluding Public Holiday on 1 April)
Season 2
Monday 6 May – Monday 1 July
(8 weeks, excluding Public Holiday on 10 June)

What will we do each week?

Below is the schedule of activities for Season 1. The workshops are structured so that each week the participants will learn new skills which culminate in the making of a new film by the end of the Season.

Monday 12 February  Episode 1: Pilot 
  • Get to know the group through games 
  • Phone, Camera, Action! 
  • Find out through practical activities the secret modes that smart phones have, and how we can break or manipulate them for better film making 


Monday 19 February  Episode 2: Hello Expensive Cameras 
  • Get acquainted with Tantrum’s film making inventory including cameras, microphones, lighting, editing software, and more 
  • Scavenger Hunt through shots and camera tricks 
Monday 26 February  Episode 3: How to make a film with no plan 
  • It’s in the title – participants will be given free rein to make an advertisement 
  • What can we learn in hindsight about project planning? 
  • Also – microphone eitiquette 
Monday 4 March  Episode 4: Be a Pro in Premiere Pro 
  • Introduction to Premiere Pro and other software we’ll be using for editing 
  • Creating shortcut cheat sheets 
  • How do we sort files – sounds boring but is so necessary! 
Monday 11 March  Episode 5: We’ll Fix It In Post 
  • Now that we have a product, how can we fix the planning errors to make a good film? 
Monday 18 March  Episode 6: Ok, What If We… 
  • Introduction to planning, including scripting, prop list, call sheet, equipment list, storyboarding 
Monday 25 March  Episode 7: But I Want To… 
  • Participants will finalise their first film projects today, with the premiere of the films to happen in the final week 
Monday 1 April  PUBLIC HOLIDAY – no workshop today 
  • Relax 🙂 
Monday 8 April  Episode 8: Red Carpet 
  • Premiere of the films 
  • Discussion, feedback, a-ha moments 
  • Brainstorm for next season – what will we make? 

Workshops are delivered by experienced film makers and facilitators. Our facilitators have current First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training, and current NSW Working With Children Checks.

How to Enrol

Enrol online for Tantrum’s weekly drama workshops through our online portal. Once you click on a workshop below you will be taken to the Tantrum Youth Arts Portal and will need to create a log in. You can download a quick guide to getting started on the Tantrum Online Portal here.

Please get in touch if you have any difficulties creating your log in or completing an online enrolment.

Once you complete your enrolment(s) you will receive an invoice for workshop fees prior to the start of Season 1. Fees can be paid via credit/debit card and direct deposit.


Discounts and Payment Options

We accept Creative Kids Vouchers. You can redeem your voucher after you enrol. Information about how to do this is provided in your enrolment confirmation email.

We offer flexible payment plans to all families. Information on how to set up a payment plan is provided in your enrolment confirmation email.

We offer discounts for multiple siblings and students enrolled in multiple workshops. 10% off for 2 siblings/classes, 20% off for 3 siblings/classes, 25% off for 4 siblings or more. These discounts are applied to your invoices automatically.

OPEN Scholarships are available for young people experiencing disadvantage. Find out more here.

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