Applied Storytelling Workshop

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School

About the Course

Do you need to come up with a great story idea for your video, your organisation or your pitch? This course will help you discover the power of storytelling which engages attention, invites empathy and increases the likelihood that your ideas will be adopted.

In this one-day workshop you discover the creative techniques that filmmakers use to connect with their audience on an emotional level.


Storytelling is now considered an essential skill for anyone who needs to communicate effectively with prospects, customers, leaders or peers.

The Applied Storytelling workshop uses practical exercises to ensure you can apply these creative communications skills directly to your work.

For over 40 years, AFTRS has taught Australia the power to move and inspire and we can help you do the same.


  • the five key elements of a powerful story that will capture an audience
  • how a story can make a message stick in a compelling and memorable way
  • how to translate these techniques to deliver your own clear and irresistible call to action


This course is suitable for anyone from absolute beginner to master communicator.


It was great to really think about how to present messaging as a story.

This course gave me a new perspective to communicate and pitch my designs to an audience.

Course was amazing, really thought provoking, practical and hands on to solve a specific situation.

About The Lecturer: Antonio Oreno-Barlin

Antonio is an AACTA Award nominated screenwriter, director, producer and has been directing and producing commercials for over 17 years. He is a co-founder of CGI studio & production company, Rotor Studios.

The Applied Storytelling Workshop is available for both individuals and workgroups.

AFTRS can work with your organisation to tailor this workshop so that it is aligned to your business objectives, brand or message and make it a transformative learning experience for your team. For more information on tailoring or booking a course for your team please call 02 9805 6489.


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