FILM PRODUCTION COURSES
The Complete Indie Film Producing Workshop
Award-winning film producer Suzanne Lyons is about to take you from script to screen and beyond in this Mastermind workshop. After producing a number of bigger budget features Suzanne thought producing the SAG ultra-low and modified budget films would be a piece of cake. Boy, was she wrong. Wearing 100 different hats was a challenge and she learned so much. And now she will be sharing all that great info with you. This workshop is unique in that it will literally guide you through the entire process of making your film.
How to Cast Bankable Actors In Your Indie Film
Content is king, but casting is key. Filmmaker, Shane Stanley shares his casting tips to secure talent that will elevate your project's value and perception but also reveals the essential dos and don'ts when negotiating the deal. Regardless of budget and your experience, there is no reason you cannot get talent attached to your project that you'll need to get it off the ground and surrounded with a cast you've always dreamed about.
The Film Distribution Blueprint
Taught by Indie Film Hustle Founder Alex Ferrari, this course is an insider's look at how the film distribution side of the business works. It will teach you how to avoid predatory film distributors and aggregators, what to look for in distribution agreements, VOD myths, film deliverables, working with sales agents, and much more. Don't become a statistic. Educate yourself and thrive.
Light and Face: The Art of Cinematography
This workshop will walk you through how to light the most important and emotional subject you could put in front of your lens, the enigmatic face on a low budget. This workshop is unique in that it will literally guide you through the entire process of making your film. Taught by award-winning cinematographer Suki Medencevic A.S.C.
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Hollywood Filmmaking & Television Directing Masterclass
Veteran film and television director Gil Bettman teaches you how to enhance the drama in a scene, heighten the action by using different lenses and how to move the camera in your next film and video production. The key here is that camera movement must be invisible. It should serve the story without calling attention to itself. Next, learn How To Move the Camera most effectively by systematically fulfilling Five Tasks when designing each moving master shot. Finally, learn how a master of visual design like Zemeckis customizes his application of these Five Tasks to the unique demands of each scene.
Learn How to Make a Low Budget Feature Film
This is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of a micro-budget (meaning REALISTIC BUDGET!) feature film. This is a look into how a professional near-no-budget film is made – with EVERY DETAIL available at your fingertips! FIB examines the EVERY detail (Over 18+ Hours) of the making of an independent movie called 2 Million Stupid Women (a comedy written by a woman!), which was made for only $100,000, made within the “Hollywood” system. If you want to make a feature, you need to take this course.
Studio Lighting: A Comparative Workshop
Two internationally renowned cinematographers Don McAlpine(Moulin Rouge!, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Romeo + Juliet) and Denis Lenoir A.S.C (Paris, je t'aime), light the same shots from the same dramatic script in this back-to-back workshop. They vividly demonstrate how differences in creative style and approach affect the impact and tone of the scene.
Location Lighting Masterclass
Location lighting, utilizing the equipment one truck can carry, is the most common task a young cinematographer will face. Geoff Burton (The Year, My Voice Broke, Flirting, Wide Sargasso Sea) condenses his many years of location lighting experience in this highly practical and useful workshop. Geoff’s approach emphasizes the maximum use of natural lighting resources (daylight and practicals) and imitating these sources with the light he adds. Geoff shows how to work with the limitations of location space and design (in this case three rooms of a cramped apartment) rather than against them. He demonstrates how fast stocks and fast work can be critical to success.
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Taught by veteran award-winning film producer and author Suzanne Lyons. The filmmaker behind over a dozen profitable low-budget feature films.