Filmmaking 101: Pitch, Fund, and Kickstart a Video Project
What you'll learn
- Fundraise their own video or film project
- Create and design a look book (pitch packet)
- Pitch their video project to a potential investor
- Find people who will give them money
- Understand how funding works and what happens after you are funded
- Grow your self-confidence
- Students will benefit from knowing how to use a design program like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or even PowerPoint.
You're here because you have a video idea, and need to raise money to make it happens, right?
It's great to have you here. We've been in your shoes many times.
Learn the basics of funding a video or film project – whether it’s for a feature, short, documentary, commercial or any project you’re trying to get off the ground. This course will teach you the exact steps that we've taken to fundraise our own film projects.
About this course:
This course help you prepare a pitch packet to raise funds for your project. Raising funds is the hardest part of starting a venture but by following the simple easy steps in this course, you will be well on your way to starting your dream project. By the end of this course, you will have mapped out what you need to do and have all the materials you need to approach investors.
Here is what is covered in the course that will equip you with the right ideas:
- Identifying what type of project your doing
- How to make a look book
- Finding the right resources for you project
- Packaging your project
- Getting you connected with the right people
- Being the better business individual
- Putting yourself on the radar
- Building a portfolio
Why should you enroll?
It’s time for you take your project to the next level and you have no idea how to do it. You feel like you have tried everything and tried talking others to death about your project but it’s just not coming to fruition. You're frustrated and don't know where to start. These are all the right reasons for you to enroll in this course because it gets you on the right path to finding success.
This is a high quality course that pushes you in the right direction to get the funding you need. Other bonuses that you get when you enroll in this course:
- Lifetime access to video lectures
- One on one consultations (just message Caleb)
- Exercises that will get you started with fundraising
- Established checkpoints to help you keep moving forward
About the Instructor
Hi, I'm Caleb Negassa. I've been producing shorts, features, TV series and commercials for nearly 10 years in Los Angeles. When I started out, I had no idea what resources were available to me nor did I know what the right questions to ask where. Through trial and error and extensive time spent at trying to get projects off the ground, I’ve come full circle into what it takes to get a project off the ground. I’ve had the pleasure of raising money for shorts, narrative features and web series.
With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.
Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!
Who this course is for:
- Anybody who is looking to raise funds for their own project, whether it's a video, film, short, feature, documentary, commercial, corporate, music video, etc.
- Anybody looking to learn how to pitch to investors
- Students who don't have any idea for their video project should NOT take this course yet. First come up with the idea for your project so we can work on your pitch together throughout this course.
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My professional background is in video production and editing. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2011. Since then, I've worked on thousands of projects that have appeared in movie theaters, film festivals, television and online.
Today, I create all kinds of things from photographs that can be seen on my Instagram to homemade sourdough bread that feeds my family. Who knows where life will take me. But I know wherever I am, I'll be creating.
Since 2012, I've been creating online courses that over two million students from around the world have taken. Course topics include everything from photography and video to design and business courses. If I can't teach it , I collaborate with other experts who share their skills with absolute beginners.
I can't wait to see you in class!
Caleb Negassa is a filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Negassa has produced a wide range of projects serving in many capacities and has held roles in development,physical production and post production. He enjoys all aspects of independent filmmaking and continues his work developing more projects to shoot. On top of making films, Mr. Negassa is an entrepreneur working to find the intersection between media consumption and technology. More specially, identifying technology and distribution platforms that can strengthen and grow content production.
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