Micro budget FEATURE filmmaking with a million dollar look
What you'll learn
- Micro budget independent feature filmmaking from the ground up
- Writing your screenplay while keeping a micro budget in mind
- Fundraising and planning your shoot
- Basic camera set ups and shots
- Directing Actors
- Post-Production and Editing
- Working through post production
- Film festivals and distribution
- Students should have at least some knowledge of the filmmaking process.
This Master course is set at a fast pace and is designed to give students a full overview of micro budget independent filmmaking from the ground up with the idea that you can create a quality feature film with little money.
Students will learn what to expect and what NOT to expect. The goal of this course is that students will walk away with a firm understanding and the confidence to get their first independent feature film off the ground.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner filmmakers. Filmmakers that may have made a few short films and are ready to make a feature film.
Fred Zara has been involved in the film community for 20 years. He is an award winning independent film director and writer whose work has been screened all over the world. He also spent over seven years as an educational content creator for an online technology school.
His 2009 feature length documentary, Average Community, which chronicled his early days in Trenton, NJ, won awards at festivals in Philadelphia, Orlando, and NYC. In March of 2016, Fred's narrative feature film, Read Me, premiered in New York City at the Queens World Film Festival.
In 2020, Fred will release his third feature film, The Suicide of James Rider, which is based on the real life suicide of one of his close friends back in 2001. The film premiered at the New York City Independent Film Festival in May of 2019.