Micro budget FEATURE filmmaking with a million dollar look
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Micro budget FEATURE filmmaking with a million dollar look

From fundraising to distribution: Learn fundamentals & tips for creating a professional feature film on a micro budget.
4.3 (3 ratings)
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30 students enrolled
Created by Fred Zara
Last updated 11/2019
English
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Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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
Requirements
  • Students should have at least some knowledge of the filmmaking process.
Description

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.
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 01:05:35
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:07

Course introduction: This course is designed to give students a complete overview of micro budget independent filmmaking from the ground up with the idea that you can create a quality feature film with little money.

Preview 03:07
+ Screenwriting - Creating your story
8 lectures 07:49

Intro to writing your screenplay.

Preview 01:38

Write what you know.

Write what you know
01:30

While scripting, keep locations in mind.

Keep locations to a minimum
01:01

Like locations, keep your cast in mind while scripting.

Keep the cast small
00:25

Know some basics about story structure.

Know some basic story structure and formatting
00:38

Making sure you write good dialogue.

Write good dialogue
01:16

Try your best to make your characters "real" people.

Create "real" characters
00:26

Keep it simple.

Keep it simple and recap
00:55
+ Development, Fundraising and Pre-Production
5 lectures 19:28

Breaking down the script and getting ready for production.

Preview 02:27

Starting a spreadsheet.

Starting your spreadsheet
01:58

It's time to schedule your shoot.

Scheduling your shoot days
03:12

How to get money for your film.

Fundraising
06:15

Get a great cast of actors.

Casting actors
05:36

This is a short quiz on development, scripting and pre-production.

Quiz: Scripting and Pre-Production
5 questions
+ Production
7 lectures 16:37

What are you shooting on?

Let's talk about cameras
02:14

What type of sound equipment will you be using?

Capturing Sound
01:18

Let's get ready to roll cameras.

Time to shoot
02:38

Some of the basics of the language of cinema.

Basic camera moves and set ups
02:54

Working with your actors, part 1.

Preview 01:15

Diving a little deeper into directing actors.

Working with actors part 2
05:42

Final conclusion on production.

Production conclusion
00:36

This quiz covers shooting on set, camera set ups and working with actors.

Quiz: Production and Working with Actors
6 questions
+ Post Production
6 lectures 07:41

It's time to start post production.

Preview 02:06

Let's begin to edit the film.

Editing Software
01:16

Locking the picture, no more editing.

It's Time for Picture Lock
00:37

Finding music for your film.

Choosing Music
01:30

Color correcting and color balancing.

Color Correction
01:00

Get the best out of sound design.

Sound Design
01:12
+ Film Festivals and Distribution
7 lectures 10:53

Intro to festivals and distribution.

Film Festivals and Distribution intro
02:42

Let's start submitting to film festivals.

Submitting to festivals
01:33

Spend time on supporting materials for your film.

Supporting materials
01:14

Make sure you go to the festivals to work.

Working at the festivals
02:41

An overview of film distribution.

Film distribution overview
00:36

More info on film distribution.

More with distribution
01:24

This is the final quiz on post-production, editing, film festivals and distribution.

Final Quiz: Post-production, Festivals and Distribution
5 questions

Here are some final words before you head out to make your feature film.

The Bottom Line
00:43