If you are interested in making films and don't know where to start, or if you have made films and don't have all the answers, Memphis Film Society can help with a "One Day Indie Filmmaking Crash Course," taught by Rich Newman. This course will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the Fuel Film office (the 4th floor of the new Playhouse on the Square building).
Rich outlines what the course covers.
"Wanna make a movie? Want to make it great, make it legal, and open the door for distribution? Get all the info you need in this class!
This one day course will cover all aspects of making independent films with a low budget:
Development: How to get and craft the script you need to shoot a low budget feature, where to find people who also want to work on your movie, and lining out the logistics necessary to create an independent feature.
Pre-production: Understanding the pre-production process, casting and crewing up, early marketing strategies, and planning your schedule and budget. We will also talk about ways to scout, pre-vis, and go over necessary production forms/legal issues to keep you on track.
Production: We will talk about running your set, necessary (and unnecessary) people to have with you, and the process of shooting scenes, tracking/logging them, and getting the coverage you need for editing. We will also go over the basics of blocking, cinematography, and creating your workflow.
Post-Production: In addition to covering the editing process, we will talk about guerilla marketing strategies, understanding press and trades, getting your film listed, and preparing for festivals and distribution.
In addition to the classroom information, participants will receive a HUGE amount of filmmaking information to take home with them (so bring a memory stick that's at least 8GB)--including production forms, a folder of filmmaking tutorials covering all aspects of cinematography, sample EPK's (electronic press kit) for marketing, and more!
All proceeds are going to the production of the indie film "Blackburn." So not only are you learning something, you are directly supporting a local, independent movie!"
To learn more, and to register, visit Memphis Film Society Facebook Event page.
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