In this class, you will learn proven, cost-effective filmmaking and business techniques for producing a $50,000 (or less!) film project. We’ll go step-by-step through the filmmaking process to discover tips and tricks for developing, planning, producing, and distributing a microbudget film.
If you want to learn more about the class format, if you have questions about basic skills you might need to use, if you want to learn more about the specifics of the course, please contact Derrick Foust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in two or more classes? Register as a Silver or Gold Member for unlimited monthly classes.
What You Will Learn
Developing a script or story treatment that can be filmed on a microbudget.
Raising money from investors, fans, friends, and family (and the legal issues involved).
Pre-Production tips for an efficient and well-scheduled shoot with special attention given to locations, permits, insurance, and other mysterious production questions. (We’ll also discuss catering a microbudget shoot!)
Positioning your film for success on the film festival circuit.
Distributing your film via services like Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon — either through a distributor or by doing it yourself.
About the instructor
In 2005, Paul founded selfreliantfilm.com to champion personal, regional, and do-it-yourself cinema. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Aperture Film Grant, among others.