Filmmaking: Write, Direct And Distribute Your Feature Film

About This Course

This is an all-encompassing guide for making an independent feature length movie.

By the end of this course you will have the information you need to successfully make a feature film that you can distribute around the globe to be seen by possibly millions of people.

I’m sharing with you my experience as a veteran screenwriter, director, producer and editor of 9 feature films. Normally film students pay a lot of money to learn this information at universities, and often all they really learn is cinema theory. These videos tell you what you need to do and how to do it to make your movie.

This course covers:

  • the basics of screenwriting
  • turning your screenplay into a shooting script
  • organizing and scheduling your film shoot
  • tips on saving money
  • calculating your budget
  • fundraising
  • contracts you’ll need with cast and crew*
  • basic tips for filming, lighting and recording audio
  • basic film editing instruction and concepts, along with tips to make the editing easier
  • tips for finishing the film to give it the professional look
  • thorough review of distribution options for your movie
  • and tons and tons of details about all the steps in between

The videos include lectures, demonstrations and examples illustrating the information I’m sharing. This course also includes sample spreadsheets, sample contracts, and a list of additional resources. You will get all the forms and resources I use to make a movie.

I LOVE filmmaking. I LIVE to make movies. If you have a story you want to tell, this course gives you the tools to do it. I’m not a lawyer. These sample contracts are not legal advice.

What are the requirements?

  • You need to have access to a computer with basic writing software.
  • You will need access to an HD camera. (You could even use your cell phone.)
  • You will need to download video editing software to your computer.

What will I learn?

  • Write a screenplay
  • Schedule and organize the entire film production
  • Raise funds to pay for making the movie
  • Find the cast, locations, costumes and props
  • Film the movie using lighting and camera angles that tell the story
  • Understand the basics of film editing
  • Choose the right distribution options for releasing the movie

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone with a burning desire to make movies.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to write, direct and distribute your feature film.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about filmmaking.

Course Curriculum

Course Sections

Introduction

Your Story

Telling Stories On Film

Targeting Your Audience

What Distributors Think

Studio Politics

Writing Your Screenplay Introduction

Story Outline

Script Formulas

Listen To Your Audience

Writing A Script You Can Film

Where Your Movie Will Play

Testing The Water

Find Your Script Locations

Film in Your Backlot

Working With Children

Working With Animals

Brands And Logos

Finalize Your Script

Title Your Movie To Sell

Test Your Script

Script Format

Make Two Script Versions

Pre-Production: Part 1

Building Your Team

Create A Contact Sheet

Set the Date

Script Dictates Shooting Style

Guerilla Filmmaking

Stay Off The Tracks

Budget Overview

Planning Your Film Budget

Crew Roles

Food

Insurance

Make-Up

Props

Costumes

Stipends And Deferred Pay

SAG/AFTRA Contracts

Music

Scheduling Your Shoot

Revise Your Budget

Traditional Film Funding

Crowdfunding

Marketing Options

Create A Studio Website

Blogging

How To Get On IMDb

Facebook

Social Media Management

YouTube

Radio And Podcast Interviews

The Final Steps Before You Film

Effective Casting Announcements

Auditioning Actors

Notifying Actors

Atmosphere Actors

Creating Daily Call Sheets

Contracts And Memo Deals

Cast Rehearsal

Distribution Considerations

Planning Meals

Storyboards / Shot LIsts

How To Run Your Film Set

Keep The Set Closed

You As Cinematographer

Setting Your Lights

Trying To Look Important

Filming Behind The Scenes

Still Photos For Movie Posters

Getting Enough Coverage

Recording Audio On Set

Post Production Starts In Production

Watching Dailies

Overview Of The Editing Process

Organizing Your Footage

Editing Tips

Review The Rough Cut

Color Correction

Titles And Graphics

ADR – Automatic Dialogue Replacement

Sound Mix And Music

Distribution Overview And Marketing

Traditional Distribution

Hybrid Distribution

Film Festival Circuit

Foreign Distribution

Aggregators

Authoring Your DVD

Google Alerts

Navigating Critics And Criticism

Life As A Filmmaker

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Filmmaking Write, Direct And Distribute Your Feature Film
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