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
- 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.
10 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.
|Section 1 - The Big Picture|
|Telling Stories On Film||00:00:00|
|Targeting Your Audience||00:00:00|
|What Distributors Think||00:00:00|
|Section 2 - The Screenplay|
|Writing Your Screenplay Introduction||00:00:00|
|Listen To Your Audience||00:00:00|
|Writing A Script You Can Film||00:00:00|
|Where Your Movie Will Play||00:00:00|
|Testing The Water||00:00:00|
|Find Your Script Locations||00:00:00|
|Film in Your Backlot||00:00:00|
|Working With Children||00:00:00|
|Working With Animals||00:00:00|
|Brands And Logos||00:00:00|
|Finalize Your Script||00:00:00|
|Title Your Movie To Sell||00:00:00|
|Test Your Script||00:00:00|
|Make Two Script Versions||00:00:00|
|Section 3 - Pre-Production: Part 1|
|Pre-Production: Part 1||00:00:00|
|Building Your Team||00:00:00|
|Create A Contact Sheet||00:00:00|
|Set the Date||00:00:00|
|Script Dictates Shooting Style||00:00:00|
|Stay Off The Tracks||00:00:00|
|Section 4 - Budget And Fundraising|
|Planning Your Film Budget||00:00:00|
|Stipends And Deferred Pay||00:00:00|
|Scheduling Your Shoot||00:00:00|
|Revise Your Budget||00:00:00|
|Traditional Film Funding||00:00:00|
|Section 5 - Advanced Publicity|
|Create A Studio Website||00:00:00|
|How To Get On IMDb||00:00:00|
|Social Media Management||00:00:00|
|Radio And Podcast Interviews||00:00:00|
|Section 6 - Pre-Production: Part 2|
|The Final Steps Before You Film||00:00:00|
|Effective Casting Announcements||00:00:00|
|Creating Daily Call Sheets||00:00:00|
|Contracts And Memo Deals||00:00:00|
|Storyboards / Shot LIsts||00:00:00|
|Section 7 - Production|
|How To Run Your Film Set||00:00:00|
|Keep The Set Closed||00:00:00|
|You As Cinematographer||00:00:00|
|Setting Your Lights||00:00:00|
|Trying To Look Important||00:00:00|
|Filming Behind The Scenes||00:00:00|
|Still Photos For Movie Posters||00:00:00|
|Getting Enough Coverage||00:00:00|
|Recording Audio On Set||00:00:00|
|Post Production Starts In Production||00:00:00|
|Section 8 - Post Production|
|Overview Of The Editing Process||00:00:00|
|Organizing Your Footage||00:00:00|
|Review The Rough Cut||00:00:00|
|Titles And Graphics||00:00:00|
|ADR – Automatic Dialogue Replacement||00:00:00|
|Sound Mix And Music||00:00:00|
|Section 9 - Distribution|
|Distribution Overview And Marketing||00:00:00|
|Film Festival Circuit||00:00:00|
|Authoring Your DVD||00:00:00|
|Navigating Critics And Criticism||00:00:00|
|Life As A Filmmaker||00:00:00|