Title:No Budget Film making
Time:6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maximum course size:6
Number of evenings :4
Instructorm mir
TypeOnsite Course
Course Starting Date:31/01/2017

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No Budget Film making






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You really don’t need millions to make a good film in today’s technology rich environment. Whether it’s a personal film project or you have a script you want to bring to life for a film you want to release, there are ways to produce on very low budgets.

By the end of the course, you will know how to do the below, on no budget:
  • Script breakdown
  • Production Budget
  • How to write a synopsis
  • Schedule & Call Sheets
  • Notes on Green and Sustainability Issues
  • Locations
  • Casting – Casting brief/advert
  • Crew Needed
  • Logistics & Planning
  • Prop Hire
  • Moodboard – Art direction, costume, makeup etc.
  • Copyright, Clearance and Release
  • Delivery Platforms

Lesson 1

  • How to write a synopsis
  • Script breakdown
  • Moodboard – Art direction, costume, makeup etc.

Lesson 2

  • Production Budget
  • Crew Needed
  • Equipment & Prop Hire

Lesson 3

  • Casting
  • Locations
  • Logistics & Planning

Lesson 4

  • Schedule & Call Sheets
  • Copyright & Clearance
  • Release Delivery Platforms
Class format and activity

In this course the tutor will give short talks, film examples and reading material which will be debated in class. You will explore different techniques and approaches of reviewing world cinema and will be provided with a mac computer for you to be able to do any research required during in class. The tutor will give guidance and support as you learn and develop your knowledge.

The tutor will facilitate group discussions, and work with students one to one and in small groups. Your class size will be between 4-6 people, allowing for each student to get a high standard of guidance and support.

Learning will be supported with reading materials, handouts and links to online resources.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

About Your Tutor

Jessica Birch is a filmmaker and film school graduate based in London. Jessica’s short films have been accredited at Festival De Cannes, screened at festivals and events including Cannes Short Film Corner, BFI Future Film Festival and broadcast on London Live.