Friend and Act One faculty member sent the following message from one of his friends, about a new indie film training school...
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
I wanted to let you know about an all-day film class I'm teaching this summer called No Budget Film School.
I've taken everything I've learned from my years in the trenches of no-budget, independent filmmaking and put it into this class--the time spent at Roger Corman's studio; the years in production ADing $30,000 16mm features; the numerous film festivals I've attended, the hundreds of filmmakers I've talked to and the literally 1000's of micro-budget features I've screened from my days at Next Wave Films; the work with no-budget auteurs like Christopher Nolan and Joe Carnahan; and the recent features I've produced. Joining me is a team of low-budget professionals who will provide hands-on expertise in the areas of production, post-production, marketing, and distribution.
My goal is to create an extremely practical class. Filmmakers who are ready to finance their own features should be able to walk away from the class with 10 or more powerful ideas that they can use immediately, saving them time and money, and perhaps preventing them from making fatal mistakes that could doom otherwise worthy projects.
If you know anyone in the Los Angeles area who might be interested in my No Budget Film School, please pass this information along. The class will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2005 at Raleigh Studios. Details are below and on my website:
Thank you for helping me get the word out.
NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL
The Principles and Secrets of Micro-Budget Filmmaking Revealed
Discover how filmmakers like Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins), Joe Carnahan (Narc), Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem For A Dream), Marc Forster (Monsters Ball, Finding Neverland), and Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four) launched their careers with no-budget films.
Micro-budget (under $250,000) filmmaking is unique. The rules of production and post are radically different from those of studio or even "low" budget $1 million films.
Producer Mark Stolaroff (former principal of Next Wave Films) and guest experts teach the specific methods, models and priorities of micro-budget filmmaking in this in-depth, one-of-a-kind class.
* LEARN cutting edge techniques and how to choose the latest digital cameras and software
* HEAR no-budget professionals offer first-hand knowledge of production, post production, marketing, and distribution
* EXAMINE a budget line-by-line and discover where and how to spend money (and, more importantly, not spend money)--whether your budget is $200,000 or $2,000
* SEE clips from micro-budget films illustrating the tricks-of-the-trade used by resourceful filmmakers
If you're through talking about being a filmmaker and ready to become one, this will be the most practical filmmaking class you will ever take.
Confirmed Guest Speakers Include:
Henry Barrial (Director, Some Body, 2001 Sundance Dramatic Competition)
Peter Broderick (President, Paradigm Consulting; former President, Next Wave Films)
Joe Carnahan (Director, Narc, Blood Guts Bullets & Octane)
Matthew Greenfield (Producer, Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl; Assoc. Dir., Sundance Institute)
Ron Judkins (Director, The Hi-Line; two-time Academy Award winner for Sound)
Jacob Rosenberg (On-Line Editor, Dust To Glory)
Saturday, July 9, 2005
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Raleigh Studios - Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
$175 (at the door, if seats available)
$125 (members of qualifying film organizations)
$100 (student discount w/valid ID)
For more information and to register, visit: