It’s been a long time coming, but today I’m finally releasing my Micro-Budget Feature Filmmaking Masterclass!
This nearly 6 hour video course serves as an actionable blueprint to take you from A to Z – idea to finished product. Each phase of the filmmaking process is explored in depth, taking into account creative and business considerations.
There are many courses out there that will teach you about the craft of filmmaking from a technical standpoint. Those classes can be great resources too – especially for those of you who are focused on improving production value. But that’s really just one piece of a much bigger puzzle…
Making a micro-budget feature film is unique to almost any other type of production work. The combination of creative objectives and budgetary constraints calls for out of the box solutions and constant high level problem solving.
The ultimate goal is not simply to craft a film… It’s to utilize that film as a tool and resource to reach your goals, whatever they may be.
My goal was always to make artful films that could still be profitable, and build an audience to support them. This was only possible by keeping my budgets low and configuring a strategy that would maximize value at each stage.
I’ve ingrained this philosophy and tactical approach into the entire course, which spans 14 modules that cover everything from development to audience building.
Module (1) Concept Development
Module (2) Screenwriting
Module (3) Fundraising
Module (4) Creative Pre-Production
Module (5) Attaching Talent
Module (6) Production Scheduling
Module (7) Set Efficiency
Module (8) Working With Actors
Module (9) Post-Production Workflow
Module (10) Picture Editing
Module (11) Finishing Work
Module (12) Festival Strategy
Module (13) Distribution
Module (14) Audience Building
Below is a brief video outlining what to expect with the class –
From $0 productions to $100K+ features & beyond, this course can serve as a roadmap no matter what your budget. It’s a truly comprehensive deep dive into the macro and micro of indie filmmaking, outlining each and every critical step.
The course is available exclusively through Vimeo On Demand and can be purchased for $449 right here.
To those of you who enroll – Can’t wait to share this course with you and see what you create!
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Noam sorry for the misspell name earlier .
Looking forward to the course
Great to see and this is a must purchase for this year. However , Naom can you or have you thought about adding a specific course that goes more in depth with camera angles , composition , shooting scenes with muliti
Cam vs single camera takes etc .
This looks great but if you had a course that covered hands on work in terms of direction and directing the DP then I would buy in a heartbeat and I’m sure it would
Sell like hotcakes , love your website man. Thanks for the contribution to the community.
Great idea, Joc. And sorry for the delayed response. I will absolutely consider that concept for a future course.
Hello I am from Peru and I always visit your website, congratulations for the good work.
You have considered adding subtitles in Spanish to the course, many of us in Latin America would serve us, since there are not many quality courses around here.
I will definitely look into this, Ruben! Thanks for letting me know there’s interest on your end. Appreciate it very much.