“The absolute best class you can take on how to make your own low/no budget film. Seriously.” - Signe Olynyk, Founder, Great American Pitchfest; Writer/Producer, Below Zero
“I did Mark Stolaroff’s workshop and it was awesome. Mark knows his stuff….if you even remotely think you want to make a movie some day take this class. I highly recommend it!!!” - Blake Robbins, Writer/Director/Producer/Actor, The Sublime And Beautiful (2014 Slamdance - Narrative Competition)
No Budget Film School presents its famed two-day micro-budget filmmaking seminar in Los Angeles Feb. 28 & March 1, 2015. Ideal for directors, producers, writers and actors who are ready to make their own self-financed films, this class will maximize limited resources and minimize critical errors that can doom otherwise worthy projects. Producer Mark Stolaroff–former principal of IFC’s Next Wave Films–and guest experts will teach you everything you need to know about making a film with the resources available to you right now. Stolaroff covers the specific methods, models and priorities unique to micro-budget filmmaking, whether the budget is $200,000 or $200, in this in-depth, one-of-a-kind class. Attendees will walk away with powerful tools that they can use immediately, saving them time and money. These cutting edge techniques can NOT be found in a book, at film school, or in other film classes. Guest speakers include:
Peter Broderick (President, Paradigm Consulting). Considered one of the world’s leading authorities on alternative distribution strategy, Peter will be giving an empowering presentation on Hybrid Distribution and Crowdfunding.
Ricky Fosheim (Director/Producer/DP). Ricky is a prolific director, producer and cinematographer, whose last project, And Uneasy Lies The Mind, which he directed and shot, premiered at SXSW and was recently released by Gravitas. The $10,000 film was completely shot on an Apple iPhone! In addition to producing other no-budget films, like the cult hit Thankskilling 3, Ricky was the resident DP at Will Farrell’s Funny or Die website for four years.
Matt Sobel (Writer/Director/Producer). Matt’s first feature, Take Me To The River, just premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was a hit at the festival. He is an IFP Film Narrative Lab and Binger FilmLab fellow and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2014.
Blake Robbins (Actor/Writer/Producer/Director). A veteran actor perhaps best known as Dave Brass on HBO’s Oz or as Tom Halbert on NBC’s The Office, Blake will share his experiences writing, producing and directing his first feature, The Sublime And Beautiful . S&B premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, and has won numerous awards since. It was distributed in the U.S in 2014 by Candy Factory. Blake attended No Budget Film School before embarking on the production, making him the first student to come back as a guest speaker.
Matt Radecki (Writer/Director/Producer/Editor). An award-winning director and producer, Matt is also the founder of the indie-friendly post house Different By Design. Matt will go over post production on a micro-budget film.
FREE SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE!!!No Budget Film School has partnered with Write Brothers to bring you an incredible offer. All attendees will receive Movie Magic Screenwriter Software absolutely FREE! (a $250 Value!). Attendees will also receive special discounts on Quick Film Budget’s innovative budget-making tool, and on LightSPEED eps’ new cloud-based production management system.
If you’re through talking about being a filmmaker and ready to become one, this will be the most practical filmmaking course you will ever take!
HOLLYSHORTS DISCOUNT:Hollyshorts subscribers are eligible for a special discount: 20% off the regular prepaid price! And students with a valid Student ID save even more. Attend both days or either day individually.
To get the discount:1. Go to No Budget Film School Event Registration/Payment page: http://nobudgetfilmschool.eventbrite.com/2. Click ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE at the bottom right-hand corner of the Ticket Information section. Type HOLLYSHORTS and click APPLY DISCOUNT. You will see the prices adjust for your discount.
No Budget Film School is also presenting Tom Provost’s “Cinema Language: The Art of Storytelling” class the following weekend, March 7-8, and we are offering a special discount for students who take both classes. More information on Cinema Language can be found here:
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