How do you get money to make movies? Finding movie funding is a huge subject of concern. In this online training tutorial, the author shares some suggestions for getting financing of your film project, as well as why money is even needed to make movies in the first place. Crowdsourcing film funds is discussed, as well as some best practices for doing a Kickstarter campaign to finance your film.
- We're all storytellers and as such,…we're all artists, right?…So why is money such a big deal?…Does it have to be?…The answer, unfortunately, is yes.…Money is essential in filmmaking…more than it is in almost any other art form.…Nothing in the art world is more collaborative…than film.…Also, few forms of art take longer than filmmaking.…Camera and lighting gear is expensive…and people have to own it…or it has to be rented…and as the producer, you must take care of your team…as we'll look at more later.…
You must feed them well…and provide adequate working conditions for them…and all these things take money.…On The Assurance, we had to pay the actors in the cast,…the members of the crew for each day they worked.…We had to buy snacks and meals…for all the people on set…including options for those with allergies…or other food restrictions.…We had to rent gear.…We had to buy material for the sets.…We had to buy material for wardrobe.…We had to pay designers in pre-production…and in post-production.…we had to pay to rent this amazing location…
Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that features some of the best actors and crew in the Seattle area, sharing their expertise on how to create a brilliant short film. The series is not just conceptual; author Chad Perkins and his team make a short film, The Assurance, and share the actual struggles and challenges that they had to overcome to get the film made. In this installment, Chad covers the basics of producing, the process that kicks off every new film, and sees it through to completion. Learn about the role of the producer, the difference between producing shorts and features, and what you should look for when selecting a producer for your script—or when you're a producer looking for the next great film idea.
Make sure to look for the follow-up episodes to learn more about screenwriting, directing, working with actors, editing and visual effects, and everything else that goes into filmmaking. This is a one-of-a-kind educational experience you won't find anywhere else.
- Starting a film project
- Finding financing
- Dealing with legal issues
- Producing shorts vs. feature films
- Learning from failure