Kilroy's College

Kilroy's College

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Smart Filmmaking course

Course Contents

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Film Finance

Budgeting


Detailed Content

Part 1. Business of Film. Sources of funding

  • Public schemes
  • Awards
  • Crowd funding for film

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Film Finance

  • Co-productions
  • Pre-sales
  • Private equity
  • Gap financing

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Budgeting

  • Key budgetary issues
  • Challenges

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Film Tax Incentives

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Sales and Distribution

  • Issues
  • Strategies

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Part 2. Craft & Business of Film. Introduction and Discussion

  • Corman’s Filmmaking Philosophy
  • Learning by watching movies (good and bad)
  • Technique, movement, actors and cut
  • The role of the mentor
  • Spending money efficiently and intelligently

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Practical Lessons for Filmmakers

  • Budget conscious writing: The importance of the story and the script; Use of natural locations in your writing
  • Smart Pre-Production: Using this time wisely; Solving problems in advance of shooting; Sketching of shots beforehand
  • Talent Management: Seeking out new talent; Taking time in casting; Complex performances through improvisation
  • On-Set Strategies: Confidence on-set; The role of the producer during production; Flexibility with shots
  • The Use of the Camera: Framing shots; Setting up of shots; Camera movement
  • Post-Production: Tips for making it go smoothly; Supporting the director

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Future Challenges and Strategies

  • The rise of television
  • How young independent filmmakers are challenging the establishment
  • Sourcing financing today
  • Overcoming struggles with distribution
  • Reasons to be optimistic about the film world

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Social Programme: networking drinks and dinner (optional)

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