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With Paul Harrill (Prof. @ University of Tennessee).
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM    Cost: $150
Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St, Brooklyn
 
     
 
 
              

            
 
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In this class, you will learn proven, cost-effective filmmaking & business techniques for producing a $50,000 (or less!) film project.

In this class, you will learn proven, cost-effective filmmaking & business techniques for producing a $50,000 (or less!) film project. We'll go step-by-step through the filmmaking process to discover tips & tricks for developing, planning, producing, & distributing a microbudget film.

Read more in Filmmaker Magazine: Why Make a Microbudget Film? Five Questions for Director Paul Harrill on the Virtues of Ultra-Low Budgets

What You Will Learn
Developing a script or story treatment that can be filmed on a microbudget.
Raising money from investors, fans, friends, & family (and the legal issues involved).
Pre-Production tips for an efficient & well-scheduled shoot with special attention given to locations, permits, insurance, & other mysterious production questions. (We'll also discuss catering a microbudget shoot!)
Positioning your film for success on the film festival circuit.
Distributing your film via services like Netflix, iTunes, & Amazon - either through a distributor or by doing it yourself.


Paul Harrill
Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee
Maker / Storyteller

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Paul Harrill's films have screened around the world at festivals, museums, & on television. SOMETHING, ANYTHING, Harrill's microbudget debut feature, was named a New York Times Critics' Pick, earned an Essential Viewing tag from The Dissolve, & was called a work of simple, unforgettable beauty by RogerEbert.com. The film was listed as one of the Top 25 Best First Features in IndieWire's 2015 Year-End Critics' Poll. Harrill's other films include the shorts Gina, An Actress, Age 29, which won the Grand Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival & Quick Feet, Soft Hands, a co-production with the Independent Television Service starring Greta Gerwig.

In 2005, Paul founded selfreliantfilm.com to champion personal, regional, & do-it-yourself cinema. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, & the Aperture Film Grant, among others.
 
 
 
 
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