I have some big news I want to share with you.
Over the last few years many filmmakers have asked me if I could create an Online course about how to properly break down a script and create an accurate film schedule.
On January 9 of this year, I created a short Online survey of 10 questions on what filmmakers would like to know more about regarding script breakdown and film scheduling.
Well…I’ve listened to you!
I had a total of 476 answers to my 10 questions. I took all the information from the survey, organized the answers into sections and then created the first of several Online products called “The Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Online Course For Independent Filmmakers.”
This week, I am still putting the final touches on this 100 plus page course: adding website reference links and creating examples of script breakdown sheets, one liners and shooting schedules you can print out and use for your own reference.
On Thursday, April 23, this course will go live for the general public and I will be offering a substantial discount for the first 200 filmmakers who purchase this course, up to midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 26 (or whichever comes first.)
I am very excited about all the script breakdown and film scheduling tips and techniques I will be sharing with you in this course, but first, I would like to take a moment and tell you why I decided to create this Online course now.
For the past 35 years I have worked in the “trenches” of the film and TV industry: I’ve had the chance to co-ordinate huge WW1 battle scenes, to help plan complicated visual FX shots, manage large groups of extras and direct intimate emotional scenes between actors.
Because I’ve had the unique opportunity to work as both a Television director AND a Feature 1st Assistant Director, I have been able to get “up close and personal” with major Hollywood studios and producers, exciting and imaginative directors and Academy Award winning actors.
During my career, I spent over 20 years as a First Assistant Director. I have worked on 13 Hollywood Feature Films, 15 Television Movies, 6 Television Series, 4 TV Pilots and over 20 Commercials.
And as a 1st AD, I know that a properly designed shooting schedule is essentail to your budgeting process. Without an experienced Assistant Director to prepare this schedule, you will end up creating an unrealistic budget which will have a negative impact on your entire production.
Now, since I can’t physically be with you to guide you through this very important film production process, I have done the next best thing by creating “The Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Online Course For Independent Filmmakers.”
Here’s just a sample of what you will find inside this intensive 100 plus page Online Course:
1. The Duties and Responsibilities of a First Assistant Director
2. The Duties and Responsibilities of a Director
3. The Director as Storyteller
4. The Role of Director During Pre-Production
5. The 1st AD/Director Relationship
6. The Director and 1st AD Meetings
7. The 1st Assistant Director in Pre-Production
8. A Breakdown of Pre-Production Activities
9. What Happens When the Cast Arrives
10. Shooting on Film or HD
11. The Physical Breakdown of Scripts
12. The Shooting Script
13. The Breakdown of Scenes in a Shooting Script
14. The Three Phases of Designing the Film Schedule
15. The Eight Step Process of Script Breakdown
16. General Scheduling Factors
17. Preparing the Production Board
18. Production Board #1
19. Production Board #2
20. Production Board #3
21. Preparing the Shooting Schedule
22. The Day-out-of-Days
23. The Call Sheet
24. On-Camera Performers
25. The Shooting Crew
26. Understanding Camera Techniques
27. Understanding the Film Editing Process
28. The 5 Parts to Blocking a Scene
29. Assistant Director Tips and Hints
30. The 1st Assistant Director On the Set
Here’s how you can get on the Priority Notification List.
If you are interested in finding out more about this intensive Online course, please send your email address to email@example.com where you will be automatically placed on the Priority Notification List so you can be contacted on how to access “The Script Breakdown and Film Scheduling Online Course For Independent Filmmakers” on Thursday, April 23.
So please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information from me about this original film scheduling course in the next few days.
Remember, on Thursday, April 23, this Online course will go live for the general public and I will be offering a substantial discount for the first 200 filmmakers who purchase this course, up to midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 26 (or whichever comes first.)
Thanks for your ongoing interest in professional filmmaking!
All the best,
P.S. If you are interested in learning the proper techniques for designing an accurate film schedule, be sure to send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can put you on the Priority Notification list.
On Thursday, April 23, I will send you the link where you can check out all the details about this online course including the price, content list, support materials and free bonuses.