Course DescriptionIn this course, you bring the projects you have developed in FILM TV X 476.243 Developing Your Short Film, to begin preparing your project for production. Instruction focuses on the role of the producer in a short film, and how the producer interacts with the project at various stages of development, production, distribution and marketing. Topics include budgetary considerations during the development of the script; creating a project timeline; basic budget breakdown; insurance, liability and legal issues; sources of financing; intellectual property; labor laws and guilds; location scouting; hiring the crew; script visualization, look book and mood board; collaboration with key crew; post-production and finishing deliverables for both picture and sound; and creating a festival strategy. At the end of the course, you present your final project package that comprises the final script, film objectives, breakdown, budget, a legal brief, pre-visualizations, the post-production pathway, and a marketing and distribution strategy. You are ready to begin shooting your project in the course FILM TV X 476.12B Advanced Filmmaking Workshop: Production and Post-Production.
Course OutlineTake your project from "Developing Your Short Film" and prepare it for production with a special focus on the role of the producer and how a producer interacts with the project in various stages of production.
PrerequisitesStudents must have completed FILM TV X 476.243 Developing Your Short Film or have a short script or treatment.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Acting : Electives
- Business and Management of Entertainment : Electives
- Cinematography : Cinematography
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Producing, Electives
- Film and TV Development : Electives
- Independent Producing : Electives
- Producing : Electives
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required