Next course: 11 September 2021 to 18 September 2021
Online course two Saturdays 10am-4.30pm - Places available
Cost: £145 full price, £130 (early booking discount til 5th September), £110 concessions (all Oxfordshire residents can book at concessionary rate)
Intro to Producing Film and Corporate Video – online course.
The producer is arguably the most important part of a production, being the person responsible for finding and launching a project; arranging the financing; hiring writers, a director, and key members of the creative team; and overseeing all elements from pre-production to post-production, right up to release.
But what does a producer do, and how can you become one? We will investigate this, and look at the pitfalls, snares and roadblocks that aspiring filmmakers encounter in order to avoid the obvious.
We will also decipher how to spot and avoid such issues and obstacles as equipment problems, shooting-day snafus, and dozens of other commonly made missteps, including the top mistakes every filmmaker makes.
We also reveal the best ways to seek out investors, scout locations, hire crew and cast talent, navigate legalities, and stay within your budget.
Why do this course?
On this online course, run over two Saturdays, you will explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance in the context of the Producer. Your tutor will offer up insight and advice in key areas of both independent film and video and also corporate and branded content production.
Who is this course aimed at?
- Graduate students looking to launch their freelance career
- Enthusiast independent filmmakers with limited experience in understanding production
- Producers with expertise in corporate video production looking to develop their talents into independent feature film and documentary
- People with a business/organisational background keen to use their business skills to become a producer
Andi Reiss is an independent multidisciplinary creative, documentary maker, Producer and film and video artist who aspires to create content that influences audiences educationally, artistically and spiritually. He’s passionate about working on projects that focus on shaping a more interesting and better tomorrow.
Over the past twenty years, he has made all kinds of content for broadcast and online and is an international festival award-winning documentary producer, a self-shooting producer/director, editor and photographer.
He also works as a writer, art director, digital conceptualist, audio designer, abstract painter, cartoonist and freelance lecturer/educator. andireiss.com
Course summary: Intro to Producing Film and Corporate Video – online
First Saturday session – morning
- Exploring the contribution of film and video to the economy and how this business model is changing in the digital era.
- Understanding the impact emerging versus traditional platforms has on the distribution and marketing of film.
- Investigating the function and components of film making.
First Saturday session – afternoon
- Understanding the importance of a business plan and discovering the ten elements of one to raise finance.
- Learn about getting your crew together, creating production schedules and necessary contracts and documentation.
Second Saturday session – morning
- Understanding the essentials of working in the business and corporate video and branded content sector. This includes discussing corporate clients, production insurance, drafting client contracts, crew contracts, a Memorandum of Agreement and sales/distribution deal.
Second Saturday session – afternoon
- Understanding budgeting and how films are financed, and the opportunities that emerging investment platforms have on film finance.
- Understanding the process of Post Production, the importance of film festival exposure, sales and distribution.
Early booking discount & concessions
Early booking: book early to get a 10% reduction on the full price course fee. See the date at top of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Concessions eligibility for online courses: any Oxfordshire resident; UK-based students, NHS workers; people in receipt of some means-tested benefits and their unwaged dependents. Evidence is required (e.g. student card, NHS staff card or DWP letter).
Eligible means-tested benefits: JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not Child Tax Credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Universal Credit.