Udemy Filmmaker in a Box: Learn How to Make an Indie Feature Film Udemy
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    You can spend tens of thousands of dollars on film school, you can work as a production assistant for a decade and hope to move up the ladder - or you can GET OUT THERE AND MAKE YOUR OWN MOVIE! FILMMAKER IN A BOX shows you - in every possible detail - how one team of Hollywood professionals made, and commercially released, a movie on a micro-budget of $100,000. YOU CAN TOO!

    FILMMAKER IN A BOX is unlike anything you've ever seen. Seriously.

    If you're a lover of movies who dreams of getting behind the camera, you know you own dozens of DVDs with behind-the-scens material that you've watched 100 times. Right?

    But, seriously… When are you going to get the chance to be standing in a field surrounded by 10,000 extras all in custom-made armor filming with 20 cameras? Chances are your first film (or even your second or third) are going to be significantly smaller in scale than that…

    FILMMAKER IN A BOX is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of a micro-budget(meaning REALISTIC BUDGET!) feature film. This is a look into how a professional near-no-budget film is made - with EVERY DETAIL available at your fingertips!

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    "It shares the kind of lessons that can usually only be learned by doing. Not a lecture, not a seminar, just the honest, accurate, moment-to-moment account of everything it takes to put a film together."

    Earl Newton, Executive Producer/Creator Stranger Things

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    How Can FILMMAKER IN A BOX Help You?

    FIB examines the EVERY detail of the making of an independent movie called 2 Million Stupid Women (a comedy written by a woman!), which was made for only $100,000, made within the "Hollywood" system.

    FILMMAKER IN A BOX has ton of INCREDIBLY detailed behind-the-scenes interviews and footage covering every stage of the prep, production and post-production . You'll get interviews and conversations with all key members of the production team: the director, the producers, the writer, the cinematographers, the editor, the production sound mixer, the post production sound designer, the assistant director and more! These are not marketing fluff interviews - these are uncensored, honest and straight-to-the-point discussions about every pitfall, conflict and negotiation required to complete the project.

    In addition - you also get hundreds of pages of the actual documents used to make the film: the full budget (yes! the REAL full budget, line by line see how the money was spent), the schedule, call sheets, every contract, director's notes and MORE.

    FILMMAKER IN A BOX will take you, step-by-step, through the exact process this team took to mount an independent feature film from the ground up. FILMMAKER IN A BOX shines a light on every potential misstep and lucky break that can fall into a first-time (or second or third!) filmmaker's lap.

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    "I wish something like this existed when I was starting out... No bulls**t; the next best thing to actually being there with the filmmakers while they were making it!"

    Mark Bell, Owner/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, FilmThreat

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    To get a real idea of what's inside, you need to see the FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS (link below!), but - just as a sample FIB includes:

    The complete filmmaking experience all in one package. Over 17 hours divided into 108 individual video modules covering:

    • Development
    • Funding
    • Contracts
    • Casting
    • Rehearsals
    • Locations
    • Lighting
    • Sound
    • Cameras
    • Production Diary
    • Editing
    • Score
    • Music
    • Post Production Sound

    We also include all the production documents we used: 

    • Full Budget
    • Schedule
    • Screenplay
    • Call Sheets
    • Casting Notes
    • Contracts

    FILMMAKER IN A BOX also includes such unique features as:

    • Audition footage
    • Rehearsals with the actors
    • The complete, pre-mixed, rough-cut of 2 Million Stupid Women
    • The entire table read with the cast and filmmakers of 2 Million Stupid Women
    • Comprehensive explanations on lighting and recording sound for every day of production
    • Behind the scenes footage shot during principle photography
    • Examples of the contracts, permits, call sheets, sound reports, and dozens of other pertinent documents used during production
    • Over 100 individual video modules detailing every single element of pre-production, production and post-production
    • The final release version of 2 Million Stupid Women
    • And even more…

    FIB is a must-own for anyone thinking of making their first, second or even third feature film

    It is beyond anything you can learn from film school or filmmaking tips in a book.

    This is as close to the experience of actually making a movie as you can get - without actually doing it.

    Through candid, first-hand anecdotes, hard-earned by actual independent filmmakers, FILMMAKER IN A BOXwill help prepare you for what to expect before you ever step foot on set. Whether you're prepping your first film, or you're simply curious what goes into making an independent film, FILMMAKER IN A BOX is an essential tool of every aspiring filmmaker or video creator.

    If you've got the dream.

    If you've got the drive.

    If you've got the passion - but you're missing the knowledge and experience...Filmmaker in a Box will help you make your film into a reality.

    Enroll NOW and learn how to make a low budget feature film! Let's get started!

    Updated on 19 February, 2018
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