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Master Classes are in-depth, interactive learning experiences focused on craft and career building and led by renowned industry experts. Topics include fiction and documentary filmmaking, TV writing and production, and navigating and succeeding in the entertainment industry.
A short film can be a calling card for a feature and is also a great opportunity to learn the filmmaking process. Going from a short to a feature presents many new creative and tactical issues. Learn how to take on the challenge in this three-hour Master Class with the award-winning writer/director/actor Jim Cummings, who successfully transitioned his short, Thunder Road, into a feature film.
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Topics covered include:
00:00 - Introduction from Sundance Collab
02:30 - Introduction from Jim
13:40 - Moving from a Short Film to a Feature
15:46 - Fundraising on Kickstarter and WeFunder
22:50 - Finding Cast and Crew
29:05 - Networking in TV, Film, and at Festivals
33:33 - Production: Building a Team
40:35 - Production: Scheduling and Budgeting for a Feature Film
47:50 - Production: Selecting Essential Crew
55:25 - Post-Production
58:30 - Q&A
1:06 - Exercise: Getting Your Movie Made
01:25 - Distribution
01:38 - Marketing and Promotion
01:56 - Q&A
02:48 - Closing Thoughts