HOW TO MAKE YOUR FILM AND KEEP YOUR SANITY
TANGO MACBETH: CASE STUDY IN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION
Join award winning producer/director Nadine Patterson for this one day seminar on best practices for independent filmmakers. Using her feature film TANGO MACBETH as a case study, she will take you through the entire filmmaking process: from idea, to page, to set, to screen. This is a unique workshop suited for documentary and narrative filmmakers who are working on micro-budget projects for under $100,000.
You will learn about:
- Outlining your Script Idea
- Producing & Directing Do’s and Don’ts
- Managing Cast and Crew
- Creating a Budget
- Designing a Look for Packaging & Marketing Your Film
- Using Social Media & Traditional Media for Outreach
- Planning the Release of your Film through Tugg
WHEN: Saturday December 14, 2013 from 11am to 4pm
WHERE: HipCinema in Mt. Airy Philadelphia. Accessible via SEPTA Regional Rail on the Chestnut Hill West Line and 23 Bus. Directions will be sent upon registration.
WHO: Filmmakers in the process of starting a project, in the midst of production, or at the beginning of distribution.
HOW MUCH: $45 fee ($35 for REELBLACK Members) includes light refreshment, tea and coffee. Please note any dietary restrictions in your email/registration.
MATERIALS & PREPARATION FOR CLASS: Bring laptop, notebook, or journal to take notes. Watch the online version of TANGO MACBETH (we will send you the link and password once you register) and prepare questions for the director/producer. Also have a good elevator pitch for your own project and be prepared to discuss the current needs for your production. Bring your business cards to exchange with other participants in the workshop.
Workshop Size: 12 Filmmakers Max.
- Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online form (at www.hipcinema.net) with the following: Name; phone contact and address; working title of your film; a tagline or one sentence synopsis about your project; one paragraph project description and a brief two to five sentence bio about yourself.
- The instructor will call you and briefly discuss your project and goals over the phone.
- Payment Via PayPal, Check or Money Order. DEADLINE for registration is December 11th.
Always Emerging: Observations on Cinema Culture & Practice by Nadine M. Patterson
Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer by Roberta Munroe
About Nadine Patterson: Nadine Patterson is an award winning independent producer/director who has shot films and given workshops in Australia, the United States, and England. She has been through many production calamities and she is willing to share her experiences with you.
Over the past 20 years she has taught video production at West Chester University, Temple University, Arcadia University, Drexel University, University of Western Sydney (Australia) and Scribe Video Center.
Her films include : “I Used to Teach English”, Winner Gold Apple Award 1994 National Educational Film/Video Festival, Oakland, CA; “Anna Russell Jones: Praisesong for a Pioneering Spirit”, Best Documentary 1993 African American Women in the Arts Film/Video Competition, Chicago, IL; “Moving with the Dreaming”, Prized Pieces award from the National Black Programming Consortium in 1997; “Todo El Mundo Dance!” selected for the 2001-2002 Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival. Other notable works include: “Shizue”, screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1991; and “Release” shown at the Constellation Change Dance Film Festival of London in 2006. She completed her second masters at the London Film School in 2005. Her book “Always Emerging” recounts her career as an independent filmmaker.
Her latest production, TANGO MACBETH, will screen across the U.S. through TUGG. You can follow Nadine Patterson on Twitter @hipcinema.