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2-Day Film Production Seminar Moscow: Dec. 2-3, 2017

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New York Film Academy Moscow 2-Day Film Production Seminar

The New York Film Academy returns to Moscow this December 2017, for its ongoing series of hands-on filmmaking workshops. This workshop is a 2-Day Film Production Seminar where workshop participants will be immersed in lessons targeting preproduction and production management, as well as directing preparation fundamentals. Join us for orientation Friday Dec. 1 before diving into a hands-on intensive course that spans Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3.

Students of all levels are invited to participate at this production workshop, as the instruction and hands-on participation is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned professionals interesting in learning the U.S. standard practices of preproduction in production management and directing for the film and television industries.

Lectures from our faculty of industry professionals include in-class, supervised practical exercises, where participants immediately apply what they have learned in the topics covered and analyzed in class. Each applicant is required to submit a short, one- to two-paragraph summary of his or her professional background, including level of experience as producer, production manager or director.

There will be short breaks between lectures, and participants are strongly encouraged to bring lunch and snacks on Saturday and Sunday. Seminar lectures and topics outlined below.

Film Production Seminar Outline

7 p.m. Orientation: Welcome & Introduction
  • Review Seminar Lecture Schedule
  • Production Management Prep
  • Directing Prep
  • In Class Exercise
9 p.m. Wrap

SATURDAY, DEC. 2, 2017
10 a.m. Managing Preproduction • Direct Correlation Between Effective Pre-Production and a Successful Principal Photography
  • Timeline and Prep Organization
  • Crew Hierarchy and Managing Workflow
  • Managing Paperwork Through Prep and Production
  • Shooting Schedule to Call Sheet to Production Report
  • Budget to Hot Costs to Cost Report
  • In-Class Exercise
12 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Director Preparation
  • The Director’s Notebook ~ Components and Purpose
  • Communicating with Department Heads
  • Preparing for Actor Rehearsals
  • Sequence and Scene Breakdown and Analysis
  • Breaking Down a Scene from Script to Screen
  • In-Class Exercise
2:30 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Preproduction Steps, Templates and Samples
  • Production Management Documents
  • Samples and Examples
5 p.m. Break
5:30 p.m. Directing Steps, Templates and Samples
  • Directing Preparation Documents
  • Samples and Examples
7:30 p.m. Wrap

SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2017
10 a.m. Scheduling
  • Scheduling for Fundraising During Development Phase
  • Scheduling for Production During Prep
  • Standard Rules and Practices in Scheduling
12 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Budgeting
  • Budgeting for Fundraising During Development Phase
  • Budgeting for Production During Prep
  • Standard Rules and Practices in Budgeting
2:30 p.m. Movie Magic Software
  • Basics of Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Basics of Movie Magic Budgeting
3 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. In-Class Exercise
  • Sequence and Scene Breakdown and Analysis
  • Scheduling Analysis of the Sequence and Scene
  • Budgeting Analysis of the Sequence and Scene
  • Directing Prep of the Sequence and Scene
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Exercise Presentations
Seminar Wrap

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