Film and television production is a “team sport”. Efficient planning, selecting the right cast and crew, knowing how to pull many schedules together, and a thousand other questions must be addressed to complete even a short movie. How do you find “good people”? How do you know a skilled tech from a beginner? What “do’s and don’ts” should you concern yourself with on-set? Production scheduling? Craft services? Liability insurance? Permits? HELP!

Nate Schemel is an experienced field producer in TV and film production. He was the lead producer on HGTV and DIY Network’s “Turf War”. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the Sacramento Film and Music Festival. In four, Saturday 4-hour sessions he will help you prepare. Whether you are just beginning and need to know very basic information or perhaps you are skilled but in a narrow field and need a better understanding of the “big picture”, this is the class for you. This short course will be primarily simple demonstration and lecture designed to walk potential filmmakers through the film production process. Learn the problem solving skills          necessary to be a successful film producer and director. Excellent preparation for the local 10 X 10 Filmmaker Challenge, Sac Music Seen, 48-Hour, and Place Called Sacramento, film festivals.

March 17, 24, 31, and April 7
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Access Sacramento
Gold Run Room
Fee = $50

Session One — Keys to Good Storytelling and Tips for Selection of Cast & Crew
Session Two — Pre-Production Planning, Shoot Scheduling, and
On-Set Production Etiquette and Tips
Session Three — What to Expect from a Good Editor, Music Choices, Editing Efficiencies
Session Four — Overview and Q & A Discussion

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Contact Access Sacramento 916-456-8600, extension 0.