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Who Is This Course For?

  • Are you an aspiring independent filmmaker with little to no experience and a small budget? Or maybe you're just someone who wants to learn more about the role of the producer on independent film projects. Either way, this course is for YOU!

What Will You Learn?

This course helps aspiring independent filmmakers learn all the key information, tips and tools to start preparing for your production, today!

  • A firm understanding of the role of a producer on an independent film project.

  • Actual tools used by producers to maintain a successful shoot.

  • The difference between working with union vs. non-union cast & crew.

  • Gain location scouting tips of the trade.

  • The differences between (and the importance of) the 3 stages of production; pre-production, production, and post-production.

What Are Students Saying?

See what students from the 2018 Black Filmmakers Summit had to say about this course.

  • Jynnette L.

    " I LOVED this (course)! Thank you so much. I'm actually going to be shooting my first short film in December and the outline of the process was helpful to get my head wrapped around everything. I'm pretty solid on what most of the steps were but there were details and explanations in this video that were new to me and much appreciated."

  • Michael P.

    "The information you provided was priceless. Some of the information I have heard of and use, but there was a lot of information I'd never heard of -- I'm not a traditional film student. You took the time to deliver the information in progressive steps moving from each phase of production; in addition, you added the forms and tips to accompany what you're teaching. Thank you so much for the knowledge and wisdom you gave."

  • Gatwiri M.

    "You provided loads of useful information. I can tell you’re organized and thorough based on your presentation!"

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Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • What's In This Course
    • Welcome To Production 101
  • 2
    Independent Production Budgets
    • Independent Production Budgets
    • Independent Production Budgets
  • 3
    Finding Funding
    • Show Me The Money!
    • Finding Funding
  • 4
    Film Budget & Schedule
    • Budget & Schedule
    • Film Budget & Schedule
  • 5
    Cast & Crew Up!
    • Cast & Crew Up!
    • SAG-Indie
    • Cast & Crew Up
  • 6
    Paperwork & Permits
    • Paperwork & Permits
    • Paperwork & Permits
  • 7
    Location. Location. Location.
    • Location Scouting
    • Location. Location. Location.
  • 8
    Pre-Production Prep Tools
    • Pre-Production Prep Tools
    • Pre-Production
    • Exercise 1: Download a free script from this link and practice filling out a Script Breakdown for a single scene
  • 9
    Production Day Tips
    • Action!
    • Production Day
  • 10
    Post-Production
    • Post-Production
    • Post-Production
Watch Intro Video

IndieCapitol Ep4: A Conversation with Lori Nelson Lee

Lori talks about the creative process, film festivals, wearing her "Producer" hat, and more.

Instructor

  • Lori Nelson Lee

    Author | Filmmaker | Producer

    Lori Nelson Lee

    Lori's short films have been finalists and winners in several film competitions. Her web series, The Archives has included appearances by Chubb Rock (Hip-Hop Artist), 9th Wonder (Grammy-Nominated Producer), DJ Young Guru (Tour DJ & Engineer for Jay-Z), and actors Omari Hardwick and Cory Hardrict. She's now in her 2nd season as the Executive Producer and co-host of the popular hip-hop podcast, Married to Hip Hop (Not The Drama) with Tracey Lee, with a list of guests that includes Grammy award-winning Producer Deric 'D-Dot' Angelettie, Grammy-nominated singer Eric Roberson, actor Dorian Missick, and rapper/lecturer Gabriel Asheru Benn, best known for writing and performing the theme song for the popular TV series, The Boondocks. Having a decade of experience as a content creator writing, directing and producing under her belt, Lori Nelson Lee knows what it takes to successfully organize an independent production on an independent budget. The devil is in the details, and she's all about dotting the I's and crossing the T's. This online course, Film Production 101: For Aspiring Independent Filmmakers is filled with informative "nuggets" and lots of template downloads that you don't want to miss!

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If you’re really serious about producing independent films, then this is your ideal next step to ensure that your production is a success!

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