I will be teaching at the NW Film Center again…

EXTREME LOW BUDGET FILM PRODUCTION Course #208

KELLEY BAKER
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, JUN 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 9 AM-6 PM
AND TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, JUN 8-10 & 15-17, 6-10 PM

When resources are super tight on a dramatic film, there are right and wrong ways to cut costs. Do it right and you keep the focus on telling the story as effectively and cheaply as possible. Do it wrong and you compromise goodwill with cast and crew, spend money you don’t have, and end up with a movie which simply doesn’t look and sound as good as it could on screen. This intensive crash course takes intermediate and advanced students step by step through the process of producing a short dramatic film, emphasizing the short cuts and tricks at each stage of production which lead to extreme low budget success (tip: light it right and you avoid expensive color correction). Serving as writer/director, the lead instructor will provide hands-on guidance throughout, aided by a visiting director of photography, sound recordist, and other specialists who drop by along the way. Students will serve in at least two crew positions, ranging from camera/lighting/grip to editor and sound designer. Assignments will be made based on student interest and skill, but at instructor discretion. The class will culminate with a sound mix at a local post-production house and a final screening for families and friends. Every student will be credited for their roles and receive the completed film on DVD. The goal is for participants to feel confident in budgeting, scheduling, and producing their own extreme low budget short dramatic film at a later time.

Pre-requisite: Some previous production experience. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro highly recommended.
12 sessions

Tuition: $775 | Equipment/Lab Fee: $230

NON-CREDIT OR 4 PSU CREDITS
PSU Credit Fee: $240 (OPTIONAL)

NW Film Center School of Film

934 SW Salmon St, Portland, Oregon
Mailing: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

or call 503-221-1156 for more info.