Lo-to-no Budget Filmmaking

Lo-to-no Budget Filmmaking




Duration: One weekend Sat & Sun 24th/25th February 2018, 10.00-17.00
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE

Day 1: Make The Movie

Learn a step-by-step process using proven cost-effective, lo-to-no budget filmmaking techniques by considering the best and most efficient ways to produce, direct, shoot and edit a saleable feature film.

  • Pre-Production: getting organised for an efficient shoot
  • Budgets from 500 € to 1 000 000 € are discussed in detail
  • Proven lo-budget short cuts and faking a million pound budget
  • Using sound and music to enhance production values
  • Getting professional actors
  • The essentials of the art and craft of film directing
  • More than fifty lo-budget shooting tips
  • Avoiding the three big filmmaking mistakes

Day 2: Sell The Movie

Discover the secrets and real facts behind marketing, selling and distributing your finished film throughout the world and the pre-planning you need to turn your movie into this year’s cult classic, and yourself into a hot filmmaker.

NEW: Self distribution and the internet explained for filmmakers.

  • The movie game: presenting your first project to investors.
  • Distribution and marketing
  • Publicity: the essential ingredient to selling your film
  • PR kit: creating an effective package
  • Film buyers and film markets
  • Plotting the film festival route
  • Film financing: executing a strategy for a £50,000 – £3,000,000 budget
  • Honing a workable pitch for your film.
  • The distribution deal

Over 15,000 film students and filmmakers have taken this course worldwide since 1993.

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24/25 Feb


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