Low-Budget Filmmaking

FILM TV X 476.6

Learn techniques and theories examining all phases of the low-budget filmmaking process, from development to production to post-production, and how to translate a minimum budget into maximum quality on screen.

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Fall
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Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Discover how to analyze and break down the screenplay
  • Learn about financing the production, evaluating the marketplace, marketing, and distribution
  • Learn how to apply creativity to a budgetary plan to maximize on-screen value
  • Learn how to cast and select key production personnel
  • Learn production design, music, editing, sound design
  • Apply concepts learned to your own projects

About this course:

In this detailed exploration of low-budget filmmaking, learn techniques and theories examining all phases of the process, from development to production to post-production. The focus is on translating a minimum budget into maximum quality on screen. Topics include the script, financing the production, evaluating the marketplace, analyzing and breaking down the screenplay, learning to apply creativity to a budgetary plan to maximize on-screen value, casting, selecting key production personnel, production design, music, editing, sound design, marketing, and distribution. Throughout the class, you are able to apply concepts learned to your own projects.

Summer 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Monday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
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Instructor: Kim Adelman
386938
Fee:
$699.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes

No meeting July 4.  Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 03, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jun 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Jul 4, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Jul 11, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Jul 18, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Jul 25, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Aug 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Aug 8, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Aug 15, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Aug 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Mon Aug 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119

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