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75 Students
38 Lessons
Beginner

What Will You Learn?

  • You'll develop your story idea
  • You'll plan for pre-production, production and post-production
  • You'll find out how to fully develop a professional short film with proper documentation
  • You'll understand what sets apart amateur and professional filmmaking

Curriculum

1h 15m
Section 1: Your Story Idea and Development
16:45
Outline and Treatment
02:48
Pre-Production Planning - Timeline
01:43
Pre-Production Planning - Crew, Cast, Locations and Other Resources
02:31
Section 2: Pre-Production
26:50
What Makes Pre-Production
01:00
Script
02:24
Storyboards and Concept Art
02:43
Budgeting
04:09
Production and Shooting Schedules
02:46
Cast and Crew Contracts
02:11
Finding Cast and Crew
01:48
Finding Locations and Scouting
02:46
Production Design and Prop Prep Work
02:16
Temp and Rough Draft Visual Effects
02:10
Film Insurance
02:37
Section 3: Production
07:44
Lights, Camera, Action!
01:06
Call Sheets and Shot Lists
01:52
Principal Photography
01:56
Pick-Up Shots
01:21
Wrapping Up Production
01:29
Section 4: Post-Production
13:01
We'll Fix it in Post?
01:33
Continuity and Scripty Notes
01:26
Rough Cut with Temp VFX to Final Cut
01:31
Visual Effects Post-Production
01:54
Foley Sound and Sound Post-Production
02:38
Music Composition
03:59
Section 5: Showcasing Your Short Film
06:17
It's Show Time!
01:22
Film Festivals
02:19
YouTube Release
01:22
Conclusion
01:14
Section 6: BONUS
05:19
Networking
Bonus Lecture: NEW "VFX Production On-Set: Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor"
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Bonus Lecture: "How to Get a Job in Hollywood"
01:05

Description

Requirements

  • A story idea for a short film
  • Passion
  • A notebook (or pen & paper)

About the Instructor

Vicki Lau

Multi-Hyphenate Artist, VFX Pro, TEDx & Keynote Speaker
90.8% of students rated this instructor as excellent!
Reviews 73
Students 10,300
Massive audience
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Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead. Since then, she has worked on movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and the recent Aquaman.

At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.

She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.

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