No Budget Film School began in 2005 to give filmmakers the know-how that was lacking from other traditional schools and workshops, and to teach them how to make films with only the resources they currently have available–embracing their limitations to focus on the most important elements, rather than getting discouraged. Founder Mark Stolaroff informs the NBFS from his own no-budget experience, working at Next Wave Films (which supported the likes of Christopher Nolan), viewing thousands of micro-budget films and relationships with working directors.
No Budget Film School’s next class is August 20-21, and guest speakers include Bellflower‘s Evan Glodell and Vincent Grashaw, Marwencol producer Matt Radecki and Humpday‘s Joshua Leonard. More details below. Sign up here. Here’s more on Bellflower.
The Art & Science of No-Budget Filmmaking
A Two-Day No-Budget Filmmaking Immersion
Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2011
Raleigh Studios – Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Confirmed Guest Speakers:
Peter Broderick (President, Paradigm Consulting)
Evan Glodell & Vincent Glashaw, (Filmmakers, “Bellflower”)
Joshua Leonard (Actor, “The Blair Witch Project”; Director, “The Lie”)
Matt Radecki (Producer, “Marwencol”; Founder, Different By Design)
Other Speakers TBA
– Evan Glodell & Vincent Glashaw from “Bellflower” will case-study their $15k film. As you know, “Bellflower” is taking the indie world by storm and looks to be the no-budget success story of the year.
– Peter Broderick will be joining me again as he always does to give another empowering presentation on Hybrid Distribution and Crowdfunding.
– Joshua Leonard will talk about his acting work on seminal no-budget films like “The Blair Witch Project” and “Humpday,” and will also break down his directorial debut “The Lie,” which premiered at Sundance this year and is opening this Fall.
– Matt Radecki, the prolific producer of films like “Marwencol,” will discuss no-budget post production. He is the Founder of Different By Design, a post house that caters to independents
If you’re through talking about being a filmmaker and ready to become one, this will be the most practical filmmaking class you will ever take.