Through lectures, workshops and presentations by professional filmmakers and videographers and practical assignments, students will learn the basics of entrepreneurship. They will be mentored in the creation of a personal entrepreneurial plan for a realistic business venture. The objective of the course is to provide students with a concrete plan for creating a job for themselves and covers relevant topics such as business financing, risk & return in the creative industry, international opportunities, and professional ethics. Students will learn how to register and operate a small image production business including bookkeeping, business protocols; the pricing, estimating and invoicing of assignments; and how to protect their copyright. Students will also learn the steps involved in managing and bringing a screenplay to the screen: organizing, staffing, budgeting, scheduling, securing locations, shooting and post-production. In addition to offering practical, hands-on help in dealing with each of these steps, students will learn how to work within smaller budgets while producing their own short film ideas.
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