Production Planning for the Big Picture

During this intensive five-day course, we will explore all the necessary procedures, attitudes, techniques, paperwork and responsibilities of the Producer, Line Producer, Unit Production Manager and Assistant Director to plan and run a large or small film production. Using a script provided by the instructor, participants will create a production plan, breakdown the script, create a production board, shooting schedule, day-out-of-days and draft a preliminary budget. The class will scout locations and review production procedures, a day on set including call sheets, continuity notes and wrap reports. Related topics such as tax incentives, union agreements and safety guidelines with be introduced. Experience and film anecdotes will be shared. Several handouts, reference lists and production forms will be given out containing information students will find helpful long after this class has ended. The material covered is applicable to various level budgets for film, video, television, corporate, commercial and new media projects.

 

Instructors

Eric Mofford

Eric Mofford is a producer that has been involved in over 100 film, television, web and music videos/commercials. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Manager on over 30 feature films and television programs, including the Emmy award-winning 24, CLOCKWATCHERS, KALIFORNIA and DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST. Previous producing credits include the EMMY nominated, award winning feature documentary HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM; the live action portions for the EA video game, NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER, with Maggie Q; and the television pilot, FINDING HOPE, with Chris Mulkey, James Morrison and Molly Quinn.  He served as the Supervising Producer on the film, WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE DINGLE, shot in Kerry County, Ireland. His dramatic blues film, TRAVELIN' TRAINS (www.TravelinTrains.com), aired nationally on A&E and won a dozen national and international film festival awards including the CINE Golden Eagle. He is currently the Head of Production at Lone Wolf Media.

He has written and directed projects for Disney Interactive, Saban Entertainment, The Discovery Channel, Image America, Why Communications, United Way, Turner Broadcasting and the Atlanta Project. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America. In June, 2010 he received the RAWARTISTS award.  He has taught numerous media workshops on feature film production, producing and documentary, not only in the United States, but also in Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands, and in Canada.  For the last 10 years, he has been mentoring filmmakers with an individualized, tutorial-based instruction program One on One Film Training.

Website:

Course Dates

Jun 18 to Jun 24
Sep 17 to Sep 23

Tuition

$1095

Class Size

14