Dive Into Our 2018 Summer Education Series!

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This summer is jam packed with educational courses that'll set you on the right track! Start with some info on the pre-production phase with our Back to One Filmmaking Basics course. Next, head on over to the PA Academy with the legendary Linda Burns for some on-set etiquette. Lastly, round off your summer with the Producers Series, learning what it takes to get your film made. These classes won't last all summer long so get 'em while they're hot! 

8/4 Back to One Filmmaking Basics

Intro to Film Business

DATE: 8/04/18
TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau - 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 510, Tucker, GA 30084
PRICE: $65 Non-Members/$50 ATLFS/GPP Members

Basics of the business - development to sale, terminology, crew positions, definitions, and hierarchy. Overview of the film and television industry, including commercials, industrials, and music videos.

Getting Started in the Industry

DATE: 8/04/18
TIME: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION: DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRICE: $65 Non-Members/$50 ATLFS/GPP Members

Entry level positions in all departments. Paths to different careers. How to transition from another industry. How and where to find work.

Resumes for Film and TV 

DATE: 8/04/18
TIME: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
LOCATION: DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRICE: $50 Non-Members/$40 ATLFS/GPP Members

How to craft a film resume, whether you have experience or not. Mostly for crew, but we’ll touch on cast headshots and resumes as well. Please bring your resume to class to workshop it with the instructor during the last hour.

8/11-8/12 GPP/ATLFS present The PA Academy

DATE: August 11 & 12
TIME: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
LOCATION: PC&E – 2235 Defoor Hills Road Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318
PRICE: $150 Standard/$120 ATLFS or GPP Members

This two day, bootcamp-style Production Assistant workshop is perfect for those just starting their career in the industry as well as those looking to advance their knowledge of what it takes to succeed as an office or on-set production assistant working on commercials, industrials, music videos, independent films, television series and studio features.

8/18 Producers Series (Producing and Budgeting Track)

(Producing Track): Producing 101 (1 of 3)

DATE: 8/18/18
TIME: 9:30am - 1:30pm
LOCATION: Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRICE: Take All 3 For $380 Non-Members  / $300 GPP - ATLFS Members
Producing 101 - $75 Non-Members / $60 GPP - ATLFS Members

This 4 hour workshop is the foundation for both series, although less important if you just want to learn how to breakdown and schedule, and/or budget a film as an assistant director or production manager. 

(Budgeting Track): Breaking Down a Script 201 (1 of 3)

DATE: 8/18/18
TIME: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
LOCATION: Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau
PRICE: Take All 3 For $580 Non-Member / $460 GPP - ATLFS Members
Breaking Down a Script 201 - $200 Non-Members / $160 GPP - ATLFS Members

Paying someone to breakdown your script elements properly can be very expensive. Using the tagging function in Final Draft and importing it without doing the actual breakdown work keeps you from an intimate understanding of the work at hand. Plus it never captures everything your breakdown needs, doesn’t allow for finding all the mistakes in script continuity, nor seeing the holes in your story as you dig deeper into the minutia. If you want to be a good producer, assistant director, or production manager, it all starts with understanding this process.

*Producer Series (Producing and Budgeting) continues through the fall!