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No Budget Film School August 20-21: Bellflower Case Study with Glodell & Grashaw

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 11, 2011 at 5:50AM

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.
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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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.