Fresh off her first narrative feature,award-winning filmmaker Nicole Franklin shares insight on filming the microbudget Title VII -- a feature completed on an eight-day shooting schedule.
This workshop is a straightforward and revealing case study from a career documentarian and producer/director of narrative shorts. This director's thorough preparation left room for some quick thinking from the crew when confronted with the element of surprise. Though working with the tiniest of budgets, Title VII is a strong example of a talented ensemble cast and artful cinematic storytelling.
Behind-the-scenes stories and clips of the Title VII journey cover the following:
*Planning your microbudget
*Financing your microbudget
*Attracting heavy hitters to your microbudget
*Filming your microbudget in eight days
*Taking your microbudget to market
*Leveraging your next career move by investing in your microbudget
Nicole Franklin is an award-winning filmmaker and published writer. Through her 27 years in the industry Franklin has been a television director, stage manager, editor, educator, public speaker, web event host and contributing writer to such publications as The Good Men Project, Toronto-based ByBlacks.com and NBCBLK. She is an author for Kevin Anderson & Associates where she works as ghostwriter and editor. For seventeen years, her company EPIPHANY Inc. has been producing independent films for numerous cable networks including Showtime, BET, IFC, Nickelodeon, Sundance Channel and kweliTV. In news, she has worked on several Emmy Award-winning teams in stations from St. Louis to Los Angeles to New York City and on programs such as The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and morning television broadcasts on CBS News including CBS Sunday Morning. Single-topic news programs such as OJ Simpson: The Trial were also part of her earlier assignments while an editor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.
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Last updated: Apr. 10, 2017