A 3d render of a desk cluttered with papers, a laptop, and a coffee mug.

PRODUCING

October 7 - October 28, 2021

5 PM - 8 PM EST

Planning your first project can be a challenging and confusing time. Not knowing where to focus your time, energy or money can lead to half-ideas, miscommunication with your crew and an unfinished product. As a new producer, there is a lot to consider and sometimes you don’t know where to start: story, crew, budget, actors, permits, distribution, and the big picture items that will help you to create and complete your video project. This 4-part course is available for emerging producers who would like to step up their producing game and to help them prepare and plan for their project by charting out the details. Participants should come into the course with a project in mind: a music video, short film or doc, micro-budget web series or micro-budget feature film. It will also feature some guest speakers, practical exercises, breakout sessions, discussions, and mentorship, all toward the goal of being prepared and ready to tackle your project head on.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Thursday, October 7th, 5pm-8pm
  • Session 2: Thursday, October 14th, 5pm-8pm
  • Session 3: Thursday, October 21st, 5pm-8pm
  • Session 4: Thursday, October 28th, 5pm-8pm

Materials

Zoom Account (register for a free account here).

About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.

Cancellation

DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.