Name: Frances D. Barth Course: Film/TV Industry Essentials
I enrolled in Film/TV Essentials so I could...
learn other aspects of the film industry that I was not aware of.
Where are you working now?
In my studio.
How did the course prepare you for working in the film and TV industry?
I'm an indy filmmaker and 75 years old-so I wasn't focused on fitting into an industry, but to be better in all aspects of my filmmaking. Right away I understood I need to go back to my most recent film, Dreaming Tango, which has played many festivals but I need to further develop aspects of the press kit, marketing and attempt distribution past film festivals.
How did the partnership with NYU for Film and TV Industry Essentials affect your choice to take the program?
It was the main reason I was interested.
What is your biggest takeaway from this program?
I have a much better practical understanding of all aspects of filmmaking-especially regarding marketing and distribution and levels to aspire to professionally.
What assignment, course, and/or instructor sticks out in your mind or taught you something valuable?
They all did-most of them were from the NYU school. Each offered really important information and concepts.
What would you say to a friend about Film/TV Industry Essentials?
I think it's great for someone who knows much of this already, but I would think intimidating for anyone who isn't used to technology already.
Why did you think the course was right for you when you enrolled?
I wanted a broadly scoped project on film/tv. I have taken many single CE classes and I thought this would be very helpful as I'm about to tackle a feature film.