The film industry is one of the most lucrative entertainment industries in the world, but it  can be daunting for new filmmakers. Historically, gatekeepers have held aspiring filmmakers at bay and breaking into the industry was a long shot. But, times have changed. With newer technology, the affordability of editing software, social media, and crowdfunding, filmmakers don’t require big budgets to make movies anymore. Now, you can record a movie on your cell phone, edit it at home, and submit it directly to major film festivals.

Take first steps toward your filmmaking journey with this mini-course filled with topical videos and leading insights. Creating the Shot List highlights pieces of the Film & TV Industry Essentials program, featuring NYU and Rolling Stone. Within the program, you’ll learn about creating a shot list and other pre-production film techniques. You’ll also get an overview of career paths like a Film Director, Screenwriter, Camera Operator, and Editor. Expect insights from David K. Irving, Ang Lee, and more plus more in this digestible, mini-video series.

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a daily email for four days to understand the basics of creating a shot list, storyboarding, organizing shots, and how to build a shooting schedule.

In this mini-course, you’ll find the following information:

  • Breaking Down the Script
  • The Basics of Storyboarding
  • Categorizing Your Shots
  • Building a Shooting Schedule

Film & TV Industry Essentials contributors who teach this mini-course:

  • David K. Irving, Associate Professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and filmmaker
  • Ang Lee, Academy Award winning filmmaker

Want to understand the business of film and how to create a shot list? Check out this film course.

Mini-Course: Creating the Shot List

Access this mini-course and begin to unlock how to approach creating a shot list. Upon signing up, you’ll be getting a lesson on shot lists in your email inbox for four days. By the end of this mini-course, you’ll understand basic storyboarding aspects and how to turn your script into a film.

Film & TV Industry Essentials, an online course featuring NYU  and Rollingstone, features full modules dedicated to the Fundamentals of Film, the Fundamentals of Television, Understanding the Production Process, Post Production & The Production Business, and Marketing and Distribution.


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