Pre-Production Planning

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Date and Time

Mon, Mar 2
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


$35 AFS Member | $45 Regular Price


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Avenue

This is a 3-hour course to help turn your film from just an idea to a list of action items and deadlines. Geared towards narrative filmmaking, this class offers tools applicable to planning shoots for live events, documentaries, and music videos. Whether you have never attempted to make a video before or whether you are brushing up on how you made your last production, this class is a great guide on what to plan and consider as you gear up to film your idea.

Some topics covered include:

  • Creating a Timeline
  • Location Scouting
  • Casting
  • Budgeting
  • Production Insurance
  • Production Paperwork

About the Instructor: Sharon Arteaga
Sharon Arteaga is a director who has self-produced her award-winning short films and music videos. Her latest film “Plane Pretend” received an AFS Grant. She is a recipient of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image Award and was chosen out of 900+ films to tour with LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival celebrating, showcasing and championing women in film. Arteaga has been a live action production coordinator at Rooster Teeth, a freelance field producer, and a Production Manager for Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Emily Hagin’s web series Hold to Your Best Self, and currently for the documentary company doculab. She has mentored youth at the Austin Film Society for over 5 years and has taught preproduction at Austin Public for over 2 years.

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