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    Welcome to Pocket Film School!

    • Congratulations!

    • First 100 Students

    • So Much To Learn!

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    1 - Writing

    • WRITING - SEGMENT 1

    • WRI1.1 - INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING

    • WRI.1.2 - INSPIRATION

    • WRI.1.3 - STARTING OUT

    • WRI.1.4 - DEVELOPING CHARACTERS

    • WRI.1.5 - CREATING TENSION

    • WRI.1.6 - PROGRESS AND TROUBLESHOOTING

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    2 - Script Development

    • DEV.1.00 - WELCOME TO DEVELOPMENT

    • DEV.1.01 - FIRST DRAFT DONE, ARE WE READY TO SHOOT?

    • DEV.1.02 - HOW DOES GENRE AFFECT DEVELOPMENT

    • DEV.1.03 - THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

    • DEV.1.04 - DON'T TAKE NOTES PERSONALLY

    • DEV.1.05 - WHERE SCRIPTS FAIL

    • DEV.1.06 - WRITING LOVABLE CHARACTERS

    • DEV.1.07 - TONE AND PACING

    • DEV.1.08 - GIVE THE ANSWER BEFORE THE QUESTION

    • DEV.1.09 - DEFENDING IDEAS, STAYING ALLIES

    • DEV.1.10 - WHAT IS SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

    • DEV.1.11 - UNDERSTANDING A SCRIPT'S MARKETABILITY

    • DEV.1.12 - TALKING TO A WRITER

    • DEV.1.13 - PRODUCER'S FIRST PASS

    • DEV.1.14 - WRITING DOESN'T HAVE TO GET PERSONAL

    • DEV.1.15 - DON'T BE AFRAID TO KILL YOUR DARLINGS

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    3 - Budgeting and Scheduling

    • BUD.1.00 - BUDGET AND SCHEDULING INTRO

    • BUD.1.01 - MAKING A PLAN & KNOWING THE BASICS

    • BUD.1.02 - LET'S BREAK DOWN A SCRIPT

    • BUD.1.03 - BRINGING YOUR BREAKDOWN INTO SOFTWARE

    • BUD.1.04 - WHAT IS ON A ONE LINE

    • BUD.1.05 - SCHEDULING YOUR BREAKDOWN

    • BUD.1.06 - NOW ADD THE NUMBERS

    • GLOSSARY - BUDGETING AND SCHEDULING

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    4 - Packaging and Financing

    • P&F.1.01 - HOW TO GET MONEY

    • P&F.1.02 - PACKAGING YOUR FILM

    • P&F.1.03 - PITCH DECKS

    • P&F.1.04 - HOW TO FUND A FILM

    • P&F.1.05 - THROW A GOOD PARTY

    • P&F.1.06 - UNDERSTAND WHERE THE FILM IS GOING

    • PACKAGING AND FINANCING DOWNLOADS

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    5 - Pre-Production

    • PRE.1.01 - ASSEMBLING THE AVENGERS

    • PRE.1.02 - THE CHECKLIST

    • PRE.1.03 - CREWING AND CASTING

    • PRE.1.04 - LOCATION SCOUTING, BOOKING CAST & MAKING THE SCHEDULE WORK

    • PRE.1.05 - RENTING GEAR

    • PRE.1.06 - TECH SCOUT

    • PRE.1.07 - TECH SCOUT: QUICK LOOK OUT TIPS

    • PRE.1.08 - SO MUCH HAPPENING

    • PRE.1.09 - TIME TO LOCK THINGS IN

    • PRE.1.10 - INSURANCE

    • PRE.1.11 - PERMITS

    • PRE.1.12 - PRODUCTION VEHICLES

    • PRE.1.13 - THE DAY BEFORE PRODUCTION

    • PRE.1.14 - STAY ORGANIZED

    • PRE.1.15 - EXTRA BITS

    • GLOSSARY - PRE-PRODUCTION

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    6 - Production

    • PRO.1.00 - INTRO SKIT

    • PRO.1.01 - PT. 1 CONTROLLING THE CHAOS

    • PRO.1.02 - WELCOME TO FREE FALL

    • PRO.1.03 - THE FIRST 15 MINUTES

    • PRO.1.04 - SET BIN & THE MOBILE OFFICE

    • PRO.1.05 - WHAT ARE SIDES?

    • PRO.1.06 - LOCATION CARE

    • PRO.1.07 - COLLECT SIGNATURES AND STAY ORGANIZED

    • PRO.1.08 - TAKING CARE OF YOUR CREW

    • PRO.1.09 - SAFETY MEETING

    • PRO.1.10 - THE IMPORTANCE OF WALKIES

    • PRO.1.11 - BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

    • PRO.1.12 - KEEPING TIME & WRAPPING OUT

    • PRO.1.13 - SEE THE MATRIX

    • PRO.2.00 - PT. 2 CALLING THE ROLL

    • PRO.2.01 - RUNNING THE SHOOT DAY

    • PRO.2.02 - BLOCK, LIGHT, SHOOT

    • GLOSSARY & OVERHEARD ON SET - PRODUCTION

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    7 - Directing

    • MEET YOUR TEACHER - ZACH

    • WELCOME TO - DIRECTING

    • DIR1.02 - WHO IS THE DIRECTOR?

    • DIR1.03 - WHAT DOES THE DIRECTOR DO?

    • DIR1.04 - WHAT'S YOUR SKILL?

    • DIR1.05 - WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?

    • DIR1.06 - THE JOB

    • DIR1.07 - COMING UP WITH IDEAS

    • DIR.08 - FINDING THE RIGHT PROJECT

    • DIR.09 - CREATIVE COMMUNICATION

    • DIR.10 - THE COLLABORATION PROCESS

    • DIR.11 - TRUST

    • DIR.12 - PRODUCTION

    • DIR. 13 - DON'T GET LOST IN STYLE

    • DIR.14 - KEEPING THE GOOD VIBES

    • DIR.15 - SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE

    • DIR. 16 - POST PRODUCTION

    • DIR. 17 - GITTEN-ER-DONE!

    • DIR. 18 - THANKS FOR WATCHING!

    • TIPS - ACTOR HACKS

    • TIPS - BEING REALISTIC

    • DIR.QZ.1 - DIRECTING QUIZ

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    8 - Cinematography

    • MEET YOUR TEACHER - KARL

    • CIN.1.01 - Pt. 1 - TECHNIQUES

    • CIN.1.02 - SAME WAVELENGTHS

    • CIN.1.03 - 4 SIMPLE STEPS TO GROW AS A CINEMATOGRAPHER

    • CIN.1.04 - WHERE DO YOU START?

    • CIN.1.05 - WHAT DOES A DP ACTUALLY DO?

    • CIN.1.07 - THE TRINITY OF CINEMATOGRAPHY

    • CIN.1.08 - SECOND NOTES PASS ON THE SCRIPT

    • CIN.1.09 - WORKING WITH THE DIRECTOR

    • CIN.1.10 - WORKING WITH THE PRODUCTION DESIGNER

    • CIN.1.11 - WORKING WITH THE PRODUCER

    • CIN.1.12 - YOUR IDEAL RATE

    • CIN.1.13 - LOCATION SCOUTING

    • CIN.1.14 - HIRING YOUR CREW

    • CIN.1.QZ1 - PRE-PRODUCTION QUIZ

    • CIN.1.15 - MOVING INTO PRODUCTION

    • CIN.1.16 - RACING THE CLOCK

    • CIN.1.17 - BE CALM, COMMUNICATE

    • CIN.1.18 - HOW TO NAVIGATE BLOCKING

    • CIN.1.19 - FIND THE VISION

    • CIN.1.20 - SURVIVAL

    • CIN.1.21 - REFLECT

    • CIN.1.22 - WORKING WITH A COLOURIST

    • CIN.1.23 - THE EGO TRAP

    • CIN.1.QZ2 - PRODUCTION QUIZ

    • CIN.1.24 - WRAP UP

    • CIN.2.00 - PT. 2 PRINCIPLES

    • CIN.2.01 - FRAME RATE

    • CIN.2.02 - EXPOSURE

    • CIN.2.03 - SHUTTER SPEED

    • CIN.2.04 - ISO / ASA / EI

    • CIN.2.05 - APERTURE

    • CIN.2.06 - TOOLS OF EXPOSURE

    • CIN.2.07 - WHITE BALANCE

    • CIN.2.08 - FRAMING

    • CIN.2.09 - FOCAL LENGTHS

    • CIN.2.11 - RULES OF FRAMING

    • CIN.2.12 - TYPES OF MOVEMENT

    • CIN.2.13 - WHY IS THE CAMERA MOVING?

    • CIN.2.14 - WHO IS THE CAMERA?

    • CIN.2.16 - SENSOR SIZE

    • CIN.2.17 - LOG V. RAW

    • CIN.3.01 - PT.3 GEAR

    • CIN.3.03 - LENSES

    • CIN.3.04 - CAMERA SUPPORT

    • CIN.3.06 - CRANES

    • CIN.3.07 - GIMBALS

    • CIN.3.08 - STEADICAM

    • CIN.3.09 - DRONES

    • CIN.3.11 - STANDS

    • CIN.3.15 - FILM VS. DIGITAL

    • CIN.3.16 - HOW TO MAKE GEAR LISTS

    • WORLDWIDE CINEMAGRAPHIC SOCIETIES

    • TEMPLATES AND RESOURCES

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    9 - Production Design

    • PD.1.01 - PRODUCTION DESIGN WITH VINCE

    • PD.1.02 - MOTIVATION

    • PD.1.03 - COMMUNICATING

    • PD.1.04 - BUDGET

    • PD.1.05 -LIMITED BUDGET

    • PD.1.06 - SETS V. PRACTICAL

    • PD.1.07 - STARTING OUT

    • PD.1.08 - APPLYING YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH

    • PD.1.09 - CREATIVE PROCESS

    • PD.1.10 - EXCEDING LIMITATIONS

    • PD.1.11 - THINGS TO AVOID

    • PD.1.12 - SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE

    • PD.1.13 - GETTING OPINIONS

    • PD.1.14 - COLLABORATION

    • PD.1.15 - DEALING WITH BUDGET

    • PD.1.16 - GETTING WORK

    • PD.1.17 -WRAPPING UP

    • PD.2.00 - PRODUCTION DESIGN W/ MELANIE GARROS

    • PD.2.01 - ON LOCATION DESIGN

    • PD.2.02 - LOCATION SCOUTING

    • PD.2.03 - THE CREATIVE PROCESS

    • PD.2.04 - THE CREATIVE PROCESS PT.2

    • PD.2.05 - SOURCING ITEMS

    • PD.2.06 - BUDGETING

    • PD.2.07 - ENTERING PRODUCTION

    • PD.2.08 - WRAPPING OUT

    • PD.2.09 - FINAL WORDS

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    10 - Wrapout

    • WRP.1.01 - WE'RE DONE. RIGHT?

    • WRP.1.02 - RETURNS

    • WRP.1.03 - WHO GETS THE MOVIE?

    • WRP.1.04 - POST PRODUCTION

    • WRP.1.05 - RECEIPTS AND EXPENSE REPORTS

    • WRP.1.06 - CREW INVOICES

    • WRP.1.07 - OTHER PRODUCTION INVOICES

    • WRP.1.08 - PAYMENTS

    • WRP.1.09 - THE WRAP BINDER

    • WRP.1.10 - BUILDING THE EXPENSE REPORT

    • WRP.1.11 - DIGITAL WRAP BINDER

    • GLOSSARY - WRAP OUT

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    11 - Editing

    • EDITING INTRO

    • EDT.1.01 - ORGANIZING YOUR HARD DRIVE

    • EDT.1.02 - CHECKSUMS

    • EDT.1.03 - MAKING A PROJECT FILE

    • EDT.1.04 - IMPORTING

    • EDT.1.05 - CREATING A SEQUENCE

    • EDT.1.06 - WORKING IN YOUR TIMELINE

    • EDT.1.07 - GET TO KNOW THE TOOLS

    • EDT.1.08 - TRANSPARENT LAYER AND TIMECODING

    • EDT.1.09 - WRAPPING UP

    • EDT.2.00 - EDITING WITH ZACH

    • EDT.2.01 - ASSEMBLING A SCENE

    • EDT.2.02 - BEING AN EMOTIONAL STORYTELLER

    • EDT.3.01 - BEFORE YOU BEGIN

    • EDT.3.02 - GETTING TO KNOW YOUR FOOTAGE

    • EDT.3.03 - AUTOMATOR & EDITING YOUR FILE NAMES

    • EDT.3.04 - FILETYPES

    • EDT.3.05 - WORKING WITH FRAME RATES

    • EDT.3.06 - INTERLACED VS. PROGRESSIVE

    • EDT.3.07 - BROADCASTING FORMATS

    • EDT.3.08 - BITRATES

    • EDT.3.09 - CODECS

    • EDT.3.10 - BITRATES & CODECS

    • EDT.3.11 - HOW BITRATES AND CODECS AFFECT EDITORS

    • EDT.3.12 - PROXIES

    • EDT.3.13 - WORKING WITH PROXIES

    • EDT.3.14 - TRANSCODING

    • EDT.3.15 - BURN-INS

    • EDT.3.16 - FINAL STEPS

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    12 - Sound Design

    • AUD.1.00 - AUDIO FOR STORYTELLING

    • AUD.1.01 - WHAT YOU DON'T SEE

    • AUD.1.02 - GETTING THE GEAR

    • AUD.2.01 - RECORDING AUDIO

    • AUD.2.03 - FIX IT ON SET

    • AUD.2.04 - ON SET ESSENTIALS

    • AUD.3.01 - EDITING AUDIO

    • AUD.3.02 - CLEANING IT UP

    • AUD.3.03 - MAKING YOUR VISUALS COME TO LIFE

    • AUD.3.04 - MUSIC

    • AUD.3.05 - THE FINAL MIX

    • AUD.3.06 - FINAL WORDS

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    13 - Composition/Music

    • COMP.1.01 - COMPOSING - MUSIC AND FILM

    • COMP.1.02 - TALK ABOUT THE FILM, NOT THE MUSIC

    • COMP.1.03 - WHEN DO COMPOSERS GET INVOLVED?

    • COMP.1.04 - THE PROCESS OF COMPOSING

    • COMP.1.05 - GENRE FILM

    • COMP.1.06 - PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPTS

    • COMP.1.07 - DETERMINING A CHARACTER'S THEME

    • COMP.1.08 - EXECUTING A CHARACTER'S THEME

    • COMP.1.09 - LEAVE SPACE FOR SILENCE

    • COMP.1.10 - TEMPO AND TYPE OF MUSIC

    • COMP.1.11 - TENANTS - EXAMPLE WITHOUT MUSIC

    • COMP.1.12 - TALKING TO A COMPOSER

    • COMP.1.13 - MANAGING THE WORKLOAD

    • COMP.1.14 - MANAGE THE SPOTTING SESSION

    • COMP.1.15 - THE PROCESS OF SPOTTING

    • COMP.1.16 - A COMPOSER'S NEXT STEPS

    • COMP.1.17 - FINAL THOUGHTS

    • COMP.1.18 - EXTENDED LEARNING

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    14 - VFX

    • VFX.1.01 - INTRODUCTION

    • VFX.1.02 - A DIRECTOR'S GUIDE TO VFX

    • VFX.1.03 - WHAT IS VFX

    • VFX.1.04 - WHY USE VFX

    • VFX.1.05 - WHY NOT USE VFX

    • VFX.1.06 - SPECIAL VS. PRACTICAL

    • VFX.1.07 - CLEANING UP WITH VFX

    • VFX.1.08 - VFX ON SET

    • VFX.1.09 - WHAT IS COMPOSITING

    • VFX.1.10 - GREEN SCREEN

    • VFX.1.11 - 2D CAMERA TRACKING

    • VFX.1.12 - 3D CAMERA TRACKING

    • VFX.1.13 - META DATA COLLECTION

    • VFX.1.14 - CONCLUSION

    • GLOSSARY - VFX

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    15 - Coloring

    • COL.1.00 - FINISH THE PICTURE

    • COL.1.01 - THE PRINCIPLES OF COLOR GRADING

    • COL.1.02 - COLOR CORRECTING VS. GRADING

    • COL.1.03 - LOG AND RAW

    • COL.1.04 - COLOUR GRADING TOOLS

    • COL.1.05 - LUTS

    • COL.1.06 - MONITOR CALIBRATION

    • COL.1.07 - VIGNETTES

    • COL.1.08 - THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD GRADE

    • EXTENDED LEARNING - COLOR GRADING

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    16 - Delivery

    • DEL.1.01 - DELIVERING A FILM

    • DEL.1.02 - EXPORTING BIGGER FILES

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    17 - Festivals/Distribution

    • DIS.1.01 - FESTIVALS AND DISTRIBUTION

    • DIS.1.02 - FESTIVALS

    • DIS.1.03 - SELLING TO A DISTRIBUTOR

    • DIS.1.04 - SELF DISTRIBUTING

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    18 - Collaboration

    • COL.1.00 - BE PRESENT

    • COL.1.01 - COLLABORATION

    • COL.1.02 - HOW TO BE A LEADER

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    19 - Next Steps

    • NEXT.1.03 - HOW TO STAY CONNECTED

    • NEXT.1.04 - HOW TO GET STARTED

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    99 - Resources

    • TEMPLATES AND DOCUMENTS

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