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A Case Study of ODD BRODSKY - A Canon shot Award Winning Feature with Cindy Baer

A Case Study of ODD BRODSKY


A Case Study of ODD BRODSKY - A Canon shot Award Winning Feature with Cindy Baer
7-Weeks: March 11-April 29, 7-10PM

Early Bird cost: $149 for 7-Week Series (Cost: $199)

Back by popular demand, Canon Burbank is proud to present this seven-week series with director/producer Cindy Baer to inspire filmmakers to green-light their own projects.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7-10pm
Cindy will discuss the process of developing her screenplay, obtaining her script rights and clearances, creating an initial budget, breaking down locations and shoot days, navigating her SAG contract, defining hard costs, and she will also share her fundraising strategy. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020,  7-10pm
Cindy will go over the process of finding and hiring cast and crew, securing locations, selecting equipment, shot-listing with the cinematographer, and working with each department head to plan the creative vision of the shoot.  

WEEK 3: PRODUCTION (The 20-Day Shoot)
Wednesday, March 25, 2020,  7-10pm
Cindy will chronicle each day of the 20-day schedule, as well as the additional photography/B-roll, including setups and equipment, anecdotal stories, and creative solutions to problems that arose. She will share her tips and best practices about keeping up morale on a set and overcoming unexpected challenges.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2020,  7-10pm
Cindy will recount her post-production process, from editing, licensing song and stock footage, working with the composer, creating a cue sheet for 80 cues, creating the sound design, including voice over and sound mix, and also implementing the two-dozen visual effects the helped “fill out the world” of ODD BRODSKY.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2020,  7-10pm
Cindy will share her innovative strategies along with out-of-the-box techniques for cost-effective marketing materials and promotional ideas for everything from movie one-sheets to trailers to social media ads. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020,  7-10pm
Cindy will recount her distribution strategy, from utilizing her film festival run as a North American theatrical release to premiering on VOD, where home audiences everywhere can view the movie on iTunes, Vudu, Google -Play and Amazon.   

Wednesday, April 29, 2020,  7-10pm
As the finale for the series, we will screen ODD BRODSKY at Canon Burbank and attendees will experience the culmination of all prior weeks.  Cindy will host a Q&A afterward and answer any final questions.  Dinner will be provided. 

Cindy will provide an in-depth case study of her acclaimed feature ODD BRODSKY. This quirky comedy about a woman who’ll do just about anything to land her big break in Hollywood was a micro-budget feature that crisscrossed the country, screening at 30 film festivals and winning 20 festival awards. It reached #19 on the iTunes independent Comedy Charts in the United States, #13 in the United Kingdom, and #2 in Sweden and Armenia. 

​Attendees will follow the unique, innovative and inspiring journey from development through distribution as Cindy shares her best advice for indie filmmakers. Participants will receive a paperback screenplay of the movie to follow along the film-making journey, and the course will also include guest speakers, Q&A’s, and dinner for the final class and screening. 

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Skill Level
Beginner,Advanced Amateur,Amateur,Professional
Date & Time
April 1, 2020 -April 1, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Canon Burbank
3400 West Olive Street
Suite 250
Burbank, California 91505
United States
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