NO-BUDGET INDIE FILMMAKING

with QUENTIN LEE, KOJI STEVEN SAKAI and STANLEY YUNG


Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2012 (NOTE NEW DATES); 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles Little Tokyo 90012

Space is limited, sign up early. To register, please  Click to Buy Now.


Visual Communications is pleased to partner with filmmakers Quentin Lee, Koji Steven Sakai and Stanley Yung, to bring you a two-day intensive workshop on the craft of creating an independent feature film on a shoe-string budget. Working together for the past 15 years, these filmmakers are the definitive go-to guys when it comes to making a feature with little or no money, as evidenced by their just completed feature film CHINK. Students will learn all stages of production including


Development (story, business plan, marketability and ROI, the art of the pitch and fundraising)


Preproduction (scheduling, budgeting, working with SAG, casting and hiring key crew)


Production (basics, production legal, camera/sound, directing the actors, editing and sound mix/color correction)


Post (festival strategy, marketing strategy, and distribution channels)


This workshop is ideal for producers, directors, production managers, assistant directors, screenwriters, actors, production coordinators, and anyone wishing to make an independent feature film. Beginners are welcome!


Quentin Lee was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Montreal, Canada, and then went to study literature at Berkeley and Yale, and film production/directing at UCLA. He has directed numerous feature films including, SHOPPING FOR FANGS (co-directed with Justin Lin), ETHAN MAO, THE PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH, and the just-released WHITE FROG. Quentin produced the feature film CHINK, written by Koji Steven Sakai and directed by Stanley Yung.







Writer/Producer Koji Steven Sakai is a graduate from USC’s Masters of Professional Writing program. He co-wrote HAUNTED HIGHWAY, which was directed by Junichi Suzuki and distributed by Lions Gate DVD, and wrote THE PEOPLE I'VE SLEPT WITH, directed by Quentin Lee. He currently has written the just-completed feature film CHINK, directed by Stanley Yung and Produced by Quentin Lee and sold the feature scripts ROMEO, JULIET, & ROSALIND and MONSTER & ME.







An alumnus of UCLA Film School, Director/Producer Stanley Yung began as a Writer’s Assistant for PBS’ PUZZLE PLACE and became a writer for the series. At Roger Corman’s Concorde/New Horizon Studio, Stanley worked on numerous B-movie classics and made the leap from P.A. to Director in just a year and a half. He has produced the feature films SHOPPING FOR FANGS, CATFISH IN BLACK BEAN SAUCE, and ETHAN MAO. Stanley helmed the feature film SHADOW DANCE and an episode of Sci-Fi’s BLACK SCORPION and STING OF THE BLACK SCORPION. He just completed directing the feature film CHINK.






NO-BUDGET INDIE FILMMAKING WITH QUENTIN LEE, KOJI STEVEN SAKAI, and STANLEY YUNG

SCHEDULE: Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2012; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles Little Tokyo 90012


EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2012 | $350 VC Members; $400 for non-members

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Nov. 2, 2012 | $400 VC Members; $450 for non-members

Space is limited, sign up early. To register, please  Click to Buy Now.

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