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Week 1:  Getting Started with Story and the Essentials of Movie Making 

Monday:  

  1. Intro to Course: Watch the Welcome Video

  2. Download the Course Curriculum, Action Guides,  Learning Modules, Supplements, Tools and Bonuses.

  3. Watch and Complete the (a) What it Takes to Succeed Tool and (b) Clarity Tool Mapping Your Future


Tuesday:

  1. Watch The Back Door to Hollywood: Movie Making Basics Video and Take Notes

  2. Read and Watch Case Studies on Character Development

  3. Read and Watch Case Studies on Blockbuster Happy Endings

 

Wednesday - Thursday:

  1. Watch The Back Door to Hollywood: Creating Suspense, Comedy and Drama Video. 

  2. Read and Watch Case Studies on Comedy Set-Up and Payoff

  3. Watch Conquering the Creative Block Video Series (videos 1-2) and download the Conquering the Creative Block pdf.

  4. Complete the Clarity and Story Extraction Ideas Tool and the Needle Mover Tool.

 

Friday - Sunday: 

  1. Watch and Fill out the Needle Movers Tool and the Not to Do List Tool

  2. Watch Conquering the Creative Block Video Series (videos 2-4)

  3. Start Creating Your Story

  4. Download and Complete Action Guide 1 Creating Your Story

  5. Watch Case Studies on Character Development: Yoda from Star Wars

Week 2: Refining Your Story

Monday - Wednesday:

  1. Finish Action Guide 1 if you haven't already done so

  2. Complete the Hollywood Role Models Tool

  3. Watch a blockbuster movie of your choosing, preferably in a genre you choose to make, and observe the different techniques they use to create the story and evoke emotions from the audience. Take mental notes.

  4. Watch a hit television show of your choosing and observe the elements of story and how they chose to evoke emotions from the audience. Take mental notes.

  5. Get in the habit of watching and learning tricks of the trade as you do. Always learn from the masters. Success leaves clues.
     

Thursday - Sunday: 

  1. Watch and Complete Exposing Your Inner Villain and Unleashing Your Hollywood Inner Hero

  2. Work on Creating Your Treatment and Outline for Your Script by Downloading and Completing Action Guide 2 Treatment, Outline & Script 

  3. Review notes from Week 1 and watch videos again to reinforce the teachings so it is easier to do the Action Guides.

Week 3: Tricks of the Trade: Get Educated, Organized and the Resources You Need

Monday - Tuesday:  

  1. Download and Read Learning Module 1:  Movie Making Madness 

  2. Practice Movie Making Mantras

  3. Watch and Complete the Full Focus Spotlight Help Tool
     

Wednesday:  

  1. Download and Read Learning Module 2: Tricks of the Trade

  2. Watch Case Studies on Action Movie Secrets and Action Scene Editing Tips

  3. Download Production Tips Supplement

  4. Download the 180 Rule/Kickstarter Supplement

  5. Practice Filming on Your Smart Phone using some of the shots and tricks of the trade.

Thursday - Sunday

  1. Watch award winning films in the genres that interest you with the eye of a filmmaker to learn from the masters. Feel free to share your thoughts with the Private Facebook Group.

  2. Watch the Success Loop Video

  3. Complete (a) the Success Loop Tool, (b) the Success Loop Diagram and (Your Success Loop)

  4. Download and Read Film Festivals Networking Supplement

Week 4: Stepping onto the World Stage with the Internet and Social Media Networking

Monday - Friday:  

  1. Read the Momentum Mindset Tool

  2. Download and Complete Action Guide 3 Leveraging Multi-media

  3. Review the Social Media Marketing and Networking Wheel and Pick 1 to 2 social media platforms to start where you will Promote yourself and build a fan base.

  4. Create Your Facebook and Instagram profiles, profile picture and banners.

  5. Create 3 posts and explore casting and film production job groups on Facebook.

Friday - Sunday:  

  • Read Learning Module 3: Viral Video and Social Media Post Tips with Beth Rosen

  • Download and Read Viral Video Tips​ Supplement

  • Complete the Resourcefulness Tool to Create a Short Entertaining Video

  • Post a live video showcasing your talent and entertaining your fans on a social media platform of your choice and in the Private Facebook Group. Be creative. Have fun. Know your audience.

Week 5: Addressing Social Networking Issues and Stepping onto the World Stage

Monday - Friday:  

  • Continue Working on Building Your Online Platform and Social Media Networking

  • Post an entertaining video or poster with or without a story at least 3 times a week. It could be as simple as a quote from someone or your own quotes.

  • Go live at least one time and engage with your fans.

  • Make sure you use hashtags on Instagram and share viral posts that are relevant to your fans.

Saturday - Sunday:  

  • Take an artist's break:  keep your camera and smart phone handy to record and creativity in case you get creative flashes of genius that you want to act on immediately.

  • Try out different camera angles. 

  • Play with the creative energy all around you.

Week 6: Introduction to Green Screen, Story Board and Sizzle Piece (Teaser)

Monday-Wednesday:  

  1. Download and Read Green Screen Do's and Don'ts

  2. Watch Green Screen Video Tutorials and Read Green How to Use Your Bonus Materials for Green Screening in the Bonus material downloads

Thursday - Sunday:

  1. Create a Green Video Clip or Fun Green Screen Photo and share on social media and in the Private Facebook Group

  2. Create a Story Board and Sizzle Piece (even if just stick figures)

  3. Download and Complete Action Guide 4 Story Boarding Your Movie and Creating Your Sizzle Piece

Week 7: Addressing Story Board and Sizzle Piece Issues

Monday-Sunday:  

  1. Continue working on your Story Board and Sizzle Piece (or alternatively an acting reel)

  2. Watch Case Studies on Movie Trailers and Secret Tips to Creating a Quick Movie Trailer on your own

  3. Download and Read Supplement to Learning Modules: How to Title and Action Safe Your Movie.

Thursday - Sunday:

  1. Create a Green Video Clip or Fun Green Screen Photo and share on social media and in the Private Facebook Group

  2. Create a Story Board and Sizzle Piece (even if just stick figures)

  3. Download and Complete Action Guide 4 Story Boarding Your Movie and Creating Your Sizzle Piece

Week 8: Wrapping it Up

Monday-Friday:  

  1. Download and Read Supplements to Learning Modules: Getting Your Movie on the Big Screen, Top Film Markets/Variety, and How to Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign (from Bonus materials)

  2. Review Course Materials for Back Door to Hollywood

  3. Record and post a creative wrapping it up video to the Private Facebook Group.

  4. Complete the Your Commitment Chart Tool.

  5. Watch the Network Secrets with Beth Rosen Video.

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