Production Management

Production Management


A must-learn workshop for any level of filmmaker, media content creator, or production company. 

One of the easiest ways to bring your production in under budget and on time is by properly planning your shoot and making the most out of pre-production.  

This 12-hour class focuses on such topics as the stages of production and the roles of each crew member, including producer, director, assistant director, editor, composer. In addition to creating a production plan, schedule, permits, releases and budgeting basics. Participants will learn in details of the responsibilities of each member of a production team.

You will set goals, and gain local industry resources that will help you make not only your next project, but all the ones to follow. It can be an incredibly daunting process to attack a script and bring it to the screen, but when it’s broken into steps and you have the tools you need to get through each of them, you’ll make it look easy… and your projects will look even better!

Students will leave class with the skills needed to fill production positions and a firm grasp on production terminology, reading & creating a budget, how to handle various types of expenses and much more!

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INSTRUCTOR: Carrie Cates has a Radio-TV-Film degree from Indiana State University and studied film theory at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Currently, she is a Technologist and film teacher at Rawson Saunders School (Austin Area School for Dyslexics), and a local Austin indie film producer.  Since moving from the Hoosier state to Austin, she has produced 3 feature length films, Summer League, Wind & Rain, and Intrusion Disconnected and quite a few shorts.  In the midst of all of this, she founded a youth film festival for junior high and high school students in the greater Austin area, the Austin Youth Film Fest, where she took a very active role in coordinating its inaugural year to great success and praise.  She's a self-proclaimed collaboration enthusiast, and is always looking for new ways to use technology to bridge communication gaps in production. Needless to say, she is incredibly supportive and involved in the local Austin film scene. You can find Carrie Cates' IMDB profile here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: People who need an understanding of how a production works and how to make their production flow successfully. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

CERTIFICATE: Digital Video Certificate Program core class

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.