Film Production Workshop Downloads

10 Chapter Downloads, 9+ hrs. of video

In this preview clip from Tom Kane's Film Production Workshop, Tom reviews the production board and some important scheduling factors that are important for an Assistant Director to utilize in order to create a well-planned and efficient production schedule. Order the Full Workshop Download to learn how to plan, organize and manage a major feature, independent film or video project. From breaking down the script to your last day of shooting - plus everything in between - you'll learn it all.

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Workshop Chapters
$24.95 - $49.95

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Also Available: Film Workshop Bundles
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Assistant Director Video

The Assistant Director
Bundle

Only $169

Unit Production Manager Video

The Unit Production Manager
Bundle

Only $169

Developing and Line Producer Video

The Film Producer
Bundle

Only $169


Tom Kane's Film Production Workshop includes the following downloads, also available individually. The first 3 video downloads discuss the most important production roles. From there each video expands on the previous one with more details on things such as Lining & Breaking Down a Script, building a Production Schedule and Production Board, and creating The Film Budget.


Ch. 1 - Role of the Unit Production Manager

80 mins. / 220 MB - Only $39.95

Find out what the Unit Production Manager's primary responsibilities are and how the UPM must be involved in all budget decisions and aware of all monies spent in order to bring the film in on time and within budget.


Ch. 2 - The Role of the Assistant Director

60 mins. / 422 MB - Only $39.95

Tom Kane discusses the Assistant Director's role of translating the Director's vision onto the screen by coordinating all the physical elements to achieve that vision, and thereby running an efficient and disciplined film set. The AD's role in defining Second Unit Shooting is also discussed in practical terms.


Ch. 3 - The Different Roles of the Producer

32 mins. / 123 MB - Only $24.95

A film has multiple producing roles. Learn the difference between the Creative Producer and the Line Producer and how their responsibilities overlap and support each other.


Ch. 4 - Breaking Down the Script

60 mins. / 304 MB - Only $39.95

As the First Assistant Director, one of your jobs is to create the film's shooting schedule. This download shows you the 3 essential steps: lining the script, transferring the elements to a breakdown page and creating a production board / production schedule.


Ch. 5 - The Production Schedule, Production Board, & Film Production Prep

86 mins. / 417 MB - Only $49.95

Learn what goes into creating a film production board / production schedule and the many factors that need to be considered in order to organize all the scenes in a coherent and logical order. Tom also explains what the vital last 5 days of film production preparation involve and what each department should be doing in order to be ready for the first day of shooting.


Ch. 6 - Location Scouting

45 mins. / 134 MB - Only $39.95

Location scouting is a vital process in the pre-production stage of filmmaking. Once a director has decided what general kind of scenery they require for the various parts of the production outside of the studio, the search for appropriate Interior (INT) and Exterior (EXT) locations begin.


Ch. 7 - Film Production Forms

45 mins. / 220 MB - Only $39.95

Learn about the forms used in mounting a film production, primarily the Call Sheet (what's scheduled for the next shooting day) and the Production Report (what was actually filmed on the previous day). 


Ch. 8 - The Film Budget

50 mins. / 194 MB - Only $39.95

Tom Kane reviews a feature film budget from one of his own movies, differentiating between "Above the Line" and "Below the Line" costs.  All the issues and considerations for each budget line item that a UPM takes into account are discussed.


Ch. 9 - Budgeting Notes

45 mins. / 177 MB - Only $39.95

Building on the Budget, this download expands on important items a UPM must consider when building the Film Budget, such as costs-to-date, "hot costs", over-scale cast deals, and tips to keep your production on-budget. Tom also reviews additional budget details, such as standard rates for union crew positions, child labor laws, meal penalties, and insuring your production.


Ch. 10 - Deconstructing the Shot

43 mins. / 268 MB - Only $39.95

Tom Kane reviews film clips from films he has done, such as "Crossfire Trail," "The Good Son," "Last Stand at Saber River," "Prizzi's Honor," "Riders of the Purple Sage," and "Brush with Fate" where he explains how certain aspects of each shot were accomplished.


About the Workshop Bundles

The Film Production Workshop Bundles are collections of chapters from the workshop video download that are most important for each of the main roles discussed in the workshop: assistant director, unit production manager, and film producer. Below is an outline of which chapters from the full workshop are included in each bundle. Each bundle also comes complete with the Full Workshop Manual, as well as the 2 screenplays that form the base of the workshop: Prizzi's Honor (Jack Nicholson) and Crossfire Trail (Tom Selleck).

The Assistant Director Bundle - $169

Assistant Director Video
  • Ch.2 - Role of the Assistant Director
  • Ch.4 - Breaking Down the Script (w/ Homework)
  • Ch.5 - Production Scheduling, Production Board, & Film Production Prep
  • Ch.6 - Location Scouting
  • Ch.7 - Film Production Forms (Call Sheet, Prod. Report, Lists, Breakdowns)

The UPM Bundle - $169

Unit Production Manager Video
  • Ch.1 - The Unit Production Manager
  • Ch.6 - Location Scouting
  • Ch.7 - Film Production Forms (Call Sheet, Prod. Report, Lists, Breakdowns)
  • Ch.8 - The Film Budget
  • Ch.9 - Budgeting Notes

The Film Producer Bundle - $169

Developing and Line Producer Video
  • Ch.3 - The Film Producer
  • Ch.5 (part) - Production Scheduling & Film Production Prep
  • Ch.6 - Location Scouting
  • Ch.7 (part) - Film Production Forms (Call Sheet, Prod. Report)
  • Ch.9 - Budgeting Notes
  • Ch.10 - Deconstructing the Shot

The Assistant Director
Bundle

Only $169

The Unit Production Manager
Bundle

Only $169

The Film Producer
Bundle

Only $169


Tom Kane's Film Production Workshop Download was recorded on location in Denver, CO. This package includes 10 video chapters, plus the Workshop Manual, and copies of both Prizzi's Honor (Jack Nicholson) and Crossfire Trail (Tom Selleck). The videos are enhanced with visual references to The Workshop Manual.

The Workshop Manual includes actual Shooting Schedules, Breakdown Sheets, Production Boards, Production Forms, Lists, Breakdown Elements, Call Sheets, Production Reports, a Post Production Calendar, and the actual Production Budget with Budget Notes. All these documents relate to the making of Prizzi’s Honor and Crossfire Trail.

Through this course Tom will discuss factors related to International Filming as well, with examples from his own work as Producer of Crossfire Trail (filmed in Canada) and Brush with Fate (filmed in The Netherlands).

*Videos are .MP4 clips, 720x360 SD resolution. These are compressed to save on download time and designed to play on most computers and handheld devices without having to convert the files. If you have any troubles with the downloads, please reply to your Order Details email and we will be happy to help.


Full Workshop Download
Only $329.00