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Film Budgeting Intensive Workshop
Collins College 14th Street Studios
Tempe, AZ
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Film Budgeting Intensive Workshop
Film Budgeting Intensive Workshop

Participants will learn a straightforward method of developing a working budget for short, feature, or commercial project. This hands-on workshop uses standard methodologies, coupled with a step-by-step strategy that anyone can understand.

Course Hours:4.0
Course Validation: Certificate of Completion for the successful completion of a 4-hour training course on the use of standard methodologies to facilitate the budgeting of feature-length and short-form films and other video projects.

Seminar Details

Dates: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Times: 12pm  4pm
Cost: $25  IFP Phoenix Members, $40  Non-member price (Walk-Ins  $10 additional.)

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What we will cover:

-Using the screenplay as a blueprint for building your budget
-Elements of the screenplay and how they drive your budget
-Breakdown sheets and software methods of doing a script breakdown
-Scheduling by location and other prioritizing considerations
-Budgeting basics to keep you focused on the relevant costs
-Building your budget using resources that are readily available

We will apply these concepts to music videos, commercials, and film projects.

About Joe Gruberman

Joe Gruberman is an award-winning writer/producer whose projects have included four independent feature films and three television programs, as well as many shorts and commercial ads, several of which have been produced under his banner of Bronck's Park Productions.

An accomplished director, videographer and editor, Joe launched a free educational series for indie filmmakers in 2004 and continues that series to this day under the sponsorship of IFP/Phoenix, where he serves as Education Director. Joe has written, directed or produced multiple projects such as:

Chandler Hall  A full-length film about love, sacrifice and betrayal that won Best Feature in the Other Venice Film Festival.

Tracing Cowboys  A full-length film about a young Englishman searching for his missing friend in Mexico during the Day of the Dead festival, which won a Bronze Prize for Best Dramatic Feature at the Worldfest Houston Festival.
The Banished  A delightful horror short with a comedic twist ending.

Small Happys  A collaboration with first-time writer/producer Jean Georgianni that debuted at the 2011 Phoenix Film Festival. SMALL HAPPYS was Joe's experiment with the premise that a great script and great talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes has the best chance of success. New Times magazine chose SMALL HAPPYS as one of the 8 "must-see" shorts of the Phoenix Film Festival.

Joe is multi-talented and always ready to step in and take a project to the next level, whether as a writer, producer, or director. He has found success in every avenue of the industry and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.
Joe is a retired Director of I.T. at Avnet, a Fortune 150 company. He received the President's Award from CEO Roy Vallee for his achievements in the development of distribution systems. He has over 20 years experience in the management of projects, resources, budget, and quality. Joe is also an adjunct professor of film production at Collins College, a member of Mensa (the high IQ society), and volunteers at the American Red Cross managing evacuation shelters across the U.S.


Collins College 14th Street Studios (View)
1425 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
United States

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