After many years working in different production environments like concerts, festivals, even in corporate events, I realized that the production is working on the same way with the same complexity and the same troubles.
The organization of the internal team from the phase of the pre production, the hierarchy and the stability of the team is one of the pillars of every production, the person responsible for the budgets should be the best one to be able to accomplish the production with the pre-assigned budget but is not always in this way.
Many over cost, troubles and last hours surprises are the normal day work in production, and because of that we should learn how to minimize and structure our production because it doesn´t matter if we are filming a mainstream super production or our graduation problem, one little over cost is able to cause a project interruption and the end of the shooting leaving us without our beloved movie.
In our course we are going to learn how to make a team structure, what should be the profile of each one making the differences about the qualifications, professional profiles and psychological and non-written rules.
Once we have our team conformed, we are going to learn the production budget. In the cinema the budget is totally different than other disciplines because is distributed differently. We are going as well to learn how to distribute the percentages regarding caution, insurance, marketing and distribution, because even the small projects should be presented in the best way.
When we finish the budget is the moment to start working in the daily workflow, how to organize the team, how to reduce unnecessary cost and how to optimize the catering, the transport and the material expenses who are one of the biggest inconvenient now a days. In general we are going to learn a good planning.
In the end of the course we will study the health and security measures that should be mandatory in all of our projects. Part of our job as a producer is to prevent accidents in the set. First of all because we don´t want to anybody gets hurts but as well because the accidents are one of the main over cost of every single production, this is why this part of the subject is one of the most important ones.