Three powerful reasons why you want to be an independent filmmaker.
Independent Digital Film is the newest program at Madison Media Institute.
I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker. - Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan)
Darren Aronofsky is one of the premier filmmakers of our time. He has been able to translate a small independent full length feature into a career with magnitude. Is this something you may be interested in as well?
Let’s take a closer look at what it means to be an independent filmmaker. First of all, we know film Inspires, Educates, Explores, Expands, & Entertains.
The Motion Picture and Television production industry has been America’s biggest creative economy but it is dominated by small businesses, individual craftsmen and freelancers. You want to be part of this burgeoning industry. It combines creativity, technology, business and hands-on production; the process is fascinating.
Madison Media Institute is offering the FIRST Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Independent Film.
Students who complete the Independent Digital Film program will be able to not only create independent films, but set up a freelance business as well as work within the many aspects of the film industry.
Students will gain the basic skills and crafts of filmmaking because the industry depends on an economically diverse workforce and vast project collaboration. Over 285,000 people in the US are employed in the production, marketing, manufacturing and distribution of creative film works.
This program prepares students for the reality of the marketplace through the instruction of the filmmaking business and behind -the – scenes aspects of filmmaking but what is influencing the film industry? How is the market changing? There are three powerful reasons.
1. With the influx of online distributors like Netflix’s Red Envelope, YouTube’s Screening Room and Amazon’s Studios, more opportunities are given to all filmmakers.
2. More states are courting Hollywood as locations sites and Hollywood film is still one of the biggest exports of American entertainment.
3. According to the Bureau of Labor, the employment rate will increase rapidly over the next six years. For well trained producers, writers, directors and editors, the increase is expected to 17%.
Many small or indie filmmakers provide the best job prospects for entry level workers and many workers who have formal training can expect to work in the industry fairly quickly. The need for fulfilling the many roles of film production is surpassing the supply. Concentrated and advanced training is particularly relevant as the filmmaking industry begins to expand.
This program also equips students with the hierarchical processes and skills to make quality short films culminating in a Digital Film Final Project in the fourth semester. From managing productions, to finding distributors and production assistants, there will continue to be an increased need and a priority given to highly trained and experienced employees. The marked increase in film festivals in almost every city in the United States is powerful as is the anecdotal evidence of this trend and through innovative technology, this industry continues grows and flourishes.
You want to be an INDEPENDENT filmmaker? The keyword here is “Independent.” Madison Media Institute has the training.
Find out how you can be a part of the Independent Digital Film program!