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Thursday, July 20
 

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 101
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day nuts and bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video technology and software. Whether you're shooting your first Deadpool fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts the undead, this course will take you from script to final product so that you, too, can enter your own movie into the CCI:IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment), Vera VanGuard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

5:00pm

Secrets to Greenlight Your Indie Project
It's the golden age of pop culture and content, so how do you get a green light for your compelling TV series, films, games, comics, books, and animation? Learn the dos, don'ts, and secrets of success from the trailblazers that know how to get a "yes!" With P. J. Haarsma (Con Man with Alan Tudyk), Rebekah Ganiere (Amazon bestseller Fairelle series), John Merritt (Tentacle Kitty),Raene Merritt (Tentacle Kitty), and James Ganiere (Rio Vista Universal) moderator of the Q&A.

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4
 
Friday, July 21
 

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 102
Day two of this four-day course on micro-budget movie-making focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques to lighting on the cheap to crew positions you need (and don't need) to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (head of programming Vision Entertainment), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star ofBreaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica ).

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

1:00pm

Selling The Hit—What You Always Wanted To Know About the Stunt Industry
Stuntmen/women Esteban Cueto , James Gerardi, Brian Danner, Bryan McGowan, Patricia Tallman, Jessie Graff, and others discuss their experiences and offer advice in getting into and navigating the stunt industry in movies and TV, as well as how the industry has changed and is changing. Moderated by Eric Cajiuat.

Friday July 21, 2017 1:00pm - 2:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

3:30pm

Independent Filmmaking for Low Budget Features and Webseries
Chris Ray (managing partner, DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner, DeInstitutionalized Films), and special guest James Cullen Bressack (writer, director, producer) share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your indie project with a low budget.

Friday July 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:35pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4

6:30pm

Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smart Phone
Mobile filmmaking is becoming the next big thing! You have heard of movies that used smartphone cameras to shoot, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using this device. Smartphone cameras now have the capability of shooting 4K-which makes mobile filmmaking now a possibility to be taken seriously. Meet the founder of the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego, Susan Botello (S. Botello Productions), and San Diego mobile filmmakers Anthony De La Cruz and Rick Narvaez, who will share the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother, more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? They will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. With moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV).

Friday July 21, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4
 
Saturday, July 22
 

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 103
Day three of this course on micro-budget movie-making deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists includeValerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series),Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment),Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi),Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate),Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica), and actorsMegan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, Dylan Rourke, and Bradley Upton.

Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4
 
Sunday, July 23
 

10:00am

Comic–Con Film School 104
The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget movie-making revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visual FX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the Internet. Panelists includeValerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series),Jack Conway (head of programming, Vision Entertainment), Nick Murphy (writer/director, All Night Skate), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica).

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4