• Instructors

    Maegan Houang
  • Skill Level

    Level 1

    You're a beginner filmmaker, and you have an idea that you want to make a reality.

  • What You Get

    1 hour of learning

    + 5 workshop segments

    + Recorded Q&A session

  • Learn to

    Turn your vision into a story.
    • Build the framework for your story
    • Create a plan based on what locations and characters are available
    • Develop compelling plots and storylines for your film

What You'll Learn

Welcome & Introduction

1/6 (1:07)

You’ll learn who Maegan is, and what you'll learn in this workshop.

The Idea

2/6 (4:56)

Every good film starts with a solid idea. Before hitting record, you need to figure out what resources are available to you. In this segment, Maegan teaches you how to build your film's world using the budget you have.

The Script

3/6 (7:01)

Time to write. In this segment, Maegan teaches you how to turn your idea into directions and dialogue that feel real.

The Execution

4/6 (6:56)

On shoot day, make sure everything goes smoothly by following a shot list, and using everyone on your production team to their full potential.


5/6 (0:34)

Maegan wraps up the workshop with some final thoughts.

Q&A Session with Maegan

6/6 (34:21)

Sit in on a recorded Q&A session with Maegan as she answers audience questions about pre-production.

Maegan Houang

Based in Los Angeles, Maegan Houang is a filmmaker who loves using genre to experiment with film form.
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M Houang Director Headshot 2 Photo by Bao Ngo