• Instructors

    Frederic van Strydonck
  • Skill Level

    Level 1

    You're a beginner, ready to learn.

  • What You Get

    45 minutes of learning

    + 4 segments

    + Recorded Q&A session

  • Learn to

    Tackle pre-production like a pro.

    + Develop a pre-production plan.

    + Make a storyboard.

    + Scout Locations.

    + Find the right gear.

    + Find talent and run rehearsals.

    + Make a budget.

What You'll Learn

In this 45-minute course, Fred Van Strydonck teaches you how to plan your dream film. Every successful shoot starts with a solid foundation. Fred will show you how to develop your ideas, plan a budget, and find talent. You’ll also learn location scouting, how to run rehearsals, and everything else you’ll need to make your film run smoothly. If you want to learn the ins and outs of pre-production, this is it.


1/4 (1:00)

Meet your instructor, and learn a bit about Xiaomi Studios.

Developing Your Idea

2/4 (20:00)

So, you have an idea. Now, what? Fred teaches the importance of developing an idea with impact. A good film isn’t just a bunch of pretty shots. Hone in on your concept and learn how to make a storyboard.


3/4 (20:00)

Once your concept is developed, it’s time to start translating it to the screen. Fred talks gear, useful smartphone apps, how to find talent, and location scouting. You’ll also learn the importance of running rehearsals and making a budget plan.


4/4 (1:00)

You’re ready to go out and shoot your film.

Frederic van Strydonck

A Belgian filmmaker based in London. He’s worked in production on films including Jason Bourne, Assassin’s Creed, Black Mirror, and Yesterday.
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