Producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling
Learn Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling, the recognised industry standard software for scheduling and budgeting films and TV drama, and transform your producing skills.
Taught by working industry professionals through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and group tutorials, incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer's point of view, you will leave the course with a thorough understanding of how to use Movie Magic.
SPECIAL OFFER: LFA Producing Package – 10 days for £1,300, save £240! (Total £1,300 instead of £1,540). To benefit from this offer, simply apply for each of the following courses separately via the links below, discounts are applied automatically at checkout:
- Producing Certificate (5 Days)
- Producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling (4 Days)
- Producing: Production Management (1 Day)
You don't have to take the courses in any particular order, just as long as all three courses are taken within 12 months.
Duration: 4 days
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (BST UK Time)
Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting is the recognised industry standard software for scheduling and budgeting films and TV drama. They are complementary packages: information in scheduling may be exported to budgeting to assist in the process of costing the project. Please note that this Movie Magic software replaces Entertainment Partners Scheduling and Budgeting, the former industry standard software for production management.
The course is run over four consecutive weekdays or two weekends. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and group tutorials, incorporating valuable advice from a professional producer's point of view, you leave with a thorough understanding of how to use Movie Magic.
Lecture - Basics of scheduling principles
Introduction to using Movie Magic Scheduling software
Practical scheduling project - under tutor guidance, students individually schedule a 10 minute film script using Movie Magic Scheduling
- Entering Schedule data
- The breakdown sheet
- Creating strip boards
- Producing schedules
Students complete inputting the script into Movie Magic Scheduling
Using MM reports
- Lay out of days
- Cast information
- Printing options
Feedback on schedules and comparison with the actual schedule used for the film
Student led session to re-visit any specific areas.
Lecture - Basics of budgeting principles
Introduction to using Movie Magic Budgeting
Practical budgeting project - under tutor guidance, students individually budget a 10 minute film script using MM Scheduling
- Importing information from MM Scheduling
- Entering budget data
- Using the top sheet and other levels
- Working with Globals, Subgroups and Fringes
- Inputting the script into Movie Magic Budgeting
- Working with other currencies
- Amending the budget
- Printing and reports
- Feedback on budgets and comparison with the actual budget used for the film
Student led session to re-visit any specific areas
After taking this course, students should be able to work with both EP Scheduling and Budgeting software on their own productions.
- All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
- Minimum age 18
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