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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
17 minutes to complete

Introduction to Getting Your Film Off The Ground

1 video (Total 2 min)
1 video
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Week 1: Applying for Grants

4 videos (Total 21 min), 5 quizzes
4 videos
General Advice for Documentary and Narrative Film Grants6m
Documentary Grant Applications6m
Narrative Film Grant Applications2m
4 practice exercises
Why Are We Starting with Grants?8m
General Advice for Documentary and Narrative Film Grants8m
Documentary Grant Applications8m
Narrative Film Grant Applications8m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Week 2: Making Your Website

3 videos (Total 11 min), 4 quizzes
3 videos
What Information Should Your Website Include?4m
What Should Your Website Look Like?2m
3 practice exercises
Why Do You Need A Website and What Platform Should You Use?8m
What Information Should Your Website Include?8m
What Should Your Website Look Like?8m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Week 3: Developing Your Social Media, Newsletter, and Press Presence

4 videos (Total 13 min), 5 quizzes
4 videos
Which Platforms Should You Use?2m
Creating a Newsletter2m
Getting Press for Your Film3m
4 practice exercises
Why You Need Social Media and How You Should Approach It?8m
Which Platforms Should You Use?8m
Creating a Newsletter8m
Getting Press for Your Film8m

Instructor

Alexandra

Hidalgo
Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures

About Michigan State University

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