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Telling Your Story Through Independent Filmmaking

A Virtual Independent Filmmaking Workshop by Sage Love // Streaming Live on Launch

April 1, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

This four-week virtual filmmaking workshop will give you the foundational tools and knowledge to create your own independent film. The workshop will focus on the importance of finding your voice through visual languages. You’ll learn about film finance, budgeting, screenwriting, pre-and post-production and the art of the pitch process (including how to create a pitch deck).  This course is taught by award winning filmmaker, Sage Love.  The most important lesson that instructor Sage Love wants students to walk away with is how to tell your own story through independent filmmaking. A link to the course will be provided upon registration.


Workshop Description

Workshop #1: What is independent filmmaking and how do I get started? The first workshop will cover what independent filmmaking is, what it looks like and how to get started. The workshop will put an emphasis on why, especially in these times, visionaries need to be telling stories that matter. 

Workshop #2: “Show me the money!” The second workshop will focus on financing and budgeting. You’ll get the inside scope on what a producer thinks when making a vision come to life. You’ll learn what to avoid and the number 1 mistake filmmakers make. 

Workshop #3: All things production. What is the difference between pre-production, production and post-production? You’ll learn about all stages of production, why it’s important to give each phase of production their own time and the pitfalls of skipping steps. 

Workshop #4: The Art of the Pitch Deck. This workshop will focus on creating a pitch deck. What a pitch deck is, what goes into one, the most important things to include and the process for pitching . 

VIP Workshop: VIP Students are invited to attend an exclusive 1-hour virtual conversation with the RJE Foundation, Sage Love and special guests.

About the Instructor: Sage Love

Sage Love is an award winning, Ayitian born, Brooklyn raised spiritual filmmaker, entrepreneur, photographer and actor. Sage Love is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sage Love Productions LLC, a production company based in Brooklyn, New York that produces films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. 

Sage has written, directed and produced numerous films which have screened at film festivals both in the U.S and overseas and are currently streaming on indie SVOD sites such as AppleTV, KweliTV and ShortsTV. Love creates films that challenge social norms and brings awareness to urban black communities; telling their stories with authentic representations. 

As the producer of the first spiritual fantasy, Haitian Superhero movie, the critically acclaimed documentary “Ayiti: The Awakening,” and “VAKABON: The Series,” Sage Love aims to open up a new market within cinema surrounding Haitian stories in order to bring further awareness and enlightenment to Haiti’s roots; ultimately, bridging gaps between Ayiti and its diaspora. 

About Launch

Launch is a full-stack music livestreaming and production company committed to empowering artists and creators. Launchhandles booking, promotion, ticketing, remote and on location concert and event production, livestream production and creative development with artists, venues, brands and festivals around the globe. More info: https://www.launchglobal.co/