Today, instructional online media company Howcast announced that it is expanding its Emerging Filmmakers Program (EFP), offering filmmakers a tiered program that will allow them to get more involved with more challenging — and rewarding — video-making.
The tiered program will allow filmmakers to move up to new levels based on the creativity and quality of their videos. Howcast’s producers will grade each video based on technical execution, style, production design, concept, and clarity, personal feedback that helps filmmakers increase their skills — and their compensation. Filmmakers who consistently impress can also take on special topics, shooting some of the most challenging scripts and working more closely with Howcast producers to develop treatments, determine casting, and select locations.
“It’s always been hard as a filmmaker to establish yourself in the industry, and it seems like the competition and market get tougher every year,” said Heather Menicucci, managing producer of Howcast Emerging Filmmakers Program. “The program gives new filmmakers a chance to make video and earn money in their spare time. It’s a real-world chance to be creative and build a reel they’ll be proud to share.”
The EFP allows filmmakers to focus on their core skills and encourages them to devise creative concepts and use innovative shooting and editing techniques to teach viewers something new.
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