Indie Directing Film School Trailer

From the maker of Skillshare’s NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS and THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS comes a new course specifically focused on the job of a film director on an independent film titled INDIE DIRECTING FILM SCHOOL This class is hosted by award-winning filmmaker, André Joseph.

This class achieves the following:

  • Explains the basic duties of directing an independent film from start to finish.
  • Class is for aspiring filmmakers who want to learn what it takes to be a successful film director.
  • To help aspiring filmmakers separate good scripts from bad ones, how to translate the script into shots with a specific vision, how to communicate with actors and crew, and what a director does after production wraps.

Enroll today: https://skl.sh/3C7shwc

NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS Hits 100 Students Milestone

We finally hit 100 students enrolled in our Skillshare class today. And there’s always room for more! Enroll today: https://skl.sh/38aR7vC

Also don’t forget to sign up for our other Skillshare classes, THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS, and SHORT FILM & WEBISODE SCREENWRITING FOR BEGINNERS.

New Skillshare Class: SHORT FILM AND WEBISODE SCREENWRITING FOR BEGINNERS

From the maker of Skillshare’s NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS and THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS comes this brand new course for novice writers to put their ideas together into a short film or a web series: SHORT FILM AND WEBISODE SCREENWRITING FOR BEGINNERS hosted by award-winning filmmaker, Andre’ Joseph.

This class achieves the following:

– Writing screenplays for short films and web series formats.

– Class is for aspiring novice screenwriters who have that great idea that they want to make themselves or to pitch to producers, investors, networks, and executives.

– For short films, this class is useful in simplifying your story to the most crucial scenes and character development in a tight 3-act structure. For web series, you will be able to understand how to formulate story and character arcs that take place over the course of several episodes while keeping the audience engaged.

– Either Final Draft or CeltX are the most highly recommended materials for completing the Class Project where you get to write your short script or webisode pilot.

Enroll today: https://skl.sh/3sDKrjn

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Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass – “Prepare Early”

Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass – “Prepare Early” – YouTube

In this free preview of our Skillshare class, we go into the beginnings of preparing a film for release to the public. I share my experience with my first feature film PRICELESS, knowing who your audience is early on, and decide where your finished product will go. The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass will take you through the variety of options you have to release your movie, how to expand your reach through marketing, and how you can potentially make a profit in the process. This class is for anyone who has completed a film and has struggled to find a way to get it out into the world. It is now available to apply to at the virtual learning website Skillshare: https://skl.sh/2TruMnM

Apply to THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS on Skillshare

Congratulations! You have succeeded through the tedious task of making your first film. Now what do you do? How do you get your movie seen in front of an audience? The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass will take you through the variety of options you have to release your movie, how to expand your reach through marketing, and how you can potentially make a profit in the process. The host is award-winning NYC filmmaker Andre Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions and director of the indie thriller VENDETTA GAMES now available on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and on DVD at most available retailers.

This class is for anyone who has completed a film and has struggled to find a way to get it out into the world. Whether you want to maximize your views on YouTube or you are seeking a legit distributor who will get your film worldwide, the 13 years of experience I have as an independent filmmaker will offer a great deal of insight and tips on how you can build a following which could lead to a lasting career.

This class is now available to apply to at the virtual learning website Skillshare: https://skl.sh/2TruMnM

You can check out our previous class NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS right now at the following link: https://t.co/4YJ8B3DIPP?amp=1

New Projects from AJ Epyx Productions in 2021

After such a chaotic year with all productions at a standstill, we are now going to announce some new projects that we at AJ Epyx Productions are taking on in the coming new year:

CALCULATED EGOS

A web series crime drama about a power struggle between two families.

CALCULATED EGOS follows a struggling Brooklyn warehouse worker named Melvin Mac, Jr. who is offered an important job opportunity by reputed Italian mob boss, Don Cesare Pachino. The wealth that the job provides for Mac’s wife and son also makes him a target for enemies working in the shadows. This results in a series of tragic events that will change both the Mac and Pachino family lives forever. The web series will be a 10-episode arc spanning three generations from the mid-1970s to the present day. We are proud to bring to life this gripping new project from award-winning film director, Andrè Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions, writer/producers Christopher Stewart and Minoj of Source Life Entertainment, and associate producer Sonia Ruiz. If you have any questions or comments, please check out our official website. Follow on Instagram @calculatedegos

See our pitch video interview below:

THE INDIE FILM EXHIBITION MASTERCLASS

Congratulations! You have succeeded through the tedious task of making your first film. Now what do you do? How do you get your movie seen in front of an audience? The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass will take you through the variety of options you have to release your movie, how to expand your reach through marketing, and how you can potentially make a profit in the process. The host is award-winning NYC filmmaker Andre Joseph of AJ Epyx Productions and director of the indie thriller VENDETTA GAMES now available on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and on DVD at most available retailers.

This class will be coming to the virtual learning website Skillshare in a matter of weeks. You can check out our previous class NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS right now at the following link: https://t.co/4YJ8B3DIPP?amp=1

AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS

We are still moving forward with this long in development epic western that we originally planned to film this year. As of now, we have 20 days left to raise startup funds on Kickstarter. Any little bit will help. But just as importantly, if you can please share the link, it gets us a long way. Lets make it happen! http://kck.st/33QWGQ7

Special Message About Our Projects Light of COVID-19

I want to personally take this moment to update our followers with the status of some of our upcoming projects, specifically AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS, in light of the current coronavirus crisis. After discussions with my team, we decided to postpone our original plan to begin production at the end of this spring and we may try to re-start the production either the end of the summer or early fall. There are so many moving parts to getting this film made and when you deal with horses, outdoor locations, child actors as well as some actors of a certain age, there’s some serious responsibility to maintaining a professional and safe production. We felt it was not worth the risk rushing into the production because of the uncertainty of this pandemic. This also might affect other projects we were planning for this coming season as well.

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We will keep the Seed & Spark campaign for the film active until it ends on April 23rd. I had initially thought about canceling it until we received our first contribution yesterday. I’m honestly not sure how successful we will be at this point because of the public paranoia this virus has created. But it always helps if you guys can please share the link to at least get us trending.
So what do we do for the time being? Well now there’s time to write new scripts and The Silver Screen Action Figure Podcast will continue starting with a brand new episode to be released tomorrow. For those of you who plan to bunker down at home for the long haul:
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– You can watch our award-winning short film THE SAXOPHONIST right now on Amazon Prime.
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– You can subscribe to our new Skillshare class, NO BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS.
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– You can watch our latest music video project UNINVITED right now on YouTube.

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– You can watch our past films like DISHONORABLE VENDETTA and more at our Vimeo on Demand site.
God willing we will get through this. For now, though, practice proper hygiene and DO NOT PANIC. Wherever you are, please be careful out there.
Best,
Andre´ Joseph
AJ Epyx Productions

NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS has arrived!

Have you ever wanted to make movies, but you’ve always been intimidated by how to use a camera or worry about breaking your bank account? Andre´ Joseph, award-winning independent filmmaker from New York City and president of AJ Epyx Productions, will show how YOU can make your own professional first movie with the resources you have available. This 10-part class titled NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS on Skillshare takes you through the process from the script to post-production and everything in between. This will be followed by students producing a video with a 3-Act structure and conflict at 3-5 minutes max. The class is geared towards beginner film students and people interested in making movies but never picked up a camera before.

Skillshare is an online learning community with over thousands of tutorial classes on any topic you wish to study and make into a skillset. Sign up for the trial today, you’ll get access to this class and others and you won’t be charged anything for the first two months.

If you already have Skillshare and wish to take this class, APPLY TODAY!

No-Budget Filmmaking for Beginners – A Skillshare Class Trailer

Coming soon to the online learning community website Skillshare is a multi-part masterclass on no budget filmmaking presented by Andre´ Joseph, award-winning independent filmmaker from New York City and president of AJ Epyx Productions. The class will be about getting your movie made with the resources you have available and not break the bank. This will be followed by students producing a video with a 3-Act structure and conflict at 3 minutes max. This will be the foundation for how to present your work to a wide audience. The class is geared towards beginner film students and people interested in making movies but never picked up a camera before.

Production on these videos is currently in progress. Subscribe and apply to the Skillshare class today at skillshare.com.