Please read the following before beginning production.
10 minutes max.
Enrolled 290 producer, 290 cinematographer, and other Oxy students. In spring, may collaborate with an editor enrolled in 340 or a sound designer enrolled in 240. No other outside crew or personnel other than a makeup artist.
5 shooting days max. Call sheets required. No day to exceed 10 hours.
Shooting Ratio 18:1
180 minutes of footage max.
Actors (if any)
Non-Union or SAG agreement (see Casting for more information).
Must be rights-cleared.
Required. Containing crew contracts, release forms, emergency medical forms, call sheets, aesthetic plan, any permits or certificates of insurance, music release forms, etc. Projects cannot be exhibited until notebook is cleared by professor.
Discouraged. Any rental must be proposed in writing and pre-approved by professor. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
Travel outside Los Angeles County
Only permitted in the case of documentaries funded by external grants such as Richer or Values and Vocations. (Be aware that the MAC Dept. cannot guarantee use of equipment, and if permitted, projects will need to budget travel equipment insurance into their applications for funding, at approx. est. of $650).
Budget Caps: Maximum: $3000.00
Online campaigns: Kickstarter or Indiegogo are great ways to raise money for your film. This option is only available to ARTF 490 students. Before starting a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, you will need to fill out and submit the Kickstarter form or Indiegogo form (which can be found on the Index of Forms page).
Off-campus: $100 cap (4 permits max). Refer to the Locations section for contexts requiring permits.
Craft Service: $10/head x 10 heads (director, sound, cinematographer, gaffer, producer, 3 actors, 2 misc crew) x 6 days = $600 cap. Be creative in asking for in-kind donations of a meal from a local vendor or from a bakery at day’s end.
Production Design and Costumes: $400 cap. With advanced notice you can consult with the Oxy Theater department (email@example.com). There are rental agreements with specific local prop and costume houses as well. Refer to the SPH and Student Production Coordinator.
Makeup artist and Kit Fee: $100 x 6 days: $600 cap. We conduct a film makeup workshop every semester. Take advantage of this or recruit your own student makeup artist from either a school listed on the Vendors page or with Oxy’s Theater Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Grip Kit and Expendables: (gels, diffusion, tape stock) $200 cap.
SAG – Agreement Worker’s Comp: If using union actors, you will have to pay worker’s comp insurance, which comes out to approx. $600 for a production, with advanced prep time required.
Equipment Rental: There is no reason you should need to rent additional equipment for these projects. Rental houses will likely require you to provide your own security deposit or insurance for the value of the equipment rented. Occidental insurance does not cover these rentals. All rentals must be pre-approved, and are capped at $500 max.
- Phone: 323-259-2749
- Email: email@example.com
- Location: Weingart 109