Adventure Filmmaking with Russ Malkin

Russ Malkin

Adventure Filmmaking with Russ Malkin

Russ Malkin
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2h 8m
10 modules (view curriculum)

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Description

We've all been stuck at home going stir crazy, so what better time than now to get outside and have an adventure? As a filmmaker you have this precious gift of being able to go out into nature and make an amazing travel documentary. How do you combine filmmaking with traveling? How do you make sure you can come home in one piece? And how do you turn it into your job? Join Russ Malkin on Adventure Filmmaking.

This course includes Part 1: Before You Go, Part 2: On Your Adventure, and Part 3: When You Get Home. Parts 2 and 3 will be released soon, stay tuned!


Subtitles available: English

Modules

04m

Why go on an adventure? In this first lesson, Russ Malkin talks about adventure filmmaking as a way of life, how he's been doing it for 30 years, and what you can learn in this course so you can make adventure filmmaking your life, too.


Subtitles available: English

07m

Ideas can come from anywhere, sometimes even on the back of a boarding pass. In this lesson Russ talks about how to develop an idea and turn it into a real adventure.


Subtitles available: English

13m

The devil is in the details, and in this lesson Russ describes everything that goes into the research stage of your adventure. From team dynamics and scheduling, to route planning, permits, lodging, safety, and how to update family and fans along the trip.


Subtitles available: English

24m

In this lesson Russ lays out the roles on your adventure film, from director, producer, camera crew, production assistant, DIT, and executive producer, to how to find and select your team, keeping an eye on team dynamics, and even joining another adventure team first to give you a sense of the roles that fit your personality.


Subtitles available: English

09m

Before you can find the money to fund your adventure film, you need to create a budget. In this lesson Russ talks about preliminary expenses during your adventure planning, insurance and safety, and how to develop a worst case budget to prepare for any scenario.


Subtitles available: English

15m

Now we get to the defining part of your adventure filmmaking planning: finding the money to pay for it. In this lesson Russ provides an overview to pitching your adventure, working with commissioning editors, distribution companies, sponsors, tourism authorities, and philanthropists and grants, as well as some personal advice to persistance in the face of funding challenges.


Subtitles available: English

09m

Who will be the storyteller on your adventure film? You may plan on presenting yourself, or using voice over, but Russ also has some advice on working with celebrities and other talent who bring interest and audience to your project.


Subtitles available: English

16m

In this lesson, Russ guides you through the logistics planning of your adventure, from choosing your route and creating a schedule, to ensuring safety training, immunizations, and passports are all checked off before you go. The key is to prepare for logistical hiccups so they don't become major setbacks during the trip.


Subtitles available: English

21m

When you're filming an adventure, Russ advises to stay small, quick, and nimble. From the camera choices, audio recording, to bonus shots using gimbals or drones, on an adventure it's important to be prepared for equipment failure when you least expect it.


Subtitles available: English

06m

It's almost time to set off on your adventure, but first you want to make sure you have everything in place. Do you have PR photos for your sponsors, or a plan to take them during your trip? Are your friends and family prepared for you to be gone for a while? Do you have all of your notes organized? Finally, you're off on your adventure!

Part 2: On Your Adventure and Part 3: When You Get Home will be added to this course soon, stay tuned!


Subtitles available: English

About the Educator

Russ Malkin

Producer, Director

1 Course

Producer/director and all-round entrepreneur Russ Malkin is the founder and owner of Big Earth Productions and Big Earth Digital. He has created content for many broadcasters globally including BBC, ITV, Sky, National Geographic, Apple, Amazon and Discovery. Often working with high-profile personalities, Russ has filmed across all seven continents in some of the harshest conditions on the planet.

Reviews

5
Really concise and to the point, with great information. I am just heading off to make a travel doc and this was a great one to watch prior to going!
John Baikie
5
great info. I enjoyed watching and learning the do's and don't. it will be very useful on a project I am working on. Thanks
Mark Bachar

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