Lloyd Kaufman's Make Your Own Damn Movie Masterclass

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About the Instructor

Entertainment industry veteran Lloyd Kaufman, the Creator of the Toxic Avenger, has made dozens of films and distributed hundreds over his 40 years of experience in the world of independent film. He served Chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the global trade association of independent distributors and producers of motion picture and television programming. Mr. Kaufman als...

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Class size

10 people max

Type

Single-Session Workshop

Session Duration

4 hours

Location

Queens

Level

All Levels

What you'll learn

Lloyd Kaufman, the Creator of the Toxic Avenger will teach a four hour immersive class with visual aids, covering each step in the making of a motion picture. Held at the world-famous Troma Studios in Long Island City, this entertaining and informative class will provide real-life insight into independent filmmaking and producing. Drawing from his experience of more than 5 decades of filmmaking Lloyd will cover the concepts and steps you need to take to make your own damn movie.

Lloyd has taught the “Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class” at prestigious academic institutions such as Yale University and University of Southern California, as well as overseas at institutions like the St. Petersburg Film Museum in Russia, Perth Film Festival in Australia and Norwegian Film Development.

Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class is an informative, interactive and highly entertaining crash course on filmmaking, aimed at anyone who’s ever wanted to make movies but doesn’t have the cash. Using real-life examples from Kaufman’s own 40 years experience in the business, ‘Make Your Own Damn Movie’ illustrates the whole independent filmmaking process from conception to completion.”

Students will learn how to:
-Get started on their first film project
-Find financing
-Understand what’s involved in pre-production
-Choose a crew and production group
-Survive both large and small crises on set
-Get films int theaters and onto screens

By the end of the masterclass, students will leave with dozens of creative and practical tips that are invaluable to aspiring filmmakers and get a real inside look at how it’s all done.

**Students will be served wine and snacks**
**All Students will receive a TROMA DIPLOMA and free autographs from Lloyd Kaufman**

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REVIEWS OF THE MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE MASTERCLASS
“Lloyd’s body of work has now proven to be a seminal influence on film today. Just look at any film created by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, Peter Jackson, Eli Roth, Gasper Moe and James Gunn, to name a few, and you are likely watching a film influenced Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Tromeo & Juliet, or Citizen Toxie.”
– Stan Lee – creator of Spider-Man

“Lloyd’s Master Class not only sparks the interest and attention of young and independent filmmakers, but Lloyd also gives insight into the distribution process which many young filmmakers tend to neglect the importance of.”
-David Franco, Film Program Director
Full Sail College

“The Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class by Lloyd Kaufman was extraordinary! It was certainly a great addition to our Film Festival and we were very fortunate to have it. Everyone loved the Master Class and learned a lot from it. The Master Class is now the talk of the town here in Phoenix.”
-James Schoepflin, Festival Coordinator
Intl. Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival

"I just attended this class earlier this morning at Salem Cinemas. It was not only a wonderful class, but Lloyd is so personable that it was really an unforgettable experience. This workshop is imperative to anyone aspiring to make movies or even to anyone that just appreciates the art of independent film!"
-Blythe Sloan-Starr

What you need

Students need no previous experience, just an open mind, sense of humor, and readiness to learn.

This workshop is being offered 1 time:

    • Friday, Mar 1 (6:00PM - 10:00PM)

Reviews (8)

Average 5.0 Stars

Everything came back in great condition

TROMA is the best. Their films rule. Great guys!

Great experience. Looking to working with again!

Unique and memorable, Lloyd makes the impossible seem attainable. He’s full of stories and jokes, would go again!

March 2019

Very informative, open minded, and fun class. An in depth look at Troma’s take on art and filmmaking. I would recommend for any filmmaker interested in expanding their knowledge.

March 2019

This is an iconic and eye opening class. Thanks!

March 2019

If you're a fan of Troma, definitely worth checking out! Having a look around the Troma Studios and hanging out with Lloyd & the Troma team was worth it. They were all very nice and informative. As for the class itself, it was what I thought it would be. There were time's that the class would get off topic, but I didn't really mind. I only wished I had more time to talk/meet with others that were taking the class. I really only had one brief conversation with another student during a quick break. But by the end we were all leaving at separate times because the class had gone on longer than expected. I feel like with any film related class, there should be time for some networking. But still had a great time overall!

March 2019

Legendary film artist whose larger than life persona motivates you to strip away of everything and pursue film existence.
"And you may ask yourself
Am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may say yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

May 2019

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Lloyd Kaufman, the Creator of the Toxic Avenger will teach a four hour immersive class with visual aids, covering each step in the making of a motion picture. Held at the world-famous Troma Studios in Long Island City, this entertaining and informative class will provide real-life insight into independent filmmaking and producing. Drawing from his experience of more than 5 decades of filmmaking Lloyd will cover the concepts and steps you need to take to make your own damn movie.

Lloyd has taught the “Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class” at prestigious academic institutions such as Yale University and University of Southern California, as well as overseas at institutions like the St. Petersburg Film Museum in Russia, Perth Film Festival in Australia and Norwegian Film Development.

Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class is an informative, interactive and highly entertaining crash course on filmmaking, aimed at anyone who’s ever wanted to make movies but doesn’t have the cash. Using real-life examples from Kaufman’s own 40 years experience in the business, ‘Make Your Own Damn Movie’ illustrates the whole independent filmmaking process from conception to completion.”

Students will learn how to:
-Get started on their first film project
-Find financing
-Understand what’s involved in pre-production
-Choose a crew and production group
-Survive both large and small crises on set
-Get films int theaters and onto screens

By the end of the masterclass, students will leave with dozens of creative and practical tips that are invaluable to aspiring filmmakers and get a real inside look at how it’s all done.

**Students will be served wine and snacks**
**All Students will receive a TROMA DIPLOMA and free autographs from Lloyd Kaufman**

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
REVIEWS OF THE MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN MOVIE MASTERCLASS
“Lloyd’s body of work has now proven to be a seminal influence on film today. Just look at any film created by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, Peter Jackson, Eli Roth, Gasper Moe and James Gunn, to name a few, and you are likely watching a film influenced Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Tromeo & Juliet, or Citizen Toxie.”
– Stan Lee – creator of Spider-Man

“Lloyd’s Master Class not only sparks the interest and attention of young and independent filmmakers, but Lloyd also gives insight into the distribution process which many young filmmakers tend to neglect the importance of.”
-David Franco, Film Program Director
Full Sail College

“The Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Class by Lloyd Kaufman was extraordinary! It was certainly a great addition to our Film Festival and we were very fortunate to have it. Everyone loved the Master Class and learned a lot from it. The Master Class is now the talk of the town here in Phoenix.”
-James Schoepflin, Festival Coordinator
Intl. Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival

"I just attended this class earlier this morning at Salem Cinemas. It was not only a wonderful class, but Lloyd is so personable that it was really an unforgettable experience. This workshop is imperative to anyone aspiring to make movies or even to anyone that just appreciates the art of independent film!"
-Blythe Sloan-Starr

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