Big Ideas on the Big Screen: How Economic Thinking Can Make You a Better Filmmaker
Start Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 PM
End Sunday, April 27, 2014 6:00 PM
Chapman University | Orange, CA | April 25-27
“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually slaves of some defunct economist.” John Maynard Keynes
Film can be a powerful medium for spreading ideas, influencing cultures, and changing our perceptions. Whether you are making comedies or dramas, documentaries or fiction, blockbusters or indie films, ideas will drive your film both on and off screen. Filmmakers often neglect economics because they fail to see the significance it brings to their lives and to their art. However, economic thinking can be a powerful tool for understanding human behaviors and motivations and for helping to make your film a reality.
With sessions led by economics professors, filmmakers, and expert storytellers, this seminar will give you a foundation of economic thinking that will help you see the world in a new way as well as important instruction in cinematic storytelling, distribution, and promotion.
This seminar is open to students 18-24 who have a demonstrated interest in filmmaking and is limited to 30 students, so apply early!
Friday, April 25
Saturday, April 26
Sunday, April 27
Monday, April 28
The seminar will take place at Chapman University in beautiful Orange County.