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Who we are

The Film Co-Op is an international group of multi-talented, creative, fun-loving, dedicated, (some might say, lunatics) who are working together to produce feature films, music videos, television pilots, commercials and documentaries. We are looking for bigger challenges. We are moving forward. We can help you to gain practical on-the-job experience. Are you looking to work with award winning, seasoned professionals?

What we do

Development & Pre-production - Before the cameras ever start rolling, months of prep have occurred. Script revisions, location scouting, casting, story boarding, scheduling... this can be the most exciting and the most demanding period during the filmmaking process. Film Co-Op encourages and provides an opportunity for all members to participate at every stage of production. Depending on your level of commitment, areas of experience, investment and time availability, you can become a:

During production -
On a typical film set actors sit for hours at a time waiting for their time to shine in the limelight. Crew members have duties spread sporadically throughout the day. What does a make-up artist do once all the actors are made up? What does the writer do once the scripts are locked?

With competative pressures today we are forced into an age of multi-tasking. We talk on the phone while driving in traffic. We have business meetings over coffee or on airplanes. We prepare notes or presentaions on our smart phones while standing in the cue at a bank. The same applies to films. Low budget independent productions are often completed by crews a percentage the size of hollywood blockbusters. Each cast or crew member had multiple functions and many responsibilities. Similar to Kaizen (Japanese for "improvement") is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement throughout all aspects of life. When applied to the workplace, Kaizen activities continually improve all functions of a business, from manufacturing to management and from the CEO to the assembly line workers.[1] By improving standardized activities and processes, Kaizen aims to eliminate waste (see Lean manufacturing). Kaizen was first implemented in several Japanese businesses during the country's recovery after World War II, including Toyota, and has since spread to businesses throughout the world. The success is due to the dedication and innovative participation of cast and crew that do whatever it takes to see the film through to completion.

Just like the Stone Soup fable. If each person in the village brings an ingredient to the pot... a delicious feast will be created. Even individuals with absolutely no experience in film or the entertainment industry have resources and skills that are crucial to fine film making.

Better than workshops and seminars

If you aren't getting full value for your time and money you've got nothing to lose. Acting classes and training on editing software and equipment are expensive. Working with experienced professionals at the Film Co-Op will maximize your educational dollars. Earn while learning with Film Co-op.

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Send an email with your details and we will include you in our invitations to participate.

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