FILMMAKER IN A BOX includes 10-disks and over 17-hours of material.
Not simply a “Making Of,” FILMMAKER IN A BOX offers the following:

Behind the scenes audition and callback footage of the actors, the entire table read, rehearsal footage, location, lighting and sound recording retrospectives for every day film production, the rough-cut of 2 Million Stupid Women, copies of every contract and service agreement used in the production of the film, and a copy of the completed feature film, 2 Million Stupid Women, months before its released into stores.

Actual Table of Contents/Index:

DISC ONE:

PRE-PRODUCTION: DEVELOPMENT & GEARING UP
Introduction to Filmmaker in a Box (02:00)
The Script (18:00)
Interview with the Writer (1:00:00)
Why this film, why this style? (10:00)
Budget (13:00)
The Deal / The Money (25:00)
Creating the Contracts (03:00)
The WGA Strike (06:00)
The Schedule (20:00)

DISC TWO:

PRE-PRODUCTION: CASTING
Non-Union (08:00)
Hiring a Casting Director (07:00)
The Casting Process (12:00)
Casting Melissa (07:00)
Sarah Hall’s First Audition (10:00)
Casting Anna (08:00)
Katy Stoll’s First Audition (04:00)
Melissa / Anna Chemistry (05:00)
Sarah Hall / Katy Stoll’s Chemistry Callback (09:00)
Casting Todd (08:00)
Mark Gerson’s First Audition (09:00)
Todd Chemistry Callback (03:00)
Mark Gerson’s Chemistry Callback (06:00)
Casting Josh Morrow (09:00)
Josh Morrow’s Audition (03:00)
Casting Additional Roles (17:00)

DISC THREE:

PRE-PRODUCTION: TABLE READ & REHEARSALS
The Complete Table Read (1:44:00)
Introduction to the Rehearsals / Scene Study (16:00)
The First Improv Exercise (11:00)
The Second Improv Exercise (10:00)

DISC FOUR:

PRE-PRODUCTION: PLANNING AND LOGISTICS
PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING
Pre-Pro Meeting Introduction (04:00)
DAY 1 PRODUCTION: Company Moves (03:00)
DAY 1 PRODUCTION: Creating a Part Scene (04:00)
DAY 1 PRODUCTION: Walk-Aways (01:00)
DAY 1 SOUND: Doorways (03:00)
DAY 1 SOUND: Convenience store (05:00)
DAY 2 PRODUCTION: Call-times / Makeup (02:00)
DAY 2 CAMERA/PROD: DIT workspace (02:00)
DAY 3 PRODUCTION: Meal before call (05:00)
DAY 3 PRODUCTION: Starting times (02:00)
DAY 4 SOUND: On the Shotmaker (07:00)
DAY 4 CAMERA: Driving & Ambient Light (03:00)
DAY 5 PRODUCTION: Guerrilla Style (02:00)
DAY 7 PRODUCTION: Planning the Club (03:00)
DAY 7 PRODUCTION: Creature Comforts (02:00)
DAY 10 SOUND: Small Spaces (02:00)
DAY 11 PRODUCTION: Puke & Wardrobe (02:00)
DAY 11 PRODUCTION: Planning the Party (04:00)
MISC PRODUCTION: Cash vs Checks (02:00)

PHOTOGRAPHY
Visual Style (13:00)
Dual DPs (07:00)
Using Two Cameras (05:00)
The Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 (08:00)
ENG Lenses (04:00)
Production Sound (20:00)
Scripty (04:00)
Wardrobe (08:00)
Finding Locations (05:00)
Permits (03:00)

DISC FIVE:

PRODUCTION PART I
DAY 1
Day 1 – Location (05:00)
Day 1 – Lighting (03:00)
Day 1 – Sound (05:00)
Day 1 – Production Diary (15:00)

DAY 2
Day 2 – Location (05:00)
Day 2 – Lighting (09:00)
Day 2 – Sound (05:00)
Day 2 – Production Diary (12:00)

DAY 3
Day 3 – Location (03:00)
Day 3 – Lighting (02:00)
Day 3 – Sound (02:00)
Day 3 – Production Diary (06:00)

DAYS 4 & 5
Days 4 & 5 – Lighting (08:00)
Days 4 & 5 – Sound (07:00)
Days 4 & 5 – Production Diary Part I – Production (18:00)
Day 4 & 5 – Production Diary Part II – Camera (10:00)
Day 5 – Production Diary (17:00)

DISC SIX:

PRODUCTION PART II
DAY 6
Day 6 – Location (05:00)
Day 6 – Problems with eyelines (03:00)
Day 6 – Sound (05:00)
Day 6 – Production Diary (15:00)

DAYS 7, 8, 9 & 10
Days 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Location (07:00)
Days 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Lighting (03:00)
Days 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Sound (05:00)
Days 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Production Diary (25:00)

DAY 11
Day 11 – Location (02:00)
Day 11 – Lighting (03:00)
Day 11 – Sound (03:00)
Day 11 – Production Diary (16:00)

DISC SEVEN:

POST-PRODUCTION SOUND
MUSIC

Finding Music (08:00)

Scouring MySpace (04:00)

Approaching the Artists (12:00)

Music Rights & Contracts (05:00)
POST SOUND
Post Sound on a Limited Budget (05:00)
Sound Editing (08:00)
Dialogue Editing (04:00)
Music Editing (11:00)
ADR (08:00)
Foley (10:00)
Pre-Mix (16:00)
Final Mix (17:00)

DISC EIGHT:

POST-PRODUCTION: EDITING

Credit Sequences (12:00)

Finding an Editor (06:00)

Meredith Young’s Audition Scene (05:00)
The Editing Process (10:00)
Organization (05:00)
The Rough Cut (06:00)
The Complete First Cut (Pasadena Test Screening) (1:33:00)
Additional Shooting (06:00)

DISC NINE:

THE DOCUMENTS

01. The Shooting Script

02. Final Shooting Script (with revisions)
03. Original Budget
04. 100k Budget
05. Extras Breakdown
06. Original Pitch Packet
07. Production Services Agreement
08. Writer’s Agreement
09. Lead Actor Pay or Play Contract
10. Crew Deal Memo
11. Original Schedule
12. Shooting Schedule
13. Final One Line schedule
14. Day Out of Days
15. Casting Breakdown
16. Audition Session
17. Script Supervisor’s Notes
18. Filming Permit
19. Location Agreement
Location Breakdown
20. DV HPX-3000 Review
21. Call Sheet Day 1
Production Sides Day 1
22. Call Sheet Day 2
Production Sides Day 2
23. Call Sheet Day 3
Production Sides Day 3
24. Call Sheet Day 4
Call Sheet Day 5
Production Sides Days 4 & 5
25. Call Sheet Day 6
Production Sides Day 6
26. Call Sheets Days 7-10
Production Sides Days 7-10
27. Call Sheet Day 11
Production Sides Day 11
28. Director’s Plans Karma
29. Music Contract
30. Music Master Cue Sheet
31. Music Contract with Step-Deal
32. DV Blog on Eyelines
33. Daily Sound Reports
34. Extra Release with Pay
35. Opening Credits Storyboard
36. Complete Blogs from DV
37. Director’s Agreement
38. Test Screening Comment Cards

DISC TEN:

The finished feature film 2 Million Stupid Women
Also includes 2 commentaries: Director and cast, and director and writer
In addition to two early short films from director Jamie Neese