Max will be talking to our students about how independent films get made. In particular, how do independent film-makers pitch their projects, and how do you raise the finance to get your project into theatres?
Here at Bucks we teach students animation, and (of course) all the skills needed to find work as professional digital artists. But beyond the technical training that we offer lies a whole world of creation and invention, that can lead to a successful career in the most interesting and potentially lucrative part of show business - the successful creation and marketing of fresh content.
Max will talk about where great ideas come from, and how they can be developed into something that connects with audiences all over the world. With new digital media and open platforms like YouTube changing the way that films are created and marketed, the opportunities for independent film-makers with a big vision have never been greater than they are today.
Here at Bucks we are looking forward to Max's visit and can't wait to hear what he has to say.
(Editor's note: For more on pitching animation, read about how you can pitch your own idea for a TV Series ar Cartoon Forum, and how you can pitch your movie ideas at Cartoon Movie. For more practical advice on animation careers, read this post on how to set up an small business. Also learn about your first client project, read out our post on Portfolio Careers, and read this piece on Survival as a Freelancer. Study the nuts and bolts of freelance life by reading our guide to invoicing clients, and our guide to freelancers and taxes. For more on careers in general, check out our guide to animation careers here, and also take a look at this map of digital studios - a great place to start your search for work in the business. Finally see our article on the jobs page at awn.com )