The Complete Film Production Handbook [NOOK Book]

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"Written with both students and working film and television professionals in mind, The Complete Film Production Handbook is a comprehensive guide that covers everything from pre-production through wrap and post production and includes chapters on independent and low-budget filmmaking, television, commercials, incentives, effects and new media. In addition to advice on negotiating good deals and valuable industry survival tips, you'll find all the essential production and accounting forms needed to make your film a reality as well as a sample

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The Complete Film Production Handbook

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Overview

"Written with both students and working film and television professionals in mind, The Complete Film Production Handbook is a comprehensive guide that covers everything from pre-production through wrap and post production and includes chapters on independent and low-budget filmmaking, television, commercials, incentives, effects and new media. In addition to advice on negotiating good deals and valuable industry survival tips, you'll find all the essential production and accounting forms needed to make your film a reality as well as a sample pre-production schedule, pre-production and wrap checklists and post production workflow charts." An invaluable, easy-to-use reference for students and newcomers to the business as well as line producers, UPMs, assistant directors, production coordinators and other production personnel - this guide provides an in-depth look into all the steps and forms required to deliver a completed film.

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A book/disk guide to organizing and running a film from pre-production through post production and delivery. Chapters on aspects including insurance requirements, talent, unions and guilds, clearance and release forms, safety, and locations contain completed example forms and checklists, with a large section of tear-out forms. The two companion disks contain all of the forms from the book. For film students, independent filmmakers, producers, and production managers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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A guide to the day-by-day details of film production, that Honthaner has developed from her notebook as she worked for several companies on many films over the years. Among the topics are pre-production tasks, establishing company policy, insurance, setting up files, dealing with the talent, music clearance, visas and customs, and a little bit of post production. Includes reproducible forms for every conceivable situation. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

"Eve has written two books on film, The Complete Film Production Handbook and Hollywood Drive, both of which have been very well received. The production manual is in its fourth edition and is used through the industry and at university around the country."--Studio City Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080884998
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 496
  • File size: 28 MB
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Meet the Author

Eve Light Honthaner has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty years as a production coordinator, production manager and staff production executive, and educator. She has worked for such companies as Wolper Productions, Filmways, Embassy Television, Carson Productions and for Orion Pictures.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Production Team & Who Does What; Pre-production; Establishing Company Policies; Insurance Requirements; Working With Vendors, Negotiating Deals & Saving Money; Setting Up Production Files; Deal Memos; Unions and Guilds; Talent; Standard Production Forms & Formats; Clearances & Release Forms; A Guide to Music Clearance; Safety; Locations; Distant Location; Foreign Location; Miscellaneous Production Forms; Wrap; Immigration, Customs & Visa Information; Visual Effects; Interactive; A Little Post Production; Creating Your Own Niche; Index of Forms
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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    Very comprehensive, highly recommended!

    Eve Honthaner has been working and teaching in the film industry for many years. She has involved in some highly-acclaimed films including Titanic, Just Married, and Joy Ride. She summarizes her professional experience and in-depth research in "The Complete Film Production Handbook."

    "The Complete Film Production Handbook" covers all the basics of film production and distribution, as well as the essential information of the film industry. It has 32 chapters and covers detailed information on film production team, office, and accounting, script, schedule, incentives, pre-production, insurance requirements, during the shoot, building strong industry relationships, deal making, navigating the politics, unions and guilds, principal talent, background talent, animals in films, clearance and release, music clearance, safety, locations, distant locations, foreign locations, travel and hosting, shipping, effects, specifically television, independent filmmaking, practical low-budget film making, new media, commercial production, wrap, post-production overview, greener filmmaking, and industry survival tips. It also has a very comprehensive glossary and index.

    If you buy the book, you'll also get password to access the book's website to find editable versions of the forms from the book. This is a VERY important feature and will save you a lot of time.

    Eve Honthaner covers the entire film industry in a book. "The Complete Film Production Handbook" has 546 pages (8 1/2 x11). It is VERY comprehensive. Highly recommended!

    Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "LEED GA Exam Guide," "LEED GA Mock Exams," "Architectural Practice Simplified," "Planting Design Illustrated," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture

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