Picture Perfect

Overview

Herbert Strock has been involved in nearly every phase of film production, as his career developed from his first job as an assistant editor at MGM Studios to his current ownership of a production company. His book is structured to be an in-depth guide for burgeoning filmmakers, covering topics such as pre-planning, producing, screenplay writing, directing, acting, camera, insurance, publicity, budget and union relations. The multifarious subjects are easily accessible for the beginner, but Strock's decades of ...

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Overview

Herbert Strock has been involved in nearly every phase of film production, as his career developed from his first job as an assistant editor at MGM Studios to his current ownership of a production company. His book is structured to be an in-depth guide for burgeoning filmmakers, covering topics such as pre-planning, producing, screenplay writing, directing, acting, camera, insurance, publicity, budget and union relations. The multifarious subjects are easily accessible for the beginner, but Strock's decades of experience make this work useful for anyone involved in film production. Also included are several forms—production, budget, editorial and script supervision—which filmmakers will find invaluable for their own use. A cornucopia of information that spans innumerable facets of the film industry, Picture Perfect is a reference work that no serious film student or film practitioner will want to be without.

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...it is essentially a "how to" book...include [s] information on budgets and unions not usually included in film textbooks...also includes...standard production forms, and several appendixes providing much miscellaneous material. Of interest to undergraduates, those interested in the technical and practical aspects of filmmaking, and general readers.
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A reference work for film students and practitioners. Strock, who has worked as a film editor, as a TV writer, director, and producer, and as a teacher of filmmaking, draws on stories from his four decades of experience to define the technical terms, functions, and procedures that aspiring filmmakers are likely to come across. His range of nuts- and-bolts topics includes preplanning, producing, screenplay writing, directing, acting, camera work, insurance, publicity, budgeting, and union relations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810838154
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Filmmakers Series , #80
  • Edition number: 296
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,317,812
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert L. Strock, head of Hollywood's Herbert L. Strock Productions, began his motion picture career producing, directing, and editing one of the first filmed television series for CBS. Not only has he produced and directed countless programs, but he also taught at the University of Southern California for over twenty years. His production company currently writes, directs, and edits independent and student productions.

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