Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video / Edition 2

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video / Edition 2

by Peter W. Rea, David K. Irving
     
 

Considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject, Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and director, and explains how their

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Considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject, Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful short film or video-all the way from script to final product. This guide offers extensive examples from two award-winning short narrative films (Lunch Date and Truman) and one short documentary (Mirror Mirror), and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them.

This edition expands on the director's role in pre-visualizing a project, aided by the addition of more than 50 new photos and illustrations. Issues such as storyboarding, lighting, and composition are addressed in detail. Other additions and enhancements include a discussion of the evolving role of digital technology on all aspects of production from script to screen.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition is accompanied by a companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions) containing useful forms and information on grants and financing sources, distributors, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations.

Whether you're a student or an independent filmmaker, this practical guide will demystify the process, and help you to develop and sharpen your skills as you tackle the challenges of making a short film or video.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240803944
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Finance
Script
Breakdowns
Schedule
Budget
Crewing
Location
Art Direction
Casting
Rehearsals
Set Procedures
Camera
Sound
Cast
Picture Postproduction
Sound Postproduction
Laboratory/On-Line
Distribution
Appendices: Genres
Screening List
Case Study Scripts
Forms
Film and Video Festivals
Contacts
Film Schools
Grants and Financing Sources
Film Versus Video
Distributors
Insurance and Legal Matters
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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