Short Films: ...And How to Make Them

Short Films: ...And How to Make Them

by Nathan Parker
     
 

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This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to make a short film. Focusing on the practicalities of filmmaking. It will guide you through all the stages of the process, examining every available possibility along the way. From the development of your initial idea, to screening your finished film in front of an audience. It will enable you to make informed decisions,… See more details below

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This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to make a short film. Focusing on the practicalities of filmmaking. It will guide you through all the stages of the process, examining every available possibility along the way. From the development of your initial idea, to screening your finished film in front of an audience. It will enable you to make informed decisions, including which formats to use, where to find cast and crew, and how to get your short film distributed. An invaluable resource for the new and the more experienced filmmakers alike, offering technical and creative solutions for the realisation of short films in all shapes and sizes.

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Library Journal

Whether these two works were written in reaction to insufficient subject representation and methodology or by trendsetting idealists who simply know their field and how to communicate it, we as readers win. These volumes intelligibly convey information didactically in a palatable fashion without suggesting that you are a dummy or an idiot. Of similar design, both books exhibit a physically efficient while textually dense architecture; their dimensions are expanded further by DVD-ROMs showcasing case-in-point documentaries and shorts as well as invaluable interactive Excel spreadsheets and PDF and Word templates outlining budget and call sheets, licensing and release forms, treatment examples, fill-in storyboards, and more. Both books provide background history of their respective genres; cover preproduction, production, and postproduction; explore marketing and distribution; and flesh out all of this with interviews, cost-sheet examples, production notes and product info, and clearly organized references, referrals, and links. Glynne and Parker each wonderfully represent their gifts as both instructors and filmmakers with these academic-by-nature but practical-in-design titles. Save for a few Anglocentric sprinkles (convert the pounds to dollars or swap Main Street for High Street and everything will be just fine), the books speak the international language of film and can be enjoyably read straight through but are priceless as sources of reference-all the while funny, insightful, and realistic. Where these books lack (and they don't much), they provide excellent referral information. They're like filmmaking courses bound and at a fraction of the cost. Accessible and valuable toacademic and public libraries of all sizes-and, obviously, highly recommended.
—Ben Malczewski

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"Funny, insightful and realistic."  —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842434147
Publisher:
Oldcastle Books
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
3 MB

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