The Everything Filmmaking Book: From Script to Premiere -a Complete Guide to Putting Your Vision on the Screen [NOOK Book]

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Filmmaking is a notoriously difficult field to break into - a script's chance of making it to production is a staggering 1 in every 140,000. But the millions of aspiring filmmakers can up their odds with "The "Everything" Filmmaking Book". This engaging, easy-to-follow guide takes readers step-by-step through the filmmaking process, including: Writing a marketable script; Understanding all aspects of pre-production; Shooting on location; Working with the cast; Editing and post-production; and Distributing the ...
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The Everything Filmmaking Book: From Script to Premiere -a Complete Guide to Putting Your Vision on the Screen

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Overview

Filmmaking is a notoriously difficult field to break into - a script's chance of making it to production is a staggering 1 in every 140,000. But the millions of aspiring filmmakers can up their odds with "The "Everything" Filmmaking Book". This engaging, easy-to-follow guide takes readers step-by-step through the filmmaking process, including: Writing a marketable script; Understanding all aspects of pre-production; Shooting on location; Working with the cast; Editing and post-production; and Distributing the finished film. "The "Everything" Filmmaking Book" is the perfect guide for future Spielbergs everywhere!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605502892
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 1/19/2007
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,139,294
  • File size: 619 KB

Table of Contents


Top Ten Things You'll Learn about Filmmaking     x
Introduction     xi
When I Grow Up, I Want to Make Movies!     1
The Origins of Film     2
Overview of Filmmaking     3
The Script     5
Preproduction     6
Production and Postproduction     8
The Art of Cinema     9
Finding Your Niche     10
The Drama     10
The Romance     11
The Action Movie     13
The Western     14
Science Fiction Films     16
Horror Movies     17
The Comedy Shop     19
Shoot to Thrill     21
The Musical     22
Animated Films     23
Fantasy Films     24
Have Camera, Will Travel: Documentaries     25
The Write Stuff     27
From Good to Grand     28
Compelling Storylines     30
Creating Memorable Characters     34
To Write or Not to Write     39
Scripts on Spec     40
Pitching a Winner     42
The Right Write Stuff     45
What Is Project Development?     46
The Art ofFlexibility     47
To Read or Not to Read     48
Tracking Boards     51
Option Deals     51
Step Deals     52
If-Come Deals     53
Package Deals     53
Breaking Into the Business     55
Legend Has It...     56
Making Your Mark     57
The Running Start     58
Dealing with Production Companies     60
Making Professional Contacts Personal     60
The Art of the Deal     64
All about Agents     65
Polishing the Brass     67
Entertainment Attorneys     68
The Players     69
Knowing the Ropes     70
The Studios     70
Brave New World     73
Executive Power     75
A-List Talent     76
Power Agents     79
Independent A-List Producers     80
A-List Screenwriters     80
Money Talks     83
Law and Order     84
Pitching Your Product     84
Developing a Business Plan and Packaging the Pitch     86
The Impact of Image Packages     89
Ways to Make Your Pitch      91
The Money Chase     93
The Myth of Credit Card Financing     97
Your Production Package as a Business     98
Scheduling and Budgeting     101
Breaking Down the Script     102
Breaking Down the Shooting Schedule     104
Creating the Budget     105
Budget and Script Synchronization     107
Production Insurance     110
Budgeting and Scheduling Software     112
Preproduction: The Birth of a Film     113
Setting Up Shop     114
Choosing a Director     114
Finding the Right Players     118
Production Design     118
Scouting Locations     120
Musical Accompaniment     122
Essential Crew     125
Hiring Your Crew     126
Producers and Directors     129
Hiring a Writer     133
Setting the Scene     133
Technicians     136
Maintaining Sound Continuity     137
All the Bells and Whistles     141
Enhancing Your Production Team     142
Assistant Directors     144
Camera Work     146
Script Supervisors      147
Storyboard Artists     147
Production Specialists     148
Bonus Footage     150
Final Phases of Preproduction     153
Bringing It All Together     154
Who Are All These People?     155
Casting Call     156
Finding Actors     158
Holding Auditions     160
Extra Help     163
Science in the Art     167
From Sprockets to Terabytes     168
Cinematography     169
Choosing a Camera     170
Lenses     172
The Magic of Filters     173
Stocking Up on Film     174
Going Digital     175
On the Set     177
Got Props?     178
The Importance and Science of Sound     178
Sound Equipment     180
Sound Versus Noise     182
Microphone Placement     183
Controlling the Recording     184
Lighting Techniques     186
Special Effects     189
Stunts     191
Visual Effects     198
Inside the Camera     194
Magic on the Set     197
Effects in Postproduction     201
Real World Versus the Digital World     201
Shooting and Scene Layouts     204
Postproduction     209
Creative Choices in Editing     210
Linear Versus Nonlinear Editing     211
The Effectiveness of Sound     213
Making Music     214
Credit Due     217
Unions, Guilds, and Credits     218
Getting It Out There     221
The Distribution Challenge     222
Film Festival Formats     225
Independent Distributors     227
Major Distributors     228
Personal P.R. and Self-Distribution     229
Your Legal Watchdog     229
Studio Strategies     231
How Studios Operate     232
Rolling the Dice     233
Jockeying for Position     234
Box Office Blockbusters     235
Box Office Bombs     237
Going It "Alone"     239
What Exactly Is an Independent Film?     240
Evolution and Revolution     241
Miramax: An Independent Film Distributor     246
Taking the Indie Route     247
Filmmaking on a Shoestring      248
Indie Films and SAG     250
Filmmakers of Legend     253
Epic Filmmakers     254
Class Acts     256
Kings of Comedy     259
Action Filmmakers     261
Pushing the Envelope     263
Glossary     267
Recommended Reading     277
Film Schools     279
Who's Who of Directors     281
Contact Information     293
Index     297
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