Filmmaking For Dummies

Filmmaking For Dummies

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ISBN-13: 9780470386941
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 207,204
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Bryan Michael Stoller is an international-award-winning filmmaker who has produced, written, and directed over 80 productions, including short comedy films, half-hour television shows, music videos, commercials, and feature films. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including actors and studio presidents.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Filmmaking and Storytelling.

Chapter 1: So You Want to Be a Filmmaker.

Chapter 2: Genres in General.

Chapter 3: Penning and Pitching a Great Story.

Part II: Gearing Up to Make Your Film.

Chapter 4: Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film.

Chapter 5: Financing Your Film.

Chapter 6: Location, Location, Location.

Chapter 7: Crewing Up: HiringYour Crew.

Chapter 8: Assembling Your Cast of Characters.

Chapter 9: Storyboarding Your Film.

Part III: Ready to Roll: Starting Production on YourFilm.

Chapter 10: Shooting through the Looking Glass.

Chapter 11: Let There Be Lighting!

Chapter 12: Sound Advice: Production Sound.

Chapter 13: Directing Your Actors: … And Action!

Chapter 14: A Sense of Direction: Directing Your Film.

Part IV: Finishing Your Film in Post.

Chapter 15: Cut to: Editing Your Film Frame by Frame.

Chapter 16: Posting Your Film’s Soundtrack: Adding Music& Effects to the Mix.

Chapter 17: Conjuring Up Special Effects.

Chapter 18: Giving Credit and Titles.

Part V: Finding a Distributor for Your Film.

Chapter 19: Distributing Your Film.

Chapter 20: Exploring and Entering Film Festivals.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Discovering New Talent.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Publicity for Your Film.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Avoid Murphy’s Law.

Chapter 24: Ten Best Filmmaking Periodicals.

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