ISBN-10:
0205375219
ISBN-13:
9780205375219
Pub. Date:
09/16/2004
Publisher:
Pearson
The People and Process of Film and Video Production: From Low Budget to High Budget / Edition 1

The People and Process of Film and Video Production: From Low Budget to High Budget / Edition 1

by Lorene Wales

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ISBN-13: 9780205375219
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 09/16/2004
Edition description: Book & CD ROM
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Chapter Summary.”

I. PREP AND PRODUCTION.

1. The Budget.

Budgeting Software.

Budget Structure.

Starting to Write a Budget.

Budgeting With Software Packages.

Spreadsheet Budgeting.

Padding the Budget.

The Contingency.

Fringe Benefits.

Union vs. Non-Union.

Becoming Signatory.

Local vs. Distant.

Budget Disbursement and Tracking.

Managing the Budget.

Good Budgeting vs. Bad Budgeting.

Budget Line Items.

2. Script Breakdown/Scheduling.

Scheduling a Film—A Step-By-Step Overview.

The Script Breakdown.

What are the Elements?

Other Categories.

Breaking the Script into Eighths.

The Breakdown Sheet.

The Strip Board or Production Board.

Creating a Schedule.

Scheduling Parameters.

Putting the Schedule Together.

Schedules to Print.

Updating Your Schedule.

Revision Colors.

3. The Production Team and Staff.

Executive Producer.

Line Producer.

What Makes a Good Producer.

Dealing With First Time Directors.

Associate Producer.

Assistant to the Producer.

Unit Production Manager.

Production Office Coordinator.

Local Production Coordinator.

Assistant Production Office Coordinator.

Travel/Movement.

Office Production Assistants.

Receptionist.

Head Accountant.

1st Assistant Accountant, 2nd Assistant Accountant and Accounting Apprentice.

Technical Advisor.

Script Supervisor.

Safety Officer/Manager.

Product Placement.

4. The Production Office.

The Production Office.

Setting up the Office.

Running the Production Office.

Wrapping Out the Production Office.

The Meet and Greet.

The Wrap Party.

Production Lists.

5. The Director's Team.

Director.

1st Assistant Director.

The 1st A.D./Director Relationship.

Production Meetings.

2nd Assistant Director.

Walkie-Talkie Etiquette.

2nd 2nd Assistant Director and/or DGA Trainee.

Set Production Assistants.

Director's Assistant.

Choreographer.

Dialogue/Dialect Coach.

Storyboard Artist.

Set Operations.

Press Day.

Closed Set.

Set Protocol.

Production Files.

A.D. Paperwork.

6. Casting, Actors, Extras and Stunt People.

Casting Department.

Casting Director.

Local Casting Director.

Extras Casting.

Casting Assistants.

How to Run a Casting Session.

Screen Tests.

Rehearsals and Training.

Fittings.

Working with Minors.

Working with Animals.

The Taft-Hartley.

Categories of Actors.

Day Players vs. Weekly Players.

Stunts.

Stunt Coordinator.

Stuntman/Stuntwoman.

How a Stunt Could Work: A Car Roll.

7. The Art Department.

The Production Designer.

Art Director.

Set Decorator.

Lead Man and Swing Gang.

Art Department Coordinator.

Set Designer.

Set Dresser.

Props.

Illustrator.

Draftsperson.

Assistant Props.

Art Department P.A.'s.

Assistant to Production Designer and Art Director.

Construction Coordinator.

Construction Foreman.

Construction Labor.

Standby Painter.

Standby Greensman.

Operations.

8. The Camera Department.

Director of Photography.

Camera Operator.

1st Assistant Cameraperson.

2nd Assistant Cameraperson.

Clapper/Loader.

Camera P.A.

Video Assist.

Steadicam Operator.

Special Operators.

The Camera Package.

Operations.

Stock.

Processing and Printing.

Projection of Dailies.

Behind-the-Scenes for DVD.

Tests.

9. Grip and Electric.

Gaffer.

Best Boy Electric.

Electricians.

Generator Operator.

Rigging Crew.

Key Grip.

Best Boy.

Company Grips.

Dolly Grip.

Crane Operator.

Operations for Grip and Electric.

The Grip Package.

The Lighting Package.

Laying Dolly Track.

Truck Wrap.

10. The Sound Department.

Sound Mixer.

Boom Operator.

Cable Puller or Cable Person.

Sound P.A.

The Sound Package.

Operations.

Playback.

11. Special Effects.

Special Effects.

Special Effects Coordinator.

Operations on Set.

Visual Effects.

Visual Effects Producer.

Computer Graphics Supervisor.

Compositing Supervisor.

Compositing Lead.

Compositors.

Animation Supervisor/Animation Director.

Animators.

Digital Cinematographers/Shaders.

Digital Modelers.

3D Animators.

2D Animators.

Rendering.

Operations.

12. The Wardrobe Department.

Costume Designer.

Wardrobe Supervisor.

Men's Costumer/Women's Costumer.

Seamstress.

Wardrobe P.A.

Assistant to the Costume Designer.

Operations.

Washing and Returning.

Dressing the Masses.

13. Makeup and Hair.

Key Makeup.

Assistant Makeup.

Additional/Extra Makeup.

Body Makeup.

Special Effects Makeup.

Key Hair.

Assistant Hair/Additional Hair/Extra Hair.

Operations.

Qualities of a Good Hair and Makeup Team.

14. Locations.

Location Manager.

Assistant Location Manager.

Location P.A.

Location Scouts—The Person.

The Location Scout.

The Technical Scout.

Maps.

Security, Firemen and Police.

Heating/Air Conditioning.

Shooting on Location vs. Studio Facilities.

Location Paperwork.

15. The Transportation Department.

Transportation Coordinator.

Transportation Captain.

Dispatcher.

Drivers and Teamsters.

Operations.

Picture Vehicles.

Production Vehicles.

16. 2nd Unit.

Director.

U.P.M./POC.

1st A.D.

Locations.

Camera.

Sound.

Other Units.

Operations.

Equipment.

Paperwork.

II. POST-PRODUCTION.

17. Editing Picture and Sound.

Post-Production Supervisor.

Editor.

1st Assistant Editor.

2nd Assistant Editor.

Apprentice Editor.

Sound Designer.

Sound Editor.

Dialogue Editor.

Sound Effects Editor.

Music Editor.

ADR Editor.

Re-recording Mixers.

Looping or ADR.

Different Kinds of Mixes.

The Post-Production Process.

Main Titles and End Credits.

18. Post-Production Film and Lab.

Working With the Lab.

Negative Cutting.

The Sound Mix.

Answer Prints.

Release Prints.

The Film Trailer.

Delivery Versions.

19. Music, Titles and Opticals.

Music in the Public Domain.

Music Supervisor.

Composer.

Music Package Fee.

Conductor.

Arranger/Orchestrator.

Copyists.

Musicians.

The Scoring Session.

Soundtrack Album/CD.

III. THE REST OF THE STORY.

20. Contractuals.

Insurance.

Completion Bond.

The Legal Department.

Clearances.

Releases.

Contracts for Cast, Crew and Services.

Publicity.

21. Miscellaneous.

Craft Service.

Catering.

Set First Aid.

Set Masseuse.

Production Etiquette.

Unions, Guilds and Associations.

Glossary.

Guide to the CD-ROM.

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