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The Short Screenplay: Your Short Film from Concept to Production

The Short Screenplay: Your Short Film from Concept to Production

  • Author: David D. Busch
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1598637835
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 247
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With the growth of film festivals, cable networks, specialty home video, and the Internet, there are more outlets and opportunities for screening short films now than at any time in the last 100 years. But before you can screen your short film, you need t

How Not to Make a Short Film

How Not to Make a Short Film

Secrets from a Sundance Programmer

  • Author: Roberta Marie Munroe
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 1401395457
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 288
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Anyone can make a short film, right? Just grab some friends and your handheld and you can do it in a weekend or two before being accepted to a slew of film festivals, right? Wrong. Roberta Munroe screened short film submissions at Sundance for five years, and is an award-winning short filmmaker in her own right. So she knows a thing or two about how not to make a short film. From the first draft of your script to casting, production, editing, and distribution, this is your one-stop primer for breaking into the business. Featuring interviews with many of today's most talented writers, producers, and directors, as well as revealing stories (e.g., what to do when the skinhead crack addict next door begins screaming obscenities as soon as you call "action") from the sets of her own short films, Roberta walks you through the minefield of mistakes that an aspiring filmmaker can make--so that you don't have to make them yourself.

Writing Short Films

Writing Short Films

Structure and Content for Screenwriters

  • Author: Linda J. Cowgill
  • Publisher: Lone Eagle
  • ISBN: 0307875148
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 275
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This new edition has been completely updated and revised along with the addition of several new chapters. Currently, this title remains the best selling university text book on writing short film screenplays.

Writing Short Scripts

Writing Short Scripts

  • Author: William H. Phillips
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815628026
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 238
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A guide designed to help the beginning writer enter the world of short films, from travelogues to animated shorts.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

  • Author: Peter Rea,David K. Irving
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317908740
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 496
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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful short film or video. Through extensive examples from award-winning shorts and insightful interviews, you will learn about common challenges the filmmakers encountered during each step of filmmaking process—from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distribution—and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression that reinforces the significance of the actor - director relationship Interviews with the filmmakers integrated alongside the text, as well as new images and behind-the-scenes coverage of production processes Revamped sections on current financing strategies, postproduction workflows, and the wide variety of distribution platforms now available to filmmakers A "Where are They Now" appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/rea) containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations

The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video

The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video

  • Author: Tom Schroeppel,Chuck DeLaney
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1621535274
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 176
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A timeless classic with more than 165,000 copies sold, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video has been chosen by over 700 colleges to teach basic film and video techniques. Written by a working professional, The Bare Bones Camera Course is the most user-friendly book available on the subject of film and video production; it reduces the shooting experience to its essence, making complicated concepts easy to grasp. Using simple clear language and more than 150 illustrations, the book explains: Exposure Lenses Composition Basic sequence Crossing the line Lighting And much more! When you finish this book, you will know and understand how to shoot good pictures that will edit together seamlessly in post-production. With added chapters on sound and editing, this new edition of The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video rounds out the education of any filmmaker. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

130 Projects to Get You Into Filmmaking

130 Projects to Get You Into Filmmaking

  • Author: Elliot Grove
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 128
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Presents a series of projects intended to develop a wide array of filmmaking skills and techniques using readily available, low-budget equipment, and provides advice for pursuing a career in filmmaking.

Voice and Vision

Voice and Vision

A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

  • Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136067655
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 552
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Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice" sidebars throughout connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.

Writing the Short Film

Writing the Short Film

  • Author: Patricia Cooper,Ken Dancyger
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136048588
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 312
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The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films

Cheap Movie Tricks

Cheap Movie Tricks

How To Shoot A Short Film For Under $2,000

  • Author: Rickey Bird
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1633535444
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 288
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#1 New Release on Amazon! Want to know how to make a movie on a tight budget? How to make a movie: Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems: not enough money for crews over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie can’t get the attention of an indie studio should have started with a short film to gain attention Cheap Movie Tricks: Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn inside this book: how planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget tips on how to find locations and not get arrested shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry, including puppetry screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy

Making Short Films, Third Edition

Making Short Films, Third Edition

The Complete Guide from Script to Screen

  • Author: Max Thurlow,Clifford Thurlow
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0857853872
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 496
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Fully revised and updated practical and inspirational guide for students and independent film-makers, describing and explaining the whole process - from creating an original or adapted script, through producing, directing and editing, to finance and distribution.

Film Directing Fundamentals

Film Directing Fundamentals

See Your Film Before Shooting

  • Author: Nicholas T. Proferes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 135168311X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 340
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Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on-screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, Nicholas Proferes provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the reader is led through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques discussed. Written for both students and entry-level professionals, the book assumes no knowledge and introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen. This fourth edition is updated with a new foreword by Student Academy Award-winner Jimmy Keyrouz, who studied with author Nicholas Proferes, as well as an enhanced companion website by Laura J. Medina, available at www.routledge.com/cw/proferes, which features new supplemental material for both instructors and students, including two new analyses of contemporary films—Wendy and Lucy (2008) and Moonlight (2016)—study questions, suggested assignments and exercises, as well as the instructor’s manual written by Proferes in 2008.

Making short films

Making short films

the complete guide from script to screen

  • Author: Clifford Thurlow
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 292
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Whether you are embarking on your first YouTube project or planning a more ambitious, collaborative film, Making Short Filmsgive you the answers for everything you need to know. This new edition of what has become a bible for filmmakers internationally is completely rewritten, expanded and redesigned and now features a web-page with supporting information and access to the key films discussed inside. Just as the original, descriptions and explanations of the whole process to making a film is given as well as insider tips from producers and film makers. All the history of short-film-making, all the criteria about putting together a script, how to direct, securing funding and getting your short shown are packed into this must have for filmmakers of all types.

Filmmaking for Teens

Filmmaking for Teens

Pulling Off Your Shorts

  • Author: Troy Lanier,Clay Nichols
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781615932016
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 224
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This updated edition to this classic manual for young filmmakers includes numerous additions reflecting the enormous changes impacting the world of digital video

Making It Big in Shorts

Making It Big in Shorts

Shorter, Faster, Cheaper: the Ultimate Filmamker's Guide to Short Films

  • Author: Kim Adelman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781615932566
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Each year 8,000+ short films compete to fill 60 slots at the Sundance Film Festival. On an average day, 792 film and video projects vie for funding on Kickstarter. And every minute 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. In this competitive environment, a short filmmaker can no longer invest time, money, and dreams of glory in the theory that if you build it, they will come. The challenge is making the right kind of short: one that will make a splash. Covering the nuts-and-bolts of production while stressing the importance of artistic expression, this invaluable handbook shows a first-time filmmaker how to make a buzzworthy little film that could launch a lucrative Hollywood career. Packed with over 75 photos and insider advice from dozens of high-profile professionals, including Sundance and Tribeca festival programmers and Academy Award(r) winners and nominees, Making It Big in Shorts puts the emphasis on making films shorter, faster, and cheaper."

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

  • Author: Robert Edgar,John Marland,James Richards
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350034703
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 208
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Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting is the second in the Basics Film-Making series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach you to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.

Making Movies

Making Movies

  • Author: Sidney Lumet
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307763668
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

From Script to Screen

From Script to Screen

The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking

  • Author: Linda Seger,Edward Jay Whetmore
  • Publisher: Lone Eagle Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 232
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What goes into the making of Hollywood's greatest motion pictures? Join the authors as they examine recent screenplays on their perilous journey from script to screen.

Directing

Directing

Film Techniques and Aesthetics

  • Author: Michael Rabiger
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136042490
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 560
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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

The Screenwriter's Manual

The Screenwriter's Manual

A Complete Reference of Format and Style

  • Author: Stephen E. Bowles,Ronald Mangravite,Peter A. Zorn
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 236
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The most complete and comprehensive presentation of screenplay format and style ever written, The Screenwriter's Manual is designed for beginning and intermediate screenwriting students. Written by an author team with extensive professional and academic experience, The Screenwriter's Manual is the only book that offers a systematic approach to mastering the complexities of writing for the screen. With its step-by step approach, this text is appropriate for readers of all experience levels.