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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Videoby Peter Rea
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Considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject, Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful short film or video — all the way from script to final product. This guide offers extensive examples from two award-winning short narrative films (Lunch Date and Truman) and one short documentary (Mirror Mirror), and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them.
This edition expands on the director's role in pre-visualizing a project, aided by the addition of more than 50 new photos and illustrations. Issues such as storyboarding, lighting, and composition are addressed in detail. Other additions and enhancements include a discussion of the evolving role of digital technology on all aspects of production from script to screen.
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition is accompanied by a companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions) containing useful forms and information on grants and financing sources, distributors, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations.
Whether you're a student or an independent filmmaker, this practical guide will demystify the process, and help you to develop and sharpen your skills as you tackle the challenges of making a short film or video.
Unique approach looks at the process from both the producer and the director's point of view
This edition includes significant revisions and updates to the study of post-production, and the evolving role of digital technology
Companion website offers useful forms plus information on grants and financing sources, distributors, internetsources, and more
About the Author
David K. Irving is an associate professor of the Undergraduate Film and Television Department at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed six feature films, fifteen award-winning short documentaries, three short narrative films, and has written and produced three feature films.
Table of Contents
Preface: Introduction; Timeline: Finance; Script; Breakdowns; Schedule; Budget; Crewing; Location; Art Direction; Casting; Rehearsals; Set Procedures; Camera; Sound; Cast; Picture Postproduction; Sound Postproduction; Laboratory/On-Line; Distribution; Appendices: Genres; Screening List; Case Study Scripts; Insurance and Legal Matters; Film and Video Festivals; Contacts; Film Schools; Grants and Financing Sources; Film Versus Video; Distributors; Insurance and Legal Matters; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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