Practical Moviemaking

Author: Joe Wallenstein
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488859
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every year, hundreds of American film schools graduate thousands of aspiring filmmakers. Very few of them, however, leave school prepared for the challenges that await or are fortunate enough to secure the financial backing of a major studio. This practical guide provides all necessary information for newcomers to the profession to get a movie made, information often left out of film school curricula. Topics include finding a project, breaking down a script, creating a production board, casting, budgeting, scouting locations, scheduling, dealing with actors, establishing set protocol, marketing, and many others. Throughout, real-life examples vividly illustrate the subject at hand. Bridging the gap between learning the craft of moviemaking and exercising that craft in the entertainment world, this manual is essential for all who seek a career in film. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Independent Filmmaker s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors 2d ed

Author: Gabriel Campisi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078646285X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. In order to merge their cinematic vision with a financial source to cover the cost, independent filmmakers must make the leap from the world of imagination and storytelling into the arena of economics and investors. Not surprisingly, finding willing investors can be the most challenging aspect in an aspiring filmmaker's pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Also included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors; lists of various financial sources available to Hollywood productions; and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world case studies of these strategies in action.

Bluescreen Compositing

Author: John Jackman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1578202833
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Video professionals can master the art and technique of blue and greenscreen compositing with this comprehensive how-to course. Detailed tutorials demonstrate the techniques for using each of the major software keyers. Software applications profiled include After Effects and Apple's Shake and other software that operate on Windows or Max OS X.

The Networking Survival Guide Second Edition

Author: Diane Darling
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071751114
Format: PDF
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Praise for the first edition of The Networking Survival Guide “Any way you look at it, other people are your greatest resource. Diane Darling’s in-depth, easy-to-follow instructions will fill your life with opportunities to meet these people and reap the rewards.” Nicholas Boothman, author of How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less and How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less Network your way to the highest levels of success! No matter how smart and talented you are, you need the help of others to reach your true potential. Solid connections with the right people are just as important as being good at what you do. This fully revised edition of The Networking Survival Guide reveals tried and- true networking tactics, as well as new ways to harness the extraordinary influence of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. It teaches you how to: Identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships Create a strategy so your network is in place before you need it Succeed at networking even if you’re an introvert Use the proper etiquette in any situation Turn conversations into opportunities Become a resource for fellow networkers

What You Don t Learn in Film School

Author: Shane Stanley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781976986468
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Your Complete Guide To (Independent) Filmmaking. An in-depth, no holds barred look at making movies from 'concept to delivery' in today's ever-evolving climate while breaking down the dos and don'ts of (independent) filmmaking. Learn invaluable industry secrets from top to bottom and discover the truth about independent film distribution as the lid is torn off the many myths surrounding sales agents and today's release platforms that are certain to open reader's eyes - and ruffle a few feathers!

Ein Lidschlag ein Schnitt

Author: Walter Murch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783895811098
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ein Lidschlag. Ein Schnitt. ist ein lebendiger, vielschichtiger und anregender Essay des gefeierten Film-Cutters Walter Murch über Filmschnitt und beginnt mit der grundlegenden Frage: Warum funktionieren Schnitte? Murch führt dem Leser anschaulich und unterhaltsam die ästhetischen und praktischen Probleme des Filmschnitts vor. Aus Erfahrung spricht er über Themen wie Kontinuität und Diskontinuität beim Schneiden; Traum und Wirklichkeit; Kriterien für einen guten Schnitt; den Lidschlag als emotionaler Schnitt; den digitalen Schnitt und vieles mehr. >Dies ist kein Lehrbuch über die Technik des Schneidens. Es beschäftigt sich mit den künstlerischen - und einigen technischen - Gründen, warum ich bestimmte Dinge tue und - basierend auf meiner Erfahrung - wie ich das meiste aus dem Prozeß des kreativen Schneidens heraushole.

Roll em Action

Author: Harry M. Joyner
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780899508603
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every video camera owner has at one time or another envisioned making his own movie. But how does one start? How much money will it take? Just how do they do those special effects? Step-by-step! This is the guide for making your movie on a shoestring. The nitty gritty of production are detailed: traveling mattes, image inserts, schuftan shots, hanging miniatures, lighting repair, dolly construction, universal wounds and others. There are also tips on scripting, cast and crew communication and budgeting. A production checklist and sample forms are included. An earlier version was self-published by the author as Making a Video Feature on a Bare Bones Budget; our edition has expanded text and many new illustrations.