Short Films 101 How to Make a Short Film and Launch Your Filmmaking Career

ISBN-10: 0399529497
ISBN-13: 9780399529498
Edition: 2004
Authors: Frederick Levy
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Where does a young filmmaker begin? With the right short-film concept and this book! The right short can be a filmmaker's "business card" in Hollywood. Here's the authoritative handbook by one of Hollywood's most connected insiders that offers a step-by-step guide through the entire creative process of shooting a short film, as well as expert advice from established filmmakers, and a final game plan for promoting and selling the film once it's in the can. Topics covered include: Concept Budget Finding equipment Assembling a crew Casting Arranging for location Locating festivals and ancillary markets Working with the unions Film vs. digital video Plus: A list of film schools Oscar-winning shorts and nominees A selection of short-film festivals Actual short-film budgets Sample scripts and shooting schedules A helpful short-film glossary

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Getting started : why make a short film?
Concept : telling a great story
Budget : how to spend the money
Equipment : the tools you'll need
Crew : the people who will help you achieve your vision
Cast : finding actors to bring your script to life
Action : the set comes to life once the camera rolls
Post-production : everything after wrap!
Marketing : coming soon to a theater near you
Distribution : getting your film to the right people
Landing the deal : let the hard work pay off
Conclusion : famous last words
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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