Making Short Films, Third Edition: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen (Paperback)
  • Making Short Films, Third Edition: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen (Paperback)

Making Short Films, Third Edition: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages
Published: 23/05/2013
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Making movies is the most exciting way to earn a living and it is not surprising that media and film studies remain the most popular courses at colleges across the western world. A short film provides an opportunity for elliptical, poetic, condensed story telling. Shorts can take risks rarely seen in features. It is the arena where a strong voice or individual vision is possible; an invitation for experimentation and originality.

Making Short Films, 3rd edition is entirely revised and restructured, providing a much more complete and detailed guide to filmmaking, with more information on new technology, illustrations and ideas for best practice.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780857853875
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 872 g
Dimensions: 244 x 172 mm


Nobody should think about making a short film without reading this first. Thurlow takes new filmmakers through the steps of shooting film in a way that will save time and money. Plus it's a good read! - Producer Jennifer Fate Velaise, Fate Productions, Los Angeles

It offers an opportunity for the rank outsider to learn how to present a film project in a manner that would convince the professionals. Thurlow brings his personable style to Making Short Films and turns what is effectively a step by step text book into an easily assimilated, fact packed tutorial with all the dynamism and panache of a contemporary novel. All in all an essential tool of the trade and indispensable for the embryonic auteur. - Mike von Joel, State of Art

This is the only book to describe and explain the whole process - from creating an original or adapted script, through producing and directing to finance and distribution. - British Film Magazine

Making Short Films will be your ideal guide and will take you right through the process. - Writing Magazine

A riveting read, packed with rare anecdotes and expertly chosen examples from across the film world. And by weaving throughout tales from the likes of Cocteau, Bunuel or Fellini, Clifford Thurlow provides a refreshing and much needed focus on the artistic and creative - as well as the technical - aspects of filmmaking. - Nic Wistreich, development director of Shooting People and co-author of Get Your Film Funded

Clifford Thurlow's book is the definitive must have for any filmmaker contemplating making and marketing a short. - Elliot Grove, Director of Raindance

Heady stuff. Enough to make you feel like the next Spielberg. But why not? Someone has to be. And my guess is it will be someone who starts off reading Making Short Films. - Terence Doyle, New Nude Mag

The first edition was an unexpected bestseller and this expanded reprint is even better ... First class - STATE

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