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
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 468
Weight: 1338 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 25 mm
Edition: 5th New edition
"Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is a practical, accessible and absolutely necessary resource for the aspiring filmmaker; a candid, behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking written by two legendary film school professors."
- Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Director, American Horror Story; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
"From cover to cover, Rea and Irving have done a great job of not only updating their seminal book on producing and directing shorts to reflect today's ever-changing production world, but have also reorganized to reflect a more nimble, independent production system. Their use of quotations from a wide range of filmmakers also keeps the text lively and contemporary."
- Larry Engel, DGA, WGAE, Filmmaker and Professor, American University
"A thoughtful and comprehensive guide to all aspects of making a short film. I wish a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide like this had existed when I was a film student."
- Susan Seidelman, Director, Desperately Seeking Susan; Smithereens; Sex in the City; The Electric Company; Stella
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