• Insider author gives no-nonsense advice • Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in film From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors won’t learn in school. With topics including working with actors, using the camera to tell a story, setting mood, staging, maintaining performance levels, covering shots, and directing for different mediums, The Film Director Prepares will leave new directors truly prepared for their careers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including multiple-camera panel productions, news and demonstration programs, as well as scripted and musical productions, documentaries, sports, commercials, and PSAs. In full color for the first time, this new edition has been updated to include information about online distribution platforms like YouTube and Vimeo, and new production tools such as actions cameras, smart phones, DSLRs, and drones. New, full-colour images throughout give this classic text a fresh look featuring today’s latest technology Written by an expert with years of experience in both the industry and in teaching television directing and producing An approachable writing style brings a real world perspective to the procedures and protocols of a demanding industry Visuals showing camera setups and accompanying shots illustrate the best approach to a variety of formats and the related challenges for each
This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout
Go Hollywood—with a complete, insightful look at the biggest jobs on the movie set. What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood is one-stop shopping for anyone who wants to work in film. It's the only behind-the-scenes title that offers a detailed look at the industry explores more than 35 jobs from around the film industry. A must-have for anyone interested in Hollywood. From the Trade Paperback edition.
How to Work the Film & TV Markets takes independent filmmakers, television and digital content creators on a virtual tour of the entertainment industry’s trade shows — the circulatory system of the entire global media landscape. This book highlights the most significant annual events around the world, details a dossier of all the players that frequent them and examines all the elements that drive the market value and profitability of entertainment properties. In-the-trenches insights from our modern, real-world marketplace are contextualized into immediately implementable practical advice. Make the most of your finite investments of funds, time and creative energy to optimize your odds for success within the mainstream, business-to-business circuit but learn how to select, apply and scale prudent, proven principles to drive your own Do-It-Yourself/Direct-to-the-Consuming-Crowd fundraising, distribution and promotional success. Heather Hale demystifies these markets, making them less intimidating, less confusing and less overwhelming. She shows you how to navigate these events, making them far more accessible, productive — and fun! This creative guide offers: An in-depth survey of the most significant film, TV and digital content trade shows around the world; An overview of the co-production market circuit that offers financing and development support to independent producers; An outline of the market-like festivals and key awards shows; A breakdown of who’s who at all these events — and how to network with them; Hot Tips on how to prepare for, execute and follow up on these prime opportunities; Low-budget key art samples and game plans; A social media speed tour with a wealth of audience engagement ideas. Visit the book’s space on www.HeatherHale.com for additional resources and up-to-date information on all these events.
Myrl Schreibman has written a comprehensive and practical, step-by-step guide for organizing and running a film from pre-production through post-production and delivery. This invaluable resource provides fundamental tools to produce a more thorough, more organized, and more professional film production. Packed with engaging and useful anecdotes, Schreibman provides a superlative introduction and overview to all of the key elements in producing for film and television. Useful to film students and filmmakers as a theoretical and practical guide to understanding the filmmaking process, Schreibman fills his manuscript with practical examples from his considerable personal experience in the film industry. Loaded with insider tips to help filmmakers avoid the pitfalls of show business.
Getting it Done
Author: Joshua A. Friedman
This manual was created by a working production assistant as a tutorial for those starting out, or a reference guide for seasoned filmmakers. "Getting It Done" offers information on the many departments involved in a film production, the day-to-day operations of the set, and much more.
Author: Michael Rabiger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.
"Concise and engaging, Michael Bloom's book is for anyone who has ever uttered the phrase, "But what I really want to do is direct.""--BOOK JACKET.
Notes on Directing
Author: Frank Hauser, Russell Reich
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
An accessible edition of a classic guide to film and theater directing offers insight into the craft's unique challenges from managing personalities and anticipating problems to working with a script and the key elements of staging, in a primer that also features life lessons gleaned by the co-authors throughout their careers. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Nick Bamford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Television is a demanding industry and at the centre of the creative process is the pivotal role of the director. Do you have the right skills to make quality programmes that resonate with audiences? Directing Television offers you a contemporary survival guide. TV directors need a sense of vision, effective management of cast and crew, mentoring and problem solving skills and most importantly the ability to tell a visual story. See inside the everyday realtivies of TV programme making with this essential guide, written by a Nick Bamford a freelancer director and media trainer with over 25 years of experience of making every type of genre from studio work to outside broadcast. Directing Television offers contemporary skiils in each process from pre-production, development, casting, contributors, locations, programme structure, equipment, call sheets, scripting drama, planning the shoot, the importance of screen grammar and camera basics, through to the final edit. It covers a range of programme styles: factual and reality TV, drama, observational docs, comedy and specialist programmes as well as case studies and `war stories' from real TV experience. Benefit from professional advice and develop your creative directing skills today!
Production Management 101
Author: Deborah S. Patz
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Two books in one, this is a complete insider's guide to the business of film or television production.
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