The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook
Author: Eve Light Honthaner
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2010
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780240811505

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"[C]omprehensive guide that covers everything from pre-production through wrap and post production and includes chapters on independent and low-budget filmmaking, television, commercials, incentives, effects and new media."- Cover.

The Producer s Business Handbook

The Producer s Business Handbook
Author: John J. Lee, Jr.,Rob Holt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2012-11-12
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136050503

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The Producer's Business Handbook provides a model for making a successful business of independent filmmaking. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment and supply you with the information and tools you'll need to successfully engage all related aspects of global production and exploitation. The handbook also provides a global orientation to the relationships that the most successful producers have with the various participants in the motion picture industry. This includes how producers direct their relationships with domestic and foreign studios, agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors. It provides a thorough orientation to operating production development and single purpose production companies, from solicitation of literary properties through direct rights sales, and the management of global distribution relationships. Also presented is an in-depth discussion of the team roles needed to operate these companies, as well as how to attach and direct them. For those outside of the US, this book also includes information about how to produce successful films without government funding. This edition has been updated to include comprehensive information on the internal greenlighting process, government financing, and determining actual cost-of-money. It includes new simplified project evaluation tools, expediting funding and distribution. Together with its companion CD-ROM, which contains valuable forms and spreadsheets; tutorials; and samples, this handbook presents both instruction and worksheet support to independent producers at all levels of experience.

The Making of The Wandering Earth

The Making of The Wandering Earth
Author: Jiaren Wang,Regina Kanyu Wang (Storycom)
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2022-03-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781000544053

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This handbook takes us through the making of The Wandering Earth, one of the highest-grossing non-English films of all time. It is a rare, in-depth, behind-the-scenes study of the making of a masterpiece, taking the reader through the entire production process of a landmark Chinese science fiction film. The book brings to life how The Wandering Earth was created, from words to images, by a young and innovative professional team assembled by director Frant Gwo. It discusses specialized details of the filmmaking process and the collaborative work of the crew and the cast involved to present an intuitive feeling of the film’s production. A step-by-step guide on the making of a radical large-scale film, this handbook critically examines its various stages such as its development and production stages – the planning, preparing, recruiting, setting up departments and processes; writing the screenplay; creating a visual style and the production design; and the principal photography; its challenging post-production stages – the editing, visual effects production, color mixing; dubbing, sound editing; publicity, etc. Further, the chapters in volume also explore how Chinese science fiction films disrupt the Western narrative context and provide the larger discourse on Chinese science fiction. Richly illustrated with exclusive first-hand visuals from the making of the film, this handbook, part of the Studies in Global Genre Fiction series, will be an essential read for professionals, scholars, researchers, and students of film and media production, film studies, popular culture, cultural studies, Chinese studies, world literature, and science fiction. It will also be of interest to the general reader interested in filmmaking.

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide A Business and Legal Sourcebook

The Independent Film Producers Survival Guide  A Business and Legal Sourcebook
Author: Gunnar Erickson,Harris Tulchin,Mark Halloran
Publsiher: Schirmer Trade Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780857124982

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In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie.

Video Production Handbook

Video Production Handbook
Author: Gerald Millerson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2013-10-28
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781136045387

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This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program. For many years Video Production Handbook has helped students and program-makers in a wide range of organizations. Now in its thoroughly revised 3rd edition, Video Production Handbook guides you step-by-step, explaining how to develop your initial program ideas, and build them into a successful working format. It covers the techniques of persuasive camerawork, successful lighting and sound treatment, video editing...etc. You will find straightforward up-to-the-minute guidance with your daily production problems, and a wealth of practical tips based on the author's personal experience. In this extended edition, you will see how you can use quite modest chromakey facilities and visual effects to create the magic of virtual reality surroundings. Gerald Millerson's internationally acclaimed writings are based on a long and distinguished career with the BBC. His lecturing background includes TV production courses in the United States and UK. His other books for Focal Press have become standard works in a number of languages, and include his classic course text Television Production 13th ed, Effective TV Production 3rd ed, Video Camera Techniques 2nd ed, Lighting for TV and Film 3rd ed, Lighting for Video 3rd ed and TV Scenic Design.

The Indie Producers Handbook

The Indie Producers Handbook
Author: Myrl A. Schreibman
Publsiher: Watson-Guptill
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2012-02-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780770433512

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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.

The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production
Author: Lorene M. Wales
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-02-17
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781315294872

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This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’ The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the way to marketing and distribution. Lorene Wales offers a hands-on approach suitable for projects of any budget and scale, explaining every stage and key role/position in the life of a film and providing a wealth of sample checklists, schedules, accounting paperwork, and downloadable forms and templates for practical use. Other topics include a description of the latest mobile apps used in production, tax incentives, the DIT, set safety, and an expanded chapter on copyright, fair use and other legal matters. A companion website includes video tutorials, a personnel hierarchy, a guide to mobile apps useful during production, PowerPoints for instructor use, and a complete set of sample production forms and templates for download, including schedules, accounting paperwork, releases, and production checklists.

The Filmmaker s Handbook

The Filmmaker s Handbook
Author: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2012-11-27
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781101613801

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FIFTH EDITION, UPDATED FOR 2020. The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker yourself or are looking for movie gifts, this comprehensive guide to filmmaking is the first step in turning a hobby into a career. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing, and mixing • Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD, and other formats • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on television, streaming services, and online