Making Short Films: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen
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.
Introduction to Making Short Films PART I: WHO DOES WHAT 1. The Writer 2. The Producer 3. The Director 4. The Editor 5. The Crew PART II: HARDWARE 6. The Camera 7. Lighting 8. Sound and Music PART III: GETTING IT MADE 9. Crewing 10. Locations 11. Casting 12. Sound Design 13. Music and Post-Production 14. Trade Unions PART IV: FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTION 15. Finance 16. Distribution and Marketing PART V: INTERVIEWS WITH FILM-MAKERS 17. Daniel Mulloy 18. Jack Pizzey 19. David Forster 20. Marina Vroda 21. Paul Andrew Williams 22. One big-name director in addition: being pursued PART VI: SCRIPTS 23. Broken 24. Noise Control 25. GM 26. Room 11 27. The Cross by Marina Vroda PART VII: THE FILM BUFF 28. A Brief History of Short Films + Ten Shorts You Must See 29. Careers 30. Film schools PART VIII: USEFUL INFO Glossary Of Film Terms Film Festivals Useful Addresses in the UK Useful Addresses in the US Bibliography Acknowledgements Index