Author(s): Matthew Webb
When you finally finish film school and throw your hat into the air in triumph, soon follows the daunting task of actually landing a job. You need to be prepared to not only nab that first role, but build a stellar career. Setlife is a must-have guide designed to prepare you for what happens on a typical day on a film set. It will help you if you're studying, have just landed your first job, or are continuing to sharpen your skills a few projects in. Matt Webb's no-fuss, practical tips are essential reading for anyone chasing a career in the film industry.Negotiating contracts, understanding key departments, figuring out which role is for you, as well as exclusive interviews with Oscar winning directors and crew -- this book will help you land that foot in the industry door -- and keep it there. It's all that film-world knowledge you won't learn elsewhere.
Matt Webb has racked up an impressive slate of projects during his time in the film industry. Having landed his first role as 3rd Assistant Director on Australian TV drama Rescue: Special Ops, Matt has never looked back. Working as an Assistant Director on films including The Great Gatsby, Mad Max: Fury Road, Pirates of the Caribbean and Alien: Covenant has cemented Matt's outstanding reputation in the film industry. Adding to the list of feature films under his belt are a variety of TV shows, TVCs, short films and music videos.
INTRODUCTION1/ WELCOME TO THE FILM INDUSTRY2/ WHAT DO I DO ON SET?3/ A QUICK GUIDE TO SHOT COMPOSITION4/ 5 STAGES OF FILM PRODUCTION5/ AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT6/ TV vs FEATURE FILMS vs TVCs vs REALITY7/ THE MULTITUDE OF DEPARTMENTS8/ ALL THAT BORING PAPERWORK9/ A BUNCH OF TIPS10/ FILM LIFEGLOSSARYSUGGESTED READING