Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

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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 processa€”from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distributiona€”and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this booka€™s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short filmsa€”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 qWhere are They Nowq appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website ( containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associationsThe narrative follows his path to the border, under the border wall, only to be captured by Canadian border guards and ... Life is not so much cause and effect, as we think of traditional stories, it is much more contemplative. The decisions we make are based both on our experience and our speculation. ... When I shot it, I had a man begging for money. ... Basically, it was harsha€”a€œGet a joba€ or a€œGet losta€ or a€œDona#39;t bother mea€a€”because I thought this is true, this is what would happen.

Title:Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video
Author:Peter Rea, David K. Irving
Publisher:CRC Press - 2015-03-24


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