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 processÃ¢Â€Â”from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distributionÃ¢Â€Â”and the techniques they used to overcome them.
In celebrating this bookÃ¢Â€Â™s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include:
Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short filmsÃ¢Â€Â”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