Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video is the definitive book on the subject for beginning filmmakers and students. The book clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful short film or video, from script to final product. This guide offers extensive examples from award-winning shorts and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them. The companion website contains useful forms and information on grants and financing sources, distributors, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Timeline; Finance; Script; Breakdowns; Schedule; Budget; Crewing; Location; Art Direction; Casting; Rehearsals; Set Procedures; Camera; Sound; Cast; Picture Postproduction; Sound Postproduction; Laboratory/On-Line; Distribution; Appendices: Genres; Screening List; Case Study Scripts; Insurance and Legal Matters; Film and Video Festivals; Contacts; Film Schools; Grants and Financing Sources; Film Versus Video; Distributors; Insurance and Legal Matters; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
David K. Irving is an associate professor of the Undergraduate Film and Television Department at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed six feature films, fifteen award-winning short documentaries, three short narrative films, and has written and produced three feature films.