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Preproduction

Filmmaking : Direct Your Movie from Script to Screen Using Proven Hollywood Techniques

Focal Press, 2011

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... Preproduction 49 INTRODUCTION Once a script is finished and greenlit, which means it’s ready to be made, the project moves into a phase called preproduction. Preproduction is the process of breaking down the finished script and preparing...

Applying to Film School: Program-Specific Research

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... Applying to Film School: Program- (AND SEVENTEEN VERY GOOD ONES) Th e American fi lm industry is centered in Los Angeles and New York, which also host nearly all of the elite American fi lm schools. Understand that fi lm schools...

Applying to Film School: General Research

Jason B. Kohl

Jason B. Kohl is an Austrian/American filmmaker, author and teacher from Michigan. His short films have played SXSW, Los Angeles, Locarno, BFI London and been finalists for the Student Academy Awards. Jason is currently financing his first feature film, with production planned for 2016. He’s a former Fulbright and DAAD Artist Scholar with an MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School. This book is a resource he wished he had in applying to film schools and beginning a career as a young filmmaker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film School : A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision

Focal Press, 2016

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... Applying to Film School: General vidual goals as a fi lmmaker. Th e US fi lm industry divides itself between New York and Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the undisputed center of the fi lm industry, but if you look closely, a lot...

Practicalities: The Design Process

Jane Barnwell

Jane Barnwell is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Media Practice at University of Westminster, UK - where she teaches practice and theory. Graduating from Leeds University and the Northern School of Film & Television she began her career at the BBC, before working as a freelance production designer. Recent production design projects include the British feature Axed (2012, R Driscoll, Lionsgate). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Production Design for Screen : Visual Storytelling in Film and Television

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...The Production Team includes clear lines of communication within and between different departments essential to the smooth running of a production.The production designer (PD) is head of the Art Department and it is their responsibility...

The Challenge of Archiving Commercials

Films That Sell : Moving Pictures and Advertising

British Film Institute, 2016

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...Recognition of commercials in collection policies of audiovisual archives is a rather recent phenomenon. From being considered an encumbrance in the past, collections of commercials are now turning into assets. Heritage institutions...

Brain Trusts, Test Screenings and Outreach

Maxine Trump

Maxine Trump got her start in radio and television, working for seven years in development and commissioning for BBC Comedy in the UK. She emigrated to the US in 2003 to become a director of television commercials and has received both Gold and Silver BDA awards for her work. She went on to direct short documentaries and TV shows for various networks including TNT, the Sundance Channel and Discovery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap : A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

Routledge, 2019

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... Brain Trusts, Test Screenings and Outreach It is a good idea, a very good idea, to hold test screenings before you com- plete your film to make sure the film works on a number of structural levels for your audience. These screenings can...

Polish Your Pitch and Marketing Materials

Heather Hale

Heather Hale is a film and TV director, producer and screenwriter of original programming, including the indie comedy Rolling Romance (2018), the thriller Absolute Killers (2011), the Lifetime Original Movie The Courage to Love (2000), as well as several award-winning syndicated series and two Emmy-winning PBS series. She was the Independent Film and Television Alliance’s Industry Liaison for the 2013 American Film Market as well as the Vice President of Event Programming for the National Association of Television Program Executives, where she helped design and launch the TV Producers’ Boot Camp. She often serves as NATPE’s official pitch prep consultant, preparing producers to pitch to financiers and distribution executives. Heather speaks and consults around the world, customizing retreats and workshops and is always writing, producing, directing and raising funds for film and television projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Work the Film & TV Markets : A Guide for Content Creators

Routledge, 2018

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... Marketing Materials GREAT TITLE You never get a second chance to make a first impression. W hat’s in a name? Well, everything. Your title is literally the first words actors, investors, sales agents, distributors and audiences...

Pre-production

Maxine Trump

Maxine Trump got her start in radio and television, working for seven years in development and commissioning for BBC Comedy in the UK. She emigrated to the US in 2003 to become a director of television commercials and has received both Gold and Silver BDA awards for her work. She went on to direct short documentaries and TV shows for various networks including TNT, the Sundance Channel and Discovery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap : A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

Routledge, 2019

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... Pre-production I want to start this chapter with some advice, something that filmmakers often overlook: if you want an audience, you have to think of your audience. Now that I work as a consultant, I see filmmakers neglecting to think...

Know Your Target Audience(s)

Heather Hale

Heather Hale is a film and TV director, producer and screenwriter of original programming, including the indie comedy Rolling Romance (2018), the thriller Absolute Killers (2011), the Lifetime Original Movie The Courage to Love (2000), as well as several award-winning syndicated series and two Emmy-winning PBS series. She was the Independent Film and Television Alliance’s Industry Liaison for the 2013 American Film Market as well as the Vice President of Event Programming for the National Association of Television Program Executives, where she helped design and launch the TV Producers’ Boot Camp. She often serves as NATPE’s official pitch prep consultant, preparing producers to pitch to financiers and distribution executives. Heather speaks and consults around the world, customizing retreats and workshops and is always writing, producing, directing and raising funds for film and television projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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How to Work the Film & TV Markets : A Guide for Content Creators

Routledge, 2018

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... Audience(s) B UT MY FILM/TV SHOW IS FOR EVERYONE . . . Hardly. If you have movie stars in a big budget, studio tentpole, then . . . maybe. Maybe. But for the vast majority of independent filmmakers and content creators, one...

Research: Choosing Your Story

Maxine Trump

Maxine Trump got her start in radio and television, working for seven years in development and commissioning for BBC Comedy in the UK. She emigrated to the US in 2003 to become a director of television commercials and has received both Gold and Silver BDA awards for her work. She went on to direct short documentaries and TV shows for various networks including TNT, the Sundance Channel and Discovery. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap : A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

Routledge, 2019

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... Research: Choosing Your Story Filmmaking is hard. Know that, recognize it, you are about to embark on a process that you will be committing much of your free time. But, it is the most rewarding work I have ever done. I love the Sean...