Filmmaking: Production

  • The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

    The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers

    By Eran Dinur

    The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    By Marilyn Beker

    Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge

  • Video Production Handbook

    6th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    This new edition of the Video Production Handbook walks students through the full video production process, from the inception of an idea to final distribution. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-07 
    Focal Press

  • The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

    The People and The Process, 3rd Edition

    By Lorene M. Wales

    This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’ The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press

  • Film and Video Production in the Cloud

    Concepts, Workflows, and Best Practices

    By Jack James

    With cloud applications and services now widely available, film and video professionals have all the tools they need to work together on centralized platforms and effectively collaborate across separate desktop, web, and mobile devices. In Film and Video Production in the Cloud, veteran video…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Focal Press

  • Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence

    Transmedia and Beyond

    By Vladan Nikolic

    Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence: Transmedia and Beyond offers a comprehensive analysis of the technological changes of the past few decades in independent film and media-making, and explores new strategies and practices in media production, exhibition and distribution for independent…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Focal Press

  • Film Noir Production

    The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film

    By David Landau

    David Landau’s Film Noir Production: The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film is a book meant for those who like a good story, one the Noir Films always delivered, concentrating on the characters more than anything else. Readers will find in these pages many behind-the-scenes tales of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Focal Press

  • Shoot, Edit, Share

    Video Production for Mass Media, Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations

    By Kirsten Johnson, Jodi Radosh

    Shoot, Edit, Share is an interactive, accessible introduction to video production techniques, concepts, and terminology. With the increasing availability of affordable video equipment, many students and professionals need to learn the basics of video production without being overwhelmed by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-04
    Focal Press

  • Materialist Film

    By Peter Gidal

    A polemical introduction to the avant-garde and experimental in film (including making and viewing), Materialist Film is a highly original, thought-provoking book. Thirty-seven short chapters work through a series of concepts which will enable the reader to deal imaginatively with the contradictory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Independent Animation

    Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films

    By Ben Mitchell

    With the advent of advanced hand-held technology and the widespread nature of the internet, the world of animated filmmaking is more exciting and accessible than ever. Due to this cultural and technological development, the success of independent animated film makers is on the rise. Independent…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07
    CRC Press

  • Casting Revealed

    A Guide for Film Directors, 2nd Edition

    By Hester Schell

    Casting is an essential component of any film or video project, but the core skill-set needed to cast effectively is little understood. Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors is a straightforward manual on the art and craft of casting. Here, director Hester Schell offers her insider…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07
    Focal Press

  • The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking

    From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution

    By Dan Mirvish

    In The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking, celebrated Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish offers a rich exploration of the process and culture of making low-budget, independent films. Once labelled a "cheerful subversive" by The New York Times, Mirvish shares his…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

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