Filmmaking and Postproduction Products

  • 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. Here, for the first time in a single volume, veteran video…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press

  • Filmmakers and Financing

    Business Plans for Independents, 8th Edition

    By Louise Levison

    This new and updated 8th edition of the classic Filmmakers and Financing by Louise Levison gives you easy-to-follow steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for independent films. Complete with comprehensive explanations on how to write each of the eight sections of a business plan, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

    The Art and Craft of Visual Writing

    Edited by Vimala Bauer

    Screenwriting Fundamentals: The Art and Craft of Visual Writing is a workshop in a book – take a step-by-step approach to screenwriting starting with a blank page, and work through the book to a first draft. Written in an approachable anecdote-infused style that’s full of humor, the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06 
    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 – 2016-11-28 
    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 – 2016-11-18 
    Focal Press

  • Sound Design for Low & No Budget Films

    By Patrick Winters

    Don’t let your indie film be sabotaged by bad sound! One of the weakest technical aspects of a low or no-budget short or feature film is usually the sound, and in Sound Design for Low and No Budget Films, author Patrick Winters explains what filmmakers need to do to fix that. Learn how to improve…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 
    Focal Press

  • JUMP•CUT: How to Jump•Start Your Career as a Film Editor

    By Lori Coleman, Diana Friedberg

    In JUMP•CUT, the follow-up to the authors’ acclaimed Make the Cut, leading film/TV editors and industry veterans Lori Jane Coleman and Diana Friedberg offer editing techniques, insider tips, and unwritten rules that contribute to making a great production, providing both seasoned and aspiring…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10 
    Focal Press

  • The Hand that Holds the Camera

    Interviews with Women Film and Video Directors

    By Lynn Fieldman Miller

    Images of girls and women in books, ads, films and on television influence the way that girls and women see themselves. This book, considering it important that women control the images in these powerful media, interviews seven female film and video makers and questions their thoughts on their…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens

    The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image

    By Gustavo Mercado

    Understanding the language of the lens is key for today’s filmmakers and cinematographers. Lenses and the different images they produce have the power to propel story, evoke dramatic/emotional responses from the audience, as well as give a film a certain aesthetic. Today, interchangeable lens…

    Paperback – 2016-10-29 
    Focal Press

  • Film Noir Production

    The Whodunit of the Classic American Mystery Film

    By David Landau

    Film Noir Production: The Whodunit of the American Classic Mystery Film reveals the fascinating facts behind how the classic film noir movies were actually made. Beginning with the mystery novel base material, the studio executives and staff writers input through the assigned directors and talented…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27 
    Focal Press

  • The Screenwriter's Path

    From Idea to Script to Sale

    By Diane Lake

    The Screenwriter’s Path takes a comprehensive approach to learning how to write a screenplay—allowing the writer to use it as both a reference and a guide in constructing a script. A tenured professor of screenwriting at Emerson College in Boston, author Diane Lake has 20 years' experience writing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13 
    Focal Press

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