Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices: Revised Edition (Paperback)

Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices: Revised Edition (Paperback)

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Rick Schmidt shows aspiring filmmakers step-by-step how to create a feature film for the price of a used car. Featuring extensive new material on using digital video technology and making the most of Internet resources, Schmidt's practical, no-nonsense handbook reveals the insider secrets to:

*Selecting and writing a story that can be produced on a tight budget
*Rallying a filmmaking team through creative contracts
*Shooting and editing with an original style
*Marketing the finished film and dealing with agents
*Making a collaborative feature

The book includes checklists, technical information, and sample budgets, this essential guide offers both inspiration and instruction for anyone who has the yen to make a film without breaking the bank.

Originally published in 1988, and revised and updated in this 1995 edition to cover then-new technology that continues to revolutionize low-budget filmmaking, Schmidt's book is by necessity a period piece in certain ways. But it is still an essential resource. The prices have gone up and the technology has gotten much better and more accessible, but the basic principles and goals remain the same.

"Rick Schmidt offers a complete guide to producing a low- or no-budget feature film. This 1988 original was updated with a chapter on digital technology, dealing with agents, and more. Thanks to the success of "indys" (independent films) such as Clerks and The Brothers McMullen and with the help of books like this, more budding filmmakers are shunning Hollywood and going it alone."—Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product details

  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Revised edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 400 pages
  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.14 x 0.85 x 7.98 inches
Note: All copies are used but guaranteed in acceptable to good condition. Some wear-and-tear is to be expected, given how many film sets it has likely been on.