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From reel to deal : everything you need to create a successful independent film / Dov S-S Simens.

By: Simens, Dov S.-S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Warner Books, �2003Description: x, 418 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0446674621; 9780446674621; 9780446589048; 0446589047.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Production and direction | Motion picture authorship | Motion pictures -- Marketing | Independent filmmakers | Independent filmmakers | Motion picture authorship | Motion pictures -- Marketing | Motion pictures -- Production and directionDDC classification: 791.43/023 Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
Resources and Tools: "Your Homework" -- Producer: "Which Type Are You?" -- Producing: "What It Takes" -- Independent vs. Studio: "Don't Be Tricked" -- Low-Budget: "$5,000 to $500,000 Feature" -- The Script: "Only Great Will Do" -- Optioning and Hiring: "Purchase the Great Story" -- Screenwriting, Part I: "Writing the Script" -- Screenwriting, Part II: "Make the Script Great" -- Protection: "CYA. Register and Copyright" -- Form Your Production Company: "Do Your Legal Work" -- Financing, Part I: "The Studio Method" -- Financing, Part II: "The Independent Method" -- Budgets: "The Real Numbers" -- Filmmaking: "The $1,000,000 Feature" -- Film Stock: "How Much?" -- The Film Lab: "Negotiate the Deal" -- The Camera: "Rent the Package" -- Expendables: "Purchase the Supplies" -- Sound: "Get Your Sound Equipment" -- Lighting and Grip: "Rent Light and Grip Equipment" -- Crane and Dolly: "Rent a Dolly" -- Above-the-Line: "What Talent Costs" -- Directing: "A Crash Course" -- Department Heads: "Hire Key People" -- Production Crew: "Hire Crew" -- What to Expect: "Get Ready for the Shoot" -- Art, Props, Wardrobe, and Makeup: "Get 'a Look'" -- Permits and Insurance: "Obtain Protection" -- Locations: "Secure the Locations" -- Dailies, FX/Stunts/Cars: "Keep It Simple" -- Paperwork: "Organization Is Imperative" -- Food and Craft Service: "Fuel Your Crew" -- The Film Is Shot: "The Post-production Process" -- The Picture Edit: "Pick an Editor" -- The Sound Edit: "Pick a Sound Editor" -- Music/Score: "Hire a Composer."
Summary: "[Dov will] guide you step-by-step from conceiving the idea to writing the script to finding some investors ... from buying film stock to hiring actors, crew, and musicians ... from shooting the film to paying the lab ... from editing scenes to striking a print ... from attending festivals to negotiating deals. No frills, no filler" -- p.4 of cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From screenwriting & budgeting to marketing, Simens provides encyclopedic, precise, & creative instruction for putting your vision up on the screen.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Resources and Tools: "Your Homework" -- Producer: "Which Type Are You?" -- Producing: "What It Takes" -- Independent vs. Studio: "Don't Be Tricked" -- Low-Budget: "$5,000 to $500,000 Feature" -- The Script: "Only Great Will Do" -- Optioning and Hiring: "Purchase the Great Story" -- Screenwriting, Part I: "Writing the Script" -- Screenwriting, Part II: "Make the Script Great" -- Protection: "CYA. Register and Copyright" -- Form Your Production Company: "Do Your Legal Work" -- Financing, Part I: "The Studio Method" -- Financing, Part II: "The Independent Method" -- Budgets: "The Real Numbers" -- Filmmaking: "The $1,000,000 Feature" -- Film Stock: "How Much?" -- The Film Lab: "Negotiate the Deal" -- The Camera: "Rent the Package" -- Expendables: "Purchase the Supplies" -- Sound: "Get Your Sound Equipment" -- Lighting and Grip: "Rent Light and Grip Equipment" -- Crane and Dolly: "Rent a Dolly" -- Above-the-Line: "What Talent Costs" -- Directing: "A Crash Course" -- Department Heads: "Hire Key People" -- Production Crew: "Hire Crew" -- What to Expect: "Get Ready for the Shoot" -- Art, Props, Wardrobe, and Makeup: "Get 'a Look'" -- Permits and Insurance: "Obtain Protection" -- Locations: "Secure the Locations" -- Dailies, FX/Stunts/Cars: "Keep It Simple" -- Paperwork: "Organization Is Imperative" -- Food and Craft Service: "Fuel Your Crew" -- The Film Is Shot: "The Post-production Process" -- The Picture Edit: "Pick an Editor" -- The Sound Edit: "Pick a Sound Editor" -- Music/Score: "Hire a Composer."

"[Dov will] guide you step-by-step from conceiving the idea to writing the script to finding some investors ... from buying film stock to hiring actors, crew, and musicians ... from shooting the film to paying the lab ... from editing scenes to striking a print ... from attending festivals to negotiating deals. No frills, no filler" -- p.4 of cover.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Meet Your Teacher (p. 1)
  • 2 Resources and Tools: "Your Homework" (p. 12)
  • 3 Producer: "Which Type Are You?" (p. 28)
  • 4 Producing: "What It Takes" (p. 36)
  • 5 Independent vs. Studio: "Don't Be Tricked" (p. 43)
  • 6 Low-Budget: "$5,000 to $500,000 Feature" (p. 48)
  • 7 The Script: "Only Great Will Do" (p. 56)
  • 8 Optioning and Hiring: "Purchase the Great Story" (p. 63)
  • 9 Screenwriting, Part I: "Writing the Script" (p. 71)
  • 10 Screenwriting, Part II: "Make the Script Great" (p. 83)
  • 11 Protection: "CYA. Register and Copyright" (p. 89)
  • 12 Form Your Production Company: "Do Your Legal Work" (p. 94)
  • 13 Financing, Part I: "The Studio Method" (p. 99)
  • 14 Financing, Part II: "The Independent Method" (p. 107)
  • 15 Budgets: "The Real Numbers" (p. 121)
  • 16 Filmmaking: "The $1,000,000 Feature" (p. 131)
  • 17 Film Stock: "How Much?" (p. 137)
  • 18 The Film Lab: "Negotiate the Deal" (p. 147)
  • 19 The Camera: "Rent the Package" (p. 152)
  • 20 Expendables: "Purchase the Supplies" (p. 160)
  • 21 Sound: "Get Your Sound Equipment" (p. 165)
  • 22 Lighting and Grip: "Rent Light and Grip Equipment" (p. 171)
  • 23 Crane and Dolly: "Rent a Dolly" (p. 178)
  • 24 Above-the-Line: "What Talent Costs" (p. 183)
  • 25 Directing: "A Crash Course" (p. 191)
  • 26 Department Heads: "Hire Key People" (p. 203)
  • 27 Production Crew: "Hire Crew" (p. 212)
  • 28 What to Expect: "Get Ready for the Shoot" (p. 221)
  • 29 Art, Props, Wardrobe, and Makeup: "Get 'a Look'" (p. 229)
  • 30 Permits and Insurance: "Obtain Protection" (p. 237)
  • 31 Locations: "Secure the Locations" (p. 247)
  • 32 Dailies, FX/Stunts/Cars: "Keep It Simple" (p. 262)
  • 33 Paperwork: "Organization Is Imperative" (p. 267)
  • 34 Food and Craft Service: "Fuel Your Crew" (p. 273)
  • 35 The Film Is Shot: "The Post-production Process" (p. 277)
  • 36 The Picture Edit: "Pick an Editor" (p. 284)
  • 37 The Sound Edit: "Pick a Sound Editor" (p. 291)
  • 38 Music/Score: "Hire a Composer" (p. 296)
  • 39 Post-Sound: "ADR, Foley, Mix, M&E, and Opticals" (p. 303)
  • 40 Titles: "Give Credit" (p. 309)
  • 41 Finish the Movie: "Strike a Final Print" (p. 314)
  • 42 Filmmaking A-Z: "The $5,000 to $10,000,000 Feature" (p. 319)
  • 43 Publicity: "Promote, Market ... Sell" (p. 329)
  • 44 Film Festivals: "Enter, Attend ... Win" (p. 336)
  • 45 Film Markets: "Foreign Sales" (p. 349)
  • 46 Windows: "Follow the Money" (p. 356)
  • 47 Cable and Video/DVD: "Maximize Revenues" (p. 363)
  • 48 Theatrical Distribution: "Negotiate the Deal" (p. 372)
  • 49 Self-Distribution: "Do It Yourself" (p. 383)
  • 50 Digital Filmmaking: "The Future Is Here" (p. 389)
  • 51 Fame and Fortune: "The Game Plan" (p. 399)
  • Index (p. 407)