Making Short Films: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen, Second Edition Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Feb 2008
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FROM REVIEWS OF THE FIRST EDITION: 'This book is destined to become the 'bible' for anyone who wants to make a short film.' Amazon.com 'Clifford Thurlow's book is the definitive must have for any filmmaker contemplating making and marketing a short.' Elliot Grove, Director of Raindance: The Voice of Independent Film 'Many undergraduate students will find this book useful as it aims to cover the whole process from idea to distribution...Making Short Films should be an opportunity to develop skills and hone the craft.' Roger Crittenden, The Times 'A riveting read, packed with rare anecdotes and expertly chosen examples from across the film world. And by weaving throughout tales from the likes of Cocteau, Bunuel or Fellini, Clifford Thurlow provides a refreshing and much needed focus on the artistic and creative - as well as the technical - aspects of filmmaking.' Nic Wistreich, development director of Shooting People and co-author of Get Your Film Funded 'Nobody should th The first edition was an unexpected bestseller and this expanded reprint is even better ... First class STATE
About the Author
Clifford Thurlow is a writer and independent filmmaker. He co-produced Salvador Dali: A Biography and co-produced and presented The Dali Triangle for Yellowbay Films. The winner of a screenwriting award from EMDA, the European Media Development Award, his screenplay Zeitgeist is in development with Hub Media.
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For example, the book provides a sample press-kit for if ever you put your film into a festival, but it doesn't give you more basic essentials such a call sheet or a production schedule which you will need to get your film made.
On the plus side, this books is still a fascinating read for anyone interested in film-making and I couldn't put it down once I started. The sample scripts and interviews with film-makers were especially well-selected.
I would definitely recommend this book, but if you have never made a short film before then you may need to do some more research on top of what this book gives you.
The book to a certain degree appears to imagine that the reader will be a film-maker of some basic experience, and tends to assume a budget of some sort will be involved. It is not aimed at the absolute novice nor at "guerilla film-makers". However to say that neither of those groups will find it useful would simply be untrue; it is replete with useful tips, considerations, and ideas, and points to extra resources such as organisations dedicated to assisting the emergence of new cinema.
In short this book is both fascinating and useful. It is well worth it for the price, and you are unlikely to regret paying for it.
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Great Books, I have been six months at my TV/FILM/MEDIA/PHOTOGRAPHY Course now and I love it. I am in the middle of shooting my first short film. Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2014 by J J Walsh
Bought this books in order to help me grasp the issues and process involved in making short films. Gave some useful information and explained some of the terms and processes well. Read morePublished on 10 Aug. 2013 by D. Wolgroch
This book is quite nice, but if you dont have a 5 - 20k budget for your next film and looking for advice then dont bother buying this. Read morePublished on 3 Mar. 2013 by sam
A good solid book that contains everything you need to know about making short films. All the elements are there, in a clear and concise way, with examples. Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2010 by Huguito
I sooo wish i had this book when i was doing film studies at college.there is simply nothing as good as this book. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2010 by samui gal
excellent book, explains everything you need to know for the ultimate beginner, in plain english. definatly worth buying if your venturing into the film making world, because you... Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2010 by amoylan
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