9780205327430

From Concept to Screen An Overview of Film and Television Production

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205327430

  • ISBN10:

    0205327435

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Written by an Emmy-award-winning producer and director, this book focuses on the underlying principles of film and television production, emphasizing the creative rather than the technical aspects.The book describes how a film is created - from conception to screen - and provides a comprehensive overview of the entire production process. Not intended as a "how-to" book, this book presents only a limited amount of detailed technical information. Instead, it emphasizes the underlying principles and processes of primarily four kinds of films: feature, independently financed, made-for-network-television, and made-for-cable movies.For anyone interested in writing, directing, producing or acting for film/TV.

Table of Contents

Figures
xiii
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xvii
The Producer
1(10)
The Producer
1(1)
PGA Motion Picture Producing Functions
2(3)
Choosing an Underlying Concept
5(1)
Sources of Film Concepts
6(2)
Summary
8(3)
Options and Rights
11(6)
Options
11(2)
Life Stories
13(1)
Books and Plays
14(1)
The Back-End
15(1)
Summary
16(1)
Pitching
17(8)
Preparing for the Pitch
17(1)
The Hook
18(1)
Selecting the Market
19(1)
Demographics
20(1)
Agents, Managers, Attachments, and Packaging
21(1)
Pitching
22(1)
The Creative Executive
23(1)
Summary
24(1)
Financing
25(8)
Studio and Network Production Deals
25(2)
Independent Financing
27(3)
Summary
30(3)
Development Hell
33(14)
The Writing Process
34(1)
Copyright and Registration
35(1)
The Preliminary Board and Budget
36(4)
Runaway Production
40(1)
Hiring the Director
41(1)
Star Casting
41(1)
Billing
42(2)
Abandonment, Turnaround, and Reversion
44(1)
Summary
45(2)
Prep
47(16)
The Schedule
47(1)
The Line Producer and UPM
48(1)
Picking Home Base
49(1)
The Shooting Script
50(3)
The Board, DOOD, and One-liner
53(2)
Final Casting
55(3)
The Last Weeks of Prep
58(1)
The Technical Scout
59(1)
The Production Meeting
59(1)
Summary
60(3)
The Shooting Crew
63(10)
The Producer
63(1)
The Director
64(1)
The Assistant Directors and Script Supervisor
65(1)
The Camera Department
66(2)
The Sound Department
68(1)
The Art Department
68(2)
Around the Actors
70(1)
Transportation
70(1)
Meanwhile, Back at the Office
71(1)
Summary
72(1)
Shooting I: Single Camera
73(14)
Rehearsal
73(1)
Calls
74(2)
The Line-up
76(1)
Shooting
77(6)
Script Changes
83(1)
Summary
84(3)
Shooting II: Multiple Cameras
87(8)
Film Versus Video
88(1)
Sitcoms
89(4)
Soap Operas
93(1)
Summary
94(1)
Post I: Editing
95(8)
The Editing System
96(1)
The Editing Process
97(2)
The Director's Cut
99(1)
Previews, Focus Groups, and Re-shoots
100(1)
Summary
101(2)
Post II: Sound
103(8)
Spotting and Sound Design
103(1)
Looping
104(2)
Prelays
106(1)
Music
106(3)
The Final Mix
109(1)
Summary
110(1)
Post III: Printing, Delivery, and Distribution
111(6)
Negative Cutting and Timing
111(2)
Final Delivery
113(1)
Independent Marketing and Distribution
113(3)
Summary
116(1)
High Definition Video: Toward Filmless Filmmaking
117(12)
Capturing the Image
117(2)
The Illusion of Motion
119(1)
Aspect Ratios
120(2)
Shooting in HD
122(1)
HD in Post
123(1)
HD Distribution
124(1)
HD at Home
125(1)
Summary
126(3)
Appendix A: A Sample Synopsis 129(2)
Appendix B: Sample Main Title Credits 131(2)
A Glossary of Film and Television Terms 133(16)
Index 149

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