Basics Film-Making 01: Producing

Basics Film-Making 01: Producing

Paperback Basics Film-Making

By (author) Charlotte Worthington

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  • Publisher: AVA Publishing SA
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 226mm x 16mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Lausanne
  • ISBN 10: 2940373574
  • ISBN 13: 9782940373574
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 299,792

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This title examines the many facets of the producer's role. It gives a dynamic overview of the realities of producing film today, exploring the process from development through to post-production and distribution.

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Author information

Charlotte Worthington is course leader in Film and Digital Media Production at London Metropolitan University. She has worked extensively as a producer and director in the UK television industry. As well as a practising film-maker and writer, Charlotte also works as a creative consultant.

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"Contemporary, well written and accessible." - Fred Samia, School of Visual, Performing and Communication Arts, Chaffey College, USA. "Very accessible for all students who want to embark on a career in film. Gives a very sound overview of the roles and responsibilities." - Michael Smith, Leeds College of Art and Design, UK.

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"Basics Film-Making: Producing" introduces the novice film-maker to the world of drama, documentary and magazine programme production, identifying the fundamental skills and basic knowledge required to engage with the industry.This book gives a broad overview of the various areas of production, designed in order to help the student producer understand and manage the production process from development through to post-production and distribution. Ultimately, this book aims to help develop relevant skills and inspire inexperienced film-makers, as well as provide a useful overview to current industry practice. Other titles in the "Basics Film-Making" series include: "Screenwriting," "Directing Fiction "and" The Language of Film."

Table of contents

How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. The Producer: The role; Different types of producer; The production process; The production team. The Basics: Producer greats: Lois Weber; Copyright; Legal, ethical and practical issues; Health and safety; Shooting formats; Budget; Exhibition and distribution. Producing commentary: Producer greats: Susan Fromke; The team; Documentary styles; Development; Proposal and treatment; Budget; Pre-production; Production; Post-production; Case study: The producer/director. Producing drama: Producer greats: Matthew Weiner; The team; Development; Pre-production; Production/principle photography; Post-production; Case study: The creative producer. Producing magazine shows: Producer greats: Various; Types of TV format programmes; What is a magazine show?; The team; The production schedule; Production; Post-production; An example weekly magazine programme; Case-study: The executive producer. Learning curves: Producer greats: Andrew Eaton; Oliver Goodrum - Breathing in; Joao Tristao - Ambulance Blogger; Daniel and Jesse Quinones - Cage Fighter; Daniel and Jesse Quinones - Cold Calling. Conclusion. Glossary. Acknowledgements and credits.