Independent Filmmakers Guide: An execution and analysis of the filmmaking process 公开

Hershatter, Jessica Rene (2011)

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Independent Filmmakers Guide
By Jessica Hershatter
Given the advances in camera and editing technology, and the proliferation of YouTube uploads that go viral, it seems that anyone can create video content. However, people don't inherently know how to make movies. Perhaps you have watched enough films that you believe you have an understanding of how it is done, but there is much more to it than simply turning on a camera and filming a subject of interest. With each new filmmaking experience, different perspectives, capacities, challenges, and nuances emerge. With each film class, it becomes possible to not only develop an understanding of film as a narrative and cultural form, but also to appreciate and begin to learn to utilize the various techniques and approaches that the great filmmakers developed. This journal is a chronological outline and set of reflections, intended to not only capture my current understanding of the film making process but also to serve as a guide for others who would like to embark on a similar artistic journey.

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Table of Contents
Introduction: Education. Experience, and Reflection...3
Generating Film Ideas...6
Writing it down...8
Developing a Shooting Script...14
Searching for Funding...16
Assembling a Crew...19
Scouting for Locations...31
Scheduling and Rescheduling...33
Choosing Equipment...36
Completing Post-production...46
Exhibiting Your Film...50
Conclusion: A Critical Analysis of Undone...51
Appendix A: Script...56
Appendix B: Shot List/ Storyboards...71
Appendix C: Budget...74
Appendix D: Character Breakdown...76
Appendix E: Scoring Breakdown...77
Appendix F: Call Sheet...78

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