Effective TV Production
Effective TV Production gives a succinct but thorough overview of the production
process. It outlines the main functions of each job, placing them in the context
of all other operations and showing how they are inter-related. $49.95.
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video
David K Irving
Considered by many to be the definitive book on the subject, Producing and Directing
the Short Film and Video, Second Edition clearly illustrates all of the steps
involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique
two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and
director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful
short film or videoñall the way from script to final product. This guide offers
extensive examples from two award-winning short narrative films (Lunch Date and Truman)
and one short documentary (Mirror Mirror), and includes insightful quotes from the
filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved
This edition expands on the director's role in pre-visualizing a project, aided by
the addition of more than 50 new photos and illustrations. Issues such as storyboarding,
lighting, and composition are addressed in detail. Other additions and enhancements
include a discussion of the evolving role of digital technology on all aspects of
production from script to screen.
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Second Edition is accompanied
by a companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions)
containing useful forms and information on grants and financing sources, distributors,
film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional
Film & Video Budgets
This classic best selling book has been updated to include new budgets for digital
video feature films, a "no budget" feature, and the all-important digital
video transfer to 35mm for theatrical release. $44.95.
All the budget forms featured in the book are provided as fee downloads from an accompanying
website, which can be accessed via www.mwp.com.
Basics of Video Production
Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition
of Basics of Video Production is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about
video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining
professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $32.95.