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Television Production

Effective TV Production
Effective TV Production
Third Edition
Gerald Millerson
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 & Directing the Short Film and VideoProducing and Directing the Short Film and Video
Second Edition
Peter Rea
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 them.

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 associations. $74.95.

Film & Video Budgets
Film & Video Budgets
Third Edition
Deke Simon
Michael Wiese
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.

The Basics of Video Production

Basics of Video Production
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
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.

Television Categories
Acting for Television
Art Direction/Special F/X
Crew Guides
Digital Editing
Independent Filmmaking
On Individual Shows
Producing/The Business
Screenwriting Software
Television Production
Voice/Voice Overs

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Last modified December 28, 2009.
Please note that all prices are in Canadian dollars. All prices are subject to change without notice.