Preparing for Takeoff: Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker

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Taylor & Francis, 2013 - ART - 333 pages
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You have the camera, time, money (or credit card), so why don't you just start shooting? Preparing for Takeoff will give you the tools you need to fully prepare for your independent film.

This book features:

  • Vital preproduction tips on scheduling, previsualization, script analysis, location scouting, budgeting, hiring vendors, and clearing permits
  • A detailed analysis of the role both producers and directors play in the preproduction process
  • Crucial advice on how to prepare for postproduction and distribution while still in the early stages of making a film
  • Lessons from the field in how to avoid mid-shoot changes, unhappy actors, fostering a resentful crew, wasted days and dwindling finances
  • An accompanying website that includes sample script analyses, storyboards, beat sheets, editable budget forms, and more
 

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Contents

Early Days and the Big Picture
1
The Directors Path
67
The Producers Path
99
Joint Preparation
205
The Shoot and After
263
Further Reading Tools Resources
302
Useful Forms
307
Union Information
322
Index
327
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About the author (2013)

Arthur Vincie has over fifteen years of film and television production experience as a line producer, producer, and director. Vincie has line produced or production managed numerous independent films and is very active in the New York City independent filmmaking community. He has done production work for major television networks, including NBC, ABC, and BBC America. He founded and currently runs Chaotic Sequence Inc., a company that produces shorts and features. He recently wrote and directed the feature film Found in Time, which won the Best Sci-Fi Feature at the 2012 Shriekfest Sci-Fi/Horror film festival.

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