Feature Filmmaking at Used-car Prices: How to Write, Produce, Direct, Shoot, Edit, and Promote a Feature-length Movie for Less Than $15,000

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Penguin Books, 2000 - Performing Arts - 412 pages
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In this revised and updated edition of Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices, Rick Schmidt shows aspiring filmmakers step-by-step how to create a feature film for the price of a used car. Featuring extensive new material on using digital video technology and making the most of Internet resources, Schmidt's practical, no-nonsense handbook reveals the insider secrets to:
-- Selecting and writing a story that can be produced on a tight budget
-- Rallying a filmmaking team through creative contracts
-- Shooting and editing with an original style
-- Marketing the finished film and dealing with agents
-- Making a collaborative feature

Fully revised and updated to cover the new technology that continues to revolutionize low-budget filmmaking, Schmidt's guide is as useful and relevant as ever. Complete with checklists, technical information, and sample budgets, this essential guide offers both inspiration and instruction for anyone who has the yen to make a film without breaking the bank.

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Schmidt offers a complete guide to producing a low- or no-budget feature film. This 1988 original has been updated with a new chapter on digital technology, dealing with agents, and more. Thanks to ... Read full review


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Rick Schmidt has spent more than thirty years writing, directing, and producing critically acclaimed low-budget feature films, many of which have premiered at major film festivals around the world.

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