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2009
CATALOG
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A NEW TIME IS EMERGING. If you look around, all the old paradigms are crumbling —
economies, politics, education, relationships among couples, families, and countries.
And while everything appears to be in decay, there is also new growth and a new cre-
ativity which is more apparent every day. I was quite fortunate to have Bucky Fuller as
a dear friend and mentor. He saw that even though humanity is in its “final exam” and
that it is “five minutes to midnight,” he was also optimistic because he saw that there
is nothing in the universe that human beings cannot experience. Chew on that for a
moment. We have underrated what we humans are capable of. I want to make films and
publish books that celebrate this creativity, this transformation, and our experience in
the universe. I invite you to join us.
Onward and upward,
Michael Wiese
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The Hollywood Standard - 2nd Edition 4
Reflections of the Shadow 5
FORTHCOMING TITLES / FALL 2009
Getting the Money 6
Film Editing 7
Horror Screenwriting 8
Mandalas of Bali 9
FORTHCOMING TITLES / WINTER 2010
Shaking the Money Tree - 3rd Edition 10
From Word to Image - 2nd Edition 11
Filmmaking for Teens - 2nd Edition 12
Costume Design 101 - 2nd Edition 13
Talk the Talk 14
Bali Brothers 15
TRANSFORMATIONAL FILMMAKING 16
SCREENWRITING/WRITING/TV WRITING
The Writer’s Journey - 3rd Edition 17
Save the Cat!

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Save the Cat!

Goes to the Movies 18
Cinematic Storytelling 19
Stealing Fire from the Gods - 2nd Edition 19
Your Screenplay Sucks 19
Writing the TV Drama Series - 2nd Edition 19
Myth and the Movies 20
And the Best Screenplay Goes to... 20
Romancing the A List 20
The Script-Selling Game 20
Psychology for Screenwriters 20
The Power of the Dark Side 21
Inner Drives 21
Screenwriting for Teens 21
Creating Characters 21
The Way of Story 21
Writing the Comedy Film 22
What Are You Laughing At? 22
Writing the Second Act 22
Screenwriting 101 22
Fast, Cheap & Written That Way 23
Could It Be a Movie? 23
The Writer’s Partner 23
Elephant Bucks 23
The Moral Premise 23
Archetypes for Writers 24
Rewrite 24
The Crime Writer’s Reference Guide 24
I Could’ve Written a Better Movie Than That! 24
Writing the Action-Adventure Film 25
Writing the Thriller Film 25
Writing the Killer Treatment 25
Deep Cinema 25
ORDER FORM 26 - 27
DIRECTING/VISUALIZATION
Film Directing: Shot By Shot 28
Film Directing: Cinematic Motion - 2nd Edition 28
Setting Up Your Shots - 2nd Edition 29
Master Shots 30
Directing Actors 31
The Film Director’s Intuition 31
Animation Unleashed 32
Cinematography for Directors 32
Citizen Kane Crash Course in Cinematography 33
Setting Up Your Scenes 33
I’ll Be in My Trailer 33
Fast, Cheap & Under Control 34
Directing Feature Films 34
The Working Director 34
First Time Director 34
SHORTS
Making It Big in Shorts - 2nd Edition 35
GENERAL FILMMAKING
Film School 36
The Power of Film 36
PITCHING
The Perfect Pitch - 2nd Edition 37
Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds 37
DIGITAL & DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Digital Moviemaking 3.0 38
Digital Filmmaking 101 - 2nd Edition 38
Producing with Passion 38
Digital Video Secrets 38
GreenScreen Made Easy 39
Special Effects 39
EDITING
The Invisible Cut 40
Cut by Cut 40
The Eye is Quicker 41
Cut to the Chase 41
BUDGET/PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Film & Video Budgets - 4th Updated Edition 42
Film Production Management 101 42
SOUND/ACTING/STORYBOARDING/DVD
The Sound Effects Bible 43
Sound Design 43
Hitting Your Mark - 2nd Edition 44
You Can Act! 44
Storyboarding 101 44
The Complete DVD Book 44
FINANCING/MARKETING/FUND-RAISING
Bankroll 45
The Art of Film Funding 45
The Independent Film & Videomaker’s Guide 46
The Complete Independent Movie Marketing Handbook 46
Independent Film Distribution 46
OUR FILMS
The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas 47
Dolphin Adventures 47
Hardware Wars DVD 47
On the Edge of a Dream 47
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NEW TITLES

THE HOLLYWOOD STANDARD – 2ND EDITION
THE COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE
TO SCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE
CHRISTOPHER RILEY
This is the book screenwriter Antwone Fisher (Tales from the Script)
insists his writing students at UCLA read. This book convinced John
August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) to stop dis-
pensing formatting advice on his popular writing website. His new
advice: Consult The Hollywood Standard. The book working and
aspiring writers keep beside their keyboards and rely on every
day. Written by a professional screenwriter whose day job was run-
ning the vaunted script shop at Warner Bros., this book is used at
USC’s School of Cinema, UCLA, and the acclaimed Act One Writing
Program in Hollywood, and in screenwriting programs around the
world. It is the definitive guide to script format.
The Hollywood Standard describes in clear, vivid prose and hundreds of examples how to format ev-
ery element of a screenplay or television script. A reference for everyone who writes for the screen,
from the novice to the veteran, this is the dictionary of script format, with instructions for formatting
everything from the simplest master scene heading to the most complex and challenging musical
underwater dream sequence. This new edition includes a quick start guide, plus new chapters on
avoiding a dozen deadly formatting mistakes, clarifying the difference between a spec script and
production script, and mastering the vital art of proofreading. For the first time, readers will find
instructions for formatting instant messages, text messages, email exchanges and caller ID.
“Aspiring writers sometimes wonder why people don’t want to read their scripts. Sometimes
it’s not their story. Sometimes the format distracts. To write a screenplay, you need to learn
the science. And this is the best, simplest, easiest-to-read book to teach you that science.
It’s the one I recommend to my students at UCLA.”
— Antwone Fisher, from the foreword
CHRISTOPHER RILEY is a professional screenwriter working in Hollywood with his wife and writ-
ing partner, Kathleen Riley. Together they wrote the 1999 theatrical feature After the Truth, a
multiple-award-winning German language courtroom thriller. Since then, the husband-wife team
has written scripts ranging from legal and political thrillers to action-romances for Touchstone
Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Television Pictures and Sean Connery’s Fountainbridge
Films.
In addition to writing, the Rileys train aspiring screenwriters for work in Hollywood and have
taught in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, and Paris. From 2005 to 2008, the
author directed the acclaimed Act One Writing Program in Hollywood.
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REFLECTIONS OF THE SHADOW
CREATING MEMORABLE HEROES AND VILLAINS
FOR FILM AND TV
JEFFREY HIRSCHBERG
Reflections of the Shadow explores motivations behind cinematic
heroism and villainy (Why do heroes and villains do what they do?)
and the commonalities amongst heroes and villains who have stood
the test of time – using examples from contemporary films.
If you are a new or experienced screenwriter, producer, director,
or studio executive, you will be riveted by the analysis of how
memorable heroes and villains are created. Reflections of the
Shadow is different from others in its class, because it is the per-
fect companion to many of the successful screenwriting books
currently in the marketplace. Many of these books focus on story,
structure, or “writing the screenplay that sells” – far fewer help
writers create unforgettable heroes and villains (which will help you get your work noticed). Charac-
ter drives plot. Without strong characters in conflict there is no drama and a weakened plot.
“Hirschberg’s been there and done that. That’s why this original contribution to the screenwriter’s
craft is not only a “how to” and a “how not to,” but also a treasury of authentic and revealing insights
into the construction of many of the cinema’s most memorable characters. Hirschberg clearly loves
these characters and delights in searching for the secret that has brought them to life.”
— David Feldshuh, artistic director, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts,
Cornell University; author, Miss Evers’ Boys (Pulitzer Prize nomination;
winner of five Emmys for HBO)
JEFFREY HIRSCHBERG is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the prestigious Television and
Film Arts Program at Buffalo State College. He has been a professional screenwriter for eighteen
years and has written sixteen feature length screenplays and numerous television scripts.
A member of the Writers Guild of America and judge for the WGA Awards, Jeffrey has had
screenplays optioned by Hollywood production companies and has written and/or created shows
for Showtime Networks, Lifetime Television, and ABC. He has worked at NBC, Warner Bros., and
Viacom and has taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, and R.I.T.’s
School of Film and Animation.
In addition to his writing and professorial duties, Jeffrey is an active screenplay consultant via his
ThreeAct script consulting service (ThreeAct.com).
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BUSINESS PLANNING
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GETTING THE MONEY
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR WRITING
BUSINESS PLANS FOR FILM
JEREMY JUUSO
The only step-by-step guide on the market for how to write a film
business plan. Tailored to artists unfamiliar with financial con-
cepts, but detailed enough for those versed in high finance. Sure
to become a staple in every filmmaker’s toolkit.
Filmmakers interested in financing their own films have to start
with a business plan. Few know how to put one together. Getting
the Money gives a relaxed, step-by-step approach on how to do
so. Of particular use are the financial sections where, for the
first time, readers are guided on exactly what to do and exactly
how to do it, using examples from sample plans. No more vague
instructions that amount to hiring someone else. Once finished with the book, readers will have
their own plan they can use to attract financing for their films.
“For the new filmmaker, you should consider this to be the definitive handbook to getting your movie
financed. If you follow Jeremy’s guidance, by the time you’re finished, you will understand your movie
from every financial angle necessary and your investors will love you for it. Then onward to the
creative process.”
— Matthew Rhodes, executive producer, An Unfinished Life, starring Robert Redford and
Morgan Freeman; producer, Passengers, starring Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway
“An amazing reference for anyone even thinking about writing business plans for films. Clear,
concise, understandable — and a great overview of the nuts and bolts behind how an indie film
makes money.”
— Arie Posin, director, The Chumscrubber, starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Rita Wilson, and
Oscar nominees Glenn Close and Ralph Fiennes
JEREMY JUUSO graduated cum laude in economics from Harvard College. Upon graduation he
accepted a Harvard fellowship and taught economics at a British boarding school to students
applying to Oxford and Cambridge. Since England, he has worked at MGM’s treasury and investor
relations departments, the financial markets research firm Bigdough.com (now part of Ipreo Hold-
ings), and the production company Fly High Films, where he currently serves as financial advisor
and writes business plans for the company. Jeremy is also the founder of Jeremy Juuso Consulting,
a firm specializing in the writing of film business proposals and educating investors on the basics
of the movie business (www.jeremyjuuso.com).
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FILM EDITING
GREAT CUTS EVERY FILMMAKER
AND MOVIE LOVER MUST KNOW
GAEL CHANDLER
Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker
and Movie Lover Must Know makes the invis-
ible art of editing visible by using nearly 600
frames from popular, recent films. The frames,
accompanied by brisk descriptions, make it
perfectly suited for quick study readers who
like to ‘gaze’ rather than ‘graze’ and don’t want
to read a book. Written by an editor and the author of Cut by Cut: How to Edit your Film or Video, it shows
how editors can make or break a movie.
This one-of-a-kind book is your ‘must have’ cheat sheet to learning to make great cuts. Great for
filmmakers, students or anyone who wants to see how the editor makes us believe. YouTubers,
prepare yourselves to add juice to your creations.
“Those of us in the movie business often say that if we notice something, that means we didn’t do a
good job. Our job as filmmakers, is to do what we do as seamlessly as possible. Gael Chandler takes
a microscope to those seams to show the subtleties and techniques used by seasoned professionals,
using words and pictures that an average movie-goer or up-and-coming filmmaker can appreciate
and experiment with. This dissection, together with quotes of working directors and editors, make Film
Editing a practical and aesthetic addition to any film buff, film student, or filmmaker’s arsenal.“
— Victoria Rose Sampson, writer, director, film and sound editor; MPSE Award for Best
Sound Editing: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Speed, Romancing
the Stone, The River; Grand prize winner for writing and directing, Harley-Davidson
commercial contest short film, Her Need for Speed
“A comprehensive and easy-to-read description of the techniques editors use to seamlessly tell
stories. The use of film frames clearly illustrates the editing concepts. A must read for any film
student, or anyone just interested in the art of editing.”
— Nancy Morrison, A.C.E., editor, Desperate Housewives, Starter Wife,
Malcolm in the Middle
GAEL CHANDLER has edited comedies, dramas, documentaries, features, corporate videos, and
promos and cut on every type of medium: film, tape, and digital. Nominated twice for a Cable ACE
award for editing a comedy series, she is a member of the Editors Peer Group of the Television
Academy of Arts and Sciences and annually judges the Emmy and College TV awards.
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HORROR SCREENWRITING
THE NATURE OF FEAR
DEVIN WATSON
Learn why horror works and how to write a solid horror screenplay
well grounded in the tricks of the grave.
Before Jigsaw, there was Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Be-
fore those two were slicing and dicing up teenagers, there was
Michael Myers and Leatherface. And long before that, there was
Dracula, the Wolfman, Doctor Frankenstein and his monster. And
so on and so forth.
Horror has, among all of the genres in film and written works,
one of the longest, most distinguished, and often misunderstood
bloodlines in history. It is often overlooked by critics who don’t
see anything more than blood and guts on the screen, or a col-
lection of cheap scares. But what is missed is the hard-hitting commentary on society and life
contained in those works.
And the screenwriter or filmmaker, too, may overlook this powerful (and profitable) genre when it
just might be what they’re looking for.
“Devin Watson’s Horror Screenwriting: The Nature of Fear is unequivocally the greatest book about
writing horror that exists… Devin covers everything: the history of horror, the etiology of fear,
horror genres, styles… From there he goes on to talk about pacing, avoiding talking heads,
keeping the ‘stakes’ up (particularly valuable if you’re writing about vampires), how to get the
most out of dialogue in horror, and all of the other basic ghouls (sorry) of the trade.
This is just a great book whether or not your genre is horror. It’s someone speaking — not preach-
ing — from experience about how to write a truly dramatic, original, commercial screenplay which,
last time I checked, screenwriting is supposed to be about.”
— Jeffrey M. Freedman, screenwriter, Vivaldi, Bad Numbers
www.jeffreymfreedman.com/vivaldi.htm
DEVIN WATSON has been a fan of horror from the ripe old age of eight. He studied thousands of
horror films before diving in to write and produce his own works. His latest movie, The Cursed, was
recently released. He is also the producer and director of the upcoming Sunnyland, a supernatural
horror film.
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MANDALAS OF BALI
OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD
LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION
DEWA NYOMAN BATUAN
INTRODUCTION BY LAWRENCE BLAIR (RING OF FIRE)
This powerful book is filled with images encapsulating
physical and spiritual worlds of the most extraordinary
island culture in the world.
The spiritual and cultural beliefs of Bali are encapsulated in
extraordinary mandalas – hypnotic focal points for drawing the
observer deeply into himself, to a perspective from which the multiplicity of nature, and our place in it,
reveal themselves.
“With the influx of foreign visitors to Bali in the 1980s, Batuan remained one of the few artists to
resist the temptation of pandering to the tourist trade. Instead, he continued painting mandalas.
For those with eyes to see, they actually encapsulated the beliefs of the island, and were in them-
selves — as are all true mandalas — hypnotic focal points for drawing the observer deeply inward,
to a perspective from which the multiplicity of nature, and our place in it, reveal themselves.
Batuan is now a doting and contagiously happy grandfather, full of tales and fables for all who
find him in his village home and studio where, while talking, he continues to produce a seemingly
endless symphony of mandalas, like a storm of multicolored snowflakes. And in each of them, with
a little time, can be seen the harmonious integrity by which the Balinese, both as individuals and
as a culture, have flourished for over a thousand years.”
— From the Introduction by Lawrence Blair
(author/filmmaker, Ring of Fire )
“Mandalas are the inspiration for integrated paintings where religion, art, and culture meet; works
that flow into the invention of a personal style that has turned Dewa Nyoman Batuan into an artist
who has discovered his identity.
— Pande Wayan Suteja Neka, Founder of Neka Art Museum,
Ubud, Bali
DEWA NYOMAN BATUAN, internationally known artist, whose work has been collected by both Queen
Elizabeth and Ronald Reagan, continues to produce a seemingly endless symphony of mandalas.
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SHAKING THE MONEY TREE – 3RD EDITION
THE ART OF GETTING GRANTS AND DONATIONS
MORRIE WARSHAWSKI
Shaking the Money Tree became an instant classic when its
first edition appeared in 1994. Now considered the “bible” on
fundraising for independent noncommercial film and video, this
new expanded 3rd edition takes media makers – and anyone
interested in the art of fundraising – into the 21st Century, and
includes sidebars with practical advice from seasoned profes-
sionals in the field.
This new 3rd Edition contains:
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“This third edition of Morrie Warshawski’s classic on raising money for filmmaking, Shaking the
Money Tree, is a treasure chest of time-tested fundraising wisdom, insight, and down-to-earth
guidance you can put to work today. It’s chock full of examples and advice, much of it in the
words of highly successful filmmakers themselves. Buy this book without delay!”
— Mal Warwick , author of Fundraising When Money Is Tight
“This is the perfect fundraising book for filmmakers. Covering everything from pitching in person
to fundraising on the web, this new edition is a must-own for every filmmaker — and actually for
anyone raising funds, be it for a film or for their organization. While the book is geared towards
filmmakers, the advice is relevant to anyone raising money in the arts. The sample grants in
the appendix are worth the cost alone. This is the third time I’ve read this book, and I learn
something new with every edition.”
— Brian Newman, CEO, Tribeca Film Institute
MORRIE WARSHAWSKI is a consultant, facilitator, and writer who specializes in helping nonprofit
organizations on issues of strategic planning. His work is characterized by a commitment to the
core values of creativity, tolerance, thoughtfulness, and transparency.
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FROM WORD TO IMAGE – 2ND EDITION
STORYBOARDING AND THE FILMMAKING PROCESS
MARCIE BEGLEITER
“We are telling thousands of stories through media that did not
even exist eight short years ago. On the home front, entry level
HD camcorders mean that even beginning students have access
to low-cost professional-quality image-making. GarageBand of-
fers music studio features to score your project and YouTube
affords access to a world-wide audience. Never have so many
visual storytellers been able to say so much with so little to so
many.”
— from the Introduction, (From Word to Image)
This classic text on storyboarding and visual communication has
been updated with information on new media and expanded to
incorporate an in-depth study of the use of color in storytelling.
“Begleiter has given the subject its own place in the sun through this groundbreaking practical guide
and historic companion.”
— Directors Guild of America Magazine
“Begleiter’s book is very thorough; 18 years of experience in the motion-picture industry have
given her the tools to illustrate complex concepts with great visual immediacy.”
— American Cinematographer
“From Word to Image is wonderful not only as an examination of the how-to’s of storyboard art, but
is full of rich film history. It demystifies an aspect of filmmaking that benefits everyone involved; from
directors, to cinematographers, to production designers.”
— Joe Petricca, Dean, AFI Conservatory
MARCIE BEGLEITER is an author, educator, and designer specializing in visualization and in-
terdisciplinary design solutions. She founded Filmboards, a visualization agency whose client
list includes Paramount, Tristar, New Line, and ABC. In academia, she was Founding Director of
the Integrated Learning Program, a multi-disciplinary design curriculum at Otis College of Art
and Design. She has also served on the faculties of the International Film School in Cologne,
Germany, the American Film Institute, and Art Center College of Design. Ms. Begleiter is also a
playwright and a member of the Actor’s Studio Playwright/Directors unit.
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FILMMAKING FOR TEENS – 2ND EDITION
PULLING OFF YOUR SHORTS
TROY LANIER & CLAY NICHOLS
With over 20 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every min-
ute, how can a young filmmaker possibly stand out? By reading
and applying the tools of Filmmaking for Teens young filmmakers
can learn everything they need to know about how to make a
great short film.
The updated edition of this classic manual for young filmmakers
includes numerous additions reflecting the enormous changes
impacting the world of digital video.
New and up-to-date information on:
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“Filmmaking for Teens is an excellent textbook geared to the young reader but with sage advice
that most professionals follow. The book is comprehensive yet simple and easily comprehended.
Film production is not a simple task, but reading this text makes it approachable for the high
school student. It demystifies a complicated field.”
— Jane Jackson, Assistant Chair of the Communication Department,
State University of New York
Since publishing the first edition, TROY LANIER and CLAY NICHOLS have gone on to become
pioneers in the online video industry. Producers of the acclaimed series DadLabs, the pair has
produced over 500 episodes of web TV that have garnered millions of viewers. They will be using
this platform to promote Filmmaking for Teens, 2nd edition to parents and kids alike though the
creation of a series of web videos, shared on both the extensive DadLabs distribution network, and
on a dedicated YouTube channel. The masters of online video practice exactly what they preach
based on the principles of this book.
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COSTUME DESIGN 101 – 2ND EDITION
THE BUSINESS AND ART OF CREATING COSTUMES
FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
RICHARD LA MOTTE
Written by an industry veteran with 40 years experience on
many mainstream costume dramas. Costume Design 101, 2nd
Edition is a follow up to the very successful first edition, used by
students and professionals alike. The second edition has kept
all the best information while adding new chapters on personal
marketing and breaking into the business – a ‘must have’ for
anyone serious about the profession of Costume Designer.
This book takes the reader by the hand and leads them, step-by-
step, through the process of becoming a professional costume
designer for film and television. Starting with how to get into the
business, conduct interviews, make costume presentations to producers and directors, break
down scripts for requirements and budgets, hire and run costume departments, engage in
manufacture, work with rental companies, and run on-set production, this book demystifies the
design process for the creative costume designer.
New and up-to-date information on:
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“Richard loves his craft and it shows in every line. He has given us a comprehensive, step-by-step
analysis of the costume designer’s work. Of great value to both the interested amateur and the
budding professional.”
— John Bloomfield, The Mummy, Waterworld, The Scorpion King
RICHARD LA MOTTE has worked in the film industry for 40 years. Jobs include: producer, writer,
director, technical advisor, storyboard artist, production designer, and costume designer. Costume
design credits include: Goonies, Rambo III, The Wind and the Lion, The Return of a Man Called Horse,
The Island of Doctor Moreau. Other credits include: Pacific, The Last of the Mohicans, Pearl Harbor,
Mask of Zorro, and many others. He currently speaks at Columbia College and Woodbury College and
engages in consulting and technical advising.
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TALK THE TALK
A DIALOGUE WORKSHOP FOR SCRIPTWRITERS
PENNY PENNISTON
If your dialogue is authentic, truthful and identifiable, your script
will stand out from the crowd. Great dialogue attracts great actors.
It grabs the attention of eminent directors. It impresses smart
producers. It enthralls an audience. This book gives screenwrit-
ers and playwrights an easy-to-use training manual for improving
dialogue writing skills. By mastering this fundamental building
block of dramatic writing, authors breathe life into characters and
create scripts that will get noticed.
Dialogue puts conversation in motion. Great dialogue moves like
a great athlete; it is nimble, precise, and powerful. It commands
the attention, yet feels effortless in its execution. However, if you
want your dialogue to move like an athlete, then you must train like an athlete.
Most playwriting and screenwriting books take a sweeping scope. They tend to include a brief
discussion of dialogue, but then abandon the topic to discuss other issues. Talk the Talk is a
focused examination of an exercise regimen exclusively for dialogue writing. With twenty simple
lessons, plus writing exercises for every level, Talk the Talk gives scriptwriters a complete tool kit for
mastering the art of dialogue writing. By putting these lessons to work, authors create scripts that
crackle with life and jump off the page.
“Talk the Talk is packed with all sorts of tools to help the characters breathe, stand up, and come alive.”
— Shawn Lawrence Otto, screenwriter and co-producer,
House of Sand and Fog
“This is the book dramatic writers have been looking for! Teachers and students alike will find its
sound advice and step-by-step approach invaluable and inspiring.”
— Rebecca Gilman, playwright and screenwriter;
author, Spinning into Butter and Boy Gets Girl
“Its discussion of status — its effect on dialogue, and how it shifts in various contexts — was
particularly illuminating. “
— Wendy MacLeod, playwright and screenwriter;
author, The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure, and Juvenilia
PENNY PENNISTON is a Chicago area playwright and screenwriter. Penny’s newest play, Spin will
have its world premiere with Chicago’s Theater Wit during the 2009-2010 season.
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BALI BROTHERS
GREAT UNPRODUCED FILM SCRIPTS

LACY WALTZMAN, MICHAEL WIESE, MATTHEW BISHOP
Bali Brothers is the first of an entirely new series of books de-
signed specifically to support the independent filmmaking com-
munity. Independent films offer an originality of voice and spirit
not found in Hollywood films. There are thousands of screenwrit-
ers and filmmakers trying desperately to get their scripts read
by financiers, producers, and the powers that be that will lead
them to the big screen. GREAT UNPRODUCED FILM SCRIPTS™
provides a new highly visible introduction to an entire new
generation of screenwriters.
Two brothers reconcile their differences through the beauty and
magic of Bali.
Nick Best is living the good life on a beach in Bali — thousands of miles from the expectations laid
on him by his billionaire father — when his brother Eddie shows up to bring him home. But Eddie and
Nick are soon seduced by Bali, and by Shakti, a beautiful apprentice to a mysterious shaman. As Eddie
becomes obsessed with ritual magic, Nick must try to save his brother from madness, and save Bali
from the cataclysmic disaster revealed in Eddie’s dark visions. In doing so, Nick finds the courage to
accept real love, find his place in the world, and fulfil his destiny.
“Bali Brothers is magnificent. A powerful, compelling story in a magical setting. Brilliantly written
and conceived, with many unforgettable characters. Thoroughly entertaining. An important film.”
— James Bonnet, author, Stealing Fire from the Gods
“Bali Brothers is everything a story aspires to. It transports us to places — both geographically and
emotionally — that help us reconnect with the deep emotions and spiritual truths we often forget
or have long-ago forgotten.”
— Jeff Schechter, author, My Story Can Beat Up Your Story
LACY WALTZMAN was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and has since been employed in Los Angeles
doing publicity, casting, cable TV production, and motion picture development.
MATTHEW BISHOP wrote and directed the documentary Taking the Face: The Portuguese Bull-
fight, The Zookeeper (starring Sam Neill), and the TV series, Doctors. He currently lives and
works in Rio with a Brazilian shaman.
MICHAEL WIESE produced and directed The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas, and Shirley MacLaine’s
Inner Workout. He is the author of The Independent Film & Videomaker’s Guide.
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For years we’ve published books that show
you “how-to” write scripts and make films.
In the last few years we have been expand-
ing our subject category into books that
explore the deeper aspects of our inten-
tions. What do we want to say about the
worlds in which we find ourselves? How
shall we use our most powerful media
skills to create works that benefit every-
one? As publishers we are looking far and
wide into other disciplines that can inform
and enhance our filmmaking insights, and
we will be passing those discoveries on to
you – hence the emergence of these and
many new books we have in the pipeline,
which help define “Conscious Media.”
Onward and upward,
Michael Wiese
CONSCIOUS MEDIA
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THE WRITER’S JOURNEY – 3RD EDITION
MYTHIC STRUCTURE FOR WRITERS
CHRISTOPHER VOGLER
BEST SELLER
OVER 180,000 COPIES SOLD!
See why this book has become an international best seller
and a true classic. The Writer’s Journey explores the powerful
relationship between mythology and storytelling in a clear, con-
cise style that’s made it required reading for movie executives,
screenwriters, playwrights, scholars, and fans of pop culture
all over the world.
Both fiction and nonfiction writers will discover a set of useful
myth-inspired storytelling paradigms (i.e., “The Hero’s Journey”)
and step-by-step guidelines to plot and character development.
Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, The Writer’s Journey is a must for all writers interested in
further developing their craft.
The updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler’s
ongoing work on mythology’s influence on stories, movies, and man himself.
“This book is like having the smartest person in the story meeting come home with you and
whisper what to do in your ear as you write a screenplay. Insight for insight, step for step,
Chris Vogler takes us through the process of connecting theme to story and making a script
come alive.”
— Lynda Obst, producer, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days;
Author, Hello, He Lied
“This is a book about the stories we write, and perhaps more importantly, the stories we live. It is the
most influential work I have yet encountered on the art, nature, and the very purpose of storytelling.”
— Bruce Joel Rubin, screenwriter, Stuart Little 2, Deep Impact,
Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder
CHRISTOPHER VOGLER is a veteran story consultant for major Hollywood film companies and a
respected teacher of filmmakers and writers around the globe. He has influenced the stories of
movies from The Lion King to Fight Club to The Thin Red Line and most recently wrote the first
installment of Ravenskull, a Japanese-style manga or graphic novel. He is the executive producer
of the feature film P. S. Your Cat is Dead and writer of the animated feature Jester Till.
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SAVE THE CAT!
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THE LAST BOOK ON SCREENWRITING YOU’LL EVER NEED
BLAKE SNYDER BEST SELLER
He’s made millions of dollars selling screenplays to Hollywood and now
screenwriter Blake Snyder tells all. “Save the Cat!
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GOES TO THE MOVIES
THE SCREENWRITER’S GUIDE TO EVERY STORY EVER TOLD
BLAKE SNYDER BEST SELLER
In the long-awaited sequel to his surprise bestseller, Save the Cat!,
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author
and screenwriter Blake Snyder returns to form in a fast-paced follow-up
that proves why his is the most talked-about approach to screenwriting in
years. In the perfect companion piece to his first book, Snyder delivers even
more insider’s information gleaned from a 20-year track record as “one of
Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters,” giving you the clues to
write your movie.

Designed for screenwriters, novelists, and movie fans, this book gives readers the key breakdowns of
the 50 most instructive movies from the past 30 years. From M*A*S*H to Crash, from Alien to Saw,
from 10 to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Snyder reveals how screenwriters who came before
you tackled the same challenges you are facing with the film you want to write — or the one you are
currently working on.
BLAKE SNYDER, besides selling million-dollar scripts to both Disney and Spielberg, is still “one of
Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters,” having made spec sales this year. An in-demand
script coach and seminar and workshop leader, Snyder provides information for writers through his
website, www.blakesnyder.com.
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CINEMATIC STORYTELLING
THE 100 MOST POWERFUL FILM CONVENTIONS
EVERY FILMMAKER MUST KNOW
JENNIFER VAN SIJLL BEST SELLER
This book is intended to help writers and directors more fully ex-
ploit the medium’s inherent storytelling devices. It contains 100
non-dialogue techniques that have been used by the industry’s top writers and directors.
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STEALING FIRE FROM THE GODS – SECOND EDITION
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO STORY FOR WRITERS & FILMMAKERS
JAMES BONNET
Unlocking the secrets of story reveals the secrets of the mind and awakens the
power of story within you. Work with that power and you can steal fire from the
gods. Master that power and you can create stories that will live forever.
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YOUR SCREENPLAY SUCKS!
100 WAYS TO MAKE IT GREAT
WILLIAM M. AKERS
No longer will you worry that a producer or story executive will toss your script in
the garbage at page fifteen because Your Screenplay Sucks! Akers’ checklist will
eliminate all the flaws in your screenplay, guaranteeing a cover-to-cover read.
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WRITING THE TV DRAMA SERIES – 2ND EDITION
HOW TO SUCCEED AS A PROFESSIONAL WRITER IN TV
PAMELA DOUGLAS
Television is changing with new shows, new ways of storytelling, and opportunities
which didn’t exist when Writing the TV Drama Series was first published in 2005. The
second edition takes readers inside Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Battlestar Gallactica, and
CSI: Miami, as well as the great shows covered in the first edition.
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MYTH AND THE MOVIES
DISCOVERING THE MYTHIC STRUCTURE OF 50 UNFORGETTABLE FILMS
STUART VOYTILLA
This book offers a greater understanding of why some films continue to touch
and connect with audiences generation after generation.
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LEARNING FROM THE WINNERS SIDEWAYS, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, CRASH
DR. LINDA SEGER
This book provides a CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) approach to Academy Award
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winning screenplays, giving you the nitty gritty details of how an Academy Award
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script
was created.
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ROMANCING THE A-LIST
WRITING THE SCRIPT THE BIG STARS WANT TO MAKE
CHRISTOPHER KEANE
Romancing the A-List focuses on what a screenwriter can do to vastly improve the
chances for a green light.
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THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME
A HOLLYWOOD INSIDER’S LOOK AT GETTING YOUR SCRIPT SOLD AND PRODUCED
KATHIE FONG YONEDA
This book shows you how to prepare your script pitch, pitch it, meet the moguls, talk
the talk, and make the deal. A must for both novice and veteran screenwriters.
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PSYCHOLOGY FOR SCREENWRITERS
BUILDING CONFLICT IN YOUR SCRIPT
WILLIAM INDICK, PH.D.
William Indick clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with
simple guidelines, exercises, film images, and hundreds of examples from movies.
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THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE
CREATING GREAT VILLAINS AND DANGEROUS SITUATIONS
PAMELA JAYE SMITH
Conflict is the very heart and soul of drama. Mythologist Pamela Jaye Smith’s latest book
explores character conflict and a multitude of ways to achieve it.
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INNER DRIVES
HOW TO WRITE AND CREATE CHARACTERS USING
THE EIGHT CLASSIC CENTERS OF MOTIVATION
PAMELA JAYE SMITH
Inner Drives goes to the very source of character motivation and action by exploring the
fascinating world of archetypes, mythology, and the chakra system.
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THE 100 PRINCIPLES OF SCREENWRITING
EVERY BUDDING WRITER MUST KNOW
CHRISTINA HAMLETT
This book gives teens the tools to do more than just watch movies: it
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CREATING CHARACTERS
LET THEM WHISPER THEIR SECRETS
MARISA D’VARI
Jump-start your creativity with this lively and exciting catalog of creative writing tech-
niques you can instantly employ to create memorable and authentic characters.
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THE WAY OF STORY
THE CRAFT & SOUL OF WRITING
CATHERINE ANN JONES
The Way of Story is an integrative approach to writing all forms of narrative, illustrated
with evocative insights from the author’s own professional journey.
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WRITING THE COMEDY FILM
MAKE ’EM LAUGH
STUART VOYTILLA AND SCOTT PETRI
This book takes you into the world of comedy and helps you discover what makes
us laugh. With easy-to-use guidelines, you’ll learn the successful mechanics and
characteristics of various comic story forms.
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WHAT ARE YOU LAUGHING AT?
HOW TO WRITE FUNNY SCREENPLAYS, STORIES & MORE
BRAD SCHREIBER
FOREWORD BY CHRISTOPHER VOGLER, AUTHOR OF THE WRITER’S JOURNEY
The definitive book on how to “write funny” is the first to compare writing comedic
screenplays with fiction and non-fiction in all forms.
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WRITING THE SECOND ACT
BUILDING CONFLICT AND TENSION IN YOUR FILM SCRIPT
MICHAEL HALPERIN
Every screenplay needs an attention-grabbing beginning and a satisfying ending,
but the second act is the meat of your story; consequently, its also the hardest act
to write. This book will help writers through that crucial 60-page stretch.
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SCREENWRITING 101
THE ESSENTIAL CRAFT OF FEATURE FILM WRITING
NEILL D. HICKS
In his inimitable and colorful style, Hicks tells the beginning screenwriter how the
mechanics of Hollywood storytelling work, and how to use those elements to create
a script with blockbuster potential without falling into clichés.
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FAST, CHEAP & WRITTEN THAT WAY
TOP SCREENWRITERS ON WRITING FOR LOW-BUDGET MOVIES
JOHN GASPARD
Hollywood’s top screenwriters look back at their early low-budget efforts and provide
valuable tips, tricks, and advice on how to create a solid screenplay for a low-budget
movie.
COULD IT BE A MOVIE?
HOW TO GET YOUR IDEAS OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND UP ON THE SCREEN
CHRISTINA HAMLETT
Before you stock your shelves with books on how to write a film, take this roadmap to
determine if film is the best destination for your creative ideas.
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THE WRITER’S PARTNER
1001 BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS TO STIMULATE YOUR IMAGINATION
MARTIN ROTH
With The Writer’s Partner, you’ll feel like you’re in a room full of talented writers helping
you to perfect your screenplay!
ELEPHANT BUCKS
AN INSIDE GUIDE TO WRITING FOR TV SITCOMS
SHELDON BULL
Sheldon Bull, who has written over 300 sitcom episodes, provides this comprehensive
guide so that you can write that killer spec sitcom script and launch your career as a TV
sitcom writer.
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THE MORAL PREMISE
HARNESSING VIRTUE & VICE FOR BOX OFFICE SUCCESS
STANLEY D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
This book explains how the Moral Premise — a statement of truth about the protagonist’s
psychological predicament — is a fundamental part of every successful movie’s structure.

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ARCHETYPES FOR WRITERS
USING THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS
JENNIFER VAN BERGEN
This book and its powerful set of exercises will enable you to access and develop
the characters that already exist within you. Drawing on her years of training in
theater and decades of teaching, Van Bergen unveils the secrets of using your own
archetypes.
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THE CRIME WRITER’S REFERENCE GUIDE
1001 TIPS FOR WRITING THE PERFECT MURDER
MARTIN ROTH
NEW FOREWORD AND UPDATED INFORMATION BY SGT. REY VERDUGO, TOP CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR
AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANT FOR FILM AND TV
Here’s the book no writer of murder mysteries – whether scripts or novels – can
do without.
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I COULD’VE WRITTEN A BETTER MOVIE THAN THAT!
HOW TO MAKE SIX FIGURES AS A SCRIPT CONSULTANT EVEN IF YOU’RE
NOT A SCREENWRITER
DEREK RYDALL
Rydall leads you through a step-by-step process to hone your reading, writing,
and analytical skills, and build a successful script-consulting business – either
full or part time.
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REWRITE
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO STRENGTHEN STRUCTURE,
CHARACTERS, AND DRAMA IN YOUR SCREENPLAY
PAUL CHITLIK
Professional screenwriters know that the rewrite is what separates the money-makers
from the neophytes. Rewrite shows you how to attack your screenplay bit by bit, arc by
arc, in the clear, easy-to-follow language of an experienced and trusted mentor.
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SELLING YOUR STORY WITHOUT A SCRIPT
MICHAEL HALPERIN
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NEILL D. HICKS
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FILM DIRECTING: SHOT BY SHOT
VISUALIZING FROM CONCEPT TO SCREEN
STEVEN D. KATZ
BEST SELLER
OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLD!
Film Directing: Shot by Shot — with its famous blue cover — is the best-
known book on directing and a favorite of professional directors as an on-set
quick reference guide.
This international bestseller is a complete catalog of visual techniques and
their stylistic implications, enabling working filmmakers to expand their knowledge.
Contains in-depth information on shot composition, staging sequences, visualization tools, framing and
composition techniques, camera movement, blocking tracking shots, script analysis, and much more.
Includes over 750 storyboards and illustrations, with never-before-published storyboards from Steven
Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
FILM DIRECTING: CINEMATIC MOTION – 2ND EDITION
STEVEN D. KATZ
BEST SELLER
OVER 40,000 COPIES SOLD!
Cinematic Motion has helped directors create a personal camera style
and master complex staging challenges for over a decade. In response to
the opportunities offered by digital technology, this second edition adds
essential chapters on digital visualization and script breakdown.
Steven Katz uses extensive illustrations to explain how to create extended
sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography, and tracking
shots with multiple story points. Interviews with top Hollywood craftspeople demonstrate how
to bring sophisticated ideas to life.
STEVEN D. KATZ is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, and the author of Shot by Shot, the now
classic text on cinematic style and technique.
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SETTING UP YOUR SHOTS – 2ND EDITION
GREAT CAMERA MOVES EVERY FILMMAKER SHOULD KNOW
JEREMY VINEYARD
BEST SELLER
This is the 2nd edition of one of the most successful
filmmaking books in history, with sales of over 50,000
copies. Using examples from over 300 popular films,
Vineyard provides detailed examples of more than 150 camera setups, angles, and moves that
every filmmaker must know — presented in an easy-to-use “wide screen format.” This book is the
“Swiss Army Knife” that belongs in every filmmakers tool kit.
This new and revised 2nd edition of Setting Up Your Shots references over 200 new films and 25
additional filmmaking techniques.
This book gives the filmmaker a quick and easy “shot list” that he or she can use on the
set to communicate with their crew.
The Shot List includes: Whip Pan, Reverse, Tilt, Helicopter Shot, Rack Focus, and much more.
“This is a film school in its own right and a valuable and worthy contribution to every filmmaker’s
shelf. Well done, Vineyard and Cruz!”
— Darrelyn Gunzburg, “For The Love Of It” Panel, www.ForTheLoveOfIt.com
“Perfect for any film enthusiast looking for the secrets behind creating film... It is a great addition to
any collection for students and film pros alike.... Because of its simplicity of design and straight
forward storyboards, this book is destined to be mandatory reading at films schools throughout
the world.”
— Ross Otterman, Directed By Magazine
“Setting Up Your Shots is a great book for defining the shots of today. The storyboard examples on
every page make it an valuable reference book for directors and DPs alike! Great learning tool.
Should be a boon for writers who want to choose the most effective shot and clearly show it in
their boards for the maximum impact.”
— Paul Clatworthy, Creator, StoryBoard Artist and StoryBoard Quick Software
JEREMY VINEYARD is currently developing an independent feature entitled “Concrete Road” with
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MASTER SHOTS
100 ADVANCED CAMERA TECHNIQUES TO GET
AN EXPENSIVE LOOK ON YOUR LOW-BUDGET MOVIE
CHRISTOPHER KENWORTHY
BEST SELLER
Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need
to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-exe-
cuted moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd. Most low-budget
movies look low-budget, because the director is forced to compromise at the last minute. Master
Shots gives you so many powerful techniques that you’ll be able to respond, even under pressure,
and create knock-out shots. Even when the clock is ticking and the light is fading, the techniques
in this book can rescue your film, and make every shot look like it cost a fortune.
Each technique is illustrated with samples from great feature films and computer-generated
diagrams for absolute clarity.
Use the secrets of the master directors to give your film the look and feel of a multi-million-dollar
movie. The set-ups, moves and methods of the greats are there for the taking, whatever your budget.
“Master Shots gives every filmmaker out there the blow-by-blow setup required to pull off even the most
difficult of setups found from indies to the big Hollywood blockbusters. It’s like getting all of the magi -
cian’s tricks in one book.”
— Devin Watson, producer, The Cursed
“Though one needs to choose any addition to a film book library carefully, what with the current
plethora of volumes on cinema, Master Shots is an essential addition to any worthwhile collection.”
— Scott Essman, publisher, Directed By Magazine
“Christopher Kenworthy’s book gives you a basic, no holds barred, no shot forgotten look at how
films are made from the camera point of view. For anyone with a desire to understand how film is
constructed — this book is for you.”
— Matthew Terry, screenwriter/director, columnist
www.hollywoodlitsales.com
Since 2000, CHRISTOPHER KENWORTHY has written, produced, and directed drama and comedy pro-
grams, along with many hours of commercial video, tv pilots, music videos, experimental projects, and
short films. He’s also produced and directed over 300 visual FX shots. In 2006 he directed the web-
based Australian UFO Wave, which attracted many millions of viewers. Upcoming films for Kenworthy
include The Sickness (2009) and Glimpse (2011).
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DIRECTING ACTORS
CREATING MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
JUDITH WESTON
BEST SELLER
Directing film or television is a high-stakes occupation. It captures your full
attention at every moment, calling on you to commit every resource and
stretch yourself to the limit. It’s the white-water rafting of entertainment
jobs. But for many directors, the excitement they feel about a new project
tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors.
This book provides a method for establishing creative, collaborative relation-
ships with actors, getting the most out of rehearsals, troubleshooting poor performances, giving
briefer directions, and much more. It addresses what actors want from a director, what directors do
wrong, and constructively analyzes the director-actor relationship.
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THE FILM DIRECTOR’S INTUITION
SCRIPT ANALYSIS AND REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES
JUDITH WESTON
BEST SELLER
The craft of directing is well known to include shot composition and under-
standing of the technology. But directors need to know how to prepare so
that their ideas achieve a level of intuitive truth. This means deep script
analysis, until the characters’ inner lives and private joys and problems
are human and idiosyncratic, and as real to the director as his own. And it
means reading the actors’ impulses and feelings — including those that the
actors themselves may not know they have.
A filmmaker’s most precious assets — not just for directing actors, but for all the storytelling
decisions — are his instincts, imagination, and intuition. Judith Weston gives away the secrets
that can keep an imagination alive and free a director’s intuition, so everyone on the set can
function at full creativity.
JUDITH WESTON was a professional actor for 20 years and has taught Acting for Directors for over
a decade throughout the U. S. and Europe. She is the author of Directing Actors.
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ANIMATION UNLEASHED
100 PRINCIPLES EVERY ANIMATOR, COMIC BOOK WRITER,
FILMMAKER, VIDEO ARTIST, AND GAMER SHOULD KNOW
ELLEN BESEN WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BRYCE HALLETT
This book uncovers and examines foundational principles for
creating animation that really communicate. Key information
for every facet of animation production and every application
of animation — whether TV series, feature film, independent
filmmaking, web animation, or computer game — is offered in an easy to understand format, which makes
this book both a textbook and quick reference guide.
ELLEN BESEN is a former faculty member of Sheridan College’s School of Animation and has
been working in the field for over 35 years. Her career includes directing award-winning films for the
National Film Board of Canada, broadcast work on the topic of animation for CBC Radio, and film
curating for such organizations as the Art Gallery of Ontario. She is currently creative director of The
Kalamazoo Animation Festival International and continues to teach the principles of animation
filmmaking on an intensive one-on-one basis.
BRYCE HALLETT is an award-winning independent animator/cartoonist. His cartoons have been
seen in TV shows such as The Red Green Show (CBC/PBS), History Bites (History Television/Comedy
Network), advertisements and music videos. He also serves on the board of directors of the Toronto
Animated Image Society.
CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR DIRECTORS
A GUIDE FOR CREATIVE COLLABORATION
JACQUELINE B. FROST
Through balancing interviews with working ASC cinematographers and the
technical, aesthetic, and historical side of cinematography, this book guides
directors toward a more powerful collaboration with their closest ally, the
cinematographer. Topics include selecting a cinematographer, discussing the
script with the cinematographer, choosing the appropriate visual style for the
film, color palette, various film and HD formats, and postproduction processes
including the digital intermediate.
JACQUELINE B. FROST currently teaches cinematography and advanced film production at California
State University, Fullerton where she is an Associate Professor. In addition to teaching, Jacqueline has
been the cinematographer on numerous short films, independent features, and documentaries.
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THE CREATIVE WARS BETWEEN DIRECTORS & ACTORS
JOHN BADHAM AND CRAIG MODDERNO
What do you do when actors won’t do what you tell them to? Remembering
his own awkwardness and terror as a beginning director working with actors
who always had their own ideas, director John Badham (Saturday Night
Fever, WarGames, Stakeout, The Shield) has a bookload of knowledge to
pass along in this inspired and insightful must-read for directors at all
levels of their craft.
SETTING UP YOUR SCENES
THE INNER WORKINGS OF GREAT FILMS
RICHARD D. PEPPERMAN
Every great filmmaker has films which inspired him
or her to greater and greater heights. Here, for the
first time, is an awe-inspiring guide that takes you into
the inner workings of classic scenes, revealing the as-
pects that make them great and the reasons they have
served as inspirations.
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THE CITIZEN KANE CRASH COURSE IN
CINEMATOGRAPHY
A WILDLY FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF HOW ORSON WELLES
LEARNED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ART OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
IN HALF AN HOUR. OR WAS IT A WEEKEND?
DAVID WORTH
An entertaining “graphic textbook” on the basics of cin-
ematography, but instead of the usual belabored, overly
technical, sleep-inducing variety this one is a real page-turner, as the reader follows the torrid
“what could have happened” story of two legendary filmmakers as they drink and party their way
to creative heights in cinematography.
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FAST, CHEAP & UNDER CONTROL
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE GREATEST LOW-BUDGET MOVIES OF ALL TIME
JOHN GASPARD
Other filmmakers – with as little money, as little time, and just as many pressures
as you’ll be facing – have achieved remarkable feats in low-budget filmmaking. They
overcame the same problems, and some that you could never have imagined. And
now their lessons are available to you, thanks to low-budget guru John Gaspard.
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FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH MOVIE
GIL BETTMAN
The first time director needs all the help he or she can get, especially on the set.
That’s what this book delivers. A tall order for any novice, but Gil Bettman arms you
with the no-nonsense information and strategies to meet these ideals.
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DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS
THE CREATIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN
DIRECTORS, WRITERS, AND ACTORS
MARK TRAVIS
Directing Feature Films takes you through the entire creative process of film-
making — from concept to completion.
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THE WORKING DIRECTOR
HOW TO ARRIVE, THRIVE & SURVIVE
IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR
CHARLES WILKINSON
This book is about one thing: being hired to direct film and television. More to the
point, this book is about how to make that happen and keep it happening.
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MAKING IT BIG IN SHORTS – 2ND EDITION
THE ULTIMATE FILMMAKER’S GUIDE TO SHORT FILMS
KIM ADELMAN
Thanks to increasingly accessible and affordable filmmak-
ing tools, more and more aspiring auteurs are making short
films — many outside of the structured environment of film
school. Prepared to invest their time, money and dreams, these
do-it-yourselfers are eager to learn how to make a short film
and parlay it into a career in the exciting world of media and
entertainment.
This step-by-step guide brings together the artistic and business
sides of filmmaking, containing everything an aspiring short film
director needs to know to successfully make, exhibit, and sell a
short film in today’s marketplace.
This second edition of The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films cer|a|rs e.er 35° rew
material, including new information on funding, the increasingly popular 48-hour filmmaking
challenges, and new media opportunities (iTunes, YouTube, etc.). Generate millions of hits for
your short films and learn how you can make money by tapping into the power of the Internet.
“A practical, down-to-earth, soup-to-nuts manual on getting the most out of the short-film experi-
ence — from succinct tips on all phases of production, to making the most out of the film festival
experience, and beyond. A must-read for any filmmaker who values thorough advice delivered with
energy, humor, and a sincere affection for the medium.”
— Christian Gaines, Director of Festivals,
Withoutabox – a division of IMDb.com
“An essential guide for anybody who wants to make short films, which is great, because I love the
short-film format. It’s the best!”
— Bill Plympton, Oscar-nominated animator:
Guard Dog, I Married a Strange Person, www.plymptoons.com
KIM ADELMAN is the short film correspondent for the acclaimed independent film news service
indieWIRE. She also teaches “Making and Marketing the Short Film” and “Low Budget Filmmaking”
at UCLA Extension and leads filmmaking workshops across the United States, Canada and New
Zealand. Additionally, Adelman coprograms the American Cinematheque’s high-profile Focus on
Female Directors screening series and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks.
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FILM SCHOOL
HOW TO WATCH DVDS AND LEARN
EVERYTHING ABOUT FILMMAKING
RICHARD D. PEPPERMAN
The smartest professors at the top film schools use DVDs to teach all
aspects of filmmaking. But you don’t have to plunk down $40,000 to
sit in their classroom when you have Richard Pepperman’s new book.
This amazing resource cuts to the chase with more than six decades of
films to watch to learn the most vital concepts in filmmaking. The book
is organized by STORY, PLACE, and CHARACTER — utilizing more than 20
topics in the education of actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, production designers,
and screenwriters.
RICHARD D. PEPPERMAN is the author of The Eye Is Quicker, Film Editing: Making A Good Film Better
(page 41) and Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings Of Great Films (page 33). He has taught
at The New School University, Pratt Institute, and Film/Video Arts. He currently teaches at the School
of Visual Arts, where he is an honored recipient of the Distinguished Artist-Teacher Award.
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THE POWER OF FILM
HOWARD SUBER
America’s most distinguished film professor provides the definitive A to
Z course on the intricacies of film. Each entry in this remarkable book,
which represents a lifetime of teaching film, has already inspired and
educated several generations of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers and
writers.
This book examines the patterns and principles that make films popular
and memorable, and will be useful both for those who want to create
films and for those who just want to understand them better.
HOWARD SUBER has taught more than 65 different courses in 40 years at UCLA’s celebrated film
school. He was the founder and director of the university’s program in film history, theory, and criti-
cism; the UCLA Film Archive; and the UCLA Film and Television Producers Program. The recipient of
both a Distinguished Teaching Award and a Life Achievement Award, Suber has been a consultant to
every major film studio, and his former students are currently active throughout the world.
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THE PERFECT PITCH – 2ND EDITION
HOW TO SELL YOURSELF AND YOUR MOVIE IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD
KEN ROTCOP
If you want to sell ANYTHING in the world, including yourself, you’ve got to
learn how to create the Perfect Pitch. A good pitch can mean the difference
between seeing your name on a lucrative studio contract or a rejection form
letter.
This book not only covers every facet of pitching; Rotcop also shares fascinat-
ing stories about plagiarism, how to get an agent, gimmicks to bring to pitch
meetings, how to get a studio job, and what to do if Brad Pitt and Angelina
Jolie want to star in your screenplay.
KEN ROTCOP produces Pitchmart,™ Hollywood’s biggest screenplay pitch event. His screenwriting
workshop was the subject of a feature-length documentary, Talk Fast, which has won various
film festival awards. Most recently STARZ network produced a two-part series on Ken Rotcop,
Pitching Guru.
SELLING YOUR STORY IN 60 SECONDS
THE GUARANTEED WAY TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY
OR NOVEL READ
MICHAEL HAUGE
Best-selling author Michael Hauge reveals how to: Design, Practice, and
Present the 60-Second Pitch, The Cardinal Rule of Pitching, The 10 Key
Components of a Commercial Story, The 8 Steps to a Powerful Pitch, Target-
ing Your Buyers, Securing Opportunities to Pitch, Pitching Templates and
much more, including “The Best Pitch I Ever Heard,” an exclusive collection
from major film executives.

MICHAEL HAUGE is the author of Writing Screenplays That Sell, now in its 30th printing, and has
presented his seminars and lectures to more than 30,000 writers and filmmakers. He has coached
hundreds of screenwriters and producers on their screenplays and pitches, and has consulted on
projects for Warner Brothers, Disney, New Line, CBS, Lifetime, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Kirsten
Dunst, and Morgan Freeman.
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PRODUCING WITH PASSION
MAKING FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
DOROTHY FADIMAN AND TONY LEVELLE
Producing with Passion is not about making Hollywood films or eye candy. It’s
about applying your entire being to the job at hand in making a difference with
your life, your life’s work, and by gathering a group around you to create media
miracles.
DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING 3.0
SCOTT BILLUPS
All the information in this revised up-to-date book comes from copious testing,
and real Hollywood “war stories” from an industry that rewards only one thing —
results. Billups shares his experience gleaned from 35 years of producing results.
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DIGITAL FILMMAKING 101 - 2ND EDITION
AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PRODUCING LOW-BUDGET MOVIES
DALE NEWTON AND JOHN GASPARD
From script to screen, every aspect of low-budget digital feature production is covered
in this updated classic. This second edition provides additional detail on new business
structures for the independent filmmaker, and provides a wealth of information for any-
one who has the passion to bring their cinematic dreams to life.
DIGITAL VIDEO SECRETS
WHAT THE PROS KNOW AND THE MANUALS DON’T TELL YOU
TONY LEVELLE
It’s a fact that manufacturers use the same chips in their low-end cameras as their
expensive cameras. A few simple tricks will make your camera deliver professional
quality images. Sony, Panasonic, and Canon won’t tell you that – but Levelle will.
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SPECIAL EFFECTS
HOW TO CREATE A HOLLYWOOD FILM LOOK ON A HOME STUDIO BUDGET
MICHAEL SLONE
With advances in technology today, almost anyone can make a movie. If you
have the passion, time, and a little money, you can turn your dreams into a
big-screen experience. But you need more than technology alone to create
something that people will want to see. This full color, comprehensive guide
provides the tools to give your movie a Hollywood look — adding visual sizzle
and eye-candy that can make a major difference in your film’s future.
MICHAEL SLONE has been an independent filmmaker for over 12 years and
has worked on small independent movies, as well as being a part of the major motion picture
industry. With experience as a writer, director, cinematographer, and special effects coordinator,
Slone created Studio 7 Productions www.studio7movies.com to help educate and support future
filmmakers.
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GREENSCREEN MADE EASY
KEYING AND COMPOSITING TECHNIQUES
FOR INDIE FILMMAKERS
JEREMY HANKE & MICHELE YAMAZAKI
Tired of finding books about greenscreen techniques that are designed for
weathercasting, infomercials, and other television situations? Greenscreen
Made Easy is designed to bring the necessary skills to you the Indie or
student filmmaker, without all the fluff you don’t need. Rather than chasing
high-end cameras that you will probably never get your hands on, discover
the most popular cameras and setups for Indie filmmakers that will give
you the biggest on screen. Explore how to create and set up your screen,
illuminate the greenscreen cleanly, light your subjects dynamically, and manipulate your camera to
get the best possible production footage.
JEREMY HANKE is the editor-in-chief of MicroFilmmaker Magazine. He founded MicroFilmmaker
Magazine in 2005 to help low-budget filmmakers make better films through traditional means like
tips, articles, training tutorials, and reviews.
MICHELE YAMAZAKI is the VP of Marketing & Web Development Czarina for Toolfarm.com, a value-
added reseller of plug-ins and software. She has demoed plug-ins for Apple, Boris FX, Red Giant,
and other companies at NAB. In addition, she freelances and has spoken and taught at many user
groups, schools, and conferences, including the Chicago Motion Graphics Festival.
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EDITING

THE INVISIBLE CUT
HOW EDITORS MAKE MOVIE MAGIC
BOBBIE O’STEEN
Bobbie Osteen, an award-winning editor, explains the mysterious art of editing by
analyzing the “out” and “in” frames of the actual cuts from America’s greatest
movies including The Graduate, Chinatown, Rear Window, The French Con-
nection, Twelve Angry Men, The Big Chill, Body Heat, A Hard Day’s Night,
and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The author uses interviews and
compelling research about these scenes to further demonstrate what the
editor actually does to make movie magic.
Part One lays out the rules, strategies and techniques as well as the evolu-
tion of editing in movie history. Part Two shows the actual work of master editors by using 248
“frame grabs” — individual frames — from thirteen famous scenes.
BOBBIE O’STEEN is an Emmy
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-nominated film editor who has worked as a story editor and screen-
writer for over thirty years. She is currently writing and editing an independent film and is visiting
film classes across the country to explain the editing process through her book’s use of frame grabs.
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EDITING YOUR FILM OR VIDEO
GAEL CHANDLER
At last, the most complete and definitive book on both the techniques and
principles of film and video editing. This “bible” is a highly focused text for
beginners and experienced editors alike. No matter what gear you use, Gael
Chandler cuts through the clutter and tells you what you need to know to
make your work brilliant.
Learn how the skilled editor turns raw footage into a polished show. Dis-
cover how to edit action, montage, and dialogue and what’s unique to
editing drama, documentary, comedy, news, commercials, music videos,
and other genres.
GAEL CHANDLER has been nominated twice for a Cable Emmy for comedy editing; has edited every
type of genre on every medium – film, tape, and digital; and has trained hundreds of professionals
and students to put their best cut forward. Her new book Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker
and Movie Lover Must Know (page 7) will be published October 2009.
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THE EYE IS QUICKER
FILM EDITING: MAKING A GOOD FILM BETTER
RICHARD D. PEPPERMAN
Did you ever want to know how to apply simple and practical work techniques
to all that film editing theory? Here is an authentic “how-to” guide — adapt-
able to all tools and technologies — to make you a better editor of film or
video.
Pepperman’s vibrant approach uses dozens of terrific sequences from a
wide array of films to teach you how editing can make a good film better.
He defines what is constant in all great work and gives you all the tips
you need to achieve your own greatness.
“To read The Eye is Quicker is to attend a master class.”
— Vincent LoBrutto, Author, Stanley Kubrick: A Biography
RICHARD D. PEPPERMAN is a teacher and thesis advisor at The School of Visual Arts in New York
City. He is the author of Setting Up Your Scenes (page 33) and Film School (page 36).
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FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF EDITING AMERICA’S FAVORITE MOVIES
SAM O’STEEN AS TOLD TO BOBBIE O’STEEN
Eclectic and unpredictable films such as The Graduate, Cool Hand Luke,
Chinatown, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ushered in what many
historians and movie buffs call The Golden Age of Cinema. As diverse as
these films are, they have one thing in common: They were all edited by
one man, Sam O’Steen.
Sam O’Steen was a world-renowned editor whose talent, smarts, and desire
to get the truth out of the film propelled him to an amazing level of success.
He helped shape many of the most influential movies in motion-picture
history. Now he tells you how.
BOBBIE O’STEEN is a writer with a background in story and film editing. As a film editor she received
an Emmy nomination for Best Little Girl in the World. She is also the author of The Invisible Cut
(page 40).
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FILM & VIDEO BUDGETS – 4TH UPDATED EDITION
DEKE SIMON WITH MICHAEL WIESE
BEST SELLER
OVER 40,000 COPIES SOLD!
For almost 20 years, Film & Video Budgets has been the essential hand-
book for both beginning and professional video and filmmakers, because
it shows you what it costs to make a film, line item by line item, backed
up with hands-on advice from the trenches.
This no-nonsense guide tells you how to prepare all kinds of budgets, and
gives actual samples with detailed explanations for indie features, docu-
mentaries, music videos, student projects, plus — new for this 4th Edition — updated and revised
budgets for today’s digital production and post, and new sections on Tape-to-Film Transfer, the
Digital Intermediate, High Definition, and Development and Marketing.
DEKE SIMON is a Hollywood-based writer/producer/director of documentaries and informational
programming for television, home video, and education.
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FILM PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 101
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
DEBORAH S. PATZ
Two books in one, Film Production Management 101 is a detailed insider’s
guide for managing a film or television production, covered from both the
Production Manager’s and the Production Coordinator’s points of view.
Deborah Patz shares secrets and systems, and delivers the nuts and bolts
of the business in 460 pages of must-have knowledge, including over 50
essential forms (also downloadable from the Web).
“... an invaluable and comprehensive guide for production coordinators.”
– Norman Jewison, five-time Academy Award
®
-nominated Director
DEBORAH S. PATZ is a production executive who has been a production manager and coordinator
on award-winning film and television productions around the world.
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SOUND DESIGN
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THE SOUND EFFECTS BIBLE
HOW TO CREATE AND RECORD HOLLYWOOD STYLE SOUND EFFECTS
RIC VIERS
The Sound Effects Bible is a complete guide to recording and editing sound
effects. The book covers topics such as microphone selection, field recorders,
the ABCs of digital audio, understanding Digital Audio Workstations, building
your own Foley stage, designing your own editing studio, and more.
Industry secrets are shared by sound effects veteran Ric Viers (along with
the companion website www.soundeffectsbible.com that offers free sound
samples referenced in the book).
RIC VIERS has worked in the film & television industry for over ten years. His location sound credits
include nearly every major television network, Eminem, Kid Rock, Dateline, Good Morning America,
and many others. His sound design work has been used in major motion pictures, television shows,
radio programs, and video games. In 2007, Viers launched his own label, Blastwave FX, to celebrate
the release of his 100th sound effects library. He is considered to be the world’s largest independent
provider of sound effects with over 100,000 sounds and more than 120 sound effects libraries to
his name.
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SOUND DESIGN
THE EXPRESSIVE POWER OF MUSIC, VOICE,
AND SOUND EFFECTS IN CINEMA
DAVID SONNENSCHEIN
When it comes to crafting a distinctive atmosphere for your film, sound
design is as important as art direction and cinematography, and it can also
be an effective tool in expressing the personalities of your characters.
In addition to introducing basic theory and analyzing specific examples of
sound design in well-known films, this groundbreaking book shows you how
to use music, dialogue, and sound effects to provoke an emotional reaction
from your audience. Interactive, simple exercises nurture your creative ability
to hear and compose the most effective sounds to express the story and then seamlessly integrate
them with all the other cinematic elements.
DAVID SONNENSCHEIN is an award-winning Sound Designer who directs feature films and
teaches vibrational healing and sound design.
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STORYBOARDING 101
A CRASH COURSE IN PROFESSIONAL STORYBOARDING
JAMES FRAIOLI
If you enjoy drawing and like the idea of working in the movie business, this is the
book for you. Storyboarding 101 is written especially for those looking to break into
storyboarding who don’t know where to start. The book gives you clear and concise
information on both the mechanics of the art and the way the business works.
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HITTING YOUR MARK – 2ND EDITION
MAKING A LIFE – AND A LIVING – AS A FILM ACTOR
STEVE CARLSON
Here’s the authoritative book that reveals what it takes to work and be successful on
a real Hollywood set. A veteran of TV and film, Carlson deals with the unique realities
of shooting that are very difficult to come by, yet every actor is expected to know the
first time he or she sets foot on a set.
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THE COMPLETE DVD BOOK
DESIGNING, PRODUCING, AND MARKETING YOUR INDEPENDENT FILM ON DVD
CHRIS GORE AND PAUL J. SALAMOFF
Control the future of your filmmaking career by releasing your own film on DVD. This
step-by-step guide walks you through the most complex aspects of production and
provides detailed information to create a DVD that will sell.
YOU CAN ACT!
A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR ACTORS
D.W. BROWN
You Can Act! is a humorous and inspiring manual for professional actors — a
guide to every detail necessary to act in any role. For the first time, you can find a
wealth of practical tips, diagnostics and reference material an actor needs.
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THE ART OF FILM FUNDING
ALTERNATIVE FINANCING CONCEPTS
CAROLE LEE DEAN
Learn winning techniques to get a “yes” from a woman who writes checks to
independent filmmakers. This book will show you the inside track to funds
from corporations and individuals to produce your films.
Here is the ultimate reference guide for creating the perfect pitch, inspiring
your winning application, finding and connecting with funding organizations,
making a successful “ask,” and landing the money to make your film.
“Packed full of information, juxtaposed with kind words and wisdom from a
woman who has spent her life nurturing filmmakers.”
— Barbara Trent, Academy Award
®
winner, The Panama Deception
CAROLE LEE DEAN runs one of the largest independent film grants in the U.S., where she reads
hundreds of applications a year. Carole created an industry with film short ends and was the
world’s largest tape recycling supplier in NYC, LA, and Chicago. She is the entrepreneurial producer
of over 100 programs.
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BANKROLL
A NEW APPROACH TO FINANCING FEATURE FILMS
TOM MALLOY
Bankroll is the book that all filmmakers have been waiting for. This book
deviates from the traditional business-oriented books that tell you how to
get grants and explain in theory how studio deals work. Bankroll goes into
the precise and practical details of how the author has raised over $10
million in the past four years for a number of feature films. By presenting a
full and winning hand of different techniques, the book provides creative
ideas and motivation that will get you the financing you need to make
your movie happen.
TOM MALLOY most recently wrote, produced, and starred in Love N’ Dancing, a west coast
swing dance film directed by Rob Iscove (She’s All That). Starring opposite Tom are Amy Smart,
Billy Zane, and Betty White. He is also a nationally known motivational speaker for high school
students (www.TomMalloy.com).
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INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEOMAKER’S GUIDE
2ND EDITION
MICHAEL WIESE
BEST SELLER
This classic text has all the principles filmmakers need, from fundraising to market-
ing and distribution. Contents include: writing a business plan; developing your ideas
into concepts, treatments, and scripts; directing, producing, and market research;
distribution markets (theatrical, home video, television, international); financing your
film; how to do presentations and write a prospectus; an appendix filled with film cash
flow projections, sample contracts; valuable contact addresses; and much more!
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THE COMPLETE INDEPENDENT MOVIE
MARKETING HANDBOOK
PROMOTE, DISTRIBUTE & SELL YOUR FILM OR VIDEO
MARK STEVEN BOSKO
If you’re an independent filmmaker looking for information on how to market,
distribute, and find audiences for your movies and videos, you’ll discover it here.
This book is packed with street-smart savvy and real-world examples on how to
promote and sell your productions. This book is a must-have for any indepen-
dent film or video maker looking to seriously launch and sustain a career in the
entertainment industry.
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INDEPENDENT FILM DISTRIBUTION
HOW TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL END RUN AROUND THE BIG GUYS
PHIL HALL
No matter how good your film is, if it doesn’t get distribution, it will never be
seen by anyone! Learn how to break out of the pack and champion your movie
by getting it seen and heard by the biggest audience possible.
This comprehensive insider’s view to the world of independent film distribution
wipes away the prevalent myths surrounding the process and offers a harsh but
useful examination of what is required to get a movie picked up by a distributor.
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THE SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS:
A PILGRIMAGE TO THE ORACLE LAKE
A DOCUMENTARY BY MICHAEL WIESE NARRATION AND MUSIC BY STEVE DANCZ
Join a pilgrimage to the sacred Oracle Lake where Tibet’s current and past Dalai
Lamas and oracles received prophetic visions.
Special features include two 20 minute segments, The Art of Pilgrimage with
Glenn Mullin and A Monk’s Perspective with Khenpo Tashi.
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DOLPHIN ADVENTURES
A FILM BY MICHAEL WIESE AND HARDY JONES
MUSIC BY BASIL POLEDOURIS (BLUE LAGOON, BIG WEDNESDAY)
APPEARANCE BY BUCKMINSTER FULLER
Taking a cue from Aristotle, who said, “dolphins care for man and enjoy his music,”
the filmmakers played an “underwater piano”and for three days interacted with a
school of wild dolphins.
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ON THE EDGE OF A DREAM
MAGIC AND MADNESS IN BALI
A NOVEL BY MICHAEL WIESE
On the legendary island of Bali, two San Francisco artists search for magic and are
lead into supernatural dimensions.
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HARDWARE WARS
COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ERNIE FOSSELIUS PRODUCED BY MICHAEL WIESE
BEST SELLER OVER 140,000 DVDS SOLD!
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