Shoot From The Heart: Successful Filmmaking From A Sundance Rebel by Diane BellShoot From The Heart: Successful Filmmaking From A Sundance Rebel by Diane Bell

Shoot From The Heart: Successful Filmmaking From A Sundance Rebel

byDiane BellForeword byLeah Meryerhoff

Paperback | October 1, 2018

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If you dream of making a movie but don't know where to start or you're afraid that your film will end up being yet another unseen indie, this is the book for you. Based on the real-life experiences of Sundance award-winning screenwriter/director Diane Bell, SHOOT FROM THE HEART will guide you through the process of making an indie film successfully - from writing a stand-out script to raising finance, from getting the most out of your shoot to planning a profitable release. Broken down into sixteen essential steps, this book provides you with a clear, actionable, real-world plan for turning your filmmaking dream into your reality. The method in this book is available to anyone, anywhere. You don't need a ton of money or industry connections, you just need to be willing to do the work of each step. In this book, you'll find ass-kicking inspiration and motivational tips for the long journey filmmaking is, as well as the practical knowledge and insider's information you need to make it happen. SHOOT FROM THE HEART will empower you to trust your creative instincts and leave you with no excuses for not making the best film you can. This guide is the only one you need if you seriously want to stop talking about making movies and actually make a great one.
Diane Bell is a screenwriter and director. Made for less than $150k, her first feature film, OBSELIDIA, premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance, and won two awards. The film went on to win further awards at festivals around the world, and to be nominated for two prestigious Independent Spirit Awards. Her second film, BLEEDING HEA...
Title:Shoot From The Heart: Successful Filmmaking From A Sundance RebelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2018Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615932887

ISBN - 13:9781615932887


Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1) Develop a singular script 2) Set a start date 3) Find a line producer 4) Make a schedule and budget for your movie 5) Write a simple business plan (start planning distribution) 6) Find a DP, editor and key cast 7) Shoot an effective teaser trailer 8) Start an LLC, raise the money 9) Crowdfund: it's essential 10) Recruit your crew 11) Cast your smaller roles 12) Preproduction Essentials - you can't plan too much! 13) Get your movie in the can 14) Postproduction essentials: Editing, music, sound, color 15) Submit to festivals 16) Execute your distribution plan 17) Vive la revolution!

Editorial Reviews

A firm foundation for anyone looking to realize their first independent feature film - Raindance Film Festival