The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Film Making by Chris JonesThe Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Film Making by Chris Jones

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Film Making

byChris Jones, Genevieve Jolliffe, Andrew Zinnes

Paperback | March 18, 2010

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IF YOU'VE NEVER MADE A FILM BEFORE, THIS AMAZING BOOK WILL TELL YOU:

* How other young film makers made their first movie and found massive success
* How to take your great ideas and turn them into great films
* How to build a team to make your movie now
* How to harness cheap technology to make expensive looking films
* How to avoid hundreds of pitfalls many other film makers will fall into
* How to find audiences and even make money from your movie

Veterans of the indie film scene, the authors have produced numerous low budget feature films, sold projects to Hollywood studios, come perilously close to an Oscar nomination, and even ended up in prison! They're also the team behind the best selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks series, selling over 100,000 copies around the world and they've taught thousands of emerging film makers the key skills needed to make their own great movies to launch a career. Their offices are at Ealing Studios in London and in Los Angeles.

Title:The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Film MakingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6 × 4 × 0.8 inPublished:March 18, 2010Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441180788

ISBN - 13:9781441180780

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE SETUP - Meet The Guerilla Film Makers
What do you really need?
Being the best on the cheap
PPP - A strategy for success
Goals to set now
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM OUR FRIENDS

CHAPTER ONE: SCREENPLAY
WRITING A FEATURE FILM - BLAKE SNYDER
What makes a great story?
Writing dialogue
WRITING FOR LOW BUDGETS - GENEVIEVE JOLLIFFE
Writing low budget
What is a genre script?
Short or feature?
SCRIPT DOCTOR - JULIE GRAY
Script editing
Writing narration
JAWS and the classic 3 act structure
WRITING A SHORT FILM - CHRIS JONES
External versus internal
Documentary story basics
Screenplay formatters

CHAPTER TWO: PLANNING
PRODUCING FOR LOW BUDGETS - GENEVIEVE JOLLIFFE
Form a company
FUNDING - CHRIS JONES
The problem with deferred fees
Keeping investors happy
Crewing up - how big is your crew?
DOING DEALS - IVAN CLEMENTS
Doing deals
eFail - How to make enemies and alienate people
P.A. - JUDY GOLDBERG
CASTING - TERRY TOCANTINS & JJ MAYES
Casting and actors
Building relationships
LOCATIONS - KATHY MCCURDY
Location, location, location
How long will it take?
Rewrite for the shoot
INSURANCE - PAUL CABLE
Fiscal sponsorship
The business plan

CHAPTER THREE: PRODUCTION
CAMERA - PHILIP BLOOM
Buying a camera
Depth of field
Shooting HD DSLR basic kit
SOUND - ADRIAN BELL
Sound gear
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - NICOLAS HARVARD
Script timing
Coverage tips
Script visualisation
PRODUCTION DESIGN - MELANIE LIGHT
Building a set
Prop problems
COSTUME - SHANNA KNECHT
Costume tips
Story days
MAKE-UP - KAT BARDOT
Micro budget make-up
Make-up tips
STUNTS AND FX - NILS STEWART
Stunts
Stunts on no money
Practical effects
WORKING WITH ACTORS - JAN DUNN
Blocking a scene
Casting experience
What to negotiate
PRODUCER'S OVERVIEW - CHRIS JONES
Catering

CHAPTER FOUR: POST-PRODUCTION
EDITOR - EDDIE HAMILTON
The marathon begins
The editor's job
Editing tips
Pickups and reshoots
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION - BERNARD O'REILLY
Track laying at home
Sound elements
Recording foley at home
MUSIC - JERMAINE STEGALL
Spotting and timing
Temp music
Music rights
Online music
DOCUMENTARY EDIT - AMAYA CERVINO
Editing docs
POST, THE PRODUCER'S OVERVIEW - CHRIS JONES
Kit and setup for post

CHAPTER FIVE: FESTIVALS AND SALES
FESTIVAL ORGANISER - PATRICK SCHWIESS
Festival bliss
Which festivals?
Our favourite festivals
FESTIVAL VETERAN - SUSAN COHEN
Stuff you will need for a festival push
Don't forget your toothbrush!
Q&A at festivals
MARKETING - SHERI CANDLER
Start marketing early
Publicity tips
Handling interviews
SALES AGENT - JULIAN RICHARDS
Why not sell yourself?
Sales agents tips
10 things to spot in a contract
Delivering the micro budget film
What is all that stuff?
DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION - DAVID WILKINSON
Distribution pointers
DVD sales from home
SHORT FILM SALES - LINDA 'O' OLSZEWSKI
Shorts - what are they worth?
Delivering the short
BEYOND TRADITIONAL DISTRIBUTION - JON REISS
WHAT NEXT? - CHRIS JONES
Coming to Hollywood

CHAPTER SIX: CASE STUDIES
COLIN - MARC PRICE
INK - JAMIN & KIOWA WINANS
TEN DEAD MEN - ROSS BOYASK
TREEVENGE - JASON EISENER & ROB COTTERILL
THE BLACK HOLE - PHIL SANSOM & OLLY WILLIAMS
DEAD WOOD - DAVID BRYANT& SEBASTIAN SMITH
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - OREN PELI
GONE FISHING - CHRIS JONES
FROM SHORT TO FEATURE - JONATHAN NEWMAN

INDEX

Editorial Reviews

Article about the complete Guerilla brand and its authors in The Oxford Times blog, 5th May 2010.¿