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Basics Film-Making 03: Directing Fiction

by Robert Edgar-Hunt

Part of the Basics Film-Making Series

Basics Film-Making 03: Directing Fiction Synopsis

Basics Film-Making introduces the essential aspects of the directorial process, focusing on the requirements of short films while also drawing on classic examples from the world of feature films. It looks at the tricky balancing act of art and business, offering guidelines and basic principles rather than instructions. Divided into the three key stages of the film-making process - pre-production, production and postproduction, the book provides students with a framework to begin directing their own productions. The chapters are interspersed with case studies investigating the working practices of leading professionals such as Robert Rodriguez, and Mike Leigh.

Basics Film-Making 03: Directing Fiction Press Reviews

Excellent, finely produced and illustrated with an intelligent and thoughtful text. No budding film-maker could fail to find something valuable here. Concise and accessible. - Neil Sinyard, Hull University, UK. Consistently engaging Basics series and very accessible. Subjects are modern and insightful. - Phil Organ, Swansea Metropolitan University, UK.

Book Information

ISBN: 9782940411009
Publication date: 1st October 2009
Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt
Publisher: AVA Publishing SA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Film production: technical & background skills,

About Robert Edgar-Hunt

Robert Edgar-Hunt is programme head of Film and TV Production at York St John University. He also practises as a screenwriter and has research interests in creative writing, postmodernism and film directing.

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