Making Movies

Making Movies

Making Movies

Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Sidney Lumet
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-09-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307763662


Making Movies On Your Own

Making Movies On Your Own

You see them on the video shelves, with titles such as Domestic Strangers, The Bride of Frank, The Blood Between Us, Strawberry Estates and Sandman. Skeptically, perhaps, you rent one and slip it into the VCR. Hey, you think, this isn't so bad--sometimes actually quite good. Suddenly, you discover that there is a whole range of movies from filmmakers operating outside the studio system that have their own attractions that the big budget fare can't match. You have, of course, discovered the world of independent filmmaking. Intrigued, you begin thinking that maybe you could do this, maybe you could make an independent feature film. In this work, J.R. Bookwalter, Ronnie Cramer, Mike Gingold, Eric Stanze, Steve Ballot, and 20 others tell what it is really like to make an independent feature. Covering such topics as the script, equipment, actors, publicity, distribution, all facets of production, and budgeting, these indie filmmakers give a virtual how-to for those interested in joining them or just learning more about how those interesting titles end up on video store shelves.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Kevin J. Lindenmuth
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 1998-07-01
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 0786405171


Action Making Movies

Action Making Movies

Explores the motion picture industry, revealing facts about how movies are made, technological innovations, and the people who make it all happen.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Sarah Garza
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2013-03-01
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 1433349493


Making Movies

Making Movies

Chad Sparks is a twelve-year-old boy living an ordinary life when a friend shows him a newspaper advertisement. Its words call out to him: Movie Tryouts Boys and girls ages 10 to 15 wanted. Now casting for extras in a new Ninja movie. Chad isn t just obsessed with movies, he loves ninjas in particular, and so he heads to the Oregon community college where the tryouts are being held. To his surprise, he s picked to be in the movie, and he heads to Hollywood where he ll earn $4,000 a week. He experiences every aspect of movie making learning lines, participating in fight scenes, and seeing what goes on behind the scenes. Working with producers, directors, choreographers, cameramen, agents, other actors, and stunt doubles, he makes mistakes but also enjoys triumphs. Nothing can prepare him for a behind-the-scenes plot that could destroy the movie studio. Join Chad as he embarks on an exciting adventure and learns important life lessons in Making Movies. "

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Fiction
Author : Roy Severin
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014
Total Pages : 114 Pages
ISBN : 9781491854624


Action Making Movies 6 Pack

Action Making Movies 6 Pack

Action! It's time to enter the world of movie magic! readers are taken behind the scenes to find out what is needed to make a film. From the director to the actor, the director of photography to the costume designer, children will be fascinated to learn about the various aspects that go into motion pictures. With its vivid images, informational text, and impressive facts, this nonfiction title will have readers engaged through the entire book as they discover amazing facts about their favorite genre--whether it be comedy, drama, action, or horror! This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Sarah Garza
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2012-10-01
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9781433349720


Making Movies Black

Making Movies Black

This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood. It covers the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, examining this period through the prism of popular culture. Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated and helped form America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the war years--marked as it was by the propaganda catchwords brotherhood and tolerance--came movies that defined a new African-American presence both in film and in American society at large. He argues that the war years, more than any previous era, gave African-American activists access to centers of cultural influence and power in both Washington and Hollywood. Among the results were an expanded black imagery on the screen during the war--in combat movies such as Bataan, Crash Dive, and Sahara; musicals such as Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky; and government propaganda films such as The Negro Soldier and Wings for this Man (narrated by Ronald Reagan!). After the war, the ideologies of both black activism and integrationism persisted, resulting in the 'message movie' era of Pinky, Home of the Brave, and No Way Out, a form of racial politics that anticipated the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. Delving into previously inaccessible records of major Hollywood studios, among them Warner Bros., RKO, and 20th Century-Fox, as well as records of the Office of War Information in the National Archives, and records of the NAACP, and interviews with survivors of the era, Cripps reveals the struggle of both lesser known black filmmakers like Carlton Moss and major figures such as Sidney Poitier. More than a narrative history, Making Movies Black reaches beyond the screen itself with sixty photographs, many never before published, which illustrate the mood of the time. Revealing the social impact of the classical Hollywood film, Making Movies Black is the perfect book for those interested in the changing racial climate in post-World War II American life.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Social Science
Author : Thomas Cripps
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1993-05-20
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780195360349


Making Movies In Technicolor

Making Movies In Technicolor

It's hard to imagine the film The Wizard of Oz without the "yellow" brick road or the "ruby" slippers. The memorable and distinctive use of color was made possible by a new technology called Technicolor. The vibrant colors showed that Oz was a very different place from Dorothy's home in Kansas. Learn the technology behind Technicolor along with the history of film with this high-interest informational text! Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds reading skills while engaging students' curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, it features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Lisa Holewa
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2018-10-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781493866984


Making Movies Without Losing Money

Making Movies Without Losing Money

This book is about the practical realities of the film market today and how to make a film while minimizing financial risk. Film is a risky investment and securing that investment is a huge challenge. The best way to get investors is to do everything possible to make the film without losing money. Featuring interviews with film industry veterans - sales agents, producers, distributors, directors, film investors, film authors and accountants - Daniel Harlow explores some of the biggest obstacles to making a commercially successful film and offers best practice advice on making a good film, that will also be a commercial success. The book explores key topics such as smart financing, casting to add value, understanding the film supply chain, the importance of genre, picking the right producer, negotiating pre-sales and much more. By learning how to break even, this book provides invaluable insight into the film industry that will help filmmakers build a real, continuing career. A vital resource for filmmakers serious about sustaining a career in the 21st century film industry.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Daniel Harlow
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-03-09
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 9781000051308


Making Movies Into Art

Making Movies Into Art

Focusing on early cinema's relationship with the pictorial arts, this pioneering study explores how cinema's emergence was grounded in theories of picture composition, craft and arts education – from magic lantern experiments in 1890s New York through to early Hollywood feature films in the 1920s. Challenging received notions that the advent of cinema was a celebration of mechanisation and a radical rejection of nineteenth-century traditions of representation, Kaveh Askari instead emphasises the overlap between craft traditions and modernity in early film. Opening up valuable new perspectives on the history of film as art, Askari links American silent cinema with the practice of teaching the public how to appreciate fine art; charts its entrance into arts education via art schools and university film courses; shows how concepts of artistic production entered films through a material interest in the studio; and examines the way in which Maurice Tourneur and Rex Ingram made early art films by shaping an image of the film director around the idea of the fine artist.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Kaveh Askari
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-07-25
Total Pages : 182 Pages
ISBN : 9781838717032


Making Movies With Orson Welles

Making Movies With Orson Welles

In Making Movies with Orson Welles, Graver recounts the highs and lows of the moviemaking business as he and one of the most important and influential directors of all time struggled to get films produced. The two men collaborated on more than a dozen projects, including F for Fake, Filming Othello, and the still-unreleased The Other Side of the Wind. Their close friendship and creative filmmaking partnership would endure for 15 years, until Welles' death in 1985. Also including a filmography of works and 20 photos from Graver's personal collection, this fascinating memoir recalls what it was like to work with the legendary Welles and offers advice and tales of caution for future filmmakers.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gary Graver
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-10-28
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 9780810882294