101 Things I Learned® in Film School, Landau, Neil & Frederick, Matthew

101 Things I Learned® in Film School

Authors: Landau, Neil & Frederick, Matthew
Series: 101 Things I Learned
Publisher: Crown
BISAC/Subject: SEL009000, REF015000, PER004040
ISBN: 9781524762018, Related ISBNs: 1524762008, 1524762016, 9781524762001, 9781524762018
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 216
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An illustrated, accessible introduction to filmmaking from an award-winning Hollywood producer, screenwriter, film school professor, and script consultant to major movie studios

Anyone with a cellphone can shoot video, but creating a memorable feature-length film requires knowledge and mastery of a wide range of skills, including screenwriting, storytelling, directing, visual composition, and production logistics. This book points the aspiring filmmaker down this complex learning path with such critical lessons as:

• how to structure a story and pitch it to a studio
• ways to reveal a story’s unseen aspects, such as backstory and character psychology
• the difference between plot, story, and theme
• why some films drag in Act 2, and what to do about it
• how to visually compose a frame to best tell a story
• how to manage finances, schedules, and the practical demands of production

Written by an award-winning producer, screenwriter, film school professor, and script consultant to major movie studios, 101 Things I Learned® in Film School is an indispensable resource for students, screenwriters, filmmakers, animators, and anyone else interested in the moviemaking profession.

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