Film & Drama - Film Production


  • '66 Frames

    By Gordon Ball

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566890823
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: April 1999
    Independent filmaker chronicles his encounters with Allen Ginsburg, Timothy Leary, Andy Warhol, and others.
  • 'Cut! Print!': The Language and Structure of Filmmaking (A Da Capo paperback)

    By Tony Miller

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306800177
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: May 1976
  • The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers

    By Karl Iglesias

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781440527890
    • Publisher: Adams Media
    • Published: October 2011
    You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest! In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise). You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as: Be Comfortable with Solitude Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities Write Terrible First Drafts Don't Work for Free Write No Matter What This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!
  • 101 Things I Learned in Film School

    By Neil Landau

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446550277
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: May 2010
    This indispensable resource provides essential advice to undergraduates, film school students, screenwriters, directors, producers, and anyone interested in the film industry. Each two-page layout is illustrated and illuminates an important industry topic: Scriptwriting; Financing; Casting; Production; Special Effects; Publicity; Distribution; Copyrights & other legal concerns - using humor, statistics, or real-life examples to drive the point home. B&W illus. 202p.
  • 16-Mm Sound Motion Pictures: A Manual for the Professional and the Amateur

    By William H. Offenhauser

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299324541
    • Publisher: Interscience Publishers, Inc.
    • Published: 1949
  • The 21st-Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

    By Linda Aronson

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781935247036
    • Publisher: Silman-James Press
    • Published: February 2011
    A comprehensive and practical screenwriting manual.
  • 3-D Filmmakers

    By Ray Zone

    Our Price: $37.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810854376
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: April 2005
  • 30-Second Storyteller: The Art and Business of Directing Commericals

    By Thomas Richter

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598632262
    • Published: June 2006
    Richter, a commercial director, explains how to get into the field, using his own experience and some information from other directors he interviewed. He describes what the environment is like, how a commercial is made, creating a reel, getting jobs, putting together a treatment, preparation, preproduction and shooting, working with agencies, editing, expanding into international opportunities, and breaking into film. He does not cover basic directing skills. Throughout the chapters are examples from a real commercial he shot in 2006. A brief annotated list of resources is included. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 3D Cinema: Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences

    By Miriam Ross

    Our Price: $95.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781349478330
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • 3D Storytelling: How Stereoscopic 3D Works and How to Use It

    By Bruce Block

    Our Price: $42.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780240818757
    • Publisher: Focal Press
    • Published: April 2013
    Covering mainly aesthetic but also technical issues, this guide includes interviews with stereographers and a pair of paper 3D glasses to view the color 3D images contained throughout the book. The book's readership includes producers, cinematographers, directors, and designers of 3D stereoscopic films and videos. Block teaches in the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. McNally is a global stereoscopic supervisor at DreamWorks Animation. Focal Press is an imprint of Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 3D TV and 3D Cinema: Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy

    By Bernard Mendiburu

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780240814612
    • Publisher: Focal Press
    • Published: July 2011
    Master the unique technical requirements of shooting 3D stereoscopic images. 3D TV and 3D Cinema defines the concept of a professional 3D camera system and describes what features are required to make a successful unit to keep your production on schedule and on budget. You will learn how to work with the complex hardware and software systems, with a section dedicated to the specific requirements of shooting for 3D cinema. 3D conversions, keying, and CG processes are analyzed, as well as the essential staging, lighting, set dressing, framing, and camera movement techniques. The theoretical knowledge is complemented with real-world examples of 3D TV and cinema productions that are analyzed by crew members or producers.Shooting theory, rig design, and best practices are fully illustratedContributions from top 3D cinematographersCompanion Web site,, with supporting 3D resources
  • 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

    By John W. Cones

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780809326938
    • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
    • Published: March 2008
    Author Cones breaks financing options down into six main areas: gifts and grants, investor financing, domestic government subsidies and tax incentive programs, lender financing, international finance options, and studio or industry financing. Beginning with the forms of financing most likely to be accessible to independent feature film producers, Cones proceeds to other forms that become increasingly available as the producer's career matures. He provides specific, concise information regarding the many possible strategies and lists the distinct pros and cons of each strategy. Cones also counters much of the bad advice being provided by pseudoprofessional film finance consultants and points out scams that may separate unwary film producers from their money. Although the book focuses on financing feature films, much of its information is relevant to the financing of other kinds of projects, such as short films, documentaries, videos, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors.--From publisher description.
  • 500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader: Writing the Screenplay the Reader Will Recommend

    By Jennifer Lerch

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684856407
    • Publisher: Fireside / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: July 1999
    Offers a variety of ways to get one's script past the Hollywood script readers, including screen talk, writing a romance, avoiding common mistakes, and how to get positive coverage
  • Abraham Polonsky: Interviews

    By Andrew Dickos

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781617036606
    • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
    • Published: January 2013
    Abraham Polonsky (1910-1999), screenwriter and filmmaker of the mid-twentieth-century Left, recognized his writerly mission to reveal the aspirations of his characters in a material society structured to undermine their hopes. In the process, he ennobled their struggle. His auspicious beginning in Hollywood reached a zenith with his Oscar-nominated screenplay for Robert Rossen's boxing noir, Body and Soul (1947), and his inaugural film as writer and director, Force of Evil (1948), before he was blacklisted during the McCarthy witch hunt. Polonsky envisioned cinema as a modern artist. His aesthetic appreciation for each technical component of the screen aroused him to create voiceovers of urban cadences--poetic monologues spoken by the city's everyman, embodied by the actor who played his heroes best, John Garfield. His use of David Raksin's score in Force of Evil, against the backdrop of the grandeur of New York City's landscape and the conflict between the brothers Joe and Leo Morse, elevated film noir into classical family tragedy. Like Garfield, Polonsky faced persecution and an aborted career during the blacklist. But unlike Garfield, Polonsky survived to resume his career in Hollywood during the ferment of the late sixties. Then his vision of a changing society found allegorical expression in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, his impressive anti-Western showing the destruction of the Paiute rebel outsider, Willie Boy, and cementing Polonsky as a moral voice in cinema.
  • Acting and Singing with Archetypes (Limelight)

    By Janet B. Rodgers and Frankie Armstrong

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879103682
    • Publisher: Limelight
    • Published: January 2010
    (Limelight). The journeys in Acting and Singing with Archetypes are based on the Voices of the Archetypes and Myths workshops that Frankie Armstrong has conducted throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. Primarily geared toward theatre teachers, directors, and theatre workshop leaders, this groundbreaking, interactive book with an accompanying CD shows actors and singers how to expand their creative choices by taking journeys to find the archetypes within themselves. Archetypes are universal essences that we all recognize: the Mother, the Lover, the Trickster, the Spiritual and Temporal Leader. Each one is not a fully developed character but rather its essence images, forms, voices, bodies and psychological elements around which a performer can organize a portrayal and begin full character development. The first part of the book contains sixteen archetype journeys. Each archetype journey is accompanied by preparatory explorations for the voice, body, and imagination. The CD, sung by Ms. Armstrong, provides songs and examples of vocal ornamentation to prepare and assist the journeyer. The second part of the book contains suggestions on how to apply the discoveries to real acting situations, explaining how to use the archetypes in the creation of multifaceted characters and in classroom explorations such as mask making, improvisation, monologue, scene and song work, and devising theatre.