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Wishing I read this before I spent thousands on my short film! It's a complete guide!
on October 6, 2013
I wish I could go back in time to have read this before I made my first short film years ago. Now as a filmmaking instructor, I save my students the troubles I went through by giving them Kim Adelman's book. It's written concisely, conversationally and in a humorous way that appeals to its reader. And, it's quite the easy read whether you're devoting `study time' to making a short ahead of time or whether you're in the throes of a current project. Knowing the limited time (and attention span) of her audience, Kim also offers up bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter as a way to also speed read through the book and still receive key takeaways that will save you money by saving you time and a better ability to make key decisions about your short film production from step one. I HIGHLY recommend. And, I currently REQUIRE my students to read it who want to make short films. - Kathy Cabrera, UCLA MFA Screenwriting Graduate & Instructor, Atlanta Film Festival