Making Short Films, Third Edition: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0857853868
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Editorial Reviews


"A riveting read, packed with rare anecdotes and expertly chosen examples from across the film world. And by weaving throughout tales from the likes of Cocteau, Buñ uel or Fellini, Clifford Thurlow provides a refreshing and much needed focus to the artistic and creative - as well as the technical - aspects of filmmaking."--Nic Wistreich, development director of "Shooting People" and co-author of "Get Your Film Funded"

"This book is destined to become the 'bible' for anyone who wants to make a short film."
"There are tons of books about making feature films, but most people start of with a short and this definitive book is for them. From the clever guide to writing short scripts to screening shorts on TV and at festivals, the writer takes new filmmakers by the hand and leads them every step of the way. At the connected website I found lists of festivals and short film festivals, and Thurlow writes honestly about the problems and pleasures he had directing a short film according to his own theories. The book is witty, entertaining and informative. And that's what we're looking for."
"Many undergraduate students will find this book useful as it aims to cover the whole process from idea to distribution "Making Short Films" should be an opportunity to develop skills and hone the craft.'"--"The Times" (London)
"It is so easy to make a short film these days there is a strong temptation to do it as soon as the impulse grabs you. For some, such impulsiveness can pay off. For others, a few pointers would help Thurlow passes on his insider tips neatly packaged in simple chapters that will guide the novice over the minefield of filmmaking and inspire them to go out and make movies It's enough to make you feel like the next Spielberg. But why not? Someone has to be. And my guess is it will be someone who starts off reading Making Short Films."
British Film Magazine
"Thurlow brings his personable style to Making Short Films and turns what is effectively a step by step text book into an easily assimilated, fact packed tutorial with all the dynamism and panache of a contemporary novel an essential tool of the trade and indispensable for the embryonic auteur."
State of Art
"Reading almost like a novel, the book weaves together anecdotes and film history to illustrate the filmmaking process, citing example from both classic cinema --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Clifford Thurlow is a writer and independent filmmaker. He co-produced Salvador Dali: A Biography and co-produced and presented The Dali Triangle for Yellowbay Films. The winner of a screenwriting award from EMDA, the European Media Development Award, his screenplay Zeitgeist is in development with Hub Media.

Max Thurlow is a journalist who has written for a number of publications including the Daily Mail and the Independent. He has shot, edited and screened a number of travel and short films.

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00GPIFDA8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Academic; 1st edition (May 25, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 25, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 15214 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 494 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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