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Making a Winning Short: How to Write, Direct, Edit, and Produce a Short Film

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Making a Winning Short is the first book to give hands-on instruction on how to write, direct, edit, and produce a fictional short in film or video. Edmond Levy guides the beginning filmmaker step-by-step through the stages of making a short: writing the script (from developing the idea to fine-tuning the final draft), launching production, casting, and working with the ac ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published October 15th 1994 by Holt Paperbacks
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Jordan
Jul 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was a great book that was written by a really old guy who grew up before the major era of serious digital filmmaking. Although the book and knowledge was a little dated, the insights he gives into storytelling (which never becomes outdated), how to work with others, what the responsibilities are of different roles in the process, and the technicalities of filmmaking were all very helpful.
Simon Powell
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although the technical information is hopelessly out of date, the insights into the creative process, scripts, characters, working with actors etc are all timeless. Great reading even if, like me, you are not planning to make a film, but see just interested in how it is done.
Kartik
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The great value in this book is the way it goes step by step through the process of creating a short film, while using an example from an actual film the author made. It's wonderful the way he analyzes the choices he made, describing exactly why one thing is better than another and how, little by little, his film takes shape over time.

Also, many of the example films he references are available on you tube. So you can go back and forth between the book and the films. One can gain a great understa
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Tye
Jun 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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This was a good book. It covered idea development, writing, crew, cast, pre and post production.

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Jeremy Hung
Jul 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Limited information on the basics and doesn't go much farther than that. Still good information for the beginning filmmaker.
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