101 Things I Learned in Film School

101 Things I Learned in Film School

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  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • Publication date: 12 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint: Ballantine Books Inc.
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 101 black/white line drawings
  • ISBN10: 1524762008
  • ISBN13: 9781524762001
  • Bestsellers rank: 406,135

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(R) in Film School is an indispensable resource for students, screenwriters, filmmakers, animators, and anyone else interested in the moviemaking profession.