Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices: Second Revised Edition

In this revised and updated edition of Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices, Rick Schmidt shows aspiring filmmakers step-by-step how to create a feature film for the price of a used car. Featuring extensive new material on using digital video technology and making the most of Internet resources, Schmidt’s practical, no-nonsense handbook reveals the insider secrets to: — Selecting and writing a story that can be produced on a tight budget– Rallying a filmmaking team through creative contracts– Shooting and editing with an original style– Marketing the finished film and dealing with agents– Making a collaborative featureFully revised and updated to cover the new technology that continues to revolutionize low-budget filmmaking, Schmidt’s guide is as useful and relevant as ever. Complete with checklists, technical information, and sample budgets, this essential guide offers both inspiration and instruction for anyone who has the yen to make a film without breaking the bank.

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3 Responses to Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices: Second Revised Edition

  1. Laura Sherman "Chess Coach" says:

    Thanks to Mr Schmidt we were able to produce a movie! Rick Schmidt’s book “Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices” is a very important book for any new filmmaker to read. He explains how to make a movie without spending a fortune.Mandy Wildman and I formed Wild Heart Films in 1998. We produced our first feature, “In the Open” for only $7,000 using Mr. Schmidt’s techniques. Although it was challenging, it was not impossible! Now we are in pre-production on a film with a higher budget.If you are considering…

  2. Gaines says:

    Time for an update This book is hopelessly outdated (as are my own), so I can’t rate it any higher; but at least this guy is sincere. Some of the other reviewers act as if they expected the keys to the kingdom for under 20 bucks. And L Roc from Chi-town certainly got up on the wrong side of the crab dolly, except, of course, for hyping another book. In an age when you can buy your own production and editing equipment for under $10K, you don’t need the strategies in this book or any other–save your money for tape…

  3. OverTheMoon says:

    Good on setups but a bit technically challanged I would recommend this book on the bases that if you want to get into film making then you should see how this guy went about doing it. It is not a bad book but is a bit technically challanged. For instance the writer has a huge section on building your own editing suite for actually cutting the film by hand. This may be good for some film makers but you will certainly get better results if you meet up with an actual editor who will cut your film for you while you sit by his side.The book…