Making a Winning Short

How to Write, Direct, Edit, and Produce a Short Film

Edmond Levy

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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 actors, working with the crew, directing the camera, editing, and other aspects of post-production. He devotes a separate chapter to Hi-8 video and gives a list of short-film festivals, both domestic and international.

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Praise for Making a Winning Short

"Levy's book is a complete road map for getting into the TV and movie industry with a calling-card film or video. It is also the perfect guide for someone with a home video camera who wants to tell a story."--Alan Ziegler, Chairman, Writing Program, School of General Studies, Columbia University

"The world of film education has been waiting for this book, which covers so many aspects of making a short--and does it so well. For one who tries to teach the short film, this book arrives like water in the desert."--Jorge Preloran, Professor, UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television

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Edmond Levy

Edmond Levy, three-time nominee and one-time Academy Award winner for short film, teaches short-film writing at Columbia University’s School of General Studies.

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

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
9/9/2014
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ISBN: 9781466880986
ISBN10: 1466880988
308 pages
$7.99
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