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Making a Winning Short

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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