1. Finance; 2. Script; 3. Breakdowns; 4. Schedule; 5. Budget; 6. Crewing; 7. Location; 8. Art Direction; 9. Casting; 10. Rehearsals; 11. Set Procedures; 12. Camera; 13. Sound; 14. Art; 15. Cast; 16. Pix Postproduction; 17. Sound Postproduction; 18. Laboratory/Online; 19. Distribution; Appendices
David K. Irving is an Associate Professor of the Undergraduate Film and Television Department at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed six feature films, fifteen award-winning short documentaries, three short narrative films, and has written and produced three feature films. Peter Rea is an Associate Professor of the Undergraduate Film and Television Department at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He has been a producer, cinematographer, editor, production manager, and postproduction supervisor on numerous short films, TV movies, and features.
"Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is a practical, accessible and absolutely necessary resource for the aspiring filmmaker; a candid, behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking written by two legendary film school professors."
- Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Director, American Horror Story; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl "From cover to cover, Rea and Irving have done a great job of not only updating their seminal book on producing and directing shorts to reflect today's ever-changing production world, but have also reorganized to reflect a more nimble, independent production system. Their use of quotations from a wide range of filmmakers also keeps the text lively and contemporary." - Larry Engel, DGA, WGAE, Filmmaker and Professor, American University "A thoughtful and comprehensive guide to all aspects of making a short film. I wish a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide like this had existed when I was a film student." - Susan Seidelman, Director, Desperately Seeking Susan; Smithereens; Sex in the City; The Electric Company; Stella