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Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business

Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business (Paperback)

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In Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business, renowned video storyteller Kurt Lancaster offers both students and professionals a practical guide to starting their own video production company and creating cinematic, client-based video content. Utilizing practical know-how along with in-depth analysis and interviews with successful independent production houses like Stillmotion and Zandrak, Lancaster follows the logistics and inspiration of creating production house cinema from the initial client pitch all the way through financing and distribution.

The book includes: * An examination of the cinematic and narrative style and how to create it; * A discussion of the legal procedures and documents necessary for starting and operating a production house; * Advice on crafting a portfolio, reel, and website that both demonstrates your unique style and vision and attracts clients; * A guide to the financial business of running an independent production house, including invoicing, accounting, and taxes-and how much you should charge clients; * Tips for how to better communicate with clients, and how to develop and shape a client's story; * A breakdown of how to select the right gear and equipment for a shoot, on budget; * Cinematic case studies that offer detailed coverage of several short films made for clients.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm production: technical & background skillsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 16/06/2016 ISBN-13: 9780415816199  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kurt Lancaster teaches digital filmmaking at Northern Arizona University. His students have created their own video production houses, worked as producers and cinematographers, as well as earning national and regional award winning films and promotional videos. Kurt is also the author of DSLR Cinema, Cinema Raw, and Video Journalism for the Web. His client list includes the Timpanogos Caves National Monument for the National Park Service; the American Community School in Amman, Jordan; Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School in Tucson, Arizona for the National Institute of Health; the Pedras Mesa Demonstration Ranch in Arizona; Altez Ecofarm at Hasta Gard in Stockholm, Sweden; the Law of the Desert Born graphic novel promo for Louis L'Amour Enterprises, Inc; and the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University, among others. He earned his PhD from NYU.

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