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Making It Big In Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker's Guide to Short Films

Making It Big In Shorts, 2nd Edition<br> by Kim Adelman Making It Big In Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker's Guide to Short Films
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Author: Kim Adelman
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 286
Pub. Date: 2009
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1932907580
ISBN-13: 9781932907582

About the Book:

Grab a camera, make a short film. Show it at Sundance; show it on YouTube. There's no limit to what you can achieve by starting small and dreaming big.

In easy-to-follow steps, short-film guru, Kim Adelman, shows you how to achieve your dreams by making that killer short film. Bringing together the artistic and business sides of filmmaking, Making It Big In Shorts gives you the skills to develop unique shorts that are creatively satisfying and can launch careers.

This Second Edition of the best-selling Making It Big In Shorts by Kim Adelman addresses new avenues for short filmmakers, including 48-hour filmmaking challenges, and new media opportunities such as YouTube and the Smart Phone. If you want to make it big in short films, this is the book you need.

What people say:

"Kim is the undisputed queen of the short-film world. No one has a better resume, better relationships, and more passion for this particular art form than she does, and her willingness to share this knowledge, especially the hard-won lessons, is inspiring." — Mark Stolaroff, Producer/Founder, No Budget Film School

"An essential guide for anybody who wants to make short films, which is great, because I love the short-film format. It's the best!" — Bill Plympton, Oscar-nominated Animator: Guard Dog, I Married a Strange Person

"A practical, down-to-earth, soup-to-nuts manual on getting the most out of the short-film experience — from succinct tips on all phases of production, to making the most out of the film festival experience, and beyond. A must-read for any filmmaker who values thorough advice delivered with energy, humor, and a sincere affection for the medium." — Christian Gaines, Director of Festivals, Withoutabox, a division of

"Kim Adelman ... discusses how to make it big in producing short films: a more affordable and accessible format than the feature-length production. Chapters focus on what makes the short filmmaker successful, from how to produce a great film within a budget to creating a press kit that works, and the cons of hiring name actors." — Mid-West Book Review

"Books counseling entertainment biz shortcuts and shorthand are a dime a dozen but tomes with more practicable working knowledge and advice are harder to come by. [Kim Adelman's book] falls into the latter category and does a good job of providing aspirant filmmakers with a solid foundation of material from which to base their attack on Tinseltown. It has tips on thinking and acting like a successful short filmmaker, advice on how to fix and manage your budget and counsel on avoiding common production and postproduction pitfalls." — Jonah Fule, Entertainment Today

"Kim Adelman has not only taught me the nuts and bolts of short filmmaking, more importantly she gave me a strong sense of empowerment." — Lexi Alexander, Director: Academy Award nominated live action short Johnny Flynton

"The definitive guide to everything any short filmmaker needs know. If this book had been around when I made my film, I would have slept a lot better." — Noah Edelson, Director: 78 (Sundance Film Festival)

"Kim Adelman has a breadth of knowledge that is unmatched in short film production." — Megan O'Neill, Director of Acquisitions, Atomfilms

"Kim Adelman knows her stuff. A much needed guide to the underground world of short films." David Birdsell, Director: Bad Animals (Official Selection, Intl. Critics Week, Cannes)

About the Author:

Kim Adelman has produced 19 short films that played at over 150 film festivals, worldwide, and won 30+ awards. She currently is the short-film correspondent for the acclaimed independent film news service indieWIRE. Additionally, Adelman teaches 'Making and Marketing the Short Film' and 'Low Budget Filmmaking' at UCLA Extension, and leads filmmaking workshops across the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.