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Producing with Passion: Making Films That Change the World

Producing with Passion: Making Films That Change the World
Your Price: $30.50 CDN
Author: Dorothy Fadiman & Tony Levelle
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 260
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1932907440
ISBN-13: 9781932907445

About the Book:

Making Films That Change the World....

As a documentary filmmaker, you have the means to open people's eyes to injustice, humanity, and new worlds. This courageous book is about making the kind of films that make a difference — to the filmmaker, to the audience, and to the world. Author Dorothy Fadiman has spent a lifetime creating a wide range of films that have impacted audiences, politics, and social thinking around the globe. She shows how you can stay true to your own truth, connect with your passion, and produce with integrity.

Producing with Passion is not about making Hollywood films or eye candy. It’s about applying your entire being to the job at hand in making a difference with your life, your life's work, and by gathering a group around you to create media miracles.

Dorothy Fadiman has spent more than 30 years searching out practical approaches to get her productions funded, finished, and seen — balancing inspiration and commitment with financing, shooting, editing, and promotion. She's the real deal and has much to share with today’s filmmaker who wants to make a difference.

What people say:

"One of the most inspiring and informative books ever written about making films that have an impact on the world…an essential read for the serious documentarist." — Film Festival Today

"Progressive, and yet strategic... reading this book is equal to a Masters Degree in Communications." — Peter Coyote, Actor/Author/Emmy Award–winning narrator

"Indispensable to those interested in documenting their own era or engaging with their own times." — Marsha Kinder, Professor of Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts

"In the television industry, we are deluged with scripts and ideas for programs. What stands out are the few original voices. This book brings together inspiring guidance with practical suggestions for how to discover and develop your own vision so that, as your project evolves, the work remains truly original." — Jeremiah Bosgang, Executive Vice President, Television for SONY BMG Music Entertainment

"Regardless of your budget, this book will guide you through the process of bringing your vision to life." — Kari Ann Morgan, Microfilmmaker Magazine

About the Author:

Dorothy Fadiman has been producing award-winning social change media since 1976. Honors include an Oscar nomination and an Emmy. Subjects focus on social justice and human rights and range from the light of Spirit in every faith to progressive education that honours children's natural knowing to the extraordinary healing journey of a woman with a spinal cord injury.

Tony Levelle is an author who has over thirty years experience in the fields of technology and filmmaking. In the technical field, he has written more than 300 manuals on subjects ranging from the internals of Internet architecture to basic user's guides for high tech products. His film interests include digital technology and storytelling through a range of styles and techniques. He has made short films on many subjects, including family farms, hospice care and the Tatagata tea ceremony.