Thursday, May 13, 2010

Review: 101 Things I learned in Film School

101 Things I learned in Film School by Neil Landau and Matthew Frederick.

Hardcover: 212 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 20, 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0446550277
How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie?  These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know about the inner-workings of this industry. Whether it's someone who wants to make movies as a full-timecareer, or just someone who is interested in film, this book covers it all.
Neil Landau's credits include writing for and producing for Universal Pictures, Disney, Columbia Pictures, and 20th Century Fox. He's worked on such diverse projects as "Melrose Place,""Doogie Howser MD," MTV's "Undressed," and "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead."  He currently serves as a faculty advisor in the MFA Writing Program at Goddard College and teaches at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. description taken from here.
101 pages, with each page having a new interesting, cool, or important piece of information.  From quotes, to definitions, tips and how to's.  This is a very interesting book and a great book for people interested in the film industry.  I learned a lot from this!
**I received a complementary copy of this book in order to write a real and honest review. I did not get paid for this post. All opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.**

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