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, this book gives filmmakers the skills to develop unique shorts that are creatively satisfying and can launch careers.
This Second Edition of the best-selling The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films addresses new avenues for short filmmakers, including 48-hour filmmaking challenges, and new media opportunities such as YouTube, iTunes, and the iPhone.
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, www.plymptoons.com
“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 IMDb.com
Kim Adelman 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.