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A Gaffer's Perspective on Independent Filmmaking

Practices, Techniques, and Tricks of the Trade Revealed

by Rick M. Lord

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2011
Pages: 199
ISBN-10: 1612330592
ISBN-13: 9781612330594
Categories: CommunicationTextbooks & Study Guides


In today's digital age, thousands and thousands of independent filmmakers are challenging Hollywood's elite, best-of-the-best film producers. A Gaffer's Perspective on Independent Filmmaking examines why so many first-time independent film productions are doomed to failure before the first day of principal photography ever begins. Learning what dooms a production is only half of the process; teaching successful practices and techniques, while revealing many of the tricks of the trade used by the big productions, is the other half. With examples of actual productions gone awry, combined with "should haves," this book is a "must have" for a successful filmmaking experience.

About the Author

With more than twenty-five years of service in the motion picture industry, Rick Lord has easily earned the titles of gaffer and director of photography. National, regional and local commercials along with feature and independent films make up his extensive resume. He is an accomplished lighting designer for motion picture, TV and photography. An avid commercial/architectural photographer, his work can also be seen in magazines, billboards and websites.