Cheap Movie Tricks

An underground filmmaker and screenwriter take you from idea to postproduction and successful screenings with the DIY guide to moviemaking on a budget.

Author: Rickey Bird

Publisher: Mango

ISBN: 1633535436

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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An underground filmmaker and screenwriter take you from idea to postproduction and successful screenings with the DIY guide to moviemaking on a budget. This hilarious and helpful handbook takes you from start to finish, from creating your own low-cost sets to crazy cool zombie and alien props to smart marketing, this SoCal duo tells you everything you need to know.

Cheap Movie Tricks

You'll have us to thank, because Cheap Movie Tricks is less expensive than film school and a lot easier to swallow than that giant budget you don't have. Who can afford that crap anyway? But hold on. There's something you should know ...

Author: Rickey Bird

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633535442

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Want to know how to make a movie on a tight budget? How to make a movie: Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems: • not enough money for crews • over budget and more than likely making the wrong movie • can’t get the attention of an indie studio • should have started with a short film to gain attention Cheap Movie Tricks: Film school numbers aren’t down. They’re increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn inside this book: • how planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow • everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget • tips on how to find locations and not get arrested • shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes • sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry, including puppetry • screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy

Cheap Tricks and Class Acts

While it may fall flat in the dinosaur department , the film certainly tops the list of the decade's Dry Ice Hall of Fame contenders . The picture was produced entirely within the walls of Universal studios , on their largest process ...

Author: John Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786400935

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 404

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Reveals the behind-the-scenes production secrets of the Hollywood films of the 1950s.

The Prince s Gamble Entangled Ignite

I don't buy into cheap movie tricks,” Detective Daly replied with a growly snarl. And this was getting to be just like one of those low budget horror flicks, Peter thought. Put six people together in an old and supposedly haunted ...

Author: Caridad Piñeiro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781622668007

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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The Prince's Gamble by Caridad Piñeiro Guilty as sin... or is he just sinful? Two years ago, FBI agent Kathleen Martinez's investigation into human trafficking in New York was blocked by lawyers, who represented the Ivanov royal family. The delay caused many women to suffer – and one to die. And Kathleen swore that one day, she would make the Ivanovs pay... Now Kathleen has been assigned to an undercover operation to investigate money laundering and possible human trafficking at Atlantic City's newest casino – Russian Nights. And the owner? None other than Prince Alexander Ivanov. He's cold, imperious... and wickedly gorgeous. And as far as Kathleen is concerned, he's her prime suspect. But everywhere she turns, she finds herself fascinated by his contrasting nature – icy cool one moment, then burning hot the next. Worse still, she can't stop herself from fantasizing about his touch. Because what Alexander wants, Alexander gets... and this is one gamble that could cost them both everything!

Love in the Afterlife

Apart from a few cheap horror-movie tricks—a dead boy's eyes suddenly pop open; otherworldly voices and dissonant musical effects rumble up from the bowels of the theater's Dolby system; sudden gusts of wind awaken the hero in the ...

Author: Richard Striner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611478853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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This book is a definitive study of love-death-afterlife movies from the 1920s to the present. Scholars of film will appreciate this contribution to the intellectual history of cinema, and cultural critics will enjoy its presentation of the ways in which democracies can use entertainment to prompt unorthodox speculation in matters of the spirit.

Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint

Cheap tricks If you want to make a movie look more expensive than it actually is , there Shoots are divided into both night and day , and are a few cheap tricks you can employ . Of course , these ' looks ' are not interior and exterior ...

Author: Chris Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826414532

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 333


Central to The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint are flow charts: crystal-clear diagrams detailing every single thing, no matter how small, that needs to be done to make your film. This visual approach to the filmmaking process ensures that new (and established!) filmmakers get an instant overview of each and every discipline. Backing up the diagrams are copious notes - humorous in tone, yet broad and deep in content. Wherever possible, the text is broken apart into box outs, hot tips and sub-diagrams. This book is entertaining, irreverent, and never less than painfully practical. The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint will have its own dedicated website where readers can download the tools, forms, software, and artwork detailed in the book. Jones's latest endeavor is packed with over a decade's worth of experience, know-how, and insider tips. A must-read for every budding filmmaker.


“I don't want you out of my sight. I want you here in Manila, where you belong.” The General is almost moved to tears when Lolita starts crying. Then he wonders if this is another of her cheap movie tricks, this ability to cry at will.

Author: Jessica Hagedorn

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480440203

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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Finalist for the National Book Award and a 2015 Wall Street Journal Book Club selection: An intense portrait of the Philippines in the late 1950s. Dogeaters follows a diverse set of characters through Manila, each exemplifying the country’s sharp distinctions between social classes. Celebrated novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn effortlessly shifts from the capital’s elite to the poorest of the poor. From the country’s president and first lady to an idealist reformer, from actors and radio DJs to prostitutes, seemingly unrelated lives become intertwined.

Black Star over Hollywood

Movie star,” Frank mumbled in disgust. ... Metro spends a hundred and fifty thou on a cheap movie. ... How's tricks?” “Tricks is tricks, y'know, Geno.” “I suppose so.” Vitt was never quite sure of what she meant, but he always heard ...

Author: John W. Ravage

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543426007

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Black Star tells the story of Ted Masters, a burned-out tap dancer and guitarist who leaves the southern black theater circuit (TOBA) and ventures west, eventually finding Sid Grauman (and his famous theater), the mom-and-pop movie producer Nat Levine, as well as Hattie McDaniel, Rex Ingram, Stepin Fetchit, Eddie Rochester Anderson, and a host of other moviemakers who pitch in, attempting to turn Masters into the first black cowboy movie star. A long-lost love appears at the most inopportune time. It is a unique look at African Americans and their struggles in the moviemaking years prior to WWII.

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Wax Museum Movies

Stalin waxwork as “out of place” and a a failed effort to visually convey the overt political shift of the film's villains ... John Johnson, Cheap Tricks and Class Acts: Special Effects, Makeup and Stunts from the Films of the Fantastic ...

Author: George Higham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640112

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 344


Spanning over a century of cinema and comprised of 127 films, this book analyzes the cinematic incarnations of the "uncanniest place on earth"--wax museums. Nothing is as it seems at a wax museum. It is a place of wonder, horror and mystery. Will the figures come to life at night, or are they very much dead with corpses hidden beneath their waxen shells? Is the genius hand that molded them secretly scarred by a terrible tragedy, longing for revenge? Or is it a sinner's sanctum, harboring criminals with countless places to hide in plain sight? This chronological analysis includes essential behind the scenes information in addition to authoritative research comparing the creation of "real" wax figures to the "reel" ones seen onscreen. Publicly accessible or hidden away in a maniac's lair, wax museums have provided the perfect settings for films of all genres to thrillingly play out on the big screen since the dawn of cinema.