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Filmmaking for Change, 2nd edition: Make Films that Transform the World

by: Jon Fitzgerald

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Grab a camera! Make a difference! Whether you are an experienced filmmaker looking to expose social wrongs or someone who has never made a movie but wants to, this is the book for you.
Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film festivals through distribution.
Whether you are looking to produce documentary or narrative projects, this is the resource that will help you get your project made!

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With a degree in Film Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Fitzgerald directed his first film in 1994, and then co-founded the Slamdance Film Festival in 1995 and was the Executive Director for the next two years before becoming the Festival Director at the American Film Institute (1997-99) and then the Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals. In 2003, he formed Right Angle Studios, a consulting firm that provided services to numerous film festivals and indie filmmakers. In 2009, Fitzgerald transitioned back into production, developing socially relevant films (The Back Nine, Dance Of Liberation, The Highest Pass). In 2011, Fitzgerald launched Cinecause.com, an intersection of socially relevant films, celebrities, news, and related causes. The film site provides a filter to quality films, while increasing awareness and donations to related causes around the world.
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Grab a camera! Make a difference! Whether you are an experienced filmmaker looking to expose social wrongs or someone who has never made a movie but wants to, this is the book for you.
Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film festivals through distribution.
Whether you are looking to produce documentary or narrative projects, this is the resource that will help you get your project made!

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ISBN: 978-1615932771
SKU: 1615932771
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publish Date: November 1, 2017
Page Count: 270

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    Filmmakers can broaden their audiences and create powerful learning experiences for hundreds of thousands of students who might not otherwise see a particular film. This book helps to provide resources to film-makers looking to impact both teaching and learning in the classroom.

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    We believe in the power of film to inspire social change. With this book,emerging filmmakers now have a resource to help them develop engaging stories and tools to help activate audiences around the world.

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    Films can have such a profound impact on how we view the world and they can truly create everlasting, positive change. This book will help you create a blueprint for empowering action.

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    I have never seen anyone handle a wider variety of demands with more grace and skill than Jon Fitzgerald. He has earned the respect and support of everyone involved with the film community. This book is a great tool for filmmakers to produce and distribute projects that can make a difference in the world.

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    Filmmaking has become the most powerful weapon in the world, what I call ‘a weapon of mass construction.’ Filmmaking for Change is this new movement’s instruction manual.

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    Covers how to create a documentary from start to finish… important aspects of filmmaking, such as developing ideas, applying narrative structure, production scheduling, marketing, distribution options, film festivals and more. A great book for filmmakers who want to create change.

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    This book reminds us that film schools should concentrate not just on the technique of filmmaking, but the content as well, and how these stories can inspire audiences to take action.

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    Jon Fitzgerald’s Filmmaking for Change is an invaluable guide to making and marketing movies that can make a difference. By critically examining case studies of five different movies and how they were developed, produced, and distributed, Jon has provided great insight into a process that confounds many filmmakers. This is an essential and practical guide for
    filmmakers wanting to make social issue movies.

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    Filmmaking for Change is a marvel, a revelation, and a must-read for film buffs, indie filmmakers, film festival programmers, studio heads, film distributors and screenwriters.

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    As a reviewer of documentary films, I have become passionate about the power they have to inspire much-needed social and individual change and I have become intimate with the challenges documentary filmmakers face in producing and distributing their films. Like a powerful documentary film, I have no doubt Filmmaking for Change will ‘change’ and expand the world of documentary filmmaking—as well as narrative films based on critical issues of our time.

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    It’s hard to say exactly how to make a documentary, due to its unpredictable nature, but Filmmaking for Change manages to give useful tips, as well as touch on the very important aspect that should be focused on from day one: How do I get my film actually seen once it is finished (distribution)? As someone currently filming a documentary, this was exactly the kind of book I was looking for!