PREFACE

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The first edition of this book laid out the production process, who does what on low- to high-budget films. When it came to working on this revision, I realized a lot has changed. Sure, most of the process itself is still the same, but the parameters have changed, the industry climate has changed, and, because of digital technology, the process has changed. Paperwork can be distributed more quickly through cell phones and email. Special effects can be created in monitors on set, instead of in post-production. People still do what they do, but it is how they do it that has changed.

What’s more, budget levels have changed somewhat. ...

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