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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Peter W. Rea, David K. Irving

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part one

Preproduction

I spent a lot of hours in Grand Central, almost an entire day, getting a sense of the building. That was when I first noticed how the light streams through the windows.

Adam

You have an idea, an outline, a treatment, or a rough draft of a script that you like and are determined to shoot. You are eager to begin production and get out into the field. Assuming that you have secured the appropriate funds, you are now ready to start preproduction. During this phase, you will ready virtually every aspect for the filming process. Decisions made during this time are the most important of the whole production, for they are the foundation on which everything else is built. The producer and director share many of these responsibilities. ...

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