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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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62 Taking it to the Screen

Peter Biesterfeld

Figure 62-1

Figure 62-1

Getting your hard work shown on a big screen is a dream of many video producers, but it really can be done. The name of the technique in question: four-walling.

The other day I got an e-mail from a long-ago film student of mine. It was an invitation to the premiere screening of Holy Cow—the sequel to his comedy short about two inept security guards. The viral blurb went like this: “Outfitted with a two-man cow costume and more enthusiasm than brains, the perilous pair stake out a farmer’s field to apprehend a group of elusive cattle-thieves.” A colorful poster attachment announced three ...

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