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Fast, Cheap, and Under Control: Lessons from the Greatest Low-Budget Movies of All Time [Paperback]

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Learn the tricks and pitfalls of low-budget filmmaking from 33 successful indepent films and the filmmakers who created them. This is the most important book an independent writer/director/producer may ever read. Includes never before published interviews with low-budget mavericks such as Steven Soderbergh, Roger Corman, Jon Favreau, Henry Jaglom, and many more.



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Pages   281
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2006
Publisher   Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN  1932907157  
ISBN13  9781932907155  


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One of the best!  Nov 10, 2006
I try to read only filmmaking books that actually have real world advice and this one does. Simple, to the point and still very interesting. A great read that lays out the nuts and bolts of the best way to approach the low budget filmmaking world. Inspiring as well!
 
Waste no time. Get it under Control!  Nov 10, 2006
All film makers have eyes that are bigger than their budgets. That's OK for Spielberg and Scorcese, but Credit Card Filmmakers need this guide to rein in their appetites and make films that don't run away from them.
This simple and sensible book injects reality into the process and helps any filmmaker prevent their film from becoming a money pit. Lessons like those in this book are cheap at ten times the price.
 
An outstanding recommendation and a 'must' for any serious film library holding  Oct 15, 2006
John Gaspard's FAST CHEAP & UNDER CONTROL tells how to stretch production dollars, handle tight budget constraints, and get the most from personnel and props to create a memorable film production. Lessons from low-budget mavericks serve as foundations for duplicating success, with descriptions covering everything from dealing with written scripts and hidden improvisation potentials to previewing results and achieving memorable films even when poor. An outstanding recommendation and a 'must' for any serious film library holding, promising lasting lending value.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
 
Inspirational  Sep 20, 2006
Just when you think it can't be done, John Gaspard comes along and proves you wrong. All of us scared, penniless, aspiring filmmakers can take comfort in the knowledge that all those household names who came before us started out scared and penniless too. With a breezy, unpretentious style, Gaspard introduces us to an array of shoestring auteurs recounting their experiences on the fringes of Hollywood. It's like an all-night gab fest hosted by your favorite college professor.
 
Cheap Chic  Sep 6, 2006
How low-budget can you go?

Pretty low, or so you'll discover in FAST CHEAP & UNDER CONTROL. You'll also learn how some very good films were made on a shoestring. For everyone who wants to make art without breaking the bank, John Gasper's book is worth every penny.
 

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