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Detour: Hollywood - How To Direct a Microbudget Film

At a Glance

  • Anyone looking to make their own film without studio help
  • Detailed behind-the-scenes of the Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution of Detour
  • Understand the two main ingredients of filmmaking: Subtext and Point of View

In "DETOUR: Hollywood," Dickerson puts the making of his "Underground Hit," Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need to know about making a microbudget film, or a film of any budget for that matter, from the nuts and bolts of directing, to getting your movie made and out into the world, including:

  • The Director as the sole defense for the story
  • Understanding the two main ingredients of filmmaking: Subtext and Point of View
  • Beating out a script
  • The template for creating the perfect Director's Binder
  • Action Verbs: How to adjust performance through severity and mildness
  • Avoiding the trap of style over substance
  • The importance of Theme
  • Detailed behind-the-scenes of the Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution of Detour
  • How the distribution model has changed...for the better

Reviews for "DETOUR: Hollywood":

"This book is the most thorough and complete treatise on the art and craft of directing film for the newcomer who wants to learn directing. It's written in a style that is understandable and interesting which brings clear truth and insights to the reader." -Donn Cambern, editor of "Easy Rider"

"A breezy guide that takes readers inside the sometimes-hair-raising world of do-it-yourself filmmaking, capturing its many frustrations and challenges." -Kirkus Reviews

"Whether you're a cinema buff who wants to try his or her hand at making movies on evenings and weekends, a film school graduate without the first clue of how to break into the industry, or a student preparing for a life working in the movie business, Dickerson's considerable advice and perspective is valuable and unforgettable." -Independent Publisher

Product Details

  • Date available: 04/14/2015
  • Publication date: 04/14/2015
  • Return policy: 30 days

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Meet the Author: William Dickerson

William Dickerson graduated from The College of The Holy Cross with a Bachelor's Degree in English and received his Master of Fine Arts in Directing from The American Film Institute. His debut feature film "Detour," which he wrote and directed, was hailed as an "Underground Hit" by The Village Voice, an "emotional and psychological roller-coaster ride" by The Examiner, and nothing short of "authentic" by The New York Times. He self-released his metafictional satire, "The Mirror," which opened YoFi Fest's inaugural film festival in 2013. He recently completed his third feature film, "Don't Look Back," for MarVista Entertainment. His award-winning work ...

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