Making the Magic Happen
by Peter D. Marshall
Everything You Need to Know to Become a Film Director
If you want to know everything there is to know about film and TV directing, then Making the Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall is the book to read. This highly practical book gives you everything you’ll need to know about the craft of filmmaking. The art of filmmaking is then up to you.
The whole process of directing a film or TV series is laid down for you in this book, including the things a director has to do in pre-production, production, and post-production. Everything is presented in the form of very easy-to-follow step-by-step processes.
You’ll find for instance the 15-steps scene breakdown system, which tells you what you have to do in order to know everything there is to know about a scene. You’ll also find the 6 stages of casting actors as well as the 20 qualities directors look for in actors. And these are only two examples of the numerous useful and practical resources you’ll find in this book.
A must read if you are serious about becoming or being a film or TV director and want to setup a whole system to make your job easier and more structured.