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THE CRUX - A SHORT FILM

BEFORE YOU SHOOT: A FILMMAKER'S GUIDE TO VISUAL PREP

AN AUDIO BOOK BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF
Runs 25:00


NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT TO FILMMAKING THAN solid, complete preparation. In this audio CD you will be guided through a simple, organized process of getting you film or video project ready for principle prhotgraphy. Listen as Jeff guides you through these steps to complete prep:
- Read the script
- Write everything down
- Meet your key collaborators
- Compile your reference material
- Hire the best
- Create storyboards and shotlists
- Test everything

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MAKING OF A SHORT FILM: HOW AND WHY WE MADE THE CRUX

AN AUDIO BOOK BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF
Runs 70:00


PRODUCING ANY FILM combines the art of storytelling wiht the craft of production. Join Director Jeffrey Seckendorf and Producer Eric Mofford as they discuss prep, production, post, and distribution of THE CRUX, a seven-minute short film adapted from the Edwin Friedman parable, THE BRIDGE.
- Developing the script and getting the rights
- Pre-production, storyboards, and shotlists
- Casting
- Photography, visual effects, and post
- Festivals and distribution
- Includes the DVD of THE CRUX

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PRODUCTION DESIGN: A FILMMAKER'S GUIDE TO THE ART DEPARTMENT

AN AUDIO BOOK BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF
Runs 43:00


THE VISUAL LOOK OF A FILM UNFOLDS as Edward L. Rubin joins One On One Film Training founder Jeffrey Seckendorf in this exploration of the vision and responsibilities of the Production Designer. Listen as Jeff and Ed discuss:
- What the Production Designer does
- Finding a visual style
- Working with the Director and DP
- The full art department crew
- Props, greens, and special effects
- Clearances and product placement

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FILM AND VIDEO LOCATIONS

AN AUDIO BOOK BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF
Runs 43:00


MANAGING A FILM COMPANY'S LOCATIONS is one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs on a film set. Join One On One Film Training founder Jeffrey Seckendorf and Location Manager Bob Lepucki as they explore the ins and outs of finding, managing, and shooting on locations. Listen as Jeff and Bob discuss:
- What the Location Manager and Locations Department does
- Scouting and securing locations
- Collaborating with the Director, Production Designer, and DP
- Working with neighbors, film commissions, and police
- Negotiating contracts

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TRADITIONAL POST PRODUCTION WORKFLOW

AN AUDIO BOOK BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF
Runs 45:00


THE ADVENT OF DIGITAL POST PRODUCTION makes it more important than ever to plan how you will finish your film project before you begin to shoot. This audio CD will addresses how on-set photography impacts post production. Learn what happens to the film as it goes through the lab, the edit, the visual effects process, then back to the lab for printing and finally, onto the screen. Listen as Jeff takes you through the complete post production process for both film and tape, including workflow to:
- Shoot film, finish on film
- Shoot film, finish on film with a digital intermediate
- Shoot film, finish on tape
- Shoot tape, finish on tape or output to film
- Negotiating contracts

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A FILMMAKER'S GUIDE - THE FULL SERIES OF FIVE AUDIO BOOKS

AN AUDIO BOOK BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF
Runs 3 hours and 45 minutes


THIS IS THE COLLECTION of five audio books, and includes:
- Before You Shoot - A Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Prep
- The Making of a Short Film - How and Why We Made The Crux
- Production Design - A Filmmaker's Guide to the Art Department
- Managing Film and Video Locations
- Post Production Workflow

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THE CRUX - A Short Film

DIRECTED BY JEFFREY SECKENDORF, PRODUCED BY ERIC MOFFORD
Runs 7:00


This is a story about the need to hang on and the right to let go.

A man is taking a quiet stroll across a bridge in the still morning air when he is stopped by a stranger who asks him for a moment's help. The man agrees, instantly finding himself entangled in a life or death relationship with this stranger. The man must then decide whether or not he will accept responsibility for the life he holds in his hands.

Adapted from the short story, "The Bridge," by Edwin H. Friedman, the film offers a thought provoking look at the problems and solutions created by one persons need to hold on to another.

- With Misha Collins, Willie Garson, and Leigh-Allyn Baker

- Directed by Jeffrey Seckendorf, Produced by Eric Mofford

- Executive Produced by Ruthann Marcelle and Judith Barnes

- Written by Jeffrey Seckendorf and Judith Barnes

- Director of Photography Tom Houghton, Production Designer Edward L. Rubin

$39.95 includes shipping.

To purchase the film in an on-line delivery format complete with a series of study questions, click here.
The cost for the program is $75.00.

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