Film-making Advice From The Masters
Author: Danny Draven
- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace (January 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1469951460
- ISBN-13: 978-1469951461
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Price: only $9.99
Book Description: This new book features personal and intimate conversations with
leading artists working in the horror genre. Mr. Draven asks all the right questions
and the results are clear and candid answers from each person about their craft.
Learn how Robert Englund likes to be directed, or how Stuart Gordon directs actors,
or Robert Kutzman's fake blood secrets and so much more...
The exclusive interviews include:
- Charles Band (Trancers, Puppet Master, Subspecies)
- Reggie Bannister (Phantasm)
- Nathan Barr (composer for the Hostel films)
- J.R. Bookwalter (The Dead Next Door, Witchouse 2: Blood Coven)
- David DeCoteau (Puppetmaster, Sorority Babes, The Brotherhood series)
- Jim Dooley (Hannibal, When A Stanger Calls)
- Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street)
- Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Stuck)
- Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma and maker of Toxic Avenger)
- Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn, The Rage, Wishmaster)
- John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series, Jason Goes to Hell)
- Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore (Wizard of Gore)
- Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography for The Descent films and Dog Soldiers)
- Debbie Rochon ( actress in over 150 horror films)
- Tom Savini (Creepshow, Dawn of the Dead)
- James Wan (Saw, Insidiuos)
- Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep) and much more...
About the Author
Danny Draven is an award-winning director, producer and writer of horror films
and a member of the PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA. From slashers, to robots,
to vampires, to beds that kill, each one has a unique story behind it. All of Mr. Draven's
work has been distributed worldwide on DVD, the Internet, and Television. He
started out working with genre notables like Full Moon Picture's owner Charles
Band (Puppet Master, Trancers, Subspecies), as well as producing and directing a
movie for Master of Horror Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, Stuck, Edmund). Draven's production company, Darkworld Pictures, finished an excellent 35mm feature called
Ghost Month (2009), a supernatural-thriller in which he produced, wrote and directed.
Another great Horror Film-making
book from Danny Draven!
The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead:
How to Make Your Own
Heart-Racing HORROR Movie
- Author: Danny Draven
- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 1st Edition (January 5, 2010) - A leading publisher of Media Technology books over for 70 years.We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production.
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240812069
- ISBN-13: 978-0240812069
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- US: $39.95
- EUR: 29.95
- GBP: 19.99
- Special Reduced Price: $28.55
- You Save: $11.40 (29%)
- Now you can produce, direct and promote your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning, independent producer/director Danny Draven! From
the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution,
this complete, full-color guide to horror film-making uncovers all the insider secrets
for creating your own successful movie. Sharing his personal film-making experience,
Mr. Draven reveals how to create a spine-tingling horror film from start to finish.
- You’ll not only discover how to craft the story, but also how to master using production techniques, music, lighting and editing to thrill audiences. Straight-from-the-set tips
will help you avoid common film-making pitfalls, and extensive information on
marketing and distribution will show you how to get your film out to the public.
Learn from groundbreaking horror legends including:
- Lloyd Kaufman, Toxic Avenger
- Robert Kurtzman, From Dusk till Dawn
- James Wan, Saw
- Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare of Elm Street films
- Stuart Gordon, Re-Animator
- Tom Savini, Night of the Living Dead
- "Godfather of Gore" Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Charles Band, Trancers
- David DeCoteau, Puppet Master 3
- John D. LeMay, Friday the 13th: The Series
- Debbie Rochon, Tromeo & Juliet
- Reggie Bannister, Phantasm and many more…
Find even more hands-on horror advice and
over an hour of video extras on
the companion web site!
- Behind-the-scenes footage from Ghost Month, Cryptz, Darkwalker & Deathbed
- A collection of independent horror film trailers
- Sample scripts, schedules and agreements
- Classic behind-the-scenes footage from Puppetmaster, Blood Dolls, Dead Hate the Living and more courtesy of Full Moon Features
- Listing of horror film festivals and distributors
The following text refers to the Kindle Edition edition...
*Write, produce, and distribute your own low-budget but high-quality horror film
* Find over an hour of behind-the-scenes video footage and movie trailers
on the companion web site!
* Exclusive interviews with horror legends
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"Danny Draven is the renaissance film dude!"
- Charles Band, Producer of the Puppet Master, Trancers and Subspecies Series
"This publication is a must if you're a struggling Indie Horror film-maker, a
neophyte to the Horror Genre, a professor of film-studies (great insight into the
"making-of") and especially if you are a genuine lover of horror, since you will
really enjoy all the references to obscure films that you have never even heard of!"
- DIABOLIQUE MAGAZINE
"This fantastic book is pure unadulterated brilliance!" - www.HorrorUnlimited.com
"Roger Corman taught me efficiency, Charles Band taught me showmanship,
Fred Olen Ray taught me tenacity, and Danny Draven taught me everything about
post-production!"- David DeCoteau, director of over 80 feature films
"The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is an amazing resource for all aspiring filmmakers in any genre." - FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND
"Danny Draven's book, The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie is a terrific new 'How To' for aspiring indie horror filmmakers. In fact, there's a ton of great information packed inside making it a great go-to reference for anyone involved with indie production, not just horror. If you want to learn how to make a horror movie without enrolling in film school, this book is where your journey should start!"-Todd Debreceni, Makeup Effects Artist/Designer, Author of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen Making and Applying Prosthetics (Focal Press, 2008)
"the reader will find interviews with filmmakers Charles Band, Stuart Gordon, Lloyd Kaufman, David DeCoteau and J.R. Bookwalter...followers of cult cinema will be thrilled to hear these masters of low-budget features discuss the hazards of the industry. The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is filled with tons of valuable information that will not only apply to horror fans, but to filmmakers across all genres working on a smaller budget."
- ZigZag, horrortalk.com
"Set tips and applications from an award-winning director, enhancing his perceptions with interviews with horror legends from Stuart Gordon (of Re-Animator) to Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead). The result is a fine history of horror and pre-production techniques key to putting on a superior production." - CA Bookwatch
"The book covers every step of the filmmaking process (pre-production, production, post-production, and marketing) and is full of the author's experience and advice. There are also several insightful interviews throughout the book where horror icons such as Stuart Gordon, Robert Englund, and Tom Savini, dispense advice to aspiring filmmakers. The book is beautifully laid out and is full of great images. There is also a companion website to the book where you can download examples of forms used in filmmaking and watch multimedia examples of topics discussed in the book. The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead is an amazing resource for all aspiring filmmakers in any genre."
"In 2010, Mr. Draven published his first book entitled The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie. Contained within is a wealth of information about making your own independent movie, including all of the tips, tricks, and money-saving shortcuts that Draven uses on his own films. In addition to his own wisdom, the book contains interviews with some of the most respected figures in independent horror including James Wan, Tom Savini, Lloyd Kaufman, and a foreword
by Full Moon's own Charles Band."- FullMoonHorror.com
Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker or an old pro, Danny Draven’s book will likely show you scenarios to rattle your indie filmmaking bones or cause you to chuckle. No matter what your background, if you’re a lover of the horror genre, or a maker of independent films, you should pick up this book. - Film Monthly