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Preparing for Takeoff: Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker from Focal Press features preproduction tips on scheduling, previsualization, script analysis, location scouting, budgeting, hiring vendors, and clearing permits. It is written by Arthur Vincie, a film and television veteran with over fifteen years of experience as a line producer, producer, and director. Active in the NYC independent production community, Vincie has also done production work for major television networks including NBC, ABC, and BBC America.
Within this softcover book you will find a detailed analysis of the role that both producers and directors play in the preproduction process, along with advice on how to prepare for postproduction and distribution while still in the early stages of making a film. Included in Appendix B are helpful forms to get you started.