Forging Film: A Comprehensive Guide to Microbudget FilmmakingOrder the Print Edition | Order the eBook Edition
After twenty-seven years as a writer, five years making films, and two years teaching filmmaking, several things were clear: We were making our living as storytellers... and other people wanted to as well. And none of it would have been possible without our unique filmmaking method -- the Modular Method.
Modular Method (formerly called BFP Method) is way of writing, formatting, shooting, and editing film that streamlines the entire process and makes it accessible to everyone. We've taught Modular Method to actors through the Take 8 Film Festivals and to writers and directors through the Forge Flashpoint Film Festivals. But we wanted to reach individuals and studios outside of Washington State as well as give filmmakers a comprehensive reference book.
Forging Film is a premium 8.5x11-inch trade paperback with more than 200 pages of extensive instruction on filmmaking. But not traditional filmmaking. There are too many independent filmmakers out there who still have to keep their day jobs, and too many film-school graduates who are working outside the industry entirely; traditional filmmaking methods aren't working. Forging Film teaches Modular Method, the proprietary filmmaking approach developed and perfected by Blue Forge Productions and now used by more than twelve studios throughout the United States.
Forging Film covers plot, taglines, writing, formatting, producing, directing, acting, production, editing, foley, scoring and more. Both the print and ebook edition include a passcode so you can download the phenomenal M3 Script Writer software created by Lauren Coe that formats your script into perfect Modular Method and lets you write worry-free. Forging Film also includes the entire script of the feature film The Unspoken and a passcode to download the finished film so you can study it shot by shot and learn Modular Method visually.
Forging Film walks you through every step -- from developing your personal style to camera techniques and shot types and when to use them. Jennifer names the equipment, software, and resources you'll need to make short films for $100 and features for $1000.
BFP began when a nine-year-old girl asked her two moms to make her a television show. It has grown in five short years to be a profitable studio beholden to no corporate interests and fully sustained by viewers all over the world renting and buying their films. With Forging Film, BFP welcomes filmmakers -- brand new and established -- into the world of visual storytelling seen through the lens of the Modular Method. You don't need anything but passion, drive... and Forging Film.
Forging Film is available as both an ebook and a print edition. Both editions are $26.99 and include passcodes for M3 Script Writer (compatible with Windows 7 or greater) and the feature film, The Unspoken. Forging Film ships June 30, 2017. Save on shipping and get access to Forging Film instantly on June 30 by ordering the ebook edition.