Trifling with Fate: How to Make a Digital Video Feature Film

Michael Bergmann

International award-winning writer-director
Michael Bergmann has written a delightful book that will be of use to anyone making low-budget films. Well-written and full of upbeat and useful advice gleaned from his more than 20 years of experience, this book will help you owrk so that you conserve your most precious resource: your own thoughts and ideas.

For those who are trying to do exactly what is documented in this book: make a low-budget feature film on digital video. This volume also provides a detailed step-by-step guide, including price lists and schedules,
so that the reader can follow along in the making of “Trifling With Fate” as a dry run for her or his own project.

“This is the kind of book we all want everyone we work with to have
already read before they start to work with us.”

—Ann Collins, Editor, Sound and Fury

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$18.95 (paperback)



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About the Author

Michael Bergmann is a screenwriter and film director who began his career directing plays by Shakespeare. His films include Milk and Money, Trifling with Fate, Death by Committee and Tied to a Chair. He has won awards in the U.S.A., Canada and France.

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