Girls Make Movies: A Follow-Your-Own-Path Guide for Aspiring Young Filmmakers (Hardcover)

Girls Make Movies: A Follow-Your-Own-Path Guide for Aspiring Young Filmmakers By Mallory O'Meara, Jen Vaughn (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mallory O'Meara, Jen Vaughn (Illustrator)
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Make your own movie from start to finish with this entertaining, practical choose-your-path nonfiction guide to the world of filmmaking, from the critically acclaimed author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon

Girls belong in the world of filmmaking. While we see them acting on-screen, there are also countless women working every single job possible behind the scenes as part of the film's crew. Are you a girl who is interested in film making? Do you wonder how you actually make a movie? Well, this is the book for you.
Girls Make Movies puts you in the driver’s seat as you create a fictitious zombie blockbuster and are guided through each stage of production and learn about the processes, techniques, and people involved in making a Hollywood hit. Luckily, every path through this nonfiction book results in the film being made, but you will be asked to make choices that will affect the outcome of the movie. Will you shoot on location or on a studio lot? Use practical or special effects? Hire a greensperson or a someone to do pyrotechnics? The choices are up to you!

Written by critically acclaimed author Mallory O'Meara and paired with eye-catching, graphic illustrations by popular comic book artist Jen Vaugh, this unique, practical book provides young girls with advice and inspiration while offering a sense of adventure as they learn how to create a movie! 

About the Author

Mallory O’Meara has been working in the film industry since she was twenty-three and is the LA Times bestselling author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick. Her book won the 2019 SCIBA Award for Best Biography and was a SoCal Indie bestseller.

Jen Vaughn is a cartoonist and narrative designer for video games and table-top role-playing games. Her past comics include Goosebumps: Download and Die, Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective, and more. Her narrative design work includes Transformers: Heavy Metal, Plants Vs. Zombies: Heroes, and Nicki Minaj: the Empire, and various titles at Onyx Path Publishing. Every other week, find Jen befriending monsters on the family-friendly podcast, d20 Dames, and running Fiasco games on Roll20s Twitch channel. In her free time, she enjoys creating physical puzzles to befuddle her friends and work on her balcony garden with cat, Hemlock, like a good druid.

Praise For…

“The breadth of information is impressive and will offer readers a greater understanding of and appreciation for the work that goes into filmmaking as well as the skills required for each role . . . future filmmakers will find this a good starting point.”

“This bright, breezy, and informative manual walks young women (or any reader interested in the nuts and bolts of film production) through the tasks involved with making movies . . . enthusiastic and encouraging.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762478989
ISBN-10: 0762478985
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English