The Filmmaker s Handbook

The Filmmaker s Handbook Author Steven Ascher
ISBN-10 9781101613801
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 832
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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2008 Edition The authoritative guide to funding, preparing, shooting, lighting, editing, finishing and distributing your film or video Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of film and video production and used in courses around the world, this indispensable guide to making movies is now updated with the latest advances in high- definition formats. For students and teachers, the professional and the novice filmmaker, this clear and comprehensive handbook remains the reliable reference to all aspects of moviemaking. Techniques for making narrative, documentary, corporate, experimental and feature films. Working with high-definition and standard-definition digital video formats, including DV, HD, and HDV. Extensive coverage of video editing with the latest nonlinear editing systems. Thorough grounding in lenses, lighting, sound recording, and sound editing. The business aspects of financing and producing movies Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this book will give you the skills you need to take your dreams from script to screen.

The Filmmaker s Handbook

The Filmmaker s Handbook Author Steven Ascher
ISBN-10 0452286786
Year 2007
Pages 817
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A fully revised, comprehensive guide offers an in-depth exploration of today's recent technological advances, such as digital age filmmaking, while reviewing a collection of new methods and techniques in relation to various film formats and offering suggestions on the business aspects of financing and producing films. Original.

The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook

The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook Author Barry Andersson
ISBN-10 9781118983515
Year 2015-03-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Learn to shoot professional-quality HD footage with your DSLR Camera The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the expert guide to getting professional movie-making results with an HD video-enabled DSLR camera. Fully updated to reflect the latest technology, this updated edition provides guidance toward best practices and techniques that maximize results. Shooting HD video with a DSLR has many benefits — and also a few tricky drawbacks — but this guide gives you the insight and training you need to overcome these challenges as you learn what to anticipate, how to work around it, and how to fix imperfections in post-production. Award winning independent filmmaker Barry Andersson walks you through the shooting process and shows you what to do before, during, and after filming to ensure high quality results. Most of today's DSLRs have the capacity to shoot HD video. This, combined with incredible low-light capabilities, shallow depth of field, and relatively low price point make these cameras an extremely attractive entry point for would-be independent filmmakers. This book shows you how to exploit your DSLR's capabilities to produce beautiful film, with step-by-step expert instruction. Understand the limitations of DSLR video Learn what to plan for before filming begins Exploit HD capabilities to maximize the film's visuals Produce professional-level, film-quality footage With thorough explanations and expert instruction, The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the training you need to start shooting beautiful HD footage.

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook Author Sonja Shenck
ISBN-10 9781435459120
Year 2012
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FOURTH EDITION is a comprehensive digital filmmaking resource for everyone--from beginners to professionals. This book guides you through the modern digital filmmaking workflow from initial concept to finished project and

The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook

The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook Author Chris Jones
ISBN-10 082647988X
Year 2006
Pages 768
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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This third edition of the UK's best-selling filmmaker's bible, builds upon the most successful features of the previous books. Including illustrations, diagrams, and box-outs, this book comes with a DVD, packed with further interviews with filmmakers, as well as theatrical trailers.

The Filmmaker s Handbook

The Filmmaker s Handbook Author Steven Ascher
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046011121
Year 1999
Pages 614
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A fully revised, comprehensive guide offers an exploration of today's recent technological advances, such as digital age filmmaking, while reviewing a collection of new methods and techniques in relation to various film formats. Original.

Directing

Directing Author Michael Rabiger
ISBN-10 9781136042492
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

The Complete Film Production Handbook

The Complete Film Production Handbook Author Eve Light Honthaner
ISBN-10 9781136053061
Year 2013-09-23
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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This book is for working film/TV professionals and students alike. If you're a line producer, production manager, production supervisor, assistant director or production coordinator--the book has everything you'll need (including all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists) to set up and run a production--from finding a production office to turning over delivery elements. Even if you know what you're doing, you will be thrilled to find everything you need in one place. If you're not already working in film production, but think you'd like to be, read the book -- and then decide. If you choose to pursue this career path, you'll know what to expect, you'll be prepared, and you'll be ten steps ahead of everyone else just starting out. New topics and information in the fourth edition include: * Low-budget independent films, including documentaries and shorts * Information specific to television production and commercials * The industry's commitment to go green and how to do it * Coverage of new travel and shipping regulations * Updated information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, digital production, and new forms throughout

Raindance Producers Lab Lo To No Budget Filmmaking

Raindance Producers  Lab Lo To No Budget Filmmaking Author Elliot Grove
ISBN-10 9781136047053
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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If you're looking for clear-cut information on how to make a film on a minimal budget that is based on tried and tested techniques - look no further. Elliot Grove has worked on hundreds of low-budget productions, teaches Lo-to-No Budget filmmaking courses and runs the Raindance Film Festival (the largest independent film festival in Europe.) His wealth of teaching and filmmaking experience combined with knowledge of the winning formulas that work is the basis of this book. Refreshingly clear, no-nonsense tricks of the trade. The free CD provides all the contracts and material you need to run a production company and make successful low budget movies; how to schedule, budget and break down a script and how to get it shot with what you have, not what you want. This is a must have read for filmmakers serious about making and selling films. Creative and technical expertise coupled with a behind the scenes look at the film industry makes this book an excellent starting point for beginners. For experienced filmmakers there are plenty of practical approaches in here for you to try, from developing CV's, showreels and business plans to information on pitching, raising finance, creating publicity and much much more. Use it as a point of departure or as an everyday reference tool. The accompanying CD-ROM contains sample budgets, publicity plans, trailers and interviews.

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook Author Mark Brindle
ISBN-10 9781780878140
Year 2014-01-09
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Whether you are already a seasoned director or simply a film fan, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film: from the basics of capturing footage and planning a shoot, to the more advanced aspects of editing and post-production. Clear, step-by-step instruction on the technical aspects of filming with HD and DSLR cameras - including the latest advice on equipment, accessories, and software - are set alongside tips on the creative aspects - such as effects, making a storyboard and creating and lighting a set. Packed with tips and tricks to develop both your artistic flair and your technical know-how, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is the ultimate resource for all your filmmaking needs.

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook Author Chris Jones
ISBN-10 9781441147059
Year 2015-10-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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IF YOU'VE NEVER MADE A FILM BEFORE, THIS AMAZING BOOK WILL TELL YOU: * How other young film makers made their first movie and found massive success * How to take your great ideas and turn them into great films * How to build a team to make your movie now * How to harness cheap technology to make expensive looking films * How to avoid hundreds of pitfalls many other film makers will fall into * How to find audiences and even make money from your movie Veterans of the indie film scene, the authors have produced numerous low budget feature films, sold projects to Hollywood studios, come perilously close to an Oscar nomination, and even ended up in prison! They're also the team behind the best selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks series, selling over 100,000 copies around the world and they've taught thousands of emerging film makers the key skills needed to make their own great movies to launch a career. Their offices are at Ealing Studios in London and in Los Angeles.

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook Author Ben Long
ISBN-10 9781584504382
Year 2005-12-01
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Since the advent of digital video and desktop editing software, scores of independent producers have become equipped to make their own movies. But because filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer, there’s The Digital Filmmaking Handbook. This one-stop digital filmmaking resource will guide you from your initial idea to getting your finished project in the can. It will show you how to create shots and effects that are rarely associated with low-budget productions. And it covers everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects. Now in its third edition, this best-selling book has been completely updated and revised to include detailed information on a number of important new digital video technologies, including both high-end HD video and the new HDV format, and affordable new digital video standard that lets even low-budget producers work in high-definition video. All of the chapters have been revised to cover the latest hardware, software, and production workflows,, and new exercises offer help with everything from writing to special effects. Whether your goal is an industrial project, a short subject for your Web site, or a feature-length movie for a film festival, this book will help you understand the questions you need to ask, so that you will be prepared to solve the myriad problems that will arise. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Color Correction Handbook

Color Correction Handbook Author Alexis Van Hurkman
ISBN-10 9780133435559
Year 2013-11-18
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Peachpit Press
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The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program’s built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you’ll learn to: • Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards • Work with log-encoded media and LUTs • Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure • Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots • Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects • Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene’s mood • Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest • Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments • Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.

Filmmaking For Dummies

Filmmaking For Dummies Author Bryan Michael Stoller
ISBN-10 0470446250
Year 2008-11-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.