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Practical dv filmmaking : a step-by-step guide for beginners

Author: Russell Evans
Publisher: Oxford : Focal, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats

Assuming no prior knowledge in technology or filmmaking, this book demystifies the creative process and makes filmmaking techniques accessible to beginners. It is split into four areas: development,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Evans
ISBN: 0240516575 9780240516578
OCLC Number: 55693380
Notes: "The accompanying CD-ROM contains software to help get you started in DV editing and further information connected with parts of this book, including stuff we had to take out to keep the book reasonably portable."--Page x.
Description: x, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Macintosh and PC.
Contents: 1. An overview of filmmaking: Think big; The filmmaking process; Low-budget filmmaking. 2. Choosing what to make:; Forms and genres; Looking at your preferences; Investigating other filmmakers. 3. Inside video: What is digital technology?; How video works; Choosing a camcorder; Operating a camcorder; Videotape and camcorder safety. 4. Pre-production: Working out a budget; Using the internet to build a team; Working with other people; Script and Structure, Visualising a film, Project 1: In-cam edit. Storyboards and further development, Making a schedule. 5. Production:; General guidelines for shooting; Better looking films, Project 2: Composition. Continuity; Narrative movies, Project 3: Close-up movie. Working in non-narrative, Project 4: Non-narrative. Getting your ideas across, Project 5: Portrait. Sound recording; Lighting, project 6: Shadows and light. 6. Post-production: Basic guide to editing. Project 7: Compressed film. Editing on paper; Starting to work in DV editing; Sound in editing, Project 8: Original sound. Montage, Project 9: Montage sequence. Timecode; Using DVD; Real-time editing; Working with text, Project 10: Text movie. 7. Using the internet: promotion and profile. Film on the internet; Video compression; Shooting for the web; Using broadcasting sites; Building a promotional website. 8. Distributing and promoting your movie: Distribution; Promotion: strategies; Promotion: the press pack; Festivals, competitions and other agencies.; 9. Understanding film: Introduction; Basic debates in film theory; How films work, Types of film. 10. 100 films useful for learning about film. Glossary: terms used in digital video.
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