Practical Moviemaking

Author: Joe Wallenstein
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488859
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every year, hundreds of American film schools graduate thousands of aspiring filmmakers. Very few of them, however, leave school prepared for the challenges that await or are fortunate enough to secure the financial backing of a major studio. This practical guide provides all necessary information for newcomers to the profession to get a movie made, information often left out of film school curriculums. Topics include finding a project, breaking down a script, creating a production board, casting, budgeting, scouting locations, scheduling, dealing with actors, establishing set protocol, market.

The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook

Author: Barry Andersson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118983505
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production

Author: Michael Hughes
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007179137X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discover how to create professional-quality digital videos--faster than you can say "lights, camera, action" Digital video cameras are everywhere--even on our phones! But cameras don't make great movies; filmmakers do. Written by a seasoned pro with 40 years of teaching experience, Digital Filmmaking for Beginners is your fully illustrated introduction to all technical aspects of digital filmmaking. Featuring clear, concise instruction--accompanied by online video demonstrations--this comprehensive guide covers the best methods and techniques to plan and script projects; set up lighting, microphones, and cameras; and shoot, edit, and apply postproduction effects and other finishing touches. Whether you're an amateur film buff or an aspiring professional videographer, this is the source for everything you need to bring your ideas from the page to the screen. Coverage includes: Best practices to ensure smooth operations in all project phases, from planning to post production Recommendations on selecting and purchasing cameras, filming gear, and the best editing and effects software to fit your budget and needs Advice on planning, shooting, editing, and other technical elements Fully illustrated tutorials on composition, framing, and other visual storytelling techniques Exclusive bonus online content, including finished video demonstrations of key filmmaking techniques and informative articles

The Independent Filmmaker s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors 2d ed

Author: Gabriel Campisi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078646285X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. In order to merge their cinematic vision with a financial source to cover the cost, independent filmmakers must make the leap from the world of imagination and storytelling into the arena of economics and investors. Not surprisingly, finding willing investors can be the most challenging aspect in an aspiring filmmaker's pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Also included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors; lists of various financial sources available to Hollywood productions; and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world case studies of these strategies in action.

What You Don t Learn in Film School

Author: Shane Stanley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781976986468
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Your Complete Guide To (Independent) Filmmaking. An in-depth, no holds barred look at making movies from 'concept to delivery' in today's ever-evolving climate while breaking down the dos and don'ts of (independent) filmmaking. Learn invaluable industry secrets from top to bottom and discover the truth about independent film distribution as the lid is torn off the many myths surrounding sales agents and today's release platforms that are certain to open reader's eyes - and ruffle a few feathers!

The Green Screen Handbook

Author: Jeff Foster
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317673581
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using fabric, portable background panels, and paint; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multi-colored screen composites; directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more. Additionally, this new edition has been updated to include: Coverage of the latest digital camera technologies, lighting gear, and compositing and editing software Advice on using apps for portable devices that will help you light and shoot better green screen Examples and case studies of real-world green screen and compositing projects in film and television productions An extensive companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/foster) featuring downloadadble project files and streaming video tutorials You can’t afford to miss out! The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a one-stop shop for all of your green screen solutions.

Bluescreen Compositing

Author: John Jackman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1578202833
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Video professionals can master the art and technique of blue and greenscreen compositing with this comprehensive how-to course. Detailed tutorials demonstrate the techniques for using each of the major software keyers. Software applications profiled include After Effects and Apple's Shake and other software that operate on Windows or Max OS X.

The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice

Author: Alex N. Sabo
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674003248
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Managed care has radically reshaped health care in the United States, and private long-term psychotherapy is increasingly a thing of the past. The corporatization of mental health care often puts therapists in professional quandaries. How can they do the therapeutic work they were trained to do with clients whom they may barely know, whose care is intruded upon by managed care administrators? Unflinchingly honest, "The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice" offers both compelling stories and practical advice on maintaining one's therapeutic integrity in the managed care era.

Acting in Film

Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476842752
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Making Documentary Films and Videos

Author: Barry Hampe
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805081817
Format: PDF, Docs
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An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get started in the field, an expanded section on researching and developing a project, and updated resources. Original. 15,000 first printing.