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 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
New video technology makes it possible to produce Hollywood-quality features, documentaries, training films, and a variety of other productions at a fraction of the cost of traditional film production. To master these digital tools or production, producers need to understand how to integrate these technologies with the traditional filmmakers' resources. If you are interested in, or are currently producing digital features, documentaries, or training material, everything you need to know about digital hardware, software, scripting, production, postproduction, and editing is included in this comprehensive resource. The book guides novice filmmakers through the entire production process, (covering both Windows and Macintosh platform issues), while helping experienced filmmakers discover how DV differs from what they already know. It's not just about video on your desktop, it's about using your desktop to create productions that can be distributed on the web, home video, broadcast television, projection or video including NTSC, PAL or DTV.
'Now there is no reason to prevent anybody from making a film. The technology exists, the equipment is much cheaper than it was, the post-production facilities are on a laptop computer, the entire equipment to make a film can go in a couple of cases and be carried as hand luggage on a plane.' Mike Figgis In this indispensable guide, leading director Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital filmmaking technology so as to get the very best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. Offering everything that you could wish to know on the subject, this is a handbook that will become an essential back-pocket reference for the digital film enthusiast - whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.
Filmmakers-even beginners-use tools like Premiere Pro to their fullest capacity.Storytelling is the ultimate goal of all filmmakers. As a result, everything you do while editing your film serves this goal. Shot choices, tone, and pacing are all part of the storyteller's palette. As for the editing software, it's just a tool to help you get there. This book was written to help you learn how to use a tool, Adobe Premiere Pro, to edit your film so that you can tell the story you want to tell.
A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition
Author: Steven Ascher
Category: Performing Arts
The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • Digital editing with the latest video editing systems • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web