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.
Part of the perennially best-selling Quercus Digital Photography series, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film, from conception to finished product. Using clear, step-by-step instruction, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook concisely illustrates the technical and creative challenges of digital filmmaking for novices and professionals alike, spanning topics from conception to execution: - Planning a shoot: how to make a storyboard - Set preparation: dressing and lighting a set - Principal photography: filming with HD and DSLR cameras--including the latest advice on equipment, accessories, and software - Advanced editing: software and practices - Post-production: digital effects and Packed with tips and tricks to develop both your creative vision and your technical know-how, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is the ultimate resource for all your filmmaking needs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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
Accompanying DVD contains additional material on writing and budgeting, film footage for use in the tutorials, and demos of editing and effects applications.
Looks at the digital filmmaking process, covering such topics as choosing a camera, lighting, sound, editing, color correction, and compositing.
THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FOURTH EDITION is a comprehensive filmmaking resource for beginners. The book will guide you from your initial concept to your finished project, covering writing, pre-production planning, shooting, how to create professional-level shots and effects, and post-production editing and effects. End-of-chapter exercises and summaries will help you practice and retain everything you are learning. Completely revised to cover all the latest digital video technology and innovations, this fourth edition includes information on HD video, shooting with digital SLR cameras, workflows for direct-to-disc recording, and much more. 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 is a complete resource.
FIFTH EDITION, UPDATED FOR 2020. The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker yourself or are looking for movie gifts, this comprehensive guide to filmmaking is the first step in turning a hobby into a career. 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 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 • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing, and mixing • Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD, and other formats • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on television, streaming services, and online
|Author||: Michael Hughes|
|Publisher||: McGraw Hill Professional|
|Release Date||: 2012-06-22|
|ISBN 10||: 007179137X|
|Pages||: 200 pages|
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 Digital Filmmaking Handbook presents Premiere Pro for Filmmakers, the editing handbook you've been waiting for. Everyone edits video, at least a little bit. But there's a huge difference between trimming a clip for social media and truly making a film, whether it's short, long, or episodic. Filmmakers, even beginners, use editing apps like Premiere Pro to their fullest capacity. Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this book covers everything you need to know to edit your movie and tell the story you want to tell using Adobe Premiere. Premiere Pro for Filmmakers takes you through each step of the post-production process, from easy, entry-level editing tutorials that use footage from real feature films to advanced topics like multicam editing, sound editing, graphics, visual effects, and color. And it doesn't stop there. Since many filmmakers have access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, discussions of related apps are included whenever appropriate--After Effects, Photoshop, Media Encoder, Audition, Bridge, other resources like TypeKit fonts, Adobe Stock, and more. Premiere Pro for Filmmakers is the flagship book in our new, single-topic, companion series, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook Presents. This series picks up where The Digital Filmmaking Handbook leaves off, tackling each topic exclusively, in-depth, and as always, from the perspective of working filmmakers.
'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.
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Learn to shoot professional-quality HD footage with your DSLRCamera The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the expertguide to getting professional movie-making results with an HDvideo-enabled DSLR camera. Fully updated to reflect the latesttechnology, this updated edition provides guidance toward bestpractices and techniques that maximize results. Shooting HD videowith a DSLR has many benefits — and also a few trickydrawbacks — but this guide gives you the insight and trainingyou need to overcome these challenges as you learn what toanticipate, how to work around it, and how to fix imperfections inpost-production. Award winning independent filmmaker BarryAndersson walks you through the shooting process and shows you whatto do before, during, and after filming to ensure high qualityresults. Most of today's DSLRs have the capacity to shoot HD video. This,combined with incredible low-light capabilities, shallow depth offield, and relatively low price point make these cameras anextremely attractive entry point for would-be independentfilmmakers. This book shows you how to exploit your DSLR'scapabilities to produce beautiful film, with step-by-step expertinstruction. 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 DSLRFilmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the training you need tostart shooting beautiful HD footage.