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|Author||: Sonja Schenk,Ben Long|
Filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer and The Digital Filmmaking Handbook covers everything you need to know, whether you're making a feature-length movie, a series of webisodes, a VR project, or even your first short film. 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. What's New? Web-based distribution has finally cracked open the field and there are really no limits to the type of films you can make--from long-arc television to webisodic content to traditional feature films, it's easier than ever to find an audience for your movie. Virtual Realty is making serious headway into the entertainment industry, so we've added special sections about VR productions throughout the book. The rate of technological innovation in digital filmmaking is astounding: more and better digital cinema cameras, accessible 4K production and post, lots of new lenses, and computer-controlled camera rigging from sliders to robotic jib arms to drones. It's a brave new world out there and we're here to help you navigate it. Digital video has come to mean all things to all people and the types of projects that are being made by indie filmmakers are more varied than ever. So why stop at a single film? Go ahead, you know, Make Your Movies. The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is a top-rated bestseller. It's been in print for 17 years. It offers 600 pages of regularly-updated information on all aspects of filmmaking. (Some people buy this book for the glossary alone.)
|Author||: Ben Long,Sonja Schenk|
|Editor||: Charles River Media|
Looks at the digital filmmaking process, covering such topics as choosing a camera, lighting, sound, editing, color correction, and compositing.
|Author||: Mark Brindle|
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.
|Author||: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus|
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||: Sonja Schenk,Long Ben|
For the first time in full-color, the 7th Edition of The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is a major update. Filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer and The Digital Filmmaking Handbook covers everything you need to know, whether you're making a feature-length movie, a series of webisodes, a VR project, or even your first short film. This one-stop digital filmmaking resource will guide you from your initial idea to getting your project finished. It will show you how to create shots and effects that are rarely associated with low-budget productions. What's New? Web-based distribution has finally cracked open the field and there are really no limits to the type of films you can make. From long-arc television to webisodic content to traditional feature films, it's easier than ever to find an audience for your movie. Virtual reality is making serious headway into the entertainment industry, so we've added special sections about VR productions throughout the book. The rate of technological innovation in digital filmmaking is astounding: more and better digital cinema cameras, accessible 4K (and higher) production and post, lots of new lenses, and computer-controlled camera rigging from sliders to robotic jib arms to drones. It's a brave new world out there and we're here to help you navigate it.Digital video has come to mean all things to all people and the types of projects that are being made by indie filmmakers are more varied than ever. So why stop at a single film? The Digital Filmmaking Handbook is a top-rated bestseller. It's been in print for 21 years. It offers 450 pages of regularly-updated information on all aspects of filmmaking. (Some people buy this book for the glossary alone.)
|Author||: Michael Hughes|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
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
|Author||: Mike Figgis|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
'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.
|Author||: Thomas Ohanian,Natalie Phillips|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
Digital Filmmaking has been called the bible for professional filmmakers in the digital age. It details all of the procedural, creative, and technical aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production within a digital filmmaking environment. It examines the new digital methods and techniques that are redefining the filmmaking process, and how the evolution into digital filmmaking can be used to achieve greater creative flexibility as well as cost and time savings. The second edition includes updates and new information, including four new chapters that examine key topics like digital television and high definition television,making films using digital video, 24 P and universal mastering, and digital film projection. Digital Filmmaking provides a clear overview of the traditional filmmaking process, then goes on to illuminate the ways in which new methods can accomplish old tasks. It explains vital concepts, including digitization, compression, digital compositing, nonlinear editing, and on-set digital production and relates traditional film production and editing processes to those of digital techniques. Various filmmakers discuss their use of digital techniques to enhance the creative process in the "Industry Viewpoints" sections in each chapter .
|Author||: Barry Andersson|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
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.
|Author||: Blain Brown|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
It’s a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists. New equipment, new methods, and new technologies have to be learned and mastered. New roles such as that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), Digital Loader, and Data Manager are integral to today’s motion picture production process. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from esteemed author and filmmaker Blain Brown. The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging covers both the theory and the practice, featuring full-color, in-depth coverage of essential terminology, technology, and industry-standard best-practices. Brown covers new industry-wide production standards such as ASC-CDL and the ACES workflow. Interviews with professional cinematographers and DITs working on Hollywood productions equip you with knowledge that is essential if you want to work in today’s motion picture industry, whether as a cinematographer, DIT, Digital Loader, Data Manager, camera assistant, editor, or VFX artist. Topics include: Digital sensors and cameras The structure of digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video files Exposure techniques for HD and UltraHD Understanding digital color Codecs and file formats The DIT cart Downloading, ingesting, and managing video files Workflow from camera to DIT cart to post Using metadata and timecode The companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/brown) features additional material, including demonstrations and interviews with experienced DITs and cinematographers.
|Author||: Eve Light Honthaner|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
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
|Author||: Sonja Schenk|
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.
|Author||: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary, help jumpstart your career in filmmaking, and watch visual examples and further instruction on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts, and is a staple of any filmmaker's library. * A simple and clear overview of the principles of shooting motion pictures--timeless information that will improve your work * The companion website offers video instruction and examples to bring the book's lessons to life * Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition these books are exactly what the beginning filmmaker needs New to this edition: * A full chapter devoted to lighting * More script coverage, complete with a sample script * Suggested exercises and projects for you to practice your skills * End-of-chapter quizzes to test your grasp of key concepts * New visual examples
|Author||: Tim Grey,Lou Lesko,Michael Britt,Snehal G. Patel|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning Ptr|
Looks at the digital filmmaking process using a DSLR camera, covering such topics as choosing a lense, monitors, sound, formats and codes, file handling, editing, writing a screenplay, and directing.
|Author||: Mark de Valk,Sarah Arnold|
The Film Handbook examines the current state of filmmaking and how film language, technique and aesthetics are being utilised for today’s ‘digital film’ productions. It reflects on how critical analysis’ of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous ‘vision’ will best aid student creativity. The Film Handbook offers practical guidance on a range of traditional and independent ‘guerrilla’ film production methods, from developing script ideas and the logistics of planning the shoot to cinematography, sound and directing practices. Film professionals share advice of their creative and practical experiences shooting both on digital and film forms. The Film Handbook relates theory to the filmmaking process and includes: • documentary, narrative and experimental forms, including deliberations on ‘reading the screen’, genre, mise-en-scène, montage, and sound design • new technologies of film production and independent distribution, digital and multi-film formats utilised for indie filmmakers and professional dramas, sound design and music • the short film form, theories of transgressive and independent ‘guerrilla’ filmmaking, the avant-garde and experimental as a means of creative expression • preparing to work in the film industry, development of specialisms as director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and the presentation of creative work.
|Author||: Mark Sawicki,Juniko Moody|
This book brings fantasy storytelling to a whole new level by providing an in-depth insight into the tools used for virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 cinema and motion capture in order to repurpose them to create a virtual studio for filmmaking. Gone are the long days and months of post before seeing your final product. Composites and CG characters can now be shot together as fast as a live-action show. Using off-the-shelf software and tools, authors Mark Sawicki and Juniko Moody document the set-up and production pipelines of the modern virtual/mocap studio. They reveal the procedures and secrets for making movies in virtual sets. The high-end technology that enabled the creation of films such as The Lord of the Rings, Avatar and The Jungle Book is now accessible for smaller, independent production companies. Do you want your actors to perform inside of an Unreal® Game Engine set and interact with the environment? Do you want to be able to put your live-action camera on a jib or dolly and move effortlessly through both a live-action and virtual space together? Do you want live performers interacting with giants, elves and other creatures manipulated by motion capture in real time? This book discusses all of these scenarios and more, showing readers how to create high-quality virtual content using alternative, cost-effective technology. Tutorials, case studies, and project breakdowns provide essential tips on how to avoid and overcome common pitfalls, making this book an indispensable guide for both beginners to create virtual backlot content and more advanced VFX users wanting to adopt best practices when planning and directing virtual productions with RealityTM software and performance capture equipment such as Qualysis.
|Author||: Neil Philip Sheppard|
The Smartphone Filmmaking HandbookRevealing the secrets of Smartphone movie makingThe Smartphone movie making revolution is here! With the right knowledge and minimal equipment everyone now has the power to make great films with their Smartphone. If you are an aspiring filmmaker, vlogger, journalist, educator, charity worker, student, business professional or individual with a passion to make films with your Smartphone, you will find the information in this book an invaluable resource. You too could be making great movies with the Smartphone you already own and producing award-winning films for minimal cost. Includes 30 chapters with expert knowledge on: The best equipment for your budgetWhich camera and editing apps to chooseLighting, sound and camera techniquesTechnical advice on Smartphone movie makingGuides to all the best video camera and editing appsReviews on the best Smartphone movie making equipmentDigital video concepts The key differences between iPhone, Android and Windows Smartphones for movie making Detailed knowledge on composition, lighting, sound recording, video editing, going live and posting video to the webHow to transfer Smartphone video to a computer Filming for broadcast television and cinema The best social media platforms for videoBudget Smartphone filmmaking kits
|Author||: Genevieve Jolliffe,Chris Jones|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook is easily the most helpful and honest book ever written about what it takes to make an independent movie.