The Filmmaker's Handbook

The Filmmaker’s Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition


Format
Ebook
Price
$18.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101613801
  • 832 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

2008 Edition The authoritative guide to funding, preparing, shooting, lighting, editing, finishing and distributing your film or video

Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of film and video production and used in courses around the world, this indispensable guide to making movies is now updated with the latest advances in high- definition formats. For students and teachers, the professional and the novice filmmaker, this clear and comprehensive handbook remains the reliable reference to all aspects of moviemaking.
  • Techniques for making narrative, documentary, corporate, experimental and feature films.
  • Working with high-definition and standard-definition digital video formats, including DV, HD, and HDV.
  • Extensive coverage of video editing with the latest nonlinear editing systems.
  • Thorough grounding in lenses, lighting, sound recording, and sound editing.
  • The business aspects of financing and producing movies
Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this book will give you the skills you need to take your dreams from script to screen.

Praise

“Seminal.”– New York Times "Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers."-Boston Globe “The bible – updated.”- The Independent "This is an essential book."-Self-Reliant Filmmaking "You need this book. Billed as the authoritative guide to filmmaking from fundraising to distribution, the book achieves this in clear, accessible language using current up-to-date information. It’s easy to see why this has become a standard text in many film schools. A gilt-edged investment for aspiring and beginning filmmakers and it would not be out of place in the libraries of experienced professionals either."-James MacGregor, Netribution.co.uk "This edition of the book is awesome. I don’t know how you managed it. Such a mass of information so expertly organized and so clearly presented! Amazing."-Alfred Guzzetti, Professor, Harvard University “Anyone who is serious about learning the language and techniques of this art, whether amateur or professional, must have this comprehensive reference.”   – Bookviews   “Speaking as a member of the ‘figure it out yourself’ camp, I consider most ‘technical’ reference books to be nothing more than leisure reading. This one is worth its salt. Every page is relevant and fascinating. When I find a chapter that refers to something we’ve done, I realize that every mistake we made was covered, if only we’d thought to read up beforehand.” – Genericfilms.com "I was thrilled to find your book, which is a gem. No matter what corner of the subject I poked into, looking for cogent explanations, the Handbook passed with flying colors. So please accept my admiration, appreciation and thanks."-Pat Jackson, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University; Emmy-winning Supervising Sound Editor
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