Action!: Professor Know-It-All's Illustrated Guide to Film & Video Making

Action!: Professor Know-It-All's Illustrated Guide to Film & Video Making

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by Bill Brown
     
 

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Have you ever wanted to make your own movies? In this easy-to-read and lavishly illustrated volume, you will learn why movies move; how film and video cameras work; how to light and expose your shots to get the best results; how to create eye-pleasing compositions; and how to record crystal clear sounds. It's a do-it-yourself guidebook for film and video makers of

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Have you ever wanted to make your own movies? In this easy-to-read and lavishly illustrated volume, you will learn why movies move; how film and video cameras work; how to light and expose your shots to get the best results; how to create eye-pleasing compositions; and how to record crystal clear sounds. It's a do-it-yourself guidebook for film and video makers of all ages and experience levels.

Editorial Reviews

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"For anyone tired of taking all the wrong shots or just trying to figure things out, this is a great learner’s permit." — Jamais Jochim, Portland Book Review

"Who needs film school when there's a manual simultaneously erudite and approachable, leavened with wit and charm aplenty; a wealth of practical knowledge presented in a concise manner without unnecessary academic obfuscation." — Brent Coughenour, professor of film and video, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"Brown brings the ease and warmth of his movie narration and Dream Whip writings and drawings to the nuts and bolts of working with movie film [...] Bill acts as your generous guide and fellow traveler, keeping things straight forward and practical." — Thomas Comerford, professor of film, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"No one else makes aspect ratios and depth of field more fun to learn. [...] Many of my students read it cover-to-cover even when I only assign one chapter!" — Sabine Gruffat, professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621060307
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
09/26/2012
Series:
DIY Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
976,509
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Bill Brown is a filmmaker, a photographer, and an author who has produced the films Buffalo Common, Confederation Park, Hub City, Mountain State, The Other Side, and Roswell. He is the author of all 14 issues of the zine Dream Whip, and the book Saugus to the Sea. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Action!: Professor Know-It-All's Illustrated Guide to Film & Video Making 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good for adults