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Children's LiteratureThis how-to book is organized in appealing boxes and short sections, with lots of color and silly cartoons. The illustrations do an excellent job showing the difference, for example, among scenes that have no light, key light, fill light and backlight. There are tips on everything from planning to technique, using digital cameras to special effects, "the burden of leadership" and "the big show." There are checklists for the director, explanations of movie terms and jargon ("dailies," "it's a wrap"), a short glossary and a thorough index. The intended audience for this book, however, is primarily young people who are accustomed to pushing buttons on a computer to figure out how to play a game—not reading the directions. It is possible that students would glance through the book and become interested in making a video. It is also possible that students could turn to the index for an explanation of concepts or problems like storyboards, shadows and editing. Teachers could also draw on this book for thorough but understandable ways to show and explain some of the key elements of making a good video. 2004, Annick Press, Ages 10 up.