The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video / Edition 2

The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video / Edition 2

by Tom Schroeppel, Edward Fiol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0960371818

ISBN-13: 9780960371815

Pub. Date: 06/01/1982

Publisher: Tom Schroeppel


A timeless classic with more than 165,000 copies sold, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video has been chosen by over 700 colleges to teach basic film and video techniques. Written by a working professional, The Bare Bones Camera Course is the most user-friendly book available on the subject of film and video production; it reduces the…  See more details below

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A timeless classic with more than 165,000 copies sold, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video has been chosen by over 700 colleges to teach basic film and video techniques. Written by a working professional, The Bare Bones Camera Course is the most user-friendly book available on the subject of film and video production; it reduces the shooting experience to its essence, making complicated concepts easy to grasp. Using simple clear language and more than 150 illustrations, the book explains:

Exposure
Lenses
Composition
Basic sequence
Crossing the line
Lighting
And much more!

When you finish this book, you will know and understand how to shoot good pictures that will edit together seamlessly in post-production. With added chapters on sound and editing, this new edition of The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video rounds out the education of any filmmaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780960371815
Publisher:
Tom Schroeppel
Publication date:
06/01/1982
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
89

Table of Contents

Author's Note: How We Got to Here ix

Preface xi

1 Basics 1

The Camera-How it Works 1

Exposure 4

Color Temperature 6

Setting Exposure on a Video Camera 8

Setting Exposure on a Film Camera 9

Lenses 13

Depth of Field 19

2 Composition 25

The Camera-A Tool for Selective Vision 25

Use a Tripod 26

Rule of Thirds 27

Balance-Leading Looks 30

Balance-Masses 32

Balance-Colors 33

Angles 36

Frames within the Frame 38

Leading Lines 40

Backgrounds 41

In Search of a Good Composition 44

3 Basic Sequence 47

How a Basic Sequence Works 47

Shooting a Basic Sequence 52

Cutting on the Action 55

Clean Entrance/Clean Exit 56

Some Final Words on Basic Sequences 60

4 Screen Direction 61

Screen Direction and Crossing the Line 61

Using Screen Direction to Solve Shooting Problems 69

5 Camera Moves 73

Making Camera Moves 75

6 Montages 79

7 Lighting 81

Exterior Lighting 81

Interior Lighting 84

Basic Lighting Setup 87

8 Sound 91

Vibrating Bodies Create Spherical Sound Waves 91

Microphones 94

Sound Waves Bounce 103

Record Clean Sound 104

Wild Effects 105

Recording Voices and Presence 106

Voice-Slate and Keep a Sound Log 108

Remember Your Viewers 109

The Best Sound Recording Advice I Can Give You 110

9 Doing It 111

Planning and Shooting a Sequence 111

Shooting Scripts and Storyboards 113

Shooting Out of Sequence 114

Communicating 116

Working in Uncontrolled Situations 116

10 After the Shoot-Editing 119

The Human Eye as Editor 119

Read the Script. Divorce the Director 123

Good Log = Good Edit 124

Paper Edits 125

Establish Your Program's World, Then Re-Establish It 126

Look for Basic Sequences, Then Use Them 128

The Great Underlying Rule of Editing: Make Sure Each New Shot Is Different 129

Pacing-How Fast Things Change 130

Use an Appropriate Editing Style 131

Sound in Editing 133

Background Music 135

Selecting and Cutting Library Music 136

Sound Mixing-Separate Your Tracks 138

Your Last Step: Divorce the Editor 138

Some Final Words 141

Exercises 143

About the Author 160

Index 161

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