The Digital Filmmaking Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

Since the advent of digital video and desktop editing software, scores of independent producers have become equipped to make their own movies. But because filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer, there's The Digital Filmmaking Handbook. 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. And it covers everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects. Now in its third edition, this best-selling book has been completely updated and revised to include detailed information on a number of important new digital video technologies, including both high-end HD video and the new HDV format, and affordable new digital video standard that lets even low-budget producers work in high-definition video. All of the chapters have been revised to cover the latest hardware, software, and production workflows,, and new exercises offer help with everything from writing to special effects. Whether your goal is an industrial project, a short subject for your Web site, or a feature-length movie for a film festival, this book will help you understand the questions you need to ask, so that you will be prepared to solve the myriad problems that will arise.

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This is one serious guide to digital filmmaking. It brings together virtually all the knowledge and skills you’d need to make a full-fledged indie video. And if your aspirations are less lofty (say you’re creating a training film or trade show presentation), well -- piece of cake.

This new Second Edition hasn’t just been thoroughly updated; it’s also been reorganized to closely reflect professional workflow. Ben Long and Sonja Schenk cover it all: DV technology fundamentals, choosing DV cameras, writing, planning, scheduling, lighting, shooting, sound, post-production workstations, editing, color correction, titling, compositing, output, and a whole lot more.

Never written a script? The authors explain everything from classic Hollywood three-act structure to screenplay formatting and script breakdowns. Never shot anything more than a kid’s birthday party? Read this book and learn the fundamentals of production design, effects planning, camera angles, shot coverage, and composition. Never prepared footage for editing? The authors walk you through logging, timecodes, numbering, adjusting audio levels, even figuring out where that annoying hum is coming from.

You’ll find loads of tutorials, step-by-step checklists, and exercises. You’ll also find an entire DVD full of goodies, including demo versions of Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop for Windows and Mac, 1.5 GB of media and project files, and 100-plus pages of extra content, covering essentials like budgeting, financing, and pitching your story. This is DV complete: just add talent. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Explains how to shoot a movie on digital video and edit it on a computer. Storyboarding, lighting, sound, and software options are discussed. The second edition adds a tutorial that walks through the editing of an entire scene, and moves the chapter on financing to the DVD. The DVD contains demonstration versions of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop for Macintosh and Windows. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584504382
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Charles River Media Digital Filmmaking Series
  • Edition description: 3RD BK&DVD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Long is a San Francisco-based photographer and writer. The author of over a dozen books on digital photography and digital video, he has been a longtime contributor or contributing editor to many magazines and is a Senior Contributing Editor for Macworld magazine. He is the author of two-dozen courses on photography and video production for Lynda.com. His photography clients include 20th Century Fox, Blue Note Records, Global Business Network, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Pickle Family Circus, and Grammy-nominated jazz musicians Don Byron and Dafnis Prieto. He has taught and lectured on photography around the world. In his spare time he dabbles in computer programming and has written Photoshop utilities that have been used by The British Museum, The New York Stock Exchange and the White House.

Sonja Schenk is a director, producer, and writer based in Los Angeles. She directed the comedic feature film "The Olivia Experiment," which will be released in theaters in 2014. She has been an executive producer of several popular television shows including "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," and "High School Reunion." She began her career as a video artist and exhibited early works at the AFI Festival, Artists Space in New York, and New Langton Arts in San Francisco. After completing her MFA at USC in film, she edited documentaries for HBO, the BBC, Channel 4, Canal Plus and FX and also the indie feature "Britney Baby One More Time," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Rotterdam Film Festival, Outfest, Frameline and many others. She is currently developing a second narrative feature film and is also in preproduction on a documentary feature. She is also the author of Digital Non-Linear Desktop Editing and co-author of the earlier editions of The Digital Filmmaking Handbook.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2 WRITING AND SCHEDULING CHAPTER 3 VIDEO TECHNOLOGY BASICS CHAPTER 4 CHOOSING A CAMERA CHAPTER 5 PLANNING YOUR SHOOT CHAPTER 6 LIGHTING CHAPTER 7 THE CAMERA CHAPTER 8 SHOOTING DIGITAL VIDEO CHAPTER 9 PRODUCTION SOUND CHAPTER 10 BUILDING A WORKSTATION CHAPTER 11 NON-LINEAR EDITING SOFTWARE CHAPTER 12 EDITING HARDWARE CHAPTER 13 PREPARING TO EDIT CHAPTER 14 EDITING CHAPTER 15 SOUND EDITING CHAPTER 16 COLOR CORRECTION CHAPTER 17 TITLING AND SIMPLE COMPOSITING CHAPTER 18 ROTOSCOPING AND MORE COMPOSITING CHAPTER 19 OUTPUT ABOUT THE DVD GLOSSARY INDEX

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2011

    These authors do not know anything about digital filmmaking

    I just had the "pleasure" of working on a movie with one of these authors and I was astonished at how little they knew about digital filmmaking. Not even a shotlist. It was pathetic. Don't buy this book, seriously. What amateurs.

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