Extreme DV at Used-Car Prices: How to Write, Direct, Shoot, Edit, and Produce a Digital Video Feature for LessThan $3,000 [NOOK Book]


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Extreme DV at Used-Car Prices: How to Write, Direct, Shoot, Edit, and Produce a Digital Video Feature for LessThan $3,000

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440626524
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/27/2004
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rick Schmidt has spent more than thirty years writing, directing, and producing critically acclaimed low-budget feature films, many of which have premiered at major film festivals around the world.
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Table of Contents

Foreword : "the path of the artist"
1 No concept/no premise mini-DV moviemaking 1
Three mini-DV case studies : shooting three features in three months 2
DV features 1 : twenty-three collaborators create a DV feature in nineteen days 3
DV feature 2 : the Port Townsend feature workshop, August 2002 25
DV feature 3 : Figueira da Foz International, Portugal 34
Budget for three DV features : $215 of mini-DV stock 39
2 You shoot the works : taking your DV project from script to preproduction 42
Selecting a viable concept for your DV feature 43
Scripting (or not ...) 49
The improv script 50
How to write specifically for DV 52
Scripting software that helps 54
Shopping your script and building a moviemaking team 59
Funding based on script 60
DV shooting script 61
Locking in : finalizing the movie script and concept 66
Committing to a shooting schedule 68
Paperwork 70
The contract 74
People work 78
Paid advertising to make it real 80
Investor presentations 81
Managing family and friends 82
3 Selecting your DV camera, sound gear, and incidentals 84
Budgeting DV equipment for a $3,000 total 84
Renting or buying a DV camera 86
Camera equipment overview : going into debt for art? 92
The best DV camera for you 92
Going Pro-DVCAM 101
Camera incidentals 105
Sound gear : matching inputs to your DV camera 110
Lighting for DV 114
The shooting schedule 117
4 Directing actors 131
Directing actors with a hand-held camera 133
Standard directing techniques 134
Full-partner actors 137
Shooting for cuts and continuity 138
Directing with the freeze technique 139
Remembering to shoot cutaways 140
Working with a crew 141
Maintaining the pace of the shoot and a sense of purpose 141
Changing directions : letting the movie "make you"! 142
Day one on the set of a DV feature 143
5 MAC of PC computer editing platform? 147
MAC 149
PC 150
Computer and software compatibility 153
Affordable editing software 155
Monitors 160
Nonlinear editing overview 161
6 Going Dogme 95 163
The Dogme 95 vow of chastity 164
Enacting the Dogme 95 rules : signing the vow of chastity 173
7 Electronic editing : Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, and more 189
Editing overview 189
Final Cut Express 198
Final Cut Pro 206
The real FCP editing begins ... 213
Down and dirty editing with Final Cut Pro 3 : deriving a feature from 200 minutes of footage 219
Eighteen tips for Final Cut Pro finish editing 234
Adobe Premiere Pro for PC 248
Advanced effects editing and animation software and techniques 251
Personal editing needs 254
8 Guerilla promotion : a Quicktime movie player at every Web site 257
www.withoutabox.com : festival-entering Web site 259
Selecting festivals for a world premiere 260
Your own interest six-plex movie theater 265
Quicktime movies 265
Playing movies on a free server 266
Promotion finale (TV sales and so on) 270
9 Reality check : more from Ray Carney's "the path of the artist" 272
10 DV vagabonds : shooting by van 275
11 www.vangoghsDV.com : making art with DV 289
Traveling artist and documentarian 290
Lightwave 3D animations 292
12 Space-age DV 298
Holographic technology and more 298
DV filmmaking and data 298
Holographic storage 299
App. A Multiperson collaborative contract 301
App. B Feature workshops agreement 305
App. C Literary purchase option agreement 308
App. D Actor's release 317
App. E Location release 319
App. F Music rights agreement 321
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