Make Your Own Hollywood Movie: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scripting, Storyboarding, Casting, Shooting, Editing, and Publishing Your Own Blockbuster Movie

Make Your Own Hollywood Movie: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scripting, Storyboarding, Casting, Shooting, Editing, and Publishing Your Own Blockbuster Movie

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by Ed Gaskell, Christopher Kenworthy
     
 

A Step-By-Step Guide to Scripting, Storyboarding, Casting, Shooting, Editing, and Publishing Your Very Own Blockbuster Movie

It's time to use your camcorder for more than capturing family moments. The popularity of DVD and broadband Internet has given us all a means of making and sharing movies with people all over the world. In the digital age, you don't have to

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Scripting, Storyboarding, Casting, Shooting, Editing, and Publishing Your Very Own Blockbuster Movie

It's time to use your camcorder for more than capturing family moments. The popularity of DVD and broadband Internet has given us all a means of making and sharing movies with people all over the world. In the digital age, you don't have to be Steven Spielberg to make a movie that leaves viewers wanting more. All it takes is a digital camcorder, a standard home computer, and a little imagination of your own.

This book is a complete course in digital flimmaking. It tells you how to write , plan, and cast your movie, then how to shoot, edit, and distribute it. Learn how to tell stories the Hollywood way, how to bring those stories to life, and how to deal with lighting and sound. Discover the secrets of the digital cutting room and DIY special effects. Providing a solid grounding in moviemaking theory together with step-by-step tutorials full of cool ideas and great techniques, Make Your Own Hollywood Movie will unleash the Hollywood director in you.

Seven comprehensive chapters cover:

• The digital movie studio

• Writing and preproduction

• Getting the shots and sounds you need

• Editing, transitions, and titles

• Working with audio and sound effects

• Disctibuting movies on DVD and the Web

• Matching big-budget Hollywood effects with no-budget tricks

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Want to shoot your own movie? Not just your vacation videos: a real movie, complete with plot, audio, actors? Don’t know where to start? Don’t have the time or money for university film school? This quick-paced full-color book is the complete “Filmmaking 101” for absolute beginners.

This is the whole shebang. How to build effective story arcs, and keep propelling your plots forward. What spare equipment to carry on shooting day. How to use long shots, medium shots, cutaways. How to shoot dialogue. How to use audio to add power and impact to your movie. How to organize your editing process and get to final cut. Even how to cast your movie, given that Julia Roberts and Will Smith remain stubbornly unavailable. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782143263
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Ed Gaskell is a freelance writer, video maker, director, and editor. He runs a UK-based video production company, and is author of Ilex Press's Complete Guide to Digital Video.

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Make Your Own Hollywood Movie: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scripting, Storyboarding, Casting, Shooting, Editing, and Publishing Your Own Blockbuster Movie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is my favorite filmmaking book!