Making iMovies

Making iMovies

by Scott Smith
     
 
This book shows you how to make movies using nothing more than a DV camcorder and an iMac computer. A primer on moviemaking for the Internet, this book demystifies the process by eliminating technical mumbo-jumbo and infusing the reader with a sense of confidence. By illustrating the features of Apple's iMovie software, the author guides the reader through the process

Overview

This book shows you how to make movies using nothing more than a DV camcorder and an iMac computer. A primer on moviemaking for the Internet, this book demystifies the process by eliminating technical mumbo-jumbo and infusing the reader with a sense of confidence. By illustrating the features of Apple's iMovie software, the author guides the reader through the process of making short movies for delivery over the WWW; includes lesson files, video clips, sound effects, music scores, illustrations, and still photos to enhance the tutorial projects.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Got one of those hot new iMacs with DV built in? Ready to showcase your daughter's dance performance—or make the next Blair Witch Project? Check out MAKING iMOVIES, the complete guide to every aspect of the process, from technology to storytelling.

Scott Smith walks you through the entire moviemaking process, and provides comprehensive lesson files, video clips, sound effects, and music on CD-ROM—nope, wrong, make that DVD-ROM. You can follow along, building a complete movie with Apple's iMovie software—and learning all the techniques you'll need to create your own, from planning your production to working with your digital video camcorder, importing digital video, editing, cropping, cutting, dissolves, transitions, arranging scenes, creating credits, and more.

Smith, an editor at RES: The Magazine of Digital Filmmaking, offers practical, hands-on solutions for the problems beginning movie-makers encounter. He also shows how to share your movie—across the Internet, on CD-ROM in QuickTime format, or by exporting to VHS video tape. Desktop video is the next revolution in computing—and with MAKING iMOVIES, it's one revolution you can lead.

Booknews
For the latest generation of movie-makers, the senior editor at and creator of digital effects for many feature films, demystifies the filmmaking process. While showcasing the Apple hardware and software revolutionizing desktop video production, Smith also offers time- honored storytelling tips. Replete with visuals and Web references. The bundled DVD-COM includes iMovie lesson files, sample video clips, and sound effects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201704891
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
04/21/2000
Edition description:
w/ DVD ROM
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.49(d)

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