Moviemaking Course: Expanded and Updated for the Digital Generation


This edition of a practical instruction manual on how to make a movie has been substantially expanded with detailed information that focuses on digital filmmaking. But whether students work with standard film, digital equipment, or both,...
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This edition of a practical instruction manual on how to make a movie has been substantially expanded with detailed information that focuses on digital filmmaking. But whether students work with standard film, digital equipment, or both, they will learn how to--
  • Formulate story ideas
  • Shoot and edit footage
  • Lay down soundtracks
  • Add special effects

Practical projects and exercises are presented to give students an opportunity for hands-on experience. They will also find advice on

  • Putting together a showreel
  • Work in a variety of genres
  • Getting their finished film seen

The book's main focus is on short movies, ranging in length from 15 seconds to 15 minutes, and intended for private screenings, festivals, competitions, or broadcasts on TV or the Web. Printed in full-color throughout, this instructive volume features approximately 300 how-to photos and illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438001128
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 957,570
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Jones has worked in Canadian television for 30 years, first as weather personality, and then as director and production manager. Over the years he has gained expertise in shooting, editing, and camera operation, which has included work as a camera operator for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Chris Patmore is a London-based writer specializing in creative technology. He runs a Web site for animators and comic book artists, and has worked internationally as a graphic designer and photographer. He began filmmaking in the late '70s, shooting Super-8 surfing films in Australia. As a self-confessed technophile, he has embraced the latest digital technology as the ideal way to tell stories with moving images.

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