Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking: Practical Techniques for the Guerilla Filmmaker [NOOK Book]

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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking, an ideal book for the rapidly growing number of low-budget filmmakers, provides how-to information on the day-to-day techniques of actual low-budget production. Containing construction details describing how to replicate expensive tools for under $30 a piece, this book provides quick and inexpensive remedies to both the most common and most difficult production challenges. Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking is an invaluable resource to anyone looking to make a ...
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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking: Practical Techniques for the Guerilla Filmmaker

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Overview

Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking, an ideal book for the rapidly growing number of low-budget filmmakers, provides how-to information on the day-to-day techniques of actual low-budget production. Containing construction details describing how to replicate expensive tools for under $30 a piece, this book provides quick and inexpensive remedies to both the most common and most difficult production challenges. Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking is an invaluable resource to anyone looking to make a film without a big budget.

Audience: Filmmakers on a tight budget, both amateur and professional.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking takes up where all the other guerilla filmmaking books leave off. If you want high screen value on a restricted budget, this book will stretch your money to the max.'
- James MacGregor, Penultimate Productions

'Indie filmmakers: Ignore this comprehensive production guide at your own peril. Everything you need to give your low-budget films that 'big budget' look is right here!'
- Michael Victor, Writer/Producer/Editor, FX Networks

"Rahmel provides the filmmaker with useful tips and detailed instructions for constructing low-cost alternatives to expensive professional gear. He also offers solutions to many common problems and encourages a thoughtful and safe approach to filmmaking."
-David White

"Nuts and Bolts is great for us renegade filmmakers! Rahmel does everything but write the script!"
John Wesley, Teamstunt Productions, Teamstunt San Diego
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136070532
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • File size: 31 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Dan Rahmel has worked professionally on numerous films as Director, Gaffer, Electrician, Art Director, Grip, Set Decorator, Proper Master, Set Dresser, and Editor. He has worked with top industry professionals including Janusz Kaminski (Academy Award winning cinematographer), served as a key production employee in the Art Department of The Orlando Jones Show, and worked on the 2002 winner of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Film Award. He is the author of several books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Safety 1
2 Common materials and tools 3
Pt. I Preproduction introduction 13
3 Storyboarding 16
4 Script supervisor template 26
5 Location scouting 31
6 Legal release forms 38
Pt. II Camera introduction 43
7 Matte box 45
8 Camera hi-hat 50
9 Inside car mount 56
10 Camera glider 63
11 Weighted tripod glider 71
12 Wheelchair dolly 75
13 Tripod dolly 77
14 Doorway dolly 85
15 Underwater cam stand 95
16 Gray card incident meter 102
17 Lux incident meter 106
18 Depth of field spreadsheet 110
19 Slate 120
Pt. III Gaffer introduction 125
20 Electrician's belt 125
21 Softbox 135
22 Coffee-can spotlight 145
23 Projector spotlight 156
24 Rotating socket light 159
25 Squeezer 161
26 Flashpan 166
27 Barn door mount 170
28 Light diffusers and gels 178
29 Blue screen 183
30 Gaffer techniques 188
Pt. IV Grip introduction 193
31 Grip's belt 195
32 C-stand 197
33 Sandbags 207
34 Flags, reflectors, and diffusion 210
35 Reflector/shiny board 215
36 Knots, hitches, and bends overview 225
37 Reef or shoelace knot 229
38 Figure-8 knot 232
39 Bowline knot 236
40 Clove hitch 241
41 Trucker's hitch 244
42 Cable ties and coiling 247
43 Apple boxes 251
Pt. V Sound introduction 261
44 Boom pole 263
45 Boom mount 266
Pt. VI Art introduction 273
46 On-set box 275
47 Set design and construction 283
48 Prop fabrication 287
49 Smoke box 294
50 Fake body 300
51 Securing loads 305
Pt. VII Make-up introduction 311
52 Character look 313
53 Make-up techniques 318
Pt. VIII Post-production introduction 323
54 Skip-bleach simulation 325
55 DV softener 330
56 Scoring 333
57 Shortcut keys 340
Glossary introduction 345
Glossary 346
Index 353
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