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Audience: Film and video production students. Complete beginners using low-cost DV filmmaking equipment.
|Ch. 2||Inside video||10|
|Ch. 3||Films and how they work||43|
|Ch. 5||Production tools||145|
|Ch. 6||Production aesthetics||194|
|Ch. 7||Post-production tools||242|
|Ch. 8||Post-production aesthetics||272|
|Ch. 9||Careers and distribution||297|
|Ch. 10||Mapping the industry||362|
Posted February 5, 2013
Posted January 3, 2006
This book is fantastic. Evans outlines everything from the direction that audio waves are received depending on which external mic is used, to the compression rate for web movies. The book is incredibly up to date, as it should be considering it just came out. The set up of the book is very much like the 'for dummies' series, considering that there are projects along the way for you to undertake to sharpen your skills, along with info and ww link boxes. Most other books out there just outline what you need to do but don¿t tell you how to do things. This book really tells you what is going on when your making a film, and just doesn¿t say, if you do this then the picture will look pretty. He gets technical, and that¿s what needs to be said to give people getting into this a better understanding of what they are doing . He starts off with a great intro, for those who are just getting into digital filmmaking it really outlines what needs to be done to succeed. He identifies each technical aspect that he is going to cover, and then goes on to explain how you need to get to know your camera. Its obvious that a ton of research has been put into this book, as it really tells you everything you could possibly need to know. If you buy this book first then there really is no need for any other book out there. I¿ve read this book cover to cover 1 time so far, and plan on reading it 2 more times.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.