QuickTime for Filmmakers [NOOK Book]

Overview

Over the decades, distribution has remained the most elusive aspect of filmmaking. The Web provides filmmakers with a new option for distribution, exhibition, and broadcast. While other media streaming technologies are available, QuickTime remains the most popular option for its versatility, excellent quality, and ease of use. QuickTime for Filmmakers shows filmmakers and videographers how to utilize this industry standard tool and offers advice on how best to shoot a film for Internet delivery. Other topics ...
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QuickTime for Filmmakers

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Overview

Over the decades, distribution has remained the most elusive aspect of filmmaking. The Web provides filmmakers with a new option for distribution, exhibition, and broadcast. While other media streaming technologies are available, QuickTime remains the most popular option for its versatility, excellent quality, and ease of use. QuickTime for Filmmakers shows filmmakers and videographers how to utilize this industry standard tool and offers advice on how best to shoot a film for Internet delivery. Other topics include: Editing and converting video, adding and editing soundtracks and using text in QT movies, compressing media, and preparing movies for http and RTSP streaming or a combination of both. A chapter on virtual reality explores QuickTime's unique feature for creating 360 panoramas, immersive cubic VR, object movies and VR scenes. A companion CD-ROM demonstrates topics covered in the book and provides samples of film prepared for web delivery.

Audience: Filmmakers and videographers; editors using FinalCut Pro; advanced amateurs, students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136132858
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/4/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 350
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Ferncase is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. He has served as associate professor at the School of Film and Television at Chapman University in Orange, California since 1986. He is the author of three books, Basic Lighting Worktext for Film & Video, Film and Video Lighting Terms and Concepts, and a monograph on off-Hollywood specialty films entitled Outsider Features (Greenwood).

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Shows filmmakers and videographers how to make QuickTime work for them.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 QuickTime: An Introduction 1
Ch. 2 From Grain to Pixels: Film, Video, and Quick Time 7
Ch. 3 The QuickTime Player and Plug-in 29
Ch. 4 Basic Editing with QuickTime Pro 39
Ch. 5 A Filmmaker's Guide to Compression 57
Ch. 6 Immersive Imaging with QTVR 113
Ch. 7 Interactivity with QuickTime 181
Ch. 8 QuickTime Options for Distribution and Exhibition 243
Ch. 9 QuickTime Tools and Applications 271
App. A Installing QuickTime and Upgrading to QuickTime Pro 281
App. B: Glossary 297
App. C QuickTime Web Sources and Articles 313
App. D: Web Exhibition Venues 321
App. E: Bibliography 323
Index 325
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