The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age / Edition 3

The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age / Edition 3

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by Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0452286786

ISBN-13: 9780452286788

Pub. Date: 09/04/2007

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

2008 Edition The authoritative guide to funding, preparing, shooting, lighting, editing, finishing and distributing your film or video

Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of film and video production and used in courses around the world, this indispensable guide to making movies is now updated with the latest advances in high- definition

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2008 Edition The authoritative guide to funding, preparing, shooting, lighting, editing, finishing and distributing your film or video

Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of film and video production and used in courses around the world, this indispensable guide to making movies is now updated with the latest advances in high- definition formats. For students and teachers, the professional and the novice filmmaker, this clear and comprehensive handbook remains the reliable reference to all aspects of moviemaking.

  • Techniques for making narrative, documentary, corporate, experimental and feature films.
  • Working with high-definition and standard-definition digital video formats, including DV, HD, and HDV.
  • Extensive coverage of video editing with the latest nonlinear editing systems.
  • Thorough grounding in lenses, lighting, sound recording, and sound editing.
  • The business aspects of financing and producing movies
Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this book will give you the skills you need to take your dreams from script to screen.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452286788
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction to Film and Video Systems1
2The Film Camera45
3The Lens76
4The Film Image111
5Color and Filters151
6The Video Camcorder168
7The Video Image188
8Shooting208
9Sound Recording Systems245
10Sound Recording Techniques274
11Lighting304
12Picture and Dialogue Editing346
13Editing Film361
14Editing Video398
15Sound Editing446
16The Film Laboratory472
17Film-Video Transfers510
18Producing and Distributing the Movie534
App. AAdjusting a Video Monitor567
App. BDepth of Field Tables571
App. CHyperfocal Distance Table575
App. DLens Angle/Focal Length Tables577
App. EA Comparison of Running Times and Formats of 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm Motion Picture Films579
App. FA Technique for Synchronizing the Rushes583
App. GSplitting 16mm and 35mm Mag Tracks Prior to the Mix585
App. HCement Splicing587
App. IConforming Film Original591
Bibliography593
Index599

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The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DrGuam More than 1 year ago
This is one reference you will need.

There is some technical information not in this book, but I'd be hard pressed to find much that was left out that doesn't border on the esoteric or specialized.

A hand book for techniques in use at the time of publication plus an assortment of data on historic and legacy gear. The student filmaker, a budding TV engineer, to experienced working professional or other individual in need of reference about the actual work that goes into creating an image on film to the latest digital HD product will find a wealth of usable detailed reference information.

From perspective techniques, to industry lingo, to specifics about how cameras work, this book borders on encyclopedic.

This won't solve your special effects questions, but it can point you in certain directions, it won't make your script writing skills better, but you may find you'll rethink certain shots or setups in the script, and it will provide details you may wonder how you got by without knowing.

Some organization in the book is a bit scattered. There may be a bit too much time spent on older equipment such as 16mm film cameras. I'd like to see more details on current broadcast gear for full digital encoding.

The recently updated version is worth twice the price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a bit skeptical about this book being too out-of- date to discuss modern digital video and HD, but I was wrong. It covers, in great detail, all aspects of modern DV and HD including 24p, modern codecs, tape vs. solid- state recording vs. film, current editing workflows and software, etc. There are chapters covering how digital video camera technologies work, how film cameras work, film and video workflows, discussion of all film/video accessories including tripods, moving supports, lighting, extensive coverage of audio recording and mic info, also covers all aspects of traditional film (most of which I skipped). Overall this is one of the best and most informative books on video/film I've been able to find. Most are way too basic covering only consumer-level technologies and filming techniques (like filming a birthday party... boring).
DanOH More than 1 year ago
I own an earlier edition, but I can say exceptional in educating yourself in the art of Filmmaking.
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