The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition [NOOK Book]


The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film

Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook ...
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The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

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The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film

Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.

* Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films

* Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras

* Digital editing with the latest video editing systems

* In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing

* The business aspects of funding and producing your project

* Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web

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Editorial Reviews

The Independent
THE BIBLE, UPDATED. The Filmmaker's Handbook was first published in 1984 and has been a production bible ever since... Starting with the most fundamental functions of the camera, The Filmmaker's Handbook outlines the processes that create both film and video images and guides the reader through every stage of production—from assembling a crew to delivering a print or broadcast master. Encyclopedic in scope, the book breaks every subject down to its component elements, resulting in a reference work for students and working filmmakers alike.... Provides an invaluable course in both technology and technique.... As independent filmmakers often wear many hats (say, producing, shooting, and editing their own project), The Filmmaker's Handbook is a valuable tool that can prepare them for the problems and challenges unique to every stage of production-digital or analog.
From The Critics
STEVEN ASCHER has taught filmmaking at Harvard and MIT. His awards include Sundance Grand Jury Prize, a George Foster Peabody Award, and the Prix Italia. He has been nominated for an Oscar.
EDWARD PINCUS founded the film section at MIT and later taught filmmaking at Harvard. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he is the author of the widely used Guide to Filmmaking.
Boston Globe
Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers.
Self-Reliant Filmmaking
This is an essential book.
A comprehensive guide for commercial and independent filmmakers, students, and teachers of film and video, updated from the 1984 edition to include recent technology, methods, and examples. Explains such aspects as shooting with film and video cameras, editing with computer-based nonlinear systems, digital and analog recording, and business aspects of producing and distributing movies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101613801
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 427,047
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven Ascher is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who has taught film at Harvard and MIT. He most recently directed the emmy-nominated docmentary Raising Renee

Edward Pincus has taught film courses at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Film and Video Systems 1
2 The Film Camera 45
3 The Lens 76
4 The Film Image 111
5 Color and Filters 151
6 The Video Camcorder 168
7 The Video Image 188
8 Shooting 208
9 Sound Recording Systems 245
10 Sound Recording Techniques 274
11 Lighting 304
12 Picture and Dialogue Editing 346
13 Editing Film 361
14 Editing Video 398
15 Sound Editing 446
16 The Film Laboratory 472
17 Film-Video Transfers 510
18 Producing and Distributing the Movie 534
App. A Adjusting a Video Monitor 567
App. B Depth of Field Tables 571
App. C Hyperfocal Distance Table 575
App. D Lens Angle/Focal Length Tables 577
App. E A Comparison of Running Times and Formats of 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm Motion Picture Films 579
App. F A Technique for Synchronizing the Rushes 583
App. G Splitting 16mm and 35mm Mag Tracks Prior to the Mix 585
App. H Cement Splicing 587
App. I Conforming Film Original 591
Bibliography 593
Index 599
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