The Digital Filmmaking Handbook / Edition 4

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook / Edition 4

by Sonja Schenk, Ben Long
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Cengage Learning

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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook / Edition 4

With the advent of digital video and desktop editing software, scores of independent producers have found themselves equipped to make their own movies. Because filmmaking involves much more than just buying a camera and a computer, there’s The Digital Filmmaking Handbook. This one-stop digital filmmaking resource guides aspiring filmmakers from initial conception to getting a finished project "in the can." From writing and preproduction planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects, this book will serve as the single-volume film school. Completely updated and revised, this third edition includes thorough information on a number of important new DV technologies including HDV, a very affordable new standard that lets even low-budget producers work in high-definition video.

The expanded lighting and shooting chapters include new technical information as well as a wealth of new theory. New exercises offer help with everything from writing to special effects, while all of the chapters have been revised to cover the very latest hardware, software, and production workflows. This book will help filmmakers understand the questions to ask so that they can better prepare for and solve the myriad problems throughout the production process. The companion DVD includes project files, film clips, support material for tutorials in the book, and additional video tutorials and essays.

* Provides completely updated coverage of digital technology, software, and techniques
* Teaches digital filmmaking from start to finish-storyboarding and budgeting, to casting, shooting, and finishing
* Details the best hardware and software tools to use
* Details new output methods, including coverage of DVD authoring
* Includes a companion DVD with project files, film clips, and all support material for tutorials in the book. Also includes additional video tutorials and essays

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435459113
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Introduction
Chapter 2:  Preproduction
Chapter 3:  Choosing a Format
Chapter 4:  Building a Workstation
Chapter 5:  Choosing a Camera
Chapter 6:  Non-linear Editing Software
Chapter 7:  Lighting and Art Directing
Chapter 8:  Previsualization
Chapter 9:  Shooting Digital Video
Chapter 10:  Production Sound
Chapter 11:  Editing Hardware
Chapter 12:  Preparing to Edit
Chapter 13:  Editing
Chapter 14:  Sound Editing
Chapter 15:  Color Correction
Chapter 16:  Titling and Simple Composing
Chapter 17:  Rotoscoping and More Compositing
Chapter 18:  Outputs
Chapter 19:  Shooting for Film
Appendix A:  Calibrating your NTSC Monitors
Appendix B:  About the DVD-ROM
Appendix C:  Suggested Reading

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