Now updatedthe step-by-step secrets to capturing great momentson film
With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, morepeople than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping upwith the newest information in this booming field, this updatededition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minutecoverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software,accessories, and trendsincluding high-definition technology andnew outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifiesthe nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project andsecuring financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and gettingdistribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples andupdated contacts and resources. Whether people want to becomeprofessional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, thispractical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.
About the Author
Bryan Michael Stoller is an international-award-winning filmmaker who has produced, written, and directed over 80 productions, including short comedy films, half-hour television shows, music videos, commercials, and feature films. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including actors and studio presidents.
Table of Contents
Part I: Filmmaking and Storytelling.
Chapter 1: So You Want to Be a Filmmaker.
Chapter 2: Genres in General.
Chapter 3: Penning and Pitching a Great Story.
Part II: Gearing Up to Make Your Film.
Chapter 4: Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film.
Chapter 5: Financing Your Film.
Chapter 6: Location, Location, Location.
Chapter 7: Crewing Up: HiringYour Crew.
Chapter 8: Assembling Your Cast of Characters.
Chapter 9: Storyboarding Your Film.
Part III: Ready to Roll: Starting Production on YourFilm.
Chapter 10: Shooting through the Looking Glass.
Chapter 11: Let There Be Lighting!
Chapter 12: Sound Advice: Production Sound.
Chapter 13: Directing Your Actors: … And Action!
Chapter 14: A Sense of Direction: Directing Your Film.
Part IV: Finishing Your Film in Post.
Chapter 15: Cut to: Editing Your Film Frame by Frame.
Chapter 16: Posting Your Film’s Soundtrack: Adding Music& Effects to the Mix.
Chapter 17: Conjuring Up Special Effects.
Chapter 18: Giving Credit and Titles.
Part V: Finding a Distributor for Your Film.
Chapter 19: Distributing Your Film.
Chapter 20: Exploring and Entering Film Festivals.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Discovering New Talent.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Publicity for Your Film.
Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Avoid Murphy’s Law.
Chapter 24: Ten Best Filmmaking Periodicals.