This work provides a guide to film production and distribution. Topics covered include: pre-production; principal photography; post-production; distribution; script structure and dialogue; raising money; limited partnerships; scheduling and budgeting; cast and crew; and production equipment.
A guide to the technical fundamentals underlying all television and video systems. It demonstrates how various pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. This third edition covers new topics such as the PAL system.
A guide to directing for film and television. It offers practical insights on filmmaking. It covers topics including working with actors, using the camera to tell a story, setting mood, staging, maintaining performance levels, covering shots, and directing for different mediums.
Fully updated second edition of this funny, honest and practical guide to writing, shooting, reporting and producing for TV and multimedia journalism, from one of America's best-known and most-requested journalism trainers.
Explores the means by which film communicates meaning to its audience. This title discusses the stories they tell, the sign-systems they deploy, the interpretive contexts we are invited to place them in, and the range of aesthetic elements which contribute to the cinematic image.
Assuming no prior knowledge in technology or filmmaking, this book demystifies the creative process and makes filmmaking techniques accessible to beginners. It is split into four areas: development, production, post-production and distribution.
A guide to editing techniques and practices that covers both technical and creative aspects of video postproduction. It also covers the DTV formats, random access editing systems, and offers tips to help readers become comfortable with the formats and systems.
A guide to business plans and financing for independent filmmakers. Each chapter concentrates on a specific section of the business plan, such as the executive summary, industry, market, or distribution planning. This third edition covers the use of the Internet as an outlet for film.
Helps you learn how to direct television programs, understand complex directing tasks, and the fundamentals of studio production procedure. This guide to multicamera TV directing covers lighting, set, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio, tape, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing.
This fully revised and updated edition of the classic book on cinematic composition provides readers with the necessary skills and technical know-how to create polished and narratively eloquent images, using a unique approach that combines an analytical, technical, and aesthetic understanding of the essential visual grammar of the shot.
Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera, and lenses, the different crew roles, the formats, the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is, what montage is, what genres are. Most important, all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot...
Intended for film students, film professionals, and others interested in filmmaking, this book guides filmmakers toward making the right color selections for their films. It helps movie buffs understand why they feel the way they do while watching movies that incorporate certain colors.
This study provides the first book-length critical history of storyboarding, from the birth of cinema to the present day and beyond. It discusses the role of storyboarding in key films including Gone with the Wind, Psycho and The Empire Strikes Back, and is illustrated with a wide range of images.
Suitable for working film/TV professionals and students, this book includes all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists required to set up and run a production. It offers coverage of new travel and shipping regulations and information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, and digital production.
Offers the readers a tutorial on how to use digital technology so as to get the best from it. This book features an insightful guide through the details of film-making. It deals with shooting process, from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement.
Focusing on shooting and editing techniques, this guide to the basics of digital video teaches how to shoot, organize, and edit footage like a pro. For camcorder owners, it is an introduction to the world of quality digital film making showing how to start and actually finish that video project. It is software-neutral guide to movie making masses.
A starter guide for those owning a camcorder, newcomers to the field of broadcast or corporate video-making, or students who wish to make videos to professional standards. It aims to help you master the operation of your camera and develop your own style and imaginative skills and covers topics such as types of video camera, and others.
Explains the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. This book contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew - from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director - must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work.
Introduces readers to different aspects of the editor's craft, providing a concise history of editing and describing editing style as it applies to various genres of moviemaking, including many types of narrative and documentary films. This title covers particular demands of wide-screen filmmaking, cinema verite, and the avant-garde.
Traces the history of artists' involvement with the moving image, from the earliest experiments with film to the digital and video streaming techniques over the Internet. This book takes in almost all the major developments in the unfolding dialogue between artists and moving image media.
A comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. It includes information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and more.
A guide to the fundamentals underlying television and video systems, it provides an explanation of how the principal pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. It also includes information on compression, television standards, LCD displays, HD, and equipment.
Introduces digital camerawork techniques used in television and video production. This book features step-by-step instructions on camera controls, editing, lighting and sound. Talking about transition between analogue and digital acquisition/recording formats, it provides information on the different production styles and requirements.
Studio directors need to know the basics of studio directing, whether they go on to direct news, drama, children's programmes or light entertainment. This book gives you the practical and technical guidance you need to deliver a trouble free programme. It contains topics such as: networks; cameras and pictures; pre-production; and more.
This work looks at the role of documentary in film and television. It presents a clear view of the theoretical issues and critical debates which surround documentary, and discusses the development of the main styles and approaches, including dramadocs and fly-on-the-wall.
They're fan filmmakers, creating the cinema of tomorrow: quick, bite-sized movies, starring world-famous characters from Superman to Captain Kirk to Lara Croft. The flicks are fun, free and totally illegal. This book is about fan films, covering the secret history of the movement creating the cinema of tomorrow.
This guide provides an introduction to teaching digital video production to post-16 students. It demonstrates the importance of effective pre-production and gives advice on developments in digital production and how practical work can be used to engage with the media or film studies curriculum.
Addresses us in prose that is both unsentimental and inspired, tracing the energies that pass between actor, director and audience; shaping for the reader the acts of transmission and imagination, performance and witness, the sum of which make up a film.
Cinesonica: sounding film and video explores previously neglected and under-theorised aspects of film and video sound, drawing on detailed case study analyses of Hollywood cinema, art cinema, animated cartoons, and avant-garde film and video.
A storyboard manual containing finished and work-in-progress examples from students and industry professionals. It is suitable for aspiring storyboard artists and for those who work in media production to get the most out of both the storyboard artist and the storyboard process.
Describes the principles involved in obtaining professional results in educational and corporate environments in the field of sound recording. This book covers from how to choose a microphone and obtain the best quality recordings, to editing the results for the final screening. It offers technical advice and explains the technical terms.
Presents the skills, techniques and practices for the job of the researcher. This guide to production research helps understand the possibilities to be considered when undertaking research and the questions that need to be asked at each stage of the production process. It includes tips to help the reader gain a better understanding of this field.
Offers examples of basic storyboarding concepts, as well as sound, career-oriented advice for the artist. This book features a number of veteran storyboard artists sharing their experiences in the professional world. It includes exercises, case studies, and interviews with leading professionals - grounded with practical advice.
Combines scholarly analysis and original work to present a investigation of multi-media arts practice. This work charts the development of multi-media video, installation and performance in a dialogue between theoretical analysis and documentations by some of the world's foremost artists including Vito Acconci; John Jesurun; and, Fiona Templeton.
Cue & Cut is a 'practical approach to working in television studios' for anyone who might want to work in that medium. Written by a multi-camera producer-director, it presents both a way of handling studios and a source of information about how things have changed from the days of monochrome to HD tapeless modes - with some thoughts on 3D HDTV