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.
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 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.
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.
Presents an overview of the collaborative practice of film production, which is broken down into key components to clarify the process that results in the end product we are so familiar with. This title offers insight into the working methods of film-makers. It is suitable for students of media, film studies and the visual arts.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides a detailed look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art. It includes examples, analysis, and film stills from great movies.
Video production requires a high degree of organization to be a success and requires a proper diary to be kept of your production. It is the understanding of the paperwork and its organization that will make your production either a success or a failure. This book aims to help you to plan successful procedures for all stages of a video production.
Serves as a practical guide to the basics of continuity, designed to be of use both to the newcomer and those more experienced. This edition covers the technological changes which affect the Continuity Supervisor.
Traces expanded and multi-screen cinema from its origins in early abstract cinema and the Bauhaus era to post-war happenings and live events in Europe and the US, the first video and multi-media experiments of the 1960s, the fusion of multi-screen art with sonic art and music from the 1970s onwards, right up to the digital age.
Of all the job titles in the screen credits, 'producer' is the most amorphous, partly because these people are uniquely involved in several aspects of a movie project at once, partly because there are so many different kinds: businesswomen and businessmen producers, writer, director, film star producers & executive producers.
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.
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.
Whether you are already a seasoned director or simply a film fan, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film: from the basics of capturing footage and planning a shoot, to the more advanced aspects of editing and post-production.
This low-budget filmmaker's "bible" has been totally revamped for the American market. The two authors have interviewed hundreds of film industry insiders. The book has 3 main sections: "Anatomy of a Movie", "Case Studies", and "The Toolkit".