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.
Rhythm is a fundamental tool of the film editor; when a filmmaker adjust the length of shots in relation to one another, he or she affects the entire pace, structure, and mood of the film. This book breaks down the issue of rhythm in an accessible way that allows filmmakers to apply the principles to their own work and increase their creativity.
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.
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.
A comprehensive introduction to film that recognizes students as movie fans and helps them understand the art form's full scope. The authors situate their strong coverage of the medium's formal elements within the larger cultural contexts that inform the ways we watch film, from economics and exhibition to marketing and the star system.
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.
Useful for broadcasters, web developers, and project managers implementing streaming media systems, this book presents how to deploy the technology on the site, from video and audio capture through to the consumer's media player. It deals with Internet basics and covers telecommunications networks and the last mile to the home.
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.
Provides grounding in basic grip equipment, techniques, and safety issues. This work offers a list of personal grip tools that a grip should have, and the tricks of the trade. It also offers safety tips for gripping, and detailed descriptions of positions within the grip department, and advice.
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.
Covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the process of making a film. This title emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets.
Suitable for beginning filmmakers and students, this book illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. It offers extensive examples from award-winning shorts and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them.
A guide to cinematography, covering the range of creative and technical issues in the field. It presents the basics and beyond, employing explanations of standard practice together with substantial illustrations and diagrams to reveal the real world of film production. It discusses many examples of fresh ideas and experiments in cinematography.
Suitable for the beginning media student and as a reference for experienced professionals to review the changing technology and production techniques in the digital media production field, this book provides an overview of the video production process and is especially geared to present production techniques used in single-camera video production.
The author directed classic "Ealing" comedies and a Hollywood masterpiece, "Sweet Smell of Success". But after retiring from film-making in 1969, he then spent nearly 25 years teaching his craft at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. In this book, he offers an analysis of the director's art and craft.
Features interviews with industry professionals, on subjects as diverse as interview technique, the NBC News Archive, music rights, setting up your own company, pitching your proposal, camera hire, the British Film Council, editing and distribution. This book also includes in-depth case studies of some of the successful documentary films.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.