Shooting Better Movies

The Student Filmmakers Guide

Author: Paul Dudbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615932719

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 252

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A one-stop film school, this book is packed with information, tips, techniques, and advice covering all aspects of filmmaking as gathered from the author's years of experience working in short films, features, commercials, and music videos, as well as delivering workshops and lectures to film students of all ages. Everything you need to know - from generating an idea to delivering a finished film - is laid out in an informal and easy to read style. Find everything from script formatting, choosing lenses, and location scouting, to where best to put the camera to film your scenes, working with actors, recording sound, and editing your shots.
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DSLR Cinema

A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351811282

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of the book mapped the way focusing exclusively on DSLRs. This new edition shows how you can create stunning cinematic images using low budget cinema cameras, from iPhones to the C200. The author examines new cameras and new projects as filmmakers shoot action movies with the Panasonic GH5, craft personal stories with Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera, make documentaries and short films with the Canon C100 Mark II, and create music videos with the 5D Mark IV. This book, like the previous edition, takes the wisdom of some of the best shooters and empowers you to create visually stunning images with low budget cinema cameras. It includes six all new case studies, as well as updated examples from short films and documentaries. This book contains the essential tools to make you a better visual storyteller. FEATURES An examination of the creative and technical choices filmmakers face—everything from why we move cameras to shooting flat in order to widen the dynamic range of cameras Case studies from documentary filmmakers, news shooters, fiction makers, a visual anthropologist, and recent film school graduates An updated list of gear for low-budget filmmakers, including a section on what to look for in the gear you need to shoot and edit your projects
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The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide

A Down & Dirty DV Production

Author: Anthony Q. Artis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136065903

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 369

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So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. The DVD includes: * Video and audio tutorials, useful forms, and interviews with leading documentary filmmakers like Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls), and others * 50+ Crazy Phat Bonus pages with jump start charts, online resources, releases, storyboards, checklists, equipment guides, and shooting procedures Here's just a small sampling of what's inside the book: * Putting together a crew * Choosing a camera * New HDV and 24P cameras * Shooting in rough neighborhoods * Interview skills and techniques * 10 ways to lower your budget * Common production forms
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The Independent Filmmaker's Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors, 2d ed.

Author: Gabriel Campisi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490217

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. Finding willing investors can be the most difficult step in an aspiring filmmaker’s pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors; lists of various financial sources available to Hollywood productions, and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world insight.
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Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

Author: Sharon Badal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136061266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Short films have come into their own, not least in part due to the incredible new ways to distribute them, including the Web, cell phones, new festivals devoted to shorts--even television and theatres. This is the ultimate guide for anyone who's made a short film and wonders what to do next. Whether your short film is meant to be a calling card, a segue to a feature film, or you just want to recoup some of the costs, this book describes the potential paths for distribution. Written by the short film programmer of the Tribeca Film Festival and featuring contributions from top film festival directors, as well as studio, marketing, and technology executives, this book shows you what's important to the decision makers and gatekeepers. This is the definitive handbook filled with insider information available nowhere else.
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Responding to Film

A Text Guide for Students of Cinema Art

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780830415809

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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Responding to Film is a dynamic tool for students who seek as complete an understanding of film as is humanly possible. By focusing on film, the author looks at how it offers students an understanding of themselves, of their culture, and of art. This guide also seeks to familiarize the students with the practical methodology for studying film: how to understand film genres, techniques, and language. The book is supplemented by comprehensive lists of films for study, web sites, and model films. It also includes a model course for instructors. Teachers will find this marvelous guide valuable in a variety of courses, including film literature, film aesthetics, and film as an adaptation of literature. A Burnham Publishers book
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The Film Book Bibliography, 1940-1975

Author: Jack C. Ellis,Charles Derry,Sharon Kern

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 752

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Attempts to cite, classify, and selectively annotate over five thousand books, monographs, and dissertations about English language film between 1940 and 1975.
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Film School Confidential

An Insider's Guide to Film Schools

Author: Tom Edgar,Karin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533198

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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A revised reference profiles the nation's top twenty film schools for such areas as curriculum, reputation, and graduate employment options, in a guide that provides objective information as well as interview excerpts from students and faculty members. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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