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Practical Moviemaking

Practical Moviemaking Author Joe Wallenstein
ISBN-10 9780786488858
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 243
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Every year, hundreds of American film schools graduate thousands of aspiring filmmakers. Very few of them, however, leave school prepared for the challenges that await or are fortunate enough to secure the financial backing of a major studio. This practical guide provides all necessary information for newcomers to the profession to get a movie made, information often left out of film school curriculums. Topics include finding a project, breaking down a script, creating a production board, casting, budgeting, scouting locations, scheduling, dealing with actors, establishing set protocol, market.



Bluescreen Compositing

Bluescreen Compositing Author John Jackman
ISBN-10 9781578202836
Release 2007
Pages 233
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Video professionals can master the art and technique of blue and greenscreen compositing with this comprehensive how-to course. Detailed tutorials demonstrate the techniques for using each of the major software keyers. Software applications profiled include After Effects and Apple's Shake and other software that operate on Windows or Max OS X.



The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook

The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook Author Barry Andersson
ISBN-10 9781118983508
Release 2015-03-13
Pages 480
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Learn to shoot professional-quality HD footage with your DSLR Camera The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the expert guide to getting professional movie-making results with an HD video-enabled DSLR camera. Fully updated to reflect the latest technology, this updated edition provides guidance toward best practices and techniques that maximize results. Shooting HD video with a DSLR has many benefits — and also a few tricky drawbacks — but this guide gives you the insight and training you need to overcome these challenges as you learn what to anticipate, how to work around it, and how to fix imperfections in post-production. Award winning independent filmmaker Barry Andersson walks you through the shooting process and shows you what to do before, during, and after filming to ensure high quality results. Most of today's DSLRs have the capacity to shoot HD video. This, combined with incredible low-light capabilities, shallow depth of field, and relatively low price point make these cameras an extremely attractive entry point for would-be independent filmmakers. This book shows you how to exploit your DSLR's capabilities to produce beautiful film, with step-by-step expert instruction. Understand the limitations of DSLR video Learn what to plan for before filming begins Exploit HD capabilities to maximize the film's visuals Produce professional-level, film-quality footage With thorough explanations and expert instruction, The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the training you need to start shooting beautiful HD footage.



The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice

The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice Author Alex N. Sabo
ISBN-10 0674003241
Release 2000-12-15
Pages 337
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Managed care has radically reshaped health care in the United States, and private long-term psychotherapy is increasingly a thing of the past. The corporatization of mental health care often puts therapists in professional quandaries. How can they do the therapeutic work they were trained to do with clients whom they may barely know, whose care is intruded upon by managed care administrators? Unflinchingly honest, "The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice" offers both compelling stories and practical advice on maintaining one's therapeutic integrity in the managed care era.



Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production

Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production Author Michael Hughes
ISBN-10 9780071791373
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 200
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Discover how to create professional-quality digital videos--faster than you can say "lights, camera, action" Digital video cameras are everywhere--even on our phones! But cameras don't make great movies; filmmakers do. Written by a seasoned pro with 40 years of teaching experience, Digital Filmmaking for Beginners is your fully illustrated introduction to all technical aspects of digital filmmaking. Featuring clear, concise instruction--accompanied by online video demonstrations--this comprehensive guide covers the best methods and techniques to plan and script projects; set up lighting, microphones, and cameras; and shoot, edit, and apply postproduction effects and other finishing touches. Whether you're an amateur film buff or an aspiring professional videographer, this is the source for everything you need to bring your ideas from the page to the screen. Coverage includes: Best practices to ensure smooth operations in all project phases, from planning to post production Recommendations on selecting and purchasing cameras, filming gear, and the best editing and effects software to fit your budget and needs Advice on planning, shooting, editing, and other technical elements Fully illustrated tutorials on composition, framing, and other visual storytelling techniques Exclusive bonus online content, including finished video demonstrations of key filmmaking techniques and informative articles



Programming Excel with VBA

Programming Excel with VBA Author Flavio Morgado
ISBN-10 9781484222058
Release 2016-11-09
Pages 789
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Learn to harness the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Microsoft Excel to develop interesting, useful, and interactive Excel applications. This book will show you how to manipulate Excel with code, allowing you to unlock extra features, accuracy, and efficiency in working with your data. Programming Excel 2016 with VBA is a complete guide to Excel application development, using step-by-step guidance, example applications, and screenshots in Excel 2016. In this book, you will learn: How to interact with key Excel objects, such as the application object, workbook object, and range object Methods for working with ranges in detail using code Usage of Excel as a database repository How to exchange data between Excel applications How to use the Windows API to expand the capabilities of Excel A step-by-step method for producing your own custom Excel ribbon Who This Book Is For:Developers and intermediate-to-advanced Excel users who want to dive deeper into the capabilities of Excel 2016 using code.



The Independent Filmmaker s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors 2d ed

The Independent Filmmaker s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors  2d ed Author Gabriel Campisi
ISBN-10 9780786462858
Release 2004-01-22
Pages 280
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Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. In order to merge their cinematic vision with a financial source to cover the cost, independent filmmakers must make the leap from the world of imagination and storytelling into the arena of economics and investors. Not surprisingly, finding willing investors can be the most challenging aspect 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. Also 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 case studies of these strategies in action.



Making Documentary Films and Videos

Making Documentary Films and Videos Author Barry Hampe
ISBN-10 080508181X
Release 2007-12-10
Pages 440
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An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get started in the field, an expanded section on researching and developing a project, and updated resources. Original. 15,000 first printing.



Acting in Film

Acting in Film Author Michael Caine
ISBN-10 9781476842752
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 192
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(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel



Film Production

Film Production Author Greg Merritt
ISBN-10 0943728991
Release 1998-01
Pages 238
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From pre-production to principal photography to post-production distribution, script structure, dialogue, raising money, limited partnerships, scheduling and budgeting, cast and crew, production equipment, editing, scoring, publicity . . . well, you get the "picture". This book cuts through the fluff and gives the reader real-world facts about producing and selling a motion picture.



3D Movie Making

3D Movie Making Author Bernard Mendiburu
ISBN-10 9781136137747
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 232
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Hollywood is going 3D, read this book to understand why and how, and to secure your next job on a 3D movie. Making a 3D movie is much more than shooting with a 3D camera and showing it in a 3D theater. Each and every step of the movie production cycle will be affected by 3D, just like sound and color affected the whole industry. After an introduction on how the human brain perceive depth, this book explains, in a step-by-step approach, how 3D affects screen writing, art direction, principal photography, editing, visual effects and even movies distribution. It's a must read for anyone in the profession who wants to understand the next revolution in cinema. The DVD is not included with the E-book. Please contact the publisher for access to the DVD content by emailing [email protected]



The Filmmaker s Handbook

The Filmmaker s Handbook Author Steven Ascher
ISBN-10 9781101613801
Release 2012-11-27
Pages 832
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The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • Digital editing with the latest video editing systems • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web



Real World Digital Photography

Real World Digital Photography Author Katrin Eismann
ISBN-10 9780321712905
Release 2010-09-23
Pages 600
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Whether you’re a serious photographer or a hobbyist, the advice and instruction found in this comprehensive, best-selling guide to digital photography will help you advance your skills to produce consistent professional results. Real World Digital Photography addresses the wide range of topics surrounding digital photography, including up-to-date descriptions of the latest camera technologies, expert advice for taking better photographs, and tips and techniques for optimizing images to look their best in print and on the Web. Adventurous photographers can explore new sections explaining high dynamic range as well as panoramic and night photography. You’ll also learn how to establish an effective, efficient workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop — the two must-have tools for any serious photographer. In Real World Digital Photography, Third Edition you’ll learn about: The essential technical considerations and professional skills to improve your photography How digital cameras work and the resulting impact on how and what you photograph Fundamentals of digital photography, including how to use lighting, composition, and lens choice to create compelling images How to establish a digital editing workflow that produces successful, repeatable, reliable results Practical image-editing techniques to improve tone and contrast, correct colors, enhance sharpness, and more How to photograph source images to create stunning high dynamic range and panoramic photographs The essential requirements of a professional color-managed workflow so that what you see is really what you print Expanding your creative options with night photography, time lapse, and stop motion photography As you're reading the book, share your photographs with the authors and others reading it via the book's Flickr group at flickr.com/groups/RealWorldDigitalPhotography.



The Complete Guide to Low Budget Feature Filmmaking

The Complete Guide to Low Budget Feature Filmmaking Author Josh Becker
ISBN-10 9780809556908
Release 2006-02
Pages 220
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Most books about film production assume that you have an idea and a script to shoot. Most screenwriting books are geared to how to write a script that you can sell to Hollywood (as though the authors of these books had the slightest clue) and do not take into consideration that you might be shooting the script yourself, possibly with your own money. This book is about how to write a script properly that you can rationally shoot, how to shoot it, how to finish it, how to sell it, and also how to get it shown.



Digital Moviemaking

Digital Moviemaking Author Scott Billups
ISBN-10 0941188809
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 293
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Geared to professional-minded people who have had some prior experience in production and understand the fundamental difference between a hobby and a career.



The Film Director Prepares

The Film Director Prepares Author Myrl A. Schreibman
ISBN-10 0307875334
Release 2010-05-26
Pages 256
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• Insider author gives no-nonsense advice • Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in film From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors won’t learn in school. With 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, The Film Director Prepares will leave new directors truly prepared for their careers. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead

The Filmmaker s Book of the Dead Author Danny Draven
ISBN-10 9781317439097
Release 2015-12-08
Pages 436
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Produce, direct, promote and sell your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning producer/director/writer Danny Draven! The second edition is completely updated with information on new technology, new exclusive interviews with industry pros, new photos and samples from the production of recent horror movies, new behind-the-scenes video, information on modern distribution methods and delivery and more! From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own spine-tingling horror film from start to finish. The 2nd Edition features all NEW interviews from industry professionals such as: Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days) Jojo Draven (Composer of Ghost Month, Reel Evil) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader) Chris Alexander (Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare) Denise Gossett (Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival) A newly updated companion website that features: *Behind the scenes videos for films films such as Puppet Master, Blood Dolls, Trancers, Subspecies, Reel Evil, Ghost Month and more! *A revised collection of horror movie trailers! * Sample scripts, schedules, storyboards, agreements and more! Other featured interviews include: James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street) Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn) Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon) Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead) Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) Charles Band (Parasite, Metalstorm, Ghoulies) John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series) David DeCoteau (Puppet Master 3, Sorority Babes in the Slimball Bowl-O-Rama) Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet) Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography of Dog Soldiers, The Decent, The Hills Have Eyes 2) Nathan Barr (Composer of Hostel,True Blood, Hemlock Grove) Jim Dooley (Composer of When A Stranger Calls) Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep) Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Wizard of Gore) H.P. Lovecraft’s Notes on Writing Weird Fiction And many more...