Filmmaking For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 17, 2008 - Performing Arts - 384 pages
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Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film

With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.

  

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Contents

Ready to Roll Starting Production
4
The Part of Tens 325
5
Filmmaking and Storytelling
7
So You Want to Be a Filmmaker
9
Genres in General
19
Penning and Pitching a Great Story
33
Gearing Up to Make Your Film 47 Chapter 4 Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film
49
Financing Your Film
69
Directing Your Actors And Action
197
A Sense of Direction Directing Your Film
211
Finishing Your Film in Post
231
Posting Your Films Soundtrack
251
Conjuring Up Special Effects
265
Giving Credit and Titles
285
Finding a Distributor for Your Film
293
Exploring and Entering Film Festivals
317

Location Location Location
83
Shooting in the United States or Crossing the Border?
89
Crewing Up HiringYour Crew
97
Assembling Your Cast of Characters
115
Storyboarding Your Film
129
Ready to Roll Starting Production
145
Let There Be Lighting
167
Sound Advice Production Sound
183
The Part of Tens
327
Ten Tips for Discovering New Talent
329
Ten Ways to Get Publicity for Your Film
333
Ten Ways to Avoid Murphys Law
337
Ten Best Filmmaking Periodicals
341
Index
345
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Bryan Michael Stoller is an international-award-winning filmmaker who has produced, written, and directed over 80 productions, including short comedy films, half-hour television shows, music videos, commercials, and feature films. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including actors and studio presidents.

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