Attack of the Killer Video Book: Tips and Tricks for Young Directors

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Annick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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A fun and funny guide to making great videos.

Anyone can make a video (we've all seen other people's home movies, ugh!). But can anyone make great videos? Of course! Say hello to Attack of the Killer Video Book.

Hilarious yet instructive text provides kids with a thorough overview of all the tricks of the movie-making trade. From coming up with great ideas, to organizing a video shoot, to finally piecing it all together, Attack of the Killer Video Book walks readers through every stage of video production.

Camera-less activities like scriptwriting and storyboarding will help bring ideas to life. Simple suggestions on camerawork will turn technophobes into sharp-shooters. There are even hot tips for safe special effects and handy hints for the big premiere. Meanwhile, hip and helpful illustrations will keep everything cool and clear.

All this makes Attack of the Killer Video Book as sensible as it is sidesplitting, and kids who use it are all but guaranteed fame! Okay, they may not have fame, but they'll sure have fun (and learn something too).

Chapters include:

  • The Story
  • The Technology
  • The Special Effects
  • The Big Show
  • The Final Touches


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very imformantional on the basics and beyond of making a movie. i have to say that this book is extrodinary.

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About the author (2004)

Mark Shulman and Hazlitt Krog have been making movies together for years. Shulman lives in New York, where he writes for children and adults. His books include Zany Rainy Days and The Sleepover Cookbook. Krog lives in Marin City, California. He has worked in film and video production for 20 years.

Martha Newbigging is a film animator, graphic designer and children's book illustrator.

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