Making movies with your PC
Discover the cinematic elements exploited by filmmakers from Chaplin to Spielberg to create your own effective, professional multimedia presentations at home! Making Movies with Your PC explains the workings of digital video and how you can use this powerful technology to create your own digital movies. Drawing upon their extensive experience in the video and multimedia industries, authors Hone and Kuntz reveal tricks of the trade and show you how to: integrate audio, video, and graphics; combine animation and live-action; incorporate special effects to add sizzle to your video clips. The authors also demonstrate the use of current digital video editing software such as Adobe Premiere for Windows and Digital Morph to edit and produce exciting digital movies. In addition, you learn valuable production techniques, such as dialog cutting, blue screening, audio mixing, and using special effects such as morphing, and more! You also learn the theory behind communicating effectively in the visual world, including the "grammar" of video editing - how to fabricate a reality for the viewer; the power of montages - how to mix images to create compelling, impressionistic sequences; the method of conceptual compression - how to use few images to tell a larger, complex story. Throughout this extensively illustrated book, you are shown examples of camera setups, storyboards demonstrating sequences of shots, and screen shots.
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Working in the Visual World
Getting Started with Digital Video
The Picture Tells the Story
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