The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age

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For the first time since its publication in 1984, "The Filmmaker's Handbook" --the classic volume highlighting the techniques and technologies needed for the creation and production of movies--has been completely revised and updated. Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this essential text now includes the latest information on digital age filmmaking, where the shifting boundaries between film, video, and computer systems have introduced a wide range of methods and equipment every filmmaker must master to be competitive. This comprehensive reference guide addresses the techniques necessary to make feature, documentary, industrial, and experimental films while detailing the possibilities and limitations of various formats. New chapters spotlight video camera and video editing, essential information for modern film students and makers who focus on video production exclusively. "The Filmmaker's Handbook" is the perfect primer to guide novices and professionals alike into the twenty-first century of motion picture production.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Video and Film Systems
1
Before You Begin Production
59
The Video Camcorder
109
The Lens
141
The Video Image
177
The Film Camera
230
The Film Image
254
Color and Filters
293
Sound Recording Techniques
405
Lighting
443
Picture and Dialogue Editing
486
Editing Video
502
Editing Film
587
Sound Editing and Mixing
625
The Film Laboratory
658
Film and Digital Transfers
696

The Shoot
311
Sound Recording Systems
368
Producing and Distributing the Movie
726
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About the author (2007)

Steven Ascher is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who has taught film at Harvard and MIT. He most recently directed the emmy-nominated docmentary Raising Renee

Edward Pincus has taught film courses at both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

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