The Filmmaker's Handbook

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

Fourth edition

Paperback (27 Nov 2012) | English

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FIFTH EDITION, UPDATED FOR 2020. The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker yourself or are looking for movie gifts, this comprehensive guide to filmmaking is the first step in turning a hobby into a career.

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 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
 In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing, and mixing
 Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD, and other formats
 The business aspects of funding and producing your project
 Getting your movie shown in theaters, on television, streaming services, and online

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Book information

ISBN: 9780452297289
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Plume
Pub date:
Edition: Fourth edition
DEWEY: 777
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 34220
Number of pages: xii, 818
Weight: 1204g
Height: 229mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 41mm