This first book in the series is designed to introduce the techniques used in digital filmmaking. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in telling stories with pictures and sound and won't assume any familiarity with equipment or concepts. In addition to the basics of shooting and editing, different story forms will be introduced from documentary and live events through fictional narratives. Each of the topics will be covered in enough depth to allow someone with a camera and a computer to begin creating visual projects they can be proud of. This book is applicable to all novices or as an introduction to digital filmmaking classes. The book should also be a gateway to the series of books designed to impart greater sophistication in all areas of filmmaking.
About the Author
Peter Shaner is a lead author, series editor. He is also a Film/Video instructor at the UCLA Extension and curriculum developer on the school’s recently launched distance-learning project. A motion-picture writer-director, Shaner’s credits include several independent features, award-winning short subjects, and narrative films. He has written for the TV series JAG and worked as the on-set technical advisor for A Few Good Men.
Table of Contents
Part I: PlanningPart II: ShootingPart III: Editing and PostPart IV: DistributingPart V: Planning RevisitedProjects