How to Shoot Video That Doesn t Suck

How to Shoot Video That Doesn t Suck


  • Release: 2011-06-02
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780761165293
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Newly updated and revised, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly—whether you read it cover to cover or just skim a few chapters. It’s about the language of video and how to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication). It’s about the rules developed over a century of movie-making—which work just as well when shooting a two-year-old’s birthday party on your phone. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of the award-winning feature Two Weeks, plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. In other words, how to shoot video people will want to watch. Here’s how to think in shots—how to move-point-shoot-stop-repeat, instead of planting yourself in one spot and pressing “Record” for five minutes. Why never to shoot until you see the whites of your subject’s eyes. Why to “zoom” with your feet and not the lens. How to create intrigue on camera. The book covers the basics of video production: framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off!), and gives advice on shooting a variety of specific situations: sporting events, parties and family gatherings, graduations and performances. Plus, how to make instructional and promotional videos, how to make a music video, how to capture stunts, and much more. At the end of every chapter is a suggestion of how to immediately put what you’ve learned into practice, so the next time you’re shooting you’ll have begun to master the skill. Steve’s website (stevestockman.com) provides video examples to illustrate different production ideas, techniques, and situations, and his latest thoughts on all things video.

How to Shoot Video That Doesn t Suck

How to Shoot Video That Doesn t Suck


  • Release: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9780761163237
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Offers step-by-step instructions for making films and videos with tips, personal anecdotes, and exercises.

How to Shoot Video That Doesn t Suck

How to Shoot Video That Doesn t Suck


  • Release: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9780761163237
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Offers step-by-step instructions for making films and videos with tips, personal anecdotes, and exercises.

Wedding Videography

Wedding Videography


  • Release: 2010-03-18
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 440 page
  • ISBN: 9781435455900
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Wedding production is unique in that every shot must be obtained in a single take, as in documentary filmmaking, but the client expects the finished product to look like a feature film, with perfect capture of every moment. Getting good-looking footage, while fighting problems such as loud settings, uncontrollable light and rapid scene changes, make wedding videography very challenging compared to other types of filmmaking. "Wedding Videography: Start to Finish" is the first technical guide that explains how to balance the expectations of the bridal couple with the realities of single-take shooting. These discrepancies will be explained through lessons in gear selection, shot set-up, how to work in poorly lit conditions, and how to make the best of bad angles, audio and light. The book further explains how to improve and stylize footage through editing and post production techniques. With "Wedding Videography: Start to Finish," video amateurs and professionals new to wedding coverage alike will find a complete guide on every aspect of becoming a successful wedding videographer, from selecting production gear and software through the shooting and editing process, and even the business aspects of the wedding industry including client expectations, wedding etiquette, legal issues and product delivery.

The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video

The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video


  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9781621535270
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A timeless classic with more than 165,000 copies sold, The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video has been chosen by over 700 colleges to teach basic film and video techniques. Written by a working professional, The Bare Bones Camera Course is the most user-friendly book available on the subject of film and video production; it reduces the shooting experience to its essence, making complicated concepts easy to grasp. Using simple clear language and more than 150 illustrations, the book explains: Exposure Lenses Composition Basic sequence Crossing the line Lighting And much more! When you finish this book, you will know and understand how to shoot good pictures that will edit together seamlessly in post-production. With added chapters on sound and editing, this new edition of The Bare Bones Camera Course for Film and Video rounds out the education of any filmmaker. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook

The DSLR Filmmaker s Handbook


  • Release: 2015-03-13
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 9781118983508
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Learn to shoot professional-quality HD footage with your DSLRCamera The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the expertguide to getting professional movie-making results with an HDvideo-enabled DSLR camera. Fully updated to reflect the latesttechnology, this updated edition provides guidance toward bestpractices and techniques that maximize results. Shooting HD videowith a DSLR has many benefits — and also a few trickydrawbacks — but this guide gives you the insight and trainingyou need to overcome these challenges as you learn what toanticipate, how to work around it, and how to fix imperfections inpost-production. Award winning independent filmmaker BarryAndersson walks you through the shooting process and shows you whatto do before, during, and after filming to ensure high qualityresults. Most of today's DSLRs have the capacity to shoot HD video. This,combined with incredible low-light capabilities, shallow depth offield, and relatively low price point make these cameras anextremely attractive entry point for would-be independentfilmmakers. This book shows you how to exploit your DSLR'scapabilities to produce beautiful film, with step-by-step expertinstruction. Understand the limitations of DSLR video Learn what to plan for before filming begins Exploit HD capabilities to maximize the film's visuals Produce professional-level, film-quality footage With thorough explanations and expert instruction, The DSLRFilmmaker's Handbook, 2nd Edition is the training you need tostart shooting beautiful HD footage.

Cheap Movie Tricks

Cheap Movie Tricks


  • Release: 2017-05-23
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 226 page
  • ISBN: 9781633535442
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How to Make a Movie on a Tight Budget Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds and filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Bird and Guevara want to show aspiring filmmakers how to overcome common movie and video production problems: Not enough money for crews Over budget and likely making the wrong movie Can’t get the attention of an indie studio Should have started with a short film to gain attention Amateur Movie & Video Production. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, and the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. Their work is totally DIY and they are the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online worldwide. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. What you’ll learn in this book: How planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow Everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget Tips on how to find locations and not get arrested Shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes Sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry, including puppetry Screenings, promotions, and juicy tips on film festival strategy If you liked books such as How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck, The Filmmaker's Handbook, or Rebel Without a Crew, you’ll love Cheap Movie Tricks.

Rapid Video Development for Trainers

Rapid Video Development for Trainers


  • Release: 2012-05-04
  • Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781562868116
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Creating web-based professional development video in-house has never been easier, faster, or more cost-effective. And as digital, web-based video assumes a more important role in professional development programs, corporate trainers and other development staff are increasingly being called upon to create training and instructional video themselves: in house, on time, and within budget. Still, many learning professionals lack the hands-on experience required to produce meaningful, high quality video for their training programs. Rapid Video Development for Trainers/em>, is a comprehensive tutorial and answers such important questions as “Where do I get started with video?”, “How can I produce video that delivers the content I need to share?”, “Which software and hardware tools will work best for me?”, and “What’s the best way for me to put my finished video on the web?” Rapid Video Development is an invaluable resource for every corporate learning professional who needs to create powerful, information-packed, web-based video for their organisation.

Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production

Digital Filmmaking for Beginners A Practical Guide to Video Production


  • Release: 2012-06-22
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 9780071791373
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Discover how to create professional-quality digital videos--faster than you can say "lights, camera, action" Digital video cameras are everywhere--even on our phones! But cameras don't make great movies; filmmakers do. Written by a seasoned pro with 40 years of teaching experience, Digital Filmmaking for Beginners is your fully illustrated introduction to all technical aspects of digital filmmaking. Featuring clear, concise instruction--accompanied by online video demonstrations--this comprehensive guide covers the best methods and techniques to plan and script projects; set up lighting, microphones, and cameras; and shoot, edit, and apply postproduction effects and other finishing touches. Whether you're an amateur film buff or an aspiring professional videographer, this is the source for everything you need to bring your ideas from the page to the screen. Coverage includes: Best practices to ensure smooth operations in all project phases, from planning to post production Recommendations on selecting and purchasing cameras, filming gear, and the best editing and effects software to fit your budget and needs Advice on planning, shooting, editing, and other technical elements Fully illustrated tutorials on composition, framing, and other visual storytelling techniques Exclusive bonus online content, including finished video demonstrations of key filmmaking techniques and informative articles

Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos

Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos


  • Release: 2017-09-05
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 136 page
  • ISBN: 9781631582073
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Have you ever wondered what qualities a video needs to possess in order to captivate the great audience that is the Internet? What does it need to reach the seemingly impossible goal of becoming a viral video? Well, you’re in luck. Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos is a new guide for users to learn how to shoot and edit their own films using commonly used handheld devices such as a cell phone. Once you’ve created your cinematic masterpiece, this book gives you step-by-step instructions and tips to help you quickly and easily upload your project to YouTube while maintaining your video’s quality. Grab your camera and a copy of Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos; it’s sure to provide hours of fun, teach you tons of useful information, and help you create incredible videos!