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Start Making Movies (eBook)

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Start Making Movies is a step-by-step introduction to filmmaking, written in clear and accessible language by experienced film educator Tom Barrance. It's highly visual, with hundreds of illustrations: photos, screenshots, film stills and diagrams. This downloadable resource also includes links to online videos.

Contents include:

  • The filmmaking process
  • What you need: cameras and phones, accessories, editing programs and apps
  • The basics of film storytelling
  • The picture: shot size, composition and background, lens and focus, eyeline, light and colour, screen direction, camera movement
  • Filming a shot: camera settings, what to check, filming as a team
  • Sound: types of film sound, recording live sound, combining sound and image, copyright
  • Sequence: the basics of using shots together, getting the shots you need, using the continuity system, montage
  • Time: types of film time, parallel editing, time shifts, time effects
  • Six key sequences: piece to camera, interview, demonstration, dialogue scene, performance or event
  • Editing and sharing: the editing workflow, transitions, effects and titles, compositing, planning the soundtrack and editing audio, completing your movie
  • Extras: ideas for fiction movies, downloadable templates, glossary, index

Format: PDF, 163 pages

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