The Filmmaker's Handbook 2013: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age

The Filmmaker's Handbook 2013: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age


By (author) Steven Ascher, By (author) Edward Pincus

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  • Publisher: PLUME
  • Format: Paperback | 818 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 46mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0452297281
  • ISBN 13: 9780452297289
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th
  • Sales rank: 43,258

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Review quote

"The gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers." - "Boston Globe"