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    DescriptionNow updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.

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    Filmmaking For Dummies
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    By (author) Bryan Michael Stoller
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780470386941
    ISBN 10: 0470386940

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC E4L: PER
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 221
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
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    B&T Approval Code: C07560000
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    BISAC V2.8: PER004010
    DC22: 791.43023
    BIC subject category V2: APFX
    DC22: 791.4302/33
    LC classification: PN1995.9.P7 S74 2009
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    10 November 2008
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    Author Information
    Bryan Michael Stoller is an international-award-winning filmmaker who has produced, written, and directed over 80 productions, including short comedy films, half-hour television shows, music videos, commercials, and feature films. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including actors and studio presidents.
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    Now updated! Your step-by-step guide to turning your filmmaking dreams into realitySo you want to make movies? Whether you're looking to go pro or create quality home movies, renowned filmmaker Bryan Michael Stoller shares his extensive hands-on experience in shooting a successful film. From developing a script and securing financing to editing and working in high definition, he reveals secret tips for capturing great moments on film -- even on a tight budget!Tell your story -- explore the different genres and write (or find) a screenplayGear up and start production -- choose the right camera and format, scout a location, and hire the right cast and crew Add the finishing touches -- edit your scenes, set your movie to music, incorporate sound effects, and moreGet your film in front of an audience -- enter film festivals and find a distributorGrasp the latest technology -- understand the advancements in digital and HD; upload your movies to such sites as YouTube and MySpaceExclusive new interview -- gain invaluable insights from Alan Horn, President and COO of Warner Bros."From 'Fade In' to 'Fade Out, ' from 'Action' to reaction, Bryan Stoller gives us a comprehensive understanding of the art and science of making movies. Filmmaking For Dummies is the smartest book I've read on the subject." --Peter Saphier, co-producer of Scarface and executive at Paramount PicturesOpen the book and find: Filmmaking tips and secrets not found anywhere elseExpert advice on choosing the best equipment and format to use New movie examples, photos, and figuresThe latest on new digital technology, including affordable HD camcordersWays to generate publicity for your film Unique Web sites for the independent filmmaker Cost-saving tips for film stock and software Updated contacts and resources
    Table of contents
    Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Filmmaking and Storytelling. Chapter 1: So You Want to Be a Filmmaker. Chapter 2: Genres in General. Chapter 3: Penning and Pitching a Great Story. Part II: Gearing Up to Make Your Film. Chapter 4: Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film. Chapter 5: Financing Your Film. Chapter 6: Location, Location, Location. Chapter 7: Crewing Up: HiringYour Crew. Chapter 8: Assembling Your Cast of Characters. Chapter 9: Storyboarding Your Film. Part III: Ready to Roll: Starting Production on Your Film. Chapter 10: Shooting through the Looking Glass. Chapter 11: Let There Be Lighting! Chapter 12: Sound Advice: Production Sound. Chapter 13: Directing Your Actors: ... And Action! Chapter 14: A Sense of Direction: Directing Your Film. Part IV: Finishing Your Film in Post. Chapter 15: Cut to: Editing Your Film Frame by Frame. Chapter 16: Posting Your Film's Soundtrack: Adding Music & Effects to the Mix. Chapter 17: Conjuring Up Special Effects. Chapter 18: Giving Credit and Titles. Part V: Finding a Distributor for Your Film. Chapter 19: Distributing Your Film. Chapter 20: Exploring and Entering Film Festivals. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Discovering New Talent. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Publicity for Your Film. Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Avoid Murphy's Law. Chapter 24: Ten Best Filmmaking Periodicals.