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    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck (Paperback) By (author) Steve Stockman

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    Description"How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck" is all about the language of video. It's about how to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, and 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. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of "Two Weeks" (2007), 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. 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 framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off), and gives specific advice on how to shoot 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 learned into practice, so the next time you're shooting you'll have begun to master the skill. Accompanying the book is a website with video clips to illustrate different rules, techniques, and situations.


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    Title
    How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Stockman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761163237
    ISBN 10: 0761163239
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 778.59
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14240
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: AJRH
    B&T Approval Code: A93652000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A90707046
    BISAC V2.8: PHO022000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 777/.6
    LC classification: TR851 .S75 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ATFX, AJTV
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Workman Publishing
    Imprint name
    Workman Publishing
    Publication date
    08 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Stockman has packed a veritable film school between the pages of this highly informative, yet entertaining book. Very highly recommended." Videomaker Magazine"Great tips from a video expert." PC World"Whip-smart and funny... teaches readers how to think about film and reveals the why and when behind techniques; there is next to zero tech or tool talk." Library Journal"His simple-to-follow guide takes readers step-by-step through the film- and video-making process" Kirkus Reviews"