50 Fast Digital Video Techniques

50 Fast Digital Video Techniques

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Step-by-step recipes for 50 digital video editing tricks show readers how to create professional videos with stunning special effects; readers can begin shooting and editing high quality video after reading only the first few pages. This book covers both Apple iMovie and Microsoft Movie Maker, the most popular consumer digital video editing applications; shows how to do the same techniques using both formats. It demystifies the process of delivering video to the reader's audience in the most popular formats available today: VHS, DVD, Video-CD, and the Web. It also addresses the essentials of planning and shooting digital video in real life situations to produce professional results. The in-bound interactive CD-ROM includes ready-made HTML templates to quickly get movies up on the Web, before-and-after source video files for the technique steps in the book, and video training software.show more

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  • CD-ROM | 352 pages
  • 203.2 x 227.1 x 26.2mm | 839.16g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0764541803
  • 9780764541803
  • 1,795,781

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"...the content and layout are of the highest quality..." (M2 Best Books, May 2004) "...shows you how to edit and achieve some cool special effects..." (PC Home, Issue 139, 2003) "...an accessible and informative read...many good creative ideas on how to get around common shooting and editing problems..." (Digital Creative Arts, December 03)show more

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"Clever, useful, insightful, indispensible. A must in the digital filmmaker's toolbox." - Frederick M. Strype, screenwriter, producer, and Assistant Professor Media Art/Film & Video School of Contemporary Arts-Ramapo College of New JerseyWhat do you want to achieve with your digital video camera? The possibilities are endless, and these easy-to-learn techniques will unleash your creativity. Learn to manage lighting conditions, shoot sporting events like a pro, create effective transitions and scene changes, even turn your movies into pseudo-classics or vintage slapstick. Whether you're using iMovie or a PC with Windows Movie Maker, these 50 lessons will get you started on the road to becoming an accomplished videographer.Your guide to amazing results in digital videoCapture the best clips, edit out unnecessary footage, and assemble a timelineCreate cross-fades and page curls, manage dissolves, disintegrate scenes, and develop slow motion scene changesExplore panning and zooming with still-picture sequences Achieve classic film noir or slapstick comedy effectsAdd and edit sound effects or narrationExport your movies for DVD, CD-ROM, or Internet viewingCD-ROM includes demo versions of SoundForge, ACID Music, Video Factory, some of the 1,001 Free Sound Effects collection, and more!show more

About Bonnie Blake

Bonnie Blake is an award-winning designer and multimedia specialist. She teaches design and new media at a college in New Jersey. She is also the author of several books on multimedia and video production, including The Adobe Premiere Virtual Classroom. Doug Sahlin is a graphic and Web site designer who has written ten books, including Fireworks 4 For Dummies(r) and Flash ActionScript For Dummies(r).show more

Table of contents

PREFACE.BONNIE BLAKE'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.DOUG SAHLIN'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.Chapter 1: Shooting Video Like a Pro.Chapter 2: From Camera to Cutting Room Floor.Chapter 3: Artfully Changing Scenes with Transitions.Chapter 4: Creating Compelling Special Effects.Chapter 5: Creating Vintage Movie Effects.Chapter 6: Going Hollywood with Your Movies.Chapter 7: Adding Sound to Your Movies.Chapter 8: Creating Compelling Titles and Credits.Chapter 9: Exporting Your Movie.APPENDIX A: WHAT'S ON THE CD-ROM.APPENDIX B: RESOURCES.COLOPHON.ABOUT THE AUTHOR.INDEX.show more

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