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DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING guides students of any level through the technical and aesthetic aspects of moviemaking by highlighting the decisions that are made throughout the creative process as well as the strategies filmmakers develop to bring their vision to life. Throughout the text, author Lynn S. Gross emphasizes the directorial and storytelling functions of narrative film and beyond—from the forethought and care required for each facet of production to the technical information that anyone engaged in making movies should know. This edition reflects the rapidly-evolving nature of digital cinema, with new information on cutting-edge equipment, techniques, and formats that places students at the forefront of moviemaking today.
- Discussions of new equipment such as the Red One camera, more efficient lights, and software for image stabilization and scene synching are incorporated throughout the text, offering students up-to-the minute information on the possibilities of modern moviemaking.
- The authors have increased their focus on the aesthetic and practical considerations of every aspect of moviemaking, from multi-camera and fast camera shooting to high-definition television and editing visual effects.
- This edition includes more information on modern forms of editing beyond typical Hollywood continuity editing, such as the increasing use of digital sound techniques.
- The section on visual effects has been reorganized to reflect their importance in modern movies.
- Students will discover updated information from the quickly-evolving area of digital cinema, as well as new considerations for mobile media.
- More than 15 downloadable forms useful for movie production are available on the Book Companion Website.
- The text's organization balances the duality of the moviemaking process through the alternating presentation of a technical chapter followed by an aesthetic chapter.
- A four-page, full-color insert illustrates the role of color in moviemaking, including example shots from modern movies that effectively use color and light.
- Reflecting the most current technological trends in the field, DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING presents sections on authoring DVDs, using high-definition television equipment, and inexpensively creating visual effects.
- A chapter on digital cinema titled "The Final Stages of Moviemaking" offers students suggestions for the distribution and exhibition of their movies, as well as information on how filters, color correction, and compositing are utilized in postproduction.
2. Planning the Movie.
4. Approaches to Image Capturing.
6. Approaches to Lighting.
7. Microphones and Recorders.
8. Approaches to Sound Recording.
11. Approaches to Editing.
12. Enhanced Sound and Picture.
13. Approaches to Enhanced Sound and Picture.
14. The Final Stages of Moviemaking.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
eBank Instructor's Manual
Available through the companion website or your local sales rep, the Instructor's Manual provides chapter by chapter summaries, as well as an array of useful multiple choice and true/false test questions.