Filmmaking For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470446250
  • ISBN-13: 9780470446256
  • DDC: 791.4302
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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This new edition of Filmmaking For Dummies expands the coverage of High Definition technology and filming techniques, includes updated information on the latest and greatest software, and explores the impact of social networking sites such as MySpace and YouTube on todays filmmaker.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise Pages.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Publisher’s Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Filmmaking and Storytelling.
2: So You Want to Be a Filmmaker.
3: Genres in General.
4: Penning and Pitching a Great Story.
5: Gearing up to Make Your Film.
6: Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film.
7: Financing Your Film.
8: Location, Location, Location.
9: Crewing Up: Hiring Your Crew.
10: Assembling Your Cast of Characters.
11: Storyboarding Your Film.
12: Ready to Roll: Starting Production on Your Film.
13: Shooting through the Looking Glass.
14: Let There Be Lighting!.
15: Sound Advice: Production Sound.
16: Directing Your Actors: . . . and Action!.
17: A Sense of Direction: Directing Your Film.
18: Finishing Your Film in Post.
19: Cut to: Editing Your Film Frame by Frame.
20: Posting Your Film’s Soundtrack: Adding Music & Effects to the Mix.
21: Conjuring up Special Effects.
22: Giving Credit and Titles.
23: Finding a Distributor for Your Film.
24: Distributing Your Film.
25: Exploring and Entering Film Festivals.
26: The Part of Tens.
27: Ten Tips for Discovering New Talent.
28: Ten Ways to Get Publicity for Your Film.
29: Ten Ways to Avoid Murphy’s Law.
30: Ten Best Filmmaking Periodicals.