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Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies by John Carucci

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20

Your Red Carpet Premiere Awaits

In This Chapter

arrow Presenting your movie effectively

arrow Considering film festivals and competitions

arrow Understanding the big festivals

arrow Pondering online sites and competitions

After putting blood, sweat, and tears into your masterpiece, it’s time to show it off in style. Why not? This isn’t 1985, so your options go beyond tacking a bed sheet to the wall and breaking out the movie projector.

Today, the choices are boundless. You can have an impressive screening at your place, enter your movie in an established film festival, or submit it to an online competition. You can even hope the movie goes viral on YouTube. Never before has the average user been able to make a professional-looking film and share it with the world as easily as in the HD era.

Holding a Private Screening

At one time, showing your film to friends and family took place in a basement, garage, or a spare room using a clunky projector. Charming, yes; breathtaking, no. That’s because it bore ...

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