C H A P T E R 6


If you’ve dipped into this book and want to jump right into the “doing” part, its design should encourage you to do this. Start production here if you wish, and use the rest of the book to solve problems as you encounter them. Some like to read, understand, and be thoroughly prepared before entering practical work, whereas others (myself included) learn best by doing things in order to discover what’s involved. That, after all, is how film history evolved.

Need coaching on the technical and creative details of film or DV production? Excellent at explaining filmmaking technology is Kris Malkiewicz and M. David Mullen’s Cinematography, 3rd ed. (Fireside, 2005). Also excellent is Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s

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