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Practical DV Filmmaking, 2nd Edition by Russell Evans

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4 Pre-production

 

Quick start guide: Production tools and aesthetics

How to get to the part you need now

First choose your route:

Quick start guide: This is my first movie

First work out your story
1 Write your own script Chapter 4:4, page 100
2 Using a timeline Chapter 4:8, page 136
3 Action and pace Chapter 4:4, page 111
Then visualize your film
1 Visualizing your film Chapter 4:7, page 132
2 Sketching with video Chapter 4:7, page 135
Then storyboard the film Chapter 4:8, page 136

Quick start guide: I want to make a more challenging short film

First work out how much money you can afford for your story
1 Working out a budget Chapter 4:1, page 71
2 Devising stories for low budgets Chapter 4:6, page 124
Then ...

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