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Practical DV Filmmaking, 2nd Edition by Russell Evans

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6 Production aesthetics

 

1. Better looking films

You’ve spent a while looking at how to stretch the potential of your camera without spending any cash on the film itself. Now you need to look at what kind of ‘feel’ you want in your film and how the overall look of it can be achieved. Working with a small budget, you may not be able to rely on well-known actors or sets to make your film stand out from the competition, so you need to become more confident about what you can achieve with those tools that don’t cost anything: what the camera sees.

Make your camera work harder, make your film look better

The aim of this section is to go through some of the basics of getting the most from the camera; how to get the right shots and how to find those ...

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