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Stand-Out Shorts

Book Description

Quickly learn the basics of DV filmmaking without the need for any training with the short cuts found in this book. Featuring blueprints to help you structure and complete certain types of films, key cards that help explain the essential knowledge in a way that is readily accessible during shooting, and 200 easy-to-read tables packed with information, Russell Evans breaks down the art of digital video creation in a concise and fun format that makes it easy to pick up and start shooting. You'll learn how to do everything from script writing to sound recording, and before you know it, you'll be creating your own short films, music videos, school projects, or web videos.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Stand-Out Shorts
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Why Make Movies?
  7. Thanks
  8. Start Here
  9. Quotes
  10. How to Use This Book
  11. Section 1 Prep
    1. Chapter 1 Ideas
    2. Chapter 2 Buying a Camera
    3. Chapter 3 Scriptwriting
    4. Chapter 4 Budgets
    5. Chapter 5 Designing Your Movie
    6. Chapter 6 Cast and Crew Online
    7. Chapter 7 Previz
    8. Chapter 8 Script Breakdown and Shot List
    9. Chapter 9 Law and the Movies
    10. Chapter 10 Working with Locations
    11. Chapter 11 Brief Directory of All the Paperwork You Need
  12. Section 2 Shoot
    1. Chapter 12 Using a Camcorder
    2. Chapter 13 Shooting
    3. Chapter 14 Continuity
    4. Chapter 15 Manage Your Production: Be a Producer
    5. Chapter 16 Lighting
    6. Chapter 17 Sound Recording
    7. Chapter 18 Health and Safety
  13. Section 3 Cut
    1. Chapter 19 Your Home Editing Studio
    2. Chapter 20 Pre-edit Footage Viewing
    3. Chapter 21 Editing Methods: Narrative Continuity
    4. Chapter 22 Editing Methods: Montage
    5. Chapter 23 Audio Editing
    6. Chapter 24 Foley
    7. Chapter 25 Screening for Feedback
  14. Section 4 Share Online
    1. Chapter 26 Create a YouTube Hit
    2. Chapter 27 Web Your Movie
    3. Chapter 28 Your Web Plan
    4. Chapter 29 Social Networking
    5. Chapter 30 Create Your Own Web Series
    6. Chapter 31 Your Online Publicity Kit
    7. Chapter 32 Online Screening and Festivals
  15. Section 5 Make Any Movie
    1. Chapter 33 Genre: Drama
    2. Chapter 34 Genre: Horror
    3. Chapter 35 Sci-fi
    4. Chapter 36 Comedy
    5. Chapter 37 Drama: Noir/Thriller
    6. Chapter 38 Documentary
    7. Chapter 39 Music Promo
    8. Chapter 40 Citizens News/Video Journalist
    9. Chapter 41 (Extreme) Sports Movie
    10. Chapter 42 Drama: War Film
    11. Chapter 43 Freecording
    12. Chapter 44 Road Movie
    13. Chapter 45 Drama: Western
    14. Chapter 46 Howcast
  16. Section 6 Make It Happen: Schedules
    1. Chapter 47 Slacker Schedule
    2. Chapter 48 48-Hour Film Schedule: Make a 5-Minute Film in 48 Hours
    3. Chapter 49 7-Day Schedule
    4. Chapter 50 28-Day Schedule
  17. Index