Stand-out Shorts: Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Performing Arts - 303 pages
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Making movies is no different than any other creative work - don't wait to be told you're good enough, just pick up a camera and start! Use this book to find out the essentials that work for most people, then go ahead and add your own ideas.

Stand-Out Shorts is a distillation of the basics you need to know, packed into a small space. Road-tested by emerging filmmakers like you, this book offers real experience, real interviews and tried and tested ideas and techniques to offer the simplest, most direct way to get started making movies. Loaded with check lists, tools, handy reference charts, this book covers just what you need to know to start: nothing more, nothing less.

Stand-Out Shorts covers:

  • How to make movies: all the technical and practical stuff you need to know
  • How to share movies online: prep your film for the web, develop a promotional strategy, and create a buzz
  • What movie to make: tips and tools for documentaries, short films, sports videos, sci-fi, and more!
  • How to make sure your movie happens: schedules for 48-hour, one-week, and one-month projects

The book's companion website, http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/, includes bonus content not available in the book!

 

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Contents

Section 1 Prep
1
Section 2 Shoot
57
Section 3 Cut
105
Section 4 Share Online
137
Section 5 Make Any Movie
189
Schedules
275
Index
291
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Russ Evans is a Film, Video and Multimedia Lecturer, internet broadcasting advisor and freelance writer on video production. Previously a graphic designer, Russ has a degree in fine art and multimedia. Currently he is involved in setting up an internet video site for students to broadcast their work.

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