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Digital Video Production Cookbook (Cookbooks)

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Publisher Comments:

Have you ever watched a big-budget Hollywood movie and wondered "How did they do that?" or, perhaps, "How can I do that?" While digital technology greatly simplifies the filmmaking process, there are many tried-and-true production tricks that only those lucky enough to work in the world of high-budget professional film production get to know. The truth is that setting up a car chase, making a realistic-looking alien, staging a fistfight, creating atmospheric lighting, and using special effects are often not as difficult to master as you might think.

Digital Video Production Cookbook will show you how to create sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful sequences using low-cost methods adapted from high-end professional techniques. Author and award-winning filmmaker Chris Kenworthy explains how you can use a digital video camera and basic editing software, to create high-end production values with household equipment and a little imagination.

The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for:

  • Creating bluescreen effects
  • Simulating rain, snow, and other natural phenomena
  • Working with backlighting, simulated candlelight, and special lighting effects
  • Shooting day for night
  • Staging safe stunts, chase scenes, and fistfights
  • Makeup techniques for aging, bruises, and serious injuries
  • Shooting at night
  • Working with camera movement
  • Adding special effects such as laser bolts, holograms, and explosions
and much more.

Packed with full-color, step-by-step instructions, inspirational examples, and authoritative information and advice, this book is the ultimate, no-nonsense cookbook for every aspiring digital filmmaker.

Book News Annotation:

To help directors make their first short film or a low-budget feature film that lives up to their imaginative vision, the author borrows tricks of the trade from Hollywood. Following an introduction to the basics of equipment and editing software, he illustrates ways of creating such special effects as X-ray vision, time travel, faking night shots indoors, and aging. Kenworthy, who is associated with the Australian film industry, writes a special effects column for Computer Arts magazine. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Learn to create sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful sequences using low-cost methods adapted from high-end professional techniques in this text by award-winning filmmaker Chris Kenworthy.

About the Author

Chris Kenworthy has written, produced and directed several hours of drama and comedy, along with many hours of commercial video, TV pilots, music videos, experimental projects and short films. He's also produced and directed over 300 visual FX shots.

In 2006 Chris directed the web-based Australian UFO Wave, which attracted many millions of viewers. His short film, Some Dreams Come True, spent a year on the international festival circuit and won a few awards. As a screenwriter he has contributed to the development of several TV shows.

Chris was born in the North of England, but has lived in Australia for over a decade. He is married with two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596100315
Subtitle:
100 Professional Techniques for Independent and Amateur Filmmakers
Manufactured:
O'Reilly Media
Manufactured:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Kenworthy, Chris
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Editing
Subject:
Film & Video - Amateur Production
Subject:
Cinematography & Videography
Subject:
Techniques - Cinematography & Videography
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Subject:
digital video editing
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Subject:
Cinematography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Cookbooks (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
20051203
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.22x8.38x.55 in. 1.51 lbs.

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