Synopses & Reviews
DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING guides students of any level through the technical and aesthetic aspects of moviemaking by highlighting the decisions that are made throughout the creative process as well as the strategies filmmakers develop to bring their vision to life. Throughout the text, author Lynn S. Gross emphasizes the directorial and storytelling functions of narrative film and beyond?from the forethought and care required for each facet of production to the technical information that anyone engaged in making movies should know. This edition reflects the rapidly-evolving nature of digital cinema, with new information on cutting-edge equipment, techniques, and formats that places students at the forefront of moviemaking today.
Interested in digital moviemaking and want to focus on the directorial and storytelling functions of the media? DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING underscores the creative process--the kinds of decisions that are made and the strategies that are developed. Further, Gross and Ward stress the forethought and care that must go into all aspects of production, including the technical information that anyone engaged in production in this area should know. While concentrating on the narrative moving picture, many of the principles discussed are useful for other forms, such as documentaries, commercials, and music videos.
DIGITAL MOVIEMAKING is designed for the Film/Video Production course that combines the planning and aesthetic techniques of film with the economics and conveniences of video. Courses cover the procedures needed for undertaking moviemaking, primarily that of a narrative nature. This course is taken by radio-TV-film majors who are interested in careers that involve making movies.
About the Author
Lynne Gross has taught radio-television production and theory courses at California State University, Fullerton (where she was Vice Chair of the Communications Department), Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, UCLA, USC, and Long Beach City College. She is currently Associate Producer for the instructional video series "Journeys Below the Line" and in the past was Program Director for Valley Cable TV. She has served as Producer for several hundred television programs, including the series "From Chant to Chance" for public television, "Effective Living" for KABC, and "Surveying the Universe" for KHJ-TV. Her consulting work includes projects for Children's Broadcasting Corporation, RKO, KCET, CBS, the Olympics, Visa, and the Iowa State Board of Regents. In addition to her teaching and production work, Professor Gross has written eleven other books, as well as numerous journal and magazine articles, while remaining active in many professional organizations--including terms as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and President of the Broadcast Education Association. She has received numerous professional awards, including the Rosebud Award for Outstanding Media Arts Professor in the California State University System, the Frank Stanton Fellow for Distinguished Contribution to Electronic Media Education from the International Radio and Television Society, and the Distinguished Education Service Award from the BEA.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of Moviemaking. 2. Planning the Movie. 3. Cameras. 4. Approaches to Image Capturing. 5. Lighting. 6. Approaches to Lighting. 7. Microphones and Recorders. 8. Approaches to Sound Recording. 9. Directing. 10. Editing. 11. Approaches to Editing. 12. Enhanced Sound and Picture. 13. Approaches to Enhanced Sound and Picture. 14. The Final Stages of Moviemaking. Glossary. Index.