Synopses & Reviews
For years, award-winning independent filmmaker Rick Schmidt has been teaching aspiring writers, directors, and producers how to make no-budget films, both in workshops and in his classic guide, Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices. Now Schmidt shows how it is easierand cheaperthan ever to make an innovative, high quality work, thanks to digital video. Filled with the latest information on equipment and software, ideas for experimenting with new techniques, and advice based on Schmidts own experiences, Extreme DV at Used-Car Prices offers a step-by-step tour through the making of a feature- length movie using the newest and ever-changing DV technology. Instructive and inspiring, this one-of-a-kind book is essential for filmmakers with lots of ideas but little money.
Its not the equipment that makes a good movie; its what you do with it. Rick Schmidt shows filmmakers how to use these new tools to realize their visions. (John Lasseter, Pixar Animation Studios writer/director of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and A Bugs Life)
How to write, direct, shoot, edit and produce a Digital Video feature for less than $3,000.
Award-winning independent filmmaker Schmidt shows how it is easier--and cheaper--than ever to make an innovative, high quality work, thanks to digital video.
About the Author
Rick Schmidt has spent more than thirty years writing, directing, and producing critically acclaimed low-budget feature films, many of which have premiered at major film festivals around the world.