Synopses & Reviews
2008 Edition The authoritative guide to funding, preparing, shooting, lighting, editing, finishing and distributing your film or video
Widely acknowledged as the "bible" of film and video production and used in courses around the world, this indispensable guide to making movies is now updated with the latest advances in high- definition formats. For students and teachers, the professional and the novice filmmaker, this clear and comprehensive handbook remains the reliable reference to all aspects of moviemaking.
Techniques for making narrative, documentary, corporate, experimental and feature films.
Working with high-definition and standard-definition digital video formats, including DV, HD, and HDV.
Extensive coverage of video editing with the latest nonlinear editing systems.
Thorough grounding in lenses, lighting, sound recording, and sound editing.
The business aspects of financing and producing movies.
Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, this book will give you the skills you need to take your dreams from script to screen.
"Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers."
"This is an essential book."
"You need this book. Billed as the authoritative guide to filmmaking from fundraising to distribution, the book achieves this in clear, accessible language using current up-to-date information. It's easy to see why this has become a standard text in many film schools. A gilt-edged investment for aspiring and beginning filmmakers and it would not be out of place in the libraries of experienced professionals either."
James MacGregor, Netribution.co.uk
"This edition of the book is awesome. I don't know how you managed it. Such a mass of information so expertly organized and so clearly presented! Amazing."
Alfred Guzzetti, Professor, Harvard University
"I was thrilled to find your book, which is a gem. No matter what corner of the subject I poked into, looking for cogent explanations, the Handbook passed with flying colors. So please accept my admiration, appreciation and thanks."
Pat Jackson, Asst. Prof., San Francisco State Univ."
The "bible" for filmmakers and videographers alike, this handbook highlights the techniques and technologies needed for the digital age. 143 photos & drawings.
About the Author
has taught filmmaking at Harvard and MIT. His awards include Sundance Grand Jury Prize, a George Foster Peabody Award, and the Prix Italia. He has been nominated for an Oscar.
EDWARD PINCUS founded the film section at MIT and later taught filmmaking at Harvard. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he is the author of the widely used Guide to Filmmaking.