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100 Great Home Movie Techniques100 Great Home Movie Techniques
by: Christopher Kenworthy

Have you ever watched a big-budget Hollywood movie and wondered 'How did they do that?'. 100 Great Home Movie Techniques shows you how to create the kind of visual effects, dramatic shots and powerful images that are found in the most enduring mainstream movies.

Using your own digital video camera and software, you can emulate the highest production values with household equipment and a little imagination.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Cinematic StorytellingCinematic Storytelling
by: Jennifer Van Sijll

Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know.

What the industry's most succcessful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Developing Digital Short FilmsDeveloping Digital Short Films
by: Sherri Sheridan

The film market is shifting toward traditional desktop technology to create productions...digitally. Unlike traditional film production, though, digital films require producers to employ a different pre-production process. Developing Digital Short Films explores how unique character and set designs, bluescreen ideas, special effects, and simple 2D character animation techniques can be used as narrative devices for telling stories. Part One focuses on generating visual ideas that are ideal for digital production and creating a short film script. Part Two focuses on the visual pre-production of a short film and the issues that go through a filmmaker's mind as they struggle with how best to present their stories; this includes topics like 101 camera shots, frame composition, developing a visual look and feel, color maps, and creating storyboards and animatics. Part Three explores the different production environments of DV, 2D and 3D, and how they shape the telling of stories based upon the technological strengths of each style.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script + DVDEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script + DVD
by: Charlie Kaufman

In this illuminating script book, Charlie Kaufman, the Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, shares the logistical challenges of writing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in a fascinating interview.

Kaufman also provides commentary on stills from the movie, revealing remarkable details about the editing process, set construction, and shooting techniques that were used to tell this unconventional story.

In the acclaimed Newmarket Shooting Script® format, the book includes an introduction by director Michel Gondry (Human Nature), a facsimile of the script, a Q&A with Kaufman, a selection of black-and-white movie stills with commentary, and the complete cast and crew credits.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Film Directing Cinematic Motion (2nd Edition)Film Directing Cinematic Motion (2nd Edition)
by: Steven D Katz

The book uses extensive illustrations to explain how to create extended sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography, and tracking shots with multiple story points.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Film Directing: Shot By Shot - Visualizing From Concept to ScreenFilm Directing: Shot By Shot - Visualizing From Concept to Screen
by: Steven D Katz

If you''re getting just one book on directing, then this is the one. A must!

An instant classic since its debut in 1991, Film Directing: Shot By Shot and its famous blue cover is one of the most well-known books on directing in the business, and is a favorite of professional directors as an on-set quick reference guide.

This international best-seller is packed with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters to expand their stylistic knowledge. Contains in-depth information on shot composition, staging sequences, pre-visualization, depth of frame, camera techniques, and much more.

Film Directing: Shot By Shot contains over 750 storyboards and illustrations, including never before published storyboards from Steven Spielberg''s Empire Of The Sun, Orson Welles''s Citizen Kane, and Alfred Hitchcock''s The Birds.

What people say:

"John Singleton has been my mentor as a director. John told me that if I wanted to direct, I should watch Martin Scorsese movies and read Shot by Shot." — Ice Cube

"Contains an encyclopedic wealth of information." — Millimeter Magazine.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your ShortsFilmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts
by: Troy Lanier & Clay Nichols

“Filmmaking forTeens is a 7-11 full of every filmmaking goodie you’ll need to write, shoot, edit and show a short film that people will actually want to see, using the resources you already have: friends, parents, no money, and a long weekend. From how to finish a script, to when to go handheld, to how to mooch equipment, to what won’t work, this book is all you need to get your
filmmaking career started”

Alex Epstein, Author, Crafty Screenwriting and Crafty TV Writing, co-writer of the hit comedy film Bon Cop Bad Cop

Donated by Ernest Cheung

How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000 (And Not Go to Jail)How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000 (And Not Go to Jail)
by: Bret Stern

Right now, you're wondering, "Gee, what kind of information is in this cute yet stylish guide?" Sure, there are a bunch of other books that will take you through the filmmaking process, and if your name is Beaver Cleaver, you might be interested in them.

But you should know that filmmaking is a war, and this book will lead you through it like no other. These pages contain information learned from years spent in the filmmaking trenches.

Anyone with a credit card can rent a camera and buy film stock -- but who can:

Rent a camera for two weeks and pay for only two days?
Set the exposure on the camera without a light meter?
Feed a crew of twenty with yesterday's chicken soup?

Not many.

You want more? Then turn the book over and crack her open.

Still here?

Fine -- we'll do it the hard way: This book will tell you how to shoot a sex scene, tell you what a stinger is. And if you need help writing your script, we'll give you some scenes to copy right into your screen-play -- and yes, we even provide the characters.

In short, everything you need to know about filmmaking in the real world is in this book. Everything. We'll even help you select the proper baseball cap so you can look like a big-time director.

Now start reading. Let's make film history.

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Lighting for Digital Video and TelevisionLighting for Digital Video and Television
by: John Jackman

Donated by Ernest Cheung

Lighting for VideoLighting for Video
by: Gerald Millerson

Enables readers to produce top-grade results whether they are lighting off-the-cuff with a portable compact kit or tackling a major project with an extensive heavy-duty rig. It does not assume technical knowledge or previous experience and after covering basics it guides readers towards the most effective ways of tackling particular projects, and shows typical professional solutions to everyday situations.

Wide coverage of all aspects of lighting provides an understanding of the techniques involved

Benefit from the inside knowledge and expertise of the author

Easy to understand jargon free step by step guide to tackling everyday situations

Donated by Ernest Cheung

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