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The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age

The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
Your Price: $32.00 CDN
Author: Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus
Publisher: Plume
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 818
Pub. Date: 2012
Edition: 4th
ISBN-10: 0452297281
ISBN-13: 9780452297289

About the Book:

The Filmmaker's Handbook is 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, The Filmmaker's Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital 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.

For students and teachers, professionals and novices, The Filmmaker's Handbook is an indispensable handbook that covers all aspects of movie making, including:

• Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films
• Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras
• Digital editing with the latest video editing systems
• In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing
• The business aspects of funding and producing your project
• Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web

Written by filmmakers for filmmakers, The Filmmaker's Handbook will give you the skills you need to take your dreams from script to screen.

What people say:

"Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers." — Boston Globe

"Seminal." — New York Times

"The bible — updated." — The Independent

"This is an essential book." — Self-Reliant Filmmaking

"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, Writer, Broadcaster, and News Editor,

"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

"Anyone who is serious about learning the language and techniques of this art, whether amateur or professional, must have this comprehensive reference." — Bookviews

"Speaking as a member of the 'figure it out yourself' camp, I consider most 'technical' reference books to be nothing more than leisure reading. This one is worth its salt. Every page is relevant and fascinating. When I find a chapter that refers to something we've done, I realize that every mistake we made was covered, if only we'd thought to read up beforehand." —

"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.

About the Authors:

Steven Ascher 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.