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The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap

The DV Rebel's Guide<br> by Stu Maschwitz The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap
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Author: Stu Maschwitz
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 320
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0321413644
ISBN-13: 9780321413642

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About the Book:

The DV Rebel's Guide is a must-have for all those budding filmmakers and students who want to produce action movies with visual effects but don't have Hollywood budgets.

The Orphanage was created by three twenty-something visual effects veterans who wanted to make their own feature films and discovered they could do this by utilizing home computers, off the shelf software, and approaching things artistically.

The DV Rebel's Guide details exactly how to do this: from planning and selecting the necessary cameras, software, and equipment, to creating specific special effects (including gunfire, Kung Fu fighting, car chases, dismemberment, and more) to editing and mixing sound and music. Its mantra is that the best, low-budget action moviemakers must visualize the end product first in order to reverse-engineer the least expensive way to get there.

You will learn how to integrate visual effects into every aspect of filmmaking — before filming, during filming and with "in camera" shots, and with computers in postproduction. Throughout the book, the author makes specific references to and uses popular action movies (both low and big-budget) as detailed examples — including El Mariachi, La Femme Nikita, Die Hard, and Terminator 2.

What people say:

"I'd been wanting to write a book for the new breed of digital filmmakers, but now I don't have to. My pal and fellow movie maker Stu Maschwitz has compressed years of experience into this thorough guide. Don't make a movie
without reading this book." — Robert Rodriguez, filmmaker and author of Rebel Without a Crew

About the Author:

Stu Maschwitz is the co-founder of the Orphanage, the legendary guerrilla visual effects studio responsible for amazing and award-winning effects in such movies as Sin City, The Day After Tomorrow, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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