130 Projects to Get You into Filmmaking (Aspire)

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9780764142963: 130 Projects to Get You into Filmmaking (Aspire)

Brand new in Barron’s Aspire Series for students of various arts, this book offers expert guidance in the principles, practice, and techniques of filmmaking. Author and filmmaker Elliot Grove introduces students to the craft of making movies by explaining simple techniques and advising on use of readily available, low-budget equipment and software. He devotes special attention to--

  • The Lingo: film industry vocabulary and money-raising techniques
  • Getting Organized: necessary equipment and how to get it
  • The Shoot: cameras, lighting, sound, storyboards, and more
  • Looking Good: makeup, stunts, special effects, and more
  • Post Production: the editor’s role, and much more

    Additional chapters describe the role of directors and advise students on how to publicize, market, and distribute a film, how to choose a formal film course, and how to turn film training into a professional career. More than 250 color photos and illustrations.
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    Principles, practice, and techniques: the
    ultimate guide for the aspiring filmmaker


  • This inspirational book offers a complete introductory course in filmmaking skills and techniques, from writing, producing, and directing to marketing and publicizing your finished work.
  • Based on simple techniques and relying on readily available, low-budget equipment and software, you will be able to get started immediately.
  • Includes a guide to working on films across all genres and budgets, with detailed advice on how to transform your passion for film into a career.

    Elliot Grove founded Raindance Film Festival in 1993, the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance TV in 2007. He has produced over 150 short films and five feature films. He has written eight scripts, one of which is currently in pre-production. His first feature film, Table 5, was shot in 35mm. and completed for a total of $500. Elliot teaches writers and producers in the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Japan. He has written two previous books on filmmaking.
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    Elliot Grove founded Britain’s Raindance Film Festival in 1993, The British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance TV in 2007. He has produced more than 150 short films and five feature-length films. He teaches writers and producers in the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Japan, and has written two previous books on filmmaking, as well as a soon-to-be published novel.

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