A Step-By-Step Guide to Scripting, Storyboarding, Casting, Shooting, Editing, and Publishing Your Very Own Blockbuster Movie
It's time to use your camcorder for more than capturing family moments. The popularity of DVD and broadband Internet has given us all a means of making and sharing movies with people all over the world. In the digital age, you don't have to be Steven Spielberg to make a movie that leaves viewers wanting more. All it takes is a digital camcorder, a standard home computer, and a little imagination of your own.
This book is a complete course in digital flimmaking. It tells you how to write , plan, and cast your movie, then how to shoot, edit, and distribute it. Learn how to tell stories the Hollywood way, how to bring those stories to life, and how to deal with lighting and sound. Discover the secrets of the digital cutting room and DIY special effects. Providing a solid grounding in moviemaking theory together with step-by-step tutorials full of cool ideas and great techniques, Make Your Own Hollywood Movie will unleash the Hollywood director in you.
Seven comprehensive chapters cover:
* The digital movie studio
* Writing and preproduction
* Getting the shots and sounds you need
* Editing, transitions, and titles
* Working with audio and sound effects
* Disctibuting movies on DVD and the Web
* Matching big-budget Hollywood effects with no-budget tricks