9780240809359

The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production

  • ISBN 13:

    9780240809359

  • ISBN 10:

    0240809351

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 09/10/2007
  • Publisher: Focal Press

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Summary

So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. The DVD includes: * Video and audio tutorials, useful forms, and interviews with leading documentary filmmakers like Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls), and others * 50+ Crazy Phat Bonus pages with jump start charts, online resources, releases, storyboards, checklists, equipment guides, and shooting procedures Here's just a small sampling of what's inside the book: * Putting together a crew * Choosing a camera * New HDV and 24P cameras * Shooting in rough neighborhoods * Interview skills and techniques * 10 ways to lower your budget * Common production forms * Pull off your vision in creative and cost-effective ways * Bonus DVD with video and audio tutorials, interviews, bonus pages with forms and checklists, and more * 500+ full color illustrations: this book shows you, not tells you

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