The Film Handbook
'The Film Handbook' examines the current status of filmmaking, how film is produced and distributed and its relation with today's digital and web-based climate. It reflects on how critical analysis of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous 'vision' wi... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Motion pictures - Production and direction
||The Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
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The Film Handbook examines the current status of filmmaking, how film is produced and distributed and its relation with today's digital and web-based climate. It reflects on how critical analysis' of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous 'vision' will best aid the undergraduate student's creativity. The Film Handbook offers practical guidance on a range of traditional and independent 'guerrilla' film production methods, from developing script ideas, logistics of planning the shoot, cinematography, then to digital systems of post-production, including sound. Film professionals and graduate students share advice of their creative and practical experiences shooting both on digital and film forms. The Film Handbook uses theory to inform filmmaking processes and includes: documentary, narrative and experimental forms, including deliberations on 'reading the screen', genre, mise-en-scene, montage, and sound design new technologies of film production and independent distribution, shooting on digital (including HD), 16mm and Super16mm film formats utilised for indie filmmakers and professional dramas, telecine and editing on non-linear formats Final Cut Pro and Avid systems the short film form, theories of transgressive and independent 'guerrilla' filmmaking, the avant-garde and experimental as a means of creative expression preparing to work in the film industry, development of your specialism as director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and presentation of your creative work
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Dr. Mark de Valk is Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Studies at Southampton Solent University. He specialises in guerrilla/indie-filmmaking processes and continues to produce, direct and write productions in documentary, drama, and experimental formats. Dr. Sarah Arnold is Lecturer in Film & Digital Media at University College Falmouth and is author of Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood (2013).