9780534559717

Electronic Moviemaking

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534559717

  • ISBN10:

    0534559719

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The text emphasizes the combination of film and video, allowing producers to use electronic equipment with traditional film techniques. The book covers lighting, cameras, editing, crew organization, and the production process. This new Fourth Edition offers extensively updated coverage of Digital Technologies.

Table of Contents

Preproductionp. 1
Developing the Scriptp. 2
The Writer's Rolep. 2
Script Terminologyp. 2
Scripting Stagesp. 3
Other Script Formsp. 11
Computer Programs for Scriptwritingp. 15
Copyright and Clearancesp. 16
Notesp. 17
The Process of Preproductionp. 20
Preproduction Planningp. 20
Script Breakdownp. 20
Shooting Schedulep. 26
Stripboardsp. 27
Production Schedulep. 27
The Budgetp. 28
Daily Call Sheetsp. 33
Preproduction Responsibilitiesp. 35
Hiring Behind-the-Scenes Personnelp. 35
Castingp. 37
Finding Locationsp. 38
Designing and Building Setsp. 38
Planning Costumes, Wardrobe, Makeup, and Hairstylingp. 43
Preparing Props, Effects, and Suppliesp. 44
Acquiring and Checking Equipmentp. 44
Obtaining Rightsp. 45
Arranging Transportation, Lodging, and Mealsp. 45
Obtaining Insurancep. 47
Notesp. 47
Productionp. 49
The Process of Productionp. 50
Production Responsibilitiesp. 50
Directingp. 50
Actingp. 52
Organizing and Record Keepingp. 53
Lighting and Camera Operationp. 57
Recording the Picture and Soundp. 60
Supporting the Productionp. 60
The Stages of Productionp. 60
Setting Upp. 61
Rehearsingp. 62
Shootingp. 63
Strikingp. 65
Notesp. 65
Cameras and Lensesp. 68
Formatsp. 68
Film Formatsp. 68
Video Formatsp. 68
Aspect Ratiop. 71
Choosing a Film or Tape Stockp. 73
The Camerap. 74
Imaging Devicesp. 74
Color Videop. 75
Evaluating Camera Performancep. 76
Basic Camera Featuresp. 77
Video Recordingp. 78
Video Connectorsp. 80
Monitoring the Recordingp. 80
Supporting the Camerap. 81
Hand-Held Camerasp. 82
Tripodsp. 82
Dolliesp. 82
Cranesp. 83
Moving the Camerap. 83
Lensesp. 84
Focal Lengthp. 84
Focusp. 86
Aperturep. 86
Depth of Fieldp. 87
Care of Equipmentp. 88
Notesp. 89
Approaches to Image Makingp. 92
Shot Determinationp. 92
The Basic Shotsp. 92
Subjective Shotsp. 93
Lens Selectionp. 95
Focal Length Characteristicsp. 95
Depth of Fieldp. 95
Camera Anglep. 96
Composing Within the Static Framep. 97
Manipulating the Mise-en-Scenep. 97
Balancep. 99
Rule of Thirdsp. 99
Creating Depthp. 100
On-Screen/Off-Screen Spacep. 100
The Edge of the Framep. 100
The Moving Framep. 101
Camera Movementsp. 101
Zoomingp. 103
Reframingp. 103
Timep. 103
Color and Tonalityp. 104
Film Colorp. 104
Video Colorp. 104
Black-and-White or Colorp. 104
Color Considerationsp. 105
Shooting to Editp. 105
Shot Selectionp. 106
Shot Durationp. 107
The Long Shot, Medium Shot, Close-Up Patternp. 107
Shooting for Continuityp. 107
Notesp. 109
Lights and Filtersp. 110
Measuring the Lightp. 110
Incident Metersp. 110
Reflected Light Metersp. 110
Automatic Metering Systemsp. 111
Getting Correct Exposurep. 111
Problems with Automatic Metering Systemsp. 112
Footcandles, F-Stops, and EIp. 112
Contrast Rangep. 113
Using a Monitor to Evaluate Exposurep. 113
Using a Waveform Monitor to Evaluate Exposurep. 114
The Color of Lightp. 115
The Electromagnetic Spectrump. 115
The Kelvin Scalep. 116
Tungsten and Daylight-Balanced Lightp. 116
Small-Scale Color Correctionsp. 117
The Vectorscopep. 117
Filters for Film and Videop. 118
Using Filtersp. 119
Mounting Filtersp. 119
Compensating for Filtersp. 119
Care of Filtersp. 120
Artificial Lightingp. 120
Types of Lampsp. 120
Basic Lighting Instrumentsp. 122
Mounting Equipmentp. 124
Controlling the Lightp. 125
Electric Power Requirementsp. 129
Lighting Safetyp. 131
Notesp. 132
Lighting Approachesp. 134
Lighting Stylesp. 134
Basic Three-Point Lightingp. 134
Film Versus Video Lightingp. 136
Preparing to Lightp. 137
Outdoor Lightingp. 138
Contrast Reductionp. 139
Maintaining Continuity in Changing Lightp. 140
Shooting at Nightp. 140
Adapting to Weather Conditionsp. 141
Indoor Lightingp. 142
Shooting in Available Light and Low Lightp. 142
Bounce Lightingp. 142
Mixed Lightingp. 143
Fluorescent Lightingp. 144
Lighting for Movementp. 145
Variations in Lightingp. 147
Notesp. 150
Microphones and Recordersp. 152
The Nature of Soundp. 152
Pitch and Frequencyp. 152
Loudness and Amplitudep. 153
Timbrep. 154
Durationp. 154
Velocityp. 154
Microphonesp. 154
Directionalityp. 155
Constructionp. 157
Impedancep. 158
Positioningp. 158
Cables and Connectorsp. 159
Balanced and Unbalanced Cablesp. 160
Connector Typesp. 160
Recordersp. 161
Double System and Single System Sound Recordingp. 162
Types of Recordersp. 163
Recording Methodsp. 165
Features of Sound Recordersp. 166
Care of Audio Equipmentp. 167
Notesp. 168
Approaches to Sound Recordingp. 170
Elements of Microphone Pickupp. 170
Presencep. 170
Perspectivep. 171
Balancep. 171
Continuityp. 172
Eliminating Unwanted Noisesp. 172
Miking Dialoguep. 173
Selecting the Micp. 173
Setting Up the Micsp. 173
Special Dialogue Situationsp. 174
Miking Voice-Oversp. 175
Miking Sound Effectsp. 175
Miking Ambient Soundsp. 176
Miking Musicp. 177
Recording Techniquesp. 178
Notesp. 179
Postproductionp. 181
The Process of Postproductionp. 182
Film Editingp. 183
Workprintsp. 183
Film Editing Equipmentp. 183
Film Editing Stagesp. 185
The Role of the Laboratory in Film Postproductionp. 187
Video Editingp. 188
Linear and Nonlinear Editingp. 189
Off-Line and On-Line Editingp. 190
Postproduction Responsibilitiesp. 191
General Overseeingp. 192
Transferring Film to Videop. 192
Organizing Footagep. 193
Picture and Dialogue Editingp. 197
Sound Buildingp. 197
Incorporating Graphicsp. 198
Incorporating Elaborate Special Effectsp. 198
Preparing the Movie for Distributionp. 199
Notesp. 200
Picture and Dialogue Editingp. 202
Nonlinear Editingp. 202
Hardwarep. 203
Softwarep. 204
Digitizing and Importingp. 205
Editingp. 207
Adding Graphics and Effectsp. 208
Outputtingp. 210
A Nonlinear Examplep. 212
Transferring Picture and Soundp. 212
Off-Line Editingp. 212
Lock Down and Final Cut Assemblyp. 212
Sound Buildingp. 213
Laybackp. 214
Cuts-Only Linear Editingp. 214
Control Track Editingp. 214
Time Code Editingp. 215
Equipmentp. 215
Insert and Assemble Modesp. 217
More Advanced Linear Editingp. 219
Equipment for Effectsp. 219
Equipment for Control and Measurementp. 220
Equipment for Graphicsp. 221
Notesp. 221
Editing Approachesp. 224
Conventional Hollywood Patternsp. 224
Editing in the Service of the Storyp. 224
The Continuity Systemp. 226
The Master Shot Methodp. 226
Ensuring a Consistent Screen Directionp. 232
Finding the Cutting Pointp. 233
Other Editing Concernsp. 233
Other Transitionsp. 236
Alternatives in Time and Spacep. 237
Montage Editingp. 237
Notesp. 238
Structuring Soundp. 240
Variations in Structuring Soundp. 240
Magnetic Film Stock Systemsp. 240
Magnetic Tape Systemsp. 241
Computer Systemsp. 242
Dialoguep. 244
Automatic Dialogue Replacementp. 245
Voice-Overp. 246
Sound Effectsp. 247
Foleyp. 249
Ambient Soundsp. 252
Musicp. 252
Original Musicp. 252
Previously Composed Musicp. 255
Mixingp. 256
Limited Mixingp. 256
Professional-Level Multitrack Mixingp. 256
Computer-Based Mixingp. 259
Laybacks and Dubsp. 261
Notesp. 262
Approaches to Structuringp. 264
The Evolution of Soundp. 264
The Relationship of Sound to Imagep. 264
The Functions of Soundp. 265
Supplying Informationp. 266
Enhancing Reality and Fantasyp. 269
Establishing Time, Place, and Characterp. 270
Creating Mood and Emotionp. 271
Giving a Sense of Rhythmp. 272
Directing Attentionp. 273
Layering Soundp. 274
Notesp. 275
Glossaryp. 276
Suggested Readings and Web Sitesp. 288
Indexp. 289
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