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The Film Handbook



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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 6/12/2013.

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The Film Handbookexamines 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 '¬Üvision'¬" will best aid the undergraduate student'¬"s creativity. The Film Handbookoffers practical guidance on a range of traditional and independent '¬Üguerrilla'¬" 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 '¬Üreading the screen'¬", genre, mise-en-scène, 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 '¬Üguerrilla'¬" 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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