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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 9/10/2007
  • Publisher: Focal Press

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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

Table of Contents

Crazy Mad Thanx
Image Control and Camera Work
Sound Recording
Composition and Coverage
Interview Prep
Conducting Interviews
Anthonys Recommended Reads
About the Author
Book and DVD Credits
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