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Voice and Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production



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    Voice and Vision : A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production


Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice" sidebars throughout Voice & Vision connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges. Other features in Voice & Vision include: * Comprehensive technical information on film and digital video production with a focus on low-budget techniques and creative expression * Close to 600 lavish illustrations * A seamless integration of film and digital video. Express yourself with any camera and any format. * A focus on successful filmmaking within limitations, learn to work successfully with available resources (time, equipment, budget, personnel) and turn limitations into opportunities. * A substantial exploration of the sound tools and techniques used in film production and the creative impact of the post-production sound design.

Table of Contents

Developing Your Film on Paper
From Idea to Cinematic Story
The Screenplay
The Visual Language and Aesthetics of Cinema
Organizing Time and Space
From Screenplay to Visual Plan
Preparing for Production
Preparing for Production
The Cast and Crew
Tools and Techniques: Production
The Film System
The Digital Video System
The Lens
Camera Support
Basics of Exposure
Basic Lighting for Film and DV
Advanced Lighting and Exposure
Sound for Production
Production Sound Tools
Sound Recording Technique
On Set!
Tools and Techniques: Post-Production
Post-Production Overview and Workflow
Principles and Process of Digital Editing
The Art and Technique of Editing
The Sound Design in Film
Cutting Sound and Working with Multiple Tracks
Finishing, Mastering and Distribution
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