Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- TR851 .S3 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Teaches basic film and video techniques. Written by a working professional,The Bare Bones Camera Course is the most user-friendly book available on the subject of film and video production; it reduces the shooting experience to its essence, making complicated concepts easy to grasp. Using simple clear language and more than 150 illustrations, the book explains: Exposure Lenses Composition Basic sequence Crossing the line Lighting And much more! When you finish this book, you will know and understand how to shoot good pictures that will edit together seamlessly in post-production. --Publisher's description.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1995.9.P7 B57 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-23
"We all love movies and, many of us even have incredible ideas for films. But, what to do when you have a big idea but no big bucks to go with it? Take Rickey Bird's advice in this DIY filmmaking bible and make your dreams come true. Rickey Bird's Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His many projects have seen actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games. Here, for the first time, Rickey Bird shares his secrets for success. See you on the red carpet!"-- Back cover.
"Film school numbers aren't down. They're increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn't even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are literally learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, as well as the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They're totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird's Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online throughout the world. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games."-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- TR860 .P78 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-18
"Digital Cinema considers how new technologies have revolutionized the medium, while investigating the continuities that might remain from filmmaking’s analog era. In the process, it raises provocative questions about the status of realism in a pixel-generated digital medium whose scenes often defy the laws of physics. It also considers what these changes might bode for the future of cinema. How will digital works be preserved and shared? And will the emergence of virtual reality finally consign cinema to obsolescence?"--Publisher's website.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1995.9.P7 W45 1996
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- TR267 .D845 2019
Publication Date: 2018-12-28
"The Enthusiast's Guide to iPhone Photography: 63 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you what you need to know in order to shoot great images with your iPhone. Chapters are broken down into numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Photographer and author Seán Duggan covers the iPhone's basic and advanced camera controls, the apps you need most for shooting and processing your images, and the principles you need to know in order to capture and share great, creative, beautiful images with your mobile device."--Amazon.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1995.62 .B54 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
This concise overview provides a survey from the "pre-Code" years and classic "golden age" to contemporary Hollywood censorship. It draws extensively on primary archival research to unveil the fascinating behind-the-scenes history of film censorship, exploring how Hollywood responded to censorial constraints on screen content in a changing cultural and industrial landscape.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1995.9.P7 M86 2014
Publication Date: 2009-01-20
A veteran short film programmer instructs aspiring filmmakers on how to make a film worth watching, sharing industry insights about the qualities of a successful short, the ways to capture the attention of Sundance and other top festivals, and the opportunities offered by the Internet and iPod.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- TR851 .S75 2011
Publication Date: 2011-06-02
"Whether you're filming a child's birthday party, business promo, video for your college or job application, or the next (you can hope) YouTube sensation, here is how to make your video not just better, but great...Packed with techniques, tips, exercises, and insights, this lively book will help you develop the critical skill of entertaining a viewer..."-- Page  of cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- TR899 .M87 2001
Publication Date: 2001-08-01
"In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing."--Jacket.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1998.3.R633 A3 1996
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
Just how did this amateur filmmaker from Texas -- with only one camera, no crew, and a budget largely raised by subjecting himself to medical experimentation -- manage to complete a feature film for $7,000 and get himself wined and dined by Hollywood's biggest movie moguls? Now, in his own words, Robert Rodriguez discloses all the unique strategies and innovative techniques he used to make his first movie, El Mariachi, on the cheap. You'll see firsthand Rodriguez's whirlwind "Mariachi-style" filmmaking, where creativity -- not money -- is used to solve problems. Culminating in his "Ten-Minute Film School," this book may render conventional film-school programs obsolete. Rodriguez's nuts-and-bolts account features the full El Mariachi shooting script, post-production tips, film festival anecdotes, publicity blitz secrets -- and even an insider's view of the courtship he enjoyed with Hollywood's A-list.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1996 .S65 2005
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
"One of Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriters tells all in this fast, funny, and candid look inside the movie business. "Save the Cat" is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying - and saleable. This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1995.9.D6 W47 2020
Publication Date: 2020-02-18
"A towering achievement, and a volume I know I'll be consulting on a regular basis."--Leonard Maltin "Authoritative, accessible, and elegantly written,Screening Reality is the history of American documentary film we have been waiting for." --Kenneth Turan,Los Angeles Times film critic From Edison to IMAX, Ken Burns to virtual environments, the first comprehensive history of American documentary film and the remarkable men and women who changed the way we view the world. Amidst claims of a new "post-truth" era, documentary filmmaking has experienced a golden age. Today, more documentaries are made and widely viewed than ever before, illuminating our increasingly fraught relationship with what's true in politics and culture. For most of our history, Americans have depended on motion pictures to bring the realities of the world into view. And yet the richly complex, ever-evolving relationship between nonfiction movies and American history is virtually unexplored. Screening Realityis a widescreen view of how American "truth" has been discovered, defined, projected, televised, and streamed during more than one hundred years of dramatic change, through World Wars I and II, the dawn of mass media, the social and political turmoil of the sixties and seventies, and the communications revolution that led to a twenty-first century of empowered yet divided Americans. In the telling, professional filmmaker Jon Wilkman draws on his own experience, as well as the stories of inventors, adventurers, journalists, entrepreneurs, artists, and activists who framed and filtered the world to inform, persuade, awe, and entertain. Interweaving American and motion picture history, and an inquiry into the nature of truth on screen,Screening Realityis essential and fascinating reading for anyone looking to expand an understanding of the American experience and today's truth-challenged times.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1996 .T76 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
"Among this book's wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The sixth edition is chock-full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets."--Back cover.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1996 .W53 2019
Publication Date: 2019-02-24
Flex your screenwriting skills and stretch your creativity with The Screenwriter's Workout! The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story. Have Fun While You: Design Dynamic Characters - New character creation tools make it easy to create characters designed to fit seamlessly with your script. Explore Structure - Delve inside structure to learn what it does, what it really is, and why you need it. Create Stories - Explore the art, science and craft of cinematic narrative with story-building tools, lessons and theories specifically designed to enhance your storytelling skills. Redefine Conflict - Learn what conflict actually is and what it does to an audience. Analyze Your Work - Save time and effort with rewriting tools to analyze the design of your screenplay. Craft Compelling Loglines - Learn how to write powerful loglines designed to help your screenplay sell. Discover Interactive Screenwriting - Learn the techniques and theories behind writing screenplays that engage and interact with audiences. Written in a conversational style, The Screenwriter's Workout is a fun and interactive way to strengthen your craft, hone your writing skills and refine your storytelling.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN1995.9.P7 B3535 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-01
If you dream of making a movie but don't know where to start or you're afraid that your film will end up being yet another unseen indie, this is the book for you. Based on the real-life experiences of Sundance award-winning screenwriter/director Diane Bell, SHOOT FROM THE HEART will guide you through the process of making an indie film successfully -- from writing a stand-out script to raising finance, from getting the most out of your shoot to planning a profitable release. Broken down into sixteen essential steps, this book provides you with a clear, actionable, real-world plan for turning your filmmaking dream into your reality. The method in this book is available to anyone, anywhere. You don't need a ton of money or industry connections, you just need to be willing to do the work of each step. In this book, you'll find ass-kicking inspiration and motivational tips for the long journey filmmaking is, as well as the practical knowledge and insider's information you need to make it happen. SHOOT FROM THE HEART will empower you to trust your creative instincts and leave you with no excuses for not making the best film you can. This guide is the only one you need if you seriously want to stop talking about making movies and actually make a great one.
Call Number: St. Johns River/Palatka Circulation -- PN3355 .W377 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
"Discover The Story Equation! One question can unlock your entire story! Are you struggling to build a riveting plot? Layered characters? How about fortify that saggy middle? Create that powerful ending? You can build an entire book by asking one powerful question, and then plugging it into an “equation” that makes your plot and characters come to life. You'll learn how to build the external and internal journey of your characters, create a theme, build story and scene tension, create the character change journey and even pitch and market your story. All with one amazing question."--Back cover.