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No-Budget Digital Filmmaking

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ISBN-10: 0071412328

ISBN-13: 9780071412322

Edition: 2003

Authors: Chuck Gloman

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Digital video cameras have made cheap video production accessible to all, but that doesn't mean anyone can do it well. This book shows the no-budget tricks of the trade.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 317
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

What Kind of Videos Can I Make?
The Ever-Changing Tape Formats
Equipment: One Chip Versus Three
What's Out There and How Do I Get Involved?
Reading Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (Book Learning)
Get Back to School (Class Learning)
Just Do It
How Cheap Is Cheap?
What's Involved?
You Want It When?
How Long Is It?
What's the Budget?
Event Videos: Avoiding Pigeonholing
Legal Videos
The Deposition
Day in the Life
Mock Trial
Legal Documentary
The Most Uninteresting Video: Documentation Video
Legal Video
Insurance Video
Real Estate Video
Police Related Video
Medical Video
Reality TV
In the Beginning: Preproduction
Getting Contacts
Advertising: Always the Best Medicine
Business Cards
Word of Mouth, or Watch What You Say
Seeing is Believing
Approaching New Clients on Your Own
Letting Your Fingers Do the Walking
Come into My Chamber
The World Wide Web
All the News That's Fit to Print
All the World's a Job Fair
Boy, It's Cold in Here
Is It Safe?
The Big Example
How to Get Ideas for Videos
Reverse Psychology
Review: The Nine Most Important Ways to Get Ideas for Videos
How to Write Low-Budget Productions
No Class Today, There's a Substitute
Read My Lips
It's All in the Eyes
Is It Real or Plastic?
An Imagination Is a Wonderful Thing Not to Waste
Using People
Never Mind, I'll Do It Myself
Are Storyboards Really Necessary?
Review: The 10 Most Important Things to Remember When Storyboarding
How to Find the Right Location: Free Ones
Life's a Beach
Let the Fiasco Begin
Review: The 12 Most Important Things to Remember When Looking for the Best Location
Shooting with Nonprofessional Actors (The Client's Relatives)
Review: The 10 Most Important Things to Remember When Working with Nonprofessionals
Do I Buy, Rent, or Steal (Borrow)?
Cameras Are the Eyes of the Soul
I Want My Own Toys
The TV Commercial
How to Make a Commercial with No Camera and No Budget
Holiday Spot
Web Site
My First Time in Jewelry
Review: Five Things You Can Do with No Money
I've Got the Chroma Key Blues
Review: Five Things to Remember When Trying to be Blue
Don't Call Us, We'll Call You
Review: Ten Reasons to Prove You're in Charge
How to Make a 35mm Commercial on a Video Budget
Review: Five Reasons Why Film Is Worth the Expense
Making a Car Commercial with Someone Else's Footage
Apple Pie and Chevrolet
Review: Five Reasons Why Someone Else's Footage Works for You
How to Write a Car Commercial
The World's a Car Commercial
Review: The Ten Most Important Things to Remember When Writing a Commercial about Cars
Shooting on Location: Expecting the Worst
Amused at an Amusement Park
A Really Big Shoe
Review: How to Better Expect the Unexpected
The Corporate Video
Creating Nonboring Corporate Videos
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Review: Six Steps to Keep Your Corporate Videos Exciting
Making the Most of What You Have to Work With
Easy Editing Made Difficult
Review: Ten Great Things to Do When Using Multiple Crews and an NLE System
Getting Light Where It Normally Isn't
The Grannies Have It
How to Be a Bouncer
Review: Six Ways to Use Lighting in a Pinch
What's so Swell about Gels?
How It's Done
Color Correction
Being a Good Model
Review: Four Ways of Making the Beautiful More Attractive
Lighting Ceilings
How to Soften the Blow
Working on the Set or on Location
Play Indoors: The Indoor Set
Reaching New Heights (Without Falling)
The Outdoor Set: Location
Review: Using Scaffolding Effectively
How-to Videos
Becoming an Expert in Something You Know Nothing About
Full of Hot Air
Review: Five Tips for Shooting in the Air
Lower than Your Feet
Review: Five Tips for Shooting on the Ground
Reaching the Entire Audience
Don't Be Afraid of Make-up
Stop Whining
Review: Ten Things to Do When Snorkeling
Fierce Competition: Is It Really?
Shoot Golf In or Out of Season
Review: Five Golf Shooting Tips the Pros Don't Know
Two for the Price of One
Review: Six Reasons Why Two Is Better Than One
Making a Video Your Mom Would Be Proud of
Having Your Car Mounted
Don't Try This at Home
I Can See Myself
Review: Ten Things to Watch Out for When Using Car Mounts
Special Effects on a Low Budget
Honey, I Blew Up the Camera
May I Have the Condoms Please?
Review: Ten Things to Remember when Creating Blood Squibs
Getting Funding from Strange Places
Shooting High Definition Without Getting Railroaded
Please Don't Shoot, We're Amish
Review: Ten Things to Do when Working with the Amish
Who Pays for All This?
Working with Cooked Vegetables
Wandering Aimlessly
You Can't Please People Some of the Time
Good Thing I Was Ready
More Ideas for the Frugal
Back to the Vegetables
Review: Twelve Things to Document when Shooting a Documentary
Choosing the Right Market for Your Documentary
Poor Little Me
Take Two
Who Me?
Other Avenues
Review: Sixteen Things You'll Need when Shooting from a Helicopter
Training Videos
Training the Untrainable
Tractors, Tractors Everywhere
Modulator Flow
That Retiring Feeling
Review: Ten Ways to Train the Not-So-Trainable
A Second Life for Your Videos
Working Without a Net
My, What a Long Lens You Have
The Fun House
Bits and Pieces
Review: Seven Ways to Make Your Training Video Unique
Don't Forget the Government
Your Pad or Mine?
If the Water's Green, Don't Go In
Review: Ten Reasons Why Smaller Is Better at a Live News-Type Training Event
When Do I Join Forces with Others?
Summer Help, Some Aren't
Don't Get Sick on Me
Swap Meet
Review: Six Tips for Traveling with Equipment
Interactive Programming: DVDs
DVDs: The Sordid History
Smile, You're Being Recorded
New Business Ventures
Examples Are More Fun
Encode Me
Review: Five Reasons Why DVD Authoring Is the Wave of the Future
How Not to Get Involved
In a Class by Itself
Free Is In
Review: Five Steps to Successful DVD Authoring
Reaching Millions by Spending Thousands
How It's Done
How Much Is It Going to Cost Me?
Creating Features on Digital Video
The Secret Ingredient
One Step at a Time
It Almost Worked
Finding People
The World Is Not a Stage
The Best You Can't Afford
Whatever It Takes to Get the Shot
Review: Thirteen Ways to be Featured in a Feature
Marketing a Long Movie
Going to the Market
The Movie Poster
Newspaper Advertisement
To DVD or Not to DVD
When to Have a Big Mouth
Let's Make a Distribution Deal
Review: Eight Nifty Ways to Market Your Video
Coming Attractions
Catching the Wave
Creating a Stir
The Press Junket
Review: Five Ways to Advertise While Wearing a Shirt
Streaming Video on the Web
Selling Yourself, Then Your Work
The Internet and You
Streaming Live
I Want to Convert
It's a State of Design
Review: Five Ways to Sell Yourself on the Internet
Is the Internet Really Ready for Me?
DCTV Makes History
Enter GlobalStreams
The Present and the Future
Review: Two Ways to Make Better Streams Without Water
Making Choppy Video Work for You
Great After Effects
Popcorn Optional
History in the Making
Just the Beginning