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Film Production Technique

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ISBN-10: 0534564771

ISBN-13: 9780534564773

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Bruce Mamer

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The text includes coverage of cutting-edge technologies as well as traditional techniques as it discusses lighting, cameras, editing, crew organization, and the production process. An outstanding art program helps students understand difficult material and visualize the equipment and methods currently used in the film industry.
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Prefacep. XV
Blocking for the Camerap. 1
Initiating the Processp. 2
The Future of Filmp. 2
The Shape of Film Editingp. 4
Shooting, Editing, and Finishing on Filmp. 6
Shooting, Editing, and Finishing on Videop. 10
Shooting on Film, Editing and Finishing on Videop. 14
Shooting on Film, Editing on Video, and Finishing on Filmp. 15
Shooting, Editing, and Finishing on Video and Transferring to Filmp. 16
Creating the Shotsp. 18
The Language of the Camerap. 18
The Shotsp. 19
Proxemicsp. 19
Movementp. 25
Focus Effectsp. 34
Lens Perspective and Characteristicsp. 37
Constructing the Scenep. 42
The Directorp. 42
The Menup. 43
Basic Scene Structurep. 44
Continuityp. 47
The Linep. 52
Crew Organizationp. 60
The Sequence of Eventsp. 60
The Production Crewp. 63
The Crew's Responsibilitiesp. 65
The Producer's Teamp. 66
The Director's Teamp. 67
The Camera Crewp. 70
Previsualizationp. 73
Preparationp. 73
Methods of Previsualizationp. 74
A Typical Scenep. 77
Production Design and Costumep. 80
Organization on the Setp. 82
Another Typical Scenep. 86
The Camerap. 99
The Camera Bodyp. 100
Movement and Perceptionp. 100
The Basic Mechanismp. 101
Formatsp. 108
Camera Loadsp. 110
Camerasp. 112
Basic Threading Proceduresp. 114
Magazinesp. 117
Viewing Systemsp. 119
Camera Optionsp. 122
Camera Featuresp. 124
Cleaning and Carep. 125
Tripodsp. 130
Video and the Digital Domainp. 134
The Video Image and the Video Camerap. 136
The Lensp. 142
Focusp. 143
f-stopp. 145
Focal Lengthp. 147
Depth of Fieldp. 149
Prime Versus Zoomp. 155
Lens Mountsp. 155
Front-Filters and Matte Boxesp. 156
Care and Maintenancep. 157
Film Stocks, Processing, and Video Transfer and Capturep. 159
Construction of the Film Stockp. 159
Exposure Indexp. 161
Color Balancep. 161
Raw Stocksp. 164
Processingp. 166
Video Applicationsp. 171
Film-to-Video Transfer and Digital Editingp. 172
Basic Definitionsp. 175
Capturing Videop. 180
Shootingp. 183
Compositionp. 184
The Director of Photographyp. 184
The Framep. 185
Lining Up the Shotsp. 192
Practical Considerationsp. 201
Notes and Suggestionsp. 203
Procedures and Equipmentp. 205
The Takep. 205
The Slatep. 206
The Camera Assistantp. 209
Equipmentp. 215
Soundp. 217
Toward a Final Sound Trackp. 217
Single- and Double-System Soundp. 219
Synchronizationp. 221
The Character of Soundp. 222
Microphonesp. 226
The Production Sound Crewp. 237
Riding Gainp. 239
Recording a Scenep. 240
Sound Effectsp. 248
Sound Transfersp. 250
Cleaning and Repairp. 251
Lighting and Exposurep. 253
Concepts and Equipmentp. 254
The Importance of Lightingp. 254
Basic Three-Point Lightingp. 255
High-key and Low-keyp. 257
Lighting Stylesp. 259
Types of Lighting Instrumentsp. 260
Other Types of Sourcesp. 266
Light Metersp. 267
Manipulation of Lightsp. 271
Exposure and Latitudep. 275
Exposure Index, Foot-candles, and f-stopsp. 275
Using the Light Meterp. 276
The Central Confusionp. 281
Evaluating Existing Lightp. 281
Latitudep. 285
Reflectant Qualityp. 292
t-stopsp. 295
Planning the Lightingp. 296
Thinking Out the Processp. 296
Lighting: A Basic Strategyp. 296
Lighting Applicationsp. 298
Problems and Solutionsp. 302
The Setup: Decision Makingp. 307
The Setup: Fine-tuningp. 310
Executing the Lightingp. 318
A Checklistp. 318
Lighting Continuityp. 318
f-stops and Consistencyp. 321
Controlling Focusp. 324
Matching Color Sourcesp. 325
Electricityp. 329
Printing, Processing, and Exposure Manipulationsp. 331
Slow Motion and Fast Motionp. 334
Filming Various Skin Tonesp. 336
Safetyp. 338
Planning and Preparationp. 340
Transferring to Videop. 343
f-stop Choice and the Checklist Revisitedp. 344
A Typical Scenep. 346
Editingp. 347
Principles, Procedures, and Equipmentp. 348
Film Editing and Digital Nonlinear Editingp. 348
The Purposes of Editingp. 348
General Editing Principlesp. 349
Structuring the Editingp. 352
Basic Termsp. 356
Procedures in Film Editingp. 358
Film Equipment and Suppliesp. 360
The Shape of Digital Nonlinear Editingp. 365
Finishingp. 366
Cutting Picture and Soundp. 370
The Film Editp. 370
The NLE System Editp. 372
Film: Preparing to Edit Sync Soundp. 374
NLE: Preparing to Edit Sync Soundp. 383
Dialogue Cuttingp. 384
Cutting Nonsync Sound and Picturep. 390
MOS Inserts: Film and NLEp. 396
A & B Rolling Sync Soundp. 397
A Typical Scenep. 400
Audio Finishingp. 403
Finishing the Filmp. 405
Titlingp. 406
Film: Preparing Leadersp. 406
Final Sound Mixingp. 406
Preparation for the Negative Cutterp. 411
Negative Cuttingp. 414
The Final Printp. 423
Glossaryp. 428
Indexp. 438
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