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Complete Digital Video Guide A Step-by-Step Handbook for Making Great Home Movies Using Your Digital Camcorder

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ISBN-10: 0762106565

ISBN-13: 9780762106561

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bob Brandon

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Whether it's vacations, significant family events, school concerts, graduations, or simply fun times at home, everyone wants to preserve such moments with loved ones through entertaining, crisp, high-quality digital video movies. But how can these important home movies avoid the usual pitfalls of repetition, jumpiness, and lighting and sound inconsistency that home filmmakers encounter? Award-winning photographer Bob Brandon shows you how, using only a digital video camera and the amazing power of the latest program available on every PC operated by Microsoft XP: Windows Movie Maker Unlike so many other manuals filled with jargon and difficult instructions, The Complete Digital Video Guide takes an almost entirely visual, easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to creating high-quality digital home movies. Through over 600 photographs and diagrams, state-of-the-art information, and his informal tone, Brandon covers every stage in the digital process. Learn the basics--how to plan your approach, set up the shoot, get the sound and lighting right, and more. Then using the incredible (and easy-to-use) editing capacity of Windows Movie Maker turn your home movies into dynamic, studio-quality productions that you and your family will enjoy forever.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Introduction
Choosing the Camera That's Right for You
Types of Cameras
Digital Video Basics
Compact Cameras
Larger Cameras
Camera Menus and Displays
Edit Software and Storage
Additional Equipment
Using Your Camera
Getting to Know Your Camera
Exposure Controls
Focus
Depth of Field
White Balance: A Quick Start
Recording Sound with Your Camera
Handling Your Camera
Panning and Zooming
Photo Opportunities
Your Camera and Light
Manipulating Light with Your Camera
White Balance
Lighting Your Shot
Soft Lighting
Shooting Using Natural Light
Filters
Lighting on the Cheap
Lighting and Exposure
Composition
Develop Your Eye
Composing a Moving Object
Rules of Composition
Depth of Field and Composition
Lightnin'-Fast Reflexes
Composition Do's and Don'ts
Telling a Story
The Storyteller's Tools
The Elements of a Story
Uncontrolled Action
Shoot for the Edit
Capturing Sound and Pictures
Capturing Pictures as They Happen
Nine Steps to Help You Organize Your Shoot
Sound as It Happens
Types of Microphones
Other Sound Equipment
Building Your Story
Shooting a Wedding
Shooting a Sporting Event
Shooting a Birthday Party
Shooting a Family Vacation
Storytelling Review
Shooting a Personal Profile
Shoot Your Subject
A Personal Profile of My Mother
Log Your Tapes
Create an Outline
Write a Script
Personal Profile: Lillie Seal Brandon
Incorporating Still Photos
The Interview
How to Capture Film on Video
Importing VHS Tape
Editing Your Video
The Art of the Edit
How to Get Started Editing
Placing the First Scene
A Look at the Timeline
The First Cut
A Look at Transitions
The Effects Bin
Editing the Mom Profile
Compression and Outputting Your Video
Editing on Your Mac
Review Your Work
The Finished Product
Resources
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments