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Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies von Willoughby, Nick (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.04.2015
  • Verlag: For Dummies
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Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies

The easy way for kids to get started with filmmaking If you've been bitten by the filmmaking bug-even if you don't have a background in video or access to fancy equipment- Digital Filmmaking For Kids makes it easy to get up and running with digital filmmaking! This fun and friendly guide walks you through a ton of cool projects that introduce you to all stages of filmmaking, Packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instruction, and simple examples, it shows you how to write a script, create a storyboard, pick a set, light a scene, master top-quality sound, frame and shoot, edit, add special effects, and share your finished product with friends or a global audience, Anyone can take a selfie or upload a silly video to YouTube-but it takes practice and skill to shoot professional-looking frames and make your own short film, Written by a film and video professional who has taught hundreds of students, this kid-accessible guide provides you with hands-on projects that make it fun to learn all aspects of video production, from planning to scripting to filming to editing, Plus, it includes access to videos that highlight and demonstrate skills covered in the book, making learning even easier and less intimidating to grasp, Create a film using the tools at hand Plan, script, light and shoot your video Edit and share your film Plan a video project from start to finish
If you're a student aged 7-16 with an interest in creating and sharing your self-made video, this friendly guide lights the way for your start in digital filmmaking, Nick Willoughby heads Filmmaking For Kids and Film Future, a pair of programs designed to teach kids aged 7-16 the various aspects of filmmaking, Nick is also a writer and director for 7 Stream Media, a video and media production firm based in the UK,

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 336
    Erscheinungsdatum: 22.04.2015
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781119027454
    Verlag: For Dummies
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Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies

PROJECT 0
Getting Started with Digital Filmmaking

Welcome to Digital Filmmaking for Kids For Dummies. What is digital filmmaking and how is it different from ordinary filmmaking? Good question! Many years ago, perhaps before you were born, films were captured using cameras that recorded a series of still images to a reel of film or tape that ran through the camera. These reels were then cut together by hand, which was a very long and complicated process. Back then, fewer people were able to make high-quality films due to the cost of the equipment and production.

Digital filmmaking is simpler and less expensive than traditional filmmaking because digital cameras are able to capture images digitally through electronic chips, which send the images to media cards or hard drives and not to reels of film, which are expensive to buy and can't be reused. The importing and editing process is also simpler because each section or clip of recorded video is imported and edited as separate files, making the editing process quicker and more efficient.

Some filmmakers still prefer traditional filmmaking to digital filmmaking because they prefer the look of the images captured with old, traditional film cameras. That look used to be hard to replicate with digital cameras, but things are changing. Some of the latest digital cinema cameras produce unbelievably beautiful footage.

The introduction of digital cameras has opened up opportunities for future filmmakers like you to get your films made and get them seen. It's never been easier or cheaper to turn ideas and stories into films. Just look at the number of short films on YouTube and Vimeo - we live in a creative world!

With the skills and tips you learn in this book, you will be turning your ideas and stories into films to share with your family and friends.
The Filmmaking Process

The filmmaking process can be divided up into five main stages:

Development
Pre-production
Production
Post-production
Distribution
If you imagine the filmmaking process as a journey, these five main stages are stops on the way. You can't get to your final destination unless you stop at each of these places along the way. Each of these stages are discussed in the next few sections.
Development

This is one of the most important areas of the filmmaking process, and it can be one of the hardest. too. It's usually the longest part of filmmaking, because it's important to get the concept and the story right before moving into the production phase. Development can be rushed, however, and is sometimes skipped altogether, although this leaves the story undeveloped, which can cause problems for the filmmaker later in the pre-production stage. The development stage involves creating ideas and building the story so that it's ready to take into pre-production.

In the development stage, the filmmaker comes up with themes and ideas in order to create a story with a good beginning, middle, and end. This story is then used to create a script for the actors to work from and a storyboard for the director and crew to work from.
Pre-production

This stage uses the idea, story, script, and storyboard created in the development stage to prepare for the production stage. In pre-production, everything is planned for as much as possible. If this stage is rushed or skipped, something may go wrong during the production stage, and it could take longer to film.

In the pre-production stage, actors are cast for the characters in the film, locations are found and sets are built for each scene, each filming day is planned and scheduled, and rehearsals for the actors are organized. The time and attention spent at this stage saves time in the production and post-production stages.
Production

The production stage is wher

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