Digital Filmmaking

Mike Figgis

Faber & Faber

0571226256

9780571226252

Trade Paperback

176 Pages

$14.00

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In this guide, Academy Award nominee Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital filmmaking technology so as to get the very best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process—from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He dispenses further wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format.

Offering everything that you could wish to know on the subject, this is a handbook that will become an essential backpocket reference for the digital film enthusiast—whether your goal is to make no-budget movies or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings. Table of Contents Introduction
1. Choosing Your Weapon, Learning to Love It
2. Excursions into Super-8, 16mm, Super-16 and Hi-8
3. Customised Cameras, Video Aesthetics
4. Pre-Production, Part 1: The Budget
5. Pre-Production, Part 2: Location
6. Lighting
7. Camera Movement
8. Working with Actors
9. Post-Production
10. Music
11. Distribution
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Mike Figgis's films include Internal Affairs, Miss Julie, Time Code, and Hotel. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Leaving Las Vegas.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mike Figgis

  • Mike Figgis’s films include Internal Affairs, Miss Julie, Time Code, and Hotel. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Director and Best Screenplay for Leaving Las Vegas.
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