The Digital Filmmaking Handbook by Ben Long
New video technology makes it possible to produce Hollywood-quality features, documentaries, training films, and a variety of other productions at a fraction of the cost of traditional film production. To master these digital tools or production, producers need to understand how to integrate these technologies with the traditional filmmakers' resources. If you are interested in, or are currently producing digital features, documentaries, or training material, everything you need to know about digital hardware, software, scripting, production, postproduction, and editing is included in this comprehensive resource. The book guides novice filmmakers through the entire production process, (covering both Windows and Macintosh platform issues), while helping experienced filmmakers discover how DV differs from what they already know. It's not just about video on your desktop, it's about using your desktop to create productions that can be distributed on the web, home video, broadcast television, projection or video including NTSC, PAL or DTV. The text: includes an in-depth analysis and comparison of the various digital video formats and cameras; details the various delivery formats including the Web, home video, TV, projection, and video (NTSC, PAL or DTV); and provides a detailed explanation of how to transfer digital video to film (including sample QuickTime movies of transferred footage). The CD-ROM includes sample productions to use in the learning process, demos of leading products, and other supporting files for the information covered in the book.