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Focal Press Book: Voice & Vision (2nd Edition)

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Product Highlights
  • Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
  • Creative Approach to Film/DV Production
  • Practical Skills & Artistic Choices
  • Working Within Limitations
  • HD, Digital Cinema & Film-Out Workflows

Voice & Vision (2nd Edition), available from Focal Press, is a comprehensive guide for students and independent filmmakers that focuses on the aesthetic side of filmmaking as well as its technical aspects, for both digital video and traditional film production.

There's plenty of detailed information about the tools of film & video and the stages of filmmaking, but there's also a heavy focus on artistic considerations. The goal of the book is to help readers develop their creative voice and gain the confidence to use it by learning solid practical skills. Visual expression and cinematic ideas are placed front and center. The raw technical and line-producing aspects of production are presented thoroughly, yet set in their proper place: in the service of the filmmaker's creative vision.

The book features several "In Practice" sidebars that examine aesthetics, conceptual issues, and practical decisions in real-world contexts. Some of them analyze a scene from an easily rentable film in light of a specific technological or process-related decision – such as the choice of a location, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting setup, or an edit point. Others relay common production challenges that student & independent filmmakers are likely to encounter on real production shoots.

For this edition, the book has been updated to include breakdowns of workflows that center around high-definition video, film-out, and digital cinema. For instructors, additional teaching resources are available at the book's companion website (www.voiceandvisionbook.com).

Companion Website
The book has a dedicated web resource (www.voiceandvisionbook.com) with high-resolution lighting and exposure illustrations, interactive Flash figures, and award-winning short film examples
Highly Visual
Close to 600 lavish illustrations
Technical Information
Comprehensive technical information on both film and digital video production, with a focus on low-budget techniques and creative expression
Film & Digital Video
The book's treatment is a seamless integration of film and digital video. Express yourself with any camera and any format
Working Within a Budget
A focus on successful filmmaking within limitations. Learn to work successfully with available resources (time, equipment, budget, personnel) and turn limitations into opportunities
A Focus on Audio
A substantial exploration of the sound tools and techniques used in film production and the creative impact of the post-production sound design
On Set
Extensive information on production safety, etiquette and set procedures
Contents
Part I: Developing Your Film on Paper
From Idea to Cinematic Story
The Screenplay
The Visual Language and Aesthetics of Cinema
Organizing Time and Space
From Screenplay to Visual Plan

Part II: Preparing for Production
Preparing for Production
The Cast and Crew

Part III: Tools and Techniques: Production
The Film System
The Digital Video System
The Lens
Camera Support
Basics of Exposure
Basic Lighting for Film and DV
Advanced Lighting and Exposure
Sound for Production
Production Sound Tools
Sound Recording Technique
On Set!

Part IV: Tools and Techniques: Post-Production
Post-Production Overview and Workflow
Principles and Process of Digital Editing
The Art and Technique of Editing
The Sound Design in Film
Cutting Sound and Working with Multiple Tracks
Finishing, Mastering, and Distribution

Appendix
Bibliography
Glossary
Subject Film / Video Production
Author Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Edition 2nd
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 600
Dimensions (HxW) 10.9 x 8.5" (27.7 x 21.6 cm)
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 978-0-240-81158-1
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published July 12, 2011
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