The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide from Focal Press and written by Anthony Q. Artis discusses making a documentary in a low resource environment. If you have little time, money, or experience, you can learn how to be creative with your available resources and do more with less. It provides you with the following guidelines to manage your projects efficiently:
Fresh coverage of DSLR cameras, new lighting gear, visual storytelling, postproduction techniques, and distribution in an online era.
500+ full color illustrations, timesaving tips, and practical input from filmmakers that you can immediately apply to your own projects.
New sections on fundraising, lens choices, international shooting, the 4K format, shooting on iPhones, pre-visualization, wireless microphones, dolly and slider shots, staging remote interviews, transcripts, and more.
Putting together a documentary crew and choosing the right equipment for the job. Planning through all the obstacles, avoiding common film making pitfalls and improving your lighting, audio, and visual storytelling skills before you begin.
About the Author
Anthony Q. Artis is a veteran of the film and television industry, whose features and TV shows have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Market, Slamdance, and Cinequest, as well as on MTV and the Independent Film Channel. He has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, gaffer, and cinematographer, and survived more low-budget shoots than he cares to admit. He remains an active filmmaker, Adjunct Professor of film and TV at NYU and is the author of the bestselling Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide (2007), The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide (2010) and numerous filmmaking courses on Lynda.com.