In Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers: The Fundamental Principles of Transitioning from Stills to Motion from Rocky Nook, Emmy Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps you begin your journey to becoming as capable and confident with creating works of motion as you are with photographing still images. While there are many similarities between photography and cinematography, there are key aspects of shooting motion-such as sound and camera movement, to name just two-that are uncharted territory for most photographers and Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers covers a wide range of tools, techniques, resources, and tips that offer practical input on how to transition to motion.
Increasingly, opportunities come to those who can create content for clients that need both stills and motion. To that end, the final chapter of the book covers those business opportunities that will open up to you with your newfound skills in motion: from multimedia projects, educational content, and interviews, to independent short films, stock video footage, and commercials. This is not an in-depth book on editing, directing, or even lighting. Instead, the goal of this book is to cover the fundamental aspects of filmmaking from a straightforward nuts-and-bolts perspective.
- Transitioning into Motion: Why and Why Now?
- Similarities and Differences between Stills and Motion
- Switching to a Filmmakers Brain
- Filmmaking Styles
- Framing Your Shot: The Basics of Composition
- Camera Movement
- The Art of Lighting: Creating New Worlds
- Why Sound Makes All the Difference
- The Tools of the Trade
- Shooting Interviews
- The Art of Editing Is Crafting a Story
- Color Theory and the Human Brain
- Distributing Your Work
About the Author
Eduardo is also a co-founder of the production company The Digital Distillery, a multidisciplinary team of filmmakers, architects, poets, web developers, composers, editors, and marketing experts collaborating to transform ideas and products into visual stories.