Focal Press Book: Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film & DV Production (2nd Edition)

Focal Press Book: Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film & DV Production (2nd Edition)

Focal Press Book: Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film & DV Production (2nd Edition)

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  • Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
  • Paperback: 578 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Published: June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780240811581
  • Creative Approach to Film/DV Production
  • Practical Skills & Artistic Choices
  • HD, Digital Cinema & Film-Out Workflows
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Voice & Vision, A Creative Approach to Narrative Film & DVD Production, 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.

This 2nd edition Softcover book is filled with detailed information about the tools of film & video, and the stages of filmmaking, with a heavy focus on artistic considerations. Develop your 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.

Author Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has been teaching all levels of film and video production for more than a decade at Hunter College in New York City. He works professionally in both film and video and has performed a wide range of duties on films, including producing, writing, directing, cinematography, and editing.

New for Second Edition
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.
  • Highly Visual with nearly 600 lavish illustrations
  • Comprehensive technical information on both film and digital video production, with a focus on low-budget techniques and creative expression
  • The book's treatment is a seamless integration of film and digital video. Express yourself with any camera and any format
  • A focus on successful filmmaking within limitations. Learn to work successfully with available resources (time, equipment, budget, personnel) and turn limitations into opportunities
  • A substantial exploration of the sound tools and techniques used in film production and the creative impact of the post-production sound design
  • Extensive information on production safety, etiquette and set procedures
Companion Website Contents
Acknowledgements for the Second Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition

Part I: Developing Your Film on Paper

  • Chapter 1: From Idea to Cinematic Story
  • Chapter 2: The Screenplay
  • Chapter 3: The Visual Language & Aesthetics of Cinema
  • Chapter 4: Organizing Time and Space
  • Chapter 5: From Screenplay to Visual Plan

Part II: Preparing for Production

  • Chapter 6: Preparing for Production
  • Chapter 7: The Cast and Crew

Part III: Tools and Techniques: Production

  • Chapter 8: The Film System
  • Chapter 9: The Digital Video System
  • Chapter 10: The Lens
  • Chapter 11: Camera Support
  • Chapter 12: Basics of Exposure
  • Chapter 13: Basic Lighting for Film and DV
  • Chapter 14: Lighting & Exposure: Beyond the Basics
  • Chapter 15: Sound for Production
  • Chapter 16: Location Sound Techniques
  • Chapter 17: On-Set Procedures
  • Chapter 18: Set Etiquette & Production Safety

Part IV: Tools & Techniques: Postproduction

  • Chapter 19: Postproduction Overview & Workflow
  • Chapter 20: The Process of Digital Editing
  • Chapter 21: The Art and Technique of Editing
  • Chapter 22: The Sound Design in Film
  • Chapter 23: Cutting Sound & Working with Multiple Tracks
  • Chapter 24: Finishing, Mastering, and Distribution

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Focal Press 9780240811581 specs

Subject Film / Video Production
Author Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Edition 2nd
Format Paperback
Pages 578
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 9780240811581
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published June 2011

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