You don't have to invest a small fortune, own expensive gear, and employ an army of technicians to create a movie. Today's high-tech tools will fit in your backpack and don't require the financial backing of a major movie studio, making this the first generation in the history of moviemaking that doesn't have to beg for big bucks to put its stories on the screen. "Digital Filmmaking for Teens" emphasizes Hollywood-style moviemaking, the way the pros do it. You'll learn how to tell your story on a budget, using tips from industry veterans. Not sure where to start? No problem. You'll cover each step-from developing your idea and writing a script to planning for production, shooting, and editing. "Digital Filmmaking for Teens" includes an amazing DVD packed with advice, instructional videos, and examples.
About the Author
Pete Shaner is a motion-picture write-director who has written and directed two independent features: Lover's Knot (starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Grey, and Tim Curry) and Nicolas, a supernatural thriller (the first independent feature ever shot in 24P HD). In addition, he co-wrote and directed the second unit for the action movies Shootfighter and Shootfighter II. He also has written for the TV series JAG and worked as the on-set technical advisor for A Few Good Men. He teaches DV production and techniques at UCLA Extension.
Gerald Everett Jones has written more than 20 books on computer and business topics. His screenplay Ballpoint was accepted into the Screenwriter’s Lab of the Independent Feature Project/West. He is a past director of the Independent Writers of Southern California and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America. Jones has professional expertise in computer graphics, industrial video, and Web site development and served as writer and executive producer of the InnRoom Shopping Network.
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