"I found Filmmaking For Dummies a thorough and informative read: a complete A to Z that demystifies not only production, but pre- and post- production as well. Stoller paints a picture of filmmaking so basic that you'd have to be not just a dummy but completely braindead if you're unable to make your own movie after closing the book." (Entertainment Weekly, September 5, 2003)
Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film
With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.
Now updated! Your step-by-step guide to turning your filmmaking dreams into reality
So you want to make movies? Whether you're looking to go pro or create quality home movies, renowned filmmaker Bryan Michael Stoller shares his extensive hands-on experience in shooting a successful film. From developing a script and securing financing to editing and working in high definition, he reveals secret tips for capturing great moments on film — even on a tight budget!
About the Author
Tell your story — explore the different genres and write (or find) a screenplay
Gear up and start production — choose the right camera and format, scout a location, and hire the right cast and crew
Add the finishing touches — edit your scenes, set your movie to music, incorporate sound effects, and more
Get your film in front of an audience — enter film festivals and find a distributor
Grasp the latest technology — understand the advancements in digital and HD; upload your movies to such sites as YouTube and MySpace
Exclusive new interview — gain invaluable insights from Alan Horn, President and COO of Warner Bros.
Bryan Michael Stoller
is an international-award-winning filmmaker who has produced, written, and directed over 80 productions, including short comedy films, half-hour television shows, music videos, commercials, and feature films. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including actors and studio presidents.