Making Short Films

Making Short Films

Book - 2006
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* Accompanying DVD of thirty short films offers an instructive mini film festival * Shows beginners how to make meaningful films without fancy equipment * Great for film students and independent filmmakers Want to make an art film, a documentary, a video biography? Here's how to create real movies using consumer digital video format--without spending a lot of money or time. Author Jim Piper has taught filmmaking for more than thirty years--and along with his technical expertise, he brings entertaining anecdotes and great examples. His descriptions of more than one hundred student films, illustrated with three hundred stills, offer inspiration for beginners, and the accompanying DVD showcases thirty examples that comprise an intriguing and instructive mini film festival.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781581154443
Branch Call Number: ANF 791.43023 PIP
Characteristics: vii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 videodisc (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)

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Jun 03, 2014

As an advocate of short films and student cinema, I find this book to be one I'd strongly recommend for the curious reader. An instructive manual for the aspiring filmmaker, and an excellent learning tool. You'll love it, even if it's just to watch the DVD which has 30 short films many featured in the book.

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