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Have you ever watched a big-budget Hollywood movie and wondered "How did they do that?" or, perhaps, "How can I do that?" While digital technology greatly simplifies the filmmaking process, there are many tried-and-true production tricks that only those lucky enough to work in the world of high-budget professional film production get to know. The truth is that setting up a car chase, making a realistic-looking alien, staging a fistfight, creating atmospheric lighting, and using special effects are often not as difficult to master as you might think.

Digital Video Production Cookbook will show you how to create sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful sequences using low-cost methods adapted from high-end professional techniques. Author and award-winning filmmaker Chris Kenworthy explains how you can use a digital video camera and basic editing software, to create high-end production values with household equipment and a little imagination.

The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for:

  • Creating bluescreen effects

  • Simulating rain, snow, and other natural phenomena

  • Working with backlighting, simulated candlelight, and special lighting effects

  • Shooting day for night

  • Staging safe stunts, chase scenes, and fistfights

  • Makeup techniques for aging, bruises, and serious injuries

  • Shooting at night

  • Working with camera movement

  • Adding special effects such as laser bolts, holograms, and explosions

Packed with full-color, step-by-step instructions, inspirational examples, and authoritative information and advice, this book is the ultimate, no-nonsense cookbook for every aspiring digital filmmaker.

and much more.

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Average Rating: 2.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Digital Video Production Cookbook" - by Mr Dangerous on 04-SEP-2010
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This is a very amateurish book with very little technique apart from a few images and text to describe the effects.
OK for primary school kids but no one else

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