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  • Pete Shaner is a motion-picture writer and director who has written and directed two independent features: Lover's Knot and Nicolas, the first independent feature ever shot in 24p HD. He teaches digital video production and techniques at UCLA Extension. He has written for the TV series JAG and worked as the on-set technical advisor for A Few Good Men. Shaner has appeared several times as a guest on TechTV's Call for Help, where he explains digital video camcorder and production techniques.

  • 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.

  • Learn to make low-cost DV footage look like a visually stunning Hollywood production without a film-school education, expensive studio gear, or a degree in video engineering.

  • Offers digital video enthusiasts accessible, not too technical coverage of 24P with emphasis on practical techniques.

  • Provides stunning video examples on the included CD-ROM.

  • Explains how to achieve 24P frame-rate appearance and motion effects, either in-camera or in post-production.

  • Describes all the other parameters and characteristics besides 24P that contribute to the audience's perception of a filmed look.

  • Covers the importance of an environmentally rich soundtrack, music, and composited special effects to creating cinematic illusion.

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