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SampleDigitalFilmmaking1012nd Edition

SampleDigitalFilmmaking1012nd Edition

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Published by: Michael Wiese Productions on May 19, 2010
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DIGITALFILMMAKING101
 AN ESSENTIAL GUIDETO PRODUCING LOW-BUDGET MOVIESSECOND EDITION
DALE NEWTON&JOHN GASPARD
 
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsxiiIntroductionxiiiChapter 1: The Dream ~
Taking a Leap
1Chapter 2: The Script ~
 If It Ain’t on the Page…
5
The Basics5Story6The Three-Act Structure6 Writing for a Tiny Budget7
Creating Unique Characters 
7
Mystery 
8
Twists 
8
Dramatic Tension
9
Building Drama or Comedy 
9
Testing Your Story 
9
Number of Characters 
10
Number of Locations 
13
Write What You Own
15
Night vs. Day & Big vs. Small 
16
Other Constraints 
17
Finding the Write Stuff 
18
Chapter 3: The Budget ~
 And How to Budge It 
23
Essentials24 Almost-Essentials24Luxuries25The Budget27Four Budget Options30
v
 
Pinching the Pennies (Until Abraham Yells)30Squeezing the Budget32
Screenplay and Rights 
32
Cast and Crew 
33
Set Construction
36
Model Building 
37
Wardrobe 
38
Makeup and Hair 
40
Lighting and Lighting Supplies 
42
Camera Equipment 
44
Sound Equipment 
48
Vehicles 
50
Meals 
50
Locations 
51
Tape Stock 
52
Digital Still Camera and Production Stills 
53
Storage Vault Rental 
54
Non-Linear Edit System
54
Editing Software 
56
Film-Look Software 
57
Video Dubs 
57
Music Recording 
58
Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue Looping 
59
Titles 
59
Sneak Preview 
59
Final Output and Preview DVDs 
60
Publicity Photos and Packets 
61
Photocopying Scripts, Miscellaneous Photocopying 
62
Postage for Publicity and Preview DVDs 
62
Video-To-Film Transfer 
62How to Shoot It for Less64
Chapter 4: The Business ~
Ultra-Low Budget, Inc.
65
Business Decisions66Money67
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