The Filmmaker's Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: Fourth Edition

by Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus

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  • 9780452297289
  • 9781101613801
The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film.

Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.

• Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films
•  Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras
•  Digital editing with the latest video editing systems
•  In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing
•  The business aspects of funding and producing your project
•  Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web

  • Penguin Publishing Group; November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781101613801
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Filmmaker's Handbook
  • Author: Steven Ascher; Edward Pincus
  • Imprint: Plume
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780452297289
  • 9781101613801

In The Press

Praise for The Filmmaker’s Handbook

“Seminal.”—The New York Times

“Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers.”—Boston Globe

“The bible—updated.”—The Independent

“This is an essential book.”—Self-Reliant Filmmaking

“You need this book. Billed as the authoritative guide to filmmaking from fundraising to distribution, the book achieves this in clear, accessible language using current up-to-date information. It's easy to see why this has become a standard text in many film schools. A gilt-edged investment for aspiring and beginning filmmakers and it would not be out of place in the libraries of experienced professionals either.”—James MacGregor, Netribution.co.uk

“This edition of the book is awesome. I don't know how you managed it. Such a mass of information so expertly organized and so clearly presented! Amazing.”—Alfred Guzzetti, Professor, Harvard University

“Anyone who is serious about learning the language and techniques of this art, whether amateur or professional, must have this comprehensive reference.”—Bookviews

“Speaking as a member of the  ‘figure it out yourself’ camp, I consider most ‘technical’ reference books to be nothing more than leisure reading. This one is worth its salt. Every page is relevant and fascinating. When I find a chapter that refers to something we've done, I realize that every mistake we made was covered, if only we'd thought to read up beforehand.”—Genericfilms.com

“I was thrilled to find your book, which is a gem. No matter what corner of the subject I poked into, looking for cogent explanations, the Handbook passed with flying colors. So please accept my admiration, appreciation and thanks.”—Pat Jackson, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University; Emmy-winning Supervising Sound Editor


About The Author

Steven Ascher is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker who has taught film at Harvard and MIT. He is currently directing Our Towns for HBO.

Edward Pincus was a director of many films, including The Axe in the Attic and One Cut, One Life. He taught film courses at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and developed the MIT Film Section. He died in 2013.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780452297289
  • 9781101613801