Action!: Professor Know-It-All's Guide to Film and Video (DIY) (Paperback)
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An illustrated guide to DIY movie-making.
Have you ever wanted to make your own movies, documentaries, music videos, or vlogs? In this easy-to-read and magnificently illustrated volume, you will learn why movies move; how film and video cameras work; how to light and expose your shots to get the best results; how to create eye-pleasing compositions; and how to record crystal clear sounds. It's a do-it-yourself guidebook for film and video makers of all ages and experience levels.
Whether you've got a phone and a YouTube account, an old Super-8 handheld camera, or a fancy, state of the art motion picture studio, you still need a good idea and a good knowledge of the basics. Bill Brown, aka Professor Know-It-All, with his cast of helpful animal assistants, give you all the technical knowledge you need so that you can stop worrying about your gear and your settings and let your ideas come to life.
About the Author
Bill Brown is a filmmaker, a photographer, and an author who has produced the films Buffalo Common, Confederation Park, Hub City, Mountain State, The Other Side, and Roswell. He is the author of all 14 issues of the zine Dream Whip, and the book Saugus to the Sea. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.