A 219-page guide to shooting digital films, written by Marcus van Bavel, DVFilm's chief engineer. Everything you need to know including selecting a camera, lighting, recording sound, editing, preparing for film transfer, promotion, marketing and distribution is found in this book. It is updated and contains the latest information. The new edition contains lots of information on the recent HD video cameras and HD video capable DSLRs like the Canon 5d Mark2, the Canon 7d, the T2i, and the Panasonic GH1.
The price is $10.00 for a downloadable PDF document.
REVIEWS OF THE BOOK BY FILMMAKERS
"I highly recommend Shooting Digital... as van Bavel
is a filmmaker himself, the book contains invaluable
real-world tips and insights purely professional
'video geeks' may not have encountered."
-- Kevin West
"If you're planning a digital feature or short film, I can't
recommend van Bavel's book enough. I haven't seen
anything comparable on the market. There's enough
technical "meat" to enlighten the battle-hardened,
veteran production techie, as well as tips and anecdotes
that will aid and entertain the novice. It's all here from
shooting to editing; don't leave your pre-production
meeting without it."
-- David Boone
"Shooting Digital is the ideal reference for new filmmakers,
packing years of experience into one thorough, concise and
unpretentious book. My overwhelming reaction as I read it
cover to cover was to wish I'd had it in my hands a year ago!"
Producer/Director of Documentary SPLIT DECISION
"I just finished your book, Shooting Digital, last night, and
wanted you to know how valuable I found it. I have been researching
Digital Filmaking for the last six months, and nothing ---- no
no book, no video --- comes anywhere near being as comprehensive,
informative, or helpful. I cannot recommend your book more highly.
And at $35, I feel as though I have either ripped you off, or
just taken advantage of your saintly nature and generous act of
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REVIEWS BY THE PRESS
"An excellent job of walking a filmmaker through the in's and out's
of production choices ... when thinking of transferring to film
later down the line."
-- Matthew Ross, 2-pop.com
"Van Bavel knows the pitfalls of shooting digital for film, and offers solid advice on avoiding them
from preproduction to post. It's basic to the point information
-- Robert Goodman, VIDEOGRAPHER MAGAZINE
"A practical guide to shooting HD for film"
-- FORTUNE MAGAZINE
Topics in the Book
The book also includes a sample script, example contracts, and
links to online resources such as a budget spreadsheet and Internet
sites of interest to filmmakers. Read Chapter One here.
When you puchase the PDF download of the book, you can also download the latest edition any time at dvfilm.com/update using your registered email address. A great way to stay up-to-date!
Publishing Note: (14-Oct-2010):