Making movies is no different than any other creative work - don't wait to be told you're good enough, just pick up a camera and start! Use this book to find out the essentials that work for most people, then go ahead and add your own ideas. Stand-Out Shorts is a distillation of the basics you need to know, packed into a small space. Road-tested by emerging filmmakers like you, this book offers real experience, real interviews and tried and tested ideas and techniques to offer the simplest, most direct way to get started making movies. Loaded with check lists, tools, handy reference charts, this book covers just what you need to know to start: nothing more, nothing less.
Stand-Out Shorts covers:
How to make movies: all the technical and practical stuff you need to know
How to share movies online: prep your film for the web, develop a promotional strategy, and create a buzz
What movie to make: tips and tools for documentaries, short films, sports videos, sci-fi, and more!
How to make sure your movie happens: schedules for 48-hour, one-week, and one-month projects
The book's companion website includes bonus content not available in the book!
Essentials Start-Up Course; Skills Short Cuts; Equipment Short Cuts; Short Cuts to Becoming a Filmmaker; Short Cuts to Getting Seen; Ballpark Blueprints; Glossary