Making Short Films

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

11492358.gifby Jim Piper

General Collection PN1995.9 .P7 P53 2006

Want to make an art film, a documentary, a video biography? Here’s how to create real movies using consumer digital video format—without spending a lot of money or time. Author Jim Piper has taught filmmaking for more than thirty years—and along with his technical expertise, he brings entertaining anecdotes and great examples. His descriptions of more than one hundred student films, illustrated with three hundred stills, offer inspiration for beginners, and the accompanying DVD showcases thirty examples that comprise an intriguing and instructive mini film festival. From equipment to exercises to effects, from planning the story to casting, shooting, and editing the movie, everything a budding filmmaker needs to know and understand is here. (amazon.com)

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One Response to “Making Short Films”


  1. LA SHORTS FEST

    CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Final Deadline MAY 26, 2007
    Submit Online: http://www.lashortsfest.com
    (323) 461-4400

    11th Annual LA Shorts Fest is the largest short film festival in the world, screening 700 films of every category. We are accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. In past years, 25 participants have earned Academy Award nominations, this years Oscar winner for best animated short film “The Danish Poet” made it’s Los Angeles premiere at LA Shorts Fest in 2006 continuing our streak of the last 8 Oscar winning short films having screened at LA Shorts Fest the previous year. Last year’s award winners received prizes totaling over $100,000. The festival annually attracts more than 10,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment executives looking for the hottest new talent We have honored some of Hollywood’s legends of the past: Charles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Robert Wise; along with actors Martin Landau, James Woods, Gary Oldman and directors Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Jan de Bont and Paul Haggis. http://www.lashortsfest.com 323.461.4400


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