Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies

Author(s): Nick Willoughby


The easy way for kids to get started with filmmaking

If you've been bitten by the filmmaking bug even if you don't have a background in video or access to fancy equipment Digital Filmmaking For Kids makes it easy to get up and running with digital filmmaking! This fun and friendly guide walks you through a ton of cool projects that introduce you to all stages of filmmaking. Packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instruction, and simple examples, it shows you how to write a script, create a storyboard, pick a set, light a scene, master top-quality sound, frame and shoot, edit, add special effects, and share your finished product with friends or a global audience.

Anyone can take a selfie or upload a silly video to YouTube but it takes practice and skill to shoot professional-looking frames and make your own short film. Written by a film and video professional who has taught hundreds of students, this kid-accessible guide provides you with hands-on projects that make it fun to learn all aspects of video production, from planning to scripting to filming to editing.
Plus, it includes access to videos that highlight and demonstrate skills covered in the book, making learning even easier and less intimidating to grasp. * Create a film using the tools at hand * Plan, script, light and shoot your video * Edit and share your film * Plan a video project from start to finish

If you're a student aged 7 16 with an interest in creating and sharing your self-made video, this friendly guide lights the way for your start in digital filmmaking.


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Nick Willoughby heads Filmmaking For Kids and Film Future, a pair of programs designed to teach kids aged 7-16 the various aspects of filmmaking. Nick is also a writer and director for 7 Stream Media, a video and media production firm based in the UK.

Introduction 1 Week 1: The Basic Digital Filmmaking Process 7 Project 0: Getting Started with Digital Filmmaking 9 Project 1: Getting to Know Your Camera 19 Project 2: Framing a Great Shot 40 Project 3: Making Your Film Sound Good 56 Project 4: Getting the Best Lighting 68 Project 5: Adding Magic by Editing 82 Week 2: Making a 60-Second Film Trailer 103 Project 6: Planning Your Film Trailer 105 Project 7: Shooting Your Trailer 116 Project 8: Setting the Pace and Mood with Editing 126 Week 3: Making a Documentary 155 Project 9: What Makes a Good Documentary? 157 Project 10: Shooting Your Documentary 165 Project 11: Overlaying and Underlaying in Editing 173 Week 4: Creating Your First Short Narrative Film 193 Project 12: Assembling Your Film Crew 195 Project 13: Telling Your Story 202 Project 14: Location Hunting and Props 212 Project 15: Choosing Actors For Your Film 219 Project 16: Planning Your Shots with a Storyboard 227 Project 17: Enhancing Your Shots 233 Project 18: Making It Sound Even Better 244 Project 19: Adding Mood with Lighting 252 Project 20: Time to Film 260 Project 21: Getting the Film Look with Editing 268 Project 22: Getting a Film Review 289 Index 296

General Fields

  • : 9781119027409
  • : John Wiley Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley Sons Inc
  • : 0.558
  • : April 2015
  • : 229mm X 186mm X 17mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 791.43023
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Nick Willoughby