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Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Creating Low Budget Movies

America’s top two gurus of low-budget independent film making are back with the second edition of their bestseller.

From script to screen, every aspect of low-budget digital feature production is covered in this updated classic. This new edition provides additional detail on new business structures for the independent filmmaker, looks at camera and editing system options that are available for budgets as low as $8,000, examines new trends in film festivals and distribution and provides a wealth of information for anyone who has the passion and the zeal to bring their cinematic dreams to life.

This book is filled with tips that are useful for anyone who wants produce a:

  • Feature length digital movie
  • Short for film festivals
  • Mini-movie for YouTube and other film-friendly internet sites

Digital Filmmaking 101 is your all-bases-covered guide to producing and shooting your own digital video films. It covers both technical and creative advice, from keys to writing a good script to casting and location-securing to lighting and low-budget visual effects. Also includes detailed information about shooting with digital cameras and how to use this new technology to your full advantage.

As indie veterans who have produced and directed three successful independent films, Gaspard and Newton are masters at achieving high-quality results for amazingly low production cost. They’ll show you how to turn your budget constraints to your creative advantage and how to get the maximum mileage out of your production budget. You’ll be amazed at the ways you can save money, and even get some things for free, without sacrificing any of the final product’s quality.

Digital Filmmaking 101 reveals the secrets of making professional-quality digital movies on ultra-low budgets.

This entertaining and informative book provides “street smart” advice on:

  • Digital video equipment, personal computers and software for filmmakers
  • Scripting
  • Casting
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Cost cutting techniques production techniques
  • Guerrilla filmmaking
  • Working the Film Festival circuit
  • Jump starting your film career

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Meet the Author: Dale Newton

Dale Newton is an award winning writer of screenplays and scripts, also for producing and directing. He has been in filmmaking for over 20 years.

Meet the Author: John Gaspard

John Gaspard was in filmmaking for 20 years, as a writer, director and producer.

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