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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.
This book assumes no background in video or access to high-cost video equipment as it guides students aged 7-16 through a number of projects designed to introduce all stages of filmmaking. The book effectively offers a course in filmmaking for the younger set at a fraction of the price you'd pay for an after-school or classroom program.
With full-color, easy-to-follow steps and simple examples, the book guides the reader through:
- Planning a video project
- Writing a script
- Creating storyboards
- Picking a set
- Working with the equipment you have on hand
- Lighting a scene
- Getting top quality sound
- Framing and shooting
- Editing into a film
- Adding special effects
- Sharing with friends or a global audience
This book contains insight from author Nick Willoughby, and film and video professional who's taught kids the art and skill of videomaking since 2010. The book also includes access to a number of videos that highlight and demonstrate skills covered in the book.