Filmmaking For Dummies

Author: Bryan Michael Stoller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470446256

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

View: 6319

Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.
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Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies

Author: Nick Willoughby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119027454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3681

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies

Author: John Carucci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118401778

Category: Photography

Page: 416

View: 4437

Step-by-step guide for using your digital SLR to make quality video With digital SLR cameras becoming more and more popular as replacements for standalone video cameras, this book helps photographers become better videographers and shows videographers how to incorporate DSLRs into their work. The book includes an overview of the DSLR video tools and process and shows how to establish camera settings for effective capture, light a scene, get sound, and achieve the film look. The book also offers the basics on editing footage into a final product using common video editing tools. Offers everything needed to shoot, produce, and edit a professional looking videos using DSLR video equipment Written for both professional photographers and videographers and those just starting out Includes the steps for applying information to a film project, including developing a screenplay, approaching shooting like a cinematographer, and directing Contains a walkthrough of common video projects including making a music video, a wedding video, and video greeting card Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking for Dummies is designed to help photographers ramp up their video skills, videographers add DSLRs to their toolkits, and amateurs begin shooting their own short films and videos.
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Film Studies For Dummies

Author: James Cateridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118886569

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 4861

Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendly guide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinema into a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introduction to different film genres and styles, learn about the history of cinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore global cinema from Hollywood to Bollywood and much more. Film Studies For Dummies will open your mind to how the film industry works and help you to discover the impact of film on popular culture. You'll get easy-to-read information on analyzing and critiquing film from a range of theoretical, historical and critical perspectives, and learn how people communicate ideas in film. You'll also be able to shine a light on how stories are developed in movies, understand how a storyline is related to broader issues in society and become a well-versed and insightful film student. Covers the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic and political implications of cinema Provides conceptual frameworks for understanding a film's relationship to reality Explores how people tell stories and communicate ideas in film Helps you excel as a student of film Whether you're planning to study film, a humanities student with a forthcoming module on film or a film enthusiast wondering if this might be the future for you, Film Studies For Dummies has you covered.
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Digital Video für Dummies

Author: Martin Doucette

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527701056

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 1366

Digital Video ist nicht schwerer als das bekannte analoge Videofilmen. Doch bevor man anfängt, muss man doch einige Fragen beachten: welches Kamerasystem wähle ich, was braucht mein Computer an Hardware und Softwareteilen? Dieses Buch beantwortet von der Auswahl des Kamerasystems, der Schnittstellenkarte und der Computersoftware alle Fragen des angehenden Meisterregisseurs. Aber nicht nur das: auch die kreative Gestaltung eines Films und das Handwerkszeug der Kameramänner werden vermittelt.
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Chromebook For Dummies

Author: Mark LaFay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118951271

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 9595

Get the most out of your Google Chromebook Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat. Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook. Covers all Chromebooks on the market Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.
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Branding For Dummies

Author: Bill Chiaravalle,Barbara Findlay Schenck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118958098

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9348

Discover how brands are created, managed, differentiated, leveraged, and licensed Whether your business is large or small, global or local, this new edition of Branding For Dummies gives you the nuts and bolts to create, improve, and maintain a successful brand. It'll help you define your company's mission, the benefits and features of your products or services, what your customers and prospects already think of your brand, what qualities you want them to associate with your company, and so much more. Packed with plain-English advice and step-by-step instructions, Branding For Dummies covers assembling a top-notch branding team, positioning your brand, handling advertising and promotions, avoiding blunders, and keeping your brand viable, visible, and healthy. Whether you're looking to develop a logo and tagline, manage and protect your brand, launch a brand marketing plan, fix a broken brand, make customers loyal brand champions—or anything in between—Branding For Dummies makes it fast and easy. Includes tips and cautionary advice on social media and its impact on personal and business branding programs Covers balancing personal and business brand development References some of the major brand crises—and how to avoid making the same mistakes Shows brand marketers how to create brands that match their employers' objectives while launching their own careers If you're a business leader looking to set your brand up for the ultimate success, Branding For Dummies has you covered.
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Violin For Dummies

Author: Katharine Rapoport

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022916

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 623

The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read — and feel — the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'll be playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bona fide violin player. The included audio and video instruction encourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear, see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the human voice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time. This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you can start playing quickly. Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but the reality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn, and practice over time will refine your technique and your musical style. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in love with this instrument that has inspired some of the world's best musicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, with Violin For Dummies.
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Minecraft Recipes For Dummies

Author: Jesse Stay,Thomas Stay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111896828X

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 6570

A quick, handy reference on Minecraft recipes Want to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters with Minecraft recipes? You've come to the right place! In a handy, portable edition that's packed with step-by-step instructions, Minecraft Recipes For Dummies makes it easy to look up the required items and figure out which blocks you need to gather to create each item. You'll get recipes for weapons, armor, transportation, mechanism, food, dye, wool, and brewing, as well as information on enchanting, repairing, gathering, farming, efficiency, and more. Minecraft is more than just a game: it's an obsession. It has gone from an obscure game with a cult-like following to a mainstream phenomenon. Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly guide, you'll get quick and easy access to Minecraft recipes to enhance your game and get even more out of this popular, addictive game. Shows you which blocks you'll need to gather to create shelter, tools, armor, weapons, and more Makes it easier for both beginner and advanced Minecraft players to make the most of the game Playing the game teaches users basic programming skills and engineering concepts The author's sons—both avid Minecraft players and bloggers—contributed to the writing of this book Minecraft Recipes For Dummies is the portable guide that goes where you go as you create a world you'll never want to leave.
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Google Glass For Dummies

Author: Eric Butow,Robert Stepisnik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118825225

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 4692

Provides information on the features of the wearable mobile device, covering such topics as setting up Glass, connecting to the Internet, using gestures to power Glass, installing third-party apps, and managing contacts.
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Self-Esteem For Dummies

Author: S. Renee Smith,Vivian Harte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118967100

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 6074

Boost your self-esteem and truly believe that you are perfectly awesome Looking to get your hands on some more self-esteem? You're not alone. Thankfully, Self-Esteem For Dummies presents clear, innovative, and compassionate methods that help you identify the causes of low self-esteem—as well the lowdown on the consequences. Packed with trusted, hands-on advice to help you improve your overall self-worth, Self-Esteem For Dummies arms you with the proven tools and techniques for learning how to think and behave with more self-assurance at work, in social situations, and even in relationships. Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, relationships, and experiences. When you were growing up, your successes, failures, and how you were treated by your family, teachers, coaches, religious authorities, and peers determined how you feel about yourself. But you can shift your thinking and reclaim your self-worth with the help of Self-Esteem For Dummies. Helps you understand the ranges of self-esteem and the benefits of promoting self-esteem Arms you with the tools to learn how to think and behave with more self-assurance Covers the importance of mental wellbeing, assertiveness, resilience, and more Shows you how to improve your self-image, increase personal power, and feel better about yourself If you're looking to boost your sense of self-worth, Self-Esteem For Dummies sets you on the path to a more confident, awesome you.
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Android Phones For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111872030X

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 7366

Introduces the features of Android smartphones, covering such topics as configuring the phone, using the touchscreen, communication options, browsing the Internet, social networking, and downloading and using applications.
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GoPro Cameras For Dummies

Author: John Carucci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119285550

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 8746

Shoot, edit, and share action-packed video with a GoPro The world moves fast—so if you want to capture it in real time, only a fast-moving camera will do. Enter the GoPro! This small but powerful camera is easy to hold, wear, or mount to capture video of all your high-speed adventures. Unfortunately, to the uninitiated, it can be a bit intimidating—but fear not! With the help of this revised edition of GoPro Cameras For Dummies, you'll acquire the skills needed to shoot high-quality video or photos, edit raw footage into a final masterpiece, and share your GoPro works of art with the world. Compared with traditional digital video devices, the GoPro is a superhero. Okay, so it can't scale high rises, but it can go virtually anywhere and produce thrilling new perspectives of an epic slalom down the slopes or awesomely scenic hike—and everything in between. When still photos simply won't do the trick, GoPro Cameras For Dummies shows you step by step how to use your GoPro camera to make movies, work with available light, create time-lapse sequences, and so much more. Meet the full line of GoPro cameras, including the HERO5, and find the one that's right for you Get help setting your GoPro to shoot better video Discover what you need (or don't need) to shoot in the water Find step-by-step guidance for capturing better sound Edit your work like a GoPro guru Packed with full-color photos and updated to cover the latest GoPro cameras and software, this fun and accessible guide is a gadget lover's dream.
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iPad For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Nancy C. Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118944399

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 947

The easy way for seniors to master the iPad - updated for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3! Buying and getting started with an iPad or iPad Mini can be intimidating for people of any age, but it doesn't have to be. This new edition of iPad For Seniors For Dummies provides straightforward, easy-to-understand coverage of the latest tips and tricks to getting the most out of your iPad. You'll get clear instructions for setting up setting up your iPad, mastering the multi-touch interface, and synching your data. Next, you'll dig a big deeper and discover how to work in the iCloud, set up iTunes on your iPad, browse the Internet, send and receive e-mails, text with iMessage, download apps from the App Store, make video calls with FaceTime, work with Siri, import pictures, get organized with Reminders, find your way with Maps, and so much more. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photographs that bring the information to life, iPad For Seniors For Dummies helps even the most techno-phobic readers understand and master the iPad's myriad capabilities. Whether you're looking to curl up with a good iBook, stay connected with your kids and grandkids on social media, capture photos and videos—or anything in between—everything you need is at your fingertips. Covers iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 2, and all models of iPad mini Updated throughout for the latest features of the iPad and iPad Mini Contains the latest information on Apple's new iPad hardware and new iOS software Designed with large-print figures and drawings to make it more accessible for seniors iPad sales are hot with no sign of slowing down If you're a senior looking to get started with your first iPad, this friendly guide makes it easier.
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OS X Yosemite For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991222

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 1755

Get the most out of the latest version of OS X Updated and revised for the latest OS X release from Apple, OS X Yosemite For Dummies gives you fun, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out OS X. Inside, you'll get up and running on OS X basics; customizing your workspace; working with the Dock; finding files with Spotlight; working with Mission Control and Launchpad; organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; browsing the web with Safari; setting up, sending, and receiving e-mail; communicating through Messages; enjoying music, movies, and digital photos; writing documents with TextEdit; getting where you're going with Maps; and much more. Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. OS X Yosemite For Dummies clearly explains the ins and outs of Apple's operating system in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies series for more than twenty years. Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect the latest version of OS X Covers the key features and tools readers need to start using OS X Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.
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Amazon Fire Phone For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119004195

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6937

Fire up your Amazon Fire Phone and get to know the hottest new smartphone around with For Dummies! The Amazon Fire Phone is here, and the first smartphone designed by Amazon does not disappoint. Loaded with innovative features like Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, and Mayday, your Amazon Fire Phone is a truly unique offering in the Android market, and veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin is here to offer his truly unique advice on how to blaze through your Fire Phone like a pro. You'll tackle the smartphone basics like making calls, texting, e-mailing, browsing the Internet, and shooting photos and video before taking on more advanced features like maps and navigation, built-in and add-on apps, movies, music, e-books, and syncing it all in the cloud. Walks you through your Amazon Fire Phone and all its features - from understanding its "under the hood" power to customizing your device for your needs Covers using your Amazon Fire Phone for work - and play - with advice on setting up and storing contacts, managing your calendar, getting directions, going online, staying in touch with friends and family, and filling your Fire with the latest games, apps, movies, music, and more Includes details on the Fire's camera and video capabilities, immersive Firefly technology, Amazon content integration, cloud storage, and 24/7 Mayday help service Whether you're upgrading from another device or stepping into the smartphone market for the first time, Amazon Fire Phone For Dummies is your guide to all your Fire has to offer.
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Word 2013 eLearning Kit For Dummies

Author: Lois Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118491270

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 5489

A step-by-step learning package to get you up and running with Word 2013! If you're eager to get started using the new Microsoft Word 2013, this self-paced eLearning Kit is an ideal starting point! Featuring a full-color printed book and an online interactive eLearning course, this multimedia kit takes you through the basics of the Word interface and explains how to navigate it, how to get comfortable with the terminology, and how to use its many features. Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish - it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions. Helps self-motivated learners master Word 2013, the most popular word processing application Teaches you how to create and format a Word document, while guiding you through the entire process so that you get a solid understanding of the importance and potential of every step Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an online interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book available via access code Allows you to follow material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Packed with screenshots, examples, pictures, and step-by-step instructions, Word 2013 eLearning Kit For Dummies helps you get the most of what Word 2013 has to offer!
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Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Marsha Collier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118921178

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 8117

Provides information for seniors on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, covering such topics as staying safe on the Internet, using email, setting up a Facebook profile, and finding trending topics on Twitter.
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QuickBooks 2015 All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Stephen L. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111892018X

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 8861

Everything you need to learn about QuickBooks and small business finances in one handy guide! QuickBooks All-in-One For Dummies is the solution small business owners and managers have been looking for. A compilation of eight content-rich minibooks in one, this guide provides the information and tools you need to get the most out of QuickBooks. Get expert advice from a CPA on common accounting tasks, financial management, business planning, how to protect your financial information and more. Written in the easy-to-read For Dummies style, this book provides clear, concise, practical instruction into taking advantage of everything QuickBooks can do for your business. This book is your roadmap to complete business finance management, guiding you through the basics of QuickBooks, and then taking you even further. You'll start from the beginning and move into more advanced operations as you learn to: Set up, customize, and fine-tune QuickBooks for your business Invoice customers, pay vendors and employees, and track inventory Manage accounts, financial statements, reports, budgets, set up project and job costing, and keep track of payroll Analyze your data to create a business forecast or write a business plan that can help you find your niche Discover useful online resources for businesses More than just a user manual, this guide walks you through topics that are important to small business success. QuickBooks All-in-One For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to keeping your business on track.
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Physics I Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118853156

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 4098

Providing students at the high school or college level with 1,001 opportunities to learn everything about physics, which is a key course requirement for careers in engineering, computer science and medicine, this resource includes practice problems and customized practice sets for self-directed study. Original.
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