The Little Digital Video Book
||Author: Michael Rubin|
List Price: $19.99
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Publisher: Peachpit Press (26 September, 2001)
Sales Rank: 6,544
Average Customer Rating: 4.56 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Exactly what a beginner needs
This book is an excellent resource of practical, everyday advice ranging from choosing and storing your dv tape stock to shooting for editing, composing your shots, editing your video and finishing your project.
It was written for people like me, who get stuch at various stages not knowing how to continue or manage the current situation or wanting to achieve impossible perfection (i.e. frame f***ing in editing terms:)
The most important virtue of this book is that it inspires me to get out and start shooting. It is accessible, direct and unpretentious. It is the closest thing to having a (very very knowledgeable and patient) videographer friend who is ready to share his workflow and tips with you. Get it.
Rating: 5 out of 5
For the Newbie, an excellent foundation
I picked this book up as part of Broderbund's MovieShop Deluxe editing software. The book was great, the software was really bad. Thank goodness the whole thing cost me less than the book by itself.
This is great for the beginner who has just bought their first DV camera or is about to and has had no prior video experience. It doesn't get heavy into the technical aspect of cameras, computers, or film making. Rubin spends most of the book giving great advice on shooting, organizing, and editing. (Let your user manuals give you the technical stuff.)
The focus of the book is on creating and finishing small projects. The exercises in the book help you understand why you should do some things and not others. The chapter on shooting gives you the foundation on which to get great shots that you can really use.
I found the chapter on organinzing video probably the most useful for me personally. I'd had some previous film training in college many years ago before DV became popular, and while it covered shooting and edting, we never covered organization.
This is not a long comprehensive book. An average reader could get through it in 2-3 evenings and learn all they will ever need to know to make their home videos entertaining and enjoyable. Very highly recommended!!!!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great book for digital video basics and tricks!
I bought this book and it helped me out a lot!
Well worth the price. Right to the point learning!
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