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THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK

Widely acknowledged as the bible of video and film production,  used in courses around the world.

Written by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus. Updated and expanded by Ascher in 1999, 2007 & 2013. With contributions by David Leitner.

818 pages. Published by Penguin.

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Over 350,000 copies sold worldwide.

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REVIEWS

“The bible, updated.” The Independent

“Seminal.” New York Times

“Gold-standard technical reference book for filmmakers.” – Boston Globe

“This is an essential book.”Self-Reliant Filmmaking

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IN THE BOOK

For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.

  • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast and experimental films and videos
  • Shooting with DSLRs, video, digital cinema and film cameras
  • Extensive coverage of digital editing and postproduction with the latest nonlinear editing systems
  • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording and mixing
  • The business aspects of funding and producing your project
  • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV or on the Web
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THE FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age. Published by Penguin.  818 pages.  List price $30. Amazon price around $19 (depends on format).

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STILL WORKING IN OLD FORMATS?

As a courtesy for those who are still editing film projects on film with workprint and editing tables, an excerpt from the 3rd Edition is provided to help with syncing, splicing, conforming