In this easy to read and lavishly illustrated volume, filmmaker Bill Brown explains why movies move; how film and video cameras work; how to light and expose your shots to get the best results; how to create eye-pleasing compositions and how to record crystal clear sounds. It is a DIY guidebook for anyone interested in making films and videos. This is a simple guide to understanding the vocabulary of film makers and presents the jargon of lighting and sound in an easy to understand format, packed with drawings, charts and descriptions that is perfect for all.
Bill Brown is a filmmaker, a photographer, and an author who has produced the films Buffalo Common, Confederation Park, Hub City, Mountain State, The Other Side, and Roswell. He is the author of all 14 issues of the zine Dream Whip, and the book Saugus to the Sea. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.