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Greenscreen Made Easy

Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamazaki. Two special effects pros demystify the art and science of putting actors into virtual sets and locations. For example, using greenscreening, you can make it seem as if an actor is standing under the Eiffel Tower or on top of…

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“Essentials of Screenwriting” by Richard Walter

Reviewed by Jeff Leisawitz It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting a hundred million dollar movie or busting out a skit with your friends— story matters. All movies start here. The conflict, the character, the arc. Learn how to do it well and your audience will be seduced by the drama. The “Essentials of Screenwriting” explains…

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“How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck” by Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman’s video-making guide doesn’t suck. To the contrary, it’s a really useful and funny book. The book delivers on the promise of its subtitle  “Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro. Written at a basic level, “How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck” is probably most helpful to readers who are new to…

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