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Coming soon – 5th edition

June 14, 2014 By: Sonja Schenk Category: Uncategorized

Coming soon, the 5th edition of The Digital Filmmaking Handbook by Ben Long and Sonja Schenk.

Coming soon!

January 03, 2014 By: Sonja Category: General, Uncategorized

Check back for new posts from Ben Long and Sonja Schenk about the latest in digital filmmaking equipment and techniques.

DSLR Test Shoot

April 13, 2012 By: Sonja Category: Cameras, Directing, General, How-to, Preproduction

 

No matter what your project is, scheduling a “test shoot” before the start of your principal shoot can be one of the most valuable pre-production tools available to you.  Plan on anywhere from a half day to two days, depending on the complexity of your tests.  Ideally you’ll have the director of photography present, and a selection of gear especially lights and grip equipment (the camera goes without saying, right?) and if needed, a stand-in or subject so that you can see how it all looks with a human in the shot.  It’s hard to be both director and stand-in so it’s worth getting a friend to sit in for you. Read the rest of this entry →

Starting Small with DSLRs

April 11, 2012 By: Sonja Category: Cameras, Directing, Film Business, General, Preproduction, Producing, Production

 

 

Every big project is the cumulation of many small projects, right?  At least that is true for feature films.   For any director or producer there are many careful considerations before taking on an ultra low budget indie feature film. Read the rest of this entry →

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, 4th edition

April 29, 2011 By: Sonja Category: Book, General

Available in June 28,2011 from Amazon (see link on the right)

 

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

Coming soon

April 29, 2011 By: Sonja Category: General

Look for new blog postings and other extras starting in May 2011.

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook web site

April 26, 2011 By: Sonja Category: Book, General

Welcome to The Digital Filmmaking Handbook web site.  Check out the Book Resources menu on the left for supplementary articles and tutorial media.

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