The Digital Cinema Course begins by detailed instructions on building a screenplay with proper structure and solid characters. Many screen writing textbooks have also done this, but the course is the first to do it by use of a dramatic short film teaching writers the basics of overcoming obstacles and disasters. This is then furthered by second more concise section outlining how to write in clear instructions. It categorizes specific methods and tools, and inspires writers who may have given up on dramatic storytelling. The following section describes how to physically construct a screenplay, what paper to use, how to bind it, and how to format the content. This is done with the use of computer graphics. Once the storytelling sections are complete, the course moves on to teach film editing. Starting with the history of editing and progressing to current digital nonlinear editing, the section prepares the filmmaker for the field. It abides by the rule that the best cinematographer or ... Written by
Rush Hamden has put together a unique comprehensive DVD filmmaker's tutorial. As a reference point, I've been a copywriter for major ad agencies and am now a developing filmmaker/screenwriter. Rush's DVD series is incredibly organized with attention to detail and ego removed. It's obvious a lot of time has been put into the production of this series. He has filled in several gaps of my guerrilla style of film school education. I hope he gets rich off these videos because he deserves it. He has helped accelerate my film production learning at morph speed. In the process he has demystified the shooting, lighting, and composition techniques and yet has kept it interesting with his soothing voice-over. Throw out most of your film books. Save half the time and get these DVDs. You get the sense of a teacher who's heart is in the right place and is earnest in helping the viewer become a better all-around filmmaker and screenwriter.
Paul Hing Torrance, California
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