A utilitarian rundown of models and parts of cameras and the steps and tricks involved in planning, shooting and editing a...

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FILMMAKING FOR BEGINNERS

A utilitarian rundown of models and parts of cameras and the steps and tricks involved in planning, shooting and editing a film. There is a chapter called ""Expressing Yourself in Film"" which emphasizes the importance of ""your own"" point of view but mostly Horvath focuses on terms and techniques, and the examples given -- show your feelings toward your mother, for example, by finding a way to make her appealing to the audience, use a subjective camera to show the world from your dog's eye view, trace the life cycle of a pair of cans or bottles for a film editorial on pollution -- would tend to steer kids in conventional directions instead of helping them discover a personal approach. Weiss' How to Make Your Own Movies (KR, 1973) is both more supportive and more conducive to creativity, though this might be functional in conjunction with the filmmaking courses Horvath notes are proliferating.

Pub Date: April 1, 1974

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Page Count: 160

Publisher: Nelson

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974