Includes inspiration, tips, and tricks from 21 different digital video gurus. With topics as varied as How to edit a political campaign video, Bringing Artistry to Wedding Videos, A behind-the-scenes look indy filmmaking; this book is sure to have something for every digital videographer. ABOUT THE DVD-ROM Any book about creating moving pictures and stunning video effects would be incomplete without a DVD-ROM demo of those techniques. A valuable DVD-ROM will include all of the work files for each chapter, all of the source materials, detailed step-by-step tutorials on how to create the effects as seen in the book, demo reels from the featured artists, and trial versions of software used in the book.
Foreword.Preface.Acknowledgments.Chapter 1: Creating Stock Footage on a Shoestring Budget.Chapter 2: Producing High-End Weddings.Chapter 3: Incorporating Royalty-Free Elements in Your Production.Chapter 4: Seamless Compositing.Chapter 5: Video Anarchy.Chapter 6: Creating a Soundtrack to Fit Your Video.Chapter 7: Impacting Your Audience.Chapter 8: Working with Film in a Cartoon World.Chapter 9: Digital Video: Overcoming Its Quirks.Chapter 10: Editing for Generation X.Chapter 11: Finishing 3D in the 2D World.Chapter 12: Synthesizing Art with Masks, Expressions, and Particles.Chapter 13: Creating Onscreen Graphics.Chapter 14: Stepping into the Third Dimension.Chapter 15: Cell Animation in After Effects.Chapter 16: Making Station IDs and Other Creative Tangents.Chapter 17: Weathering the Elements with the Fundamental Tools.Chapter 18: Designing Interactive Menus for DVD.Chapter 19: Independent Filmmaking.Chapter 20: Compressing Video for the World Wide Web and Beyond.Appendix A: What's on the DVD?Appendix B: Third-Party Resources.Index.About the Author.Colophon.End-User License Agreement.