Guided Reading Level: TGrade Level Equivalent: 5
It's show time! This Super Skills title introduces budding filmmakers to the world of movie making. Using the amazing cameras available on cell phones and tablets, kids can learn the filming and editing basics for developing their own movies. Is your story a comedy? A drama? Are you documenting an event? From the "pre-production" basics of plot and script to the fun of getting to know cameras, camera angles, moving shots, and lighting, How to Make a Movie in 10 Easy Lessons takes you through the full production process. Discover tips for sharp editing, learn the difference between long shots and wide angles, explore tips for writing a clever script, and much more.
Robert Blofield is an independent filmmaker and film production teacher from Hampshire, UK.
Robert began creating independent video productions for film festivals and freelance projects in 2005 and since becoming enthralled with the medium has gone on to teach professional film and television production techniques to a new generation of filmmakers. Robert is currently in the pre-production stages of three fictional shorts, which he will be directing and unveiling at major film festivals in 2015/16.
"Budding filmmakers are given a crash course in the cinematic arts. This informative text walks young directors through all three phases of production. The title may claim 10 easy lessons, but there's a lot more than that covered here. Blofield shines a light on camera movements, editing techniques, storyboard development, and several other filmmaking steps that might trip up first-time moviemakers. ...A glossary and index at the book's conclusion paired with the spiral binding make this an easy tagalong on set, along with clipboards and shot lists. Companion title How to Play Guitar in 10 Easy Lessons, by Dan Holton, employs a similar format for young musicians. An excellent, informative tool for any kid interested in becoming the next Scorsese." - Kirkus Review
"Geared toward newbies, this Super Skills series title provides a lively introduction to filmmaking's components and processes, from forming initial ideas to shooting a movie, to editing, promoting, and screening it." - Booklist
"A perfect book for beginners." - Atlanta Parent