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Digital Film-Making

Digital Film-Making

by Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faber & Faber, 2007
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9780571343508
  • ISBN:
    9780571343508 (online)

    9780571305032 (hardback)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
Digital Film-Making
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In this indispensable guide to digital film-making, leading film-maker Mike Figgis offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital technology so as to get the best from it.

Mike Figgis, with experience from films such as Miss Julie and Leaving Las Vegas – for which he received two Oscar nominations – is an authoritative and insightful guide through the details of film-making. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format.

This handbook is essential whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.