Over the decades, distribution has remained the most elusive aspect of filmmaking. The Web provides filmmakers with a new option for distribution, exhibition, and broadcast. While other media streaming technologies are available, QuickTime remains the most popular option for its versatility, excellent quality, and ease of use. QuickTime for Filmmakers shows filmmakers and videographers how to utilize this industry standard tool and offers advice on how best to shoot a film for Internet delivery. Other topics include: Editing and converting video, adding and editing soundtracks and using text in QT movies, compressing media, and preparing movies for http and RTSP streaming or a combination of both. A chapter on virtual reality explores QuickTime's unique feature for creating 360 panoramas, immersive cubic VR, object movies and VR scenes. A companion CD-ROM demonstrates topics covered in the book and provides samples of film prepared for web delivery.
Table of Contents
QuickTime: An Introduction. Why QuickTime?. Preproduction for QuickTime Movies. Production for the Digital Medium. QuickTime Compression Techniques. Putting It On the Web. QuickTime and Audio. Basic Editing with QuickTime. Text and QuickTime. Virtual Reality. Glossary. Resources.
"This is a very useful book that comprehensively describes the various elements of Quicktime for different users, and even gives some filmmaking tips and a useful history description of the various HD formats that would be useful for anyone in the business to read." - British Cinematographer