The Shut Up & Shoot – Freelance Documentary Guide (Second Edition) By Anthony Q. Artis – The Best Filmmaking Book I Have Ever Had 我讀過最好的一本影視裝作的書


Folks, if you are working or actively participate in video field production or documentary films, you should have read Anthony Q. Artis’s “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide". It’s a filmmaking guide book to teach you how to create professional video packages with limited resources, it also talks about some common mistakes in making videos. I think it’s more like a user-friendly guide book rather than a boring, thousand-page-manual or textbook or something like that. It’s a highly recommended book for all documentary filmmakers. Indeed, this book has been adopted as a textbook for many film schools and colleges.

About 6 years ago, Anthony had another user-friendly guide book for freelance videographers, it’s called “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide". This book is considered as an addition or supplement to the “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide", more than that, this book tells you how to create good marketing videos, music videos, and live event videos, etc. The book also provides step-by-step guidance on planning, shooting, lighting and recording the most common freelance video projects. On the other hand, it covers production strategies and how to deal with your clients. Everything is in that one book, I bought this book and I’m very honored to have Anthony’s autograph just before I moved to Macau.

If you are interested to be a freelance videographer, or you are currently working as a videographer and wish to learn how to make different kinds of videos, “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide" is just for you.

Then I think it was about 2014, (correct me if I’m wrong) Anthony has updated his first “Shut Up And Shoot" series, which is “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide (Second Edition)". Unfortunately, I have been in Macau, and I had no way to get it in Macau since the book is not sold overseas. Luckily, I have my friends in Macau who recently traveled to US for their honeymoon to have this newest “Shut Up And Shoot" book for me. When I first got this book last night, I felt excited about what the book covers, this new book doesn’t only cover step-by-step guidance on documentary and freelance filmmaking, like planning, shooting, lighting, etc., but it also covers the most updated about DSLR cameras, new lighting gear, visual storytelling, post-production techniques and hiring professional crews. Even more than that, the book also covers new sections on fundraising, 4k format, shooting on iPhone, just to name a few.

This new book, along with Anthony’s two previous books, is my best companion as a freelance videographer. Therefore, I strongly recommend everyone who is interested in filmmaking to have these three books. Trust me, this is the best filmmaking book I ever had.

The Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide Resources

各位朋友,如果您是做外景拍攝或紀錄片製作的話,這本書您一定要看:Anthony Q. Artis’s “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide"。這本書教您如何用最少的資源去拍攝最專業的影片,當中也有提到一些拍攝時常見的錯誤,這本書的英文用語比較貼近日常化,不像那些上千頁的說明書。大約6年前,Anthony還為自由攝影師提供了另一個用戶友好的指南,叫做 “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide"。這本書被認為是“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide”的補充,但它涵蓋更多內容,包括如何製作好的營銷影片,音樂影片和直播活動影片等,除此之外,這本書還提供了規劃,拍攝,照明和錄製最常見的自由視頻的分步指導。一切都在那本書中,我很榮幸在我搬到澳門之前我得到這本書以及Anthony的簽名。

大概2014年左右(如果我錯了就請糾正我)Anthony更新了他的第一個“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide”系列,這是“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide(第二版)”。不幸的是,我一直在澳門,我沒有辦法在澳門買到這本書,因為這本書沒有出售在海外。幸運的是,我最近有我在澳門的朋友,他們最近結婚並前往美國度蜜月,回澳門後為我帶來這本最新的“Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide(第二版)”。當我昨晚第一次得到這本書的時候,我感到很興奮,因為這本新書不僅涵蓋了紀錄片和自由電影製作的一步一步的指導,如規劃,拍攝,照明等,但也涵蓋了有關數碼單反相機,新的照明設備,視覺講故事, 後期製作和招聘專業人員。甚至更多的是,這本書還涵蓋了關於籌款,4k格式,iPhone拍攝,僅舉幾例。

這本新書連同Anthony以前的兩本書一樣,是我作為自由攝影師的最佳伴侶。 因此,我強烈建議所有對電影感興趣的人都有這三本書。 相信我,這是我曾經有過的最好的電影製作書。

The Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide 資源下載

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基礎影視多媒體知識(網上課程系列) 製作計劃書


剛完成撰寫製作計劃書,正開始籌備資料整理及拍攝工作,預計課程最快十月中旬推出,請密切留意!請大家先繼續欣賞我的作品。

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影片負責人、製作人及導師:李威達(VICTOR LEI)

影片名稱:基礎影視多媒體知識(網上課程系列)

影片形式:教學影片形式,主要為影片或圖片Powerpoint演示加上旁白,語言為廣東話,日後再按需要增加中英文字幕

影片受眾:任何有興趣的人士,無須任何電腦知識

影片長度:暫定每星期製作3﹣5分鐘的教學影片,為期大約半年,半年後視乎情況是否繼續製作

影片製作目的及目標:透過此網上課程系列讓觀眾能夠對於Mac及Windows有初步的了解並懂得如何運作;簡單地認識何謂頻寬、串流等等;懂得利用基本的影像/音樂/多媒體製作技術去製作一些創意媒體項目;明白最新媒體技術如何影響現今影像/音樂/多媒體製作/電視製作/電影製作的發展,懂得分析媒體檔案的格式及如何在不同的媒體平台上製作並播放媒體項目。

影片主要內容描述/簡介:首先會介紹本集所教授的內容概要,再以影片+旁白方式詳細講解,結束時再簡短地重溫剛學過的內容並附加小測,讓大家都能對所學的內容有所掌握

拍攝場地:主要為室內、有電腦及相關軟件等設備的地方

物資及器材:1部攝錄機連電池及充電器,1部相機連電池及充電器,1張SD記憶卡,1個USB讀卡器, 1對耳機, 1個USB手指,1個外置硬碟

Come Check Out My Latest Demo Reels!


Hey people, if you haven’t seen them yet, these are my Winter 2012 version of demo reels. Starting this year, I’ll be updating my demo reels every three months, so you’ll expect another new version this April. Enjoy! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

The Shut Up & Shoot – Freelance Video Guide By Anthony Q. Artis – Now Available For Pre-Order


Folks, if you are working or actively participate in video field production or documentary films, you should have read Anthony Q. Artis’s “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary Guide". It’s a filmmaking guide book to teach you how to create professional video packages with limited resources, it also talks about some common mistakes in making videos. I think it’s more like a user-friendly guide book rather than a boring, thousand-page-manual or textbook or something like that. It’s a highly recommended book for all beginning documentary filmmakers. Indeed, this book has been adopted as a textbook for many film schools and colleges.

Now, Anthony Q. Artis has a new user-friendly guide book for freelance videographers like me, it’s called “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide". According to their website, this new book is considered as an addition or supplement to the “Shut Up And Shoot – Documentary" guide that I mentioned before, more than that, it tells you how to create good marketing videos, music videos, (I wish I could learn this!) and live event videos, etc. The book also provides step-by-step guidance on planning, shooting, lighting and recording the most common freelance video projects. On the other hand, it covers production strategies and how to deal with your clients. Everything is in that one book.

“Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide" is now available for online pre-order, you can get this 400-page, full-color, user-friendly guide book for just $27.99 plus shipping charges. This is a pre-order discount offer, and all the books will be shipped on December 14. If you are interested to be a freelance videographer, or you are currently working as a videographer and wish to learn how to make different kinds of videos, this book is for you. I’m sure you’ll be benefited a lot.

Again, the “Shut Up And Shoot – Freelance Video Guide" is available for pre-order, you can now make it at their website: http://downanddirtydv.com/products/the-shut-up-and-shoot-freelance-video-guide/. For more details about the book, you can also check out that website.

Now, you can sneak a preview on some of the pages in the book here: (From the DownandDirtyDV.com, in pdf format)

http://downanddirtydv.com/products/DoubleDownFilmShow/PracticingSafeSets.pdf

http://downanddirtydv.com/products/DoubleDownFilmShow/ShootingProcedure.pdf

http://downanddirtydv.com/DoubleDownFilmShow/FreelanceVideoWorkflow.pdf

http://downanddirtydv.com/DoubleDownFilmShow/CapturingIntimacy.pdf

People: My New Demo Reels Are Here


That’s right folks, I just finished working on my latest demo reels and portfolio. It was not too long when I updated my demo reels last time, but as I have more video projects to work on, I will have more frequent updates on my demo reels. Overall, I should set myself a schedule to update my demo reels every two or three months.

My most recent (and just uploaded few hours ago) demo reels are here, the first one is video editing, the second one is producing, and the third one is broadcast motion graphics. Please take a look on each of them, and I’m looking for a job opportunity right now. If you want to contact me regarding job opportunities, business deals, etc., please call me, send me an email or leave a message on this blog. All my contact information has been shown on the first and the last 10 seconds of each demo reel.

As always, you can visit my permanent “My Portfolio / Demo Reels" page for the most updated demo reels.

Thank you people, I hope we could have an opportunity to work together someday.

Some Great Resources For Creative People – Audio & Music


As you know I’m a media producer, and I often consider myself as a creative person. Not only creating my ideas, but also visualizing my ideas. That’s the great thing to be a creative person.

Today many media producers like me have to do many different things when working on a video project, I mean we don’t just focus on the quality and the edits of the video, but we always have to pay attention to the audio level as well. People say “audio is 2/3 of a video", I think it’s true. Good audio level and the well-chosen music will definitely bring a feeling to the video.

I know sometimes it’s hard to find an appropriate music piece for a video, especially for those who don’t have any music composing experience like me, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do anything for it. Here are the links to some great audio and music resources, and I should mention all these resources are either in Creative Commons licenses or in public domain, therefore you don’t have to worry about copyright issues when using them on your creative projects.

1) Creative Commons – Legal Music For Videos

2) Internet Archive – Public Domain Music & Audio

3) Jamendo – Royalty Free Music Downloads

4) Classic Cat – Free Classical Music Directory

5) CCMixter – Download & Remix CC Licensed Music

6) Free Music Archive – Another great resource to find public domain music

I will make a page for all useful resources later, and if I hear any other new resource comes out, I’ll definitely share it right here.

Enjoy these great resources and let’s do more creative works!

Victor Lei : Video Editor and Television Producer


Victor Lei : Video Editor and Television Producer.

I’m looking for someone who wish to hire me as a video editor. If you or anyone you know needs help in some sorts of video editing projects, send me an email to lei_victor@sbcglobal.net, or leave me a message right here, I’ll be very happy to help. Thank you people!