Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Just In: Ms. Films DIY Guide to Film and Video

We just received the spanking new, spiral-bound third edition of Ms. Films DIY Guide to Film and Video. A thorough introduction and motivational tool for women (or anyone else) wanting to make film or video. Contents include cameraless filmmaking, super 8 basics, animation, making your own (how to produce a no-budget short film while being unemployed), activist camera/film in community, basics of video & exercises for the beginner, girls & filmmaking, screenwriting, what is a short film?, what is a long film?, DIY Drive-In, organizing your own film festival, submitting to film festivals, and a list of resources for filmmakers. "Ms. Films is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls through access to media and mediamaking," author Niku Arbabi writes, and "this guide is meant to help you get started . . . make a movie and get it out there." An indepensible resource for novices and pros alike. Also, make sure to pick up your copy of the Ms. Films DVD, a compilation of films from the 2005 Northwest Tour. featuring 18 films by independent women, including documentary, animation, narrative, sci-fi, cut & paste, horror, and more!


Post a Comment

<< Home