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📒Film Directing Shot By Shot ✍ Steven Douglas Katz
📝Film Directing Shot by Shot Book Synopsis : "A complete catalogue of visual techniques and their stylistic implications for both the filmmaker and videomaker -- 'a text book' -- which enables working filmmakers (as well as screenwriters and others) to expand their stylistic knowledge"--P.  of cover.
📒Film Directing Fundamentals ✍ Nicholas Proferes
📝Film Directing Fundamentals Book Synopsis : Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the reader is led through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book assumes no knowledge and thus introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen.
📒Cinematic Motion ✍ Steven D. Katz
📝Cinematic Motion Book Synopsis : The book uses extensive illustrations to explain how to create extended sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography, and tracking shots with multiple story points.
📒Directing ✍ Michael Rabiger
📝Directing Book Synopsis : This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories with your cast, hone your narrative skills, and develop your artistic identity. This book shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion web site includes teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires. * Updated and revised edition of the bestselling, most comprehensive guide to the technical and creative aspects of film directing: a complete education in a book * Loaded with practical exercises and immersive projects, with a companion website featuring teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires * Expanded sections on pre-production, lenses, the emotional and tonal implications of shot size, composition, perspective, visual and sound proximity, and screencraft--the core of the director's art * Completely updated and expanded film examples and references, including classics, recent indie films, and foreign films
📒Directing Actors ✍ Judith Weston
📝Directing Actors Book Synopsis : Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.
📒Directors Tell The Story ✍ Bethany Rooney
📝Directors Tell the Story Book Synopsis : Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and more. They direct dramas and comedies using the same process that Steven Spielberg (or any other movie director uses)-just with less money and time. Learn what it takes to become a director: master the technical aspects, appreciate aesthetic qualities, and practice leadership, all while exuding that "X factor that distinguishes the excellent director from the merely good one. Covering everything from prep, the shoot, and post, the authors emphasize how aspiring directors can develop a creative vision-because without it, they are just technicians. Hands-on and practical, this book lets you not only read about the secrets of directors, it also includes exercises using original scripted material. The companion web site includes scenes from the authors' own TV shows, along with the scripts, shot lists, and other materials that made the scenes possible. Key Features * Highly experienced Hollywood directors share inside information about what it really takes to be a director, giving the advice that readers covet. * Covers everything a director needs to know: the creative vision, how to translate script into a visual story, establishing the look and feel, selecting and leading a crew, coaching actors, keeping a complex operation on time and on budget, overseeing the edit, and troubleshooting through the whole shoot. * "Insider Info sections feature interviews, advice, and tips from film and TV luminaries whose productions include Private Practice, Monk, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, The Informant, American Beauty, and more! * Hands-on exercises help you understand and master the craft of directing.
📒On Directing Film ✍ David Mamet
📝On directing film Book Synopsis : Describes the basic principles of film making, argues that directing is an extension of screenwriting, and explains how films tell stories
📒Cinematic Storytelling ✍ Van Sijll Jennifer
📝Cinematic Storytelling Book Synopsis : What the industry's most succcessful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium.
📒Grammar Of The Film Language ✍ Daniel Arijon
📝Grammar of the Film Language Book Synopsis : Visual narrative formulas for anyone involved in the film and tape industry.
📒Cut By Cut ✍ Gael Chandler
📝Cut by Cut Book Synopsis : Learn how skilled editors can turn raw footage into polished art for film, television, or web. With practical project guidelines and advice on organizing digital and film cutting rooms, and much more.
📒Cinematography For Directors ✍ Jacqueline B Frost
📝Cinematography for Directors Book Synopsis : Frost presents the essential handbook for directors and aspiring filmmakers who want to get the best visuals for their films while establishing a collaborative relationship with their cinematographer
📒Film Directors Intuition ✍ Judith Weston
📝Film Directors Intuition Book Synopsis : Acclaimed director Weston offers a deeply creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets: instincts, imagination, and intuition.
📒Making Movies ✍ Sidney Lumet
📝Making Movies Book Synopsis : Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.
📒Film Directing Fundamentals ✍ Nicholas T. Proferes
📝Film Directing Fundamentals Book Synopsis : Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director a set of specific techniques for developing the fundamental elements of this craft in realizing a screenplay for the screen, along with an introduction to the narrative/dramatic elements of film. In Part One, Nicholas Proferes provides a short screenplay to take the student step-by-step through the "detective" work necessary to uncover disparate dramatic elements such as character, circumstance, wants, and actions. This initial investigation identifies the dramatic essence of each moment, organizes them into a dramatic unit, and leads to an overall design for rendering the script on the screen. This section includes work with actors, staging, and use of the camera as an active narrator. Students are encouraged to use floor plans and storyboards to aid in the previsualization of the film. Part Two features a scene-by-scene analysis of three feature films by master directors. These are designed to be used in conjunction with the viewing of the films and allows the student to fully understand how the dramatic and narrative categories of film language are used by master directors. In addition, nine other films are analyzed for their distinctive styles and differing dramatic construction. An appendix contains the grammatical rules of film language, the cinematic categories of time and space, and essential questions directors should ask concerning their screenplays. Provides a unique methodology for aspiring directors and scriptwriters for realizing a screenplay for the screen Aimed at learning to engage an audience in the unfolding of a cinematic story Explains the use of storyboards for previsualization, staging of actors, and the use of the camera as active narrator
📒Shot By Shot ✍ John Cantine
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📒The Grip Book ✍ Michael Uva
📝The Grip Book Book Synopsis : The Grip Book, Fourth Edition has been updated and revised to be even more valuable to professional grips—the "jack-of-all-trades and master of all" on a film or video set. Grips install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment needed on a set, such as lighting stands, cameras, and any specialty equipment needed for a shoot. This new edition contains the latest information about the latest equipment and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry including CGI screen setup and 'cleaning up the perms.' The Grip Book also teaches readers how to become a professional grip and have a successful career, and will continue to be an indispensable learning tool and reference for grips of all experience levels. * Known as "the bible" for grips on TV and movie sets, professionals know it and love this well-respected and heavily-illustrated classic from a knowledgeable and well-known author and grip * Includes a website with visual demonstration videos and hundreds of illustrations help clarify and demonstrate concepts * Covers new topics such as CGI screens and perms and includes a slew of new glossary terms and slang words that all grips need to know
📒Grammar Of The Shot ✍ Christopher J. Bowen
📝Grammar of the Shot Book Synopsis : Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary, help jumpstart your career in filmmaking, and watch visual examples and further instruction on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts, and is a staple of any filmmaker's library. * A simple and clear overview of the principles of shooting motion pictures--timeless information that will improve your work * The companion website offers video instruction and examples to bring the book's lessons to life * Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition these books are exactly what the beginning filmmaker needs New to this edition: * A full chapter devoted to lighting * More script coverage, complete with a sample script * Suggested exercises and projects for you to practice your skills * End-of-chapter quizzes to test your grasp of key concepts * New visual examples
📒On The History Of Film Style ✍ David Bordwell
📝On the History of Film Style Book Synopsis : David Bordwell shows how film scholars have attempted to explain stylistic continuity and change in film, and in the process celebrates a century of cinema. Examining the contributions of both noted and neglected directors, he considers the earliest filmmaking, the accomplishments of the silent era, the development of Hollywood, and the strides taken by European and Asian cinema in recent years.
📒On Film Making ✍ Alexander Mackendrick
📝On Film Making Book Synopsis : A priceless examination of the filmmaker's craft, from the renowned director of "Sweet Smell of Success" After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as "The Ladykillers," Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country's most demanding and influential film schools. His absolute devotion to the craft of filmmaking served as a powerful impetus to students at the California Institute for the Arts for almost twenty five years, with a teaching style that included prodigious notes, neatly crafted storyboards, and handouts containing excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Aristotle, and others. At the core of Mackendrick's lessons lay a deceptively simple goal: to teach aspiring filmmakers how to structure and write the stories they want to tell, while using the devices particular to the medium of film to tell their stories effectively. In this impressive volume, edited by Paul Cronin, the myriad materials that made Mackendrick's reputation as an instructor are collected for the first time, offering a chance for professionals as well as students to discover a methodology of filmmaking that is challenging yet refreshing in its clarity. Meticulously illustrated and drawing on examples from such classic films as "North by Northwest," " Citizen Kane," and "Touch of Evil, " Mackendrick's elegant lessons are sure to provide inspiration for a new generation of filmmakers.
📝Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video Book Synopsis : Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful short film or video. Through extensive examples from award-winning shorts and insightful interviews, you will learn about common challenges the filmmakers encountered during each step of filmmaking process—from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distribution—and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression that reinforces the significance of the actor - director relationship Interviews with the filmmakers integrated alongside the text, as well as new images and behind-the-scenes coverage of production processes Revamped sections on current financing strategies, postproduction workflows, and the wide variety of distribution platforms now available to filmmakers A "Where are They Now" appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/rea) containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations
📒First Time Director ✍ Gil Bettman
📝First Time Director Book Synopsis : This book explains in precise, easy to understand language everything the novice director needs to know before taking on his or her first professional assignment.