Film Directing Shot by Shot

Film Directing Shot by Shot
Author: Steven Douglas Katz,Steve Katz
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780941188104
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Directing Shot by Shot Book Excerpt:

This international best-seller is filled with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to expand their stylistic knowledge.

Film Directing Shot by Shot 25th Anniversary Edition

Film Directing  Shot by Shot   25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Steve D. Katz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04
ISBN: 9781615932979
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Directing Shot by Shot 25th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

Shot by Shot is the world's go-to directing book, now newly updated for a special 25th Anniversary edition! The first edition sold over 250,000 copies, making it one of the bestselling books on film di-recting of all time. Aspiring directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers, many of whom are now working professionals, learned the craft of visual storytelling from Shot by Shot, the most com-plete source for preplanning the look of a movie. The book contains over 800 photos and illustrations, and is by far the most comprehensive look at shot design in print, containing storyboards from movies such as Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Dead-pool, and Moonrise Kingdom. Also introduced is the concept of A, I, and L patterns as a way to sim-plify the hundreds of staging choices facing a director in every scene. Shot by Shot uniquely blends story analysis with compositional strategies, citing examples then il-lustrated with the storyboards used for the actual films. Throughout the book, various visual ap-proaches to short scenes are shown, exposing the directing processes of our most celebrated au-teurs -- including a meticulous, lavishly illustrated analysis of Steven Spielberg's scene design for Empire of the Sun.

Film Directing Fundamentals

Film Directing Fundamentals
Author: Nicholas T. Proferes
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 135168311X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Directing Fundamentals Book Excerpt:

Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on-screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, Nicholas Proferes 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 discussed. Written for both students and entry-level professionals, the book assumes no knowledge and introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen. This fourth edition is updated with a new foreword by Student Academy Award-winner Jimmy Keyrouz, who studied with author Nicholas Proferes, as well as an enhanced companion website by Laura J. Medina, available at www.routledge.com/cw/proferes, which features new supplemental material for both instructors and students, including two new analyses of contemporary films—Wendy and Lucy (2008) and Moonlight (2016)—study questions, suggested assignments and exercises, as well as the instructor’s manual written by Proferes in 2008.

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Author: Warren Buckland
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006-05-02
ISBN: 9780826416926
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directed by Steven Spielberg Book Excerpt:

Although the blockbuster is the most popular and commercially successful type of filmmaking, it has yet to be studied seriously from a formalist standpoint. This is in opposition to classical Hollywood cinema and International Art cinema, whose form has been analyzed and deconstructed in great detail. Directed By Steven Spielberg fills this gap by examining the distinctive form of the blockbuster. The book focuses on Spielberg's blockbusters, because he is the most consistent and successful director of this type of film - he defines the standard by which other Hollywood blockbusters are judged and compared. But how did Spielberg attain this position? Film critics and scholars generally agree that Spielberg's blockbusters have a unique look and use visual storytelling techniques to their utmost effectiveness. In this book, Warren Buckland examines Spielberg's distinct manipulation of film form, and his singular use of stylistic and narrative techniques. The book demonstrates the aesthetic options available to Spielberg, and particularly the choices he makes in structuring his blockbusters. Buckland emphasizes the director's activity in making a film (particularly such a powerful director as Spielberg), including: visualizing the scene on paper via storyboards; staging and blocking the scene; selecting camera placement and movement; determining the progression or flow of the film from shot to shot; and deciding how to narrate the story to the spectator. Directed By Steven Spielberg combines film studies scholarship with the approach taken by many filmmaking manuals. The unique value of the book lies in its grounding of formal film analysis in filmmaking.

Film An International Bibliography

Film     An International Bibliography
Author: Malte Hagener,Michael Töteberg
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN: 3476036863
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film An International Bibliography Book Excerpt:

Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

From Reel to Deal

From Reel to Deal
Author: Dov S-S Simens
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000-10-01
ISBN: 0759520763
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Reel to Deal Book Excerpt:

Based on his acclaimed "2- Day Film School", Dov S-S Simens serves up a flawless and detailed blueprint for creating successful independent films. With his signature in-your-face, no-holds-barred advice, the Godfather of Independent Film teaches readers everything they need to know to create full-length feature films. From screenwriting ("There are two types of scripts: It's great or it sucks!") to distribution ("Who are the whores of Hollywood?"), Simens provides encyclopedic, precise, and creative instruction for making a vision a reality. By the end of the book, readers will know exactly what to do to make their films.

Basics Film Making 03 Directing Fiction

Basics Film Making 03  Directing Fiction
Author: Robert Edgar
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN: 1350034630
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basics Film Making 03 Directing Fiction Book Excerpt:

Basics Film-Making: Directing Fiction introduces the essential aspects of the directorial process, focusing on the requirements of short films while also drawing on classic examples from the world of feature films. It looks at the tricky balancing act of art and business, offering guidelines and basic principles rather than instructions. Divided into the three key stages of the film-making process - pre-production, production and postproduction, the book provides students with a framework to begin directing their own productions. The chapters are interspersed with case studies investigating the working practices of leading professionals such as Robert Rodriguez, and Mike Leigh.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video
Author: Peter W. Rea,David K. Irving
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN: 1317908759
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video Book Excerpt:

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

What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood

What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood
Author: Brian Dzyak
Publsiher: Lone Eagle
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-05-26
ISBN: 0307875164
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood Book Excerpt:

Go Hollywood—with a complete, insightful look at the biggest jobs on the movie set. What I Really Want to Do on Set in Hollywood is one-stop shopping for anyone who wants to work in film. It's the only behind-the-scenes title that offers a detailed look at the industry explores more than 35 jobs from around the film industry. A must-have for anyone interested in Hollywood.

Directing for Stage and Screen

Directing for Stage and Screen
Author: J. Stanley,M. Monta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-12-25
ISBN: 0230610455
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing for Stage and Screen Book Excerpt:

If directing dramatic productions interests you, this book is a basic guide to show you know to apply the principles of directing to any dramatic medium - stage, television, or film. The authors, who have worked in all three media, illustrated how the principles of one medium relate to the other two.

The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies
Author: James Donald,Michael Renov
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2008-04-16
ISBN: 1473971802
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies Book Excerpt:

Written by a team of veteran scholars and exciting emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the field internationally, drawing out regional differences in the way that systematic intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been translated into an academic discipline. It examines the conversations between Film Studies and its contributory disciplines that not only defined a new field of discourse but also modified existing scholarly traditions. It reflects on the field's dominant paradigms and debates and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks forward optimistically to the future of the medium of film, the institution of cinema and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film and cinema are being called into question by new technological, industrial and aesthetic developments.

Directing

Directing
Author: Virginia Wright Wexman
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 0813573084
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing Book Excerpt:

When a film is acclaimed, the director usually gets the lion’s share of the credit. Yet the movie director’s job—especially the collaborations and compromises it involves—remains little understood. The latest volume in the Behind the Silver Screen series, this collection provides the first comprehensive overview of how directing, as both an art and profession, has evolved in tandem with changing film industry practices. Each chapter is written by an expert on a different period of Hollywood, from the silent film era to today’s digital filmmaking, providing in-depth examinations of key trends like the emergence of independent production after World War II and the rise of auteurism in the 1970s. Challenging the myth of the lone director, these studies demonstrate how directors work with a multitude of other talented creative professionals, including actors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers. Directing examines a diverse range of classic and contemporary directors, including Orson Welles, Tim Burton, Cecil B. DeMille, Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, and Ida Lupino, offering a rich composite picture of how they have negotiated industry constraints, utilized new technologies, and harnessed the creative contributions of their many collaborators throughout a century of Hollywood filmmaking.

Directing

Directing
Author: Michael Rabiger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN: 1136066861
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing Book Excerpt:

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that 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. This edition has been streamlined and thoroughly revised for greater ease of use. Other updates include: * current information on digital technology * an expanded section on directing actors that cross-references thirty exercises * new questionnaires to help you pinpoint a film's aesthetic needs and assess where your vocational strengths lie; and much more. The companion web site includes teaching notes, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires: http://books.elsevier.com/companions/9780240808826

Voice Vision

Voice   Vision
Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 1317808932
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice Vision Book Excerpt:

Develop your creative voice while acquiring the practical skills and confidence to use it with this new and fully updated edition of Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s filmmaking bible, Voice & Vision. Written for independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film, this comprehensive manual covers all of the essentials while keeping artistic vision front and center. Hurbis-Cherrier walks the reader through every step of the process—from the transformation of an idea into a cinematic story, to the intricacies of promotion and distribution—and every detail in between. Features of this book include: Comprehensive technical information on video production and postproduction tools, allowing filmmakers to express themselves with any camera, in any format, and on any budget An emphasis on the collaborative filmmaking process, including the responsibilities and creative contributions of every principal member of the crew and cast A focus on learning to work successfully with available resources (time, equipment, budget, personnel, etc.) in order to turn limitations into opportunities Updated digital filmmaking workflow breakdowns for Rec. 709 HD, Log Format, and D-Cinema productions Substantial coverage of the sound tools and techniques used in film production and the creative impact of postproduction sound design An extensive discussion of digital cinematography fundamentals, including essential lighting and exposure control tools, common gamma profiles, the use of LUTs, and the role of color grading Abundant examples referencing contemporary and classic films from around the world Indispensible information on production safety, team etiquette, and set procedures. The third edition also features a robust companion website that includes eight award-winning example short films; interactive and high-resolution figures; downloadable raw footage; production forms and logs for preproduction, production, and postproduction; video examples that illustrate key concepts found within the book, and more. Whether you are using it in the classroom or are looking for a comprehensive reference to learn everything you need to know about the filmmaking process, Voice & Vision delivers all of the details in an accessible and reader-friendly format.

Think Point Shoot

Think Point Shoot
Author: Annette Danto,Mobina Hashmi,Lonnie Isabel
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1317536401
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Point Shoot Book Excerpt:

Think/Point/Shoot gives students a thorough overview of the role of ethics in modern media creation. Case studies emphasize the critical issues in global media ethics today in all stages of media creation from preproduction research and development, to production and post production. This volume features practicing filmmakers, journalists, and media creators who provide insight into dealing with real-world ethical dilemmas. For this era, digital imagery, sounds, and web communication have opened doors to sharing thoughts and ideas instantaneously to potentially vast audiences. This presents exciting opportunities, but also serious ethical, legal, and social challenges. The cases and exercises found in this book are applicable to the current media field while still remaining grounded in strong ethical theory. Think/Point/Shoot explains the challenge of communicating a story to a worldwide audience while maintaining ethical standards. A companion website provides additional resources for students and instructors: media ethics game chapter summaries and case studies important forms Instructors will also find: classroom exercises PowerPoints video from the "Global Media Ethics" Conference from March 2013

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects
Author: Susan Zwerman,Jeffrey A. Okun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 1136136223
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects Book Excerpt:

Wisdom from the best and the brightest in the industry, this visual effects bible belongs on the shelf of anyone working in or aspiring to work in VFX. The book covers techniques and solutions all VFX artists/producers/supervisors need to know, from breaking down a script and initial bidding, to digital character creation and compositing of both live-action and CG elements. In-depth lessons on stereoscopic moviemaking, color management and digital intermediates are included, as well as chapters on interactive games and full animation authored by artists from EA and Dreamworks respectively. From predproduction to acquisition to postproduction, every aspect of the VFX production workflow is given prominent coverage. VFX legends such as John Knoll, Mike Fink, and John Erland provide you with invaluable insight and lessons from the set, equipping you with everything you need to know about the entire visual effects workflow. Simply a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the VFX industry.

Voice and Vision A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

Voice and Vision  A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production
Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2007-03-13
ISBN: 1136067906
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice and Vision A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production Book Excerpt:

Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice sidebars throughout Voice & Vision connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.

Visual Effects Society Handbook

Visual Effects Society Handbook
Author: Susan Zwerman,Jeffrey A. Okun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN: 1136136142
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visual Effects Society Handbook Book Excerpt:

Wisdom from the best and the brightest in the industry, this visual effects bible belongs on the shelf of anyone working in or aspiring to work in VFX. The book covers techniques and solutions all VFX artists/producers/supervisors need to know, from breaking down a script and initial bidding, to digital character creation and compositing of both live-action and CG elements. In-depth lessons on stereoscopic moviemaking, color management and digital intermediates are included, as well as chapters on interactive games and full animation authored by artists from EA and Dreamworks respectively. From predproduction to acquisition to postproduction, every aspect of the VFX production workflow is given prominent coverage. VFX legends such as John Knoll, Mike Fink, and John Erland provide you with invaluable insight and lessons from the set, equipping you with everything you need to know about the entire visual effects workflow. Simply a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the VFX industry.

Composition for the 21st 1 2 century Vol 1

Composition for the 21st 1   2 century  Vol 1
Author: Thomas Paul Thesen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 1351727176
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composition for the 21st 1 2 century Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

Composition for the 21st 1⁄2 century: Image-Making for Animation focuses on composition and its technical and artistic application in animation, illustration, games, and films. It covers all aspects of design and discusses in detail their artistic applicability and impact on image and narrative. Emphasis is placed on the ability of each aspect to support and affect the narrative. Additional case studies explain the successful use of these concepts in films and animation. This book is geared toward students; however, it is also reader-friendly for professionals. Composition for the 21st 1⁄2 century: Image-Making for Animation’s goal is to comprehend composition as an artistic tool and as a significant part of the professional image-making process. Key Features: Teaches the complexity of composition in image-making. Closes the gap between praxis and theory in animation. Explains how to produce images that support the narrative in their visuals. Discusses the need for artistic reasoning in image-making. Presents case studies that assist the reader in understanding the process as they progress through this book. Author Bio: For more than twenty years, Thomas Paul Thesen’s career has been about learning and understanding the complexities of art, animation, and image-making, both in still illustration, drawing, and photography, and in the moving image. He has worked in the industry as a character animator and visual development artist for companies such as Pixar, DreamWorks, and Sprite Animation Studios. He has also taught for many years at universities across Asia, the USA, and the UK.

Preparing for Takeoff

Preparing for Takeoff
Author: Arthur Vincie
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415661684
Category: ART
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Takeoff Book Excerpt:

You have the camera, time, money (or credit card), so why don't you just start shooting? Preparing for Takeoff will give you the tools you need to fully prepare for your independent film. This book features: Vital preproduction tips on scheduling, previsualization, script analysis, location scouting, budgeting, hiring vendors, and clearing permits A detailed analysis of the role both producers and directors play in the preproduction process Crucial advice on how to prepare for postproduction and distribution while still in the early stages of making a film Lessons from the field in how to avoid mid-shoot changes, unhappy actors, fostering a resentful crew, wasted days and dwindling finances An accompanying website that includes sample script analyses, storyboards, beat sheets, editable budget forms, and more