|Film directing, shot by shot By Steven E KatzA complete catalogue of motion picture techniques for filmmakers. It concentrates on the 'storytelling' school of film making, utilizing the work of the great stylists who established the versatile vocabulary of technique that has dominated the movies since 1915. This graphic approach includes comparisons of style by interpreting a 'model script', created for the book, in storyboard form.|
|Cinematic storytelling By Jennifer Van SijllHow do directors use screen direction to suggest conflict? How do screenwriters exploit film space to show change? How does editing style determine emotional response? Many first-time writers and directors do not consider this. They forgo the huge creative resource of the film medium defaulting instead to dialog and narration to tell their screen story. Yet most movies are carried by sound and picture. What the industry's most successful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium. They have harnessed non-dialog techniques to create some of the most cinematic moments in movie history. This book is intended to help writers and directors more fully exploit the medium's storytelling techniques. It contains 100 non-dialog techniques that have been used by the industry's top writers and directors. From "Metropolis" and "Citizen Kane" to "Dead Man" and "Kill Bill", the book illustrates - through 500 frame grabs and 75 script excerpts - how the inherent stortytelling devices specific to film were exploited. You can learn how non-dialogue film techniques can advance story.You can discover how master screenwriters exploit cinematic conventions to create powerful scenarios. It is brilliantly illustrated throughout with 500 carefully chosen frame grabs from classic films of the past and present.|
|Matters of light & depth
By Ross LowellA comprehensive and inspiring introduction to the art and craft of lighting for image creation. Taking the reader from the basics of the craft to more complex set-ups, the writing is clear and humorous, illustrations are relevant and interesting, and the range of topics covered will benefit beginners and more experienced practitioners in still and moving photography and video. Excellent purchase for anyone interested in lighting, at any level.
|Master shots By Christopher KenworthyLearn the techniques to execute complex, original shots on any budget. Use the secrets of the master directors to give your film the look and feel of a multi-million-dollar movie. This title discusses about Landscape (widescreen) format. "Master Shots" gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-executed moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd. Most low-budget movies look low-budget, because the director is forced to compromise at the last minute. "Master Shots" gives you so many powerful techniques that you'll be able to respond, even under pressure, and create knockout shots. Even when the clock is ticking and the light fading, the techniques in this book can rescue your film, and make every shot look like it cost a fortune. Each technique is illustrated with samples from great feature films and computer-generated diagrams for absolute clarity. The set-ups, moves and methods of the greats are there for the taking, whatever your budget. Make your film look great for a pittance and sell it for a fortune!|