Film Directing Shot by Shot Book
Score: 3.5
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Film Directing Shot by Shot

  • Author : Steven Douglas Katz
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 0941188108

Film Directing Shot by Shot 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 Book

Film Directing Shot by Shot 25th Anniversary Edition

  • Author : Steve D. Katz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1615932976

Film Directing Shot by Shot 25th Anniversary Edition 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.

Cinematic Motion Book

Cinematic Motion

  • Author : Steven Douglas Katz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061137223

Cinematic Motion Excerpt :

"Cinematic Motion has helped directors create a personal camera style and master complex staging challenges for over a decade. In response to the opportunities offered by digital technology, this second edition adds essential chapters on digital visualization and script breakdown."--Jacket.

Film Directing Fundamentals Book

Film Directing Fundamentals

  • Author : Nicholas Proferes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136069420

Film Directing Fundamentals Excerpt :

Visualize your films before shooting!

Directing Book


  • Author : Michael Rabiger
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136042492

Directing Excerpt :

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

Fundamentals of Film Directing Book

Fundamentals of Film Directing

  • Author : David K. Irving
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786456253

Fundamentals of Film Directing Excerpt :

Current and aspiring film directors can make their job easier by studying the 10 directing fundamentals outlined in detail in this book. The first five chapters are practical in nature: a successful director must first have a screenplay, a cast, a crew, a budget, and good health. The final five address the psychology of directing, including the development of craft, command, pace, luck, and “chutzpah,” which the author defines as “boldness coupled with extreme self-confidence.” Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Setting Up Your Shots Book
Score: 1
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Setting Up Your Shots

  • Author : Jeremy Vineyard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 0941188736

Setting Up Your Shots Excerpt :

A guide for filmmakers at all levels explains a variety of cinematic techniques used in films, videos, and commercials, and includes tips on basic camera setups and the use of storyboards

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design Book

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design

  • Author : Lubomir Kocka
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-25
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622735228

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design Excerpt :

This book is a “directing-altering book” as it provides high-quality learning resources that encourage and challenge film enthusiasts, aspiring directors, film students, and professionals to strive for new levels of excellence and impact in their film directing, television directing, and new media directing. This book puts forward a well-informed and innovative discussion of critical director’s choices that have not previously been considered by existing texts on film and television directing. This book presents a wide range of directorial concepts and directing exercises that include: • Psycho-physiological regularities in left-right/right-left orientation transferred to a shot design. How directors can manipulate the viewer’s perception of a character and of the journey they are on using screen direction. • Methodology and visual strategy for rendering a scene based on character perspective. • The directorial concept of emotional manipulation. • Demystifying the 180-degree rule.

Acting in Film Book
Score: 4.5
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Acting in Film

  • Author : Michael Caine
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-02-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476842752

Acting in Film Excerpt :

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

On Directing Film Book
Score: 4
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On Directing Film

  • Author : David Mamet
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015021492965

On Directing Film Excerpt :

Describes the basic principles of film making, argues that directing is an extension of screenwriting, and explains how films tell stories

Master Shots Book

Master Shots

  • Author : Christopher Kenworthy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 1615931546

Master Shots Excerpt :

A highly visual exploration of the best shots, moves, and set-ups in the industry. This books reveals the secrets behind each shot’s success, so it can be adapted to the director’s individual scenes.

Master Shots Book

Master Shots

  • Author : Christopher Kenworthy
  • Publisher : Michael Wiese Productions
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 1615930876

Master Shots Excerpt :

Enhanced by stills from famous motion pictures and computer-generated images, explains framing, composition, and camera movement for achieving a high-budget look for such actions as building tension, anticipating motion, and developing a character's fear.

Directing Actors   25th Anniversary Edition Book

Directing Actors 25th Anniversary Edition

  • Author : Judith Weston Judith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1615933212

Directing Actors 25th Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

Directing film or television is a high-stakes occupation. It captures your full attention at every moment, calling on you to commit every resource and stretch yourself to the limit; it's the white-water rafting of entertainment jobs. But for many directors, the excitement they feel about a new project tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors.In the years since the original edition of Directing Actors was published, the technical side of filmmaking has become much more easily accessible. Directors tell me that dealing with actors is the last frontier--the scariest part and the part they long for--the human part, the place where connection happens.Weston's books help directors scale the heights of the actor-director dynamic, learn the joys of collaborating with actors--and become an "actor's director."

Making the Magic Happen Book

Making the Magic Happen

  • Author : Peter D. Marshall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1615932658

Making the Magic Happen Excerpt :

Filmmaking can be a complicated and risky adventure, but Making the Magic Happen shows you why directing a movie is actually simpler than you think. The trick is to properly learn the "craft" of filmmak-ing first, and then adapt your logistical and creative skills to the "art" of filmmaking.

Exploring Movie Construction and Production Book

Exploring Movie Construction and Production

  • Author : John Reich
  • Publisher : Open SUNY Textbooks
  • Release Date : 2017-07-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1942341474

Exploring Movie Construction and Production Excerpt :

Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students¿ learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.