The Filmmaker s Eye Book

The Filmmaker s Eye

  • Author : Gustavo Mercado
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136057335

The Filmmaker s Eye Excerpt :

This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted

The Filmmaker s Eye  The Language of the Lens Book
Score: 3
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The Filmmaker s Eye The Language of the Lens

  • Author : Gustavo Mercado
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429823077

The Filmmaker s Eye The Language of the Lens Excerpt :

The Language of the Lens explores the expressive power of the camera lens and the storytelling contributions that this critical tool can make to a film project. This book offers a unique approach to learning how lenses can produce aesthetically and narratively compelling images in movies, through a close examination of the various ways lens techniques control the look of space, movement, focus, flares, distortion, and the "optical personality" of your story’s visual landscape. Loaded with vivid examples from commercial, independent, and world cinema, The Language of the Lens presents dozens of insightful case studies examining their conceptual, narrative, and technical approaches to reveal how master filmmakers have harnessed the power of lenses to express the entire range of emotions, themes, tone, atmosphere, subtexts, moods, and abstract concepts. The Language of the Lens provides filmmakers, at any level or experience, with a wealth of knowledge to unleash the full expressive power of any lens at their disposal, whether they are shooting with state-of-the-art cinema lenses or a smartphone, and everything in between.

The Filmmaker s Eye Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Filmmaker s Eye

  • Author : Gustavo Mercado
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 9780240812175

The Filmmaker s Eye Excerpt :

Gustavo Mercado's beautiful book reveals the inner workings of the basic shots that create the cinematic experience. He reveals how visuals communicate to an audience. If you're a novice filmmaker or a seasoned professional, this book will broaden your visual horizons.-Bruce Block, film producer, author of the Visual Story, and visual consultant whose credits include The holiday, Something's Gotta Give, Stuart Little, and Pretty in Pink Telling stories with moving images is one of the most exalted art forms of our era. The Filmmaker's Eye helps you harness the power of this genre by explaining how images work to tell a story. You will gain a deeper understanding of the role each shot plays in the larger narrative scheme of your film, and the technical requirements necessary to achieve powerful and memorable images. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, this focused, easy-to-reference guide shows you how to become an eloquent visual storyteller through effective and expressive choices for each and every shot in your film.

The Altering Eye Book

The Altering Eye

  • Author : Robert Phillip Kolker
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781906924034

The Altering Eye Excerpt :

The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."

DSLR Cinema Book

DSLR Cinema

  • Author : Kurt Lancaster
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136040108

DSLR Cinema Excerpt :

Large sensor video cameras (DSLRs) offer filmmakers an affordable, high-quality image previously impossible without high-end cinema cameras. These video-capable DSLR cameras have revolutionized filmmaking, documentary production, journalism, television, and even Hollywood cinema. This book empowers the filmmaker to craft visually stunning images inexpensively. DSLR Cinema presents insight into different shooting styles and real-world tips and techniques indispensible to any DSLR filmmaker. This updated and expanded edition includes new workflows for Adobe Premier and Final Cut X-from syncing external audio settings to using the right settings. It also covers the workflow for using Technicolor's picture style, CineStyle, designed on consultation with Canon scientists. DSLR Cinema features case studies of an international cast of cutting edge DSLR shooters, including Philip Bloom, Shane Hurlbut, Bernardo Uzeda, Rii Schroer, Danfun Dennis, and many more. The films are examined in detail, exploring how each exemplifies great storytelling, exceptional visual character, and how you can push the limits of your DSLR.

Kino Eye Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Kino Eye

  • Author : Dziga Vertov
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 0520056302

Kino Eye Excerpt :

A top Soviet filmmaker discusses the art of making movies, the growing bureaucracy of the Russian film industry, and the purpose of cinema

Eye of the Taika Book

Eye of the Taika

  • Author : Matthew Bannister
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814345344

Eye of the Taika Excerpt :

Innovative study of Taika Waititi, whose Maori and Jewish roots influence his distinctive New Zealand comedic style.

In the Blink of an Eye Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

In the Blink of an Eye

  • Author : Walter Murch
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053130723

In the Blink of an Eye Excerpt :

Comprises a revised second edition of film editor Walter Murch's thought-provoking essay on the art and process of film editing. Originally published in 1992, revisions take new technologies such as digital editing into account. c. Book News Inc.

Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers Book

Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers

  • Author : Jacqueline B Frost
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000359855

Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers Excerpt :

Packed with gems of wisdom from the current 'masters of light’, this collection of conversations with twenty leading contemporary cinematographers provides invaluable insight into the art and craft of cinematography. Jacqueline Frost’s interviews provide unprecedented insight into the role as cinematographers discuss selecting projects, the conceptual and creative thinking that goes into devising a visual strategy, working with the script, collaborating with leading directors such as Martin Scorcese, Spike Lee, and Ava DuVernay, the impact of changing technology, and offer advice for aspiring cinematographers. Interviews include Maryse Alberti, John Bailey, Robert Elswit, Kirsten Johnson, Kira Kelly, Ellen Kuras, Edward Lachman, Matthew Libatique, John Lindley, Seamus McGarvey, Reed Morano, Polly Morgan, Rachel Morrison, Rodrigo Prieto, Cynthia Pusheck, Harris Savides, Nancy Schrieber, John Seale, Sandi Sissel, Dante Spinotti, Salvatore Totino, Amy Vincent and Mandy Walker. Filled with valuable information and advice for aspiring cinematographers, directors, and filmmakers, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the art and craft of cinematography.

The Hollywood Eye Book

The Hollywood Eye

  • Author : Jon Boorstin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Cinematography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015018864077

The Hollywood Eye Excerpt :

Boorstin believes that every movie is really three movies running at once: the voyeuristic movie (the emotional thrills the film elicits). Here he examines these elements using his own experiences as well as the experiences of legend ary filmmakers to demonstrate how the moviemaking process works. 100 black-an d-white illustrations.

Wes Anderson Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Wes Anderson

  • Author : Ian Nathan
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9780711255999

Wes Anderson Excerpt :

The definitive reference for all Wes Anderson fans. Loaded with rich imagery and detailed analysis of his incredible films – including the classics The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom as well as Anderson's highly anticipated new releaseThe French Dispatch – this is the first book to feature all of Wes Anderson's movies in a single volume. Acclaimed film journalist Ian Nathan provides an intelligent and thoughtful examination of the work of one of contemporary film’s greatest visionaries, charting the themes, visuals, and narratives that have come to define Anderson’s work and contributed to his films an idiosyncratic character that's adored by his loyal fans. From Anderson’s regular cast members – including Bill Murray and Owen Wilson – to his instantly recognisable aesthetic, recurring motifs and his scriptwriting processes, this in-depth collection will reveal how Wes Anderson became one of modern cinema’s most esteemed and influential directors. Presented in a slipcase with 8-page gatefold section, this stunning package will delight all Wes Anderson devotees and movie lovers in general.

Psychocinematics Book


  • Author : Arthur P. Shimamura
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199862146

Psychocinematics Excerpt :

Largely through trial and error, filmmakers have developed engaging techniques that capture our sensations, thoughts, and feelings. Philosophers and film theorists have thought deeply about the nature and impact of these techniques, yet few scientists have delved into empirical analyses of our movie experience-or what Arthur P. Shimamura has coined "psychocinematics." This edited volume introduces this exciting field by bringing together film theorists, philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to consider the viability of a scientific approach to our movie experience.

The Fourth Eye Book

The Fourth Eye

  • Author : Brendan Hokowhitu
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452941752

The Fourth Eye Excerpt :

From the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Indigenous and settler cultures to the emergence of the first-ever state-funded Māori television network, New Zealand has been a hotbed of Indigenous concerns. Given its history of colonization, coping with biculturalism is central to New Zealand life. Much of this “bicultural drama” plays out in the media and is molded by an anxiety surrounding the ongoing struggle over citizenship rights that is seated within the politics of recognition. The Fourth Eye brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars to provide a critical and comprehensive account of the intricate and complex relationship between the media and Māori culture. Examining the Indigenous mediascape, The Fourth Eye shows how Māori filmmakers, actors, and media producers have depicted conflicts over citizenship rights and negotiated the representation of Indigenous people. From nineteenth-century Māori-language newspapers to contemporary Māori film and television, the contributors explore a variety of media forms including magazine cover stories, print advertisements, commercial images, and current Māori-language newspapers to illustrate the construction, expression, and production of indigeneity through media. Focusing on New Zealand as a case study, the authors address the broader question: what is Indigenous media? While engaging with distinct themes such as the misrepresentation of Māori people in the media, access of Indigenous communities to media technologies, and the use of media for activism, the essays in this much-needed new collection articulate an Indigenous media landscape that converses with issues that reach far beyond New Zealand. Contributors: Sue Abel, U of Auckland; Joost de Bruin, Victoria U of Wellington; Suzanne Duncan, U of Otago; Kevin Fisher, U of Otago; Allen Meek, Massey U; Lachy Paterson, U of Otago; Chris Prentice, U of Otago; Jay Scherer, U of Alberta; Jo Smith, Victoria U of Wellington; April Strickland; S

The Underwater Eye Book

The Underwater Eye

  • Author : Margaret Cohen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691197975

The Underwater Eye Excerpt :

In The Underwater Eye, Margaret Cohen tells the fascinating story of how the development of modern diving equipment and movie camera technology has allowed documentary and narrative filmmakers to take human vision into the depths, creating new imagery of the seas and the underwater realm, and expanding the scope of popular imagination. Innovating on the most challenging film set on earth, filmmakers have tapped the emotional power of the underwater environment to forge new visions of horror, tragedy, adventure, beauty, and surrealism, entertaining the public and shaping its perception of ocean reality. Examining works by filmmakers ranging from J. E. Williamson, inventor of the first undersea film technology in 1914, to Wes Anderson, who filmed the underwater scenes of his 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou entirely in a pool, The Underwater Eye traces how the radically alien qualities of underwater optics have shaped liquid fantasies for more than a century. Richly illustrated, the book explores documentaries by Jacques Cousteau, Louis Malle, and Hans Hass, art films by Man Ray and Jean Vigo, and popular movies and television shows such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Sea Hunt, the Bond films, Jaws, The Abyss, and Titanic. In exploring the cultural impact of underwater filmmaking, the book also asks compelling questions about the role film plays in engaging the public with the remote ocean, a frontline of climate change.

Making Movies Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Making Movies

  • Author : Sidney Lumet
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763662

Making Movies Excerpt :

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.