On Directing Film

A masterclass on the art of directing from the Pulitzer Prize-winning (and Oscar and Tony-nominated) writer of Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed the Plow, The Verdict, and Wag the Dog Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, ...

On Directing Film

A masterclass on the art of directing from the Pulitzer Prize-winning (and Oscar and Tony-nominated) writer of Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed the Plow, The Verdict, and Wag the Dog Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies like House of Games, State and Main, and Things Change, David Mamet illuminates how a film comes to be. He looks at every aspect of directing—from script to cutting room—to show the many tasks directors undertake in reaching their prime objective: presenting a story that will be understood by the audience and has the power to be both surprising and inevitable at the same time. Based on a series of classes Mamet taught at Columbia University's film school, On Directing Film will be indispensible not only to students but to anyone interested in an overview of the craft of filmmaking. "Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligence—just what one would expect from Mamet." —Sidney Lumet, Academy Award-nominated director of 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, and The Verdict

Making the Magic Happen

The most empowering book of its kind, Making the Magic Happen demystifies every aspect of film directing by demonstrating what you must team about the craft before pursuing the art. Book jacket.

Making the Magic Happen

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.

On Film Editing

In On Film Editing, director Edward Dmytryk explains, in clear and engaging terms, the principles of film editing.

On Film Editing

In On Film Editing, director Edward Dmytryk explains, in clear and engaging terms, the principles of film editing. Using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry, Dmytryk offers a masterclass in film and video editing. Written in an informal, "how-to-do-it" style, Dmytryk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in a precise and philosophical way, contending that all parties on the film crew—from the camera assistant to the producer and director—must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. Originally published in 1984, this reissue of Dmytryk’s classic editing book includes a new critical introduction by Andrew Lund, as well as chapter lessons, discussion questions, and exercises.

Directing

This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films.

Directing

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

Voice 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.

Voice   Vision

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. Other features in Voice & Vision include: * Comprehensive technical information on film and digital video production with a focus on low-budget techniques and creative expression * Close to 600 lavish illustrations * A seamless integration of film and digital video. Express yourself with any camera and any format. * A focus on successful filmmaking within limitations, learn to work successfully with available resources (time, equipment, budget, personnel) and turn limitations into opportunities. * A substantial exploration of the sound tools and techniques used in film production and the creative impact of the post-production sound design.

Basics Film Making 03 Directing Fiction

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.

Basics Film Making 03  Directing Fiction

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.

Filmmaking For Dummies

Filmmaking For Dummies is the smartest book I've read on the subject." —Peter Saphier, co-producer of Scarface Open the book and find: Filmmaking tips and secrets not found anywhere else Expert advice on choosing the best equipment and ...

Filmmaking For Dummies

Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.

Making Documentary Films and Videos

An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get ...

Making Documentary Films and Videos

An updated edition of the classic filmmaker's handbook discusses each step in creating documentaries from conception to final film, and offers advice on capturing human behavior and recreating past events, with new advice on how to get started in the field, an expanded section on researching and developing a project, and updated resources. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Film Production

Each chapter refers to the most widely used techniques and treats filmmaking as a practical art. This is a book that every new entrant to the film industry should read.

Film Production

Film Production is a long established and authoritative textbook on the techniques and processes of filmmaking from script to screen. It provides an easy to follow technical introduction to the subject, demystifying the processes and explaining terms for the beginner. It deals with the `technology of expression' showing how technology enables the concept of cinematic language or grammar. By mastering the various technical aspects of filmmaking, the potential for effective, evocative, meaningful and significant cinematic expression becomes increasingly possible. A broad understanding of the entire process of filmmaking will benefit even the specialist. The book begins with an examination of film stock and exposure, and then goes on to a study of the camera, its operation and the procedure for shooting. The book then looks at editing, camera movement, composition and lighting explaining both the technology and creative uses. Each chapter refers to the most widely used techniques and treats filmmaking as a practical art. This is a book that every new entrant to the film industry should read. Steven Bernstein is a Lecturer at the University of Southern California Film Department and has been a Director of Photography on many feature films including `Like Water for Chocolate' - the highest grossing foreign language film in the history of the American film industry and winner of over 30 international awards. He has a wealth of experience in directing and cinematography as commercials and documentaries for BCC and Channel 4. Learn the principles of filmmaking from the most authoritative introductory text on the subject. Master the technical aspects of filmmaking and in order to understand creative, cinematic expression - the `language' of film. Understand the entire process from start to finish in one brilliantly explained and readable source.

Film Directing Shot by Shot

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

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

The Female Gaze

So, what does the world look like through the "female gaze"? This is the question bestselling author and film reporter Alicia Malone poses, as she presents The Female Gaze--a collection of essays on fifty-two movies made by women.

The Female Gaze

Behind the Scenes of Some of the Most Influential Women in Film! "With fascinating histories painstakingly unearthed by Malone, this book is a treasure of delights that honors more than a hundred years of female filmmaking." ―Rachel Feldman, director, screenwriter and activist #1 Bestseller in Movies & Video Guides & Reviews With the success of Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman, Ava Duvernay's 13th and with the rise of the #MeToo movement, female directors are more important than ever. Dive behind the scenes of old Hollywood. You may have heard the term "male gaze," coined in the 1970s, about how art and entertainment has been influenced by the male's perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What new ideas, thoughts and views can we learn from women who are working behind the scenes in film? What does the world look like through the "female gaze"? Learn about women who changed the world. Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women directors, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. The Female Gaze also contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics. Past and present films are featured in this book, making this a behind the scenes guidebook perfect for the Hollywood history fan in your life. In this book you'll read about: The advancements and accomplishments of influential women in film The lives of these women and the struggles they faced throughout Hollywood history How female directors' voices shaped the films and the film industry If you loved books like This Was Hollywood, Secret Hollywood, or Creative Inc., then you'll adore the powerful women in The Female Gaze.

The Fundamentals of Film Making

1: 2: The Fundamentals of Film-Making is intended to provide an overview of the film-making process for those people who work, study and have an interest in film. Through detailed explanation and the use of film stills, ...

The Fundamentals of Film Making

The Fundamentals of Film-Making provides an overview of the collaborative process of film-making. The book maps out the practical, technical and creative aspects involved, sets out the division of labour, and explains how each individual role combines to influence the final piece. The three primary stages of film production – pre-production, production and post-production – are covered through chapters dealing with each of the major departments: script; production; direction; production design; cinematography; sound and post-production. The book concludes with an examination of film analysis, providing context and connections between film theory and practice.

Filmmaking

Filmmaking the definitive resource for filmmakers, blows the doors off the secretive film industry and shows you how to adapt the Hollywood system for your production.

Filmmaking

Filmmaking the definitive resource for filmmakers, blows the doors off the secretive film industry and shows you how to adapt the Hollywood system for your production. Full of thousands of tips, tricks, and techniques from Emmy-winning director Jason Tomaric, Filmmaking systematically takes you through every step of how to produce a successful movie - from developing a marketable idea through selling your completed movie. Whether you're on a budget of $500 or $50 million, Filmmaking reveals some of Hollywood's best-kept secrets. Make your movie and do it right. The companion site includes: Over 30 minutes of high-quality video tutorials featuring over a dozen working Hollywood professionals. Industry-standard forms and contracts you can use for your production Sample scripts, storyboards, schedules, call sheets, contracts, letters from the producer, camera logs, and press kits 45-minute video that takes you inside the movie that launched Jason's career. 3,000 extras, 48 locations, 650 visual effects-all made from his parent's basement for $25,000.

Anthropological Filmmaking

Anthropological Perspectives on the Production of Film and Video for General Public Audiences J.R Rollwagen. also the best way for collaborators to learn to communicate with one another in filming situations. By working in a setting in ...

Anthropological Filmmaking

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class

Chapters cover topics such as: Choosing a Subject Developing a Business Plan Securing Financial Backing Assembling a Production Team Nailing Interviews and Shooting B-Roll Getting through Post-Production Distributing and Marketing the Film ...

The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class

How to Make and Distribute a Documentary without Losing Your Mind or Going Broke Documentary filmmaking requires more than just a passion for the subject, whether it be one’s personal story or that of someone else, a historical event or a startling discovery, a political movement or a heinous crime. Making a documentary and getting it in front of an audience requires determination, careful planning, money, and a strong production team. With over thirty years of experience in filmmaking, author Betsy Chasse mentors readers every step of the way with a down-to-earth approach and invaluable advice. Chapters cover topics such as: Choosing a Subject Developing a Business Plan Securing Financial Backing Assembling a Production Team Nailing Interviews and Shooting B-Roll Getting through Post-Production Distributing and Marketing the Film Both novices and experienced filmmakers will benefit from this all-inclusive guide. With the right knowledge, persistence, and The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class in their back pockets, readers will not only turn their visions into reality, they’ll be able to share the results with others and navigate the process with confidence.

Anthropological Filmmaking

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Anthropological Filmmaking

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Basics Film Making 02 Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting is the second in the Basics Film-Making series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of ...

Basics Film Making 02  Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting is the second in the Basics Film-Making series and is aimed both at students on film production courses, as well as those wishing to write a short film. The book teaches the key elements of screenwriting through examining areas such as dialogue, sound, setting, shots and structure. It also provides advice to new film-makers on how to market their productions. This is an essential guide to screenwriting and will teach you to write and produce artistically satisfying shorts.

China on Film

The book concludes with explorations of the highly cathartic films of the early post-Mao era, edgy postsocialist movies that appeared on the eve of the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989, the relevance of the Eastern European "velvet prison" ...

China on Film

Leading scholar Paul G. Pickowicz traces the dynamic history of Chinese filmmaking and discusses its course of development from the early days to the present. Moving decade by decade, he explores such key themes as the ever-shifting definitions of modern marriage in 1920s silent features, East-West cultural conflict in the movies of the 1930s, the strong appeal of the powerful melodramatic mode of the 1930s and 1940s, the polarizing political controversies surrounding Chinese filmmaking under the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in the 1940s, and the critical role of cinema during the bloody civil war of the late 1940s. Pickowicz then considers the challenging Mao years, including chapters on legendary screen personalities who tried but failed to adjust to the new socialist order in the 1950s, celebrities who made the sort of artistic and political accommodations that would keep them in the spotlight in the post-revolutionary era, and insider film professionals of the early 1960s who actively resisted the most extreme forms of Maoist cultural production. The book concludes with explorations of the highly cathartic films of the early post-Mao era, edgy postsocialist movies that appeared on the eve of the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989, the relevance of the Eastern European "velvet prison" cultural production model, and the rise of underground and independent filmmaking beginning in the 1990s.Throughout its long history of film production, China has been embroiled in a seemingly unending series of wars, revolutions, and jarring social transformations. Despite daunting censorship obstacles, Chinese filmmakers have found ingenious ways of taking political stands and weighing in--for better or worse--on the most explosive social, cultural, and economic issues of the day. Exploring the often gut-wrenching controversies generated by their work, Pickowicz offers a unique and perceptive window on Chinese culture and society.

Film Production Technique Creating the Accomplished Image

The text serves as a primer for all students, but is especially valuable to those students with limited background in the field of media production.

Film Production Technique  Creating the Accomplished Image

FILM PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE (FPT): CREATING THE ACCOMPLISHED IMAGE, 6e, is aimed at the basic production course taken by radio/tv/film majors. FPT, 6e, delivers a technical and aesthetic introduction to media production that couples video production techniques with strong emphasis on incorporating motion picture film into a project's workflow. The text serves as a primer for all students, but is especially valuable to those students with limited background in the field of media production. FPT, 6e explores cutting-edge technologies as well as traditional Hollywood techniques, covering lighting, cameras, editing, crew organization, and the production process. It also lays out the basic, conventional approach to scene structure in a straightforward and methodical manner. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Problems of Film Direction

The director of the masterpieces Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein also wrote ground-breaking essays on film art and taught classes on motion picture production. In this book Eisenstein writes about film directing.

Problems of Film Direction

Sergei Eisenstein is arguably the most important single figure in the history of movies. He was certainly the most versatile. The director of the masterpieces Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein also wrote ground-breaking essays on film art and taught classes on motion picture production. In this book Eisenstein writes about film directing.