Master Shots

100 Setups, Scenes, and Moves for Your Breakthrough Movie. The director's vision

Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615931545

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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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.
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Cinematic Motion

A Workshop for Staging Scenes

Author: Steven D. Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

View: 6350

The book uses extensive illustrations to explain how to create extended sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography, and tracking shots with multiple story points.
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The Filmmaker's Eye

Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

Author: Gustavo Mercado

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136057331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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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
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Film Directing Shot by Shot

Visualizing from Concept to Screen

Author: Steven Douglas Katz

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780941188104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 366

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"A complete catalogue of visual techniques and their stylistic implications for both the filmmaker and videomaker -- 'a text book' -- which enables working filmmakers (as well as screenwriters and others) to expand their stylistic knowledge"--P. [4] of cover.
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How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

Author: Steve Stockman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761163239

Category: Photography

Page: 248

View: 4680

Offers step-by-step instructions for making films and videos with tips, personal anecdotes, and exercises.
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Lighting for Cinematography

A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image

Author: David Landau

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628924748

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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We can't shoot good pictures without good lighting, no matter how good the newest cameras are. Shooting under available light gives exposure, but lacks depth, contrast, contour, atmosphere and often separation. The story could be the greatest in the world, but if the lighting is poor viewers will assume it's amateurish and not take it seriously. Feature films and TV shows, commercials and industrial videos, reality TV and documentaries, even event and wedding videos tell stories. Good lighting can make them look real, while real lighting often makes them look fake. Lighting for Cinematography, the first volume in the new CineTech Guides to the Film Crafts series, is the indispensable guide for film and video lighting. Written by veteran gaffer and cinematographer David Landau, the book helps the reader create lighting that supports the emotional moment of the scene, contributes to the atmosphere of the story and augments an artistic style. Structured to mimic a 14 week semester, the chapters cover such things as lighting for movement, working with windows, night lighting, lighting the three plains of action and non-fiction lighting. Every chapter includes stills, lighting diagrams and key advice from professionals in the field, as well as lighting exercises to help the reader put into practice what was covered. www.lightingforcinematography.com
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Between the Scenes

What Every Film Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know about Scene Transitions

Author: Jeffrey Michael Bays

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615931699

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 137

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Between the Scenes delivers a fresh approach to film directing, screenwriting, and editing. Once you’ve got your scenes planned out, this book steps in by shifting your focus to how your individual sequences and scenes connect to each other. You’ll find new ways to create emotional feelings in your audience. From location choices, to character movement between scenes, to the use of music, scene transitions are where the meat is in your story, and now you’ll discover a new pallet of creative possibilities.
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101 Things I Learned ® in Film School

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446569585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie? These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know about the inner-workings of this industry. Whether it's someone who wants to make movies as a full-timecareer, or just someone who is interested in film, this book covers it all.
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Directing the Story

Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation

Author: Francis Glebas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136138692

Category: Art

Page: 360

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Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.
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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution

Author: Harry Box

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136046577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 568

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Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Harmonized with union safety and training procedures * All the latest and greatest DMX gadgets, including remote control systems * Many new and useful lights and how to use them and troubleshoot them. * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power. * More rigging tricks and techniques. * the same friendly, easy to read style that has made this book so popular.
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Cinematic Storytelling

The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know

Author: Jennifer Van Sijll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932907056

Category: History

Page: 257

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It demonstrates how character values and themes are expressed cumulatively over time and nonverbally. In this, the reader is given both the critical tools to better understand modern moviemaking and the creative tools to more fully exploit the dramatic potential of the medium."--Jacket.
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Великий Гэтсби. Книга для чтения на английском языке

Author: Френсис Фицджеральд

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457911748

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.
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The Visual Story

Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media

Author: Bruce Block

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136043454

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. You'll learn how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or a composer structures music. Understanding visual structure allows you to communicate moods and emotions, and most importantly, reveals the critical relationship between story structure and visual structure. The concepts in this book will benefit writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art directors, and editors who are always confronted by the same visual problems that have faced every picture maker in the past, present, and future.
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Grammar of the Shot

Author: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351803514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested that should help to create rich, multi-layered visuals. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating key concepts, practical exercises, and quiz questions, and is a staple of any filmmaker’s library. New to the fourth edition: an expanded companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/Bowen, offering downloadable scenes and editable raw footage so that students can practice the techniques described in the book, and instructional videos showcasing examples of different compositional choices; new and expanded quiz questions and practical exercises at the end of each chapter to help test readers on their knowledge using real-world scenarios; updated topic discussions, explanations, illustrations, and visual examples. Together with its companion volume, Grammar of the Edit, the core concepts discussed in these books offer concise and practical resources for both experienced and aspiring filmmakers.
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Cinematography: Theory and Practice

Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Author: Blain Brown

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317359275

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 422

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The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians. Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown. Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject. The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics. Topics Include: Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics
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Shoot Like Spielberg

The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure

Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: 9781615932283

Category: Games

Page: 144

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Spielberg makes his audience feel something, whether he's shooting a kids' ­adventure, a dramatic chase, or the darkest war scene. The auteur always employs a core set of techniques that make each shot crystal clear and evoke the most intense emotions from the audience. This book shows you how. From tension to tearjerker, these moves will make your scenes memorable enough to be talked about for years to come.Spielberg directs films that cover everything from childhood dreams to the horrors of war. He always hones in on the emotional center of a scene. This book unravels the secrets of his core techniques, and shows how you can use the same simple camera moves and setups to make your films full of wonder, thrills, and emotion.
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Setting Up Your Shots

Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know

Author: Jeremy Vineyard,Jose Cruz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932907421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 155

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Filmmakers and cinema fans can turn to this visual encyclopedia for an array of creative camera setups and moves. More than 200 storyboards with simple descriptions show how to achieve many effects, images, and compositions.
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Shot Psychology

The Filmmaker's Guide for Enhancing Emotion and Meaning

Author: Greg Keast

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984530731

Category: Photography

Page: 390

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Shot Psychology is an introductory body of knowledge that filmmakers can use to enhance the expressive power of their work. It was written by a filmmaker for filmmakers and students. The book reviews over 300 filmmaking techniques and concepts with their associated effects and organizes them in an easy-to-access reference guide. It is meant to be an encyclopedia of meaning for filmmaking. The book is written in a clear and concise way and contains valuable and original insights on the art and craft of filmmaking. The true innovation of the book is the Master List, which could stand on its own as a separate book. It takes over 550 effects, then directly references the techniques that help create those effects. In this way, you can quickly look up the effect you are trying to create, then easily find the associated techniques. For example, if you want to create the effect of anxiety, you would look it up in the Master List and find that there are 20 techniques suggested for your possible use in creating or emphasizing anxiety. And if you have a question or do not understand how the technique relates to the effect, you can learn more about the technique in the Reference section.
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Digital Cinematography

Fundamentals, Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

Author: David Stump

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136040412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 498

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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Shoot Like Scorsese

The Visual Secrets of Shock, Elegance and Extreme Character

Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615932320

Category: Cinematography

Page: 144

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Martin Scorsese directs films that range from the subtlest studies of relationships to violent gangster movies, with characters who are driven to the extremes of their personality. This book looks at Scorsese s key techniques, showing how he uses space, framing, and a strong sense of direction, to en-sure that your films are brimming with tension, shock, and emotion."
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