Production House Cinema

Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135040354

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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In Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business, renowned video storyteller Kurt Lancaster offers both students and professionals a practical guide to starting their own video production company and creating cinematic, client-based video content. Utilizing practical know-how along with in-depth analysis and interviews with successful independent production houses like Stillmotion and Zandrak, Lancaster follows the logistics and inspiration of creating production house cinema from the initial client pitch all the way through financing and distribution. The book includes: An examination of the cinematic and narrative style and how to create it; A discussion of the legal procedures and documents necessary for starting and operating a production house; Advice on crafting a portfolio, reel, and website that both demonstrates your unique style and vision and attracts clients; A guide to the financial business of running an independent production house, including invoicing, accounting, and taxes—and how much you should charge clients; Tips for how to better communicate with clients, and how to develop and shape a client’s story; A breakdown of how to select the right gear and equipment for a shoot, on budget; Cinematic case studies that offer detailed coverage of several short films made for clients.

Hong Kong Cinema

Coloniser, Motherland and Self

Author: Yingchi Chu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135786267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Examining Hong Kong cinema from its inception in 1913 to the end of the colonial era, this work explains the key areas of production, market, film products and critical traditions. Hong Kong Cinema considers the different political formations of Hong Kong's culture as seen through the cinema, and deals with the historical, political, economic and cultural relations between Hong Kong cinema and other Chinese film industries on the mainland, as well as in Taiwan and South-East Asia. Discussion covers the concept of 'national cinema' in the context of Hong Kong's status as a quasi-nation with strong links to both the 'motherland' (China) and the 'coloniser' (Britain), and also argues that Hong Kong cinema is a national cinema only in an incomplete and ambiguous sense.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 4

The Globalizing Era, 1984–2010

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822348780

Category: History

Page: 664

View: 8375

In the fourth and final volume of A History of Iranian Cinema, Hamid Naficy looks at the extraordinary efflorescence in Iranian film and other visual media since the Islamic Revolution.

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Author: S. Torriano Berry,Venise T. Berry

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864641

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema includes everything from The Birth of a Nation to Crash. In addition to the films, brief biographies of African American actors and actresses such as Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx can be found in this reference. Through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology, this book provides a better understanding of the role African Americans played in film history.

The Poetics of Iranian Cinema

Aesthetics, Modernity and Film After the Revolution

Author: Khatereh Sheibani

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857720449

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In the wake of the Islamic Revolution, Iran experienced not only profound political and social changes, but also underwent a dramatic shift in its cultural and literary discourse. In The Poetics of Iranian Cinema, Khatereh Sheibani argues that Persian poetry, fiction, painting and other art forms all were influenced by the upheavals of the 1970s and 80s, but that this remarkable cultural revolution is best evidenced in Iranian films. In fact, she holds that film ultimately replaced poetry as the dominant form of cultural expression in Iran, and that post-revolutionary poetics evolved from a literary and written-based poetry into a visually-oriented form of moving images. She thus presents a comparative analysis of post-revolutionary Iranian cinema as an offshoot of Iranian modernity, and explains its connections with the themes present in traditional Persian poetry and conventional visual arts. _x000D_ _x000D_ Despite the initial clerical denunciations of cinema after the Revolution, by the late 1980s and in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war, Iranian cinema had regained its position as a form of cultural expression. Many new wave directors, like Darush Mehrjui and Abbas Kiarostami, began to become more active, and drew on the formal and thematic elements within Persian literature and conventions of performing arts to create an Iranian art cinema. Sheibani therefore examines the pre-revolutionary film industry - such as Iranian new wave and filmfarsi movies - its styles and themes, and its relation to the emerging cinema after 1978. _x000D_ _x000D_ By employing a close examination of Kiarostami’s body of work - films such as ‘Where is the Friend’s House?’, ‘Through the Olive Trees’ or ‘Ten’ - as well as the films of Bahram Bayzai - such as ‘The Crow’ or ‘Travellers’ - Sheibani reveals a close resemblance to the classical poetic sub-genre of the ghazal in both formal structure and context. Relating Hafiz’s lyrical poetry to a particular kind poetic cinema known as cinema-ye taghazzuli (or lyrical cinema), Sheibani offers a valuable and very original contribution to the scholarly literature on Iranian cinema, politics and culture._x000D_

Sure Seaters

The Emergence of Art House Cinema

Author: Barbara Wilinsky

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816635634

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 178

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By the end of the Second World War, a growing segment of the American filmgoing public was wearying of mainstream Hollywood films and began to seek out something different. In major cities and college towns across the country, art film theaters provided a venue for alternatives to the films playing in main-street movie palaces: British, foreign-language, and independent American films, as well as documentaries and revivals of Hollywood classics. A skeptical film industry dubbed such cinemas "sure seaters," convinced that patrons would have no trouble finding seats there. However, with the success of art films like Rossellini's Open City and Mackendrick's Tight Little Island, the meaning of the term "sure seater" changed and, by the end of the 1940s, reflected the frequency with which art house cinemas filled all their seats. Wilinsky examines the development of the theaters that introduced such challenging, personal, and artistic films as The Bicycle Thief and The Red Shoes to American audiences, and offers a more complete understanding of postwar popular culture and the often complicated relationship between art cinema and the commercial film industry that ultimately shaped both and resulted in today's vibrant film culture. -- from back cover.

Passages to Bollywood

Einführung in den Hindi-Film

Author: Claus Tieber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783700005117

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 188

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Iranian Cinema in a Global Context

Policy, Politics, and Form

Author: Peter Decherney,Blake Atwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317675193

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has been focused on a small segment of Iranian film production: auteurist art cinema. Iranian Cinema in a Global Context, on the other hand, takes account of the wide range of Iranian cinema, from popular youth films to low budget underground films. The volume also reassesses the global circulation of Iranian art cinema, looking at its reception at international festivals, in university curricula, and at the Academy Awards. A final theme of the volume explores the intersection between politics and film, with essays on post-Khatami reform influences, representations of ineffective drug policies, and the representation of Jewish characters in Iranian film. Taken together, the essays in this volume present a new definition of the field of Iranian film studies, one that engages global media flows, transmedia interaction, and a heterogeneous Iranian national cinema.

Popular Italian Cinema

Author: L. Bayman,S. Rigoletto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305657

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.

Everything Is Cinema

The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard

Author: Richard Brody

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429924314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 8113

A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

New Korean Cinema

Breaking the Waves

Author: Darcy Paquet

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850123

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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New Korean Cinema charts the dramatic transformation of South Korea's film industry from the democratization movement of the late 1980s to the 2000s new generation of directors. The author considers such issues as government censorship, the market's embrace of Hollywood films, and the social changes which led to the diversification and surprising commercial strength of contemporary Korean films. Directors such as Hong Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk, Park Chan-wook, and Bong Joon-ho are studied within their historical context together with a range of films including Sopyonje (1993), Peppermint Candy (1999), Oldboy (2003), and The Host (2006).

The South Korean Film Renaissance

Local Hitmakers, Global Provocateurs

Author: Jinhee Choi

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 2146

For the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance. With innovative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films not only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere on the international festival circuit. This book provides both an industrial and an aesthetic account of how the Korean film industry managed to turn an economic crisis—triggered in part by globalizing processes in the world film industry—into a fiscal and cultural boom. Jinhee Choi examines the ways in which Korean film production companies, backed by affluent corporations and venture capitalists, concocted a variety of winning production trends. Through close analyses of key films, Choi demonstrates how contemporary Korean cinema portrays issues immediate to its own Korean audiences while incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and other national cinemas such as Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices include data on box office rankings, numbers of films produced and released, market shares, and film festival showings.

Beginning Guide to Start Independent Production House

How to Make Audio, Video, Movie and Advertisement

Author: Perry Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719059862


Page: 54

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Starting a video production business needs quite simply composition and framing skills or an outsized checking account. It needs cutis and a thought to meet your vision.Starting a production company, whether or not video writing or full video production, isn't for the weak or faint of heart. you'll have to try to to analysis 1st... lots of it. Then can have|you'll need} to require into thought things like: however knowledgeable square measure you regarding production? however can running a corporation have an effect on your family? wherever can your company's physical location be? can you have got to quit your job? however will you support yourself till you switch a profit?Before you think that up company names and emblem styles grasp this; beginning-up a production company means that starting a business. Running a production company is providing knowledgeable service. however well you perform your company's tasking can decide its success. The tool that outlines your company could be a business set up. Building your set up starts with analysis.Start out by contacting the U.S. tiny Business Administration. The SBA will walk you thru the method of beginning your production company. they do not do analysis or write business plans, however they're going to provide you with the rules for what is required.Other sources of data square measure business and trade periodicals. Magazines and websites will offer specific data regarding business and trade trends regarding your company. There are books just like the Complete Idiot's Guide to beginning Your Own Business and also the freelance Video Producer: Establishing a Profitable Video Business.For a lot of data click on purchase BUTTONTag:movie production,music production,music business,movie business,film production,video production,production house cinema,entertainment industry,entertainment and promotion,film production technique,advertising promotion,advertising industry,advertising business

Generic Histories of German Cinema

Genre and Its Deviations

Author: Jaimey Fisher

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1571135707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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Offers a fresh approach to German film studies by tracing key genres -- including horror, the thriller, Heimat films, and war films -- over the course of German cinema history

The Cinema of Central Europe

Author: Istvan Szabo

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764205

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 2526

This new volume in the Twenty-Four Frames series focuses on twenty-four key Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, and Polish films from the twenties to the present. Between the wars the cinemas of Hungary, Poland, and the former Czechoslovakia each claimed their pioneers of early cinema and attained significant levels of production. They first attracted international attention in the 1930s, confirming this status with a succession of politically and aesthetically challenging films from the 1950s to the present. The work of directors such as Andrzej Wajda, Miklós Jancsó, Jirí Menzel, István Szabó, Márta Mészáros, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jan Ävankmajer, and Béla Tarr are discussed. There are in depth studies of films such as Ashes and Diamonds, The Round-Up, The Shop on Main Street, Closely Watched Trains, Alice, The Decalogue, and Satantango.

The Ultimate India Quiz Book

Author: Derek O'Brien

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351183440

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 280

View: 5324

The perfect blend of entertainment and education . . . Commemorating sixty years of India's independence and reflecting India's many facets, this definitive volume packs in 3000 questions in sixty chapters, testing the answering skills of any quiz-lover. Each chapter contains fifty questions on a range of subjects from ancient, medieval and modern India to alternative medicine, and fairs and festivals, Indian cricket, Indian diaspora, Hindi and regional films to science, traditional sport and youth affairs, travel, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Put your knowledge of India to the ultimate test with this valuable volume for facts, figures, events, history, literature, politics, and much more.

Responding to Film

A Text Guide for Students of Cinema Art

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780830415809

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

View: 7839

Responding to Film is a dynamic tool for students who seek as complete an understanding of film as is humanly possible. By focusing on film, the author looks at how it offers students an understanding of themselves, of their culture, and of art. This guide also seeks to familiarize the students with the practical methodology for studying film: how to understand film genres, techniques, and language. The book is supplemented by comprehensive lists of films for study, web sites, and model films. It also includes a model course for instructors. Teachers will find this marvelous guide valuable in a variety of courses, including film literature, film aesthetics, and film as an adaptation of literature. A Burnham Publishers book

An Accented Cinema

Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691043913

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

View: 8211

An overview of the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of the text. The text presents comprehensive and global coverage of this genre.

Historical Dictionary of South American Cinema

Author: Peter H. Rist

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810880369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 760

View: 7832

This dictionary covers the history of South American Cinema through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios, and genres.