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

View: 3412


What the industry's most succcessful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium.

How to Get Into and Survive Film, Advertising and TV Post-Production - The Alternative Guide

Author: Klaudija Cermak


ISBN: 0957217013

Category: Mass media

Page: 140

View: 3475


This book is an alternative guide to the skills required to get into and have a successful career in the post-production industry. It is filled with tips on how to choose the segment of the industry you wish to work in, key roles: how to get them and what they entail. The 'Rules for Survival' are packed with little secrets on how to interact with clients and colleagues and how to get out of awkward situations with dignity. This is the essential guide to working successfully in the ever-changing and increasingly competitive global landscape of post-production. Klaudija Cermak is a visual effects artist working in London's Soho. She has over 20 years' experience in film, advertising and TV post-production. Her credits include Gladiator, Harry Potter, Troy, Virtual History and numerous commercials for major brands.

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design

The Art and Craft of Directing

Author: Lubomir Kocka

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1622735226

Category: Photography

Page: 446

View: 9885


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.

Cinematic Faith

A Christian Perspective on Movies and Meaning

Author: William D. Romanowski

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493418203

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 9425


This engaging book explores how Christians can most profitably and critically hear, read, and view popular culture through the lens of film. William Romanowski highlights the benefits of a faith-informed approach to cinema that centers on art and perspective and shows how Christian faith contributes to the moviegoing experience, leading to a deeper understanding of movies and life. The book draws examples from classic and contemporary American movies and includes illustrative film stills. Additional resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Novel Preaching

Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons

Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611644380

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 8394


In this lively and accessible book, Alyce McKenzie explores how fiction writers approach the task of writing novels: how they develop their ideas, where they find their inspiration, and how they turn the spark of a creative notion into words on paper that will captivate the masses. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons. Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn, and also includes a number of sample sermons from McKenzie herself.

Stealing Fire from the Gods

The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers

Author: James Bonnet

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 6603


A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films.

Creating Characters

Let Them Whisper Their Secrets

Author: Marisa D'Vari

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 433


Fresh, invigorating, and jam-packed with solid how to advice this amazing desktop resource reveals the secrets highly paid screenwriters and best-selling novelists furiously fight to keep under wraps.

The Complete DVD Book

Designing, Producing, and Marketing Your Independent Film on DVD

Author: Chris Gore,Paul J. Salamoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932907094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1754


Learn from this comprehensive book, a soup-to-nuts approach to releasing your independent film on DVD. From package design to marketing to authoring to menu architecture to promotion to publicity to penetrating retailiers and even negotiating the DVD deal.

Fast, Cheap, and Under Control

Lessons Learned from the Greatest Low-budget Movies of All Time

Author: John Gaspard

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: 9781932907155

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

View: 8878


Learn the tricks and pitfalls of low-budget filmmaking from 33 successful indepent films and the filmmakers who created them. This is the most important book an independent writer/director/producer may ever read. Includes never before published interviews with low-budget mavericks such as Steven Soderbergh, Roger Corman, Jon Favreau, Henry Jaglom, and many more.