Directing Feature Films

Directing Feature Films

Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the ...

Author: Mark W. Travis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941188434

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 402

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Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the screen.
Categories: Motion pictures

Basics Film Making 03 Directing Fiction

Basics Film Making 03  Directing Fiction

Film Making.

Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 9782940411009

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 196

An inspirational guide to directing films, presented in a visually stimulating style designed to appeal to students and practitioners of the creative arts.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feature Films on a Low Budget

Feature Films on a Low Budget

Tells how to write a workable screenplay, obtain film financing, cast actors, select locations, hire a crew, handle editing, sound recording, and special effects, and make distribution arrangements This book offers the aspiring low-budget ...

Author: John Randall

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0240800974

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

View: 606

Tells how to write a workable screenplay, obtain film financing, cast actors, select locations, hire a crew, handle editing, sound recording, and special effects, and make distribution arrangements
Categories: Performing Arts

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression ...

Author: Peter Rea

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317908746

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 468

View: 706

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful short film or video. Through extensive examples from award-winning shorts and insightful interviews, you will learn about common challenges the filmmakers encountered during each step of filmmaking process—from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distribution—and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression that reinforces the significance of the actor - director relationship Interviews with the filmmakers integrated alongside the text, as well as new images and behind-the-scenes coverage of production processes Revamped sections on current financing strategies, postproduction workflows, and the wide variety of distribution platforms now available to filmmakers A "Where are They Now" appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/rea) containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Directing Fundamentals

Film Directing Fundamentals

These are designed to be used in conjunction with the viewing of the films and allows the student to fully understand how the dramatic and narrative categories of film language are used by master directors.

Author: Nicholas T. Proferes

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 0240804228

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director a set of specific techniques for developing the fundamental elements of this craft in realizing a screenplay for the screen, along with an introduction to the narrative/dramatic elements of film. In Part One, Nicholas Proferes provides a short screenplay to take the student step-by-step through the "detective" work necessary to uncover disparate dramatic elements such as character, circumstance, wants, and actions. This initial investigation identifies the dramatic essence of each moment, organizes them into a dramatic unit, and leads to an overall design for rendering the script on the screen. This section includes work with actors, staging, and use of the camera as an active narrator. Students are encouraged to use floor plans and storyboards to aid in the previsualization of the film. Part Two features a scene-by-scene analysis of three feature films by master directors. These are designed to be used in conjunction with the viewing of the films and allows the student to fully understand how the dramatic and narrative categories of film language are used by master directors. In addition, nine other films are analyzed for their distinctive styles and differing dramatic construction. An appendix contains the grammatical rules of film language, the cinematic categories of time and space, and essential questions directors should ask concerning their screenplays. Provides a unique methodology for aspiring directors and scriptwriters for realizing a screenplay for the screen Aimed at learning to engage an audience in the unfolding of a cinematic story Explains the use of storyboards for previsualization, staging of actors, and the use of the camera as active narrator
Categories: Performing Arts

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

This guide offers extensive examples from award-winning shorts and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them.

Author: David K. Irving

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136048418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 519

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video is the definitive book on the subject for beginning filmmakers and students. The book clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both producer and director, and explains how their separate energies must combine to create a successful short film or video, from script to final product. This guide offers extensive examples from award-winning shorts and includes insightful quotes from the filmmakers themselves describing the problems they encountered and how they solved them. The companion website contains useful forms and information on grants and financing sources, distributors, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Hollywood Jim Crow

The Hollywood Jim Crow

However, their only-sporadic presence means that they cannot sustain careers
solely directing feature films and can only engage in directing Hollywood movies
as a part-time activity. Even while more films with Black casts and themes are ...

Author: Maryann Erigha

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479886647

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 356

The story of racial hierarchy in the American film industry The #OscarsSoWhite campaign, and the content of the leaked Sony emails which revealed, among many other things, that a powerful Hollywood insider didn’t believe that Denzel Washington could “open” a western genre film, provide glaring evidence that the opportunities for people of color in Hollywood are limited. In The Hollywood Jim Crow, Maryann Erigha tells the story of inequality, looking at the practices and biases that limit the production and circulation of movies directed by racial minorities. She examines over 1,300 contemporary films, specifically focusing on directors, to show the key elements at work in maintaining “the Hollywood Jim Crow.” Unlike the Jim Crow era where ideas about innate racial inferiority and superiority were the grounds for segregation, Hollywood’s version tries to use economic and cultural explanations to justify the underrepresentation and stigmatization of Black filmmakers. Erigha exposes the key elements at work in maintaining Hollywood’s racial hierarchy, namely the relationship between genre and race, the ghettoization of Black directors to black films, and how Blackness is perceived by the Hollywood producers and studios who decide what gets made and who gets to make it. Erigha questions the notion that increased representation of African Americans behind the camera is the sole answer to the racial inequality gap. Instead, she suggests focusing on the obstacles to integration for African American film directors. Hollywood movies have an expansive reach and exert tremendous power in the national and global production, distribution, and exhibition of popular culture. The Hollywood Jim Crow fully dissects the racial inequality embedded in this industry, looking at alternative ways for African Americans to find success in Hollywood and suggesting how they can band together to forge their own career paths.
Categories: Social Science

Out

Out

He immediately followed up his first feature by directing pop star Mandy Moore
alongside Shane West (Eli on ABC's Once and Again) in Warner Bros.' A Walk to
Remember, a film about star-crossed lovers that just opened in theaters. Also last
 ...

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Page: 88

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Out is a fashion, style, celebrity and opinion magazine for the modern gay man.
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Directing

Directing

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

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240818450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 517

View: 674

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
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Film Directors in the United States of America and Europe Crime films to 1995

Encyclopedia of Film Directors in the United States of America and Europe  Crime films to 1995

1954 EL FUGITIVO D ' AMBERES , Spain 1959 EL CERCO , Spain 1967
OCCHIO PER OCCHIO , DENTE PER DENTE , Spain 1988 BARCELONA
CONNECTION , Spain 1586 Ijäs , Matti Also writer . * ( Finland ) Studied film
directing . Feature ...

Author: Alfred Krautz

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN: UOM:39015041914709

Category: Reference

Page: 314

View: 479

The first extensive survey of individual film genres, this one-of-a-kind reference spans the entire motion picture era and presents detailed information on directors and the films they have produced.The first volume is dedicated to one of the richest and most popular of all genres -- comedy -- and encompasses some 19,000 films and 3,300 directors. Volume 2 examines 3,700 directors of 18,000 crime films.Listed alphabetically, main entries offer a sketch of the individual's family background and education, a description of technique and/or performance characteristics, a summary of achievements, and a chronological filmography that includes year and country of production. All biographies have been subject to years of intensive research and provide important personal and professional dates.Multiple indexes yield a variety of access points to the director profiles, making each handbook an indispensable and convenient research tool for film critics, historians, and enthusiasts.
Categories: Reference

Directing the Documentary

Directing the Documentary

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058805089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 627

View: 709

Michael Rabiger guides the reader through the stages required to conceive, edit and produce a documentary. He also provides advice on the law, ethics and authorship as well as career possibilities and finding work.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directing Actors

Directing Actors

NEW TITLES DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS The Creative Collaboration between
Directors , Writers , and Actors DIRECTING Mark Travis FEATURETE The director
is the guide , the inspiration , the focus that can shepherd hundreds of artists ...

Author: Judith Weston

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: 0941188248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 305

Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.
Categories: Performing Arts

THE MAKING OF FEATURE FILMS A GUIDE

THE MAKING OF FEATURE FILMS A GUIDE

He has directed the following feature films: Work Is a Four Letter Word (1967); A
Midsummer Night's Dream (1968); Three Into Tiro Won't Go (1969); Perfect Friday
(1970). The dangerous difference between directing in the theatre and directing ...

Author: IVAN BUTLER

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Contemporary Asian Cinema

Contemporary Asian Cinema

A handful of directors have moved into Thai feature filmmaking with backgrounds
in experimental film and / or video ... a member of the royal family ( and a
graduate of UCLA film school ) who has been directing features since the early
1970s .

Author: Tereska Ciecko Anne

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1845202368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 157

Asia produces more films than any other part of the world. With chapters on Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, the book presents the most authoritative assessment of contemporary Asian cinema available. Each chapter describes the cultural aspects of popular film production, analyzing key films in the context of the national, the regional and the global. Topics covered include: film theory and Asian cinema, popular film genres, major industry figures, the "art film", connections between the state and commercial interests, cultural policies, representations of national identity, trends in international co-production, transnational and diasporic dimensions of Asian filmmaking and viewing, the politics of language choice, the impact of emerging technologies on filmmaking practice, and modes of exhibition. This book is ideal for students, scholars, and anyone interested in popular culture and Asian films in a changing world.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Film Maker s Guide to Planning Directing and Shooting Films for Pleasure and Profit

A Film Maker s Guide to Planning  Directing and Shooting Films for Pleasure and Profit

Commercial Cinema Circuits These are just within the capabilities of the director -
cameraman but the market is not to be ... Their main concern is to draw
audiences with the ' Big Picture ' , the feature film ; and what space in the
programme ...

Author: Brian Branston

Publisher: London : Allen & Unwin

ISBN: UCSC:32106002752399

Category: Amateur films

Page: 203

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Categories: Amateur films

Writing Directing and Producing Documentary Films

Writing  Directing  and Producing Documentary Films

His or her job is to create or find the pieces that will come together in the editing
to make a complete film . If a director fouls up in a feature film it may be possible
to reshoot . If a documentary director makes a mistake on a onetime event , there
 ...

Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher:

ISBN: 0809316366

Category: Documentary films

Page: 246

View: 505

"For me, working in documentary implies a commitment that one wants to change the world for the better. That says it all."--Alan Rosenthal An international documentary filmmaker with more than 60 films to his credit including the Peabody Award winner "Out of the Ashes," Rosenthal has written the first book to address the realities facing a documentary filmmaker. Rather than dealing with theory or hardware, this book tackles the day-to-day problems of the documentary filmmaker from initial concept through distribution. Rosenthal explains in a down-to-earth manner how to approach, create, write, and direct the "new" documentary He emphasizes the research and writing of documentaries, from approach and structure through interviewing, narration writing, and the complexities of editing. The organization of the book follows the process of making a film. Part 1 discusses ideas, research, and script structure; parts 2 and 3 go over preproduction and production; part 4 explores film editing and narration writing; part 5 discusses distinctive film styles; and the concluding chapter offers a perspective on the entire filmmaking process.
Categories: Documentary films

Writing directing and producing documentary films and videos

Writing  directing  and producing documentary films and videos

When shooting starts, however, the full responsibility for the film falls on the
shoulders of the director. His or her job is to create or find the pieces that will
come together in the editing to make a complete film. If a director fouls up in a
feature film ...

Author: Alan Rosenthal

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr

ISBN: UOM:39015037424937

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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In this revised edition of a universally acclaimed guide, Rosenthal’s intellectual impetus remains the same: "For me, working in documentary implies a commitment that one wants to change the world for the better. That says it all." Even before important revisions, Donald E. Staples, University of North Texas, said of Rosenthal’s work: "This book should be called the ‘Documentary Filmmaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’ The moral, ethical, aesthetic, and communicative problems of documentary filmmaking are explored through knowledge and experience in the field, studio, editing room, theater, and television. Every new or established documentary filmmaker should read it." And Henry Breitrose, writing in International Documentary, stated: "The concentration on technique as an end in itself has resulted in altogether too many exquisitely wrought empty vessels. Alan Rosenthal’s new book comes as a corrective. . . . The book is a major contribution to the literature of film teaching and will be immensely useful as a textbook and as a humane, intelligent, and thoughtful refresher course for documentary makers." An internationally renowned documentary filmmaker with more than sixty films to his credit, including the Peabody Award-winning Out of the Ashes, Rosenthal has written the first book to address the realities involved in the making of a documentary. Rather than dealing with theory or hardware, Rosenthal tackles the day-to-day problems from initial concept through distribution. Simply and clearly, Rosenthal explains how to write, direct, and produce the new documentary, whether film or video. He emphasizes the research and writing of the documentary, from approach and structure through interviewing, narration writing, and the complexities of editing. This emphasis makes his book unique. The organization of the book follows the process of making a documentary. Part 1 discusses ideas, research, and script structure; parts 2 and 3 go over preproduction and production; part 4 explores editing and narration writing; and part 5 discusses distinctive forms of documentary, including cinema verite and documentary drama. The concluding chapter offers a perspective on the entire process involved in the making of a documentary.
Categories: Performing Arts

Journal of the University Film Association

Journal of the University Film Association

Hot Tomorrows , like a whole group of shorts and features made by students and
professionals , was designed for one purpose : showing the talent of its director
vis - a - vis directing a feature . It does not matter if the film is ever released or ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025456885

Category: Documentary films

Page:

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Categories: Documentary films

Educational Films Writing Directing and Producing for Classroom Television and Industry

Educational Films  Writing  Directing  and Producing for Classroom  Television  and Industry

to combine the two , so that a dramatized social - guidance teaching film could
also entertain , to a certain degree . It has been demonstrated , with research
proof , that youth can be swayed , emotionally , by entertaining feature films .
They can ...

Author: Lewis Herman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033996955

Category: Motion pictures in education

Page: 338

View: 446

Categories: Motion pictures in education

Screen International Film and TV Year Book

Screen International Film and TV Year Book

1963 – 5 : Directing documentaries for BBC and directing feature films in Sweden
. etc . 1965 – 6 : Wrote and directed : Loving Couples , Night Games ( both
Swedish ) . 1967 : Dr Glas . 1968 – 9 : Directed The Girls ( both in Sweden ) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015052099390

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures