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On Film-Making

On Film-Making

  • Author: Alexander Mackendrick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571230853
  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Page: 291
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A priceless examination of the filmmaker's craft, from the renowned director of "Sweet Smell of Success" After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as "The Ladykillers," Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country's most demanding and influential film schools. His absolute devotion to the craft of filmmaking served as a powerful impetus to students at the California Institute for the Arts for almost twenty five years, with a teaching style that included prodigious notes, neatly crafted storyboards, and handouts containing excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Aristotle, and others. At the core of Mackendrick's lessons lay a deceptively simple goal: to teach aspiring filmmakers how to structure and write the stories they want to tell, while using the devices particular to the medium of film to tell their stories effectively. In this impressive volume, edited by Paul Cronin, the myriad materials that made Mackendrick's reputation as an instructor are collected for the first time, offering a chance for professionals as well as students to discover a methodology of filmmaking that is challenging yet refreshing in its clarity. Meticulously illustrated and drawing on examples from such classic films as "North by Northwest," " Citizen Kane," and "Touch of Evil, " Mackendrick's elegant lessons are sure to provide inspiration for a new generation of filmmakers.

On Film-making

On Film-making

An Introduction to the Craft of the Director

  • Author: Alexander Mackendrick,Paul Cronin,Martin Scorsese
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780571211258
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 291
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A masterclass in film-making from the acclaimed director of Whisky Galore and The Ladykillers

On Film-making

On Film-making

An Introduction to the Craft of the Director

  • Author: Alexander Mackendrick,Paul Cronin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571215614
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 293
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A priceless examination of the filmmaker's craft, from the renowned director of Sweet Smell of Success After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as The Ladykillers, Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country's most demanding and influential film schools. His absolute devotion to the craft of filmmaking served as a powerful impetus to students at the California Institute for the Arts for almost twenty five years, with a teaching style that included prodigious notes, neatly crafted storyboards, and handouts containing excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Aristotle, and others. At the core of Mackendrick's lessons lay a deceptively simple goal: to teach aspiring filmmakers how to structure and write the stories they want to tell, while using the devices particular to the medium of film to tell their stories effectively. In this impressive volume, edited by Paul Cronin, the myriad materials that made Mackendrick's reputation as an instructor are collected for the first time, offering a chance for professionals as well as students to discover a methodology of filmmaking that is challenging yet refreshing in its clarity. Meticulously illustrated and drawing on examples from such classic films as North by Northwest, Citizen Kane, and Touch of Evil, Mackendrick's elegant lessons are sure to provide inspiration for a new generation of filmmakers.

Making Movies

Making Movies

  • Author: Sidney Lumet
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307763668
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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Why does a director choose a particular script? What must they do in order to keep actors fresh and truthful through take after take of a single scene? How do you stage a shootout—involving more than one hundred extras and three colliding taxis—in the heart of New York’s diamond district? What does it take to keep the studio honchos happy? From the first rehearsal to the final screening, Making Movies is a master’s take, delivered with clarity, candor, and a wealth of anecdote. For in this book, Sidney Lumet, one of our most consistently acclaimed directors, gives us both a professional memoir and a definitive guide to the art, craft, and business of the motion picture. Drawing on forty years of experience on movies that range from Long Day’s Journey into Night to Network and The Verdict—and with such stars as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino—Lumet explains how painstaking labor and inspired split-second decisions can result in two hours of screen magic.

Film Directing Fundamentals

Film Directing Fundamentals

See Your Film Before Shooting

  • Author: Nicholas Proferes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136069496
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 296
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Unique among directing books, Film Directing Fundamentals provides a clear-cut methodology for translating a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, Proferes leads the reader through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book assumes no knowledge and thus introduces basic concepts and terminology.

Moviemakers' Master Class

Moviemakers' Master Class

Private Lessons from the World's Foremost Directors

  • Author: Laurent Tirard
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780571211029
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 215
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Features interviews with twenty of the world's top film directors to reveal techniques, approaches, and visions, in a volume that includes discussions with such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Lars Von Trier, Bernardo Bertolucci, Laurent Tirard, Woody Allen, Tim Burton, and John Woo. Original.

My First Movie

My First Movie

Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film

  • Author: Stephen Lowenstein
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780142002209
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 496
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A series of in-depth interviews with twenty acclaimed filmmakers--including Barry Levinson, James Mangold, Steve Buscemi, Oliver Stone, and Pedro Almod=var--reveals the directors' experiences working on their first film and discusses such topics as backers, budgets, locations, daily life on the set, and more. Reprint.

How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000

How to Shoot a Feature Film for Under $10,000

And Not Go To Jail

  • Author: Bret Stern
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060084677
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 320
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Right now, you're wondering, "Gee, what kind of information is in this cute yet stylish guide?" Sure, there are a bunch of other books that will take you through the filmmaking process, and if your name is Beaver Cleaver, you might be interested in them. But you should know that filmmaking is a war, and this book will lead you through it like no other. These pages contain information learned from years spent in the filmmaking trenches. Anyone with a credit card can rent a camera and buy film stock -- but who can: Rent a camera for two weeks and pay for only two days? Set the exposure on the camera without a light meter? Feed a crew of twenty with yesterday's chicken soup? Not many. You want more? Then turn the book over and crack her open. Still here? Fine -- we'll do it the hard way: This book will tell you how to shoot a sex scene, tell you what a stinger is. And if you need help writing your script, we'll give you some scenes to copy right into your screen-play -- and yes, we even provide the characters. In short, everything you need to know about filmmaking in the real world is in this book. Everything. We'll even help you select the proper baseball cap so you can look like a big-time director. Now start reading. Let's make film history.

The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making

The Art of Nonfiction Movie Making

  • Author: Jeffrey Friedman,Robert P. Epstein,Sharon Wood
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 027599225X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 239
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The past few years have featured such blockbusters as "Super-Size Me," "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Sicko," "March of the Penguins," and "An Inconvenient Truth." And as news articles proclaim a new era in the history of documentary films, more and more new directors are making their first film a nonfiction one. But in addition to posing all of the usual challenges inherent to more standard filmmaking, documentaries also present unique problems that need to be understood from the outset. Where does the idea come from? How do you raise the money? How "much" money do you need? What visual style is best suited to the story? What are the legal issues involved? And how can a film reach that all-important milestone and find a willing distributor? Epstein, Friedman, and Wood tackle all of these important questions with examples and anecdotes from their own careers. The result is an informative and entertaining guide for those just starting out, and an enlightening read for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at this newly reinvigorated field of film.

The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook

The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook

  • Author: Chris Jones,Genevieve Jolliffe
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826479884
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 768
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This third edition of the UK's best-selling filmmaker's bible, builds upon the most successful features of the previous books. Including illustrations, diagrams, and box-outs, this book comes with a DVD, packed with further interviews with filmmakers, as well as theatrical trailers.

On Film Editing

On Film Editing

  • Author: Edward Dmytryk
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136046984
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 148
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On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal "how-to-do-it" style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way. In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman's terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.

Cinematography: Theory and Practice

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

Making the Magic Happen

Making the Magic Happen

The Art and Craft of Film Directing

  • Author: Peter D. Marshall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781615932658
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 260
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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.

Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Direct Your Movie from Script to Screen Using Proven Hollywood Techniques

  • Author: Jason Tomaric
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136039139
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 534
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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.

Directing

Directing

Film Techniques and Aesthetics

  • Author: Michael Rabiger,Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1135099200
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 560
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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. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital. Directing also provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew to achieve personally expressive storytelling and professionalism on any budget. Directing explores in detailed and applicable terms how to engage with the conceptual and authorial sides of filmmaking. Its eminently practical tools and exercises show how to: discover your artistic identity; develop credible and compelling stories with your cast and crew; and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs. New to the fifth edition * Virtually every chapter has been revised, updated, and re-organized for a streamlined and integrated approach. * Expanded sections on the basics of drama, including thorough analyses of recent films * Discussions of the director’s approach to script analysis and development * New discussion exploring the elements of naturalistic and stylistic aesthetic approaches. * New discussion on the narrative power of lighting and the lens - including many recent film examples for shot size, perspective, focus and exposure * Greater emphasis on the implications of composition, mise-en-scène, continuity shooting and editing, long take shooting, point-of-view sequences, and camera handling * Expanded discussion of collaboration between the director and principle creative crew * Updated coverage of workflow and comparative advantages to digital or film acquisition * New section on film production safety, set protocol and etiquette

Production Sound Mixing

Production Sound Mixing

The Art and Craft of Sound Recording for the Moving Image

  • Author: John J. Murphy
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 150130710X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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The latest hot camera is pretty irrelevant if one can't understand what's happening on screen. The key to any narrative is in the dialogue and voice over, but if this is unintelligible or difficult to hear, viewers will soon lose interest. With real world applications and a narrative to keep the reader's interest, Production Sound Mixing is the indispensable guide for film and video audio recording. Written by veteran sound mixer John J. Murphy, the book offers a step by step collaborative journey through the basic physics of sound, concluding with a practical guide of the latest techniques and equipment available to all who are interested in the best audio for their projects. Structured to mimic a 14-week semester, each chapter begins with an audio problem to be solved and ends with a solution drawn from information gleaned from past chapters. Suggested movie scenes that demonstrate the relevant audio techniques will also be included. Equally applicable to studio and location recording, the book is oriented toward commonly accessible environments such as conference rooms, hallways, beaches, car interiors, bathrooms, and so on. The intent is to allow the student to make the best of a location no matter how challenging it might be. Most importantly, this book will make one aware of the potential of sound on screen, for it is truly 50% of the viewing experience.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Filmmaking Lessons from a Life on the Set

  • Author: Tom Reilly
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781429994064
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades?including seventeen years alongside director Woody Allen. In The Big Picture, he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples unlike any of those in other books on film, Reilly exposes not only the power and the personalities, but the secrets of the pros. He shares the insights he gleaned while working with more than sixty Oscar-winning professionals?from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Vanessa Redgrave to Sydney Pollack, Sven Nykvist, and Barbra Streisand. In these fifty entertaining, illuminating short essays, Reilly invites you to join him on the film set. What is it like to shoot a love scene? How do you do a full body burn? What is it like to film in the Everglades or in a morgue? What is blocking or matching, and how long should a script be? How do you decide when to build a set? Why is the color palette so critical? Is night shooting worth the suffering? The Big Picture delivers the surprising answers to these and other fascinating questions about what it takes to make a feature film, offering a glimpse into what it's like when the lights are bright, the camera is rolling, and the moviemakers are calling the shots.

130 Projects to Get You Into Filmmaking

130 Projects to Get You Into Filmmaking

  • Author: Elliot Grove
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 128
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Presents a series of projects intended to develop a wide array of filmmaking skills and techniques using readily available, low-budget equipment, and provides advice for pursuing a career in filmmaking.

Notes on the Cinematograph

Notes on the Cinematograph

  • Author: Robert Bresson
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1681370247
  • Category: Cinematography
  • Page: 88
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A key influence on the French New Wave and the director of such iconic works as Pickpocket and A Man Escaped, Robert Bresson is one of the central figures of French cinema. Notes on the Cinematograph is not only his definitive treatise on film-its inherent peculiarity and potential-but an ascetic meditation on how art transcends, and is transformed by, the senses. a Bresson upends inherited truths with empirical ones, calling for film to divest itself of the trappings of theater in order to come into its own as an art form. While theater is capable of simulation, film can capture immanent being. Therefore, he argues, the two forms are innately at odds- oNo marriage of theater and cinematography without both being exterminated.o a To this end, Bresson rechristens his actors omodelso and conducts them through grueling shoots where they repeat their lines and movements until he deems them vacant of actorly intention and charged, instead, with inscrutability- oA model. Enclosed in his mysterious appearance. He has brought home to him all of him that was outside. He is there, behind that forehead, those cheeks.o