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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film

  • Author: Russell Jackson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521639750
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 342
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This lively Companion examines the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays.

Film Directing Fundamentals

Film Directing Fundamentals

See Your Film Before Shooting

  • Author: Nicholas Proferes
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136069429
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 336
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Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the reader is led 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. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen.

Introduction to Media Production

Introduction to Media Production

The Path to Digital Media Production

  • Author: Gorham Anders Kindem,Robert B. Musburger
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0240806476
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 319
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Introduction to Media Production, Third Edition, provides students with a practical framework for all aspects of media production by addressing the technological and aesthetic changes that have shaped the industry. Offering both hands-on instruction and theoretical information, it provides a sound basis for the techniques, operations, and philosophies of media production in the new digital environment. The new edition has been updated throughout with detailed information on how digital processes have changed everything from shooting to editing to finishing. It includes content on the Internet, writing for the Internet, Graphics and Animation. * Comprehensive introduction to media production, including video, audio, film, and graphics * Updated to reflect new digital techniques and workflow * Goes beyond the technical to cover aesthetics

The Technique of Film and Video Editing

The Technique of Film and Video Editing

History, Theory, and Practice

  • Author: Ken Dancyger
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136052828
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 512
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The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as "Farenheit 9/11" and "The Fog of War" as examples.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

  • Author: Peter Rea,David K. Irving
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317908759
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 468
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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

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

  • Author: Anthony Slide
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135925542
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 256
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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

  • Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt,John Marland,James Richards
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing
  • ISBN: 2940373892
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 208
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Basics Film-Making: Screenwriting provides both a practical approach to the discipline as well as a theoretical exploration, explaining why a knowledge of basic film theory is essential to inform and enrich any film-makers writing.

The Editor's Toolkit

The Editor's Toolkit

A Hands-On Guide to the Craft of Film and TV Editing

  • Author: Chris Wadsworth
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317367766
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 266
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The Editor's Toolkit: A Hands-On Guide to the Craft of Film and TV Editing is a tutorial-based introduction to the craft of editing. Today's process of media editing is fast and competitive, making this guide a necessity for anyone looking to break into the business. Here, Chris Wadsworth provides 52 media-based examples for you to put together, with the benefit of seeing what he did with those same exercises, giving you essential feedback to improve your technique and learn the tricks of the trade. Accessible and to-the-point, the primer is a must-read for anyone looking to learn both the art and technique of editing. This 4-color guide features: Examples from the world of film and TV that show how even the greatest directors employ the same techniques in their productions that are mentioned in this guide A look at CV’s and the right attitudes that will give you the best chance at breaking into the editing world Intensive sections about the way music and sound editing can shape the entire production A companion website featuring video and other media that you can edit on your own, each featuring examples of cuts and techniques discussed in the book as well as a discussion forum.

Sayles Talk

Sayles Talk

New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles

  • Author: Diane Carson,Heidi Kenaga
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814331552
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 285
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The first collection of original essays on the work of writer-director John Sayles, this book addresses the full range of his films from a variety of critical viewpoints.