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This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Gustavo Mercado
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2013-05-20
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136057335

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This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Gustavo Mercado
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2013-05-20
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136057342

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Gustavo Mercado's beautiful book reveals the inner workings of the basic shots that create the cinematic experience. He reveals how visuals communicate to an audience. If you're a novice filmmaker or a seasoned professional, this book will broaden your visual horizons.-Bruce Block, film producer, author of the Visual Story, and visual consultant whose credits include The holiday, Something's Gotta Give, Stuart Little, and Pretty in Pink Telling stories with moving images is one of the most exalted art forms of our era. The Filmmaker's Eye helps you harness the power of this genre by explaining how images work to tell a story. You will gain a deeper understanding of the role each shot plays in the larger narrative scheme of your film, and the technical requirements necessary to achieve powerful and memorable images. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, this focused, easy-to-reference guide shows you how to become an eloquent visual storyteller through effective and expressive choices for each and every shot in your film.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Gustavo Mercado
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2010
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780240812175

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The Language of the Lens explores the expressive power of the camera lens and the storytelling contributions that this critical tool can make to a film project. This book offers a unique approach to learning how lenses can produce aesthetically and narratively compelling images in movies, through a close examination of the various ways lens techniques control the look of space, movement, focus, flares, distortion, and the "optical personality" of your story’s visual landscape. Loaded with vivid examples from commercial, independent, and world cinema, The Language of the Lens presents dozens of insightful case studies examining their conceptual, narrative, and technical approaches to reveal how master filmmakers have harnessed the power of lenses to express the entire range of emotions, themes, tone, atmosphere, subtexts, moods, and abstract concepts. The Language of the Lens provides filmmakers, at any level or experience, with a wealth of knowledge to unleash the full expressive power of any lens at their disposal, whether they are shooting with state-of-the-art cinema lenses or a smartphone, and everything in between.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Gustavo Mercado
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-07-05
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429823077

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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Release: 2009-01
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781906924034

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Featuring hundreds of carefully hand-crafted illustrations as well as significant tuition on how to best compose and use images to create the most powerful frames, this book is potentially Hans P. Bacher's life's work encapsulated in one volume. Here, the internationally renowned production designer shares his expertise in an easy-to-follow and imaginative way – giving tips, exercises, and a depth of knowledge garnered from a lifetime in the industry. Bacher's production designs have established the look of many seminal animated films such as The Lion King, Balto, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast, so fans of his work will be delighted. While keeping the focus on storytelling, Bacher instructs readers in the art of animated cinematography with the ever-present aim of soliciting an emotional response from the audience. Vision: Color and Composition for Film represents an amazing depth of experience — and is visually arresting to boot.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Hans P. Bacher
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release: 2018-05-15
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 1786272202

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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Michael Rabiger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2013-04-02
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136042492

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If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece, or video game. You'll learn how to structure your visuals as carefully as a writer structures a story or a composer structures music. Understanding visual structure allows you to communicate moods and emotions, and most importantly, reveals the critical relationship between story structure and visual structure. The concepts in this book will benefit writers, directors, photographers, production designers, art directors, and editors who are always confronted by the same visual problems that have faced every picture maker in the past, present, and future.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Bruce Block
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 2013-04-02
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136043451

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This international best-seller is filled with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to expand their stylistic knowledge.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Steven Douglas Katz
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Release: 1991
File: 366 Pages
ISBN-13: 0941188108

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P. Adams Sitney, the leading critic of personal and experimental cinema in America, picks up where he left off in his landmark book, Visionary Film. This all new work offers in-depth analysis of eleven central filmmakers of the American avant-garde cinema, drawing on the aesthetic articulated by Emerson and theorized by John Cage, Charles Olson, and Gertrude Stein.

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Genre: History
Author: P. Adams Sitney
Publisher: OUP USA
Release: 2008-04-17
File: 417 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195331141

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