The Filmmaker s Eye

The Filmmaker s Eye
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Author: Gustavo Mercado
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780240812175
Release: 2010
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Filmmaker s Eye The Language of the Lens

The Filmmaker s Eye  The Language of the Lens
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Author: Gustavo Mercado
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9780429823077
Release: 2019-07-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Filmmaker s Eye

The Filmmaker s Eye
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Author: Gustavo Mercado
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781136057335
Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Filmmaker s Eye

The Filmmaker s Eye
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Author: Gustavo Mercado
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781136057342
Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Altering Eye

The Altering Eye
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Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781906924034
Release: 2009-01
Editor: Open Book Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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."

The Visual Story

The Visual Story
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Author: Bruce Block
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781136043451
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Filmmaker s Pocket Reference

The Filmmaker s Pocket Reference
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Author: Blain Brown
Pages: 249
ISBN: UOM:39015032539374
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

* Comprehensive, up-to-date information vital to all crew members * Over 150 easy-to-use tables allow immediate, in-the-field access to such information as depth of field, exposure, filter factors, and international conversion factors * Small size allows the use to carry it in pocket or tool-box. The Filmmaker's Pocket Reference provides all members of the crew with comprehensive, up-to-date information vital to the smooth production of motion pictures and videos. Over 150 easy-to-use tables allow immediate, in-the-field access to such information as depth-of-field, exposure, safe working loads for chains, and international conversion charts. In addition, general information tables ranging from time zones to car rentals are included. The text provides inside information on production, and includes such things as special effects, panning techniques and understanding filters. Everyone on the set, including the production crew and production managers, will find this little book an invaluable tool.

The Exploding Eye

The Exploding Eye
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Author: Wheeler W. Dixon
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0791435652
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: SUNY Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores the work of lesser-known American experimental filmmakers whose films, though well-received and influential, have been excluded from the dominant film canon.

The Filmmaker s Guide to Visual Effects

The Filmmaker s Guide to Visual Effects
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Author: Eran Dinur
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781317353188
Release: 2017-03-27
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling, help deal with production limitations, and reduce budget costs. Yet for many directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers, visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production. In this book, award-winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmaker’s perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to conceiving, designing, budgeting, planning, shooting, and reviewing VFX, from pre-production through post-production. The book will help readers: Learn what it takes for editors, cinematographers, directors, producers, gaffers, and other filmmakers to work more effectively with the visual effects team during pre-production, on the set and in post, use visual effects as a narrative aid, reduce production costs, and solve problems on location; Achieve a deeper understanding of 3D, 2D, and 2.5D workflows; the various VFX crafts from matchmove to compositing; essential concepts like photorealism, parallax, roto, and extraction; become familiar with the most common types of VFX, their role in filmmaking, and learn how to plan effectively for the cost and complexity of VFX shots; See visual effects concepts brought to life in practical, highly illustrated examples drawn from the real-world experiences of industry professionals, and discover how to better integrate visual effects into your own projects.

Grammar of the Shot

Grammar of the Shot
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Author: Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780240526010
Release: 2013
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary, help jumpstart your career in filmmaking, and watch visual examples and further instruction on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts, and is a staple of any filmmaker's library. * A simple and clear overview of the principles of shooting motion pictures--timeless information that will improve your work * The companion website offers video instruction and examples to bring the book's lessons to life * Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition these books are exactly what the beginning filmmaker needs New to this edition: * A full chapter devoted to lighting * More script coverage, complete with a sample script * Suggested exercises and projects for you to practice your skills * End-of-chapter quizzes to test your grasp of key concepts * New visual examples

The Fourth Eye

The Fourth Eye
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Author: Brendan Hokowhitu,Vijay Devadas
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781452941752
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: U of Minnesota Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Indigenous and settler cultures to the emergence of the first-ever state-funded Māori television network, New Zealand has been a hotbed of Indigenous concerns. Given its history of colonization, coping with biculturalism is central to New Zealand life. Much of this “bicultural drama” plays out in the media and is molded by an anxiety surrounding the ongoing struggle over citizenship rights that is seated within the politics of recognition. The Fourth Eye brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars to provide a critical and comprehensive account of the intricate and complex relationship between the media and Māori culture. Examining the Indigenous mediascape, The Fourth Eye shows how Māori filmmakers, actors, and media producers have depicted conflicts over citizenship rights and negotiated the representation of Indigenous people. From nineteenth-century Māori-language newspapers to contemporary Māori film and television, the contributors explore a variety of media forms including magazine cover stories, print advertisements, commercial images, and current Māori-language newspapers to illustrate the construction, expression, and production of indigeneity through media. Focusing on New Zealand as a case study, the authors address the broader question: what is Indigenous media? While engaging with distinct themes such as the misrepresentation of Māori people in the media, access of Indigenous communities to media technologies, and the use of media for activism, the essays in this much-needed new collection articulate an Indigenous media landscape that converses with issues that reach far beyond New Zealand. Contributors: Sue Abel, U of Auckland; Joost de Bruin, Victoria U of Wellington; Suzanne Duncan, U of Otago; Kevin Fisher, U of Otago; Allen Meek, Massey U; Lachy Paterson, U of Otago; Chris Prentice, U of Otago; Jay Scherer, U of Alberta; Jo Smith, Victoria U of Wellington; April Strickland; Stephen Turner, U of Auckland.

The Filmmaker s Handbook

The Filmmaker s Handbook
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Author: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9781101613801
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

FIFTH EDITION, UPDATED FOR 2020. The authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker yourself or are looking for movie gifts, this comprehensive guide to filmmaking is the first step in turning a hobby into a career. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing, and mixing • Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD, and other formats • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on television, streaming services, and online

Documenting Syria

Documenting Syria
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Author: Josepha Ivanka Wessels
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781788316163
Release: 2019-07-11
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Syria is now one of the most important countries in the world for the documentary film industry. Since the 1970s, Syrian cinema masters played a defining role in avant-garde filmmaking and political dissent against authoritarianism. After the outbreak of violence in 2011, an estimated 500,000 video clips were uploaded making it one of the first YouTubed revolutions in history. This book is the first history of documentary filmmaking in Syria. Based on extensive media ethnography and in-depth interviews with Syrian filmmakers in exile, the book offers an archival analysis of the documentary work by masters of Syrian cinema, such as Nabil Maleh, Ossama Mohammed, Mohammed Malas, Hala Al Abdallah, Hanna Ward, Ali Atassi and Omar Amiralay. Joshka Wessels traces how the works of these filmmakers became iconic for a new generation of filmmakers at the beginning of the 21st century and maps the radical change in the documentary landscape after the revolution of 2011. Special attention is paid to the late Syrian filmmaker and pro-democracy activist, Bassel Shehadeh, and the video-resistance from Aleppo and Raqqa against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State. An essential resource for scholars of Syrian Studies, this book will also be highly relevant to the fields of media & conflict research, anthropology and political science.

Cinematography for Directors

Cinematography for Directors
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Author: Jacqueline B. Frost
Pages: 277
ISBN: 1932907556
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The essential handbook for directors and aspiring filmmakers who want to get the best visuals for their films while establishing a collaborative relationship with their cinematographer. This is the only book that focuses exclusively on the relationship between the director and cinematographer.

Film Production Management

Film Production Management
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Author: Bastian Cleve
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781136044014
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Film Production Management will tell you in step-by-step detail how to produce a screenplay and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned film professional, this book will be an indispensable resource for you on a day-to-day basis. This updated edition remains true to the practical, hands-on approach that has made previous editions so successful, and has been updated with revised forms, permits, and budgets applicable to all productions; contains important information on standards and typical processes and practices; includes the latest information available on technological advances such as digital FX; and discusses the impact of the Internet on filmmaking. Film production professionals at all levels of experience will benefit from the information in this handbook to film production management.

Lessons in Perception

Lessons in Perception
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Author: Paul Taberham
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781785339028
Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Berghahn Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Narrative comprehension, memory, motion, depth perception, synesthesia, hallucination, and dreaming have long been objects of fascination for cognitive psychologists. They have also been among the most potent sources of creative inspiration for experimental filmmakers. Lessons in Perception melds film theory and cognitive science in a stimulating investigation of the work of iconic experimental artists such as Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Maya Deren, and Jordan Belson. In illustrating how avant-garde filmmakers draw from their own mental and perceptual capacities, author Paul Taberham offers a compelling account of how their works expand the spectator’s range of aesthetic sensitivities and open creative vistas uncharted by commercial cinema.

A Cinema of Loneliness

A Cinema of Loneliness
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Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9780199738885
Release: 2011-07-07
Editor: OUP USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this updated and expanded version of this classic study of contemporary American film, Kolker reassesses the landscape of American cinema over the past decade, as he examines works like Munich, A Prairie Home Companion, The Departed, and Funny People, in addition to classics by Arthur Penn, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert Altman.

Shot Psychology

Shot Psychology
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Author: Greg Keast
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0984530738
Release: 2014-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shot Psychology is an introductory body of knowledge that filmmakers can use to enhance the expressive power of their work. It was written by a filmmaker for filmmakers and students. The book reviews over 300 filmmaking techniques and concepts with their associated effects and organizes them in an easy-to-access reference guide. It is meant to be an encyclopedia of meaning for filmmaking. The book is written in a clear and concise way and contains valuable and original insights on the art and craft of filmmaking. The true innovation of the book is the Master List, which could stand on its own as a separate book. It takes over 550 effects, then directly references the techniques that help create those effects. In this way, you can quickly look up the effect you are trying to create, then easily find the associated techniques. For example, if you want to create the effect of anxiety, you would look it up in the Master List and find that there are 20 techniques suggested for your possible use in creating or emphasizing anxiety. And if you have a question or do not understand how the technique relates to the effect, you can learn more about the technique in the Reference section.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch
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Author: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781770566538
Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: Coach House Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The lives of three families intersect in the hallways of an apartment block in a Montreal neighborhood. Mélissa, Roxane, and Kevin have never had it easy. As their parents face their own struggles – with addiction, unemployment, and abuse – they must learn to fend for themselves. Though their lives converge at school, on the street, at the corner store, or when they can hear each other through their apartments’ thin walls, they each feel deeply alone. Neighbourhood Watch tells their coming-of-age stories with a cinematic ease, moving between despair and the unalterable hope of childhood. With her characteristic poetic flair and generosity, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, author of the acclaimed Suzanne, has painted, in brief strokes, an unforgettable and moving portrait of a fictional apartment block in Montreal. This translation of her 2010 debut novel is presented with an afterword interview with a woman who, as a child, was the inspiration behind the character of Roxane. ‘This is prose to lose yourself in. Never complicated, it’s gentle like a love song, comforting and enveloping like a black-and-white film, full of tones and textures. These sentences can destroy us. Not for their simplicity, but for the powerful beauty within the simplicity.’ —Peter McCambridge, ‘Best Translated Book Award: Why This Book Should Win,’ on Suzanne

Dark Eye

Dark Eye
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Author: James Swallow
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1905287305
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a concise and informative guide to the work of this innovative director. Produced with the director's full involvement, the book features new, in-depth interviews with David Fincher by author James Swallow.