In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Akira Kurosawa s Seven Samurai one of cinema s most superb and influential achievements Richard D. Pepperman presents this elegant book as a master class, and illustrates, with beautiful strokes of insight, how and why this film has inspired generations of filmmakers. Here is a handbook for directors, screenwriters, and editors, and a guide for all curious lovers of cinema.”
By always testing the limits, a young Michael had a yearning to understand “the secret of life” and began to “see things worth seeing.” During the turbulent ‘60’s in San Francisco he makes his first films exploring his inner world. Later, under the pressure to support a family, he moves to New York and lands “real jobs” in the entertainment industry. But while climbing the corporate ladder, he loses his footing on the spiritual path. With guidance from his mentors, friends, and wife, he regains his sense of purpose, which brings him today into the most productive and satisfying period of his life. This book is a record of that journey and of those things that are important to creating a contented life.
“Make Film History! is an entirely new concept: a read it learn it do it introduction to the movies. Make Film History! unleashes the filmmaker in you. Reading the book, you enter the history of movies by learning what great filmmakers of the past accomplished and how they did it. Working the webpage, you use simple hands-on filmmaking exercises and software already installed on your computer to introduce yourself to filmmaking by writing, shooting, cutting, and mixing as the great filmmakers did it. Make Film History! is both a book and a hands-on website. The book describes crucial moments when movies fundamentally changed. It explains how yesterday s great filmmakers live on today in contemporary films. On the website, simple hands-on exercises put you in the place of (or next to) great filmmakers as they solved filmmaking problems. You watch or second-guess or do it yourself as the building blocks of movies emerge. Make Film History! is for every movie lover who has ever asked, How did they do that? or ever said, I d like to make a movie, too! “
For 47 years, Howard Suber has taught generations of today’s top screenwriters, directors, producers, and film scholars at UCLA’s celebrated film school. He has lectured widely in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China.
This book features letters to aspiring filmmakers and other creatives from one of the world’s leading teachers of film. Suber emphasizes that what is required of a professional in the world of film is not just technique, but an understanding and ability to deal with the realities of how films get made.
Foreword by Mike Medavoy, who has overseen production of more than 300 films as head of production for United Artists, co-founder of Orion Pictures, chairman of TriStar Pictures, and founder and chairman of Phoenix Pictures.
Written by an award-winning costume designer, this book offers an in-depth insight into the costume design business, department operations and management.
Learn the A to Z of how to perfrom any role at your highest potential. Practical advice is provided from a professional director who has trained Hollywood’s top actors for over two decades.
One of America’s most distinguished film professors provides the definitive A to Z course on the intricacies of film. Each entry in this remarkable book, which represents a lifetime of teaching film, has already inspired and educated several generations of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers and writers. This book examines the patterns and principles that make films popular and memorable, and will be useful both for those who want to create films and for those who just want to understand them better. Advance Review Quotes: “”Howard Suber’s understanding of film storytelling fills the pages of this wise, liberating book. Much of it is surprisingly contrary to what ‘everyone knows.’ A remarkable work.”” Francis Ford Coppola