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    Want your film to sizzle with danger? Then learn from the master of tension and action. Using Tar-antino s secret tricks for creating conflict, keeping dialogue taut, and letting all hell break loose, you will enhance your own shooting style. Whatever your budget, get the action pumping with the camera setups and moves revealed in this dynamic book. Quentin Tarantino is a master of tension, suspense, shocking moments, dazzling dialogue, and off-beat humor. This book shows you why the best moments in his films work so well, and how you can use these ideas to enhance your own filmic style and stun your audience.

     


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    The Master Shots books have garnered critical acclaim throughout the world. In this new volume, Kenworthy gets directors to define their vision in every shot and provides advanced techniques to make a breakthrough film.


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    Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-executed moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd. Most low-budget movies look low-budget, because the director is forced to compromise at the last minute. Master Shots gives you so many powerful techniques that you ll be able to respond, even under pressure, and create knock-out shots. Even when the clock is ticking and the light is fading, the techniques in this book can rescue your film, and make every shot look like it cost a fortune.
    Each technique is illustrated with samples from great feature films and computer-generated diagrams for absolute clarity.

     


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    This is the ChineseSimplified version. Dialogue scenes are the most important moments in your film, but most directors get them wrong.

    If you block your scenes well, you do more than capture the basic scene; you echo the meaning, emotion, and drama of every moment. That is never more important than with dialogue.

    Whatever your budget, there is an exciting way to capture dialogue.

    It is a tragedy that so many directors are happy to open a scene with a moving master shot, and then just settle into dull coverage for the dialogue. You can do better than that and Master Shots Vol 2 gives you 100 ways to shoot dynamic dialogue.

     


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    Through balancing interviews with working ASC cinematographers and the technical, aesthetic and historical side of cinematography, this text guides directors toward a more powerful collaboration with their closest ally, the cinematographer.

     


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    The udated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler’s ongoing work on mythology’s influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a ‘classic’ for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.

     


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    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

     


    The Power of Film by: Howard Suber $27.95 $20.96
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    Dialog is one of the best known, and obvious, elements in a film. But the language of cinema is more subtle and sophisticated than dialog alone. From Metropolis to Kill Bill, this remarkable reference guide reveals 100 of the most potent storytelling tools of the medium, compelling cinematic devices beyond dialog for screenwriters and directors to pump up action, develop characters and energize a motion picture’s plot.

    Here’s what you’ll learn:

    17 basic building blocks of cinematic language
    100 examples of cinematic techniques that create layering and more powerful scenes
    100 definitions of cinematic tools
    How to use sound, picture and camera motion as storytelling devices
    How to show character change without using dialog
    How filmmakers marry story and technique
    All this and more illustrated by over 500 frame grabs and 76 script excerpts from the most memorable moments in film history.

    The mastery of cinematic storytelling unites all successful film artists who share a fluency in the sight, sound and motion of movies. If you want to take your screenplay or your film appreciation to a higher level, this book will get you there.


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    Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship.


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    An instant classic since its debut in 1991, Film Directing: Shot By Shot and its famous blue cover is one of the most well-known books on directing in the business, and is a favorite of professional directors as an on-set quick reference guide.

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

    Contains in-depth information on shot composition, staging sequences, pre-visualization, depth of frame, camera techniques, and much more.

    Contains over 750 storyboards and illustrations, including never before published storyboards from Steven Spielberg’s Empire Of The Sun, Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.