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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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    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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    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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    He’s made millions of dollars selling screenplays. Now “one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters” tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many iron-clad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying and saleable, including:

    • The four elements of every winning logline
    • The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics
    • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by and why they’re important to your script
    • Why your hero must serve your Idea
    • Mastering the beats
    • Creating the “perfect beast” by using… ‘The Board’
    • And how to get back on track with proven rules for script repair

    This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.


    Save the Cat by: Blake Snyder $20.95 $15.71
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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.


    Directing Actors by: Judith Weston $26.95 $20.21
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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.