The film director is the guide, the inspiration, the focus that can shepherd hundreds of artists into the creation of a single work of art. The challenge is to collaborate effectively to realise a single vision. This book takes the reader step-by-step into the process of film-making, including reading scripts to find their core, determining vision and then communicating with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers and all the members of the creative team so that the vision reaches the screen.
Cinematic Motion has helped directors create a personal camera style and master complex staging challenges for over a decade. Since digital technology has revolutionized filmmaking, this second edition adds chapters on digital visualization and script breakdown.
The book uses extensive illustrations to explain how to create extended sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography and tracking shots with multiple story points. Interviews with top Hollywood craftspeople demonstrate how to bring sophisticated ideas to life. Readers will be able to follow links to the MWP website and interact with the author’s original storyboards, built in 3D with the latest storyboard software.
Steven D. Katz, who lives in New York, is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. He is also the author of Shot by Shot, the now classic text on cinematic style and technique.
How to make your breakthrough movie.
A first time director needs a survival guide, not an encyclopedia. Gil Bettman tells you everything you must know about the easy stuff — preproduction and postproduction — so you can convincingly discharge your duties as a director in those areas. More importantly, he arms you with the information and strategies to kill the demons that will be coming at you right and left on the set.
You’ll learn how to:
This book will enable you to pull form from chaos and make the best film possible —no matter your resources.
This book is an invaluable and inspirational material for the film, television and theatre professional. It helps directors, actors, writers, designers, producers and executives tap into the imagination and instincts, which will help them create the films they always dreamed of. Weston’s first book, Directing Actors, is on reading lists of all the major film schools and film studios, and on the bookshelves of working directors in Hollywood and around the world.
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.