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    On motion picture and television sets today the director spends 90% of his time directing the camera. Professional actors come to set prepared to direct themselves. In spite of this recent change, 90% of all books on directing do not teach specifically how to direct the camera. Gil Bettman’s ‘Directing the Camera’ fills that void by teaching the elements of craft that contemporary directors use to give their films the visually dynamic look preferred by audiences today.


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    Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft to
    submission draft. He reveals the hidden structure of screenplays, sequences, and scenes, as he guides you through the process of examining your draft, restructuring it, and populating it with believable, complex, and compelling characters. Along the way he outlines how to make your action leap off the page and your dialogue crackle. While the first edition was widely used in film school rewriting classes, it was also recommended as an introduction to screenwriting craft by a number of professors and professionals. Paul Chitlik has included, for the second edition, more examples, exercises, and applications for television, the web, and other media, using a wide range of citations in film, television, and the Internet to underline his approach.

     


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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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    SHOW ME THE FUNNY!

    WHILE OTHER BOOKS give you tips on how to “write funny,” The Hidden Tools of Comedy offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy itself, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. Steve Kaplan unlocks the unique secrets and techniques of writing comedy, deconstructing sequences in popular films and television to show when comedy works, when it doesn’t, and why.

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    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.


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    Crime stories have always intrigued viewers and storytellers. Today, crime shows rule the airwaves and there is truly a procedural drama out there for every personality and every writer. Born out of the author s real-life experiences growing up around death investigation, Forensic Speak unlocks the secrets of forensic science for writers and fans alike. With a filmography of 100 film and TV examples and 80 additional resources, the book provides writers direct access to hundred of ways to make their crime writing more authentic. Forensics finally explained in lay people s terms. Takes readers behind the crime tape, lab doors, and into the morgue, to learn how things are really handled. Great resource for fact-checking scripts and stories. Glossary of 300+ forensic terms. Designed as a workbook for artists to enhance crime writing. Exercises to get writers and producers thinking like investigators. 100+ professional resources, including the author s secret picks. Hundreds of tips on how to use forensic science authentically in your writing. 80+ TV and film examples that show how forensic science can be applied across all genres.

     


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    Those brave enough to drink ayahuasca will meet spirits and have visions of other worlds and realms. Peruvian shaman use this visionary plant brew as part of a dieta—a retreat in the jungle—where they receive insights on healing. Through the auspices of Peruvian shaman Don José Campos, filmmaker Michael Wiese undertakes a 10-day dieta and shares his extraordinary experience in this video diary-style documentary film.


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    “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! “


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    This title is a complete guide to recording dialog on location. The topics include audio basics, microphone selection, wireless systems, recording and mixing techniques, and the Ten Location Sound Commandments, but it's more than just cables and connectors.

     


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    Featuring Ven. Lama Chime Rinpoche
    Produced and Edited by Michael Wiese
    Music by Sarah Patterson

    In this rare film appearance, Lama Chime transmits Mahamudra teachings that have been passed down in an unbroken line of oral transmissions from the 10th- century scholar Naropa. Lama Chime brings a profound understanding of how to apply this ancient wisdom to modern life in a poignant, humorous, yet vivid style.

    Ven. Lama Chime Rinpoche left Tibet at about the same time as the Dalai Lama, and was one of the first reincarnate lamas to come to the West. He has lived in England since 1965 and worked for 16 years as curator of the Tibetan Language Collection at the British Library in London.

    All proceeds will go to the Dharma Trust charity.


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    Have you ever found money hidden in the pages of a book?

    Here’s your chance.

    In this new and updated edition of The Art of Film Funding, veteran fundraiser and filmmaker Carole Lee Dean tells you everything you need to know to get your film project off the ground. This book should be the centerpiece of every filmmaker’s research library and financing strategy.

    Learn winning techniques from a woman who writes checks to independent filmmakers. This book will show you the inside track to funds from corporations and individuals to produce your films. It is the ultimate reference guide for creating the perfect pitch, inspiring your winning application, finding and connecting with funding organizations, making a successful “ask”, and landing the money to make your film.


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    Although great films begin with great scripts, crews, and actors, it’s good editing that takes a film the rest of the way.

    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED FOR THE DIGITAL ERA, this second edition of one of film editing’s best-selling books teaches readers how to organize and edit footage and see their project to completion. It’s both a comprehensive guidebook and a friendly, dependable companion for anyone taking the editor’s path or wishing to better understand it.

    Learn how the skilled editor turns raw footage into polished art for film, television or web. With practical project guidelines and advice on organizing digital and film cutting rooms, How to Edit Your Film or Video de-mystifies action, montage, dialogue editing, SFX and explains sound/music editing and mixing.

    With over 25 information-packed tables and forms, this guide includes an up-to-date glossary, an editor’s resource guide and a section on how to land that elusive editing job.


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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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    FOREWORD BY ROGER CORMAN

    Learn the secrets behind Alien, Total Recall, and Return of the Living Dead! This masterful collection shares, for the first time, the wisdom of the late, great Dan O’Bannon and the storytelling techniques he used in his mega-hit motion pictures.

    WATCH FREE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS >> Diane O’Bannon and Matt Lohr discuss Dan O’Bannon’s Alien (vs. Prometheus) and Total Recall on our MW Film School.


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    Hollywood Game Plan is an in-depth, how-to guide for aspiring Hollywood hopefuls. It provides a concrete, step-by-step strategy to land a job in the entertainment industry.

     


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    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.


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    Dying is easy, comedy is hard. So keep your comedy blockbuster alive and well and buy this book. Comedy has always been the backbone of the film business. In an age of sequels and brand-name movies based on established properties, the original comedy screenplay still delivers high profits. Writing the Comedy Blockbuster guides the writer as they learn what goes into writing the next comedy classic.

     


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    Eric Edson has developed a new tool for bringing depth and passion to any screenplay. It's an easy to understand paradigm that provides writers and filmmakers the interconnecting, powerful storytelling elements they need.

     


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    This is a visual and straightforward manual describing the various aspects of the storyboarding profession. The book includes tips and advice from a working professional with expertise in film, television, and advertising.