A complete catalogue of motion picture techniques for filmmakers. It concentrates on the 'storytelling' school of filmmaking, utilizing the work of the great stylists who established the versatile vocabulary of technique that has dominated the movies since 1915. This graphic approach includes comparisons of style by interpreting a 'model script' created for the book, in storyboard form.
Sequel to 'Film Directing Shot by Shot', this book tackles specific problems of staging cinematic scenes. How should directors shoot scenes in confined spaces, or busy dialogue? Katz storyboards hypothetical scenes for the camera, laying out a drawing of each shot in the sequence for readers to study. Find explanatory illustrations on creating extended sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography, and tracking shots with multiple story points.
With foreword by Martin Scorsese
In this edited volume, the myriad materials that built Mackendrick's reputation as a film school instructor are collected for the first time. An invaluable analysis of the director's art and craft, both professionals and students will find herein a film making methodology that is challenging, yet refreshing in its clarity.
Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of critically acclaimed movies, David Mamet illuminates how a film comes to be. He looks at every aspect of directing - from script to cutting room - to show how they achieve their prime objective: presenting a story that will be understood by the audience and has the power to be both surprising and inevitable at the same time.
This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film.
The collaboration of director and actor is the cornerstone of narrative filmmaking. This book provides the director with a concrete step-by-step guide to preparation that connects the fundamentals of film-script analysis with the actor's process of preparation.
Explores the directorial process in a way that allows the director to gather the best ideas from the departments that make up a film crew, while making sure that it is the director's vision being shown on screen.
From the award winning, 10 part archival program series, "Filmmakers on Film." This documentary features the most gifted young directors of the 80's and 90's, revealing the secrets of their success in their craft.
The newsletter of the Australian Director's Guild includes detailed interviews and masterclasses with Australian and international filmmakers. Past articles have covered topics including restoration, VR storytelling, stunt work and the ADG awards. Check out their podcast as well.
Since 2006 Directors Notes has scoured the globe for the very best that independent cinema has to offer, whilst sharing the inspiration and production stories behind the film making of some of the world’s most talented directors.
Run by Brooklyn based filmmaker Ryan Koo, No Film School offers solutions on how to get the most out of what you create in order to sustain a long career as a filmmaker, writer, director, producer, editor or cinematographer. They also link full scripts available to download in PDF form, usually for newer films where the screenplay has been submitted for award consideration.
Champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. Aimed at helping filmmakers navigate the industry and develop new audiences.
Do film directors make the same film over and over again? What distinguishes Australian films from those of Hollywood? Peter Malone seeks answers to these questions as he explores the spiritual and moral values that underlie the work of a selection of Australian film-makers. Culled from almost a hundred taped interviews, this book is the voice of Australian directors.
Interviews with leading directors on their recent work. Diverse filmmakers share their inspirations, stylistic approach, how they obtain funding, career paths, marketing plans and other useful and enlightening information.