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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics
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DIRECTING: FILM TECHNIQUES AND AESTHETICS

PAPERBACK BY RABIGER, MICHAEL; HURBIS-CHERRIER, MICK

£40.99

ISBN
9780240818450
IMPRINT
FOCAL PRESS
 
 
EDITION
5TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
560 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
10 APR 2012

DESCRIPTION

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. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital. Directing also provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew to achieve personally expressive storytelling and professionalism on any budget. Directing explores in detailed and applicable terms how to engage with the conceptual and authorial sides of filmmaking. Its eminently practical tools and exercises show how to: discover your artistic identity; develop credible and compelling stories with your cast and crew; and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs. New to the fifth edition * Virtually every chapter has been revised, updated, and re-organized for a streamlined and integrated approach. * Expanded sections on the basics of drama, including thorough analyses of recent films * Discussions of the director's approach to script analysis and development * New discussion exploring the elements of naturalistic and stylistic aesthetic approaches. * New discussion on the narrative power of lighting and the lens - including many recent film examples for shot size, perspective, focus and exposure * Greater emphasis on the implications of composition, mise-en-scene, continuity shooting and editing, long take shooting, point-of-view sequences, and camera handling * Expanded discussion of collaboration between the director and principle creative crew * Updated coverage of workflow and comparative advantages to digital or film acquisition * New section on film production safety, set protocol and etiquette

CONTENTS

The world of the film director Developing your path as a director Essential elements of drama Shaping the story into drama Plot, time, and structure Screenplay ground rules Recognizing the superior screenplay Script analysis and development Cinematic point of view Form and style Tone: naturalistic and stylized approaches Film language The frame and the shot The moving camera Language of the edit The human vantage of cinemativ language Exploring the script Casting Acting fundamentals Directing actors Rehearsals Acting exercises Planning the visual design Coverage and the shooting script Line producing and logistics Developing a production crew The director and production crew On set: production begins Directing on the set Monitoring continuity and progress Postproduction overview Editing begins: getting to know the footage The rough cuts Getting to fine cut and picture lock Working with music The sound mix The finishing touches