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DIRECTING: FILM TECHNIQUES AND AESTHETICS

PAPERBACK BY RABIGER, MICHAEL (PROFESSOR EMERITUS, COLUMBIA COLLEGE, CHICAGO, IL, USA); HURBIS-CHERRIER, MICK (HUNTER COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, USA)

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ISBN
9780240818450
IMPRINT
FOCAL PRESS
 
 
EDITION
5TH NEW EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
532 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 directorDeveloping your path as a directorEssential elements of dramaShaping the story into dramaPlot, time, and structureScreenplay ground rulesRecognizing the superior screenplayScript analysis and developmentCinematic point of viewForm and styleTone: naturalistic and stylized approachesFilm languageThe frame and the shotThe moving cameraLanguage of the editThe human vantage of cinemativ languageExploring the scriptCastingActing fundamentalsDirecting actorsRehearsalsActing exercisesPlanning the visual designCoverage and the shooting scriptLine producing and logisticsDeveloping a production crewThe director and production crewOn set: production beginsDirecting on the setMonitoring continuity and progressPostproduction overviewEditing begins: getting to know the footageThe rough cutsGetting to fine cut and picture lockWorking with musicThe sound mixThe finishing touches