Directing Feature Films

The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers, and Actors

Author: Mark W. Travis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 402

View: 137

Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the screen.

Directing Feature Films

The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers, and Actors

Author: Mark W. Travis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 402

View: 412

Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the screen.

Basics Film-Making 03: Directing Fiction

Author: Robert Edgar-Hunt

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 599

An inspirational guide to directing films, presented in a visually stimulating style designed to appeal to students and practitioners of the creative arts.

Directing

Author: Virginia Wright Wexman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 375

When a film is acclaimed, the director usually gets the lion’s share of the credit. Yet the movie director’s job—especially the collaborations and compromises it involves—remains little understood. The latest volume in the Behind the Silver Screen series, this collection provides the first comprehensive overview of how directing, as both an art and profession, has evolved in tandem with changing film industry practices. Each chapter is written by an expert on a different period of Hollywood, from the silent film era to today’s digital filmmaking, providing in-depth examinations of key trends like the emergence of independent production after World War II and the rise of auteurism in the 1970s. Challenging the myth of the lone director, these studies demonstrate how directors work with a multitude of other talented creative professionals, including actors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers. Directing examines a diverse range of classic and contemporary directors, including Orson Welles, Tim Burton, Cecil B. DeMille, Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, and Ida Lupino, offering a rich composite picture of how they have negotiated industry constraints, utilized new technologies, and harnessed the creative contributions of their many collaborators throughout a century of Hollywood filmmaking.

Directing for the Screen

Author: Anna Weinstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

View: 467

Directing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of directing. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; developing and nurturing business relationships; the director’s responsibilities on set and in the field; and more. Directing for the Screen is an ideal companion to filmmaking classes, demystifying the industry and the role of the director with real-world narratives and little-known truths about the business. With insight from working professionals, you’ll be armed with the information you need to pursue your career as a director. Contains essays by and interviews with television directors, feature directors, documentary filmmakers, commercial directors, producers, and professors. Offers expert opinions on how to get started, including landing and succeeding in an internship and getting your first gig. Reveals details about working with actors, overseeing the work of often hundreds of crewmembers, writing last-minute on set, and developing a working relationship with producers and screenwriters. Explores strategies for doing creative work under pressure, finding your directorial voice, financing shorts and independent films, breaking down barriers and overcoming discrimination, shooting in less-than-ideal situations, and recovering from bad reviews or box office results. Illuminates the business of directing in the United States (New York and Los Angeles) as compared to other countries around the globe, including England, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Pakistan, Belgium, and Canada.

The Cinema of North Africa and the Middle East

Author: Gonul Donmez-colin

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

View: 432

"Twenty-four essays on individual selected films, many by scholars and writers based in the region. It explores established film cultures such as those of Turkey and Iran, and also nascent cinemas such as those of Israel, Palestine and Syria. ... Selected films include Cairo Station (Egypt, 1958), Umat (Turkey, 1970), The Runner (Iran, 1989) ... Once upon a time, Beriut (Lebanon, 1994), Chronicle of a disappearance (Palestine, 1996), Circle of dreams (Israel, 2000), Ten (Iran, 2002) and Uzak (Turkey, 2003)."--Page 4 of cover.

Film Directing Fundamentals

See Your Film Before Shooting

Author: Nicholas Proferes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 204

Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the reader is led through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques. The book assumes no knowledge and thus introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen.

Who's who in Animated Cartoons

An International Guide to Film & Television's Award-winning and Legendary Animators

Author: Jeff Lenburg

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 381

View: 903

Looks at the lives and careers of more than three hundred animators.

Kyle Cooper

Author: Andrea Codrington

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 512

This new work is the first appraisal of one of America's most innovative and important designers of film titles, including the famous sequence in the horror thriller, "Seven."

Film Out of Bounds

Essays and Interviews on Non-Mainstream Cinema Worldwide

Author: Matthew Edwards

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 375

Operating outside the commercial boundaries of Hollywood cinema, alternative and independent filmmakers have much to offer the discriminating viewer. Yet they struggle for a place in the popular culture, and even more for recognition by the scholarly community. The specific aim of this book is to provide much-needed critical examination of titles, particularly those by British filmmakers. In-depth commentary from such acclaimed writers as Maitland McDonagh, Jasper Sharp, Johannes Schönherr and Marcus Stiglegger considers filmmakers who work at the very heart of the independent medium, giving the reader specific insight into alternate cinema and the struggles its filmmakers endure. Featured are interviews with both rising and established filmmakers, including the infamous Guy Maddin and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Finally, this collection of interviews and essays boasts a 20th anniversary retrospective on the British cult classic The Company of the Wolves, complete with an exclusive interview with director Neil Jordan.