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The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition paperback from Focal Press by Gustavo Mercado provides conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, this is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots.
Gustavo Mercado is an independent filmmaker with over 10 years experience producing, writing, editing, directing, and shooting motion pictures on both film and high-definition video. His films have been featured in national and international film festivals and his short film, "Sensitive" (2002), won the grand prize in Showtime's Latino Filmmaker Showcase. An educator at the Hunter College Department of Film, Mercado teaches editing, screenwriting, film production, and cinematography.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii
Finding the frame 1
Principles of composition and technique concepts 6