Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Eye / Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Eye / Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Eye / Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

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  • Author: Gustavo Mercado
  • Paperback: 192 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: 2011
  • ISBN: 9780240812175
  • Reference Guide for Visual Storytelling
  • Hundreds of Full Color Examples
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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

  1. Finding the frame 1
  2. Principles of composition and technique concepts 6
  3. Image system 21
  4. Extreme close up 29
  5. Close up 35
  6. Medium close up 41
  7. Medium shot 47
  8. Medium long shot 53
  9. Long shot 59
  10. Extreme long shot 65
  11. Over the shoulder shot 71
  12. Establishing shot 77
  13. Subjective shot 83
  14. Two shot 89
  15. Group shot 95
  16. Canted shot 101
  17. Emblematic shot 107
  18. Abstract shot 113
  19. Macro shot 119
  20. Zoom shot 125
  21. Pan shot 131
  22. Tilt shot 137
  23. Dolly shot 143
  24. Dolly zoom shot 149
  25. Tracking shot 155
  26. Steadicam shot 161
  27. Crane shot 167
  28. Sequence shot 173

Filmography 179
Index 183

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Focal Press 9780240812175 specs

Subject Film and Video
Author Gustavo Mercado
Pages 192
Format Paperback
ISBN Number 9780240812175
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published 2011
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Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.976 x 8.898 x 0.472"

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