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Grammar of the Shot from Focal Press was written by Christopher J. Bowen and provides you with the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. This softcover book helps you understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary and help jumpstart your career in filmmaking with this easy-to-use reference, presenting each topic succinctly with photographs and diagrams that clearly illustrate the key concepts.
Author Christopher J. Bowen has worked within the motion media industries for over 15 years as a cinematographer, editor, director, and educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor of film production and visual media writing at Framingham State University. He is also an Avid Certified Instructor, Creative Director at his own media production company, Fellsway Creatives, and author of the companion text, Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Shots: What, How & Why?
Chapter 2 - The Basics of Composition
Chapter 3 - Composition, Beyond the Basics
Chapter 4 - Lighting Your Shots - Not Just What You See, but How You See It
Chapter 5 - Will it Cut? Shooting for Editing
Chapter 6 - Dynamic Shots - Subjects & Camera in Motion
Chapter 7 - Working Practices & General Guidelines
Chapter 8 - A Few Words of Advice
Appendix A - Helpful Resources for the New Filmmaker Appendix B - Essential Crew Positions for Motion Picture Production Glossary Index