First Light Video's How Hollywood Does It: Film History & Techniques The Directing is a DVD that takes a look at the lighting, editing, mise-en-scene, cinematography, and sound which ultimately reflect the director's control and vision. This DVD explores films from major directors of cinema and teaches you how a script is formatted. It includes the opening scene from the Howard Hawks film, His Girl Friday; Stanley Donen's 1951 musical, Royal Wedding; Vin-cente Minnelli's comedy, Father's Little Dividend; Frank Capra's 1941 film, Meet John Doe; John Huston's 1953 film, Beat The Devi; and Michael Gordon's 1950 film, Cyrano De Bergerac.
Jeffrey Hill is an associate professor at Morehead State University, Department of Communication, Media and Leadership Studies. Dr. Mark Graves is an associate professor of English.