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Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director a detailed look at how to turn a script into a movie. This book shows you how to create on-screen imagery from the printed word that will do your words justice. This is not a high-brow approach to film techniques but a grass roots look at basic concepts and terminology. Through both analysis and unique techniques, this book show you how to turn your ideas into a creative, solid film.
Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps filmmakers bring their story to life on screen.
Table of Contents
Part One - Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction to Film Language and Grammar
Chapter 2 Introduction to the Dramatic Elements Embedded in the Screenplay
Chapter 3 Organizing Action in a Dramatic Scene
Chapter 4 Staging
Chapter 5 Camera
Chapter 6 Camera in NOTORIOUS Patio Scene
Part Two - Making Your Film
Chapter 7 Detective Work on Scripts
Chapter 8 Staging and Camera for the Piece of Apple Pie
Chapter 9 Marking Shooting Script with Camera Setups
Chapter 10 Work with Actors
Chapter 11 Managerial Responsibilities of the Director
Chapter 12 Post Production
Part Three - Organizing Action in an Action Scene
Chapter 13 Staging and Camera for Over Easy Action Scene
Part Four - Organizing Action in a Narrative Scene
Chapter 14 Staging and Camera for Wanda Narrative Scene
Part Five - Learning the Craft Through Film Analysis
Chapter 15 Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
Chapter 16 Peter Weir's The Truman Show
Chapter 17 Federico Fellini's 8 1/2
Chapter 18 Styles and Dramatic Structures
Chapter 19 What's Next?
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