Focal Press Book:  Grammar of the Shot (2nd Edition) by Roy Thompson & Christopher J. Bowen

Focal Press Book: Grammar of the Shot (2nd Edition) by Roy Thompson & Christopher J. Bowen

Focal Press Book: Grammar of the Shot (2nd Edition) by Roy Thompson & Christopher J. Bowen

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Focal Press Book:  Grammar of the Shot (2nd Edition) by Roy Thompson & Christopher J. Bowen

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Grammar of the Shot shows you how to use the basic 'grammar' of film/video making, giving you in certain terms what you absolutely need to know to put together your own film or video shot-by-shot.  This book's basic tools are useful whether you are just learning how to frame a shot or if you just need a refresher.

The book begins with explanations of essential visual languages of filmmaking, from the basic shapes of a shot to different types of shots to composition of visual elements within frames.  You'll be given basic building blocks essential for success; lighting, screen direction, 3D elements, camera movements, and the general practices which make for richer, multi-layered visual presentations.  You'll also be given crucial background information to expand your visual vocabulary and help begin a career in film and video.

Simple, concise overviews of shooting principles
Designed in quick reference format, with topics covered in illustrated 2-page spreads
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Subject Cinematography
Author Roy Thompson and Christopher J Bowen
Edition Second
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 392
Dimensions 5.9 x 8.9 x 0.7" (15.0 x 22.6 x 1.8cm) WxHxD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number ISBN-10:  0240521218
ISBN-13:  9780240521213
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published March 2009
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.0"

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