Voice & Vision, A Creative Approach to Narrative Film & DVD Production, from Focal Press, is a comprehensive guide for students and independent filmmakers that focuses on the aesthetic side of filmmaking as well as its technical aspects, for both digital video and traditional film production.
This 2nd edition Softcover book is filled with detailed information about the tools of film & video, and the stages of filmmaking, with a heavy focus on artistic considerations. Develop your creative voice and gain the confidence to use it by learning solid practical skills. Visual expression and cinematic ideas are placed front and center. The raw technical and line-producing aspects of production are presented thoroughly, yet set in their proper place: in the service of the filmmaker's creative vision.
The book features several "In Practice" sidebars that examine aesthetics, conceptual issues, and practical decisions in real-world contexts. Some of them analyze a scene from an easily rentable film in light of a specific technological or process-related decision – such as the choice of a location, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting setup, or an edit point. Others relay common production challenges that student & independent filmmakers are likely to encounter on real production shoots.
Author Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has been teaching all levels of film and video production for more than a decade at Hunter College in New York City. He works professionally in both film and video and has performed a wide range of duties on films, including producing, writing, directing, cinematography, and editing.