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Film directing fundamentals : see your film before shooting

Author: Nicholas T Proferes
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. This book provides ways to translate a script to the screen. It is suitable  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Einführung
Praktische Anleitung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas T Proferes
ISBN: 9780240809403 0240809408
OCLC Number: 636232180
Description: 317 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Part One INTRODUCTIONChapter 1Introduction to Film Language and Grammar-The Film World-Film Language-Shots-Film Grammar-The 180-Degree Rule-The 30-Degree Rule-Screen Direction-Film-Time-Compression-Elaboration-Familiar ImageChapter 2Introduction to the Dramatic Elements Embedded in the Screenplay-Spine-Whose film is it?-Character-Circumstance-Dynamic Relationship-Wants-Expectations-Actions-Activity-Acting Beats-Dramatic Blocks-Narrative Beats-FulcrumChapter 3Organizing Action in a Dramatic Scene-Dramatic Elements in NOTORIOUS Patio Scene -NOTORIOUS Patio Scene AnnotatedChapter 4Staging-Main Functions-Patterns of Dramatic Movement-Changing the Stage within a Scene-Staging as Part of a Film's Design-Working with a Location Floor Plan-Floor Plan and Staging for NOTORIOUS Patio SceneChapter 5Camera-The Camera as Narrator-Reveal-Entrances-Objective Camera-Subjective Camera-Where Do I Put It?-Visual Design-Style-Coverage-Camera Height-Lenses-Composition-Where To Begin?-Working Toward Specificity in Visualization-Looking for Order-Dramatic Blocks and Camera-Shot List, Storyboards, and Camera Setups-The Prose StoryboardChapter 6Camera in NOTORIOUS Patio ScenePart Two MAKING YOUR FILMChapter 7Detective Work On Scripts-Reading Your Screenplay-The Piece of Apple Pie Screenplay-Whose Film Is It?-Character-Circumstance-Spines for The Piece Of Apple Pie-Dynamic Relationships-Wants-Actions-Acting Beats-Activity-Tone for The Piece Of Apple Pie-Breaking The Piece Of Apple Pie Into Actions-Designing a Scene-Visualization-Identifying the Fulcrum and Dramatic Blocks-Supplying Narrative Beats to The Piece Of Apple Pie-Director's NotebookChapter 8Staging and Camera For The Piece Of Apple Pie-Staging The Piece Of Apple Pie-Camera for The Piece Of Apple PieChapter 9Marking Shooting Script With Camera SetupsChapter 10Work With Actors-Casting-First Read-Through-Directing During Rehearsals-Directing Actors on the SetChapter 11Managerial Responsibilities of the Director-Delegating Authority While Accepting Responsibility-The Producer-The Assistant Director-A Realistic Shooting Schedule-Working with the Crew-Working with the Director of PhotographyChapter 12Postproduction-Editing-Music and Sound-Locking Picture, or, How Do You Know When It's Over?Part ThreeORGANIZING ACTION IN AN ACTION SCENEChapter 13Staging and Camera for Over Easy Action Scene Part Four ORGANIZING ACTION IN A NARRATIVE SCENEChapter 14Staging and Camera for Wanda Narrative Scene Part Five LEARNING THE CRAFT THROUGH FILM ANALYSIS Chapter 15Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious -Overview of Style and Design-First Act-Second Act-Third Act-SummaryChapter 16Peter Weir's The Truman Show-Overview of Style and Design-First Act-Second Act-Third Act-SummaryChapter 17Federico Fellini's 8 1/2-A Masterpiece?-The Director as Auteur-Dramatic Construction-Overview of Style and Design-What Are We Watching for in This Film?-Detective Work-First Act-Second Act-Third Act-SummaryChapter 18 Styles And Dramatic Structures-Style-Narrative, Dramatic, and Poetic Visual Styles-The Variety of Dramatic Structures-Tokyo Story, Yasujiro Ozu (1935, Japan)-Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder (1959)-The Battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo (1965, France)-Red, Krzysztof Kieslowski (1994, Poland, France, Switzerland)-sex, lies and videotape, Steven Soderbergh (1989)-Shall We Dance, Masayuki Suo (1996, Japan)-The Celebration, Thomas -Vinterberg (1998, Denmark)-The Insider, Michael Mann (1999)-The Thin Red Line, Terrence Malick (1998)-In the Mood for Love, (Kar-wai Wong , 2001, Chinese)-Little Children (Todd Field, 2006)Chapter 19 -What's Next?-Building Directorial Muscles-Writing For The Director -Begin Thinking About Your Story-Concocting Your Feature Screenplay-"Writing" Scenes With Actors-Shooting Your Film Before You Finish Writing It-The Final Script-Shooting Without A Screenplay?-Questions Directors Should Ask -About Their Screenplays-Building Directorial Muscles-Conclusion
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"Just bring your talent, add a touch of luck, and the rest you will find in this book." - Milos Forman, film director (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt) "Nick Read more...

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