Genre Filmmaking A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

ISBN-10: 0240824210

ISBN-13: 9780240824215

Edition: 2013

Authors: Danny Draven
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Description: Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of 4-color images from the movies you love, this book is the last one you will need to understand the artistic and technical considerations of making a genre film. Author Danny Draven walks you through the aesthetic, narrative, and camera techniques necessary to understand the basic formula that genre adheres to, and then shows you how to create an original work within that context.Draven will show you a technique or narrative structure from a popular movie, reveals the craftsmanship required to achieve it, then tells you how and when it should or shouldn't be used. Interviews from the Hollywood directors and cinematographers using these techniques are included, as well as a companion site with video examples of the techniques and concepts within the book.Visual inspiration and mastery of techniques are folded into one in this highly illustrative book demonstrating the various visual and narrative considerations that need to be taken into account when working within a specific genre of filmLearn how your camera moves impact the emotions and expectations of the audience with the use of techniques such as dolly zooms, ghost  reveals, and transitionals, while also learning how story and character elements inform each genreThe book is laced with interviews of well-known directors and producers from each of the genres covered, and a companion site is included with video examples of the concepts provided in the book

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 10.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month.

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