Art of Technique An Aesthetic Approach to Film and Video Production

ISBN-10: 0205142486

ISBN-13: 9780205142484

Edition: 1st 1996

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This book provides readers with a teaching tool not currently available. It fills a gap in the literature by going beyond simple discussions of hardware usage, basic technical knowledge, and descriptions of technique to in-depth discussions of how this knowledge can be applied in a coherent approach to production.
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Book details

List price: $154.80
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Forward
Treatment and Interpretation
Interpretation
Treatment of the Subject• Determining Purpose • Discovering Theme • Employing Technique • Exercising Imagination and Originality
Virtual Reality
Treating Reality in Documentary
Intention
The Written Treatment • Interpreting the Script
Personal Style
Ideas
The Story Tellers
Conflict and Mood
Jack the Giant Killer • Prince and the Pauper • Clash of the Titans • The Peacemaker • Triumph of Courage • Tempting Fate • Role Reversals • Fish Out of Water • Strange Bedfellows • Buddy Pictures • Ship of Fools • The Quest • Portraiture
Stories
Your Experiences • Other Sources for Story Ideas • Stories for Episodic Television • Inspiration
Lack of Inspiration
Research
Story Research
Location Research • Library Research
Interviewing • Synthesizing Research
Visualization
Motifs and Symbols
Point of View
The Points of View
POV Shots • Perspective
First Person • Second Person • Third Person
Character Point of View • Attitude
The Audience's Point of View
Defining the Audience
Story/Narrative Structure
The Rules of the Game
Beginning, Middle and End
The Beginning • The Middle • The End
Rising Action
The Inciting Incident • The Crisis • The Point of No Return • The Climax • A-Story and B-Story/ Plots and Subplots
Other Formats
Skits • A Day in the Life • Portraiture • A Special Place
Constructing the Structure
Structuring and Idea
Log Lines: The TV Guide Version • Beats: The Story Steps
Structuring the Production
A Real Time Medium
Pauses • Creating Expectation • Pacing
Sequences: The String of Pearls
Mood
Treatment of Mood
Location and Setting
Color, Texture, and Design
Lighting
Camera Framing, Angles and Movement
Lens Focal Length
Editing
Montage
Sound
Sound Effects • Voice
Performance: Talent and Direction
Putting It All Together
Exercise
Characterization and Portraiture
A Question of Balance
The Quest for Personality
Physical Features • Sociological Situations • Psychological Profile • Vitality and Power • Lasting Relationships • Secondary Characters
The Treatment of Character in Production
Preproduction: Casting • Production
Setting/Arena • Props • Other Characters, Narration and Commentary • First Action • Lighting • Image Size and Camera Movement
Mise en Scene and Design
The Philosophy of Mise en Scene
The Material Content of Shots
The Production Elements of Mise en Scene
Evocative Locations and Photographic Opportunities
Creating a Catalog of Visuals
Visual Story-Telling • The Look of the Production • Designing the Frame
Shooting Mise en Scene
Day Exteriors • Night Exteriors • Interiors • Set Dressings and Props • Costumes • Lighting
Contrast Ratios • Lighting Ratio • Hard and Soft Lighting
Design
Using the Camera for Interpretation
Lensing the Image
The Eye of the Beholder
Inside the Fourth Wall • Visual Variety
Camera Placement
Framing
Wide, Medium, and Close-Up Shots
Angles
Frontal Angles • High and Low Angles
Focal Length
Short Focal Length • Norma
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