Directing Film Techniques and Aesthetics

ISBN-10: 0240808827

ISBN-13: 9780240808826

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Rabiger

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The updated fourth edition of this best-selling classic is a must for any filmmaker's shelf. This is the book you will turn to again and again throughout your career. Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that goes to the heart of what makes a director and outlines the practical work needed to achieve professional standards of expression and control. There is an emphasis throughout on the connection between knowing and doing; every concept is made accessible and realizable through the dozens of hands-on projects and exercises. The book begins with a discussion of discovering your artistic identity and honing it through story development and writing exercises, as well as discussion of aesthetics. You will then explore the principles of telling a story visually before moving onto the technical and procedural aspects of preproduction, production, and postproduction. The dynamics of managing a crew and directing actors are covered in depth, and the book is rounded out by advice on building a career. * Comprehensive manual on the creative, technical, and interpersonal aspects of directing * Includes dozens of practical exercises and projects to help you improve your work and gauge your progress * Realistic advice and encouragement from a highly regarded filmmaker, mentor, and teacher
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Artistic Identity
The Job of the Director
Identifying Your Themes as a Director
Developing Your Story Ideas
Screen Grammar
Seeing with a Moviemaker's Eye
Shooting Projects
The Screenplay
The Process of Writing
Adaptation from Art or Life
Story Development Strategies
Scene-Writing Exercises
Aesthetics and Authorship
Point of View
Genre, Conflict, and Dialectics
Structure, Plot, and Time
Space, Stylized Environments, and Performances
Form and Style
Interpreting the Script
Directing Actors
Actors' Problems
Improvisation Work to Explore Acting
Exercises with a Text
Rehearsal and Development
Director and Actor Prepare a Scene
Final Rehearsals and Planning Coverage
Developing a Crew
Mise en Scene Basics
Getting Ready to Shoot
Directing the Crew
Monitoring Progress
Preparing to Edit
Editing the First Assembly
Editing from Rough Cut to Fine Cut
Editing: Finalization
Editing from Fine Cut to Sound Mix
Titles and Acknowledgments
Career Track
Planning a Career
Major International Film Video Schools
Breaking into the Industry
Further Information
Select Bibliography
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