Filmmaker's Eye Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
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Description: This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, "Composing the Shot" is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted * Make smart visual choices with this quick, focused, and visual guide to cinematic composition. * Shows you how to master the rules, then break them. * Includes examples and discussions from a range of international films.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Size: 9.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Finding the frame|
|Principles of composition and technique concepts|
|Extreme close up|
|Medium close up|
|Medium long shot|
|Extreme long shot|
|Over the shoulder shot|
|Dolly zoom shot|