Total Directing Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television

ISBN-10: 1879505711

ISBN-13: 9781879505711

Edition: 2004

Authors: Tom Kingdon

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 561
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244

Tom Kingdom, a freelance director from 1982 through 1996, has worked on several Masterpiece Theatre productions, numerous documentaries and childrens programs, and more than two hundred episodic dramas (including Eastenders). He has also worked as First Assistant/Production Manager for John Schlesinger, Roland Jaffe, Alan Clark, and many other distinguished directors. He has lectured at schools and universities in England and American and is currently an Associate Professor at Emerson College, Boston.

Preproduction
Director and script
Research and vision
The director's team and controlling the budget
Casting
Preparing the script for rehearsal
Basic structures
Connecting with characters
Blocking and beats
Putting together beats, objectives, actions, and transitions
Toward the first rehearsal
Working with set and location plans
Finding the characters' opening positions
Movement
Blocking actors to camera
Marking the rehearsal script (part 1)
Marking the rehearsal script (part 2)
Improvisation
Gauging a performance
Conducting the first rehearsal
Some principles of shooting
The Hollywood continuity style
Framing and lenses
Audio
An introduction to continuity
The 180-degree rule
Visualization & formats
Styles of shooting
Marking up a shooting script
Shooting different scenes
Production
Personnel management and rehearsing actors on the set
The eyes
Continuity continued
Directing a shot
Choosing film versus video
Postproduction
The structure of the edit
Working with the editor
Making edits
The sound edit
Music
A brief history of American screen acting
The Russian connection
Silent film acting
The legacy of the Russians
Multi-camera production
The studio
Multi-camera studio technique
The studio script
The director's life
Three directors
Getting started in the industry : interviews with directors
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