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Film Directing, Cinematic Motion: A Workshop for Staging Scenes
Film Directing, Cinematic Motion
A Workshop for Staging Scenes
Paperback      ISBN: 0941188140
This is practical guide addresses problems encountered when staging and blocking scenes. Includes discussions of scheduling, staging without dialogue, choreography, sequence shots, and more.
Film School Confidential: The Insider's Guide to Film Schools
Film School Confidential
The Insider's Guide to Film Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 0399523391
Evaluates twenty-six film school programs in the United States, offers tips on the application and admission process, and includes comments from students and faculty
Joel & Ethan Coen
Joel & Ethan Coen
Paperback      ISBN: 0879109637
An analysis of the Coen oeuvre through O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy escapade. As Ethan Coen says: "We grew up in America, and we tell American stories in American settings within American frames of reference. Perhaps our way of reflecting our system is more comprehensible to non-Americans because they already see the system as something alien." Well illustrated.
The Reel World: Scoring for Pictures
The Reel World
Scoring for Pictures
Paperback      ISBN: 1423434838
This updated how-to guide takes you inside the world of creating music for film and television. Packed with case studies and insider's tips, The Reel World - 2nd Edition lets you learn by example how to ensure musical aesthetics, use the most effective technology and techniques, understand the business side of things, and nurture positive relationships with music editors, directors, producers, recording engineers, musicians, and music executives. The author uses his real-world experience working as a composer in television and film to show you what it takes to do the job, how it's done, and how you can do it, too. If you want to work as a composer, scoring for film, television and other visual media, The Reel World - 2nd Edition is just the guide you've been looking for to help you get started in this fascinating and rewarding industry. The books's companion website,, lists updates, additions, resources, and more!
Producing, Financing, and Distributing Film/a Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide
Producing, Financing, and Distributing Film/a Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0879101075
The original edition of this book, long out of print, was published almost 20 years ago. The decades since then have brought enormous changes to the business side of moviemaking, requiring that the new edition be totally rewritten. This is, then, a brand new book and one that has been most eagerly awaited. In it, three experts in entertainment law carefully explain the complex procedures involved in bringing a film to the screen, from acquiring rights and financing, to negotiating workable agreements with artists and craftspeople, to distributing and exhibiting the finished motion picture. Clear, concise, and - above all - authoritative, this book cuts a pathway through a jungle and is an essential reference for the teacher of film, the independent producer, the would-be filmmaker, and anyone interested in the business of making movies.
Accidental Genius: How John Cassavetes Invented the Independent Film
Accidental Genius
How John Cassavetes Invented the Independent Film
Hardcover      ISBN: 1401352499
Analyzes the influence of actor and filmmaker John Cassavetes on the evolution of American independent film, drawing on interviews with his wife, Gena Rowlands, as well as other colleagues and industry insiders, who shed new light on his career.
The Big Swap
The Big Swap
Paperback      ISBN: 1901680185
This book contains the full screenplay for the controversial 1998 UK film. Written, directed, and produced by one of Britain's "new wave" directors, Niall Johnson, The Big Swap paints an emotive and erotically charged picture of thirtysomething couples caught up in events moving beyond their control when they indulge in the emotional minefield of wife-swapping.
The Musician's Video Handbook
The Musician's Video Handbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1423484444
The Musician's Video Handbook (another title in Bobby Owsinski's successful Handbook series) describes everything a musician needs to know to easily make any of the various types of videos that are now required of a musical artist for promotion. From creating a simple rehearsal or club video to shooting a pro-quality music video or creating an electronic press kit with fan-generated content and mash-ups, this book shows you how to do it right by demonstrating the tricks and tips used by the pros to make a professional-looking video - even with inexpensive gear and limited resources. The book provides not only easy-to-grasp basics of camera gear, lighting, and audio, but also an overview of production and post-production techniques that even novices can utilize. Issues covered include types of cameras, lighting the band, video formats, editing techniques, audio formats, video encoding for YouTube, permissions and releases, and much more. Features: * Easy-to-understand explanations geared to musicians and performers * Interviews with video-music pros * Instructional DVD As with all the books in the Handbook series, a third of the book is dedicated to exclusive interviews with well-known producers and editors who share their techniques and stories with the reader. The accompanying DVD takes the viewer through each phase of the production and post-production processes and provides tricks and tips from some of the best video producers in the business.
Hitchcock's Notebooks: An Authorized and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock's Notebooks
An Authorized and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock
Hardcover      ISBN: 0380977834
In-depth interviews with key production personnel--including writers, actors, and aides--combine with actual production notes from the director's film masterpieces, archives, photographs, and files to provide a close-up look at Alfred Hitchcock at work.
Conversations With Woody Allen: His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking
Conversations With Woody Allen
His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375415335
Drawing on a series of interviews and dialogues with the acclaimed filmmaker that span from 1971 to the present, the author of Woody Allen offers an eye-opening look at the entire world of making movies from the perspective of the artist's own work, his development as as an artist, and his ideas about screenwriting, acting, directing, editing, and more. 50,000 first printing.