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Making Short Films

Want to make an art film, a documentary, a video biography? Here's how to create real movies using consumer digital video format without spending a lot of money or time. more...
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Master Shots, Vol. 2: 100 Ways to Shoot Great Dialogue Scenes

Master Shots, Vol. 2: 100 Ways to Shoot Great Dialogue Scenes

Setups, angles, and staging for 100 dialogue scenes.
Features over 500 photos and illustrations!

Building on the success of the best-selling first volume, Master Shots, Vol. 2 goes much deeper, revealing the great directors’ secrets for giving life to the standard dialogue more...
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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking

Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking

Achieve professional results with inexpensive materials from your local hardware store.

A must-have reference for all low-budget and independent filmmakers.

Time-saving tips and techniques with easy-to-follow photos. more...
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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

Written by professors at New York University, one of the world’s top filmmaking schools, this book is the definitive book on the subject for beginning filmmakers and students. It clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. more...
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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video is the definitive book on the subject for beginning filmmakers and students. The book clearly illustrates all of the steps involved in preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from more...
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Running the Show, 1st Edition

Running the Show, 1st Edition

Whether it's a crew of two hundred shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of twelve filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong First Assistant Director (AD) at its helm. In Running the Show, veteran First AD Liz Gill walks you through the more...
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Screencraft Series: Directing

Screencraft Series: Directing

Film school can teach a budding director about a wide-angle lens, but you cannot learn how to become Ken Loach or David Lynch.

This book therefore intends only to offer insight into how unique talents such as these have evolved and how they put a film together from the first idea to the final more...

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Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films

Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films

Every great filmmaker has role models and films which inspired him or her to greater and greater heights. Here is an awe-inspiring guide that takes you into the inner workings of classic scenes, revealing the aspects that make them great and the reasons they have served as inspirations. more...
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Setting Up Your Shots

Setting Up Your Shots

Whether you need to learn the difference between a jump cut and a match cut or you’re a working filmmaker looking for visual ideas on how to best communicate the stories you want to tell, Setting Up Your Shots is an encyclopedia of camera moves and cinematic storytelling techniques that directors of more...
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The Art of the Documentary

The Art of the Documentary

The directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers behind today’s most thought-provoking nonfiction films reveal the thought processes, methods, and collaborations that have guided their efforts—from project conception to developing, producing, shooting, editing, and releasing some of the more...
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The Director's Series

The Director's Series

For those students who are studying directing, the over 5 hour Director’s Series is the complete guide to directing a Hollywood caliber feature film. Disc 1: Time and Again - Feature Film. Disc 2: Production 1. Disc 3: Production 2. Disc 4: Post-Production.
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the directors idea

the directors idea

As a director, you must have a concept, a "director's idea", to shape your approach to the actors, the camera, and the script. With this clear idea your film will be deeper and more effective, and you will be able to differentiate--and therefore make the choice--between competent directing and great more...
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The Film Director Prepares -A Complete Guide to Directing for Film & TV

The Film Director Prepares -A Complete Guide to Directing for Film & TV

From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors won_t learn in school. With topics more...
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The Innocence Of The Eye

The Innocence Of The Eye

_Slavko Vorkapich was an artist, special effects artist, film theoretician, director, and montage specialist who is most noted for his montage work on many classic films, including Viva Villa, David Copperfield, San Francisco, The Good Earth, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. He was also a highly more...
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The Technique of Film and Video Editing, 5th Edition History, Theory, and Practice

The Technique of Film and Video Editing, 5th Edition History, Theory, and Practice

The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art. more...
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