This program preserves a remarkable body of informational films with movie and media pioneers, contemporary film technicians and screen artists. It explores how films work technically and artistically and provides insight into the Hollywood camera and crew system. This program teaches students to develop an image from initial inspiration into a coherent and well-reasoned scene, to build camera skills and to enhance their ability to think, speak and write critically in an increasingly visual and technological culture.
It provides significant role training and illustrates the collaborative craft of film and media pre-production, production, postproduction and distribution using pioneers, contemporary technicians and screen artists.
The additional DVD features additional behind the scenes, filmographies, camera techniques and show specifications.
Featured speakers include:
- Ed Di Giulio, Designer
- Owen Roizman, ASC, Cinematographer
- Victor J. Kemper, ASC, Cinematographer
- Fred J. Koenkamp, ASC, Cinematographer
- William A Fraker, ASC, Cinematographer
- Ben Kufrin, Cinematographer
- Tak Miyagishima, Engineering Panavision
- Leonard Chapman, Chief Engineer, Chapman.
This program links historical film pioneers and Hollywood Directors of Photography with on camera interviews revealing format analysis of the following:
- The Steadicam
- The Responsibilities of a Director of Photography
- Camera Framing
- A Brief History of Panavision
- Camera Movement
- Drawing the Audience into the Film
- Crossing the Line.
Comes complete with detailed work book.
VHS 26 min.
DVD (optional) 72 min.