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The Filmmaker's Eye

The Filmmaker's Eye
Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

by Gustavo Mercado

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0240812174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gustavo Mercado's beautiful book reveals the inner workings of the basic shots that create the cinematic experience. He reveals how visuals communicate to an audience. If you're a novice filmmaker or a seasoned professional, this book will broaden your visual horizons.-Bruce Block, film producer, author of the Visual Story, and visual consultant whose credits include The holiday, Something's Gotta Give, Stuart Little, and Pretty in Pink Telling stories with moving images is one of the most exalted art forms of our era. The Filmmaker's Eye helps you harness the power of this genre by explaining how images work to tell a story. You will gain a deeper understanding of the role each shot plays in the larger narrative scheme of your film, and the technical requirements necessary to achieve powerful and memorable images. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, this focused, easy-to-reference guide shows you how to become an eloquent visual storyteller through effective and expressive choices for each and every shot in your film.

The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens

The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens
The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image

by Gustavo Mercado

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-05
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0429823061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Language of the Lens explores the expressive power of the camera lens and the storytelling contributions that this critical tool can make to a film project. This book offers a unique approach to learning how lenses can produce aesthetically and narratively compelling images in movies, through a close examination of the various ways lens techniques control the look of space, movement, focus, flares, distortion, and the "optical personality" of your story’s visual landscape. Loaded with vivid examples from commercial, independent, and world cinema, The Language of the Lens presents dozens of insightful case studies examining their conceptual, narrative, and technical approaches to reveal how master filmmakers have harnessed the power of lenses to express the entire range of emotions, themes, tone, atmosphere, subtexts, moods, and abstract concepts. The Language of the Lens provides filmmakers, at any level or experience, with a wealth of knowledge to unleash the full expressive power of any lens at their disposal, whether they are shooting with state-of-the-art cinema lenses or a smartphone, and everything in between.

The Filmmaker's Eye

The Filmmaker's Eye
Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

by Gustavo Mercado

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2013-05-20
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 113605734X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages 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

The Filmmaker's Eye

The Filmmaker's Eye
A Book

by Gustavo Mercado

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages 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.

The Filmmaker's Eye

The Filmmaker's Eye
The Language of the Lens

by Gustavo Mercado

  • Publisher : Focal Press
  • Release : 2013-06-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780240825199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Innocence of the Eye

The Innocence of the Eye
A Filmmaker's Guide

by Edward Spiegel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Filmmaker Spiegel presents a practical filmmaking manual based upon the teachings of the late montage artist Slavko Vorkapich (film, USC) as well as his own experience. Vorkapich's approach focuses on motion and image placement within the frame. Sequences of film stills are used throughout the text to illustrate the concepts discussed. The volume does not contain bibliographical references or an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Motion Pictures and the Image of the City

Motion Pictures and the Image of the City
A Documentary Interpretation

by Xiaofei Hao

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-06-03
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 3658143401
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you’ve ever had a special attachment to a film, and also an attachment to the city it was shot in, Xiaofei Haos book will give you a fresh eye on how the city is expressed in the film by the filmmaker. From the perspective of social science, each face of the city in a film comes from a choice – shown only on the basis of the filmmakers’ selection criteria. In this process, the film becomes the cognitive map of that city. The interweaving of the city space and film language will be elaborated first from the perspective of urban studies. Then some viewpoints of tourism studies will be provided to explore the relation between the image of the city in the film and in reality. Two films about the city Taipei are looked at as case studies: A One and a Two (Yi Yi, Director Edward Yang, 2000) and Au Revoir Taipei (Director Arvin Chen, 2010).

Accessible Filmmaking

Accessible Filmmaking
Integrating translation and accessibility into the filmmaking process

by Pablo Romero-Fresco

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-23
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0429620659
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translation, accessibility and the viewing experience of foreign, deaf and blind audiences has long been a neglected area of research within film studies. The same applies to the film industry, where current distribution strategies and exhibition platforms severely underestimate the audience that exists for foreign and accessible cinema. Translated and accessible versions are usually produced with limited time, for little remuneration, and traditionally involving zero contact with the creative team. Against this background, this book presents accessible filmmaking as an alternative approach, integrating translation and accessibility into the filmmaking process through collaboration between translators and filmmakers. The book introduces a wide notion of media accessibility and the concepts of the global version, the dubbing effect and subtitling blindness. It presents scientific evidence showing how translation and accessibility can impact the nature and reception of a film by foreign and sensory-impaired audiences, often changing the film in a way that filmmakers are not always aware of. The book includes clips from the award-winning film Notes on Blindness on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal, testimonies from filmmakers who have adopted this approach, and a presentation of the accessible filmmaking workflow and a new professional figure: the director of accessibility and translation. This is an essential resource for advanced students and scholars working in film, audiovisual translation and media accessibility, as well as for those (accessible) filmmakers who are not only concerned about their original viewers, but also about those of the foreign and accessible versions of their films, who are often left behind.

The Altering Eye

The Altering Eye
Contemporary International Cinema

by Robert Phillip Kolker

  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release : 2009-01
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 1906924031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."

Eyes Upside Down

Eyes Upside Down
Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson

by P. Adams Sitney

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-04-18
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780198044116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sitney analyzes in detail the work of eleven American avant-garde filmmakers as heirs to the aesthetics of exhilaration and innovative vision articulated by Ralph Waldo Emerson and explored by John Cage, Charles Olson and Gertrude Stein. The films discussed span the sixty years since the Second World War. With three chapters each devoted to Stan Brakhage and Robert Beavers, two each to Hollis Frampton and Jonas Mekas, and single chapters on Marie Menken, Ian Hugo, Andrew Noren, Warren Sonbert, Su Friedrich, Ernie Gehr, and Abigail Child, Eyes Upside Down is the fruit of Sitney's lifelong study of visionary aspirations in the American avant-garde cinema.

Eye on the World

Eye on the World
Conversations with International Filmmakers

by Judy Stone

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 826
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawn mostly from her long-running film criticism column for the San Francisco Chronicle Stone interviews over 200 filmmakers from 40 countries and elicits information and opinion about their underlying views of the world, and the political and cultural contexts of their films. No index or bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

In the Mind's Eye

In the Mind's Eye
Julian Hochberg on the Perception of Pictures, Films, and the World

by Mary A. Peterson,Barbara Gillam,H. A. Sedgwick

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2007-01-04
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9780195343595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can we best describe the processes by which we visually perceive our environment? Contemporary perceptual theory still lacks a coherent theoretical position that encompasses both the limitations on the information that can be retained from a single eye fixation and the abundant phenomenal and behavioral evidence for the perception of an extended and coherent world. As a result, many leading theorists and researchers in visual perception are turning with new or renewed interest to the work of Julian Hochberg. For over 50 years, in his own experimental research, in his detailed consideration of examples drawn from a wide range of visual experiences and activities, and most of all in his brilliant and sophisticated theoretical analyses, Hochberg has persistently engaged with the myriad problems inherent in working out the kind of coherent theoretical position the field currently lacks. The complexity of his thought and the wide range of areas into which Hochberg has pursued the solution to this central problem have, however, limited both the accessibility of his work and the appreciation of his accomplishment. In this volume we seek to bring the full range of Hochberg's work to the attention of a wider audience by offering a selection of his key works, many taken from out-of-print or relatively inaccessible sources. To facilitate the understanding of his accomplishment, and of what his work has to offer to contemporary researchers and theorists in visual perception, we include commentaries on salient aspects of his work by 20 noted researchers. In the Mind's Eye will be of interest to researchers working on topics such as perceptual organization, visual attention, space perception, motion perception, visual cognition, the relationship between perception and action, picture perception, and film, who are striving to obtain a deeper understanding of their own fields, and who want to integrate this understanding into a broader, unified view of visual perceptual processing.

The Filmmaker's Handbook

The Filmmaker's Handbook
A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age

by Steven Ascher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Grammar of the Shot

Grammar of the Shot
A Book

by Christopher J. Bowen,Roy Thompson

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-10-12
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1136058788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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People 'read' pictures as they do words, and pictures, like sentences, have their own grammar. A picture maker must be able to use the grammar correctly so that the visual story to be told will be clear and easily understood by all the audience. Grammar of the Shot is a manual for novice shooters (or anyone who needs a refresher) on the basic principles of putting together a coherent film or video piece, shot by shot. This book describes in no uncertain terms what absolutely must be in every shot--so that the successful film-maker can build a story that flows smoothly. It's designed as an easy-to-use reference, with each topic covered succinctly and accompanied by clear photographs and diagrams. Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Shot is a staple of the filmmaker's library.

Eye on Science Fiction

Eye on Science Fiction
20 Interviews with Classic SF and Horror Filmmakers

by Tom Weaver

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2003-08-13
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0786430281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The march of the monster movie makers continues in Tom Weavers ninth book of in-depth interviews with the men and women who made the horror and sci-fi favorites of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Actors (including Mike Connors, Brett Halsey, Natalie Trundy and Richard Kiel), writers, producers and directors recall legendary genre figures Lugosi, Chaney, Jr., Tod Browning and James Whale; films ranging in quality; behind-the-scenes tales of cult TV series and serials; and, of course, the usual barrage of outlandish movie menaces, this time including the Fly, Flesh Eaters, Monolith Monsters, ape men, voodoo women and spider babies! And all in the candid, no-holds-barred style that has made Weaver king of the interviewers (Classic Images)!

The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging

The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging
for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants

by Blain Brown

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2014-08-21
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1317692640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It’s a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists. New equipment, new methods, and new technologies have to be learned and mastered. New roles such as that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), Digital Loader, and Data Manager are integral to today’s motion picture production process. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from esteemed author and filmmaker Blain Brown. The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging covers both the theory and the practice, featuring full-color, in-depth coverage of essential terminology, technology, and industry-standard best-practices. Brown covers new industry-wide production standards such as ASC-CDL and the ACES workflow. Interviews with professional cinematographers and DITs working on Hollywood productions equip you with knowledge that is essential if you want to work in today’s motion picture industry, whether as a cinematographer, DIT, Digital Loader, Data Manager, camera assistant, editor, or VFX artist. Topics include: Digital sensors and cameras The structure of digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video files Exposure techniques for HD and UltraHD Understanding digital color Codecs and file formats The DIT cart Downloading, ingesting, and managing video files Workflow from camera to DIT cart to post Using metadata and timecode The companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/brown) features additional material, including demonstrations and interviews with experienced DITs and cinematographers.

The Filmmaker's Handbook

The Filmmaker's Handbook
A Book

by Edward Pincus,Steven Ascher

  • Publisher : Plume
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Ethnographer's Eye

The Ethnographer's Eye
Ways of Seeing in Anthropology

by Anna Grimshaw

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2001-04-30
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9780521774758
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Grimshaw discusses issues of vision in anthropology, considering some key figures throughout the twentieth century.

The Search for "reality"

The Search for 'reality'
The Art of Documentary Filmmaking

by Michael Tobias

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This ambitious book from author, producer and director Michael Tobias draws together the voices of 40 renowned documentary filmmakers from around the world. These contributors shed unique light on contemporary culture and aesthetics, the filmmaker's commitment to the documentary form, and the documentary production process from concept to marketplace. They also probe provocative questions: What is reality in a documentary? Can and should there be objectivity in a documentary? What is the role of social advocacy in a documentary? How do new production technologies affect a documentary's message? This is the first book that brings together an international roster of documentary filmmakers to speak about the very heart and soul of their art. It should prove to be an invaluable guide for both professionals and students, and will appeal to general filmgoers as well.

Radical Animism

Radical Animism
Reading for the End of the World

by Jemma Deer

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-09-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1350111163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The reckoning of climate change calls for us to fundamentally rethink our notions of human centrality, superiority and power. Drawing on a wide range of modern writers and thinkers – from Freud and Darwin to Latour and Derrida, from Shakespeare and Carroll to Woolf and Kafka – Radical Animism develops a new theory of life for a planet in crisis. In this original and timely work, Jemma Deer reframes our thinking of the Anthropocene with ideas from anthropology, astronomy, deconstruction, evolutionary biology, psychoanalysis, quantum physics and veganism. Through readings that are both inventive and compelling, this book shows how 'literary animism' – the active and transformative life of literature – can open our thinking to the immense power of the non-human world.