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Author: Louis D. Giannetti
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Consolidating major figures and film movements into their decade of greatest influence or prestige, this “no-nonsense” book offers a generously illustrated, concise, and very readable history of fiction movies with an emphasis on American cinema. Eclectic in methodology and written in a plain English style that audiences can relate to, it examines the full scope of traditional film history and criticism, viewing film as both an art and an industry– as it mirrors popular audience values, social ideologies, and historical epochs.Film discussions include titles such asForrest Gump, Jurassic Park, There's Something About Mary, Face Off, the Lion King, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Choosing Amy, The Piano, Menace II Society, Sweet Hereafter, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in live, The Full Monty, The Crying Game, Life is Beautiful, and like Water for Chocolate.For anyone who enjoys going to, and thinking about, the movies.

Voice and Vision

Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136067655
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice" sidebars throughout connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.

Directing

Author: Michael Rabiger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240818458
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories with your cast, hone your narrative skills, and develop your artistic identity. This book shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion web site includes teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires. * Updated and revised edition of the bestselling, most comprehensive guide to the technical and creative aspects of film directing: a complete education in a book * Loaded with practical exercises and immersive projects, with a companion website featuring teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires * Expanded sections on pre-production, lenses, the emotional and tonal implications of shot size, composition, perspective, visual and sound proximity, and screencraft--the core of the director's art * Completely updated and expanded film examples and references, including classics, recent indie films, and foreign films

Screenwriting 001

Author: Hafed Bouassida
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0989326926
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The basics, the answers, the definitions, the reference, the examples, the inside jokes and the snide comments for you all, who decided despite all warnings to write a screenplay

Understanding Movies

Author: Louis Giannetti
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 020594440X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A readable, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into how movies communicate and convey meaning to their audiences through a unique network of language systems and techniques. In a readable, accessible, and sometimes humorous manner, Understanding Movies engages students in the fascinating language of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. Organized around elements of film, the thirteenth edition of this market leading text provides students with a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them through contemporary coverage and a visually engaging presentation. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand film as an industry Discuss the impact of technology on the film industry

Kensuke s Kingdom

Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439382021
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When Michael is swept off his family's yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to survive--until he finds he is not alone.

Amores Perros

Author: Paul Julian Smith
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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A look at Alejandro González Iñárritu's film, Love's a bitch.

An Introduction to Film Genres

Author: Lester D. Friedman
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393930191
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Introduction to Film Genres, written by leading film scholars specifically for undergraduates who are new to the study of film, provides an introduction that helps students see thirteen film genres in a new light---to help them identify the themes, iconography, and distinctive stylistic traits of each genre.

Studying American Independent Cinema

Author: Rona Murray
Publisher: Auteur Pub
ISBN: 9781906733179
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this student-focused guide, Rona Murray explores modern US independent cinema in depth and places it in context of its more general history. Starting with John Cassavetes and shadows, she focuses on case studies of key films, skillfully blending detailed textual analysis with an exploration of each text's wider theoretical and historical contexts. In particular, the author explores the defining period from 1989, when the creative talent met the moneymen and the commercial potential of American independent cinema was fully recognised and exploited. Discussions of institutions such as Miramax and the Sundance Film Festival are paired with case studies of the work of Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies and videotape), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Todd Haynes (I'm Not There), Gus Van Sant (Last Days), David Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), John Sayles (Return of the Secaucus Seven), Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry), Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing) and PT Anderson (There Will Be Blood). The auteur-director remains at the heart of American independent film-making, and each case study considers the significance and contribution of iconic auteurs and their diverse inspirations, such as European cinema aesthetics, previous independent film-makers and wider film history. Overall, studying American Independent Cinema examines and celebrates the fluidity and endless difference of the varied, creative practices that constitute current American independent film-making.

Human Communication

Author: Judy C. Pearson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071318501
Format: PDF
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Human Communication is an integrated program that helps students practice communication skills, build confidence in public speaking, and achieve success in their introductory communication course. With McGraw-Hill LearnSmart in Connect Communication, students separate what they know from what they think they know, following a continually adaptive learning path toward mastery of key concepts. Additionally, Connect provides students with the resources they need to construct well-planned speeches while its highly flexible speech capture tool saves instructors valuable time in managing assignments and evaluating student speeches. Rooted in current scholarship and with an eye on practical, everyday communication scenarios, Human Communication is designed to make introductory communication studies immediate and relevant to students. Following their writing mantra, "Make it Smart. Keep it Real," the authors strike a balance of definitive theory and everyday application that resonates with the challenges and goals of today's typical basic course.