Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know

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Overview

What the industry's most succcessful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium.

How do directors use screen direction to suggest conflict? How do screenwriters exploit film space to show change? How does editing style determine emotional response?

Many first-time writers and directors do not consider this. They forgo the huge creative resource of the film medium defaulting instead to dialog and narration to tell their screen story. Yet most movies are carried by sound and picture. What the industry's most successful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium. They have harnessed non-dialog techniques to create some of the most cinematic moments in movie history.

This book is intended to help writers and directors more fully exploit the medium's storytelling techniques. It contains 100 non-dialog techniques that have been used by the industry's top writers and directors. From 'Metropolis' and 'Citizen Kane' to 'Dead Man' and 'Kill Bill', the book illustrates - through 500 frame grabs and 75 script excerpts - how the inherent stortytelling devices specific to film were exploited. Learn how non-dialogue film techniques can advance story

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932907056
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 8/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 257
  • Sales rank: 199,923
  • Product dimensions: 10.77 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : cinematic storytelling
1 Space : 2-D & 3-D screen direction 1
2 Frame : composition 17
3 Shape within the frame 31
4 Editing : Pudovkin's five editing techniques 45
5 Time 67
6 Sound effects 89
7 Music 101
8 Scene transitions (audio and visual) 109
9 Camera lenses 133
10 Camera position 147
11 Camera motion 167
12 Lighting 195
13 Color 209
14 Props 213
15 Wardrobe 223
16 Locations 231
17 Natural environment 241
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2009

    I should have read the user ratings before buying this one.

    This book is not only hard to read, but judging by the overwhelming advice of other screenwriting books not to tell the director how to shoot his movie, it's just plain wrong. Pass on this one if you're an aspiring screenwriter. Go with "Save the Cat" and "The Screenwriter's Bible" for starters.

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