Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen / Edition 1

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This international best-seller is filled with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to expand their stylistic knowledge.

This is a complete catalog of visual techniques and their stylistic implications for both the filmmaker and videomaker.

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"Now that you???ve got a couple of shorts under your belt, why not get a little more analytic? Steven Katz??'s book gives a great breakdown of the fundamentals of film directing. It??'s not something you might want to start off by reading, but once you are ready to have your films take that next step this should be number one on your to do list. Katz breaks down film language for you so that you can learn how to speak it in your own way." -
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188104
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Series: Film Directing Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 139,287
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I : Visulatization: The Process
Part II: Elements of the Continuity Style
Part III: The Workshop
Part IV: The Moving Camera

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2006

    Excellent Directing Book

    The best book I have evr read about film directing is the 3 chapters in the Dov Simens book, 'FROM REEL TO DEAL', although his book covers Filmmaking A-Z in his 51 chapters the 3 that are specifically about how to direct are super. After those chapters I recommend reading this book on Directing A-Z. I should know I m a seasoned pro director in the commercial industry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2002

    Very comprehensive

    I would almost consider this a college text book, though it lacks the exhorbitant price tag. The book is too comprehensive to be taken in by simply reading it, at least for me, but acts as a great reference for any questions one might have as a director. The visuals are also excellent, and all elements of composition are explained thoroughly with comments on style, trends, and general preferences. If you're serious about film or video production, this book is a great investment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2002

    Great Resource

    This book is a great resource on filmmaking. The in-depth analysis of the medium is helpful to aspiring filmmakers and current filmmakers. I bought this book for a college course and have kept it in my private library because I find it useful. It's easy to read and understand, and it's very inetersting. I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2001


    Excellent book with extremely clear illustrations. I teach a video production class and am now using this as my textbook. I have been waiting for a book that is in-depth and yet easy to understand and have finally found it.

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