First Time Director: How to Make Your Breakthrough Movie

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This book explains in precise, easy to understand language everything the novice director needs to know before taking on his or her first professional assignment.

Audience: Independent filmmakers and university film students who are directing their first independent feature film.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188777
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 385
  • Sales rank: 526,979
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Before the Battle
Ch. 1 Preproduction 3
Ch. 2 Content Is Everything 23
Pt. 2 Visual Design
Ch. 3 Camera Blocking 53
Ch. 4 The Good Moving Master 79
Ch. 5 Lenses - Why Force Perspective? 113
Pt. 3 Performance
Ch. 6 Directing Actors - It Takes Erudition and Intuition 137
Ch. 7 Rehearsal 189
Pt. 4 Set Politics
Ch. 8 On the Set 215
Pt. 5 Postproduction
Ch. 9 To the Answer Print and Beyond 257
About the Author 307
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  • Posted May 5, 2012

    Excellent!! Must have.

    As close to a formal directing class as you will ever be. Thoughts are clearly laid out, and ideas are easy to grasp. Couldn't have directed my first project without it. Highly recommended.

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