Fundamentals of Film Directing

Fundamentals of Film Directing

by David K. Irving
     
 

Current and aspiring film directors can make their job easier by studying the 10 directing fundamentals outlined in detail in this book. The first five chapters are practical in nature: a successful director must first have a screenplay, a cast, a crew, a budget, and good health. The final five address the psychology of directing, including the development of

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Current and aspiring film directors can make their job easier by studying the 10 directing fundamentals outlined in detail in this book. The first five chapters are practical in nature: a successful director must first have a screenplay, a cast, a crew, a budget, and good health. The final five address the psychology of directing, including the development of craft, command, pace, luck, and "chutzpah," which the author defines as "boldness coupled with extreme self-confidence."

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786447879
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Performing Arts/Film
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
1,121,839
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

David K. Irving, both a director and a teacher of film, is the chair of the graduate film program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Asia campus.

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