Grammar of the Shot

Grammar of the Shot

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by Roy Thompson
     
 

"Learn the basic "grammar" of making films and videos in Grammar of the Shot! This book shows you in no uncertain terms what you absolutely need to know to put together your own film or video, shot by shot. Whether you are just learning how to frame a shot or if you need a refresher, this book gives you a basic toolkit of how to build a successful visual story that… See more details below

Overview

"Learn the basic "grammar" of making films and videos in Grammar of the Shot! This book shows you in no uncertain terms what you absolutely need to know to put together your own film or video, shot by shot. Whether you are just learning how to frame a shot or if you need a refresher, this book gives you a basic toolkit of how to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly." Grammar of the Shot begins with an explanation of the essential visual language of filmmaking - the book takes you from the basic shape of a shot, to different types of shots, to composition of visual elements within each frame. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, each topic is covered succinctly and is accompanied by clear photographs and diagrams that illustrate the key concepts presented in the book. Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Shot is a staple of any filmmaker's library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240513980
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/08/1998
Series:
Media Manuals Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Instructor of cinematography and film production at Framingham State College, formerly of Boston University; Avid certified instructor; Creative Director/Production Manager, Fellsway Creatives
Instructor of cinematography and film production at Framingham State College, formerly of Boston University; Avid certified instructor; Creative Director/Production Manager, Fellsway Creatives

Table of Contents

Introduction

Ch. 1 The Shot and How to Frame It 1

Ch. 2 The Art of Composition 23

Ch. 3 Composition - Beyond the Basics 53

Ch. 4 Putting Your Shots Together: Prethinking the Editing Process 93

Ch. 5 Dynamic Shots - Talent and Camera in Motion 113

Ch. 6 Working Practices and General Guidelines 131

Ch. 7 In Conclusion 177

Glossary 189

Index 209

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