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Total Directing: Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television
     

Total Directing: Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television

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by Tom Kingdon
 

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ISBN-10: 1879505711

ISBN-13: 9781879505711

Pub. Date: 07/15/2004

Publisher: Silman-James Press

TOTAL DIRECTING is the first book to fully integrate the technical aspects of screen directing with practical methods for directing actors, deeply and carefully exploring how these two primary aspects of the director's craft work together.

Viewed from a perspective that seeks a balance successful work with actors and

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TOTAL DIRECTING is the first book to fully integrate the technical aspects of screen directing with practical methods for directing actors, deeply and carefully exploring how these two primary aspects of the director's craft work together.

Viewed from a perspective that seeks a balance successful work with actors and technically high-level production values, the complete directing process is discussed in detail from the start of script development through the delivery of a finished project covering every aspect of preparation and decision-making with solid background information, practical suggestions, and clear illustrations. Topics include:

project development
screenplay analysis
choosing and working with a production team
auditioning and casting
script preparation
using the language of acting
working with a set
understanding screen acting styles
conducting a rehearsal
blocking camera and actor moves
using improvisation
working with storyboards
the Hollywood continuity style
choosing camera shots and lighting
multi-camera directing
preparing for each day's shoot
editing and working with editors & much more.
 

About the Author

Tom Kingdom, a freelance director from 1982 through 1996, has worked on several Masterpiece Theatre productions, numerous documentaries and children's programs, and more than two hundred episodic dramas (including EASTENDERS). He has also worked as First Assistant/Production Manager for John Schlesinger, Roland Jaffe, Alan Clark, and many other distinguished directors. He has lectured at schools and universities in England and American and is currently an Associate Professor at Emerson College, Boston.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879505711
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
561
Sales rank:
889,511
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.97(d)

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Total Directing: Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book clearly explains a director's responsibilities. At first, I thought a director just operated the camera while the actors performed. I now realize the director does more. Included is very helpful advice on framing, established rules of film, and information about other positions. Interested in becoming a director, I believe I have learned enough to create a decent movie. It is great for students just beginning to learn about the world of moviemaking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have worked the business (as a DP) for 20 yrs. I found good stuff in here, good explanations, and little tips that are really helpful. If you are just starting out I would think this is a really good introduction to mid level book. He knows his stuff!