Directing the Narrative and Shot Design: The Art and Craft of Directing (Paperback Premium Color)

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design: The Art and Craft of Directing (Paperback Premium Color)

by Lubomir Kocka

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Overview

This book is a “directing-altering book” as it provides high-quality learning resources that encourage and challenge film enthusiasts, aspiring directors, film students, and professionals to strive for new levels of excellence and impact in their film directing, television directing, and new media directing.



This book puts forward a well-informed and innovative discussion of critical director’s choices that have not previously been considered by existing texts on film and television directing. This book presents a wide range of directorial concepts and directing exercises that include:

• Psycho-physiological regularities in left-right/right-left orientation transferred to a shot design. How directors can manipulate the viewer’s perception of a character and of the journey they are on using screen direction.

• Methodology and visual strategy for rendering a scene based on character perspective.

• The directorial concept of emotional manipulation.

• Demystifying the 180-degree rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622737260
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science
Publication date: 05/03/2019
Series: Series in Cinema and Culture
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Lubomir Kocka is a director, screenwriter, producer, and professor. He has directed nine feature films, thirteen television dramas, and seven TV series and miniseries. He has won numerous awards from international film and television festivals around the world. In addition to his numerous directing and writing credits, he is also an acclaimed film educator. Currently, he is based in Savannah, Georgia, USA, at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as a Professor of Film and Television, where he has taught since 2002.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART I: DIRECTORIAL CONCEPTS

CHAPTER 1: DIRECTOR

CHAPTER 2: VISUAL CONCEPT

CHAPTER 3: CONCEPT OF VISUAL UNITS

CHAPTER 4: MANIPULATING FILM TIME

CHAPTER 5: CONTROLLING SPACE

CHAPTER 6: BLOCKING STRATEGIES

CHAPTER 7: MULTIPLE-CHARACTER SCENE

CHAPTER 8: DEMYSTIFYING THE 180-DEGREE RULE

– CROSSING THE LINE

CHAPTER 9: CONCEPT OF CHARACTER PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 10: CONCEPT OF STORYTELLER’S PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 11: EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION/

EMOTIONAL DESIGN

CHAPTER 12: PSYCHO-PHYSIOLOGICAL REGULARITIES

IN LEFT-RIGHT/RIGHT-LEFT ORIENTATION

CHAPTER 13: DIRECTORIAL-DRAMATURGICAL ANALYSIS

CHAPTER 14: DIRECTOR’S BOOK

CHAPTER 15: PREVISUALIZATION

PART II: STUDIOS – DIRECTING EXERCISES

CHAPTER 16: I. STUDIO – APPLICATION

OF GENRE CONVENTIONS

CHAPTER 17: II. STUDIO – BLOCKING IN DEPTH

CHAPTER 18: III. STUDIO – BLOCKING

IN 360-DEGREE SPACE

CHAPTER 19: IV. STUDIO – MODELING

CHARACTER PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 20: V. STUDIO - ALTERNATION

IN STORYTELLER’S PERSPECTIVE

CHAPTER 21: VI. STUDIO -

EXTERNALIZING/PHYSICALIZING

INNER STATE OF MIND OF THE

CHARACTER

CHAPTER 22: VII. STUDIO - HARMONIOUS PORTRAIT

AND DISCORDANT PORTRAIT

PART III: VIDEO ASSIGNMENTS

CHAPTER 23: SELF-PORTRAIT

CHAPTER 24: VIDEO-STUDY OF CHARACTER

CHAPTER 25: VIDEO-STUDY OF PLACE

CHAPTER 26: PHOTOSCRIPT

CHAPTER 27: VIDEO-STORYBOARD ONE SCENE

- TWO WAYS OF APPROACHING

CHAPTER 28: SHORT LIVE ACTION NARRATIVE FILM

PART IV: STUDIO SCRIPTS

PART V: QUIZ, TESTS, CHARTS, TEMPLATES

EPILOGUE

PHOTO ALBUM

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

INDEX

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