This book is meant to be a primer for all, from the first time filmmaker to the advanced professional. The concept is to teach by example. I have made some three-dozen films in every genre imaginable, which have won dozens of awards. For this book, my plan was to write some twenty chapters, each about a specific work, and then describe one unique aspect of that film. After writing about that aspect (music, montage, aerial photography, narration, etc.) I then embedded an excerpt from that film (or in two cases the entire film) so that the reader may click on the image on his/her iPAD, and watch how that situation was resolved. Presumably reading of the problem and then seeing its resolution might inspire readers how to find their own solutions in the work I have spent about one third of my career, some twenty years, in teaching at Harvard, my alma mater, Columbia University for ten years, and NYU for eight, where I was the Director of the "Department of Film, Video and Broadcasting" at NYU's School of Continuing Education. At the latter position, I was largely responsible for creating the finest film program on the East Coast. With this background, I believed I have developed some insights in the learning process. When students ask, "What is the most important rule to follow in making a film," I answer, "Enjoy every minute of what you are doing."
|Publisher:||Westminster Productions, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)|
About the Author
SUMNER JULES GLIMCHER has written two previous books "Movie Making: A Guide to Film Production" which became required reading at Film Schools such as NYU and WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY. His second book; "A Filmmaker's Journal", an EBOOK with excerpts from 22 of his films has received two five star reviews at AMAZON. Currently retired from his day job, at age 90, he continues to work as a filmmaker and consultant. He was the founder and is the President of Westminster Productions, Inc. He is a member of the Harvard Club of New York, the Overseas Press Club, The Dutch Treat Club, and the Foreign Press Association. For more on his past and current activities, please see his website: www.sumnerjulesglimcher.com