Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-executed moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd. Most low-budget movies look low-budget, because the director is forced to compromise at the last minute. Master Shots gives you so many powerful techniques that you’ll be able to respond, even under pressure, and create knock-out shots. Even when the clock is ticking and the light is fading, the techniques in this book can rescue your film, and make every shot look like it cost a fortune.
Each technique is illustrated with samples from great feature films and computer-generated diagrams for absolute clarity.
|Publisher:||Wiese, Michael Productions|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Revised|
|Product dimensions:||10.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Christopher Kenworthy has worked as a writer, director, and producer for the past ten years. He directed the feature film The Sculptor, which played to sold-out screenings in Australia and received strong reviews. Recent works include sketch comedy for the BBC’s Scallywagga, a title sequence for National Geographic Channel, visual effects for 3D World, music videos for Pieces of Eight Records and Elefant Records, and an animated wall projection for The Blue Room Theatre in Perth, Australia. Kenworthy is the author of the best-selling Master Shots, two novels: The Winter Inside and The Quality of Light, and many short stories. Current projects include screenwriting, several directing assignments, and the development of additional Master Shots applications.
Table of Contents
Introduction About the Images
CHAPTER 1: Fight Scenes CHAPTER 2: Chase Scenes CHAPTER 3: Entrances & Exits CHAPTER 4: Suspense, Searching & Creeping CHAPTER 5: Dramatic Shift CHAPTER 6: Revelations & Discoveries CHAPTER 7: Shock Horror CHAPTER 8: Directing Attention CHAPTER 9: Car Scenes CHAPTER 10: Dialogue Scenes CHAPTER 11: Arguments & Conflict CHAPTER 12: Love & Sex Scenes
Conclusion About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased the digital version. The book is full of very useful information for directors. The diagrams are sometimes a bit small and hard to follow, and having them all in grainy black-and-white doesn't really help much. He also describes each technique in enough detail that a savvy reader can usually figure it out. It helps to be familiar with the movie scenes the author uses to illustrate his points. Netflix is a useful side companion. Beware: the "free NookBook sample" is utterly useless. Your 25-page "preview" includes the cover, publishing info, several pages of reviews of this very book, the complete table of contents (why?), the author's lengthy foreword, and two paragraphs from the beginning of chapter 1. You don't even get one lousy illustration. Pass it over.