Shoot Like Spielberg: The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure

Shoot Like Spielberg: The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure

by Christopher Kenworthy

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Overview

Shoot Like Spielberg: The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure by Christopher Kenworthy

Spielberg makes his audience feel something, whether he’s shooting a kids’ ­adventure, a dramatic chase, or the darkest war scene. The auteur always employs a core set of techniques that make each shot crystal clear and evoke the most intense emotions from the audience. This book shows you how. From tension to tearjerker, these moves will make your scenes memorable enough to be talked about for years to come.

Spielberg directs films that cover everything from childhood dreams to the horrors of war. He always hones in on the emotional center of a scene. This book unravels the secrets of his core techniques, and shows how you can use the same simple camera moves and setups to make your films full of wonder, thrills, and emotion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615932283
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,200,613
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Christopher Kenworthy worked as a writer, director, and producer for fourteen years. He directed a feature film, along with many music videos and commercial projects. Currently he is focused on writing.
Christopher is the author of the internationally bestselling Master Shots series (three volumes).
He also shot, wrote, and created the groundbreaking Master Shots eBook series available on the Apple iBook platform.
Born in England, he currently lives in Australia with two daughters and the actor Molly Kerr.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1 — Desperate Chase: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chapter 2 — Guiding the Eye: E.T the Extra-Terrestrial
Chapter 3 — Revealing Ideas: Jurassic Park
Chapter 4 — Visual Reveals: Empire of the Sun
Chapter 5 — Dynamic Dialogue: Jaws
Chapter 6 — Waves of Suspense: Catch Me If You Can
Chapter 7 — Depth Staging: Schindler’s List
Chapter 8 — Symbolic Heights: Amistad
Chapter 9 — Rapid Storytelling: Amistad
Chapter 10 — Visual Storytelling: Empire of the Sun
Conclusion
About the Author

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