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The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (And Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780240812175

ISBN10:
0240812174
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
9/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Focal Press

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 9/1/2010.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

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Excellent!  May 25, 2011
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This beautifully illustrated textbook is nearly a complete, self-contained course in cinematic composition. It includes examples and discussions from a range of international films. It is an enjoyable learning experience and is an exceptionally well-written and engaging textbook. If you are a filmmaker, writer, or photographer, this textbook is a must have for you library.






The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (And Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them.

Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots.

After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format:

-Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot

-How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action

-Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot.

-Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted

This book:

-Helps you make smart visual choices with this quick, focused, and visual guide to cinematic composition.

-Shows you how to master the rules, then break them.

-Includes examples and discussions from a range of international films.



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