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
-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.