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Film Directing Shot by Shot offers a good introduction to the rudiments of film production. Steven D. Katz walks his readers through the various stages of moviemaking, advising them at every turn to visualize the films they wish to produce. Katz believes that one of the chief tasks of filmmaking is to negotiate between our three-dimensional reality and the two-dimensionality of the screen. He covers the number of technical options filmmakers can use to create a satisfying flow of shots, a continuity that will make sense to viewers and aptly tell the film's story. Katz provides in-depth coverage of production design, storyboarding, spatial connections, editing, scene staging, depth of frame, camera angles, point of view, and the various types of stable compositions and moving camera shots.
Plein d'informations utiles sur toutes les étapes de la réalisation d'un film avec plein de photos ou dessins pour illustrer les propos de l'auteur.Published 11 months ago by logfkav
Very good for basic film making theory. This is one of the few top seller among the film theory books.Published on Dec 4 2012 by Sanjid Anik
If you are new to film and don't know much about setting up shots and directing a film, you may be a little daunted by a lot of the technical details here. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2011 by Michael Merlin
This book as a requirement for one of my courses in university, and what can I say - I have never had more regrets buying a book. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2011 by Student
This book really gets you thinking about shot design and blocking, but Katz uses four times as many pages as he should. Katz takes simple concepts and makes them seem confusing.Published on Sept. 21 2003 by JP
What Steven Katz seems to forget is that it is also the director's job to work with actors. The director can have a varied level of control over the framing and composition of the... Read morePublished on March 24 2003