• Performing Arts

Directing Actors


Author: Judith Weston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781615932009
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 336
View: 9725
Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship.

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Directors Tell the Story

Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing
Author: Bethany Rooney,Mary Lou Belli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317359232
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 382
View: 6498
Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story, Second Edition offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, Nashville, Criminal Minds and many more. Here, in one volume, learn everything you need to know to become an excellent director, not merely a good one. Covering everything through prep, shoot, and post, the authors offer practical instruction on how to craft a creative vision, translate a script into a visual story, establish and maintain the look and feel of a television show or film, lead the cast and crew, keep a complex operation running on time and on budget, and effectively oversee editing and post-production. Directors Tell the Story provides behind-the-scenes access to the secrets of successful directors, as well as exercises that use original scripted material. This newly updated edition features: All-new "From the Experts" sections with insider info known only to working professionals Profiles of top film and TV luminaries with advice and tips Additional „How I Got My First Job" stories from directors currently in the trenches Useful instruction to help you put directing techniques into practice A companion website featuring directing tutorials and video interviews with the authors Bethany Rooney has directed over two hundred episodes of prime-time network shows, including NCIS, The Originals, Nashville, NCIS New Orleans, and Criminal Minds. She teaches the Warner Brothers Directing Workshop and serves on numerous committees at the Directors Guild of America. Mary Lou Belli is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and director as well as the author of two books. She directed NCIS New Orleans, Monk, Hart of Dixie, The Game, Girlfriends, and The Wizards of Waverly Place. She teaches directing at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

    • Performing Arts

Notes on Directing

130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair
Author: Frank Hauser,Russell Reich
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 080271708X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
View: 1962
An accessible edition of a classic guide to film and theater directing offers insight into the craft's unique challenges from managing personalities and anticipating problems to working with a script and the key elements of staging, in a primer that also features life lessons gleaned by the co-authors throughout their careers. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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Total Directing

Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television
Author: Tom Kingdon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781879505711
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 561
View: 3766
This guide to directing films includes information on project development, screenplay analysis, choosing and working with a production team, auditioning and casting, script preparation, using the language of acting, and much more.

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Directing

Film Techniques and Aesthetics
Author: Michael Rabiger,Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135099200
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 560
View: 5037
This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital. Directing also provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew to achieve personally expressive storytelling and professionalism on any budget. Directing explores in detailed and applicable terms how to engage with the conceptual and authorial sides of filmmaking. Its eminently practical tools and exercises show how to: discover your artistic identity; develop credible and compelling stories with your cast and crew; and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs. New to the fifth edition * Virtually every chapter has been revised, updated, and re-organized for a streamlined and integrated approach. * Expanded sections on the basics of drama, including thorough analyses of recent films * Discussions of the director’s approach to script analysis and development * New discussion exploring the elements of naturalistic and stylistic aesthetic approaches. * New discussion on the narrative power of lighting and the lens - including many recent film examples for shot size, perspective, focus and exposure * Greater emphasis on the implications of composition, mise-en-scène, continuity shooting and editing, long take shooting, point-of-view sequences, and camera handling * Expanded discussion of collaboration between the director and principle creative crew * Updated coverage of workflow and comparative advantages to digital or film acquisition * New section on film production safety, set protocol and etiquette

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First Time Director

How to Make Your Breakthrough Movie
Author: Gil Bettman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780941188777
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 307
View: 2231
This book explains in precise, easy to understand language everything the novice director needs to know before taking on his or her first professional assignment.

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Directing Television


Author: Nick Bamford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408157063
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 7699
Television is a demanding industry and at the centre of the creative process is the pivotal role of the director. Do you have the right skills to make quality programmes that resonate with audiences? Directing Television offers you a contemporary survival guide. TV directors need a sense of vision, effective management of cast and crew, mentoring and problem solving skills and most importantly the ability to tell a visual story. See inside the everyday realtivies of TV programme making with this essential guide, written by a Nick Bamford a freelancer director and media trainer with over 25 years of experience of making every type of genre from studio work to outside broadcast. Directing Television offers contemporary skiils in each process from pre-production, development, casting, contributors, locations, programme structure, equipment, call sheets, scripting drama, planning the shoot, the importance of screen grammar and camera basics, through to the final edit. It covers a range of programme styles: factual and reality TV, drama, observational docs, comedy and specialist programmes as well as case studies and `war stories' from real TV experience. Benefit from professional advice and develop your creative directing skills today!

    • Performing Arts

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video


Author: Peter Rea,David K. Irving
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317908740
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 496
View: 7657
Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful short film or video. Through extensive examples from award-winning shorts and insightful interviews, you will learn about common challenges the filmmakers encountered during each step of filmmaking process—from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distribution—and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression that reinforces the significance of the actor - director relationship Interviews with the filmmakers integrated alongside the text, as well as new images and behind-the-scenes coverage of production processes Revamped sections on current financing strategies, postproduction workflows, and the wide variety of distribution platforms now available to filmmakers A "Where are They Now" appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/rea) containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations

    • Performing Arts

The Film Director's Intuition

Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques
Author: Judith Weston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781615932085
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 389
View: 9668
Based on the author's experience of presenting directing and acting workshops around the world for over 10 years, this book is a creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets - instinct, imagination and intuition.

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Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out

Five Keys to the Art of Making Inspired Movies and Television
Author: Jed Dannenbaum,Carroll Hodge,Doe Mayer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603606
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 9410
Five keys to creating authentic, distinctive work, whether you are a student, professional or simply love making films on your own For Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out, three professors at the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television interviewed fifteen outstanding filmmakers, then distilled their insights into the "Five I's" of creativity. Learn how to: • Uncover your unique creative voice (Introspection) • Work from real-life observations and experience (Inquiry) • Draw on your nonconscious wells of creativity (Intuition) • Strengthen your creative collaborations (Interaction) • Communicate at the deepest level with your audience (Impact) This comprehensive approach provides practical exercises that will enrich and transform your work, whether you are looking for a story idea, lighting a set, editing a scene or selecting a music cue. The participating filmmakers, who have collectively won or been nominated for 39 Oscars and 27 Emmys, are: Anthony Minghella, writer-director (The English Patient); Kimberly Peirce, writer-director (Boys Don't Cry); John Lasseter, writer-director-producer (Toy Story); John Wells, writer-producer (ER); Hanif Kureishi, writer (My Beautiful Laundrette); Pamela Douglas, writer (Between Mother and Daughter); Renee Tajima-Pe?a, director-producer (My America...or, Honk If You Love Buddha); Ismail Merchant, producer (The Remains of the Day); Jeannine Oppewall, production designer (L.A. Confidential); Conrad L. Hall, cinematographer (American Beauty); Kathy Baker, actor (Picket Fences); Walter Murch, sound designer-editor (Apocalypse Now); Lisa Fruchtman, editor (The Right Stuff); Kate Amend, editor (Into the Arms of Strangers); and James Newton Howard, composer (The Sixth Sense).

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Film Directing Shot by Shot

Visualizing from Concept to Screen
Author: Steven Douglas Katz
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780941188104
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 366
View: 7534
"A complete catalogue of visual techniques and their stylistic implications for both the filmmaker and videomaker -- 'a text book' -- which enables working filmmakers (as well as screenwriters and others) to expand their stylistic knowledge"--P. [4] of cover.

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Running the Show

The Essential Guide to Being a First Assistant Director
Author: Liz Gill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240821467
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
View: 5802
Whether it's a crew of two hundred shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of twelve filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong First Assistant Director (AD) at its helm. In Running the Show, veteran First AD Liz Gill walks you through the entire filmmaking process through the perspective of the First AD, from pre-production, shoot, wrap, and all in between. This essential guide is the only book that gives you the first hand knowledge to become a successful first assistant director Learn the tricks-of-the-trade such as breaking down a script, creating a schedule, and organizing test shoots from a First Assistant Director who's seen and done it all Understand important elements like turnaround, weather cover, split days, overtime, continuous days and much more Learn how to run the shoot, the set, your department and the cast and crew, from directing the director to training a PA Companion website includes sample schedules and budget templates, along with other materials you can use for your very own movie (www.runningtheshowbook.com)

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The Film Director Prepares

A Complete Guide to Directing for Film and Tv
Author: Myrl A. Schreibman
Publisher: Lone Eagle
ISBN: 9780307875334
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 2474
• Insider author gives no-nonsense advice • Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in film From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors won’t learn in school. With topics including working with actors, using the camera to tell a story, setting mood, staging, maintaining performance levels, covering shots, and directing for different mediums, The Film Director Prepares will leave new directors truly prepared for their careers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Foreword by Ang Lee
Author: Lenore DeKoven
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136068937
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 216
View: 5797
This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. There is material on constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; film vs. theater procedures as well as the actor and the camera. Distilling difficult concepts and a complex task to their simplest form, the author explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior. The author's discussion of creative problems she has encountered or anticipated after years of experience, and her suggested solutions and exercises, are immediately useful. Additionally, hear what the actors have to say in excerpts from interviews with such acclaimed actors as Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Glenn Close, Robert Redford, Christopher Walken, Julianne Moore, and Michael Douglas (to name a few) who discuss their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director.

    • Business & Economics

101 Things I Learned ® in Film School


Author: Neil Landau
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446569585
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 212
View: 9445
How to set a scene? What's the best camera angle? How does the new technology interact with scenes? And how does one even get the financing to make a movie? These basic questions and much more are all covered in this exquisite packaged book on the film industry and making movies as a profession. Written by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to know about the inner-workings of this industry. Whether it's someone who wants to make movies as a full-timecareer, or just someone who is interested in film, this book covers it all.

    • Motion pictures

Directing Feature Films

The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers, and Actors
Author: Mark W. Travis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780941188432
Category: Motion pictures
Page: 402
View: 5532
Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the screen.

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Digital Filmmaking 101

An Essential Guide to Producing Low-budget Movies
Author: Dale Newton,John Gaspard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781932907230
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 291
View: 435
Digital Filmmaking 101 reveals the secrets of making professional-quality digital moviemaking on ultra-low budgets.

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Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business

Tools and Tricks for Today's Directors, Writers, and Actors
Author: Dean Silvers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062280074
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 9818
A highly successful, award-winning independent producer shares his funny, practical, and innovative approach to breaking into film or television, whether you want to direct, act, write, or produce It doesn't take film school or expensive, high-tech equipment to make a brilliant—and marketable—movie today, says successful maverick producer Dean Silvers. For aspiring filmmakers, it's easier than ever to produce—and sell—their work. Secrets of Breaking into the Film and TV Business is packed with concrete, proven advice to help you follow in the footsteps of today's cinematic giants, many of whom broke out with runaway independent successes. Drawing from his own experience as a filmmaker, Silvers offers essential tips and a wealth of invaluable knowledge about every aspect of the moviemaking business, from Internet shorts to how to adapt, option, and collaborate on feature-length films (with shoestring budgets).

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Moviemakers' Master Class

Private Lessons from the World's Foremost Directors
Author: Laurent Tirard
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780571211029
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 215
View: 5200
Features interviews with twenty of the world's top film directors to reveal techniques, approaches, and visions, in a volume that includes discussions with such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Lars Von Trier, Bernardo Bertolucci, Laurent Tirard, Woody Allen, Tim Burton, and John Woo. Original.

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Friendly Enemies

Maximizing the Director-actor Relationship
Author: Delia Salvi
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823079445
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 262
View: 9927
Salvi dissects the actor/director relationship, including actors' needs and fears, problems directors bring to productions, casting and rehearsal procedures, and managing problems on the set.