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by Steven D. Katz

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Title:Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen (Michael Wiese Productions)
Authors:Steven D. Katz
Info:Focal Press (1991), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 366 pages
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Film Directing: Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen by Steven D. Katz (1991)



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Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. -- Jonathan Swift
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If you've ever seen a boy lying in the grass, eye-level with his toy soldiers, then you've seen the impulse that is the visual basis of the Hollywood movie. The boy is framing the action as a filmmaker might, eye-level with his miniature figures so that charge and retreat are all around him.
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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.

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"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.… (more)

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