"I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images." - Ingmar Bergman
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Anatomy of Film. Dick, Bernard F.
Complete Guide to Standard Script Formats - Part II Haag, Judith H.
A DIRECTOR'S METHOD FOR FILM AND TELEVISION, Ron Richards
Directors on Directing: Source Book of the Modern Theater; Cole, Toby
Film Director's Team, The: A Practical Guide for Production Managers, Assistant Directors, and All Filmmakers; SILVER, ALAIN & WARD, ELIZABETH
FILM AND ITS TECHNIQUES; Spottiswoode, Raymond.
Film Sense; Eisenstein, Sergei M.
THE FIVE C'S OF CINEMATOGRAPHY; MASCELLI, Joseph V. (Introduction Arthur C. Miller).
How to Prepare a Production Budget for Film & Video Tape; Costa, Sylvia Allen
How to shoot a movie & video story: the technique of pictorial continuity, rev & enlarged ed Gaskill, Arthur L. and Englander, David A.
The Independent Film and Videomakers Guide; Wiese, Michael
Ingmar Bergman Directs; Simon, John
Making Movies. Lumet, Sidney
On Screen Directing. Dmytryk, Edward
Sidney Lumet: Film and Literary Vision. [LUMET, SIDNEY] BOWLES, STEPHEN E.
THE TECHNIQUE OF FILM EDITING. REISZ, Karel.
VIDEOTAPE EDITING: A POSTPRODUCTION PRIMER; BROWNE, STEVEN E.
the Work of the Film Director; Reynertson, A.J.
[B&N out of print books]
FILM DIRECTING online; if in class, must subscribe!
Directors Forum: if in class, I recommend to subscribe!
KEY TERMS: Glossary
Method for Directors?
ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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How to Read a FilmSubscribe to Open Class @ 200x Aesthetics
Film & Video Directing (Spring 2004): textbook Grammar of the Film Language by Daniel Arijon
* NEWS: * Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low Budget Movies (Paperback) 0941188337 *
SummaryMy notes on the textbook (pp.) will be posted during the semester.
QuestionsMindstar has released a free script writing software package. The Cinergy Script Editor is available as a standalone program, or built-in to the larger Cinergy Motion Picture Production System. The script editor creates industry standard formatting for motion picture scripts. Scripts created with the Cinergy Script Editor are immediately compatible with the production management features of Cinergy Version 5. The free download at cinergy
Andrey Tarkovsky: Sculpting in Time : Reflections on the Cinema
Michael Chekhov acting
Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low Budget Movies (Paperback) 0941188337
Recommended reading (short list)
Fall 2006: Directing by Rabiger 3rd. ed.[ notes on each chapter with the hyperlinks ]
Textbook Spring 2004: Grammar of the Film Language, Daniel ArijonBooks Directories: Theatre Books, Film and online film books and (links).
1. Film Language as a System of Visual CommunicationIntro
Beginnings of film language
Forms of film expression
Defining out aims
2. The Importance of Parallel Film Editing(Montage)
Two basic types
Action and Reaction
Peak moments and the understanding
How parallel editing is obtained
A wider perspective
3. Defining the Basic ToolsNewsreel
Three types of scene
Elements of film grammar
Types of editing
Centre of interest alternates
The Triangle PrincipleBasic body position
Line of interest
[ I have to comment only on the most important pages in your reading. ]
5. Dialogue Between Two Players... pp.50-74 -- the cases.
6. Three-Player Dialogue... [ 5-6-7 chapters must be read together, exerc. in class ]
7. Dialogue Involving Four or More Persons... One, Two, Three, Many -- principle ideas.
8. Editing Patterns for Static Dialogue Scenespp.135: Sequences -- segmentation ideas (again).
9. The Nature of Screen Motion* Should I move this and the two chapters after to the top of the course?
10. Cutting After the Movementp.178: if you get this idea of cut, you understood "montage"!
11. Motion Inside the Screen...
12. Motion Into and Out of Shot... This and the nest chapter are the showcases again.
13. Player "A" moves towards Player "B"[ maybe I should skip some chapters all together. ]
14. Using Master Shots to Cover Motions on the Screen...
15. Irregular Cases...16. Player "A" moves away from Player "B"
17. Players Move Together...
18. Solving Difficult Editing Situations...
19. Other Types of Motion...
20. Twenty Basic Rules for Camera... Movement and the camera (380)
Basic guidelines for camera movement
21. The Panning Camera...
22. The Travellibg Camera...
23. Camera Crane and the Zoom...
24. Action Scenes... Standard formulas
The subjective point of view
Five ways of enhancing visula action
Reaching a visual climax
Breaking the climatic action into several shots
High speed and slow motion
Follow focus technique
25. Editing in the Camera... Pre-planning (502)
The pause between movements
The change of zone
26. Moving from Zone to Zone...
27. Combined Techniques... Shot by shot editing
Merging the techniques
28. Film Punctuation...Transtion from scene to scene: fade out-- fate in
White-outs and color fades
Use of dark areas
Question and answer
A movement in the same direction
Substitution of an object
A deceptive visula match
Cutting around a prop
A sudden close up
Transition by parallel editing
Jump cuts as punctuation
Jumps cuts as time transitions
Selected peaks of action
Inaction as punctuation
Sinle shots as pauses in narration
An entire sequence used as a narrative pause
Dark screen used as punctuation
Punctuation by camera motion
For SCRIPT analysis see Books Page in its directory. The same with METHOD acting or Biomechanics (how to work with actors). If you need the bacis of theatry, go to 200X Aesthetics and check the reading list (All directories are listed in the floating frame -- tope left, in the end).
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Bone, Jan & Johnson, Ron 1993. Understanding the Film. An introduction to film appreciation. National Textbook Company
Field, Syd: Screenplay 1984. The Foundations of Screenwriting. Dell Publishing
Goodell, Gregory 1998: Independent Feature Film Production - A Complete Guide From Concept Through Distribution. St. Martin's Griffin, NewYork
Katz, Steven D. 1991. Film Directing. Shot by Shot. Visualizing from Concept to Screen. Michael Wiese Productions
Katz, Steven D 1992. Film Directing. Cinematic Motion. A Workshop for Staging Scenes. Michael Wiese Productions
McKee, Robert 1997. Story. Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting. Methuen
Reisz, Karel & Millar, Gavin 1991. The Technique of Film Editing. Focal Press
Singleton, Ralph S. 1991. Film Scheduling. Lone Eagle Publishing Company
Browne, Steven E. 1992. Film - Video Terms and Concepts. Focal Press
Everill, Neil 1994. The Camcorder and Video Production Dictionary. Pentland Press
IMDb Film Glossary [us.imdb.com/Glossary]
ArtSigns - The online BSL/English glossary for art and design [www.artsigns.ac.uk/home_glossary.asp]
Bordwell, David 1985. Narration in the Fiction Film. The University of Wisconsin Press
Campbell, Joseph 1972. Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton Univ Press
Hiltunen, Ari 2002. Aristotle in Hollywood: The Anatomy of Successful Storytelling. Intellect Books.
Staiger, Janet (edit.) 1995. The Studio System. Rutgers
Grodal, Torben 1997. Moving Pictures - A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition. Oxford University Press.
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