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Between the Scenes

Between the Scenes
Your Price: $35.50 CDN
Author: Jeffrey Michael Bays
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 137
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1615931694
ISBN-13: 9781615931699

About the Book:

"The craft of scene transitions is the best kept secret in storytelling. Up until now it has been a hidden art form, relegated to the realm of instinct." — Stephen Gaghan, director, from the introduction to Between the Scenes

Even while filmmakers Stephen Gaghan, Ron Howard, and Walter Murch have championed their artistic importance, scene transitions represent something wholly essential but not fully understood. This is an almost secret aspect of filmmaking, capable of evoking powerful emotions in your audience, that you need to understand and employ in your films.

Between the Scenes: What Every Film Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know About Scene Transitions delivers a fresh approach to film directing, screenwriting, and editing. Once you've got your scenes planned out, this book steps in by shifting your focus to how your individual sequences and scenes connect to each other. You'll find new ways to create emotional feelings in your audience. From location choices, to character movement between scenes, to the use of music, scene transitions are where the meat is in your story, and now you'll discover a new pallet of creative possibilities.

What people say:

"Between the Scenes is the first book to deal solely with the art of cinematic transitions. Whether writing, directing, or editing, you'll find this practical text devoted to helping your strengthen the impact of your film by eliciting the right emotional connection from your audience." — Greg Marcks, director of 11:14 and Echelon Conspiracy

"Between the Scenes is a thorough roadmap to proper, more powerful scene transitioning. An important tool for student and professional screenwriters alike." — Rod Hamilton, producer, Dirty Love

"Between the Scenes is a must-have book. It is full of ideas and inspiration! It cuts out the film school mumbo jumbo and shows anyone who writes, directs, or edits how they can use transitions to take their film to the next level." — Theresa Villeneuve, Professor of Film, Citrus College

About the Author:

Jeffrey Michael Bays is the author of two filmmaking books: Between the Scenes and Suspense With a Camera. He is best known for writing and producing the award-winning radio satire Not From Space on XM Satellite Radio. This pioneering audio production was recently listed by Time Out magazine as among the top five essential radio plays of all time. As a leading expert on Alfred Hitchcock's techniques for over a decade, he frequently teaches suspense workshops, and is a contributor to MovieMaker Magazine.