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Directing Feature Films: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers and Actors

Directing Feature Films: The Creative Collaboration Between Directors, Writers and Actors
Your Price: $35.95 CDN
Author: Mark Travis
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 350
Pub. Date: 2002
ISBN-10: 0941188434
ISBN-13: 9780941188432
About the Book:

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.

Directing Feature Films is based on the methods Mark Travis has developed in his popular directing seminars. It is the revised edition of the best-selling The Director's Journey, and contains new material on all aspects of filmmaking, with an emphasis on collaboration.

As a director, you are in the center of a creative team of actors, writers, designers, producers, cameramen, special effects coordinators, editors and composers. How do you shepherd all these talented artists through the most chaotic, complex collaboration imaginable to share a single vision? How do you express the writer's intentions? And how do you keep the actors' performances fresh? Mark Travis answers these questions and more as he takes you through the entire creative process of filmmaking — from concept to completion.

Directing Feature Films is perhaps the most practical and accessible approach to film directing ever written and has become a staple text at film schools and production companies worldwide.

What people say:

"An eye-opening description of the work that needs to be done before one frame is filmed." — Screenwriter Magazine

"A must read for any serious professional." — Mark Rydell, Director: On Golden Pond

"With an astonishing clarity Mark Travis articulates the techniques and skills of film directing. Not only does the beginning student find invaluable guidance on all states of the directing process, but the experienced director will learn rational explanations for many of the things he may have only been doing intuitively." — John Badham, Director: Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Blue Thunder

"…demystifies the craft and will inspire anyone who's ever said 'what I really want to do is direct!" — Dennie Gordon, Director: Ally McBeal, The Practice

"Mark Travis taught me the things I need to know to be a director. [Directing Feature Films] is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the process." — Jennie Garth, Actress: Beverly Hills 90210

"It is rare to find a reference guide that has as its primary focus the director as a creative artist and visionary. For the experienced director, Directing Feature Films is an invaluable reminder of why the journey was first undertaken; for the beginning director, it is a compass that will hopefully set the course for the rewarding explorations to follow." — Asaad Kelada, Director: Who's The Boss, Family Ties, Dharma And Greg, Everybody Loves Raymond

About the Author:

Mark Travis is a sought-after consultant and teacher of film directing and independent filmmaking. For more than 10 years he has been sharing his techniques on writing, acting and directing. He has consulted on feature films and television projects at both the Studio level (MGM, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal Studios) and independents.