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Directing Single Camera Drama

Directing Single Camera Drama
Your Price: $82.50 CDN
Author: Mike Crisp
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 184
Pub. Date: 1998
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0240514785
ISBN-13: 9780240514789

About the Book:

An essential reference for theatre and documentary directors, moving into single camera directing.

Directing drama for the single camera is like no other form of Filmmaking, or any other medium involving actors. Experience in documentary or theatre may provide useful clues, but the techniques for drama film directors, although not basically complicated, are unique. Experienced directors in other spheres of directing will find this book invaluable if they wish to move into single camera drama, as will students setting out on their careers. Directing Single Camera Drama by Mike Crisp is a synthesis of the skills required to bring drama to the screen.

Directing drama for the single camera is like no other form of Filmmaking, or any other medium involving actors. Experience in documentary or theatre may provide useful clues, but the techniques for drama film directors, although not basically complicated, are unique. Experienced directors in other spheres of directing will find this book invaluable if they wish to move into single camera drama, as will students setting out on their careers. Directing Single Camera Drama is a synthesis of the skills required to bring drama to the screen.

A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of ten short film drama scripts which need only half a day's rehearsal and one short day's filming. Each have their various technical demands, and they are arranged in ascending order of dramatic and creative difficulty. They can be photocopied and used for non-broadcast training drama exercises.

Directing Single Camera Drama is :
• a valuable resource for students
• an essential reference for theatre and documentary directors, moving into single camera directing
• contains unique, photocopiable scripts for use as exercises

What people say:

"Directors in other spheres of directing who wish to move into single camera drama will find this book invaluable, as will students setting out on their careers." — Voice of the Listener

"...an essential reference for theatre, documentary and student directors moving into single-camera drama... This book will make your transition into the world of directing single camera drama a relatively painless and fun experience." — Focus magazine

"With the recent success of low budget, independent films, the art of directing the single camera drama has become quite popular. Mike Crisp ... has written this book as a resource for students, theater professionals and documentarians alike ... Crisp has done a great job of translating what it takes to bring drama to the screen. ." — Videomaker Magazine

About the Author:

Mike Crisp worked as Production Manager, and later Director, on many classic BBC TV series, such as Fawlty Towers, Porridge and Steptoe and Son. He was, for 10 years, a senior producer with the BBC's TV Training Department.