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Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, 2nd Edition

Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, 2nd Edition
Your Price: $49.95 CDN
Author: Bethany Rooney and Mary Lou Belli
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 368
Pub. Date: 2016
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1138948470
ISBN-13: 9781138948471
About the Book:

Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story, Second Edition offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include NCISNCIS New Orleans, NashvilleCriminal Minds and many more.

Here, in one volume, learn everything you need to know to become an excellent director, not merely a good one. Covering everything through prep, shoot, and post, the authors offer practical instruction on how to craft a creative vision, translate a script into a visual story, establish and maintain the look and feel of a television show or film, lead the cast and crew, keep a complex operation running on time and on budget, and effectively oversee editing and post-production. Directors Tell the Story provides behind-the-scenes access to the secrets of successful directors, as well as exercises that use original scripted material.

This newly updated edition features:
All-new "From the Experts" sections with insider info known only to working professionals
- Profiles of top film and TV luminaries with advice and tips
- Additional "How I Got My First Job" stories from directors currently in the trenches
- Useful instruction to help you put directing techniques into practice
- A companion website featuring directing tutorials and video interviews with the authors

What people say:

"This is a precise and smart book about directing in general and directing television specifically." - Sally Field, two-time Academy Award winning Actress

"As a new director, you are constantly feeling like you want a refresher course on things you've previously learned. The thing I love about Bethany and Mary Lou's book is that it's so accessible. It's packed with so many jewels that you employ throughout every stage of the director's process. I keep the book nearby whenever I'm starting a new project. From an actor's perspective, chapter 10 is invaluable. I wish it was mandatory for every director to read that chapter before their first day on the set." - Regina King, Actress, Director

"This is one of the most specific and detailed books about directing television I've ever read. As experts in directing both comedy and drama, and hundreds of television shows between them, the authors have deftly translated their years of practical knowledge and acquired skills to the page, giving insightful instructions that will benefit a television director on any level." - Jennifer Warren, Associate Professor of Practice and Chair of Directing Track, School of Cinematic Arts, USC, Chair of Board of Alliance of Women Directors

About the Authors:

Mary Lou Belli is a two-time Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and director as well as the author of two books - this one and Acting for Young Actors. She directed NCIS New Orleans, Monk, Hart of Dixie, The Game, Girlfriends, and The Wizards of Waverly Place. She teaches directing at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

Bethany Rooney has directed over two hundred episodes of prime-time network shows, including NCIS, The Originals, Nashville, NCIS New Orleans, and Criminal Minds. She teaches the Warner Brothers Directing Workshop and serves on numerous committees at the Directors Guild of America.

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