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Film Directing Fundamentals: See Your Film Before Shooting

Film Directing Fundamentals: See Your Film Before Shooting
Your Price: $60.50 CDN
Author: Nicholas T. Proferes
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 318
Pub. Date: 2008
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 0240809408
ISBN-13: 9780240809403
About the Book:

Film Directing Fundamentals by Nicholas Proferes is an excellent book, which shows how to break down a script, get a schedule, and shoot.

Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen.

Using the script as a blueprint, Nicholas Proferes leads you through specific techniques to analyze and translate its components into a visual story. A sample screenplay is included that explicates the techniques.

Film Directing Fundamentals assumes no knowledge and thus introduces basic concepts and terminology. Appropriate for screenwriters, aspiring directors and filmmakers, Film Directing Fundamentals helps you bring your story to life on screen.

What people say:

"Just bring your talent, add a touch of luck, and the rest you will find in this book." — Milos Forman, Director One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt

"Nick Proferes doesn't tell you how to direct, which would be as silly as telling you what to direct. Instead, he does something much more valuable: He explains how directors actually think their way though the job." — James Schamus, Associate Professor of Film at Columbia University, producer and screenwriter The Ice Storm and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

"An admirable overview of the nuts and bolts of directing, Film Directing Fundamentals takes a unique approach in discussing the craft… Full of interesting observations, this book could be a welcome addition to the aspiring director's bookshelf." — Videomaker Magazine

"Few of the many textbooks on film directing make the art as clear and accessible — while still addressing its complicated nature — as Nicholas T. Proferes' Film Directing Fundamentals. Proferes is a veteran academic with hands-on experience as a professional filmmaker — a combination that is evident on every page of his book and which allows him to present theories that have obvious applications to real-world directing situations." — Jim Hemphill for American Cinematographer Magazine

About the Author:

Nicholas Proferes is Professor of Film at the Film Division, School of the Arts, Columbia University where he has taught directing for more than 25 years. He has worked extensively in the film industry as a director, cameraman, editor, and producer in both documentary and dramatic/narrative films.