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Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films

Setting Up Your Scenes <em>The Inner Workings of Great Films</em> by Richard D. Pepperman Setting Up Your Scenes: The Inner Workings of Great Films
Your Price: $33.25 CDN
Author: Richard D. Pepperman
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 272
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 1932907084
ISBN-13: 9781932907087

About the Book:

The Inner Workings of Great Films....

Every great filmmaker has films which inspired him or her to greater and greater heights. Here, for the first time, is an awe-inspiring guide that takes you into the inner workings of classic scenes, revealing the aspects that make them great and the reasons they have served as inspirations.

An invaluable resource for screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, director, and editor, Richard Pepperman's book Setting Up Your Scenes uses examples from six decades of international films to illustrate what happens when story, character, dialogue, text, subtext, and set-ups come together to create cinematic magic.

Over 400 photos from 35 classic films illustrate this book. Use Setting Up Your Scenes to emulate the masters and watch your films rise to new heights.

What people say:

"Motion picture editors will love this book. …Inspired by Jeremy Vineyard's 'Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know' …The book is written with a great passion for the artistic complexities of motion picture storytelling..." — Editors Guild Magazine

"Richard D. Pepperman's 'Setting Up Your Scenes' holds over 400 selected movie frames in a wide-screen format to teach the basics of what impacts a classic scene. Screen writers, cinematographers and others will find here an excellent survey blending black and white classic scene shots with insights on story, scene, and great choices made to produce exceptional results." — Mid-West Book Review

"Pepperman takes a great approach. He presents the reader a track to further film exploration. Many of the films selected amount to some of my favorites. Others I've not heard of nor seen. I like when a book takes me to, or shows me, new things." — Larry Hillier, Cinematographer

"Richard Pepperman has inspired hundreds of film students. This book is a treasure of his many years of experience. 'Setting Up Your Scenes' raises the teaching of filmmaking to a higher level. This book may become to film students what Gray's Anatomy is to art students. If form and content matter, this book is required reading!" — Tony Ceglio, Former Director of Broadcasting: N.Y. Football Giants, Multiple Emmy Winning Producer / Director

About the Author:

Richard D. Pepperman has been a film editor for more than 40 years and a teacher for more than 30. He has edited numerous documentaries and has worked on more than 1,000 commercial spots.

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