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Suspense with a Camera: A Filmmaker's Guide to Hitchcock's Techniques

Suspense with a Camera: A Filmmaker's Guide to Hitchcock's Techniques
Your Price: $38.95 CDN
Author: Jeffrey Michael Bays
Foreword by: Ryan Connolly
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 220
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 1615932739
ISBN-13: 9781615932733

About the Book:

Suspense with a Camera brings the secrets of suspense out of the shadows. For the sci-fi world-builder, the comedy scribe, or the drama craftsman, this book is written by a leading expert on Hitchcock techniques for any screenwriter and director who wants to bolster their audience’s attention. After all, in today’s busy world, preventing audience boredom is more important than ever. Now you have an easy guidebook for making your stories more captivating, spine tingling, and suspenseful.

Suspense With a Camera is filled with insights on crafting suspense for the screen never published before – revelations that go far beyond the cliché knives, corpses, and blondes that many associate with Hitchcock. Suspense is such a basic part of storytelling it can even be used in romantic comedy!

How did Hitchcock manipulate his audience into a state of frenzy? Hitchcock scholar Jeffrey Michael Bays has made this question his life's mission, and is here to share his top tips for escalating suspense and leaving your audience begging for more. Ideal for filmmakers of all kinds, these tips from his suspense workshops will enhance everyone's creative works – shorts, web series, TV episodes, and features.

Suspense With a Camera also includes:

• Q&A with Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass
• Q&A with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg
• Q&A with editor of Bourne Identity Saar Klein
• Q&A with indie filmmaker William Dickerson

What people say:

"Suspense with a Camera is the new filmmaking bible for any director who wants to gain access to Alfred Hitchcock's suspenseful bag of tricks." — Alex Ferrari, Founder of Indie Film Hustle

"Bays' passion for Hitchcock and his techniques is so contagious." — Caleb Hammond, MovieMaker Magazine

"Jeffrey Michael Bays is the ultimate expert regarding Hitchcock's masterful filmmaking." — Laurie Scheer, author, The Writer's Advantage

"A powerful reminder of the wisdom that can be gained from studying the greats." — Michael Koehler, Lights Film School

"Should be mandatory reading for both aspiring and seasoned filmmakers." — Adam Roche, Secret History of Hollywood Podcast

About the Author:

Jeffrey Michael Bays is the author of two filmmaking books: Between the Scenes and Suspense With a Camera. He is best known for writing and producing the award-winning radio satire Not From Space on XM Satellite Radio. This pioneering audio production was recently listed by Time Out magazine as among the top five essential radio plays of all time. As a leading expert on Alfred Hitchcock's techniques for over a decade, he frequently teaches suspense workshops, and is a contributor to MovieMaker Magazine.