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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics

By Michael Rabiger

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as ...

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Directing the Documentary

By Michael Rabiger

Documentary films are directed, not just edited from random shots. They are also planned, as this nine-part book shows, taking the reader through pre- and post-production of a series of documentary pr...

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Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television

By Judith Weston

This is essential reading for anyone interested in directing or acting. Judith Weston's brilliance is to recognize that directors, actors, writers, and technicians are involved in a process that is at...

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★★★★

The Film Director's Team

By Alain Silver

I recieved this book as a gift, and got a lot from it. It is dated, and based mostly on West-coast studio work, (2 things I am not), but there was still a great deal of information for me to continue ...

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On Directing Film

By David Mamet

According to David Mamet, a film director must, above all things, think visually. Most of this instructive and funny book is written in dialogue form and based on film classes Mamet taught at Columbia...

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Setting Up Your Shots: Great Camera Moves Every Filmmaker Should Know

By Jeremy Vineyard, Jose Cruz

Setting Up Your Shots is a complete visual encyclopedia of creative camera set ups and moves every filmmaker and cinema fan will want to own. Over 100 storyboards with simple descriptions have been ...

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Film Directing, Cinematic Motion: A Workshop for Staging Scenes

By Steven D. Katz

A sequel to Steven Katz's Film Directing Shot by Shot, this book tackles specific problems of staging cinematic scenes. How should directors shoot scenes in confined spaces, such as small rooms or the...

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Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

By Steve Katz

Film Directing Shot by Shot offers a good introduction to the rudiments of film production. Steven D. Katz walks his readers through the various stages of moviemaking, advising them at every turn to v...

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