This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films.

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240818450

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 517

View: 423


This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories with your cast, hone your narrative skills, and develop your artistic identity. This book shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The companion web site includes teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires. * Updated and revised edition of the bestselling, most comprehensive guide to the technical and creative aspects of film directing: a complete education in a book * Loaded with practical exercises and immersive projects, with a companion website featuring teaching notes, hands-on exercises, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires * Expanded sections on pre-production, lenses, the emotional and tonal implications of shot size, composition, perspective, visual and sound proximity, and screencraft--the core of the director's art * Completely updated and expanded film examples and references, including classics, recent indie films, and foreign films

Directing Beckett

Anyway , my aim is to continue his way of directing ... lo : To remain loyal to his ... AL : To what Beckett suggested , to the Beckett canon of directing .

Author: Lois Oppenheim

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472084364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 310


Interviews with and essays by twenty-two prominent directors of Samuel Beckett's work.



Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations


ISBN: STANFORD:36105050425094

Category: Deportation

Page: 42

View: 100



DIRECTING Bresson, Robert. Notes on the Cinematographer. Los Angeles: Green Integer Books, 1997. Crisp, Mike. The Practical Director 2nd Ed. Boston: Focal ...

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136042508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 560

View: 180


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 well as for aspiring and current directors, Directing covers all phases of preproduction and production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, Directing guides the reader to professional standards of expression and control, and goes to the heart of what makes a director. The book outlines a great deal of practical work to meet this goal, with projects, exercises. The third edition emphasizes the connection between knowing and doing, with every principle realizable through projects and exercises. Much has been enhanced and expanded, notably: aspects of dramaturgy; beats and dramatic units; pitching stories and selling one's work; the role of the entrepreneurial producer; and the dangers of embedded moral values. Checklists are loaded with practical recommendations for action, and outcomes assessment tables help the reader honestly gauge his or her progress. Entirely new chapters present: preproduction procedures; production design; script breakdown; procedures and etiquette on the set; shooting location sound; continuity; and working with a composer. The entire book is revised to capitalize on the advantages offered by the revolutionary shift to digital filmmaking.

The Art and Craft of Play Directing

These are not the only books about directing and directors that have been written, but most have bibliographies and notes that will lead the curious reader ...

Author: David Stevens


ISBN: 9781300888482

Category: Art

Page: 86

View: 737


Theatre is an interpretive art based upon a director's emotional reaction to reading a play and imagining a production of that play. Before the audience experiences the production, the director must go through a process, part art and part craft, to create it. This book is intended to introduce undergraduate students with a solid theatre background to that process. Stevens includes chapters covering theatre and art, the interpretation of the script, composition and movement, working with actors, and matters of style. Each chapter contains exercises in order for students to consolidate what they have learned. The complete text of John Millington Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is included as an example and study text, and Stevens relates many examples from his own rich directing background. Twenty production photos, two sample floor plans, and numerous diagrams round out the text. The study of directing is a life-long project, and in this book Stevens provides a basis for that study.

Directing for Animation

It's like directing in slow motion. At my college, CalArts, there were no courses in directing in the animation department and no discussion about how to ...

Author: Tony Bancroft

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136126543

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 891


There’s no class in art school that can teach you this. Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to directing a great animated film than beautiful illustrations and cool characters. You need to bring out your inner creative visionary and take your savvy leadership skills to the front lines - being great with a pencil, brush, or stylus is not enough. Tony Bancroft released his inner creative visionary when creating Mulan. In Directing for Animation he shows you exactly how. Pull the right strings to bring your characters to life and center your story by developing the visual cues that lend to your audiences understanding of the plot, place, and purpose. Tony walks you through the process, bringing you behind the scenes of real, well-known projects - with a little help from some famous friends. Learn from the directors of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Ice Age, Chicken Run, and Kung Fu Panda, and see how they developed stories and created characters that have endured for generations. Get the inside scoop behind these major features...pitfalls and all.

Film Directing Shot by Shot

This international best-seller is filled with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to expand their stylistic knowledge.

Author: Steven Douglas Katz

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0941188108

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 366

View: 337


This international best-seller is filled with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters who want to expand their stylistic knowledge.

Digital Cinematography Directing

This chapter will help you develop your directing skills by first taking a look at situations that traditional directors deal with on each project.

Author: Dan Ablan

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132798204

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 849


digital Cinematography and Directing is unlike any other cinematography or directing book you've seen. This book was written entirely for 3D animators. Based on real-world photographic and cinematic principles, it teaches you essential skills and concepts that you can apply to any industry 3D application, such as LightWave 3D, Softimage XSI, 3ds max, CINEMA 4D, Maya, and other leading programs. This book does not focus on using software but rather teaches you how to understand and use the camera within your 3D application. Master focal lengths, f-stops, and apertures within your 3D aplication. Learn how pre-production planning can guide and enhance your project by applying essential storyboarding techniques. Use light as not only an illumination source, but as a tool for cinematic storytelling. Learn how to direct your digital cast with proper staging techniques "Dan Ablan's years of innovating digital production techniques and his undeniable expertise at teaching CGI, FX, and Film, makes digitalCinematography and Directing a must-have!" -Dave Adams, Dreamworks.

Fundamentals of Play Directing

Years of experience along the line of the instinctive directing will seldom develop directors who can reproduce a play's inherent quality or ones who show ...

Author: Alexander Dean

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478608493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

View: 556


This landmark work has influenced generations of stage directors and is considered the most influential treatment of the art of directing. Both theoretical and practical, Fundamentals of Play Directing offers content and information on the major technical and visual issues of stage directing that beginning directors will find invaluable. Following introductory chapters, readers are introduced to the basicsplay analysis, basic technique for the actor, and the directors media. These chapters form an essential preparation for an in-depth examination of the five fundamentals of play directing that make up the core of the text: composition, picturization, movement, rhythm, and pantomimic dramatization.

Basics Film Making 03 Directing Fiction

Bloom, M – Thinking Like a Director: A Practical Handbook (Faber and Faber, 2001) • Crisp, M – Directing Single Camera Drama (Focal Press, 1992) • Dmytryk, ...

Author: Robert Edgar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9782940439393

Category: Photography

Page: 184

View: 821


Basics Film-Making: Directing Fiction introduces the essential aspects of the directorial process, focusing on the requirements of short films while also drawing on classic examples from the world of feature films. It looks at the tricky balancing act of art and business, offering guidelines and basic principles rather than instructions. Divided into the three key stages of the film-making process - pre-production, production and postproduction, the book provides students with a framework to begin directing their own productions. The chapters are interspersed with case studies investigating the working practices of leading professionals such as Robert Rodriguez, and Mike Leigh.

Studio Television Production and Directing

ASSISTANT DIRECTING The process of managing the technical requirements of a live television newscast falls primarily to the Director.

Author: Andrew Utterback

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317680338

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 722


Master the fundamentals of studio production procedure and become an effective leader on set. Gain fluency in essential studio terms and technology and acquire the skills you need to make it in the industry. Elegant, accessible, and to the point, the second edition of Andrew H. Utterback’s Studio Television Production and Directing is your back-to-the-basics guide to studio-based lighting, set design, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio capture, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing. Whether you are an established studio professional or a student looking to enter the field, this book provides you with the technical expertise you need to successfully coordinate live or taped studio television in the digital age. This new edition has been updated to include: A UK/Euro focused appendix, enhancing the book’s accessibility to students and professionals of television production around the world An advanced discussion of the job of the Director and the Command Cue Language Fresh discussion of tapeless protocols in the control room, Media Object Server newsroom control software (iNews), editing systems, switcher embedded image store, and DPM (DVE) Brand new sections on UHDTV (4K), set design, lighting design, microphones, multiviewers, media asset management, clip-servers, and the use of 2D and 3D animation Expanded coverage of clip types used in ENG and video journalism (VO, VO/SOT, and PKG) An all new companion website ( with pre-recorded lectures by the author, sample video clips, an expanded full color image archive, vocabulary flashcards, and more Note: the companion website is still under development, but in the meantime the author's filmed lectures are all freely available on Youtube:

The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

Why a directing text? Or, more pointedly, why THIS directing text? There are so many wonderful texts available to the student director, what makes this one ...

Author: Paul B. Crook

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317364542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 884


The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a practical and theoretical foundation for directors, this book explores how to craft an artistic vision for a production, and sparks inspiration in directors to put their learning into practice. This book includes: Guidance through day-to-day aspects of directing, including a director’s skillset and tools, script analysis, and rehearsal structure. Advice on collaborating with production teams and actors, building communication skills and tools, and integrating digital media into these practices. Discussion questions and practical worksheets covering script analysis, blocking, and planning rehearsals, with downloadable versions on a companion website.

The Director and Directing

The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre assesses how the director can be conceived as a figure who operates as a ...

Author: Adam J. Ledger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137407672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 294


This book critically assesses the artistry of contemporary directors. Its discussion includes the work of Declan Donnellan, Thomas Ostermeier, Deborah Warner, Simon Stone and Krzysztof Warlikowski. Alongside the work of wider theorists (Patrice Pavis and Erika Fischer-Lichte), it uses neuroaesthetic theory (Semir Zeki) and cognitive and creative process models to offer an original means to discuss the performance event, emotion, brain structures and concepts, and the actor’s body in performance. It offers first-hand observation of rehearsals led by Katie Mitchell, Ivo van Hove, Carrie Cracknell and the Steppenwolf Theatre. It also explores devising in relation to the work of Simon McBurney and contemporary groups, and scenography in relation to the work of Dmitry Krymov, Robert Wilson and Robert Lepage. The Director and Directing argues that the director creates a type of knowledge, ‘reward’ and ‘resonant experience’ (G. Gabrielle Starr) through instinctive and expert choices.

Directing Shakespeare in America

Directing colloquiums were set up at Southern Methodist University and the University of Illinois where professional directors demonstrated their work for ...

Author: Charles Ney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474289702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 674


This unique and comprehensive study reviews the practice of leading American directors of Shakespeare from the late nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century. Charles Ney examines rehearsal and production records, as well as evidence from diaries, letters, autobiographies, reviews and photographs to consider each director's point of view when approaching Shakespeare and the differing directorial tools and techniques employed in significant productions in their careers. Directors covered include Augustin Daly, David Belasco, Arthur Hopkins, Orson Welles, Margaret Webster, B. Iden Payne, Angus Bowmer, Craig Noel, Jack O'Brien, Tyronne Guthrie, John Houseman, Allen Fletcher, Michael Kahn, Gerald Freedman, Joseph Papp, Stuart Vaughan, A. J. Antoon, JoAnne Akalaitis, Paul Barry, Tina Packer, Barbara Gaines, William Ball, Liviu Ciulei, Garland Wright, Mark Lamos, Ellis Rabb and Julie Taymor. Directing Shakespeare in America: Historical Perspectives offers readers an understanding of the context from which contemporary practitioners operate, the aesthetic philosophies to which they subscribe and a description of their rehearsal methods.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

... Film, andStillPhotography Focal Press: Boston P.P. Miller, 1990 ScriptSupervision andFilm Continuity Focal Press: Boston DIRECTING M. Caine, ...

Author: Peter Rea

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317908746

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 468

View: 187


Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their separate roles must work together to create a successful short film or video. Through extensive examples from award-winning shorts and insightful interviews, you will learn about common challenges the filmmakers encountered during each step of filmmaking process—from preproduction to production, postproduction, and distribution—and the techniques they used to overcome them. In celebrating this book’s twentieth anniversary, this edition has been updated to include: Two all-new, in-depth cases studies of esteemed short films—Memory Lane and the Academy Award-winning God of Love A revised chapter progression that reinforces the significance of the actor - director relationship Interviews with the filmmakers integrated alongside the text, as well as new images and behind-the-scenes coverage of production processes Revamped sections on current financing strategies, postproduction workflows, and the wide variety of distribution platforms now available to filmmakers A "Where are They Now" appendix featuring updates on the original filmmakers covered in the first edition An expanded companion website ( containing useful forms and information on distributors, grants and financing sources, film and video festivals, film schools, internet sources for short works, and professional associations

Directing an Independent Film

Directing a film is one of the most amazing experiences you can achieve. From directing a short to your first feature is a series of learning curves, ...

Author: James F Simpson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244808525

Category: Performing Arts


View: 790


All you need to know about directing an independent film. James Simpson has over thirty films experience, with films starring actors including Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Charlize Theron to name a few. This book details useful tips in directing a film, whether this is your first film or you are an experienced director. Techniques for getting the most from your actors and crew and avoiding the pitfalls that can give you avoidable problems. It covers all the stages and includes a breakdown of the film festivals and contact details. A must for any film maker. Everything you need to know from concept to screening.

Directing Your Destiny

But we need to be aware of those warnings , because they point us to the destiny we are directing . These signals come to us because of the idea I mentioned ...

Author: Jennifer Grace

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781401941871

Category: Self-Help

Page: 163

View: 963


If you were given the chance to write your own future, and direct your own destiny, how would your life change? In this book, the author shares her insights - as a classically trained theatrical actress, screenwriter and filmmaker - to allow everyone the opportunity to write, produce, and direct the movie of their lives.

Directing and Producing for Television

Directing and producing for television with a multi-camera approach takes skill, innovation, and precise planning. This book gives you the tools you need to effectively direct and produce television.

Author: Ivan Cury

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240812939

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 712


Directing and producing for television with a multi-camera approach takes skill, innovation, and precise planning. This book gives you the tools you need to effectively direct and produce television. The conversational style of the book includes instructional anecdotes scattered throughout each chapter, showing you how to avoid common pitfalls in directing for television and how to create excellent programs. Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including panel discussions, demonstrations, music, commercials, PSAs, news, documentaries, reality television, remote broadcasts, and sports. Written with both the director and producer in mind, but particularly relevant for the television director, Directing and Producing for Television gives a comprehensive overview of the facility (studio, control room, and support areas) and details the various jobs and personnel involved in television programs. In-depth coverage of script formats, schedules, and routines, along with a core focus on fundamental principles behind directing for television, make this a complete guide for beginning television directors.

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing

Political directing: the Piscator approach It was this counterpoint and the extension to the stage action provided by the film that Piscator's directorial ...

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107354609

Category: Drama


View: 206


This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors, designers, other collaborators and audiences, and treatment of dramatic material. Offering a compelling analysis of theatrical practice, Christopher Innes and Maria Shevtsova explore the different rehearsal and staging principles and methods of such earlier groundbreaking figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Brecht, revising standard perspectives on their work. The authors analyse, as well, a diverse range of innovative contemporary directors, including Ariane Mnouchkine, Elizabeth LeCompte, Peter Sellars, Robert Wilson, Thomas Ostermeier and Oskaras Koršunovas, among many others. While tracing the different roots of directorial practices across time and space, and discussing their artistic, cultural and political significance, the authors provide key examples of the major directorial approaches and reveal comprehensive patterns in the craft of directing and the influence and collaborative relationships of directors.