Secrets of Screen Directing

This is an ideal resource for filmmaking students and early career directors to refer to when encountering a problem, as well as all those screen enthusiasts, actors and writers, who want to know what directors actually do.

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429647734

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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Secrets of Screen Directing: The Tricks of the Trade is a practical guide which bridges the gap between classroom learning and the realities of being on a set. Author Patrick Tucker uses insights and techniques gained from over 40 years of directing both screen and stage to open up the craft of effectively telling stories, exploring the reality of a directing career with practical day to day solutions and problem-solving methods for working directors. This book addresses the fact that most professional directors spend their careers directing other writers’ scripts, and deals with the practicalities of working on continuing dramas. Following the Director’s mantra of ‘show, not tell’ it contains over 300 illustrations, diagrams, paperwork examples and floor plans, with lists and charts throughout. Covering planning, preparation, and shooting a project, it delves beyond just script construction and into the nuts and bolts of screen directing. Directors at any level are always under huge time constraints, and this book provides immediate and simple solutions to working under such restrictions. This is an ideal resource for filmmaking students and early career directors to refer to when encountering a problem, as well as all those screen enthusiasts, actors and writers, who want to know what directors actually do.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Based on a revolutionary non-Method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer--anyone working in front of the cameras--gives excellent performances on screen.

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317579656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle and actors must 'fit' into the frame. Based on a revolutionary non-Method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer--anyone working in front of the cameras--gives excellent performances on screen. Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there towards the real. His step-by-step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested Screen Acting Checklist. As well as being completely updated to cover new techniques, film references and insights, this third edition now includes a set of Film Clip Time Codes for each film. These not only itemise the films discussed in each chapter, but also pinpoint the precise moments where each example can be found so that students, teachers, and professional actors can refer to them quickly and easily.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0878300414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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Secrets of Screen Acting, the first book of its kind, introduces both beginners and professionals alike to the art of on-screen acting. Patrick Tucker makes the distinction between acting for the stage and for the screen, explaining that the actor, instead of starting with what is real and trying to portray that on screen, should work with the realities of the shoot itself. Tucker has developed several screen acting courses, and this book is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field. Containing over 50 exercises, this book leads the reader step-by-step through the elements of effective screen acting.

Top Secrets for Writing Producing and Directing a Low Budget Short Film

The plan was to shoot the on-location shots first and then do the green screen
shots. ThoughI thought it would make more sense for the DP to be the director,
since he had a clear idea of what he wanted and had done green screen shots ...

Author: Gini Graham Scott

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468929300

Category: Performing Arts

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It's a comprehensive step-by-step overview of how to complete a low-budget short film and get it shown. It discusses how to write a short script, prepare it for production with a scene breakdown or storyboard, direct the film or work with a director, audition and cast the actors, participate in the shoot, work with an editor, and promote your film.

Both Sides of the Movie Camera

This book is a short cut to what many years of 'experience' in front of and behind the camera would eventually reveal of each other's reciprocal needs. 30 original short screenplays of varying genres and technical challenges have been ...

Author: Anthony Barnett

Publisher:

ISBN: 1913704394

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

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"Each screen director has a different path getting to the point when "Action!" and "Cut!!" are everyday occurrences, but the books on Directing and Acting tend to look and read the same. Anthony Barnett has come up with a new approach in his book with Q & A, answering the questions that will come up from potential directors and actors, rather than just giving them a slab of instructions. He has also tackled one of the hardest bottlenecks in the training of directors and actors, which is finding and giving them suitable texts to work on. The numerous scripts to be found in his book will be of immense value to the lecturer and student alike, as they can now easily find appropriate material to put pictures onto. Just as different working directors found different paths to working on a shoot, so this book finds different ways of helping potential directors and actors on their own journey". Patrick Tucker, director of over 200 dramas for the screen. Author of Secrets of Screen Acting (3rd Edition Routledge 2014) Secrets of Screen Directing (Routledge 2019) Directors: learn how to direct Actors for a screen performance. Actors: learn how to give a screen performance. Directors are often wary of actors and likewise actors of directors. Yet both need each other's skills to succeed. These skills need to be learnt by novice directors and actors - but what are they? This book is a short cut to what many years of 'experience' in front of and behind the camera would eventually reveal of each other's reciprocal needs. 30 original short screenplays of varying genres and technical challenges have been written for you to put your newly discovered skills into action. colour blind casting mostly 2 and 3 hander casts many suitable for gender to be changed Interactive QR codes of film examples throughout the book and a dedicated website www.bothsidesofthemoviecamera.film with pre-production resources, tutorials and frequent blogs

Darkest Secrets of Film Directing

The other half is what countermeasures to use in the face of disaster. Find the techniques you need here in this book. Learn how to not only manage events and people, but come through it with your film complete! . . . .

Author: Tom Marcoux

Publisher:

ISBN: 061581302X

Category:

Page: 216

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Directing movies promises vast rewards--but not for free. Traps and pitfalls await even the most talented, most skilled and hard-working director. "Darkest Secrets of Film Directing" by Tom Marcoux offers priceless knowledge. Knowledge of those traps lying ahead. More, he describes effective countermeasures with which to handle each one. Problems on set come in many forms. Directors need to spot them in advance and fix them as each arises. When the crew turns on you, a name actor goes through a breakdown mid-shoot, or the producer starts squeezing your budget--knowing all these and the rest of the 21 Darkest Secrets can happen is half the battle. The other half is what countermeasures to use in the face of disaster. Find the techniques you need here in this book. Learn how to not only manage events and people, but come through it with your film complete! . . . . "'Darkest Secrets of Film Directing' is a great course on the art and craft of film directing. It's especially helpful that Tom Marcoux reveals some important pitfalls you need to avoid." - Danek S. Kaus, Produced Screenwriter . . . . About Tom Marcoux as a Film Director: "When casting, film director Tom Marcoux's acting and improvisation skills shine as he works with actors." - Daniel Buhlman, film director and actor . . . . "Tom treats cast and crew with great respect. He listens to ideas, allows a lot of give and take. Many directors remain defensive, even touchy about their own ideas. Tom always seems more interested in seeing what others can bring to a project. His support helped me express the truth in my scenes. " - David MacDowell Blue, actor, screenwriter and author of The Annotated Carmilla

Make Your Own Damn Movie

From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

Author: Lloyd Kaufman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429976136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its current--and legendary--status as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film. As entertaining and funny as it is informative and insightful, Make Your Own Damn Movie! places Kaufman's radically low-budget, independent-studio style of filmaking directly in the reader's hands. Thus we learn how to: develop and write a knock-out screenplay; raise funding; find locations and cast actors; hire a crew; obtain equipment, permits, and music rights (all for little or no money); make incredible special effects for $0.79 each; charm, schmooze, and network while on the film-festival circuit; and, finally, make a bad actor act so bad it's actually good. From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

Directors Tell the Story

This text offers insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors.

Author: Bethany Rooney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240818733

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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This text offers insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors. They direct dramas and comedies using the same process that any movie director uses - just with less money and time. Covering everything from prep, the shoot and post, the authors emphasize how aspiring directors can develop a creative vision.

Secrets of Film Writing

Secrets of Film Writing takes you behind the scenes of feature and television writing and demystifies, once and for all, the Hollywood System.

Author: Tom Lazarus

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429937856

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Most books about screenplays instruct on three-act structure, character arcs, and how to format a script. But you already know all that. Secrets of Film Writing reveals a working writer's secrets-the tips, short cuts, tricks, and insider advice that will get your story down on paper, maximize your idea, and seduce your readers. Do you know why actors pick scripts out of a stack? Why montage sequences don't work? Why the traditional three-act structure is obsolete? Lazarus lifts the veil with dozens of secrets like these. Lazarus's insights and techniques will smooth and improve any screenwriter's process and will make any script more readable and ultimately more salable. Secrets of Film Writing takes you behind the scenes of feature and television writing and demystifies, once and for all, the Hollywood System.

Directing for Film and Television

Tells how to analyze a script, make budget decisions, develop a good working relationship with cast and crew, select a style, plan technical preparations, and handle unexpected problems

Author: Christopher Lukas

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: UOM:39015019949117

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 193

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Tells how to analyze a script, make budget decisions, develop a good working relationship with cast and crew, select a style, plan technical preparations, and handle unexpected problems

Kazan on Directing

Author: Elia Kazan

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307264770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

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From A Streetcar Named Desire to Death of a Salesman, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to On the Waterfront, Kazan's list of Broadway and Hollywood successes are among the twentieth-century's most profound productions, and the insights into these and other classic works are essential reading for anyone interested in American movies and theater.

Magill s Cinema Annual

Secrets and lies “Why do the people I love most in the world hate each other's
guts? ... now Secrets and Lies, which won To say that director Mike Leigh's latest
film, Secrets and Adopted daughter Hortense (Marianne Jean—Bapiste)
searches ...

Author: Beth A. Fhaner

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1578590434

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 695

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Magill's Cinema Annual offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the U.S. in 1997. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations. MPAA ratings, eight indexes, and most importantly its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

The Film Director s Intuition

Based on the author's experience of presenting directing and acting workshops around the world for over 10 years, this book is a creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets - instinct, ...

Author: Judith Weston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615932089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 389

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Based on the author's experience of presenting directing and acting workshops around the world for over 10 years, this book is a creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets - instinct, imagination and intuition.

Total Directing

Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television Tom Kingdon ... 319
second assistant director , 29 , 167 , 170 , 527 Second Moscow Arts Theater , 442
second take , 351 second unit , 180 second unit director , 29 Secrets and Lies ...

Author: Tom Kingdon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059124746

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 561

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This guide to directing films includes information on project development, screenplay analysis, choosing and working with a production team, auditioning and casting, script preparation, using the language of acting, and much more.

Award Monologues for Men

Containing more than 50 monologues taken from prize-winning plays written since 1980, 'Award Monologues for Men' provides the best range of up-to-date audition pieces for men.

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415428378

Category: Drama

Page: 181

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Award Monologues for Men is a collection of fifty monologues taken from plays written since 1980 that have been nominated for the Pullitzer Prize, the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards in New York, and The Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The book provides an excellent range of up-to-date audition pieces, usefully arranged in age groups, and is supplemented with audition tips to improve your acting, and to ensure you give your best possible performance.

Darkest Secrets of Making a Pitch for Film and Television

Buy this book now. Consider it Spring Training before the big game." - Danek S. Kaus, produced screenwriter, author of You Can Be Famous: Insider Secrets to Getting Free Publicity "Tom Marcoux is one of the most persuasive people I know.

Author: Tom Marcoux

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615928692

Category:

Page: 214

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Do you have a movie you want to make? Or a screenplay that you want produced? Are you going to pitch a project to a studio executive, producer, name actor or private investor? Pitching means asking producers, name actors, and studio executives for help. After gaining funds for a number of projects (one film went to the Cannes film market), Marcoux has compiled what worked and what didn't into this book. Much of it builds on his observations of dire mistakes, his own and others'. He alerts you to countermeasures to problems that pop up and how to solve them. Avoid the traps. When it comes to the vital skill of pitching your ideas, enrolling others into your vision, this book shows you the way. . . .Praise for this Book:"This insightful book shows you how to zing a curveball right past the parts of the Hollywood exec's brain that want to say no before you even make your pitch. In these pages you will learn what works when pitching, and more importantly, why, so you can get to YES much more often. Buy this book now. Consider it Spring Training before the big game." - Danek S. Kaus, produced screenwriter, author of You Can Be Famous: Insider Secrets to Getting Free Publicity "Tom Marcoux is one of the most persuasive people I know. He provides research-based methods so that you can get people to say 'Yes!' to your project. Get this book. It's a Must Read. I have hired Tom as my media coach and I'm thrilled with the results I've gained." - Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoeter, coach to CEOs and Olympic Gold Medalists "Tom gives you powerful methods so you easily gain rapport, trust, and active responsiveness from important people." - David Barron, coauthor of Power Persuasion . . . .Praise for Tom Marcoux's Previous Books in the Film/Television Series:* "'Darkest Secrets of Film Directing' is a great course on the art and craft of film directing. It's especially helpful that Tom Marcoux reveals some important pitfalls you need to avoid." - Danek S. Kaus, Produced Screenwriter* "'Darkest Secrets of the Film and Television Industry Every Actor Should Know' gives you the toolkit from acting skills to self promotion! Even learn to produce a video for YouTube or webisodes. As an actress, I really value this information. Read the book and use the information!" - Carole Wilkinson, actressAbout Tom Marcoux as a Film Director:"When casting, film director Tom Marcoux's acting and improvisation skills shine as he works with actors." - Daniel Buhlman, film director and actor"Tom treats cast and crew with great respect. His support helped me express the truth in my scenes." - David MacDowell Blue, actor, screenwriter and author of The Annotated Carmilla....Tom Marcoux won a special award at the Emmys. He wrote, directed, produced and acted in a feature film that went to Cannes film market, where it gained international distribution. He is engaged in the graphic novel/feature film (series) projects Crystal Pegasus (children's), TimePulse (science fiction) and Jack AngelSword (fantasy-thriller).Tom Marcoux helps people like you fulfill big dreams. As America's Communication Coach and TFG* Thought Leader, Tom has authored 22 books with sales in 15 countries. One of his books rose to #1 on Amazon.com Hot New Releases. Tom also guides clients and audiences (IBM, Sun Microsystems) to success in public speaking, media relations, and branding. As a member of National Speakers Association, he is a coach and guest expert on TV, radio, and print, and was dubbed "the Personal Branding Instructor" by the San Francisco Examiner. Tom addressed six National Assoc. of Broadcasters' Conferences. With a degree in psychology, Tom is a guest lecturer at Stanford University & Calif. State Univ., & teaches public speaking, business communication & comparative religion at Academy of Art University. Using Tom's public speaking methods, one graduate students won the Charles Schwab Scholarship.Visit Tom's blog at www.BeHeardandBeTrusted.com.TomSuperCoach.com

Creating Characters

FILM & VID Alone ln a Room: Secrets of Successful Screenwriters John Scott
Lewinski / $19.95 Cinematic Storytelling: The ... $27.95 Film Directing: Snot by
Shot, Visualizing from Concept to Screen Steven D. Katz/ $27.95 The Film
Director's ...

Author: Marisa D'Vari

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: IND:30000107590618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Fresh, invigorating, and jam-packed with solid how to advice this amazing desktop resource reveals the secrets highly paid screenwriters and best-selling novelists furiously fight to keep under wraps.

Encyclopedia of Film Directors in the United States of America and Europe Crime films to 1995

1910 ( Freiburg , Breisgau / Germany ) From 1932 to ' 38 assistant director to
Reinhold Schünzel , Gustav Ucicky , Wolfgang ... 1908 THE SECRET
DOCUMENT , Denmark 1908 SHERLOCK HOLMES IN DEATHLY DANGER ,
Denmark 1909 ...

Author: Alfred Krautz

Publisher: De Gruyter Saur

ISBN: UOM:39015041914709

Category: Reference

Page: 314

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The first extensive survey of individual film genres, this one-of-a-kind reference spans the entire motion picture era and presents detailed information on directors and the films they have produced.The first volume is dedicated to one of the richest and most popular of all genres -- comedy -- and encompasses some 19,000 films and 3,300 directors. Volume 2 examines 3,700 directors of 18,000 crime films.Listed alphabetically, main entries offer a sketch of the individual's family background and education, a description of technique and/or performance characteristics, a summary of achievements, and a chronological filmography that includes year and country of production. All biographies have been subject to years of intensive research and provide important personal and professional dates.Multiple indexes yield a variety of access points to the director profiles, making each handbook an indispensable and convenient research tool for film critics, historians, and enthusiasts.

Film Writers Directory

SECRET FRIENDS Whistling Gypsy Productions , Film Four International ,
Briarpatch Film Corporation 1982 DENNIS ... DAVIES PHILIP SAVILLE JEROME
A . KASS SECRETS ( directing ) SHERYL LEE RALPH SECRETS & LES
Miramax ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067493414

Category: Motion picture industry

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Shoot Like Tarantino

This book shows you why the best moments in his films work so well, and how you can use these ideas to enhance your own filmic style and stun your audience.

Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615932259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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Want your film to sizzle with danger? Then learn from the master of tension and action. Using Tar-antino s secret tricks for creating conflict, keeping dialogue taut, and letting all hell break loose, you will enhance your own shooting style. Whatever your budget, get the action pumping with the camera setups and moves revealed in this dynamic book. Quentin Tarantino is a master of tension, suspense, shocking moments, dazzling dialogue, and off-beat humor. This book shows you why the best moments in his films work so well, and how you can use these ideas to enhance your own filmic style and stun your audience."