The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (And Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/01/2010
  • Publisher: TAYLOR

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This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them.

Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots.

After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format:

-Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot

-How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action

-Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot.

-Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted

This book:

-Helps you make smart visual choices with this quick, focused, and visual guide to cinematic composition.

-Shows you how to master the rules, then break them.

-Includes examples and discussions from a range of international films.

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