Master Shots

100 Ways to Shoot Great Dialogue Scenes


Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615930555

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Building on the success of the bestselling "Master Shots," this volume goes much deeper, revealing the great directors' secrets for making the most of the visual during the usual static dialogue scene. Includes more than 200 diagrams illustrating camera positions.

Shoot Like Scorsese

The Visual Secrets of Shock, Elegance, and Extreme Character


Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615932320

Category: Cinematography

Page: 133

View: 5973

Martin Scorsese directs films that range from the subtlest studies of relationships to violent gangster movies, with characters who are driven to the extremes of their personality. This book looks at Scorsese's key techniques, showing how he uses space, framing, and a strong sense of direction, to en-sure that your films are brimming with tension, shock, and emotion.

Can integrated titles improve the viewing experience?

Investigating the impact of subtitling on the reception and enjoyment of film using eye tracking and questionnaire data


Author: Wendy Fox

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 3961100659


Page: N.A

View: 2999

Historically a dubbing country, Germany is not well-known for subtitled productions. But while dubbing is predominant in Germany, more and more German viewers prefer original and subtitled versions of their favourite shows and films. Conventional subtitling, however, can be seen as a strong intrusion into the original image that can not only disrupt but also destroy the director’s intended shot composition and focus points. Long eye movements between focus points and subtitles decrease the viewer’s information intake, and especially German audiences, who are often not used to subtitles, seem to prefer to wait for the next subtitle instead of looking back up again. Furthermore, not only the placement, but also the overall design of conventional subtitles can disturb the image composition – for instance titles with a weak contrast, inappropriate typeface or irritating colour system. So should it not, despite the translation process, be possible to preserve both image and sound as far as possible? Especially given today’s numerous artistic and technical possibilities and the huge amount of work that goes into the visual aspects of a film, taking into account not only special effects, but also typefaces, opening credits and text-image compositions. A further development of existing subtitling guidelines would not only express respect towards the original film version but also the translator’s work. The presented study shows how integrated titles can increase information intake while maintaining the intended image composition and focus points as well as the aesthetics of the shot compositions. During a three-stage experiment, the specifically for this purpose created integrated titles in the documentary “Joining the Dots” by director Pablo Romero-Fresco were analysed with the help of eye movement data from more than 45 participants. Titles were placed based on the gaze behaviour of English native speakers and then rated by German viewers dependant on a German translation. The results show that a reduction of the distance between intended focus points and titles allow the viewers more time to explore the image and connect the titles to the plot. The integrated titles were rated as more aesthetically pleasing and reading durations were shorter than with conventional subtitles. Based on the analysis of graphic design and filmmaking rules as well as conventional subtitling standards, a first workflow and set of placement strategies for integrated titles were created in order to allow a more respectful handling of film material as well as the preservation of the original image composition and typographic film identity.

Shoot Like Tarantino

The Visual Secrets of Dangerous Directing


Author: Christopher Kenworthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615932252

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 4284

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."

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks Vol. 2

The American Films


Author: Mike Hankin

Publisher: Ray Harryhausen - Majicks

ISBN: 9780981782904

Category: Animation (Cinematography)

Page: 370

View: 4081

A 3-volume definitive career/biography of stop motion animator/visual effects creator Ray Harryhausen, written over a period of 10 years with Harryhausen's cooperation. This edition, Vol. 2, features interviews with Ray and his colleagues, and is profusely illustrated with hundreds of rare images (many never previously published). In-depth chapters cover Mighty Joe Young, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, It Came From Beneath the Sea, The Animal World, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Supplemental material includes advertising art & posters from different countries, Filmographies of key cast and crew, Glossary of technical terminology, Ray Harryhausen "Timeline," trivia and obscure facts and figures related to Ray's films, and a section on Harryhausen collectibles.

Puppet Master vol.2


Author: Miyuki Miyabe,Ginny Tapley Takemori

Publisher: Creek & River Co., Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3386

Volume 1 of Miyuki Miyabe’s bestselling mystery ended with the deaths of two young men, Hiromi Kurihashi and Kazuaki Takai, who are believed to be the perpetrators in the recent spate of killings in Tokyo. Volume 2 delves into the lives of these two childhood friends and the unhealthy dynamic in their relationship: one tormented by the ghost of an elder sister who died soon after birth; the other gentle but slow-witted and easily exploited. And behind the pair a third childhood friend, Peace: devious and cunning, a master manipulator. Available in e-book format in five separate volumes, to be released through February 2016. Other works in English by Miyuki Miyabe: All She Was Worth Shadow Family Crossfire The Devil’s Whisper The Sleeping Dragon Praise for Miyabe: “A window into contemporary Japanese life.” ?San Francisco Chronicle “Enormously compelling… combining expert pacing and psychological nuance to ultimately haunting effect.” ?Publishers Weekly, starred review “Miyabe is a subtle observer of a country on the cusp. Her American readers can only hope for more chances to see through her eyes.” ?The Los Angeles Times “Absorbing… an artful blending of puzzle-solving and social commentary.” ?Washington Post

Teutonic Mythology


Author: Jacob Grimm,James Steven Stallybrass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108047041

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 3147

An exhaustive study of Germanic folklore by linguist and philologist Jacob Grimm, first published in English between 1880 and 1888.