Kazan on Directing by Elia Kazan Elia Kazan, the late director of such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront , shares valuable insight for any director: notes and journal entries he wrote while working on his beloved projects. With a forward by Martin Scorsese, anyone who picks up this book can delve into the mind of a legendary director at work.
My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film edited by Stephen Lowenstein For a new filmmaker aspiring to greatness, there is nothing like going behind the scenes and into the minds of some of the biggest names in the industry to see how they managed on their first movie.
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The directors enthusiastically recount the joy, freedom, and terror involved with making their first film. Chronicling the time he spent working outside the Hollywood model to make his first feature film, El Mariachi , Rodriguez divulges how he made a movie on a shoe-string budget. Plus, the book includes the full shooting script for his film — a neat addition for the aspiring writer-director.
While most other books on filmmaking offer readers a guide to the arts and technicalities behind a production, this read focuses on the practicalities — such as how to cheaply feed a crew and rent camera equipment — and the best way to keep spending to a minimum. Also, not many other books will breakdown how to film a sex scene. The Movie Business: The Definitive Guide to the Legal and Financial Secrets of Getting Your Movie Made by Kelly Crabb For anyone who wants to know the nuts and bolts of financing and distributing a film, there is simply no better book on the subject than The Movie Business , which breaks down entertainment law in a no-nonsense, easy-to-read manner to show you how to make the perfect deal.
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His book takes filmmakers through the practicalities of how to get grants and donations from individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Covering the biggies, such as producing and marketing, it also gets down to the nitty-gritty aspects of getting a film made, such as how to hire directors and actors, or acquire music and location rights. Here, Weston instructs directors on how to get the best out of their actors with tips on effective communication skills and understanding the relationships on set, both of which are vital to the production.
The Academy Award—winning editor and sound designer for The English Patient and Apocalypse Now gives his thoughts on digital editing and looks at the meaning behind the perfect cut, human behavior, and how the blink of an eye is an emotional cue.
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Leaving behind the technical side of things in favor of a more creative approach, the book explains the feelings master shots are meant to convey. Chock full of illustrations from well-known movies and insightful explanations. With illustrations popping up along the way, the textbook-like must-read is neatly divided into nine chapters, covering the basics such as lighting, sound engineering, and digital editing.
Painting With Light by John Alton Painting was written in by Alton, an Oscar-winning cinematographer and cameraman who worked on over projects, many being films noir. Produce Your Own Damn Movie! With candid interviews featuring some of the best producers working in the field, Kaufman shares funny, helpful tips on how to get your movie made. Martin thoroughly details the oft-scary path every filmmaker must walk down once the creative process is over and the real work begins. The Reel Truth holds invaluable advice on music rights, script theft, theater rentals, investors, and even offers tips from directors Danny Boyle and Christopher Nolan.
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