Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $26.95
  • Save: $3.66 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Between the Scenes: What ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Marlton Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This book is readable and the pages are in good shape but the cover has some wear and/or creases. Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Bubble Mailer!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Between the Scenes: What Every Film Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know About Scene Transitions Paperback – February 1, 2014

4.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$23.29
$15.73 $15.58

$23.29 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Between the Scenes: What Every Film Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know About Scene Transitions
  • +
  • Master Shots Vol 3: The Director's Vision: 100 Setups, Scenes and Moves for Your Breakthrough Movie
  • +
  • Master Shots Vol 2: Shooting Great Dialogue Scenes
Total price: $65.93
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Between the Scenes is an entertaining and damn near exhaustive account of the ways that images and sounds can tie one scene to another ... He also raises ideas I never considered."
- David Bordwell, author, Film Art: An Introduction

"Between the Scenes is the 'missing link' of film directing books! Jeffrey takes us on a well researched journey to prove why scene transitions are the best kept secret of storytelling -- because they help us connect our stories emotionally with the audience. If you want to be a better filmmaker, this book is a MUST read!"
- Peter D. Marshall, director, film directing coach


"Whether writing, directing, or editing, you'll find this is a practical text devoted to helping you strengthen the impact of your film by eliciting the right emotional connection from your audience."
- Greg Marcks, director of 11:14 and Echelon Conspiracy
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (February 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615931694
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615931699
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.4 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
In "Between the Scenes," Jeffrey Michael Bays has distilled the art of what many excellent editors do instinctively. Writers and Directors can learn a great deal from the way an Editor sculpts the raw footage to shifting between beats, scenes and sequences to cinematically express the gestalt of the internalized journey of the characters.

To illuminate this full palette of transitional techniques, he breaks them down into easy-to-understand categories, using examples as diverse as Hitchcock, to that famous viral You Tube Hitler clip :-) to a full case study on Ridley Scott's "Gladiator," to even the differences between cutting for film versus TV - all of which help put these strategic approaches in entertaining context. He further encourages you to synthesize these tools immediately by analyzing the script or project you're currently working on to assess which tools might be best used, where, for the greatest dramatic effect - and why.

As a writer or a director, your project can only benefit from your anticipating the same considerations your Editor will eventually be confronted with: Have you put the story in context and adequately conveyed the underlying mood? Have you left sufficient white space to allow your audience to think and feel? (I loved the concept of the "echo line" - reverberating from one scene and lingering into the next). Have you varied the length, intensity and mood of your scenes to achieve the right overall rhythm? Should you withhold, behold, tease or please?
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Jeffrey Michael Bays's "Between the Scenes" uncovers so many unsung facets to filmmaking, you wonder why this material hasn't come to light yet. The author is aware of characters, music, objects, symbols, and other layers on how and why films flow. The choices of transition, when to build or reveal character, build tension, or provoke or answer questions. These are all done on various levels with various films. This is pure cinema, and storytelling in this art, which is what we set out to do. Changes from one scene to another keep us watching and make us feel think, and wishing for more.

Dave Watson, Editor, Movies Matter
[...]
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Do you know that feeling when someone explains a concept to you and you have one of those "Yea, right, I get it!" moments? (Sometimes called an "Ah-ha" moment). As I read Jeffery Michael Bay's new book "Between the Scenes" I had plenty of those. I mean in a film buff and movie editor kind of way. First lets discuss what his book is about.

"Between the Scenes" teaches you, the reader, about movies and how they are put together. Not the whole movie though. Just the scenes and segments. As a guy who has edited a few indie films I have certainly dealt with scene transitions using cuts, dissolves and fade to blacks but this book goes way deeper. Bays talks about using the actual scenes to create memorable transitions.

There are tricks I never really thought about such as creating passages of time by using the same location and dissolving to show the ravages of time. This was used quite a bit in "Titanic", for example, the scene where Jack and Rose are all lovey-dovey on the bow of the ship. The scene shows them happily playing in the wind and then dissolves to the same view of the bow of the ship as it sits now at the bottom of the ocean. That is a well planned and powerful transition. The pictures stand on their own but when combined create a strong emotion and show the passage of time. It is used again on a tight shot of young Rose's eye then dissolves to the identical tight shot on old Rose's eye. The same eye but the skin around it goes from silky smooth to wrinkled. We know it is the same person but many years have gone by. These two scenes are used as examples and explained in the book.

There are hundreds of ways to make the transitions just as much a part of the story telling as the actual script and the book shows you how to do it.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Jeffrey Michael Bays will save you time a money by nearly guaranteeing you a future in filmmaking thanks to his insightful JD well-inform d book on scene transitions. My view of transitions has forever changed and I will now think 10 times longer on how I approach the art of transition. Thank you Jeffrey for this book. I will recommend it to all my filmmaker friends.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
BETWEEN THE SCENES is that much-needed resource that both emerging and professional screenwriters, directors and editors will find immensely beneficial. Author Jeffrey Michael Bays deftly lays out the specifics of scene transitions from analyzing the six major transitions in a storyline to linking multiple plots to creating the cinetmatic ebb that taps into an audience's emotional responses and how music and locations can help to hook and sustain the film or television viewer. This book will definitely be recommended reading for my writing clients!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Between the Scenes: What Every Film Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know About Scene Transitions
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Between the Scenes: What Every Film Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know About Scene Transitions