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101 Things I Learned in Film School Hardcover – May 20, 2010
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Some aspects of movie making the author touches on:
* The stages of film-making -- from pre-production to post-production.
* The nuts and bolts of screenplays -- have you ever wondered how to format a screenplay or how long it should be? (hint: 1 screenplay page = 1 minute of screen time)
* Writing and editing the screenplay -- it includes some of the standard gems cherished by us writing teachers, like "show, don't tell," plus tips for plotting, advice on developing a compelling protagonist, and more.
* Coming up with an effective movie title.
* Creating believable dialogue.
* How to pitch a screenplay to a film studio executive.
* How to use lighting and various camera lenses and angles to tell your story and reveal important things about a character's psychology.
* Tips for casting.
* Things the audience should experience during a movie, like catharsis.
This is a concise, intriguing overview of the art of film making, strewn with quotes from movie makers, actors, and writers, that I'll be keeping on a side table in my T.V.Read more ›
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Useful book with a lot of information you wouldn't think is useful at first.Published 6 months ago by Hunter
It is in great conditions, very useful tips for filmmaking and directing, 100% recommendedPublished 7 months ago by stiuv3
Great book! Fun to read and very informational with fun illustrations.Published 7 months ago by Fae Willow
Very informative and entertaining. Definitely worth purchasing.Published 13 months ago by Kristin Pennington
Fun and easy way to learn some slang from the "movie" world. Thumb's up!Published 14 months ago by Natalia Borisenko
Extremely fast shipping, exactly the book I need for my lightening class, for school! A†Published 14 months ago by Kam