By Nicholas T. Proferes Routledge 318 pages Paperback: 9781138052918 pub: 2017-07-14
Table of ContentsPart One: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Introduction to Film Language and Grammar Chapter 2: Introduction to the Dramatic Elements Embedded in the Screenplay Chapter 3: Organizing Action in a Dramatic Scene Chapter 4: Staging Chapter 5: Camera Chapter 6: Camera in NOTORIOUS Patio Scene Part Two: MAKING YOUR FILM Chapter 7: Detective Work On Scripts Chapter 8: Staging and Camera For The Piece Of Apple Pie Chapter 9: Marking Shooting Script With Camera Setups Chapter 10: Work With Actors Chapter 11: Managerial Responsibilities of the Director Chapter 12: Postproduction Part Three: ORGANIZING ACTION IN AN ACTION SCENE Chapter 13: Staging and Camera for Over Easy Action Scene Part Four: ORGANIZING ACTION IN A NARRATIVE SCENE Chapter 14: Staging and Camera for Wanda Narrative Scene Part Five: LEARNING THE CRAFT THROUGH FILM ANALYSIS Chapter 15: Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious Chapter 16: Peter Weir's The Truman Show Chapter 17: Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 Chapter 18: Styles And Dramatic Structures Chapter 19: What's Next? Bibliography Index
Reviews"Just bring your talent, add a touch of luck, and the rest you will find in this book." —Milos Forman, Film Director, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Amadeus (1984), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) "Nick Proferes doesn't tell you how to direct, which would be as silly as telling you what to direct. Instead, he does something much more valuable: He explains how directors actually think their way though the job." —James Schamus, Associate Professor of Film at Columbia University, Producer and Screenwriter, The Ice Storm (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) "Film Directing Fundamentals was a particularly useful textbook when I was a student learning filmmaking techniques for the first time, and I have continued to use the book as a professor of film and video studies. This important text will influence the next generations of student filmmakers and film professors." —Thomas Britt, Associate Professor, Film and Video Studies, George Mason University "I taught with Nic at Columbia University for nearly 28 years before I moved to American University, and I've always admired his excellent teaching and mentorship of students. When he first published the book I immediately adopted it and have used each edition ever since. The pedagogy and insight that he brings to the critical skill of directing helps not only students but all filmmakers. I’ve worked on more than 250 projects over 40 years of teaching and filmmaking, and I apply his techniques professionally as well as in the classroom." —Larry Engel, Filmmaker, Associate Professor, School of Communication, American University, Washington DC
Payment & Security
Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.