The Language of Film - Basics Filmmaking (Paperback)
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The Language of Film - Basics Filmmaking (Paperback)

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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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An effective filmmaker needs to have a good understanding of how film language works, and more importantly, how to actively influence an audience's thoughts and feelings and guide their gaze around the screen. Packed with examples from classic and contemporary cinema, The Language of Film reveals the essential building blocks of film and explains how the screen communicates meaning to its audience. You will learn about fundamental theories and concepts, including film semiotics, narrative structures, ideology, and genre, as well as how elements such as shot size, camera movement, editing technique, and color come together to create the cinematic image. With insightful case studies and discussion questions, dozens of practical tips and exercises, and a new chapter on film sound, this new edition of The Language of Film is a must-have guide for aspiring filmmakers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472575241
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 537 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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The Language of Film is both a passionate and instructive book that illuminates the reader with the pleasures associated with the discovery of film theory, history and aesthetics. The essence of the book will awaken the desire to transform an understanding of these primary film elements into practice. * Richard Litvin, Undergraduate Film & TV, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA *
This exploratory reading is notably succinct, informative and moreover, digestible from a beginner's perspective. * Adrian Beasley, London Metropolitan University, UK *
I like the idea of having a text for this class that isn't just about the technical aspects of what a camera is and how to use it; and I really appreciate the easy to read layout and and small bites of information. * Christine Dehne , Manhattanville, USA *
An excellent book - relevant and interesting. Written in a clear manner. The case studies make the reading more enjoyable. Great style, clear format - very well presented. * Donna Stephens, Plymouth College of Art, UK *
An extremely enjoyable and engaging read ... For novice film-makers complex theory is made accessible in bite-sized pieces, supported by interesting case studies and 'asides' of film fact/history. * Elaine Drainville, University of Sunderland, UK *
This book provides the perfect blend between linguistic theory and visual entertainment. With its multitude of examples this edition presents core aspects of film analysis in an engaging and fun way. * Sonja Molnar, University of Salzburg, Austria *
A good basic text, covering simple theoretical aspects of film in relation to practice. Used in classes and on reading list for the first project in Year 1. Useful as introduction to the relationship between theory and practice. * Liam Wells, Norwich university College of the Arts, UK *
Tastefully done, and well illustrated to highlight the points it makes ... a healthy guide to students looking for an introduction to the art of film. * Meraj Ahmed Mubarki, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India *
Very good text and one of the best I have read on this subject. * Mikael Sorknaes, Business Academy Southwest, Denmark *
An excellent book, brilliant resource, perfect layout. * Neil Smith, York College, UK *
An interesting and contemporary look at cinema with a clear break down of topics and themes. I structured my classes around many of the chapter headings. * Nicole Antebi, California State University-Monterey Bay, USA *

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