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    DescriptionThis is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted


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    Title
    The Filmmaker's Eye
    Subtitle
    Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gustavo Mercado
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780240812175
    ISBN 10: 0240812174
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: APF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: PER004010
    DC22: 791.4301
    BIC subject category V2: AJRD
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1995 .M47 2011
    Thema V1.0: ATF, AJTF
    Illustrations note
    col. ill
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Focal Press
    Publication date
    09 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "Gustavo Mercado's beautiful book reveals the inner workings of the basic shots that create the cinematic experience. He reveals how visuals communicate to an audience. If you're a novice filmmaker or a seasoned professional, this book will broaden your visual horizons."--Bruce Block, film producer, author of The Visual Story, and visual consultant whose credits include The Holiday, Something's Gotta Give, Stuart Little, and Pretty in Pink "Mercado's book is a great resource for aspiring cinematographers. Using a brilliant selection of images, both classic and contemporary, he eloquently analyzes the conception and execution of a shot. Most important, he manages to explain how to achieve an aesthetically beautiful image, while giving equal weight to the powerful role of cinematography in portraying the characters and telling the story."--Florian Ballhaus, cinematographer whose credits include The Devil Wears Prada, Marley and Me, Flightplan "From understanding shot types and how and why they work to visual rules, technical considerations, and when to break the rules, this packs in practical considerations that will prove key to any filmmaking collection."--Bookwatch "While Mercado's book is perhaps more for people who are serious about filmmaking, it has helped me understand the importance of knowing all the different angles from which one might possibly frame the exact same moment of the story, and how to decide on the one that most perfectly aids the story."--Christianity Today
    Table of contents
    acknowledgments xi introdution xiii finding the frame 1 principles of composition and technique concepts 6 image system 21 extreme close up 29 close up 35 medium close up 41 medium shot 47 medium long shot 53 long shot 59 extreme long shot 65 over the shoulder shot 71 establshing shot 77 subjective shot 83 two shot 89 group shot 95 canted shot 101 emblematic shot 107 abstract shot 113 macro shot 119 zoom shot 125 pan shot 131 tilt shot 137 dolly shot 143 dolly zoom shot 149 tracking shot 155 Steadicam shot 161 crane shot 167 sequence shot 173 filmography 179 index 183