This 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
Gustavo Mercado (Mercado is an independent filmmaker with over 10 years of experience producing, writing, editing, directing, and shooting films on film and high-definition video. His films have been featured in national and international film festivals.
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