Genre Filmmaking: A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

1st Edition

Danny Draven

Routledge
Published April 24, 2013
Reference - 256 Pages - 600 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780240824215 - CAT# Y141612

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Summary

What does it look like? How is it done? When should I use it? 

Whether you’re shooting a comedy, thriller, sci-fi or horror flick, you’ll need to know the answers to these questions. Learn how to execute the visual style of your genre in this highly illustrative, inspirational guide to shots and sequences for genre films. Jam-packed with full-color examples from the movies you love, Danny Draven shows you the aesthetic, emotional and visual techniques of popular shots and sequences used in genre films and then explains how, when, and why to use them.

  • Inspiration meets practicality in this highly illustrative guide to working within a specific genre
  • Learn how to play with the emotions and expectations of your audience by using camera techniques such as dolly zooms and ghost reveals.
  • See a wide selection of major and independent film examples to inspire and inform you about visual techniques used in motion pictures.

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