Camera-cut-composition

Camera-cut-composition

Author: Aaron Sultanik

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 0845348523

Category: Photography

Page: 158

View: 397

Camera-Cut-Composition: A Learning Model is a film rhetoric based on the uniquely cognitive nature of motion pictures. It is designed for filmmaking and film studies programs. A historical survey of breakthrough technical advances and artistic triumphs is combined with an analysis of the filmmaking process to show the constructive perceptual unity surrounding the making and interpretation of motion pictures. According to author Aaron Sultanik, the viewer's response to a film derives from three visually ascertained, dramatically realized cognitive elements: (1) the multiple points of view of a camera's placement, angle, and mobility; (2) the dynamic spatiotemporal assemblage of a film's editing; (3) and the final meaning of a film through the story's pictorial stylization. Sultanik offers instructive analogies to classic texts in rhetoric, visual perception, and film criticism to define a movie's distinct aesthetic properties and their perceptual-cognitive interdependence.

Cinemulacrum

Cinemulacrum

Author: Aaron Sultanik

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761858416

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 139

View: 410

Cinemulacrum, a conflation of “cinema,” the art of the Hollywood film, and simulacrum, a reality counterfeit, was coined to designate contemporary media culture. This book examines the fall—and rise—of classical Hollywood and the hegemony of television in a media dyad of movies and television.

Grammar of the Edit

Grammar of the Edit

Author: Christopher J. Bowen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136058707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

View: 916

If you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two shots?' Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of the filmmaker's library.

The Moving Image Workshop

The Moving Image Workshop

Author: Heather D. Freeman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474253000

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 889

If you need a fun, hands-on introduction to core animation techniques - then look no further! Heather Freeman guides you through a wide range of practical projects, helping you establish and build skills in narrative animation, motion graphics and visual effects. Each chapter begins by summarizing historical and theoretical concerns and connecting them with current practice and applications - all beautifully illustrated with stills from classic commercial and independent films, as well as contemporary examples from student work. Having established this context, the remainder of the chapter focuses on walking readers through their own creative projects. Topics covered include early animation technologies and techniques, scenes and staging, character animation, animated type, visual effects and motion graphics, pre- through post-production and experimental approaches to motion graphics. Dozens of sample files are available online, for experimentation and to get readers started on each exercise. The companion website also includes example animations as well as links to recommended software tutorials, recommended artist websites, blogs and animation channels.

The Intimate Screen

The Intimate Screen

Author: Jason Jacobs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198742339

Category: Drama

Page: 198

View: 650

This book explores the formative period of British television drama, concentrating on the years 1936-55. It examines the continuities and changes of early television drama, and the impact this had upon the subsequent 'golden age'. In particular, it questions the caricature of early television drama as 'photographed stage plays' and argues that early television pioneers in fact produced a diverse range of innovative drama productions, using a wide range of techniques.

The Art of Cinematic Storytelling

The Art of Cinematic Storytelling

Author: Kelly Gordon Brine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190054342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 253

To effectively narrate a story in moving images, a film director needs to have a full understanding of the meaning and emotional effect of different types of shots and cuts and how they can be used to advance the action and create a desired mood. Drawing on his vast experience as a storyboard artist working with over 200 directors and cinematographers on television series and movies, author Kelly Gordon Brine provides a practical and accessible introduction to the design of shots, cuts, and transitions for film, video, television, animation, and game design. With hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, concise explanations of essential storytelling concepts, and vivid examples, The Art of Cinematic Storytelling demystifies the visual design choices that are fundamental to directing and editing. Brine delves deeply into techniques visual storytellers use to captivate and move an audience, including camera positioning, transitions, and planning shots with an eye to continuity editing. Practical advice on how to clarify time, space, and motion on a visual level and on shooting common character interactions and situations--such as dialogue, pursuit, and driving scenes--makes this book an invaluable guide for all aspiring filmmakers.

Multimodal Composition

Multimodal Composition

Author: Cynthia L. Selfe

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123404308

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 547

Provides information on using computer-aided instruction in the teaching of English language composition.

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies

Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies

Author: David D. Busch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118951293

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 534

The perennial DSLR bestseller—now expanded with more photography tips Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies has remained the top-selling book on DSLR photography since the first edition was published. Now in its Fifth Edition, itcovers the latest technologies in the world of DSLR cameras and photography to help you master the techniques that will take your digital photography skills to the next level. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photos, this hands-on, friendly guide covers the mechanics of the camera; exposure, lenses, and composition; how to capture action, portrait, and low-light shots; editing and sharing images; tips for improving your digital photography skills; and much more. Digital SLR cameras offer the mechanisms and flexibility of traditional pro-level cameras with the instant results and output of digital cameras. If you're a proud owner of a DSLR camera and want to take stunning shots that were once only achievable by the pros, this is the guide you need. Written by one of the most recognized authors in digital photography, this accessible resource makes it fast and easy to start capturing professional-quality photos. Full-color format helps bring the information to life Includes coverage of the latest DSLR cameras to hit the market Provides a foundation on exposure settings, file formats, and editing photos Offers expanded content on capturing the portraits, action shots, nature shots, and night shots photographers love to take If you're interested in capturing more than just a "selfie" and truly want to hone the craft of digital SLR photography, Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies sets you up for success.

Composition for the 21st 1⁄2 century, Vol 1

Composition for the 21st 1⁄2 century, Vol 1

Author: Thomas Paul Thesen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351727174

Category: Computers

Page: 482

View: 472

Composition for the 21st 1⁄2 century: Image-Making for Animation focuses on composition and its technical and artistic application in animation, illustration, games, and films. It covers all aspects of design and discusses in detail their artistic applicability and impact on image and narrative. Emphasis is placed on the ability of each aspect to support and affect the narrative. Additional case studies explain the successful use of these concepts in films and animation. This book is geared toward students; however, it is also reader-friendly for professionals. Composition for the 21st 1⁄2 century: Image-Making for Animation’s goal is to comprehend composition as an artistic tool and as a significant part of the professional image-making process. Key Features: Teaches the complexity of composition in image-making. Closes the gap between praxis and theory in animation. Explains how to produce images that support the narrative in their visuals. Discusses the need for artistic reasoning in image-making. Presents case studies that assist the reader in understanding the process as they progress through this book. Author Bio: For more than twenty years, Thomas Paul Thesen’s career has been about learning and understanding the complexities of art, animation, and image-making, both in still illustration, drawing, and photography, and in the moving image. He has worked in the industry as a character animator and visual development artist for companies such as Pixar, DreamWorks, and Sprite Animation Studios. He has also taught for many years at universities across Asia, the USA, and the UK.

Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork

Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork

Author: Peter Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136054822

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 752

Studio and outside broadcast is often done with more than one camera and has its own distinct discipline and operational procedures. Many camera operators now start with single camera operations and have little or no experience of the skills required for multi-camera operation, whereas it used to be the other way round. This book prepared newcomers to multi-camerawork and the techniques required to produce professional results. Studio and Outside Broadcast Camerawork is a revised edition of Multi-Camera Camerawork, including new material on widescreen shooting and an update on BBC (and worldwide) policy of 'shoot and protect' for dual aspect ratio format production.