Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Film Directing Shot by Shot

Visualizing from Concept to Screen, 1st Edition

By Steve Katz


366 pages

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Paperback: 9780941188104
pub: 1991-07-31
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A complete catalogue of motion picture techniques for filmmakers. It concentrates on the 'storytelling' school of filmmaking, utilizing the work of the great stylists who established the versatile vocabulary of technique that has dominated the movies
since 1915. This graphic approach includes comparisons of style by interpreting a 'model script', created for the book, in storyboard form.


"Now that you've got a couple of shorts under your belt, why not get a little more analytic? Steven Katz's book gives a great breakdown of the fundamentals of film directing. It's not something you might want to start off by reading, but once you are ready to have your films take that next step this should be number one on your to do list. Katz breaks down film language for you so that you can learn how to speak it in your own way." -

Table of Contents

Part I : Visulatization: The Process
Part II: Elements of the Continuity Style
Part III: The Workshop
Part IV: The Moving Camera

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production