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Directing the Camera: How Professional Directors Use a Moving Camera to Energize Their Films

At a Glance

  • Directors looking to increase their potential should give this a look
  • Learn how to use all of the tools in your director's tool box
  • Unleash the power of the "Five Task" approach

The first half of this book is devoted to teaching a systemized approach that can be used to design the very best moving shot for any dialogue scene, no matter how complex or long. Bettman’s “Five Task” approach enables the aspiring director to quickly grasp this difficult element of directorial craft. In the second half the reader is taught how to shoot action sequences using moving and static cameras and the gamut of lenses to achieve the magic trick essential to shooting action — making stunts that are highly controlled and neither violent nor dangerous look completely mind-blowing.

Product Details

  • Date available: 01/13/2014
  • Publication date: 01/01/2014
  • Return policy: 30 days

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Meet the Author: Gil Bettman

Gil is a Professor at the prestigious Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange County, California. He has directed feature films, primetime television and many top rock videos. For his book, FIRST TIME DIRECTOR, Gil developed a unique, systemized and easy-to-grasp approach to the visual side of directing which he has been invited to teach at many of the top film schools in Europe and Asia.

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