Today, the essay film has become a key cultural reference point. This book shows how the essay film's disjunctive method comes to be realized at the level of medium, montage, genre, temporality, sound, narration, and framing. It situates the essayistic urge within processes of filmic thinking that thrive in gaps.
Contemporary art practice has been marked by a renewed emphasis on both the moving image and the politics of place. This book identifies a recurrent concern with site and space in artists' film and video, extending from the avant-garde revivals of the 1960s. It provides an analysis of changing exhibition structures and readings of many works.
Offering workflow efficiencies for the experienced editor, this title teaches you the hows and whys of operating the system in order to reach streamlined, creative end solutions. It includes information on HD formats and workflows, color-correction and grading capability enhancements, and MXF media standardization.
Suitable for a course in screenwriting. This book provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. It is useful as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. It also includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, and more.
Helps to learn the secrets of successfully marketing and selling your film at more than 1,000 film festivals around the world, including the best ones for indie, documentary, short, student, digital, animation and more. This title reveals how to get a film accepted and what to do after acceptance.
From Richard Wagner and George Lucas to Alfred Hitchcock and Maria Callas, Schroeder provides a fascinating account of one medium on another and demonstrates that opera can be found lurking in the background of a wide range of films.
The 1932 horror film "White Zombie" starring Bela Lugosi has received controversial attention from film reviewers and scholars - but it is unarguably a cult classic worthy of study. This book analyzes the film text from nearly every possible viewpoint, using both academic and popular film theories.
A unique and essential guide to Media Labs, spaces where new media, art and technology often come together. Gives advice on where they are, what they offer for digital media production and training and how to apply. Includes history and discussion of Media Labs and how they will play a key part in the digital world now and in the future.
Leipzig, past president of National Geographic Films and a former senior executive at Disney, reveals insider secrets, step-by-step instructions, and timesaving shortcutsNeverything one needs to approach financiers, actors, agents, and distributors like a savvy professional.
Thunderbook: The World of Bond According to Smersh Pod affectionately examines Bond with tongue firmly in cheek and elbow dug in ribs. Join John Rain as he goes film-by-film through the Bond saga as he points out all the good, the bad, and the double-taking pigeons contained within Bond's half-century of world domination.
Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage murder of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written.
'A perfect balance between clarity and intellectual complexity' Sight and Sound.
Written by a leading expert and practising university teacher, Film Studies gives you all the key knowledge and information you need to understand film studies quickly and easily.
This book focuses on some of the finest movie posters ever produced - some because of the originality of their design, others because of their success to withdraw attention and making a film seem unmissable.
Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory analyzes all aural aspects of cinema using several approaches: feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, and queer theory. In her analysis of each sound track, Walker brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture in an accessible yet rigorous way.
The film noir of the 1940s are as different from the film noir of the 1950s as the jazz of the 1940s is from the jazz of the 1950s, and Jazz Noir provides a unique and valuable study of a rich aesthetic synergy.
Susan McCabe juxtaposes modernist poetry with the techniques and themes of early twentieth-century European avant-garde films. Cinematic Modernism explores the impact of new cinematic modes of representation on Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, H. D., and Marianne Moore, and uses insights from literary criticism, film studies, gender studies and psychoanalysis.