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.
Looks at the ways in which the Christian concept of redemption has been represented in film, from "It's a Wonderful Life" to "Taxi Driver". Concentrating on film noir and the work of Martin Scorsese, the book argues that the characteristic themes of noir confront religious issues.
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.
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.
Austin presents a multi-dimensional investigation of popular film as a commercial, cultural and social phenomenon, focusing on "Basic Instinct", "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and "Natural Born Killers"; and on important - and marketable - issues such as sex and violence.
Stars, studio heads and colleagues - David Putnam is a regular target - all come under Parker's merciless gaze as he works out the frustrations of being a professional film-maker with acid wit in this collection of cartoons.
Features theories, debates, and approaches to the study of film. This volume provides an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the main concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the main issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas.
This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.