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Author Van Sijll, Jennifer, 1954- author.

Title Cinematic storytelling : the 100 most powerful film conventions every filmmaker must know / Jennifer Van Sijll.

Publication Info. Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4302 VAN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 257).
Summary "Dialog is one of the best known - and obvious - elements in a film. But the language of cinema is more subtle and sophisticated than dialog alone. From Metropolis to Kill Bill, this remarkable reference guide reveals 100 of the most potent storytelling tools of the film medium. It demonstrates how master screenwriters and directors depend on cinematic devices to pump up action, create characters, and energize a motion picture's plot. Cinematic Storytelling compresses 100 years of film history, outlining the important connection between film technique and storytelling. It shows how the purposeful use of film techniques like lighting, editing, and sound can evoke audience emotions like fear, hatred, or anger without a word of dialog. It demonstrates how character values and themes are expressed cumulatively over time and nonverbally. In this, the reader is given both the critical tools to better understand modern moviemaking and the creative tools to more fully exploit the dramatic potential of the medium."-- Jacket.
Subject Cinematography.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
ISBN 193290705X (pbk.)
9781932907056 (pbk.)
Standard No. R0-252360

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