Engaging method of teaching film technique through some of the greatest films and movie-makers of all time
Learn movie-making techniques through the movies you know and love with This Is How You Make a Movie!
Using key scenes from some of the best-loved movies of all time, Tim Grierson explores everything from cinematography to the secrets of talking to camera. Deep focus is explored through Citizen Kane, forced perspective through Elf, and slow motion through Reservoir Dogs. Examples from blockbusters (Wonder Woman) to Oscar-winners (Rocky), silent-era gems (Intolerance) to recent art-house treasures (American Honey), give readers a glimpse of cinema's breadth and potential.
A fascinating read for movie buffs who want to understand what goes on behind the camera, and above all an essential read for students and beginners in the industry.
With sections on acting, directing, lighting and camera, writing and editing, this book includes all the technical help you need to get your movie career off the ground.
Including these directors, and more:
Francis Ford Coppola
Including these movies, and more:
If Beale Street Could Talk
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Gone with the Wind
Tim Grierson is a film and music critic whose writing has appeared in Screen International, Paste, Playboy, L.A. Weekly, Backstage, The Village Voice and Gawker. He is the author of four books, including FilmCraft: Screenwriting, a profile of the world's greatest screenwriters. Tim has served on the jury for the Los Angeles Film Festival and the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) Film Festival, and he is currently vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.