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Cinematic Storytelling: 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Writer Should Know

Cinematic Storytelling: 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Writer Should Know - 05 edition

Cinematic Storytelling: 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Writer Should Know - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9781932907056

ISBN10: 193290705X

Cinematic Storytelling: 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Writer Should Know by Jennifer Van Sijll - ISBN 9781932907056
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Published: 2005
International: No
Cinematic Storytelling: 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Writer Should Know by Jennifer Van Sijll - ISBN 9781932907056

ISBN13: 9781932907056

ISBN10: 193290705X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Space : 2-D & 3-D screen direction
2. Frame : composition
3. Shape within the frame
4. Editing : Pudovkin's five editing techniques
5. Time
6. Sound effects
7. Music
8. Scene transitions (audio and visual)
9. Camera lenses
10. Camera position
11. Camera motion
12. Lighting
13. Color
14. Props
15. Wardrobe
16. Locations
17. Natural environment