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“Good Cinematography!”

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Viewers who are not in the business of making pictures often credit a film they have seen with having “Good cinematography!” The images brought pleasure. The images had clear (enough) focus and interesting subject matter. The pictures taken...

The Picture Edit and Pace

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... The Picture Edit and Pace j Once the rough assembly is satisfactory, the question of narrative clarity has, to a certain extent, been satisfied. Shots flow from one to another and suggest continuity. What is still lacking is the dramatic...

Conclusion

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... Conclusion j This book covers the theory and practice of editing from the beginning to the 1990s. We have far surpassed the skepticism that Rudolph Arnheim expressed when he said that technological changes such as sound could add...

Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology II

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology II j In the last chapter we introduced the notion that there is a tradition of nonlinear storytelling and that the technological shift to nonlinear editing has accelerated the consideration...

A Proposed Workflow for the Creation of Integrated Titles Based on Eye-Tracking Data

Seeing into Screens : Eye Tracking and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction Abusive, creative, hybrid and integrated are just some of the many terms that have emerged in past years to describe new kinds of subtitles – titles that appear all over the screen, that imitate or contrast with the film...

Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology I

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology I j Today we no longer speak of the coming technological revolution or how digital technology will transform sound, special effects, film and video editing. The revolution is here. Our concerns...

“Picture This”

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Cheat : Screen Artifice and Viewing Pleasure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Here is a camera challenge that is made to look effortless.Ethan Hawke in Regression (Alejandro Amenábar, Mod Produccciones, 2015).We commence with a cozy wooden shelf in a cozy, softly lit den, and on this shelf a tiny lamp is burning...

Invisible Rhythms: Tracking Aesthetic Perception in Film and the Visual Arts

Seeing into Screens : Eye Tracking and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Eye tracking has proved particularly valuable in highlighting the micromovements that underpin visual perception and in doing so can provide insight into the fine-grained structures of aesthetic perception in both film and the visual arts...

Art Direction, Storyboarding, and Screen Design

Cheryl Briggs

Cheryl Briggs is an Associate Professor of Animation in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida, USA. She also taught as Professor of Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2001 to 2009. She is an award-winning animated short film director, is currently on the Board of Directors for the Animation Hall of Fame and is an Autodesk Certified Instructor in Maya. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Animating Short Stories : Narrative Techniques and Visual Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Art Direction Art direction for animation is the process of taking the story to an entirely different visual level. Most importantly, the art direction establishes the artistic style of the film. Art direction evokes emotion from...

Cameras

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...One of the first recognised technical problems of cinema was how to take a sharp moving image that then could be clearly replayed by a projector. The technical and scientific problems posed motivated scientists and engineers to continually...