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Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? This shot uses the camera to spin around a table during a series of dates with multiple people. It’s very stylized. How’s it done? It’s a circular dolly shot that creatively hides the editing when objects pass...

The Surreal 360 Kiss

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s a shot that slowly circles around two characters kissing. How’s it done? It’s done by using a dolly or steadicam rig and a long lens. When should I use it? This shot should not be used on just any kiss...

Comedy About Sex

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Teen comedy Gregory’s Girl. 10 Things I Hate About You. Pretty In Pink. Weird Science. The Sure Thing. Clueless. Mean Girls. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Breakfast Club. Animal House. Porky’s. Beach Blanket Bingo. Fast Times at Ridgemont...

Double Acts: Buddy Movies, Bromance and the Road

Marc Blake

Marc Blake is the author of several books on comedy and comedy/sitcom writing. A stand-up comedian and comic novelist, he has had his own BBC radio series and has written for many famous comics and for numerous TV comedy shows. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing the Comedy Movie

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Comedy teams grew out of burlesque and vaudeville. In 1910, Hank and Lank (Victor Potel and Augustus Carney) were a big success and produced a new short almost each week, matched in popularity only by Mutt and Jeff, a pair of animated...

Audience

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...People say a movie should never look down on the AUDIENCE. But what is the audience doing when it’s sat on its ASS in a theater?Lookin’ up.Why?Because you gotta look up to something… How can we look up to anyone in Real Life? Everyone...

Awards

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...At each AWARDS ceremony people are nominated, or ‘nom’d’, for various awards. Not all of them will be ‘winners’. People in such a state of triumph that the word describing them will not bear contraction – Ayo...

Two-Stage Bar Bribes

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...TWO-STAGE BAR BRIBES (incl. shoe-shine/street-corner bribes) come in three stages:Stage 1. HERO asks for info; snitch says, ‘Who wants to know?’; hero offers ‘x’ dollar(s); brief comic business w/r/t value of ‘x’; handover of ‘x’ dollar(s...

Slow and Sexy Body Reveal

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? The shot usually starts on the feet and slowly tilts up to the face to reveal the character. How’s it done? It is just a simple tilt up or down of the camera. You can prolong the moment by shooting it in slow...

Brawn

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade is a writer and director. In addition to directing and co-writing Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of the film, The Double. As an actor he is best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which we was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grip of Film : by Gordy LaSure

Faber & Faber Limited, 2017

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...Just because a HERO has BRAWN don’t mean he ain’t got brains to spare. In Rowdy Herrington’s 1989 bar-security dramedy Road House, Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is a professional ‘cooler’: an expert doorman able to handle the rowdiest clubs...

The Floating Camera

Danny Draven

Danny Draven is an award-winning independent producer/director/writer who has directed over six horror features. From slasher movies to supernatural thrillers, his films have gained a cult following worldwide. His movies include Horrorvision, Hell Asylum, Cryptz, Stuart Gordon Presents: Deathbed, Darkwalker, and Ghost Month. His first film, Horrorvision, appeared on the Sci-Fi channel's William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night. Draven also won the Best Director award at the Chicago Horror Film Festival for his film Ghost Month. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre Filmmaking : A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

Focal Press, 2013

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... What does it look like? It’s a shot that seems to float from one side of the table to the other during a conversation. Each turn of the camera favors who is talking at the time. How’s it done? This shot is done with a dolly...