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Let Me Tell You a Story

Barry Braverman

Barry Braverman is a cinematographer with over thirty years experience in television documentaries and feature films. His credits include Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), as well as National Geographic TV Specials, HBO's 'First Look' and CBS News' Sunday Morning. Braverman is a member of the Hollywood Cinematographer Guild and conducts regular 2D and 3D camera workshops around the world. He lives in Studio City, California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video Shooter : Mastering Storytelling Techniques

Focal Press, 2014

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... L et Me Tell You a Story 2 P ressing a camera to your eye and framing a good story is no different from relating a tale around a campfi re or writing the great American novel. Fundamentally, we are embarking on the same journey...

Working with Genre 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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Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching, Jeff has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Scriptwriting : Beyond the Hollywood Formula

Focal Press, 2013

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... W orking with Genre I O ne of the most observable characteristics of American fi lm is the continuing strength of genres or story forms. Genre is more than formula. More often, it is a type of story that has a visceral appeal to its...

The Director

Clifford Thurlow

Clifford Thurlow is a writer and independent filmmaker. He co-produced Salvador Dali: A Biography and co-produced and presented The Dali Triangle for Yellowbay Films. The winner of a screenwriting award from EMDA, the European Media Development Award, his screenplay Zeitgeist is in development with Hub Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Max Thurlow

Max Thurlow is a journalist who has written for a number of publications including the Daily Mail and the Independent. He has shot, edited and screened a number of travel and short films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Short Films : The complete guide from script to screen

Bloomsbury, 2013

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... The Director The writer has labored over his ten, descriptive, lively but tightly-written pages, and the producer hands this precious object to the director. It is hardly surprising that writers want to direct their own work...

Approaching Fantasy Film

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...Fantasy and the Moment A series of critics and theoristsLotte Eisner, Fritz Lang, New York: Da Capo Press, 1976, 190; Tom Gunning, The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity, London: British Film Institute, 2000, pp...

Casting a Horror Film

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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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead : A Mortal’s Guide to Making Horror Movies

Focal Press, 2016

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... CASTING A HORROR F ILM “You could heave a brick out of the window and hit ten actors who could play my parts. I just happened to be on the right corner at the right time.” —BORIS KARLOff In a lot of indie horror films, the acting...

General Delivery Requirements

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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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead : A Mortal’s Guide to Making Horror Movies

Focal Press, 2016

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... GENERAL DEL IVERY REQUIREMENTS “Don’t give me any money, don’t give me any people, but give freedom, and I’ll give you a movie that looks gigantic.” —ROBERT RODRIGUEZ After you’ve signed a distribution deal, you will be required...

Dual Scenes Sequence

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 split screen shot that simply lets the audience watch two scenes happening at the same time within the framing of one shot on screen. How’s it done? It’s done in the editing by cutting two real-time...

The Eavesdropper Shot

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 starts wide showing a conversation in the back- ground and a character in the foreground listening. The shot then slowly pushes into a tighter shot and becomes more intimate as the character...

Editing Horror Films

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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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead : A Mortal’s Guide to Making Horror Movies

Focal Press, 2016

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... ED IT ING HORROR F ILMS “Evil is just a point of view.” —ANNE RICE Now that production has wrapped, it’s time to do the most important task of all: take an extended vacation. I’m serious. It’s counterproductive to jump into post...

Genres of Voice

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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Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching, Jeff has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Scriptwriting : Beyond the Hollywood Formula

Focal Press, 2013

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... Genres of Voice V oice, the editorial opinion of the writer about the story he is writing, can be deeply embedded, masked within the genre, or it can be foregrounded, superseding all the narrative elements of the script...