The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

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Taylor & Francis, 2011 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them.

Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eyeis a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages

After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format:

- Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot
- How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action
- Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot.
- Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted
 

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Contents

localizando o quadro
1
princípios da composição e conceitos técnicos
6
sistema de imagem
21
closeup extremo
29
closeup
35
closeup médio
41
plano médio
47
plano geral médio
53
plano emblemático
107
plano abstrato
113
plano macro
119
plano zoom
125
plano panorâmico
131
plano inclinado
137
plano dolly
143
plano dolly zoom
149

plano geral
59
plano geral extremo
65
plano sobre o ombro
71
plano de ambientação
77
plano subjetivo
83
plano de dois
89
plano de grupo
95
plano de canto
101
plano travelling
155
plano de Steadicam
161
plano de grua
167
planosequência
173
filmografia
179
índice
183
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About the author (2011)

Gustavo Mercado is an independent filmmaker with over a decade of experience producing, writing, editing, directing, and shooting motion pictures on film and high-definition video. His films have been featured in national and international film festivals, and one of his short films, Sensitive (2002), won the grand prize in the Showtime Latino Filmmaker Showcase. As a Professor in Hunter College's Film & Media Studies Department in New York City, Mercado teaches editing, screenwriting, film production, and cinematography.

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