Master Shots

Master Shots

Book - 2009-
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Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-executed moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd. Most low-budget movies look low-budget because the director is forced to compromise at the last minute. Master Shots gives you so many powerful techniques that youll be able to respond, even under pressure, and create knock-out shots. Even when the clock is ticking and the light is fading, the techniques in this book can rescue your film and make every shot look like it cost a fortune. Each technique is illustrated with samples from great feature films and computer-generated diagrams for absolute clarity.
Publisher: Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, c2009-
ISBN: 9781932907513
1932907513
9781615930555
1615930558
Characteristics: v. : ill. ; 19 x 28 cm

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Andrew Kyle Bacon
Feb 10, 2018

This book serves as a basic primer on camera composition for motion pictures. In no way is it a cinematography handbook, but rather a reference book for directors to begin communication with their cinematographer. In most cases the provided illustrations are not thorough enough to adequately show the reader what is intended. This is meant to be counterbalanced by the text describing the camera set up, but these are often very sparse and lacking in details. A good starting place to open up the channels of communication, but nothing more.

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