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Total Directing - Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television

Total Directing - Integrating Camera and Performance in Film and Television $29.99

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Tom Kingdon

Published by Silman-James Press

This is the first book to fully integrate the technical aspects of screen directing with practical methods for directing actors, deeply and carefully exploring how these two primary aspects of the director's craft work together

Viewed from a perspective that seeks to balance successful work with actors and technically high-level production values, the complete directing process is discussed in detail

From the start of script development through to the delivery of a finished project, Total Directing covers every aspect of preparation and decision-making with solid background information, practical suggestions, and clear illustrations

Topics include ...

Project development

Screenplay analysis

Choosing and working with a production team

Auditioning and casting

Script preparation

Using the language of acting

Working with a set

Understanding screen acting styles

Conducting a rehearsal

Blocking camera and actor moves

Using improvisation

Working with storyboards

The Hollywood continuity style

Choosing camera shots and lighting

Multi-camera directing

Preparing for each day's shoot

Editing and working with editors

And much more ...

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