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Author Reich, John

Title Exploring movie construction and production : what's so exciting about movies? / John Reich
Published Geneseo, NY : Published by Open SUNY Textbooks, Milne Library, State University of New York at Geneseo, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 83 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; digital files (PDF or EPUB)
Series Open SUNY Textbooks
Open SUNY Textbooks
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1. Construction: What Is the theme? Why do we need It? -- What is genre and how is it determined? -- What are the mechanics of story and plot -- How are the characters portrayed? -- Part 2. Production: Prologue -- What is directing? -- What is cinematography? -- What is editing? -- What is sound? -- Conclusion : What's so exciting about movies : novice answers -- Production assignment -- Cinematography assignment -- Future viewing -- Bibliography -- Photo attributions
Summary "Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students' learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student."--Provided by publisher
Notes Resource simultaneously available in PDF and EPUB files and can be read directly online (HTML)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-82)
Notes Also available in print
Subject Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Textbooks
Cinematography -- Textbooks
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Open SUNY Textbooks, publisher.
ISBN 9781942341468