Suspense with a CameraJeffrey Michael Bays
Suspense with a Camera brings the secrets of suspense out of the
shadows. Written for screenwriters and directors by a leading
expert on Hitchcock techniques, you'll have fresh insights on
crafting suspense. These ideas have never been published before and
share revelations that go far beyond the cliche knives, corpses,
and blondes that many associate with Hitchcock. Suspense is such a
basic part of storytelling it can even be used in romantic
How did Hitchcock manipulate his audience into a state of frenzy?
Hitchcock scholar Jeffrey Michael Bays has made this question his
life's mission, and is here to share his top tips for escalating
suspense and leaving your audience begging for more. Ideal for
filmmakers of all kinds, these tips will enhance everyone's
creative works -- shorts, web series, TV episodes, and features.
Crime stories have always intrigued viewers and storytellers.
Today, crime shows rule the airwaves and there is truly a
procedural drama out there for every personality and every writer.
Born out of the author s real-life experiences growing up around
death investigation, Forensic Speak unlocks the secrets of forensic
science for writers and fans alike. With a filmography of 100 film
and TV examples and 80 additional resources, the book provides
writers direct access to hundred of ways to make their crime
writing more authentic. Forensics finally explained in lay people s
terms. Takes readers behind the crime tape, lab doors, and into the
morgue, to learn how things are really handled. Great resource for
fact-checking scripts and stories. Glossary of 300+ forensic terms.
Designed as a workbook for artists to enhance crime writing.
Exercises to get writers and producers thinking like investigators.
100+ professional resources, including the author s secret picks.
Hundreds of tips on how to use forensic science authentically in
your writing. 80+ TV and film examples that show how forensic
science can be applied across all genres.
Grab a camera! Make a difference! Whether you are an experienced
filmmaker looking to expose social wrongs or someone who has never
made a movie but wants to, this is the book for you.
Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and
political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of
Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film
festivals through distribution.
Whether you are looking to produce documentary or narrative
projects, this is the resource that will help you get your project
Selling Your Story in 60 SecondsMichael Hauge
Your career can be made in 60 seconds -- if you make the right
pitch! Master the Elevator Pitch, even when you've got less than 60
seconds. Get your screenplay or Novel read by the major power of
Hollywood -- guaranteed!
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 you ll 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.
The Sound Effects BibleRic Viers
According to George Lucas, "Sound is half the experience." The
Sound Effects Bible is the complete guide to recording, editing,
and designing your own sound effects. If it snaps, crackles, pops,
crashes, booms or bangs, it can be found somewhere in this first
ever book on the black art of Foley and sound effects. Imagine how
your movies will come to life by using tried-and-true sound
techniques that give films like Lords of the Rings, Pirates of the
Caribbean and There Will Be Blood deeper dimensions in
This definitive book covers microphone selection, field recorders,
the ABCs of digital audio, understanding digital audio
workstations, building your own Foley stage, designing your own
editing studio, sound design, and much more.
The Location Sound BibleRic Viers
This title is a complete guide to recording dialog on location. The
topics include audio basics, microphone selection, wireless
systems, recording and mixing techniques, and the Ten Location
Sound Commandments, but it's more than just cables and connectors.
Make Some NoiseRic Viers
Every day, millions of teens upload and watch millions of videos on
YouTube. Enter the age of digital filmmakers who don't need a
Hollywood studio or millions of dollars of equipment to make their
stories come to life. While everyone many have access to the gear,
the secrets and tricks that the pros use is where the real magic is
Make Some Noise shows the same techniques that The Sound Effects
Bible author Ric Viers used to create the sound effects heard in
HALO, Call of Duty, Lego Batman, Sons of Anarchy, Lost, and more!
This book easily explains how sound works, recording techniques,
editing basics, sound design tricks, and 100 sound effects to
record at home.
Shaking the Money Tree, 3rd EditionMorrie Warshawski
Shaking the Money Tree became an instant classic when its first
edition appeared in 1994. Now considered the "bible" on fundraising
for independent noncommercial film and video, this new expanded 3rd
edition takes media makers -- and anyone interested in the art of
fundraising -- into the 21st century, and includes sidebars with
practical advice from seasoned professionals in the field.
Warshawski completely demystifies the art of fundraising for
independent film and video projects for student, emerging, and
seasoned media makers. Shaking the Money Tree covers all the bases:
private foundation and government grants, individuals,
houseparties, and new alternative methods involving the Internet
and social networking.
Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates
what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a
director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation,
how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor