Film Directing: Shot by Shot - 25th Anniversary Edition - Softcover



  • Film Directing: Shot by Shot - 25th Anniversary Edition: Visualising from Concept to Screen.
  • Shot by Shot is the world’s go-to directing book, now newly updated for a special 25th Anniversary edition! 
  • Aspiring directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers, many of whom are now working professionals, learned the craft of visual storytelling from Shot by Shot, the most complete source for preplanning the look of a movie.
      • The book contains over 800 photos and illustrations and is by far the most comprehensive look at shot design in print, containing storyboards from movies such as Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Deadpool, and Moonrise Kingdom. Also introduced is the concept of A, I, and L patterns as a way to simplify the hundreds of staging choices facing a director in every scene.

        Shot by Shot uniquely blends story analysis with compositional strategies, citing examples then illustrated with the storyboards used for the actual films. Throughout the book, various visual approaches to short scenes are shown, exposing the directing processes of our most celebrated auteurs ― including a meticulous, lavishly illustrated analysis of Steven Spielberg’s scene design for Empire of the Sun.

        Pages: 400

        Published: June 2019

        Size (cm): 19 x 26 x 3.5

        Every purchase supports ACMI.

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