Monday, January 13, 2014

Review of DIRECTING THE CAMERA by Gil Bettman

I tend to read a lot of books on screenwriting because I love the storytelling element of film making. But I'm fully aware that the images on the screen and the dialogue and action that take place are what really moves a story.

DIRECTING THE CAMERA by Gil Bettman goes into how a director uses the camera to move a story forward. Specifically, the book covers strategies for getting the best moving shots from the camera, covering placement, lens selection, and other camera strategies.

The book includes a foreword by Hollywood director Robert Zemeckis. It has photos throughout to show the techniques in action. I'm not a cinematographer, but it would be great to get my hands on a camera and put some of this stuff to use. This another great book put out by Michael Wiese Productions.

Review copy provided by Michael Wiese Productions

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