C H A P T E R 5

SEEING WITH A

MOVIEMAKER’S EYE

The four study projects in this chapter will make you familiar with the essentials of image composition, editing, script analysis, and lighting. Collectively, they yield the basics of seeing with a moviemaker’s eye, and will be immensely useful to your confidence when you begin directing. Even if you don’t do them, read them through carefully because you’ll still pick up some important knowledge.

PROJECTS

PROJECT 5-1: PICTURE COMPOSITION ANALYSIS

A stimulating and highly productive way to investigate composition is to do so with several other people or as a class. Though what follows is written for a study group, you can do it solo if circumstances so dictate.

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