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Film Directing Fundamentals, 4th Edition by Nicholas T. Proferes

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Introduction

Excitement, passion, beauty, surprise, laughter, and tears—these are some of the things we might think about when planning a film, but they cannot be realized unless the director’s vision is wedded to a firm grasp of the directing craft. With that end in mind, this book sets out to introduce you to the conceptual aspects of this craft and to offer a step-by-step methodology that will take you from the screenplay to the screen. This methodology is based on the experiences of my own professional career as a director, cameraman, film editor, producer, writer, and graduate filmmaking teacher for 23 years at Columbia University in the School of the Arts’ Film Division. I have taught more than 100 semester-long directing workshops where ...

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