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Andi Dumitrescu (Musician, Film Maker)My career path is made of several components, all of them main ones: sound engineering, film montage, movie directing, composition and vocal singing. That’s what I want to do in life and this is what makes me happy. For each of these, I’ve had book to help me along the way: The Eye is Quicker, by Richard D. Pepperman, Cut by Cut by Gael Chandler, The Technique of Film and Video Editing by Ken Dancyger, Directing by Mike Goodridge, Cinematic Storytelling by Jennifer Van Sijll, Sound for Picture by Tom Kenny and The Rock'n'Roll Singer's Survival Manual by Mark Baxter.
Based on 15 in-depth interviews with the world's top practitioners, this book takes a candid view of what life is like in the director's chair. The interviews are lavishly illustrated with storyboards, marked up scripts, shooting schedules, production shots, workbooks and stills revealing the creative processes behind some of the most influential films ever made.
Through detailed interviews and numerous examples, this book offers the reader insight into the craft and talent of some of the industry's top directors. This insight is not limited solely to their work habits or methodology, but also explores how their talents have evolved over the years, thus giving the aspiring director or film enthusiast both inspiration and a blueprint for success.
The 500 color photos include stills from world famous films, and contributors include Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies), Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Sense and Sensibility), Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), and Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July; Platoon).
- Detailed and penetrating interviews with 15 of the most important living film directors
- 500 color photographs including stills of world famous films
- Explores the methodology and artistry of successful filmmakers through examples like marked-up scripts and inspiring anecdotes