The Art of Cinematic Storytelling: A Visual Guide to Planning Shots, Cuts, and Transitions (Paperback)

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To dramatize a story using moving images, a director must have a full understanding of the meaning and emotional effect of all the various types of shots and cuts that are available to advance the story. Drawing upon his extensive experience as a storyboard artist who has worked with over 200 directors and cinematographers on television series and movies, author Kelly Gordon Brine provides a practical and accessible introduction to the design of shots, cuts, and transitions for film, television, animation, video, and game design.

With hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, concise explanations of essential storytelling concepts, and vivid examples, The Art of Cinematic Storytelling demystifies the visual design choices that are fundamental to directing and editing. The author delves deeply into the techniques that visual storytellers use to captivate their audience, including blocking, camera positioning, transitions, and planning shots with continuity editing in mind. Practical advice on how to clarify time, space, and motion in many common situations -- such as dialogue, pursuits, and driving sequences -- makes this book an invaluable guide for all aspiring filmmakers.

About the Author

Kelly Gordon Brine is a storyboard artist. He has worked on dozens of television shows, including The Witcher, Umbrella Academy, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, and Person of Interest, and has taught drawing as an assistant professor at the University of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190054335
ISBN-10: 0190054336
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2020
Pages: 360
Language: English