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#1 Illuvatar

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:18 PM

Hello i am a complete newbie at film making. Because i have made some pretty nice ones for my school organizations, i decide to go deeper into filmmaking.

The primary thing i want to learn right now is all the different shooting styles and shooting angles, Does anyone know a place where i can find out more about them? Is there a place on the web for n00b filmmakers like me to get started?

Any information would help, Thank you.
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#2 drew_town

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 10:18 PM

"Film Style and Technology History and Analysis" by Barry Salt is a useful book about film techniques and style, but it's not an easy read.
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#3 Peter Wilkens

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 10:53 AM

For a very basic overview of about 100 shots, check out:
Setting Up Your Shots by Jeremy Vineyard
ISBN 0-941188-73-6

It gives story board style examples of shots and movies where you can see the actual technique in use. It's extremely basic but easy to thumb through for a nice overview.

An older book but still a classic:
The Five C's of Cinematography by Joseph Mascelli
ISBN 1-879505-41-X

Covers Camera angles, Continuity, Cutting, Close-Ups, and Composition.

And HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:
Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti
ISBN 0-13-040813-1

It's a Prentice Hall film school text book loaded with great info.

Good luck! B)
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#4 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:03 PM

Kodak has free on-line publications for student filmmakers:

http://www.kodak.com...d=0.1.4.9&lc=en
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