Master Shots: Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie, Vol. 1 (2nd Edition). Christopher Kenworthy. Christopher Kenworthy – () – Master shots: Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low Budget Movie. Master Shots Vol 1, 1st edition has ratings and 26 reviews. Will said: This film directing book is a Christopher Kenworthy. · Rating details · ratings.

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Master Shofs Vol 1, 1st edition: Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-executed moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd.

Most low-budget movies look low-budget because the director is forced to compromise at the last minute. Master Shots gives you so many powerful tec Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on chriwtopher budget.

Master Shots gives you so many powerful techniques that youll be able to respond, even under pressure, and create knock-out shots. Even when the clock is ticking and the light is fading, the techniques in this book can rescue your film and make every shot look like it cost a fortune. Each technique is illustrated with samples from great feature films and computer-generated diagrams for absolute clarity.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 09, Will Caster rated it it was amazing. This film directing book is a great book to have for all film-making weather your new or well experience in the field of film-making. I would highly recommend this book to have in your tool-kit Feb 27, Ren Santos rated it it was amazing. Very simple and useful reference guide. A must have for beginners and pros alike. Dec 05, Lyf rated it liked it. Overall a very good, simple and useful reference book.

Sep 03, Milan mastet it really liked shtos. Jun 22, Uriha rated it really liked it. Christtopher 18, Olivia rated it liked it Shelves: Knowledge can easily be transferred to the art of comic making, since so much of making comics is the deciding of what angles are most effective to draw the scenes in. Jun 21, Herman Litt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very useful whether for film and video, cinematography, cgi or performing arts.


This is a book with great tips and techniques. I liked that it even gave suggestions on shohs lens to use for the different shots.

Apr 22, Srinidhi rated it liked it. I found the book quite useful but I had problems with the quality of the images.

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Feb 10, Andrew Kyle Bacon rated it liked it. This book serves as a basic primer on camera composition for motion pictures. In no way is it a cinematography handbook, but rather a reference book for directors to begin communication with their cinematographer. In most cases the provided illustrations are not thorough enough to adequately show the reader what is intended.

This is meant to be counterbalanced by the text describing the camera set up, but these are often very sparse and lacking in details. A good starting place to open up the ch This book serves as a basic primer on camera composition for motion pictures.

A good starting place to open up the channels of communication, but nothing more.

Jan 17, Paul Davis rated it it was amazing. I’ve read the first two of these books before, but I find them helpful to re-read to find any inspiration before filming something.

It’s rare that I actually pull from the book, but they’re good to get the mind working creatively about shooting angels. Will read the third one soon. Great intro to the basics. The stills on the right page were sometimes not helpful at all.

I had the best shit of my life last night. It was partly because of all the fiber in the beans I had for lunch, but most of it was due to this simple and succinct guide on choosing the right camera angle and motion for particular scenes.

It makes you think why you want the audience to see the action with camera position A than B, and how that has the ability to magnify the emotion in the shot. Jan 17, Joakim Gustafsson rated it really liked it.

Great albeit a bit shallow analysis of what makes specific scenes work and where to place them. A great read if you want to expand your mental archive of shots, but if you are just starting out I would recommend some other more in-depth books.

Oct 14, Jacob rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is just barely acceptable as a tool of learning film making. The publishers decided its extremely long, thin shape was a good idea, for some reason, even though it just makes flipping through pages–which the book requires a lot since none of the films pictured are identified on the pages where they appear, but rather in the appendix–a pain. And, for all its examples, the authors provide no time stamp during which the technique in question appears.

Mxster must assume you shors the time t This book is just barely acceptable as a tool of learning film making. They must assume you have the time to watch or fast-forward through a feature-length film to see one technique. Only one example comes with each camera technique the book outlines, and, from that, there is just a few frames from the actual film and a few more from an imagined film represented with graphics that look like they came from virtual reality circa Generally, these don’t do much to explain the technique in question either.


Similarly, for some reason, there is a still from a film with the default “watercolor” photoshop filter at the title page of every chapter to make it appear stylish, one supposes. All the font in this book is way too big and the language not nearly economical enough. It’s as if the authors knew their product was lacking and thought flash would make up for it.

Overall, this book points toward some interesting technique, but doesn’t do enough to make sense of them; it mostly wastes its own, strangely-shaped space. Look at it in the store or check it out from the library, but don’t buy it. May 29, Thamer Alfuraiji rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 11, Mike Calla rated it liked it. Passable read on framing and blocking. However the kindle version is tedious to read as you can either view the example OR view the text.

After converting the kindle book to PDF, it was much easier to digest.

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Although the examples can be long winded, it’s still an easy read for a novice, and a passable refresher for the working camera op. Jun 17, Askar Ibragimov rated it it was amazing. Useful series of books about cinematic “shots” that also a storytelling photographer can possily christophdr from.

The only downside is black and white screencaps from movies, it is not clear why they were not published in color. Feb 26, Fullfaun added it. Good how they explain the work the lens have to do in each shot and give examples from movies. Apr 12, Kartikye Gupta marked it as to-read.

Fabulous book for shot sequences. Wish the images were better quality. Aug 31, Fggfgfdgd added it. May 01, Alex rated it it was ok Shelves: Matt Williams rated it really liked it Apr 02, Tony Rush rated maeter it was amazing Jan 07, Karst rated it really liked it Dec 19, Lorena rated it really liked it Mar 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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