Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics eBook: Michael Rabiger, Mick Hurbis- Cherrier: : Kindle Store. This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with. Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and .

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This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career.

Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital.

Directing also provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew to achieve personally expressive storytelling and professionalism on any budget. Directing explores in detailed and applicable terms how to engage with the conceptual and authorial sides of filmmaking.

Its eminently practical tools and exercises show how to: The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Film Techniques and Aesthetics” is the gold standard. His attention to the artistry of directing, not merely the technical concerns, puts him in the first rank.

Rabiger’s taste, knowledge, and insight are even more finely honed in this new edition. For the novice or the seasoned pro, this book is a joy and a must. Rabiger has devised a clear and eminently practical method for film directing which also promotes individual creative expression.

By meticulously exploring drama, craft, process and artistic perspective, he demonstrates how to plunge into the heart of a screenplay and emerge with a film that reflects the heart of the director. A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production” “As he has in previous editions of “Directing,” Michael Rabiger continues to offer a complete and comprehensive overview of virtually all aspects of directing, from ideas to budgeting, from casting to editing.

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From my viewpoint there is no comparable book on the market. For those about to embark on their debut short or feature, Directing offers a thorough manual that keeps one from having to learn everything the hard way. The new edition continues to be the comprehensive text for learning directing, integrating the rapid changes in technology with what was already a superbly detailed step-by-step text.


Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has been teaching all levels of film and video production at Hunter College in New York City for more than a decade. He works professionally in both film and video and has performed a wide range of duties on films, including producing, writing, directing, cinematography, and editing.

His films and videos have been shown around the country and have garnered prizes in many festivals. Product details File Size: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits Publisher: Routledge; 5 edition February 11, Publication Date: February 11, Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Read more Read less.

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When he retired to write full-time, Techniquds renamed its documentary center “The Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary. He is the author of the enormously successful, Directing: He is currently writing a biography of Thomas Hardy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. See all customer images. Read reviews that mention techniques and aesthetics rabiger and mick buy a book michael rabiger film school film techniques post production every aspect need to know book that covers book on directing director filmmaking films process examples pages pre-production script chapter.

Showing aesthetifs 39 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I went to a filmmaking camp from Rabiegr went to a film college from I’ve worked with many other filmmakers and have directed my own stuff as well.

I must say that while there is a great deal in this book that I’ve already known either through school or real-world experience, even that info is wonderful mchael read again. Sometimes it’s because it’s presented from a new perspective, techniqies a new light or in clearer ways. I find myself learning about what I’ve known all over again, and it’s very exciting to me.

But having experienced what this book teaches, I can say with conference that fiilm authors know what they are talking about. You can trust what you’re reading in aesrhetics. The book is tantamount to film school minus the ability for you to ask the teacher questions, to get your hands on school equipment and to have someone there pushing to you make films.

Still, all the reading material you would get in film school is between these covers. I have to take long breaks between chapters sometimes because the depth of information can be overwhelming. I’ve been taking notes as I go along because of how much I’m reading. I am only imchael beginning Chapter 4 which is around page of and we’ve only covered the script for good reason!


It excites me to think that there will be this much information regarding the other stages of directing production, post production. The book is WELL worth you money.

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Read it, take aesthetixs. You can buy a book on writing a script. Or you can buy a book on reading other scripts. Or you can buy a book on pre-production things like storyboarding, call sheets, shot lists etc.

Or you can buy a book on basic camera coverage and terminology. Or you can buy a book on editing Or you can buy this one single book which covers all of that and more in a fantastic and complete way! This is the most comprehensive, digestable, and practical book, not just on directing, but on filmmaking as a whole.

There is such a generous amount of material covered, from dramatic elements of a story, to interpeting screenplays, to more traditional director fair as composition and production concepts – all of which will craftily lend itself to grooming the next Spielberg.

Don’t waste time and money on the other books, THIS is the one to start with. Hands down the BEST book for aspiring film directors. It covers everything you need to know from pre-production to post-production. I haven’t let it go since I started pre-production and scripting my first short film. It has been an invaluable help to understand the process and to know what to do!

It’s like having a mentor in your home – you have a question? The answer is in the book.

Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics

Plus, the book comes with a companion website where you can download forms and logs etc I feel very lucky to have stumbled across it while searching on Amazon for books to help me through my first filmmaking project. AND it benefits the ffilm film director and the feature length director as well.

AND it also helped me make the script better! I can’t say enough rabgier it One person found this helpful. This book is extraordinarily informative, ultra-specific, and updated to reflect all of the latest technological innovations in filmmaking and particularly the bullet-fast changes to digital filmmaking that occur so frequently.

This book is more of a complete encyclopedia than just a book. And the points throughout of how exactly to write, direct and create creative product that is authentic and comes from genuine experiences and heartfelt place that will resonate with audiences raviger generations, is priceless. This is the one! Raboger is a comprehensive textbook on directing. A must have for anyone interested in directing. It goes beyond the basics and has a wide breadth of information about everything directing.

It gives specific examples using real world scenarios and popular films. A must read for anyone who intends to operate at a professional level.