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Voice & vision - a creative approach to narrative film and DV production
Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
Paperback / softback
UK Publication Date

Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story.

The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience.

"In Practice" sidebars throughout connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.

Notice: The Companion Website for this title is currently offline for maintenance. For access to the site's materials, please contact John Makowski ([email protected]) for assistance.

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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.

Second edition
Keyword Index
Motion pictures - Production and direction.|Digital video.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
xxii, 577

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