With this book, you will break down any Hollywood movie. It shows how most of the movies are structured, what are the most important ingredients of the script and how they impact the audience. Blake Snyder uses his own terms that are funny and easy to remember, shows many real world examples and makes reading the book a pleasure.
Blake Snyder was an American screenwriter based in Los Angeles, who through the authorship of three books on screenwriting and story structures became one of the most popular writing mentors in the film industry. Snyder led international seminars and workshops for writers in various disciplines, as well as consultation sessions for some of Hollywood’s largest studios.
If I had to pick just one book about cinematography, it would be this one. It’s packed with essential information. It presents each aspect of cinematography very clearly and explains vocabularies and sublanguages of the lens, composition, visual design, lighting, image control, continuity, movement and many more.
Blain Brown is a cinematographer, director and writer based in Los Angeles. He has been the director of photography on features, commercials, music videos, industrials and other types of projects. He has directed and edited features and commercials worked as a producer and has had three screenplays produced.
In the Blink of an Eye had the biggest impact on my understanding of the editing craft. In this book, Walter Murch introduces six rules that define when the cut can be made. On top of that he shares many intriguing ideas about editing and tells various stories that happened throughout his career.
Walter Murch is the winner of multiple Academy Awards for his work as a film editor and a sound designer. Among his many notable credits are The Conversation, American Graffiti, Julia, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather (parts II and III), The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ghost, Crumb, Romeo Is Bleeding, First Knight, The English Patient, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.