The Fundamentals of Film-Making

The Fundamentals of Film-Making

by Jane Barnwell

Jane Barnwell is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Media Practice at University of Westminster, UK - where she teaches practice and theory. Graduating from Leeds University and the Northern School of Film & Television she began her career at the BBC, before working as a freelance production designer. Recent production design projects include the British feature Axed (2012, R Driscoll, Lionsgate). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2008
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    978-1-3500-9647-9 (online)

    978-2-940373-19-2 (paperback)

    978-1-3500-3481-5 (epub)

    978-2-9404-3901-0 (epdf)
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    First edition
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The Fundamentals of Film-Making
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The Fundamentals of Film-Making provides an overview of the collaborative process of film-making.

The book maps out the practical, technical and creative aspects involved, sets out the division of labour, and explains how each individual role combines to influence the final piece. The three primary stages of film production – pre-production, production and post-production – are covered through chapters dealing with each of the major departments: script; production; direction; production design; cinematography; sound and post-production.

The book concludes with an examination of film analysis, providing context and connections between film theory and practice.