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The Resource Live cinema and its techniques, Francis Ford Coppola

Live cinema and its techniques, Francis Ford Coppola

Label
Live cinema and its techniques
Title
Live cinema and its techniques
Statement of responsibility
Francis Ford Coppola
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A guide to a visionary new form of filmmaking discusses how advances in digital technology have made it possible to create a "live" film that can be sent instantly via satellite for viewing around the world
  • "Keenly aware that advancements in digital tools have literally revolutionized every technological aspect of cinema over the last twenty-five years, Francis Ford Coppola is convinced that this same transformation will profoundly alter the way films are conceived and directed, bringing changes as momentous as those when moviemaking shifted from the silent era to 'talkies.' Already such a prototype exists in sports, where advanced digital technology and multiple cameras all filming at once have produced live sporting events of extraordinary sophistication. But the time is not far off, Live Cinema and Its Techniques demonstrates, when a director or a collaborative team of filmmakers working across the internet will create 'live' movies that will be sent instantly via satellite for viewing throughout the world. Yet the creative demands posed by airing live sporting contests pale in contrast with the ambitions of 'cinematic auteurs,' who are inspired by great directors like Sergei Eisenstein, Max Ophuls, or Alfred Hitchcock. As daunting as the challenge is, the process of integrating the highest artistic standards of previous generations into the medium of 'live cinema' can, Coppola explains, be achieved. Tapping into his own encyclopedic knowledge of film history, Coppola threads his vision of this burgeoning cinematic medium with autobiographical and historical vignettes gleaned from the past, recalling his own boyhood obsession with film and his early fascination with the 'Golden Age of Television.' Especially exciting is the exhilaration and drama that results from retraining actors and using a multitude of cameras to create a film that has the in-the-moment energy of a live event. Having already tried out this new medium with 'proof-of-concept workshops,' Coppola has created an invaluable guide for students and teachers alike. Filled with discussions of how to rehearse actors, how to choose scenery and location, and how to overcome theatrical, as well as technical, obstacles, Live Cinema and Its Techniques reveals how the spontaneity of this new genre can ultimately transport filmmaking into a new era of creativity still unimaginable today."--Jacket
Summary
One of the masters of 20th-century cinema presents an indispensable and entertaining guide to a visionary new form of moviemaking that can be appreciated by the avid film buff and general movie lover alike
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576586
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coppola, Francis Ford
Dewey number
791.4302/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
Label
Live cinema and its techniques, Francis Ford Coppola
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Why this book -- Personal introduction -- Proof-of-concept workshops -- A short history of film and television -- The actors, acting, and rehearsal -- Equipment and technical specifications -- Scenery and location -- The shame of things to come: Madison, Wisconsin -- One from the heart: its lessons -- Rip Van Winkle -- The question of style in the cinema -- The stumble-throughs, technical rehearsals, and dress rehearsals -- Marks and other smaller unresolved problems -- Obstacles and other thoughts on live cinema no matter what they may be -- Equipment--now and in the near future -- Afterword: Why am I doing this? -- Appendix: Journal notes during OCCC live cinema production: May/June 2015 -- Glossary
Control code
on1003488340
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781631493669
Lccn
2017031176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003488340
Label
Live cinema and its techniques, Francis Ford Coppola
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Why this book -- Personal introduction -- Proof-of-concept workshops -- A short history of film and television -- The actors, acting, and rehearsal -- Equipment and technical specifications -- Scenery and location -- The shame of things to come: Madison, Wisconsin -- One from the heart: its lessons -- Rip Van Winkle -- The question of style in the cinema -- The stumble-throughs, technical rehearsals, and dress rehearsals -- Marks and other smaller unresolved problems -- Obstacles and other thoughts on live cinema no matter what they may be -- Equipment--now and in the near future -- Afterword: Why am I doing this? -- Appendix: Journal notes during OCCC live cinema production: May/June 2015 -- Glossary
Control code
on1003488340
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781631493669
Lccn
2017031176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003488340

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