Art History for Filmmakers: The Art of Visual Storytelling by Gillian McIver

By Gillian McIver

seeing that cinema's earliest days, literary edition has supplied the flicks with tales; and so we use literary phrases like metaphor, metonymy and synecdoche to explain visible issues. yet there's differently of movie, and that's via its dating with the visible arts – often portray, the oldest of the paintings kinds.

Art background for Filmmakers is an inspiring advisor to how pictures from artwork can be utilized via filmmakers to set up interval element, and to educate composition, colour concept and lighting fixtures. The publication appears on the key moments within the improvement of the Western portray, and the way those grew to become a part of the Western visible tradition from which cinema emerges, sooner than exploring how work should be consultant of other genres, resembling horror, intercourse, violence, realism and fable, and the way the pictures in those work hook up with cinema.

Insightful case reports discover the hyperlinks among paintings and cinema during the paintings of 7 high-profile filmmakers, together with Peter Greenaway, Peter Webber, Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino and Stan Douglas. a number functional workouts are integrated within the textual content, that are conducted singly or in small teams.

Featuring wonderful full-color pictures, Art background for Filmmakers offers budding filmmakers with a realistic advisor to how photos from artwork may also help to advance their realizing of the visible language of film.

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