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The director is the guide, the inspiration and the focus that can shepherd hundreds of artists through the most chaotic, complex collaboration imaginable. But how does one person draw all these individuals together to realize a single vision?
Directing Feature Films takes you through the entire creative process of filmmaking — from concept to completion. You will learn how to really read a script, find its core, determine your vision and effectively communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers and all the members of your creative team to ensure that vision reaches the screen.
This edition of the best-selling The Director’s Journey contains new material on all aspects of filmmaking, taking the reader even deeper into the process.
What people say
“With an astonishing clarity, Travis articulates the techniques and skills of film directing.”
Director: Saturday Night Fever, War Games
“The Director’s Journey demystifies the craft and will inspire anyone who’s ever said ‘what I really want to do is direct!’”
Director: Ally McBeal, The Practice
“Mark Travis taught me the things I need to know to be a director. The Director’s Journey is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the process.”
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