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An instant classic since its debut in 1991, Film Directing: Shot By Shot and its famous blue cover is one of the most well-known books on directing in the business, and is a favorite of professional directors as an on-set quick reference guide.
This international best-seller is packed with visual techniques for filmmakers and screenwriters to expand their stylistic knowledge.
Contains in-depth information on shot composition, staging sequences, pre-visualization, depth of frame, camera techniques, and much more.
Contains over 750 storyboards and illustrations, including never before published storyboards from Steven Spielberg’s Empire Of The Sun, Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
About the author
Steven D Katz is an award-winning filmmaker with over 25 years of experience in the fields of writing, directing, and editing.
His award-winning short “Protest” is screening at film festivals around the world, and he is currently working on his newly launched entertainment web site Pitch TV at www.pitchtv.com .
What people say
“John Singleton has been my mentor as a director. John told me that if I wanted to direct, I should watch Martin Scorsese movies and read Shot by Shot.”
New York Times, April 1998
“Contains an encyclopedic wealth of information.”