In this groundbreaking book Norman Hollyn outlines his Lean Forward Moment Method of storytelling that applies to all aspects of the film making process and media production Whether you are an editor, producer, director, cinematographer or visual effects pro, this book will provide the essential techniques you need to create engaging content that emotionally connects with your audience The core storytelling techniques in this book, apply equally to all levels and types of film and media projects feature films, television documentaries, fiction, web based video games, commercials, event films and much As an Associate Professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and having worked on movie projects with such Hollywood greats at Alan J Pakula, Sidney Lumet and Francis Ford Coppola, Norman Hollyn is uniquely qualified to provide you with the conceptual and practical tools to tell your story effectively After the initial formative chapters, Norman examines the filmmaking process in its three main areas preproduction, production and postproduction Within each area he describes how the Lean Forward method can help with every step of the creative process setup, scene description, the script, production design, direction, cinematography, editing, opticals and special effects, music and sound He then brings together the concepts he discusses by providing real world examples from a drama, an action film, a documentary and a commercial Norman Hollyn uses the ancient magic of alchemy to reveal the art of making a great film Writing an outstanding primer on filmmaking, he provides an historical perspective from several iconic movies, revealing the innermost secrets of successful filmmakers If you want to construct a film, you need this book MARTIN COHEN, President of Post Production, Paramount Pictures Norman Hollyns The Lean Forward Moment speaks volumes about the art and craft of filmmaking His elegant explanations of editorial choices and creative decisions tell the full story It is a serious work and it will be a resource for every emerging filmmaker IAN CALDERON, Director of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute Only a film editor, with a career of experience in the cockpit of the cutting room, could so clearly and completely explain how some storytelling efforts succeed and others fail Fortunately, Norman Hollyn is such an editor, and he has given us the gift of explanation in the richly illustrated The Lean Forward Moment BILL KINDER, Editorial and Post Production Director....
|Title||:||The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, TV, and the Web|
|Publisher||:||New Riders 1 edition January 2, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||593 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, TV, and the Web Reviews
This is a book that is a step above the usual "how to" books. This books tells you how to use the technical skills you learned from other tutorials to tell a story, to stress the key points in the story that move the story forward. The author explains how this is done across all the various skills that take to make a film - scripting, directing,camera work, lighting editing, audio and even producing. Highly recomended. The author alos has tutorials on Lynda.com (also a good investment...)and that's how I discovered the book.
An excellent compendium of storytelling and editing motivations. I used this in a storytelling class with much success.
Norm Hollyn is one of the premiere instructors at America's most prestigious film school, USC's School of Cinematic Arts. This book distills about $5000 of professional instruction and lectures that anyone can read and have access too. A marvelous book for getting your mind around cinematic thinking, what works on the screen and why. Highly recommend.
Bit too much waffle and the messages are often hidden. A lot of value is lost if you are not i possession of the numerous 'example' movies reviewed.
The most useful take-away from reading this book is an take on the science of moving your audience with story.
I'm a fan of Norman Hollyn. I frequent his website, I love his recent collaboration with Larry Jordan on 2reelguys, but this book was very disappointing.
Absolutely amazing book.
Very informative Book.