Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
A free ebook and open-source introduction to the art and science of cinema. From the earliest iterations to the latest innovations, this introductory text explores the tools and techniques of mise-en-scene, narrative form, cinematography, editing, sound and acting, how each has contributed to the evolution of cinematic language, and how that evolution implicates critical issues of representation in mass media. Moving Pictures offers in-depth examination of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.
Contents include; A Brief History of Cinema, How to Watch a Movie, Mise-en-Scène, Narrative, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Acting, Women in Cinema, African Americans in Cinema.
Author: Russell Sharman
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