Grammar of the Shot
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Cinematography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., Composition (photography) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, the third edition of Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience. Understand the basic building blocks essential for successful shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, screen direction, camera movement, and many general practices that make for richer, multi-layered visuals. Expand your visual vocabulary, help jumpstart your career in filmmaking, and watch visual examples and further instruction on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/bowen. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, Grammar of the Shot presents each topic succinctly with clear photographs and diagrams illustrating the key concepts, and is a staple of any filmmaker’s library.
Bowen, Christopher J. and Thompson, Roy, "Grammar of the Shot" (2013). FSU Bookshelf. 9.