September 17, 2018 at 4:20PM
Need A Good Filmmaking Style Book
Howdy! My first post on here. Directing has been a side thing here and there over the last (12) years. I had a successful biz career and fit the arts in when I could. However, 3 years ago, I walked away from the biz world and spent 3 years developing a very powerful program, a part-time creative sabbatical of sorts, for creative business owners. That launched in January 2018. In 2019, I will be launching a very tiny production company, too.
Ive only done (3) projects, two in film, that did ok. Bad scripts (mine) because I was less concerned with epic storytelling (and I didn't want to screw up someone else's script), I just wanted to see if the images in me head could be put on the screen. My play, a very intense improvised reimagining of Beckett's one act plays, was the first time I got a sweet review.
So ... after 3 years of not arts projects, I want to dive back in. Ive completed a fair amount of studies but have never done a deep dive around filmmaking styles and treatments. Got the latter covered, in terms of learning. But I've struggled to find a REALLY good mile high book on the various filmmaking styles. A lot of them are more film theory or historical pieces. I'm looking for more of a nuts and bolts, this is cinema verite, this is (fill in the blank).
I have Dogme95, which has always intrigued me. But I would love to find deep dives on (being random here) The Wes Anderson filmmaking technique vs Speilberg, vs. Scorsese, Vs Kurosawa through the lens of the techniques they employed.
Any books come to mind?
Many thanks for your time