Prof. Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s text book Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking, 3rd edition has been published!
About the book:
Develop your creative voice while acquiring the practical skills and confidence to use it with this new and fully updated edition of Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s filmmaking bible, Voice & Vision . Written for independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film, this comprehensive manual covers all of the essentials while keeping artistic vision front and center. Hurbis-Cherrier walks the reader through every step of the process—from the transformation of an idea into a cinematic story, to the intricacies of promotion and distribution—and every detail in between.
Praise for Voice & Vision:
“Voice & Vision is the only text I have seen that gives in-depth coverage of both the creative development process and the technical aspects of filmmaking. Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s approach gives the reader the inspiration to develop compelling stories and the tools to bring them to the screen. It’s an essential resource for media makers at all levels.”
—Eric Scholl, Interim Chair, Cinema and Television Arts, Columbia College Chicago, USA
“Ah, the beauty of light. Something so simple like the sun heating your back while you take a walk, or so complicated when frustration takes over while trying to light an actor and stay true to the story. The principles (key, fill, backlight) seem easy to learn, but are not pretty without manipulation. Mick’s text and illustrations bring us to the access and novelty of light. We get to be artists with a vision.”
—Judy Irola, ASC; Professor, Conrad Hall Chair in Cinematography and Color Timing, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USA
“Making a movie is always a journey into uncharted territory. Hopefully we have a clear sense of the destination, but we also know that the road is likely to be fraught with hazards, detours, setbacks, and surprises. Fortunately, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has provided us with a map. Voice & Vision is a thoughtful and stimulating, step-by-step guide through the entire filmmaking process from concept to distribution. The author offers an invaluable commentary on the art, craft, and technology that inform every stage of the creative journey. This is an essential and inspiring guide for the intrepid filmmaker. Don’t leave home without it.”
—Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA; Formerly Head of Film and Television, AFTRS, Sydney, Australia
“The general approach of the book—which offers a combination of technical and creative aspects, as well as professional production practices—makes it an invaluable, encyclopedic ‘bible’ for film and video production students.”
—Tomasz Malinowski, Professor, Edge Hill University, UK