Professor Mick Hurbis-Cherrier publishes new edition of DIRECTING: FILM TECHNIQUES AND AESTHETICS (Focal Press) co-authored with Prof. Michael Rabiger (emeritus).
The fifth edition of the best-selling book DIRECTING: FILM TECHNIQUES AND AESTHETICS by Michael Rabiger and Mick Hurbis-Cherrier has just hit bookstore shelves and on-line book sellers (Jan, 2013).
Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, Directing, 5e covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital. Hunter Professor Gustavo Mercado was the illustrator for this edition.
The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help students master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs.
This terrific new edition, updating the classic, is one of the most complete manuals for directing you’ll find. It gives both a broad overview and a detailed investigation of the craft; an explanation of the technology as well as an exploration of cinematic language and aesthetics. So take this guide, add your own passion for filmmaking, and you’ll have a solid foundation for any movie you make.
— Nancy Savoca, Director, Dogfight, Household Saints, 24 Hour Woman, and Union Square