Final Study Guide
Final Study Guide MCA 220
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Making of a Motion Picture Study Guide for Final Scripts that win: 42% originated from novels 28% Original Screenplays 16% came from stage productions 10% nonfiction subjects 4% other sources Chapter 1: MONEY is the biggest difference between movies now and movies in the old days The Producer is in charge of getting o The script o The actors o The director o And money In 1999, the Producers Guild of America created a standardized list of responsibilities Billing o Above the line credits Writer, producer, director, actors o Below the line credits Production staff, technical elements International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) o Film technicians Directors Guild of America (DGA) o Directors, production managers Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Screen Extra Guild (SEG) What do they do? o Producer In charge of everything o Line Producer In charge of money/budget o Director Decides what scenes are shot in a given day o 1 Assistant Director nd Put scenes in work sequence for cast and crew o 2 Assistant Director Notation of work sequence is written on a call sheet Tells people where they should be at what time Chapter 2: Screenwriters – tell the story Making of a Motion Picture Study Guide for Final M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Village) Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally) Quentin Tarantino Chapter 3: The look of the film is just as important as the story Chosen by o Director o DP o Production designer Art decorator Set decorator Costume designer Make-up Hair Property master The paradigm has three acts, two plot points and a midpoint Chapter 4: Casting The relationship between the actor and the director is crucial Chapter 5: Directing Director focuses on o director of photography Helps them organize the daily shoot schedule and decide the most beautiful shots to photograph the action. o the actors The actors and the director talk about character interpretation and how to achieve the best performance. o director’s own personal vision While keeping all that in mind, the director must keep their vision in mind at all times during shooting and revaluating at all times Famous Directors o Stephen Spielberg o Martin Scorsese o Alfred Hitchcock o Christopher Nolan (Inception) o Francis Ford Coppola o George Lucas (Star Wars) Chapter 6: Making of a Motion Picture Study Guide for Final Director’s Vision Shots they use o medium shot o close up o extreme close up Camera angles o high angle o low angle Frame composition The use of lines The illusion of depth Graphic weight Chapter 7: Cinematography Camera Department o DP in charge of camera and lighting o Gaffer in charge of lighting o Key grip in charge of cameras Also in charge of everyone else Best Boy Right hand man to the key grip o 1 assistant camera nd In charge of focus o 2 assistant camera Builds Steadicam o Loader Setting up video devices for the director to watch o Digital Imaging Technician Transfers footage Onset color specialist Cinematographers o Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman) o Wally Pfister (Inception) o Jeff Cronenweth (Gone Girl) o Gordon Willis (The Godfather) Chapter 8: Editing The editor’s job is to manipulate the film with their sequenced images but cutting the, combining them, and ordering them Famous Editors o Margaret Booth o Thelma Schoonmaker o Verna Fields Making of a Motion Picture Study Guide for Final o Marcia Lucas o Sally Menke Chapter 9: Music in movies Gain the attention of the audience with compelling visual action, but shape and enhance the illusion with subtle audio play Synthetic sounds o Invented Reflected sound o Bouncing off the walls Room tone = ambient sound Establishing sound o If you’re outside, you want to hear outside sounds Foley Artists o Sound effects Ex: women in heels They create the sound Auto Dialogue Replacement (ADR) o Words are put in post-production because the actor missed a line MOS o Without sound Cue Sheet o Detailed description of which music is going to be where in the movie Before technology, piano was used for most soundtracks Mixing o Sound track, effects, music & dialogue o Levels are adjusted properly Chapter 10: Market Research Market research is advertising and publicity, resonance of the perceived story, the production values, recommendation of critics, and word of mouth. Advertising and publicity are trailers or coming attractions to get the public interested. Resonance of the perceived story is when we expect the movie to be a certain way and it is when we see it. Recommendation of critics are magazines, newspapers and television critics who are talking about the movie. Word of mouth is getting people talking about the movie. This has taken a whole new meaning with social media The key to the success of any large-scale business that makes a salable product is found in its method of distribution – the system of contracting, transporting, and merchandising goods Making of a Motion Picture Study Guide for Final This is important because if the movie doesn’t reach a large audience, then it will not be successful.
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