BOOKS BY MARK W. TRAVIS & GIL BETTMAN

By Mark W. Travis

Directing Feature Films: The Creative Collaboration Between Director, Writers, and Actors
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Directing Feature Films is perhaps the most practical and accessible approach to film directing ever written. Mark guides the reader through the process one manageable step at a time. His insights into script, story, actors, communication and the art of story telling are refreshing and enlightening. Learn how to read a script, find its core, determine your vision, communicate with writers, actors, designers, cinematographers, editors, composers, and all the members of your creative team in order to insure that your vision reaches the screen.


By Gil Bettman

First Time Director: How to Make Your Breakthrough Movie
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If you are a first time director, you need all the help you can get, especially on the set. And tha6t's exactly what Gil Bettman delivers: no lofty theorizing about the "art" of filmmaking, but lucid, real-world advice on how to handle the craft and people-management side of directing. This book explains in precise, easy to understand language everything the novice director needs to know before taking on his or her first professional assignment. Says Indie Slate Magazine, "Bettman’s voluminous tome on directing, is the real deal. A must-read for any serious aspiring director."


By Gil Bettman

Directing the Camera: How Professional Directors Use A Moving Camera To Energize Their FIlms

“This new book by Gil Bettman contains the core lessons which directors today must learn in order to make the kind of films which the industry wants to make and the audience wants to see. It teaches the fundamental elements of craft which a director must master in order to shoot suspense-driven action sequences, as well as dialogue sequences energized by a moving camera. Directing the Camera does more than teach how to make cool shots. It teaches the overarching principles of visual design which work most effectively to tell a story.” From the Foreword by Robert Zemeckis.

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