Grammar of the Shot

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Focal Press, 1998 - Performing Arts - 189 pages
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Grammar of the Shot is a manual for those who are about to embark on a career in shooting pictures. It is aimed at the novice, concentrating purely on the principles of shooting - still the best way to tell a visual story.


Written in simple, easy-to-follow language and illustrated with clear uncomplicated line drawings, the book sets down the fundamental knowledge needed to achieve acceptable results.

The book:
is a sister volume to Grammar of the Edit
has been extensively tested in Europe, Asia and Africa
lists, examines and explains the conventions and working practices of taking pictures.

Jargon free and easy to read
Explains the fundamental principles
A foundation on which the novice can apply practical experience

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