On Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director by Alexander Mackendrick. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Cronin. Though Alexander . The other thing—getting it on the screen—is the medium; film begins between the ears and under the hair of one. Mackendrick on Film is an educational project constructed around the film teachings of legendary pedagogue Alexander Mackendrick. Taking as its starting .

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No trivia or quizzes yet. But the author readily admits that in the beginning, as I recall.

Alexander Mackendrick

A very detailed, but clear and accessible account of all the elements of filmmaking. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. An introduction to the craft of the director, Mackendrick on Film is a structured ‘illustrated lecture’ that features never-before-seen footage of Mackendrick at work in the classrooms and studios of the California Institute of the Arts, new interviews with former students and colleagues, extracts from archived interviews with Mackendrick about his career as a teacher of cinema, rare photos, and a selection of his student handouts, storyboards and sketches.

It’s like the textbook you wish you’d had earlier; but as Mackendrick says, “Work is the only real training”.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This book consists on Mackendrick’s notes as a Film school dean, so it is shed of all flattery and fiscal intents.

Set up a giveaway. Gathered and edited in this collection, Mackendrick’s teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make great films, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspirant film-maker.


Published June 1st by Faber Faber first published August 31st Now I need to see it again! Merlin Productions soon proved financially unviable. Why wasn’t part of our curriculum at NYU? After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as The LadykillersAlexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country’s most demanding and influential film schools.

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I think the most important thing he taught me was just how alexaander hard work goes into film-making. My Favourite Film Directors. Instead, he offers up the accumulated wisdom of a disciplined and productive career. There is a reason why you are doing this. It is essentially a Masters Thesis by a Master. Will probably read it once a year for the rest of my life. What the director must do is, provide the actor with the encouragement to be what the director needs him to be.

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There are many books in this genre that are basically marketed as a checklist of “things you must do in order to make a movie. Add all three to Cart Add alexandet three to List. Read reviews that mention film school alexander mackendrick filmmaking great book read this book film director book is great directing movies craft films notes cinema sandy master advice filmmaker filmmakers storytelling student.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Part one covers dramatic construction, with an enjoyable section entitled “Slogans for the Screenwriter’s Wall”. Jun 22, Christy rated it really liked it. What a spectacular book!

It’s all beautifully illustrated by Mackendrick. Mackendrick suffered from severe emphysema for many years and fipmmaking a result, was unable to go home to Europe during much of his time at the college. The book is divided into both screenwriting and directing, both parts equally enlightening.

It’s an old book, mackendeick most if not all of the films he uses for fikmmaking are way before my time, but the tips are timeless. Sandy’s love for the craft and especially for the teaching of the craft is evident on every page. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The content is good but fragmentary. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

You need to be able to draw your idea of a medium long shot, and he shows you how. The examples Mackendrick uses from personal experience are invaluable. TV Movie documentary Himself – Director. Start your free trial. But this book is great.