Categorized & annotated bibliography compiled by Michael Turney
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This is a limited and selective bibliography, not a comprehensive one. Items were chosen for their usefulness to public relations students or beginning professionals, although some may also provide insights for more experienced practitioners. The selections and comments reflect the compiler's public relations experience and teaching biases.
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TV mediates viewers' perceptions

Film Directing Shot by Shot; Visualizing from Concept to Screen

by Steven D. Katz
This book includes thorough theoretical and philosophical discussions of point of view, purpose, and other concepts along with the basics of planning and executing various camera shots and linking them together to tell a story. However, it seems to be intended for those who want to study film rather than those who want to make films asthe emphasis is more on analysis and discussion rather than how to do it. Although it cites many examples of camera work and editing from classic and contemporary Hollywood films which are great for those who have seen and are familiar with the films, those who haven't seen or don't remember the films are at a distinct disadvantage. The single-frame illustrations are practically useless other than to jog your memory and do very little to clarify concepts for those who haven't seen the films.
Michael Wiese Productions
Studio City, California; 1991

Setting Up Your Shots; Great Camera Moves Every Film-maker Should Know

by Jeremy Vineyards
This book seems to be aimed at the would-be film-maker who's ready to begin experimenting and shooting a film or video project. Although it includes some references to "great shots" in various Hollywood films, it doesn't go into great detail in discussing them. There's more emphasis on how to achieve various types of visual effects and their corresponding psychological impacts. Most of the numerous illustrations are fairly simple -- perhaps even a bit rough -- drawings, but they are extremely effective in explaining and pointing out the differing impact of various shots, angles, framing strategies, and focusing techniques
Michael Wiese Productions
Studio City, California; 2000

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