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Suggested Reading

You will be expected to supplement your teaching and learning activities by a programme of individually tailored reading. The following reading list serves as a point of departure for further reading and viewing.

  • Aiijon, Daniel (1976) Grammar of the Film Language. Silman-James Press.
  • Aristotle (1997 ed.) Poetics. Penguin Classics
  • Brown, Blain (2002) Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image makingfor Cinematographers, Directors and Videographers. Focal Press.
  • Caine, Michael (1997) Acting in Film, An Actor's Take on Moviemaking. Applause Theatre Book Publishers
  • Crittenden, Roger (2005) Fine Cuts: The Art of European Film Editing. Focal Press
  • Egri, L (1960) The Art of Dramatic Writing. Touchstone Books,Simon & Schuster
  • Field, Syd. (1982) Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting. Dell Publishing
  • Honthaner, Eve (2001) The Complete Film Production Handbook (3rd Edition). Focal Press
  • Johnstone, Keith (1981), Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre. Eyre Methuen/Routledge
  • Jung, Carl (1990), Man and His Symbols. Arkana
  • Katz, Steven D. (2006), Cinematic Motion (2nd Edition). Michael Wiese Productions
  • King, Stephen (2000) On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft. Hodder and Stoughton
  • Mackendrick, Alexander (2005) On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craftof the Director (edited by Paul Cronin)
  • Mamet, David (1996) On Directing Film. Viking Penguin
  • Mascelli, Joseph V. (1965) The 5 C s of Cinematography. Cinegraphic Publications
  • Murch, Walter (2001) In the Blink of an Eye, A Perspective of Film Editing (2nd edition). Silman-James Press
  • Nash, Patrick (2012) Short Films: Writing the Screenplay. Oldcastle Books
  • Pincus, Edward, and Steve Ascher (1999) The Filmmaker’s Handbook – A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age (Revised and Updated Edition). New American Library
  • Proferes, Nicholas T. (2001) Film Directing Fundamentals: From Script to Screen. Focal Press
  • Rabiger, Michael (2003) Developing Story Ideas. Focal Press
  • Rabiger, Michael (2003) Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics. Focal Press
  • Reisz, Karel and Millar, Gavin (1977) The Technique of Film Editing. Focal Press
  • Rodriguez, Robert (1996) Rebel Without a Crew. Penguin
  • Seger, Linda (1987) Making a Good Script Great. Dodd, Mead and Company
  • Sonnenschein, David (2004) Sound Design. Michael Wiese Productions
  • Thompson, Roy (1998) Grammar of the Shot. Focal Press
  • Thompson, Roy (1993) Grammar of the Edit. Focal Press
  • Vogler, Christopher (2004) The Writer's Journey (2nd Edition). Michael Wiese Productions
  • Watkinson, John (2002) An Introduction to Digital Audio (2nd Edition). Focal Press