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COMM5800M
Module Reading List

Final Independent Project, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Miriam Kent
M.R.Kent@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The following books are recommended as introductory texts, but specific books and journals can also be discussed with your supervisor, depending on the the nature of your project ‘theme’ (see module handbook) and the medium of the project you have chosen (e.g. photography, live action filmmaking, essay film, screenwriting, hybrid artefact). 

Farah Abushwesha, Rocliffe Notes: A Guide to Low-Budget Filmmaking (Creative Essentials, 2014)

Jane Alison, Meander, spiral, explode : design and pattern in narrative (Catapult, 2019)

Nora M. Alter, The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction (Columbia University Press, 2018)

Paul Ashton, The calling card script : a writer's toolbox for stage, screen and radio (London: A&C Black, 2011)

David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts (Berg, 2009)

Craig Batty, Screenplays: How to Write and Sell Them (Creative Essentials, 2012)

Craig Batty (ed) Screenwriters and Screenwriting: Putting Practice into Context (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014)

Craig Batty and Stayci Taylor, Script Development: Critical Approaches, Creative Practices, International Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)

Craig Batty and Susan Kerrigan (eds), Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry (Palgrave, 2018)

Karen Beckman and Jean Ma, Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press, 2008)

Christopher Booker, The seven basic plots : why we tell stories(London: Continuum, 2004)

Blain Brown, The Basics of Filmmaking: Screenwriting, Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Audio & Editing (Routledge, 2020)

Blain Brown, Cinematography Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors 3rd. ed. (Routledge, 2016)

Warren Buckland, Narrative and Narration: Analysing Cinematic Storytelling (Columbia University Press, 2020)

Victor Burgin et al, Stillness and Time - Photography and the Moving Image (Photoworks, 2008)  

Gayle Chandler, Editing for Directors: A Guide to Creative Collaboration (Michael Wiese, 2021)

Marti Cook, Write to TV : out of your head and onto the screen 2nd. ed. (Routledge, 2014)

Timothy Corrigan, The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Edward Fink, Dramatic Story Structure: A Primer for Screenwriters (London: Routledge, 2013)

Jacqueline B. Frost, Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration 2nd ed. (Michael Wiese, 2013)

Andy Glynne, Documentaries 2nd ed. (Creative Essentials, 2013)

Jonathan Gottschall, The storytelling animal : how stories make us human (New York, NY: Mariner Books, 2013)

Dan Gurskis, The Short Screenplay: Your Short Film from Concept to Production (Cengage, 2006)

Jack Hart, Storycraft : the complete guide to writing narrative nonfiction (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)

Brenda Hollweg & Igor Krstic, World Cinema and the Essay Film (Edinburgh University Press, 2019)

Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays that Connect 5th ed. (Routledge, 2020)

Austin Kleon, Steal like an artist : 10 things nobody told you about being creative (Workman, 2012)

Austin Kleon, Keep going : 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad (Workman, 2019)

Luc Pauwels and Dawn Mannay, The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods (SAGE, 2019)

Rebekah Modrak & Bill Anthes, Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2010)

Anne Lamott, Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life (Bantam, 1980)

David Mamet, On Directing Film (Penguin, 1992)

Robin Mukherjee, The Art of Screenplays: A Writer's Guide (Creative Essentials, 2014)

Patrick Nash, Short Films: Writing the Screenplay (Creative Essentials, 2012)

Jenny Odell, How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy (Meville House, 2019)

Michael Rabiger and Mick Hurbis-Cherrier, Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics 6th ed. (Routledge, 2020)

Michael Rabiger and Courtney Hermann, Directing the Documentary 7th. ed. (Routledge, 2000)

Laura Rascaroli, How the Essay Film Thinks (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Max & Clifford Thurlow, Making Short Films: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen 3rd ed. 

Rob Walker, The art of noticing : rediscover what really matters to you(Ebury Press, 2019)

Judith Weston, Directing Actors 25th. anniversary edition (Michael Wiese, 2021)

John Yorke, Into the woods : a five act journey into story (London: Penguin, 2013)

This list was last updated on 11/11/2021