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DESN2147
Module Reading List

Introduction to Contemporary Moving Image Production, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Jon Baugh
J.Baugh@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Moving Image Production
Brindle, M. (2014). The digital filmmaking handbook. New York: Quercus.
Schenk, S. and Long, B. (2017). The digital filmmaking handbook. Foreing Films.
Vogel, A. (2006). Film as a subversive art.. London: CT Editions
Ascher, S. and Pincus, E. (2013). The filmmaker's handbook : a comprehensive guide for the digital age. New York: Plume.
Bordwell, D., Thompson, K. and Smith, J. (n.d.). Film art.
Kholeif, Omar. (2015) Moving Image (Documents of Contemporary Art) London: Whitechapel Gallery.
Koch, S. (2015). Stargazer : the life, world and films of Andy Warhol. [United States]: Open Road Media
Rees, A. L. (2011). A history of experimental film and video : from the canonical avant-garde to contemporary British practice (2nd edition.). Palgrave Macmillan.
Elsey, E., & Kelly, A. (2002). In short: a guide to short film-making in the digital age. British Film Institute.
Nichols, B. (1991). Representing reality : issues and concepts in documentary . (pp. 32-75). Indiana University Press. 
Biesterfeld, P. (2020). The six primary types of documentaries. Videomaker. https://www.videomaker.com/article/c06/18423-six-primary-styles-of-documentary-production
Pre-Production
Narrative Theory and structure
Katz, S. (1991) Film directing shot by shot : visualizing from concept to screen, Focal Press.
Cristiano, G (2008) The storyboard design course : the ultimate guide for artists, directors, producers and scriptwriters, Thames and Hudson. 
York, J. (2014). Into the woods : how stories work and why we tell them, Penguin.
Campbell, J. (1972). The hero with a thousand faces, Princeton University Press.
Newcomb, H. 2004. ‘Narrative and Genre,’ in J. Downing et al. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Media Studies. London: Sage, pp. 413-427

Production and Post-Production
Bowen, C. (2017). Grammar of the shot
. New York, NY: Routledge. Core 
Bowen, C. (2017). Grammar of the Edit
. Routledge. Core  


Production
Cinematography
Mercado, G. (2010). The filmmaker's eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition. Routledge.

Katz, S. (2011). Film directing shot by shot : visualizing from concept to screen. [United States]: Michael Wiese Productions.
Alton, J. (2013). Painting with light. University of California Press
Landau, D. (2015). Lighting for cinematography : a practical guide to the art and craft of lighting for the moving image. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
Mascelli, J. (1998). The five C's of cinematography. Los Angeles: Silman-James Press. 
 

Post-Production
Editing Theory & Techniques
Murch, W. (2001) In the blink of an eye : a perspective on film editing, Silman-James Press Core
Van Hurkman, A. (2014). Color correction handbook : professional techniques for video and cinema. San Francisco, California: Peachpit Press.
Billinge, S. (2017). The practical guide to documentary editing : techniques for TV and film. Milton: Taylor and Francis.
Reisz, K. and Millar, G. (2014). The technique of film editing. Burlington, MA: Focal Press.
Doughty, R. and Etherington-Wright, C., (2018). Understanding film theory, 2nd Edition. (pp. 121-140) Macmillan International Higher Education. 

Adobe Tutorials
ADOBE Premiere Pro Learn & Support https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/support/premiere-pro.html
ADOBE Aftereffects Learn & Support https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/tutorials.html

Journals 
Creative review.
Film international
Sight and sound.
Dazed & confused.
Little White Lies

Organisations
British Film Institute (BFI)

Artists Moving Image
Lux
https://lux.org.uk

Studios
Warpfilms
http://warpfilms.com/projects/

DNA Films
https://www.dnafilms.com

Partizan
https://www.partizan.com

Somesuch
https://somesuch.co/us/ 
 

Academy
https://www.academyfilms.com

Weareus
http://weareus.co.uk/pages/about

This list was last updated on 13/10/2021