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  1. Wolf DeVoon

    New book about making movies

    'Chiseltown' is an intensely personal story, although it has nothing to do with me personally, as odd as that may sound. It's about a fictional filmmaker and a movie, from the first phone call to the last. That's how movies are made. I suppose it's not so different in other walks of life...
  2. Wolf DeVoon

    Coming attraction

    Another preview of sorts, the Table of Contents. Full 10-page preview at Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/alan-von-altendorf/film-school-in-one-lesson/paperback/product-23232675.html...
  3. Wolf DeVoon

    Coming attraction

    Maybe it's a good idea to give a preview? - actual size 6" x 9" trade paperback, with 61 illustrations Page 1 starts the section on film form, essential stuff like continuity, moving shots, POV shots, match dissolve, contradiction...
  4. Wolf DeVoon

    Coming attraction

    Published today, half-price at Lulu, retail distribution pending. http://www.lulu.com/shop/alan-von-altendorf/film-school-in-one-lesson/paperback/product-23232675.html...
  5. Wolf DeVoon

    Coming attraction

    Maybe finished in a couple weeks, stay tuned. (update - see below)
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    Editing tricks - Hitchcock, Vidor, Lang, Wilder, Pabst

    Bart, to clarify and agree, multiple cameras ("iso") are swell for covering certain kinds of live events like music and dance, sitcoms of course. In 1990, one of my shows got noticed by UK Producer magazine because previously everyone was using a remote control room and doing hot switch of...
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    Editing tricks - Hitchcock, Vidor, Lang, Wilder, Pabst

    Using multiple cameras has suddenly become a popular thing to do, and it's disastrous. Instead of getting one beautifully staged, well-shot take of something, you're getting 2 or 3 camera angles of the same thing -- all mediocre -- because the staging cannot be as good as it should be, since you...
  8. Wolf DeVoon

    Techniques and foibles of great actors

    MARLON BRANDO I think an actor like Brando can give you certain moments that have nothing to do with any director, have nothing to do with any script, have nothing to do with anything aside from his own talent. When you work with Marlon, you have only one job: release him, get him moving, get...
  9. Wolf DeVoon

    About directing - Part 2

    The reason not to watch other people's work is to avoid being influenced by them, but that's just me. I did watch a lot of classics, before I started making films. About Casablanca: With the deadline [for the start of CASABLANCA, 1942] creeping up on me and with Mike Curtiz asking when was he...
  10. Wolf DeVoon

    "Wolf DeVoon" is the pen name of Alan von Altendorf recently completed detective novels: (film...

    "Wolf DeVoon" is the pen name of Alan von Altendorf recently completed detective novels: (film rights available) The Tar Pit http://www.lulu.com/shop/wolf-devoon/the-tar-pit/paperback/product-23100837.html A Portrait of Valor...
  11. Wolf DeVoon

    About directing - Part 2

    (continued from Part 1) http://www.studentfilmmakers.com/for...recting-part-1 The deep truth of filmmaking is awful. We shoot out-of-sequence. That means each scene must be alive in the here-and-now PLUS make sense when it's joined to something shot on another day or another week, miles from...
  12. Wolf DeVoon

    About directing - Part 1

    Dave Pauwels was kind enough to ask about my experiences as a director. I don't see much difference between film and tape, analog or digital, drama, comedy, or documentary, so I'll talk about them generally as "filmed entertainment," a traditional term that distinguishes movies from theater. I...
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