0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Image processing > Computer animation

Buy Now

Digital Storytelling - The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film (Paperback) Loot Price: R436
Discovery Miles 4 360
You Save: R142 (25%)
Digital Storytelling - The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film (Paperback): Shilo T. McClean

Digital Storytelling - The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film (Paperback)

Shilo T. McClean

Series: The MIT Press

 (sign in to rate)
List price R578 Loot Price R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 You Save R142 (25%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

How digital visual effects in film can be used to support storytelling: a guide for scriptwriters and students. Computer-generated effects are often blamed for bad Hollywood movies. Yet when a critic complains that "technology swamps storytelling" (in a review of Van Helsing, calling it "an example of everything that is wrong with Hollywood computer-generated effects movies"), it says more about the weakness of the story than the strength of the technology. In Digital Storytelling, Shilo McClean shows how digital visual effects can be a tool of storytelling in film, adding narrative power as do sound, color, and "experimental" camera angles-other innovative film technologies that were once criticized for being distractions from the story. It is time, she says, to rethink the function of digital visual effects. Effects artists say-contrary to the critics-that effects always derive from story. Digital effects are a part of production, not post-production; they are becoming part of the story development process. Digital Storytelling is grounded in filmmaking, the scriptwriting process in particular. McClean considers crucial questions about digital visual effects-whether they undermine classical storytelling structure, if they always call attention to themselves, whether their use is limited to certain genres-and looks at contemporary films (including a chapter-long analysis of Steven Spielberg's use of computer-generated effects) and contemporary film theory to find the answers. McClean argues that to consider digital visual effects as simply contributing the "wow" factor underestimates them. They are, she writes, the legitimate inheritors of film storycraft.

General

Imprint: MIT Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The MIT Press
Release date: September 2008
First published: 2007
Authors: Shilo T. McClean (Consultant)
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-63369-7
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Image processing
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema > General
Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Image processing > Computer animation
LSN: 0-262-63369-8
Barcode: 9780262633697

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners