Shoot Like Spielberg.
Shoot Like Spielberg
Michael Wiese Productions
12400 Ventura Blvd., #1111, Studio City, CA 91604
9781615932283, $15.95, 144pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Christopher Kenworthy worked as a writer, director, and producer for fourteen years. He directed a feature film, along with many music videos and commercial projects. He draws upon his years of experience and expertise in "Shoot Like Spielberg: The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure" to teach the film making techniques that Spielberg employs to make his audience feel something, whether he's shooting a kids' -adventure, a dramatic chase, or the darkest war scene. The auteur always employs a core set of techniques that make each shot crystal clear and evoke the most intense emotions from the audience. "Shoot Like Spielberg" shows aspiring film makers how, from tension to tear-jerker, to make their film scenes memorable enough to be talked about for years to come. Spielberg directs films that cover everything from childhood dreams to the horrors of war. He always hones in on the emotional center of a scene. "Shoot Like Spielberg" unravels the secrets of his core techniques, and shows how you can use the same simple camera moves and setups to make your films full of wonder, thrills, and emotion.
Critique: Exceptionally well organized and presented, "Shoot Like Spielberg: The Visual Secrets of Action, Wonder and Emotional Adventure" is as 'user friendly' an instruction guide as it is informed and informative. Simply stated, "Shoot Like Spielberg" should be a part of every film school and academic library film making reference collections and supplemental studies reading list. A "must" for every aspiring film making, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Shoot Like Spielberg" is also available in a Kindle edition ($10.49).