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Newly Published/Recommended Books/DVDs (See also Storyboarding books below; I Want Media’s new books page)

FILM STUDIES (more books about motion pictures/film here)

The Story of Film

Film, Politics & Education
Cinematic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines

Cover Image

Screen Education From Film Appreciation to Media Studies
(February 2009)
Directing the Story
Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation
The Visual Story
Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media
(2nd Edition)

Understanding Audiences and
The Film Industry

Teaching Analysis of Film Language
British Film Institute
Celluloid Blackboard: Teaching History with Film (HC)
Celluloid Blackboard
Teaching History with Film
Reading in the Reel World: Teaching Documentaries and Other Nonfiction Texts
Available from NCTE

Making Short Films
(includes DVD)
ISBN 1-58115-444-5
Allworth Press

Girl Director
A How-To Guide for the First-Time,

Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker
Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1-58008-675-6
Photo of book cover
click cover for details

Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts
by Troy Lanier
and Clay Nichols
Michael Wiese Productions

Movie Making Course:
Principles, Practice, And Techniques:
The Ultimate Guide for the Aspiring Filmmaker

by Chris Patmore
ISBN 0-7641-3191-5
Publisher: Barron’s
Film Analysis Handbook

The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know
Pub: Michael Wiese Productions
ISBN: 1-932907-05-x
TOC/Section 1
Author’s website
If It’s Purple, Someone’s Gonna Die: The Power Of Color In Visual Storytelling
Focal Press
ISBN: 0-240-80688-3

A Movie Lover’s
Guide to
Film Language:
Classic Scenes
From Timeless Films
Front Cover
Great Films and
How to Teach Them
William Costanzo
ISBN: 0-8141-3909-4
link to publisher

Understanding Film Texts
Meaning and Experience

BFI  ISBN 0-85170-799-8

Real Images
Film and Television
(2nd Ed)
Barrie McMahon,
Robyn Quin
ISBN: 0-7329-2944-X

The Oxford Guide
To Film Studies

Oxford Univ. Press
ISBN: 0198711247

By Sarah Jones
ISBN: 158340256x
Publisher: Smart Apple Media
 : Studying Film (Studying the Media)
(Studying the Media)
ISBN/ASIN : 0340761334

A Brief History of Film

(5th Ed)


From Word to Image by Marcie Begleiter: Book Cover Unscene Art of Hollywood
The Unseen Art of Hollywood
Exploring Storyboarding by Wendy Tumminello: Book Cover The Art of the Storyboard by John Hart: Book Cover
The Art of the Storyboard
Beginning Illustration and Storyboarding for Games by Les Pardew: Book Cover Cover Image: Scriptwriting, Screenplays and Storyboards for Film and TV Production Storyboard Design Course by Giuseppe Cristiano: Book Cover Storyboards by Mark A. Simon: Book Cover
Storyboards: Motion In Art
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