Suspense With A Camera: A Filmmaker's Guide To Hitchcock's Techniques by Jeffrey Michael BaysSuspense With A Camera: A Filmmaker's Guide To Hitchcock's Techniques by Jeffrey Michael Bays

Suspense With A Camera: A Filmmaker's Guide To Hitchcock's Techniques

byJeffrey Michael Bays

Paperback | September 15, 2017

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Suspense with a Camera brings the secrets of suspense out of the shadows. Written for screenwriters and directors by a leading expert on Hitchcock techniques, you'll have fresh insights on crafting suspense. These ideas have never been published before and share revelations that go far beyond the cliché knives, corpses, and blondes that many associate with Hitchcock. Suspense is such a basic part of storytelling it can even be used in romantic comedy!How did Hitchcock manipulate his audience into a state of frenzy? Hitchcock scholar Jeffrey Michael Bays has made this question his life's mission, and is here to share his top tips for escalating suspense and leaving your audience begging for more. Ideal for filmmakers of all kinds, these tips will enhance everyone's creative works - shorts, web series, TV episodes, and features.
Jeffrey Michael Bays is author of Between the Scenes: What Every Director, Writer, and Editor Should Know about Scene Transitions, and was producer of the award-winning Not from Space on XM Satellite Radio. He holds a Master of Arts in Cinema from La Trobe University. Jeffrey's productions have earned the prestigious Mark Time Award, t...
Title:Suspense With A Camera: A Filmmaker's Guide To Hitchcock's TechniquesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSection 1: Digging Up the SuspenseSuspense / The Triad of Secrets / Suspense ModelsSection 2: Learning the Visual LanguageWriting a Visual Sentence / Syntax of Eyes, Hands and Feet / Camera as a Musical InstrumentSection 3: Poke the DirectorAwakening the Storyteller / Personality of Camera / Creating a Hitchcockian OpeningSection 4: The Sound of SuspenseRole of Sound and Music in Suspense / Stream of Consciousness Voice-OverSection 5: Sharpen the ClarityThe Tightrope of Tension / Carving a Clear Path of Audience Belief / MacGuffin: The Side Effect of SuspenseSection 6: HumorHumor and the Roller Coaster / Hitchcock's Punchline Endings / The Underplayed ChaseSection 7: Playing with SpaceLocations That Push Story / Building the Danger Off-Screen / High Shots / Characters That Catch Us LookingSection 8: Q&A with Suspense PractitionersGuest Interviews TBA