Learn to Speak Film

Learn to Speak

By Michael Glassbourg and Jeff Kulak

From 9 to 13 | 96 pages

"Seen any good movies lately?" is a question almost as commonly asked as "How are you?" We all love watching movies, as much today as when film began. But with all the information and technology that's readily available, today's filmgoers know that making a movie isn't an act of magic!

By starting with the most basic formula (images + motion = film), Learn to Speak Film does away with the special effects and gets to the heart of what makes movies so much more than just something to watch on a Friday night. The lessons within these pages range from choosing a camera to writing dialogue, from handling criticism to preparing a press kit. Whether young readers just love Oscar Night or want to pursue a career as a screenwriter, set designer, or director, Learn to Speak Film will appeal to the inner film buff in all of us.
...part how-to, part inspirational pep talk, and part behind-the-scenes anecdotes. - Booklist
A valuable addition for creative and curious readers. - School Library Journal
Every stage of filmmaking is broken down into navigable steps ... offers information that cannot be easily found with a Web search. - Quill & Quire
"Displaying a "hipster cool"
visual vibe, it does not feel like an educational read, although it is
filled to the brim with advice, step-by-step procedure, and appreciation
for the artistic and creative elements of the craft."
- Chico Enterprise-Record
Comprehensive yet accessible - FamilyFun Magazine
"There is much here to attract the attention of those who have an interest in film itself, or in the art that is movie making." - Sal's Fiction Addiction
OLA Best Bets Top 10 Junior Non-Fiction List, 2013
Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Non Fiction Award, 2014

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