Author(s): Michael Glassbourg
"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.
Michael Glassbourg has been writing, directing, and producing for over 30 years. He has been teaching film and television production at Humber College in Toronto for over 20 years. He lives in Toronto. Jeff Kulak is an Edmonton-born, Montreal-based designer/illustrator. From his studio, a converted room in a former nunnery, he creates art for books, magazines, album covers, and event posters.