Making the Transformational Moment
Written by Dan Fleming and published by Michael Wiese Productions (2011 USA)
Film’s capacity to move us deeply is still not fully understood. This book offers significant insight into films power to affect us all.
This book is a unique exploration of the transformational process that turns films raw material into deeply moving experiences. It takes key moments in film as examples of this process and examines how the moment is staged, how visual composition is used, how narrative is structured, how color, light and music are handled, and how to get inside what it is like to be a fictionlised character that we really care about.
The book also focuses on the deeply personal nature of the film-making process, taking Australasian director Vincent Ward as an example. The book looks into the deep sources of this ability, and by doing so provides new insight into the nature of creativity in film.