Professors Gail Segal and Sheril Antonio Publish New Book

Monday, Sep 13, 2021

Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera
Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera

Congratulations to Associate Arts Professor Gail Segal (Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), and Associate Arts Professor, Sheril Antonio (Art and Public Policy), Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, '81 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV)/ '99 (PhD, Cinema Studies) on their recent publication, Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera.

Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera is a practical guide to the visual storytelling potential of different camera techniques, demonstrating how they can produce compelling shots and sequences. By exploring how a close-up shot of a character's face can help the viewer share their fear or joy, or how a moving camera can reveal plot points, connect objects and characters in space or give clues to their state of mind, Gail Segal and Sheril Antonio show how choice of shot can dramatically affect your narrative.

"This book is filled with the same love and knowledge of cinema that I experienced as a graduate student at NYU. I'm so excited that others can now share this knowledge. Drawing from important references both classic and new, Segal and Antonio guide us through the seemingly infinite possibilities of our craft, whilst beautifully illustrating its traditions. It is a wonderful resource for both experienced filmmakers and students. A treasure." - Joshua James Richards (Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Director of Photography of Nomadland