Better Than Film School : Learn Filmmaking From Alfred Hitchcock

Learn Filmmaking From The Master Of Cinema Alfred Hitchcock

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If you know little bit about cinema then The Master Of Cinema Alfred Hitchcock is not a stranger to you. Alfred Hitchcock was a multiple nominee and winner of a number of prestigious awards, including two Golden Globes, eight Laurel Awards, and five lifetime achievement awards including the first BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, as well as being five times nominated for Academy Award as Best Director though he never won it. His film Rebecca (nominated for 11 Oscars) won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1940—particularly notable as another Hitchcock film, Foreign Correspondent, was also nominated that same year.

Following is an interview of Alfred Hitchcock in which he explains the Cutting, Montage, Creating tension, Camera Angles and many other things in great length with the examples. This video is a goldmine for writers, cinematographers and editors.Watch the following video.

Alfred Hitchcock wasn’t just one of the greatest directors of all time; he was also one of the film world’s most reliable founts of wit and wisdom. Following are some of the best quotes from Alfred Hitchcock

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

We try to tell a good story and develop a hefty plot. Themes emerge as we go along

If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.”

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline – production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one

To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script.

If you’ve designed a picture correctly, the Japanese audience should scream at the same time as the Indian audience.

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