Alex Cox's Introduction to Film : A Director's Perspective (Paperback) by Alex Cox
A Director's Perspective. Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera and lenses the different crew roles the formats the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is what montage is what genres are. Most important all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot be a great artist if you aren't versed in great art. 'Alex Cox's Introduction to Film' covers all these aspects from director and filmmaker Alex Cox's perspective.