Why Improvise? The Impetus & Application for Improvisation in Filmmaking
McNair, William Nathanael
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Film and Television
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Film and Television
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76).
"This thesis explores the ways filmmakers choose to incorporate improvisation into their processes, bringing realistic or artistically inspired production elements into their projects. Techniques include comedic improvisation applications, as well as those serving other genres, providing a window into the minds of the director, production team members, and actors participating in the project. Approaches to incorporating improvisation within the film industry reveal experimental, artistic and innovative ways to break paradigms that classical filmmakers have relied upon to meet audience expectations. This investigation promotes improvisation's role in collaborative filmmaking, describing the creative freedom afforded to those involved in an improvisational production process." --Abstract
CHAIR: Devine, Scott
Film and Television
PDF (76 pages, color illustrations) + 1 mp4 film (approximately 12 min., sound, color)
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