Piper, Jim

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The Film Appreciation Book
The Film Course You Always Wanted to Take
By Jim Piper
(Allworth Press)
This is a book for cinephiles, pure and simple. Author and filmmaker, Jim Piper, shares his vast knowledge of film and analyzes the most striking components of the best movies ever made. From directing to cinematography, from editing and music to symbolism and plot development, The Film Appreciation... [READ MORE]
Get the Picture?
The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films, Second Edition
By Jim Piper
(Allworth Press)
Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. Newly expanded and updated to include independent films, documentaries, and special effects, Get the Picture? clearly explains techniques used to tell stories... [READ MORE]
Making Short Films
By Jim Piper
(Allworth Press)
• Accompanying DVD of thirty short films offers an instructive mini film festival • Shows beginners how to make meaningful films without fancy equipment • Great for film students and independent filmmakers Want to make an art film, a documentary, a video biography? Here’s how to create real movies using... [READ MORE]
Get the Picture?
The Movie Lover's Guide to Watching Films
By Jim Piper
(Allworth Press)
Classic favorites, current pop films, hidden gems--they’re all part of this new edition of the popular guide to watching and enjoying movies. In his witty and engaging text, author Jim Piper explains key concepts of film and uses fascinating side-by-side comparisons to explore relationships between movies... [READ MORE]
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