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  • Single-Camera Video Productionby Robert B. PhD Musburger; Michael R Ogden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Learn everything you need to know about creating video using the single-camera format, from preproduction planning to setting up, rehearsing, shooting, striking, and pleasing your audience. Harness lighting, audio, editing, and aesthetic techniques that will enhance the quality of your video projects and keep your clients coming back for more. Simple,... more...

  • Paul Blaisdell, Monster Makerby Randy Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Paul Blaisdell was the man behind the monsters in such movies as The She Creature, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Not of This Earth, It! Terror from Beyond Space and many others. Working in primarily low-budget films, Blaisdell was forced to rely on greasepaint, guts and, most importantly, an unbounded imagination for his creations. From his inauspicious... more...

  • Masters of FXby Ian Failes

    Octopus 2015; US$ 24.99

    It would be rare these days to find a film that did not in some way depend on the magic of special and visual effects - from the raging computer-generated dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, to the fantasical worlds of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the photoreal tiger and ocean in Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Through interviews with 16... more...

  • Shooting Womenby Harriet Margolis; Alexis Krasilovsk; Julia Stein

    Intellect 2015; US$ 34.00

    Shooting Women takes readers around the world to explore the lives of camerawomen working in features, TV news, and documentaries. From first world pioneers like African American camerawoman Jessie Maple Patton who got her job only after suing the union—to China’s first camerawomen, who travelled with Mao - to rural India where poor women... more...

  • Jaws In Spaceby Charles Harris

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Two screenwriters once walked into a Hollywood producer's office and said three words 'Jaws in space.' Those three words won them the contract for the blockbuster movie Alien . The ability to pitch well is essential for all writers, directors and producers in cinema and TV, drama, documentary and series. Strong pitching skills will accelerate your... more...

  • How to Destroy a City, and Other Special Effectsby Ian Failes

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 18.99

    This book delves into some of the greatest innovations in practical and digital effects seen on film, showcasing how particular shots, characters and creatures were made and revealing to the reader the techniques involved. Special effects are regularly used to imagine alien worlds, place actors into exotic locations, create incredible action sequences... more...

  • The Digital Filmmaking Handbookby Mark Brindle

    Quercus 2014; US$ 12.99

    Whether you are already a seasoned director or simply a film fan, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film: from the basics of capturing footage and planning a shoot, to the more advanced aspects of editing and post-production. Clear, step-by-step instruction on the technical aspects of filming with HD... more...

  • The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbookby Thurston James

    F+W Media 1989; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook This is the first book to contain, in one comprehensive volume, every molding and casting procedure of use to the theater props builder (no matter what his or her level or proficiency). The author demonstrates the techniques involved in using more than thirty different materials ranging from papier-mache... more...

  • The Film Researcher's Handbookby Jenny Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The Film Researcher's Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to international film and video libraries, archives and collections. The Handbook will enable researchers to select footage sources by subject and location in North and South American, Asia, Australasia and Africa. Features of the Handbook include: * A guide to the perils and... more...

  • Final Cut Pro HD For Dummiesby Helmut Kobler

    Wiley 2004; US$ 37.99 US$ 33.50

    “Save it in the edit” is a common saying among film professionals. Editing makes the difference between boring vacation movies and exciting travelogues…between the whole dull news conference and the highlights on the evening news. Whether you’re a budding Spielberg, a proud parent who wants two-year-old Junior’s every... more...