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  • The Men with the Movie Cameraby Philip Cavendish

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Unlike previous studies of the Soviet avant-garde during the silent era, which have regarded the works of the period as manifestations of directorial vision, this study emphasizes the collaborative principle at the heart of avant-garde filmmaking units and draws attention to the crucial role of camera operators in creating the visual style of the... more...

  • The Digital Filmmaking Handbookby Sonja Schenk

    Cengage Learning PTR 2014; US$ 49.99

    THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION is the one-stop resource to guide you in taking your digital film project from initial concept to finished project. Covering everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects, the book has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest hardware, software,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Im Wandel ... Metamorphosen der Animationby Julia Eckel; Erwin Feyersinger; Meike Uhrig

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 28.89

    Der Sammelband widmet sich dem spezifischen Verhältnis von Animation und verschiedenen Transformationsprozessen. In den geplanten Aufsätzen werden (Ver-)Wandlungen von Formen und Körpern, von Zeit und Raum, aber auch der Wandel von wissenschaftlichen Definitionen oder (inter-)kulturellen Bezügen untersucht. Ziel ist es, die Wandlungsfähigkeiten der... more...