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  • Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noiby Patrick Keating

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Lighting performs essential functions in Hollywood films, enhancing the glamour, clarifying the action, and intensifying the mood. Examining every facet of this understated art form, from the glowing backlights of the silent period to the shaded alleys of film noir, Patrick Keating affirms the role of Hollywood lighting as a distinct, compositional... more...

  • Hand Held Hollywood's Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhoneby Taz Goldstein

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 31.99

    Filmmakers love gadgets. We flock to any new technology that demonstrates the slightest potential to help us conceptualize, visualize, and digitize our creative efforts. So why are we neglecting those touch-screen powerhouses hiding in our pockets and backpacks? It?s time to make a change! In Hand Held Hollywood?s Filmmaking with the iPad &... more...

  • Storyboarding Essentialsby David Harland Rousseau; Benjamin Reid Phillips

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 24.99

    A comprehensive guide to visual storytelling from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. Storyboarding is the process of graphically organizing a project--a motion picture, animation, motion graphic, or interactive media sequence--in order to translate artists' ideas from story to ... more...

  • Gaming Filmby Jasmina Kallay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Gaming Film explores the growing influence of computer games on contemporary cinema. From the type of stories told to their complex structural patterns, from the changing modes of reception to innovative visual aesthetics, computer games are re-shaping the cinematic landscape in exciting directions. more...

  • Secret Lives of Great Filmmakersby Robert Schnakenberg; Mario Zucca

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Strange-But-True Tales of Cross-Dressers, Drug Addicts, Foot Fetishists, and Other Legendary Filmmakers.   With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from D. W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers reveals the little-known secrets of all your favorite directors. Why did Charlie Chaplin refuse to bathe for weeks... more...

  • A History of the Screenplayby Steven Price

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    The screenplay is currently the focus of extensive critical re-evaluation, however, as yet there has been no comprehensive study of its historical development. International in scope and placing emphasis on the development and variety of screenplay texts themselves, this book will be an important and innovative addition to the current literature. more...

  • Egypt Visual Sourcebookby Jim Hewitt

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 17.99

    This unique visual reference guide will be an invaluable resource to professional designers?from architects to illustrators, production designers, art directors, decorators, film concept artists, sculptors, and painters. It utilizes color photographs to illustrate a wide range of locations and styles of architecture throughout Egypt, particularly highlighting... more...

  • Class, Crime and International Film Noirby Dennis Broe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Class, Crime and International Film Noir argues that, in its postwar, classical phase, this dark variant of the crime film was not just an American phenomenon. Rather, these seedy tales with their doomed heroes and heroines were popular all over the world including France, Britain, Italy and Japan. more...

  • Let Me Play the Lion Tooby Michael Pennington

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.87

    How do you prepare for your first day on the set? Why might a bad audition lead to a good job offer? How should you research? What's the effect of a long tour on your love-life? Can you have a glass of wine before a matinee? What's the difference between transitive and intransitive corpsing? What is stage fright? In Michael Pennington's highly personal... more...

  • FilmCraft: Production Designby Fionnuala Halligan

    Octopus 2012; US$ 24.99

    Production designers are artistic masters in their own right. They are responsible for the ?look? of a movie; joining productions at an early stage, they coordinate costume design, special effects, set design, make-up, and location scouting to ensure a unified visual appearance. In Production Design, 16 production designers share their insights, anecdotes,... more...