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  • Real-Time Shadowsby Elmar Eisemann; Michael Schwarz; Ulf Assarsson; Michael Wimmer

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 79.95

    Important elements of games, movies, and other computer-generated content, shadows are crucial for enhancing realism and providing important visual cues. In recent years, there have been notable improvements in visual quality and speed, making high-quality realistic real-time shadows a reachable goal. Real-Time Shadows is a comprehensive guide... more...

  • Reframing the Subjectby Kelly Ritter

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 28.95

    ?Mental hygiene? films developed for classroom use touted vigilance, correct behavior, morality, and model citizenship. They also became powerful tools for teaching literacy skills and literacy-based behaviors to young people following the Second World War. In this study, Kelly Ritter offers an extensive theoretical analysis of the alliance of the... more...

  • Blender for Visual Effectsby Sam Vila

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 41.95

    Bringing concrete examples from industry to light, this book explains how to use Blender to create visual effects for video/film production. It supplies readers with a practical way to learn how to use Blender?s tools across a wide range of scenarios in video/film production, including setting up cameras on a stage, lighting, and other production... more...

  • Mad Men Unzippedby Karen E. Dill-Shackleford; Cynthia Vinney; Jerri Lynn Hogg; Kristin Hopper-Losenicky

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    This is the story of the Mad Men fan phenomenon: how the show and its fans distinguished themselves in a market where it?s hard to make an impression, not unlike the driven ad execs at the center of the show. In this book, four media psychologists who also just happen to be dedicated Mad Men fans explore how the show?s viewers make meaning from... more...

  • The Maltese Falcon to Body of Liesby Robert von Hallberg

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon , The Big Sleep , and Out of the Past , to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd , Syriana , and The Bourne Ultimatum , this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. more...

  • The Shape of Spectatorshipby Scott Curtis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In this exceptionally wide-ranging study, Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, and aesthetic observation in shaping modern conceptions of spectatorship. Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology in Germany between the 1890s and World War I, he follows specialists across disciplines as they... more...

  • The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinemaby Jacqueline Reich

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation?s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great... more...

  • Blender for Animation and Film-Based Productionby Michelangelo Manrique

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    See Why Blender Is Right for Your Studio?s Pipeline Blender for Animation and Film-Based Production explores why Blender is ideal for animation films. It demonstrates Blender?s capability to do the job in each production department. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced user, you?ll see why Blender should be taken into consideration in... more...

  • Studios Before the Systemby Brian R. Jacobson

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio dream factories? structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in mind, which in turn influenced the form, content, and business of the films that were made and the impressions of the people who viewed... more...

  • Menus for Movielandby Richard Abel

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    At the turn of the past century, the main function of a newspaper was to offer ?menus? by which readers could make sense of modern life and imagine how to order their daily lives. Among those menus in the mid-1910s were several that mediated the interests of movie manufacturers, distributors, exhibitors, and the rapidly expanding audience of fans.... more...