Applied Media: Filmmaking and Postproduction

  • From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X

    Making the Creative Leap

    By Tom Wolsky

    From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X offers an accessible, introductory guide to those taking up video editing using Final Cut Pro X, especially users making the transition from iMovie, Apple’s free video software, helping aspirational and mobile filmmakers develop the skills needed to take their career…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03 
    Focal Press

  • The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

    The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers

    By Eran Dinur

    Eran Dinur is an Emmy and VES award-winning VFX supervisor, artist and instructor. His work at ILM Singapore includes films such as Iron Man, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Terminator Salvation. Since 2011 Eran has served as…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Focal Press

  • Hollywood Drive

    What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Light Honthaner

    Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in film and TV. The completely updated second edition features new interviews with industry professionals, information about the changing…

    Paperback – 2017-03-28 
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    By Marilyn Beker

    Marilyn Beker is a professor of screenwriting in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Screenwriting With a Conscience: Ethics for Screenwriters and The Screenwriter Activist: Writing Social Issue Movies. She has extensive…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge

  • Directing and Producing for Television

    A Format Approach, 5th Edition

    By Ivan Cury

    Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22 
    Focal Press

  • Film Marketing

    2nd Edition

    By Finola Kerrigan

    The role of the film marketer is both vital and challenging. Promotion is one of the industry’s biggest costs, with the campaign of a large film costing up to half its production budget. Box office results, however, are wildly unpredictable: relatively few films a year make a profit. These market…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21 
    Routledge

  • Video Production Handbook

    6th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    This new edition of the Video Production Handbook walks students through the full video production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15 
    Focal Press

  • Art of the Cut

    Conversations with Film and TV Editors

    By Steve Hullfish

    Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09 
    Focal Press

  • Breaking In

    Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

    By Lee Jessup

    Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Focal Press

  • The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

    The People and The Process, 3rd Edition

    By Lorene M. Wales

    This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’ The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01 
    Focal Press

  • The Hand that Holds the Camera

    Interviews with Women Film and Video Directors

    By Lynn Fieldman Miller

    Images of girls and women in books, ads, films and on television influence the way that girls and women see themselves. This book, considering it important that women control the images in these powerful media, interviews seven female film and video makers and questions their thoughts on their…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Directing for the Screen

    By Anna Weinstein

    Directing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the business of directing. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; developing and nurturing business relationships; the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20 
    Focal Press
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