2017 & 2018 Filmmaking Titles for Review

Please find below a list of recently published Filmmaking titles. If you would like to receive a copy for review, please complete our online form.

January - February 2018

  • Motion Graphic Design

    Applied History and Aesthetics, 3rd Edition

    By Jon Krasner

    Enhance your knowledge of motion graphic design aesthetics and history with this authoritative look at the evolution of the art form. Motion Graphic Design, Third Edition provides a historical and critical overview of how the language of traditional graphic design is combined with the dynamic…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Focal Press

  • Design for Motion

    Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design

    By Austin Shaw

    Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects. Here, in one volume,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Focal Press

  • How to Cheat in Motion

    By Patrick Sheffield

    Creative solutions without the filler. That is what you get from this practical guide to enhancing your titles, motion graphics and visual effects with Motion. Step-by-step instruction is concisely described and lavishly illustrated. The companion CD shows the techniques at work so you can take…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Focal Press

  • Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects

    Essential and Advanced Techniques, 5th Edition

    By Chris Meyer

    After Effects CS5.5 Update: /tv.adobe.com/show/after-effects-cs55-new-creative-techniques/ Chris and Trish Meyer have created a series of videos demonstrating how to use their favorite new and enhanced features in After Effects CS5.5. Virtually all of these videos use exercise files from Creating…

    Hardback – 2018-02-26
    Focal Press

  • Drawing the Line: Technical Hand Drafting for Film and Television

    By David McHenry

    Drawing the Line: Technical Hand Drafting for Film and Television is the essential resource for students and aspiring professionals studying and working in film and television design. The book covers all aspects of scenic drafting by hand – a technique still used in film and television because of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15
    Focal Press

  • DSLR Cinema

    A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget, 3rd Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of the book mapped the way…

    Paperback – 2018-02-09
    Focal Press

  • TV Writing On Demand

    Creating Great Content in the Digital Era

    By Neil Landau

    TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30
    Focal Press

  • Vegas Pro 8 Editing Workshop

    By Douglas Spotted Eagle

    Master the Vegas Pro 8 toolset, including its industry-leading HD and audio capabilities. This comprehensive guide delivers the nuts and bolts of the essential tasks, from installing the application to outputting, together with practical editing techniques and real-world examples for working more…

    Hardback – 2018-01-12
    Focal Press

  • Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting

    Aristotle and the Modern Scriptwriter

    By Brian Price

    Since we first arrived on the planet, we’ve been telling each other stories, whether of that morning’s great saber-tooth tiger hunt or the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. And throughout our history, despite differences of geography or culture, we’ve been telling those stories in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08
    Focal Press