Filmmaking

Filmmaking books covering Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting, Postproduction, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and all aspects of the filmmaking process. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge

Our filmmaking books are filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies and written by the best in the business. No matter what your filmmaking interest is or your skill level, we have the tools to help you master your craft.

 

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  • Bring the Funny

    The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter

    By Greg DePaul

    A sharp, funny book about comedy screenwriting from a successful screenwriter that uses recent – as in this century – movies you've actually seen as examples. Greg DePaul (Screenwriter, Bride Wars, Saving Silverman) has sold scripts to Miramax, Fox, Disney, New Line, Sony, MGM and Village…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Focal Press

  • Production House Cinema

    Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business

    By Kurt Lancaster

    In Production House Cinema: Starting and Running Your Own Cinematic Storytelling Business, renowned video storyteller Kurt Lancaster offers both students and professionals a practical guide to starting their own video production company and creating cinematic, client-based video content. Utilizing…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Focal Press

  • Corporate Video Production

    Beyond the Board Room (And OUT of the Bored Room), 2nd Edition

    By Stuart Sweetow

    In this updated edition of Corporate Video Production, Stuart Sweetow teaches aspiring and seasoned videographers how to make imaginative corporate videos with eye-catching designs, rhythmic editing tricks, and essential scriptwriting and interview techniques. Readers will learn how to shoot on…

    Paperback – 2016-07-21
    Focal Press

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MasteringFilm.com is a blog powered by bestselling Focal Press authors and industry experts. It features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews, and other resources for aspiring and professional filmmakers.

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The below video tutorial is a quick look at how Metadata works when shooting RAW. It is just one of the video tutorials that is included on the companion website for Blain Brown’s book The Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants.

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  • Simon Jacobs, Editor

    Simon Jacobs is an editor on Focal Press’s/Routledge’s film and video list. He acquires in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and 3D. He works closely with Emily McCloskey, who acquires in the areas of film business, producing, cinematography, directing, documentary, film production, screenwriting, and sound. Emily and Simon publish academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

  • Emily McCloskey, Editor

    Emily McCloskey manages and commissions books for the Focal Press Filmmaking list. She acquires in the areas of film business, producing, cinematography, directing, documentary, production, screenwriting, and sound. She works closely with Simon Jacobs, who acquires in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and 3D. Emily and Simon publish academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

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