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

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Focal Press

  • DSLR Cinema: A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget book cover

    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 – 2018-02-08
    Focal Press

  • TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-30
    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, Filmmaking and Video

    Simon Jacobs is a commissioning editor on the Focal Press/Routledge filmmaking and video list. He commissions globally in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, 3D/VR, and sound, and in the US in the areas of documentary, producing, business/law, marketing/distribution, and television. Simon welcomes proposals for academic textbooks in these areas, as well as proposals for books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

  • Sheni Kruger, Editor, Filmmaking

    Sheni Kruger is a commissioning editor on the Focal Press/Routledge Filmmaking list. She commissions globally in the areas of production, cinematography, directing, and screenwriting and outside the US in the areas of documentary, producing, business/law, marketing/distribution, and television. Sheni welcomes proposals for academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

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