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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  • Directing for the Screen

    Edited 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 – 2017-02-15
    Focal Press
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  • Writing for the Screen

    Edited by Anna Weinstein

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

    Hardback – 2017-02-13
    Focal Press
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  • Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage

    By Lee Lanier

    In Advanced Visual Effects Compositing: Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage, learn to tackle difficult visual effect composites in layer-based and node-based compositing programs. In this book, industry veteran and compositing expert Lee Lanier offers tips, tricks, techniques, and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Focal Press

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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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