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2017 Filmmaking Titles for Review

Please find below a list of recently published Filmmaking titles.

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  • Virtual Reality Filmmaking

    Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers

    By Celine Tricart

    Virtual Reality Filmmaking presents a comprehensive guide to the use of virtual reality in filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, live event production, and more. Written by Celine Tricart, a filmmaker and an expert in new technologies, the book provides a hands-on guide to creative…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Focal Press

  • Introduction to Video Production

    Studio, Field, and Beyond, 2nd Edition

    By Ronald J. Compesi, Jaime S. Gomez

    Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles and aesthetics of video production and the technologies used, in both studio and field environments. Ron Compesi and Jaime Gomez cover each aspect of the process step by step, from…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Focal Press

  • The Healthy Edit

    Creative Editing Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie, 2nd Edition

    By John Rosenberg

    This updated and revised new edition of The Healthy Edit provides aspiring and working editors with creative editing strategies they can employ to enhance a film, while also overcoming common production problems. With decades of experience editing and film doctoring Hollywood features, author John…

    Paperback – 2017-11-24 
    Focal Press

  • Making Media

    Foundations of Sound and Image Production, 4th Edition

    By Jan Roberts-Breslin

    Making Media: Foundations of Sound and Image Production takes the media production process and deconstructs it into its most basic components. Students will learn the basic concepts of media production – frame, sound, light, time, motion, and sequencing – and be able to apply them to any medium…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Focal Press

  • Digital Compositing for Film and Video

    Production Workflows and Techniques, 4th Edition

    By Steve Wright

    Written by senior compositor, technical director and master trainer Steve Wright, this book condenses years of production experience into an easy-to-read and highly-informative guide suitable for both working and aspiring visual effects artists. This expanded and updated edition of Digital…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21 
    Focal Press

  • The Producer's Business Handbook

    The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer, 4th Edition

    By John J. Lee, Jr., Anne Marie Gillen

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of global entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including your home and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Film Production Management

    How to Budget, Organize and Successfully Shoot your Film, 4th Edition

    By Bastian Cleve

    This new and updated fourth edition of Film Production Management provides a step-by-step guide on how to budget, organize, and successfully shoot a film and get it onto the big screen. Whether you are a film student or film production professional just getting started in the industry, this book is…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12 
    Focal Press

  • Video Production

    Disciplines and Techniques, 12th Edition

    By Jim Foust, Edward J Fink, Lynne Gross

    The revised twelfth edition of Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques introduces readers to the operations underlying video production. It provides thorough coverage of the theory and techniques readers need to know, balancing complexity with practical how-to information about detailed…

    Paperback – 2017-09-12
    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 – 2017-08-22
    Focal Press

  • The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera

    A Practical Approach to Film, Television, and Commercial Acting

    By John Howard Swain

    The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television. Written by veteran actor, producer, and director John Howard Swain, the book offers a clear-cut, no-nonsense technique that equips aspiring or…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03
    Focal Press

  • Video Editing with Avid: Media Composer, Symphony, Xpress

    By Roger Shufflebottom

    This is the first comprehensive guide to editing on Avid from a PAL standpoint, also including NTSC information where appropriate, making this book a worldwide manual.If you are already using Media Composer, Symphony, or Xpress and want to improve and consolidate your basic methods, or if you need…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
    Focal Press

  • The Visual Story

    Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media, 2nd Edition

    By Bruce Block

    If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film, video, animated piece,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
    Focal Press

  • Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

    By Dave Kost

    Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors is the second book in the Book of Sides series by Dave Kost, featuring original, two-page, two-character scenes for use in acting, directing, and auditioning classes. While shorter than the traditional three-to-six-page scenes…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Focal Press

  • How to Work the Film & TV Markets

    A Guide for Content Creators

    By Heather Hale

    How to Work the Film & TV Markets takes independent filmmakers, television and digital content creators on a virtual tour of the entertainment industry’s trade shows — the circulatory system of the entire global media landscape. This book highlights the most significant annual events around the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31
    Focal Press

  • The Makeup Artist Handbook

    Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 3rd Edition

    By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Edit

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    Tell more effective visual stories by learning the "grammar" of cinematic language with this elegant, accessible reference. The fourth edition of Grammar of the Edit gives you the answers to the all-important questions of when to cut and why, and teaches readers the principles behind transitions,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Focal Press

  • Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics

    Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays

    By Eric R. Williams

    Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children’s book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life — advanced screenwriting strategies…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Focal Press

  • Film Directing Fundamentals

    See Your Film Before Shooting, 4th Edition

    By Nicholas T. Proferes

    Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on-screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, Nicholas Proferes provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-14
    Focal Press

  • Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

    Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, 4th Edition

    By Harry Box

    Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Focal Press

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives

    By John Bucher

    Storytelling for Virtual Reality serves as a bridge between students of new media and professionals working between the emerging world of VR technology and the art form of classical storytelling. Rather than examining purely the technical, the text focuses on the narrative and how stories can…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Shot

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen

    The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Focal Press

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film

    A Panic-Free Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Paula Landry

    Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle but hard in practice. The successful producer has a solid plan for juggling dozens of activities and costs while retaining the flexibility to cope with those inevitable last-minute changes and stay on course. Preplanning the budget and schedule of any…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Avid Uncut

    Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros

    By Steve Hullfish

    Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows. Learn the secrets of the postproduction professionals from box office blockbusters like…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30
    Focal Press

  • The Corporate Media Toolkit

    Advanced Techniques for Producers, Writers and Directors

    By Ray DiZazzo

    This book offers corporate writers, producers and directors an accessibly-written, hands-on guide to practical techniques important in producing high-quality, nuanced work in a corporate environment. Exploring each phase of media development—project inception, client interactions, scriptwriting,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27
    Focal Press