Filmmaking: Production

  • The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre book cover

    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 – 2017-08-04 
    Focal Press

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide book cover

    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 – 2017-07-25 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality: Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives book cover

    Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives

    By John Bucher

    Storytelling For Virtual Reality serves as a bridge for 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 best be…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Shot book cover

    Grammar of the Shot

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    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 – 2017-07-18 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Edit book cover

    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 – 2017-07-12 
    Focal Press

  • Film Directing Fundamentals: See Your Film Before Shooting book cover

    Film Directing Fundamentals

    See Your Film Before Shooting, 4th Edition

    By Nicholas 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 – 2017-07-07 
    Focal Press

  • Visual Storytelling with Color and Light book cover

    Visual Storytelling with Color and Light

    By Michael Humphries

    Though digital technology will continue to advance the way art is created, traditional mediums and techniques will remain fundamental to creating art. This holds true for gouache, (opaque watercolor}, acrylic, and many other mediums. Traditional mediums have had a hand in the creation of some of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21 
    CRC Press

  • The Corporate Media Toolkit: Advanced Techniques for Producers, Writers and Directors book cover

    The Corporate Media Toolkit

    Advanced Techniques for Producers, Writers and Directors

    By Ray DiZazzo

    The Corporate Media Toolkit 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,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Focal Press

  • The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers book cover

    The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

    The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers

    By Eran Dinur

    The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot: Writing Short Films for Production book cover

    Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    By Marilyn Beker

    Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Focal Press

  • Video Production Handbook book cover

    Video Production Handbook

    6th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    This new edition of the Video Production Handbook walks students through the full video production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01
    Focal Press

  • The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production: The People and The Process book cover

    The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

    The People and The Process, 3rd Edition

    By Lorene M. Wales

    This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’ The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press

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