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Filmmaking and Photography Textbooks New and Key Titles 2017

Welcome to the Routledge Filmmaking and Photography Textbook Catalog

Within the pages of this online catalog you will find our forthcoming, new and key Filmmaking and Photography textbooks.

Instructors - All the books in this catalog are available to order as either complimentary exam copies or eInspection copies. If you are teaching and would like to receive a copy of a book to consider adopting it for your course, simply click on the book title for more information.

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  • Avid Editing

    A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, 6th Edition

    By Sam Kauffmann

    Completely updated for current HD, UHD, 2K, and 4K workflows, Avid Editing blends the art and aesthetics of motion picture editing with technical, hands-on instruction. Appropriate for beginners and intermediate users who need to refresh their knowledge of essential post-production techniques, this…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24 
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  • Seizing the Light

    A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography, 3rd Edition

    By Robert Hirsch, Robert Hirsch

    The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation. Covering the major events, practitioners…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
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  • Directing and Producing for Television

    A Format Approach, 5th Edition

    By Ivan Cury

    Directing and Producing for Television provides essential tools required to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Ideal for students in television production courses, Directing and Producing for Television addresses critical production techniques for various formats, including…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Documentary Voice & Vision

    A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production

    By Kelly Anderson, Martin Lucas

    Learn the creative and technical essentials of documentary filmmaking with Documentary Voice & Vision. This comprehensive work combines clear, up-to-date technical information, production techniques and gear descriptions with an understanding of how technical choices can create meaning and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06
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  • Documentary Storytelling

    Creative Nonfiction on Screen, 4th Edition

    By Sheila Curran Bernard

    Documentary Storytelling has reached filmmakers and filmgoers worldwide with its unique focus on the key ingredient for success in the growing global documentary marketplace: storytelling. This practical guide reveals how today’s top filmmakers bring the tools of narrative cinema to the world of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23
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  • Television Production

    16th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    Gain the skills you need to succeed in the television industry and master the production process, from shooting and producing, to editing and distribution. This new and updated 16th edition of Television Production offers a thorough and practical guide to professional TV and video production…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
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  • Langford's Basic Photography

    The Guide for Serious Photographers, 10th Edition

    Edited by Anna Fox, Richard Sawdon Smith

    This seminal photography text, now in its 10th edition and celebrating its 50th anniversary, has been revamped, reorganized, and modernized to include the most up-to-date, need to know information for photographers. Ideal for students, beginners, and advanced users wanting to brush up on the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
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  • Design for Motion

    Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design

    By Austin Shaw

    Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects. Here, in one volume,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
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  • Introduction to Photography

    A Visual Guide to the Essential Skills of Photography and Lightroom

    By Mark Galer

    This book is intended to be the primary textbook to support any college who would like to run a Photography 101 course for students. The course is designed to offer tutors an independent learning tool to enable students to learn the craft of using an interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or Mirrorless)…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
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  • Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video

    5th Edition

    By Peter Rea, David K. Irving

    Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Fifth Edition is the definitive book on the subject for the serious film student or beginning filmmaker. Its unique two-fold approach looks at filmmaking from the perspectives of both the producer and director, and clearly explains how their…

    Paperback – 2015-03-23
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  • Exploring Color Photography

    From Film to Pixels, 6th Edition

    By Robert Hirsch

    Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create…

    Paperback – 2015-02-12
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  • Directing the Documentary

    6th Edition

    By Michael Rabiger

    Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition is the definitive book on the form, offering time-tested principles to help you master the craft. Ideal for documentary courses as well as aspiring and established documentary filmmakers, this book has it all, with in-depth lessons and insider perspectives…

    Paperback – 2014-08-22
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  • Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect

    4th Edition

    By Claudia H Johnson

    Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect, Fourth Edition stands alone among screenwriting books by emphasizing that human connection, though often overlooked, is as essential to writing effective screenplays as conflict. This groundbreaking book will show you how to advance and deepen your…

    Paperback – 2014-08-22
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  • Producing Great Sound for Film and Video

    Expert Tips from Preproduction to Final Mix, 4th Edition

    By Jay Rose

    In Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition audio guru Jay Rose revises his popular text for a new generation of filmmakers. You’ll learn practical, time-saving ways to get better recordings, solve problems with existing audio, create compelling tracks, and boost your filmmaking to…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide

    A Down & Dirty DV Production, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony Q. Artis

    To anyone who wants to make a doc but doesn’t have a lot of time, money, or experience, Anthony Artis says: "It’s time to get down and dirty!"—a filmmaking mentality that teaches you how to be creative with your resources and do more with less. Written by a guerrilla filmmaker for guerrilla…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06
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  • Write to TV

    Out of Your Head and onto the Screen, 2nd Edition

    By Martie Cook

    Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
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  • Avid Editing

    A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users, 5th Edition

    By Sam Kauffmann

    Far more than just a software manual, Avid Editing is your trusted guide to uncovering the many layers of one of the world's most exciting crafts. This book weaves valuable editing principles together with the robust Avid workflow, delving deeply into efficient editing techniques and concepts. In…

    Paperback – 2012-07-06
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  • Light and Lens

    Photography in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Hirsch

    Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age is a groundbreaking introductory book that clearly and concisely provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. It is an adventurous idea book that features numerous classroom-tested…

    Paperback – 2012-04-30
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  • The Makeup Artist Handbook

    Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 2nd Edition

    By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Get professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists in this full-color, comprehensive book from accomplished makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall. The two come to you with impressive backgrounds in film and television industries--their projects have…

    Paperback – 2012-01-04
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  • Video Production Handbook

    5th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    Techniques matter! Great ideas don't automatically translate into great programs. It's not enough simply to show what is going on. The way you present your subject will influence how your audience responds. You need to choose your picture and sound carefully, to convey your ideas in an interesting,…

    Paperback – 2011-07-26
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  • Directing and Producing for Television

    A Format Approach, 4th Edition

    By Ivan Cury

    Directing and Producing for Television provides you with the tools you'll need to direct and produce effectively in a variety of settings. Based on his years of experience in the industry and teaching the subject, Cury illustrates fundamental principles with engaging anecdotes that teach by…

    Paperback – 2010-10-07
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  • Digital Compositing for Film and Video

    3rd Edition

    By Steve Wright

    This practical, hands-on guide addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis. You are presented with tips, techniques, and solutions for dealing with badly shot elements, color artifacts, mismatched lighting and other commonly faced compositing…

    Paperback – 2010-05-03
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