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Filmmaking and Photography Textbooks New and Key Titles 2018

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.


  • Voice & Vision

    A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking, 3rd Edition

    By Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

    Develop your creative voice while acquiring the practical skills and confidence to use it with this new and fully-updated edition of Mick Hurbis-Cherrier’s filmmaking bible, Voice & Vision. Written for independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26 
    Focal Press

  • The Grip Book

    The Studio Grip’s Essential Guide, 6th Edition

    By Michael Uva

    Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on any movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing difficult camera mounts on aircraft, boats, trains, and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03 
    Focal Press

  • Aesthetic 3D Lighting

    History, Theory, and Application

    By Lee Lanier

    Aesthetic 3D Lighting: History, Theory, and Application delves into the history, the theory, and the practical and aesthetic application of lighting in the fine arts and 3D animation. In this book, animation industry veteran and lighting expert Lee Lanier examines the importance of lighting and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2018-02-09
    Focal Press

  • Documentary Editing

    Principles & Practice

    By Jacob Bricca

    Documentary Editing offers clear and detailed strategies for tackling every stage of the documentary editing process, from organizing raw footage and building select reels to fine cutting and final export. Written by a Sundance award- winning documentary editor with a dozen features to his credit…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Focal Press

  • The Astrophotography Manual

    A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Sky Imaging, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Woodhouse

    The Astrophotography Manual, Second Edition is for photographers ready to move beyond standard SLR cameras and editing software to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the stars. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    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 – 2017-12-04
    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 – 2017-11-28
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  • Perception and Imaging

    Photography as a Way of Seeing, 5th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia, John Suler

    When you look at an image, what do you see, think, and feel? How do you want your audience to react when they view your work? For over 30 years the late Richard Zakia helped photographers enrich their creative vision through his classic book, Perception and Imaging. Now he is joined by co-author…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21
    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 – 2017-11-15
    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 entertainment and learn to successfully engage in all aspects of global production with the revised and updated 4th edition of The Producer's Business Handbook. Learn how to cultivate relationships with key industry players including domestic…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30
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