Focal Press: Filmmaking and Postproduction

  • The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking: From Script to Screen book cover

    The Collaborative Art of Filmmaking

    From Script to Screen, 3rd Edition

    By Linda Seger

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Focal Press

  • After Effects for Designers: Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion book cover

    After Effects for Designers

    Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion

    By Chris Jackson

    After Effects for Designers teaches design students, artists, and web, graphic, and interactive designers how to design, develop, and deploy motion design projects using Adobe After Effects. Author Chris Jackson balances fundamental aspects of time-based design with related techniques and explores…

    Paperback – 2017-12-27 
    Focal Press

  • Documentary Editing: Principles & Practice book cover

    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 – 2017-12-22 
    Focal Press

  • TV Writing on Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era book cover

    TV Writing on Demand

    Creating Great Content in the Digital Era

    By Neil Landau

    In TV Writing on Demand, author Neil Landau takes a deep-dive into the new TV landscape that is both timely and essential. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have ushered in a new era of television and are having a major impact on all broadcast and cable TV networks, and with the proliferation of everything…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Focal Press

  • Virtual Reality Filmmaking: Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover

    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

  • Open Space New Media Documentary: A Toolkit for Theory and Practice book cover

    Open Space New Media Documentary

    A Toolkit for Theory and Practice

    By Patricia Zimmerman, Helen De Michiel

    Open Space New Media Documentary examines an emerging and significant area of documentary practice in the twenty-first century: community-based new media documentary projects that move across platforms and utilize participatory modalities. The book offers an innovative theorization of these…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Title Sequences as Paratexts: Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation book cover

    Title Sequences as Paratexts

    Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation

    By Michael Betancourt

    In his third book on the semiotics of title sequences, Title Sequences as Paratexts, theorist Michael Betancourt offers an analysis of the relationship between the title sequence and its primary text—the narrative whose production the titles credit. Using a wealth of examples drawn from across film…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • The Producer's Business Handbook: The Roadmap for the Balanced Film Producer book cover

    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

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