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  • Routledge Revivals: David Rabe (1988)

    A Stage History and a Primary and Secondary Bibliography

    By Philip C. Kolin

    In the twenty years that preceded the publication of this book in 1988, David Rabe was in the vanguard of playwrights who shaped American theatre. As the first full-length work on Rabe, this book laid the groundwork for later critical and biographical studies. The first part consists of an essay…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24

  • Tradigital Animate CC

    12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Animate

    By Stephen Brooks

    Learn how to bridge the gap between the traditional animation principles and digital software. Tradigital Flash: 12 Principles of Animation in Adobe Flash brings the essentials of traditional animation and Adobe Flash together. The early masters of animationcreated a list of 12 principles which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Design to Renourish

    Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice

    By Eric Benson, Yvette Perullo

    Inspiration is everywhere when you stop to not just smell but watch the roses. Mother Nature’s interwoven relationships between all life can serve as a powerful model for graphic designers to create sustainable print and digital work. Design to Renourish is a book for the graphic design…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
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Featured on Mastering Photo - A blog powered by Focal Press is a blog powered by Focal Press authors and industry experts that features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews and other free resources.

Creating a Series of Images

Fine art photographer, blogger and author, Brooke Shaden discusses why creating a series of images is important for a photographer's portfolio and career and how to put a story into a series of images.

Setting Up Your First Studio – Getting Your Lights Right

The authors of Light Science & Magic discuss what lights you really need when setting up your first studio.

Camera Raw as a Photoshop Filter

A tutorial by Martin Evening, author of Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2014 Release on how to use Camera Raw as a Photoshop filter. The post includes both the video tutorial and the tutorial found in the book.

Featured on Mastering Film - A blog powered by Focal Press is a blog powered by bestselling Focal Press authors and industry experts. It features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews, and other resources for aspiring and professional filmmakers.

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Writing for the Green Light – Hollywood’s Biggest Secret

A revealing post by Scott Kirkpatrick, currently the Director of Distribution for MarVista Entertainment and author of Writing for the Greenlight: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices.

Preparing a Location for Recording and Ambience

You’ve probably heard the comment “We’ll fix it in post.” If you’re on a film shoot with a heavy audio postproduction budget, then almost anything is possible. But in video, what you record on location is pretty much what’s going to end up in the final product. Preparing your location is vital to recording quality tracks. Here are some tips...

Directing the Documentary – Keys to Directing People

The word “directing” suggests ordering people around, and is particularly misleading for documentary since you guide or lead the process, rather than command it. Your job is to know what motivates people, what psychological blocs you must remove, and what subtle pressures you can exert to catalyze behavior, or uncover hidden narratives.

Featured on Audio Undone – A blog powered by Focal Press is a blog powered by Focal Press authors and industry experts that features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews and other free resources.

Looking to make your mark in the recording industry? You need A Crash Course.

Get our FREE e-book A Crash Course to Making Your Mark in the Recording Industry, which provides an overview of a wide-range of crucial topics in audio and recording. Whether you are just entering the field, or have been in it for decades, you will find this to be a useful guidebook.

How to achieve commercial-grade recordings from Mike Senior

View the video trailer to Recording Secrets for the Small Studio, in which author Mike Senior takes you through its key features and provides a selection of recordings using the principles incorporated in his book.

What is a Good Recording?

Read a free excerpt from our recent book Mic It! by Ian Corbett by Martin Evening, on learning the fundamentals to making simple, technically and artistically correct recordings.

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