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  • Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy book cover

    Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy

    Edited by Russell Ford

    The Western philosophical tradition shows a marked fondness for tragedy. From Plato and Aristotle, through German idealism, to contemporary reflections on the murderous violence of the twentieth century, philosophy has often looked to tragedy for resources to make suffering, grief, and death…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Live-Streaming Handbook: How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop book cover

    The Live-Streaming Handbook

    How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop

    By Peter Stewart

    The Live-Streaming Handbook will teach you how to present live-video shows from your phone and stream them straight to Facebook and Twitter. With this book and your favourite social media apps, you will be able to run your own TV station for your home or work. Peter Stewart, an experienced TV…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • 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 R. Zimmermann, 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 – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

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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.

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MasteringFilm.com 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.

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AudioUndone.com 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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