Filmmaking and Postproduction Products

  • How to Work the Film & TV Markets

    A Guide for Content Creators

    By Heather Hale

    How to Work the Film & TV Markets by Heather Hale takes independent filmmakers, television and digital content creators on a virtual tour of the entertainment industry’s trade shows - the circulatory system of the entire global media landscape. This book highlights the most significant annual…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Producing for Profit

    A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films.

    By Andrew Stevens

    In Practical Producing: A Producer’s Guide to Independent and Low Budget Filmmaking, Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. The principles outlined in this book aren’t just theory, but practical application that filmmakers…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12 
    Focal Press

  • Directors Tell the Story

    Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, 2nd Edition

    By Bethany Rooney, Mary Lou Belli

    Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story, Second Edition offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05 
    Focal Press

  • The Producer's Playbook

    Real People on Camera

    By Amy Delouise

    Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera is a no-nonsense guide for producers looking to get the best performances from "real people" to tell powerful stories on video. Director/producer Amy DeLouise brings years of experience to this resource for creating the best on-screen impact with…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14 
    Focal Press

  • Script Partners

    How to Succeed at Co-Writing for Film & TV, 2nd Edition

    By Matt Stevens, Claudia Johnson

    Some of the greatest movies and television series have been written by script partners. Script Partners, Second Edition brings together the experience, knowledge, and winning techniques of Hollywood’s most productive partnerships—including Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild…

    Paperback – 2016-04-08 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2016-03-31 
    Focal Press

  • The Hair Stylist Handbook

    Techniques for Film and Television

    By Gretchen Davis

    Achieve professional quality hair results with this full-color, comprehensive book from award-winning hair and makeup pros, Gretchen Davis and Yvette Rivas. In The Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television, you’ll learn how to create that sought-after "complete look" by learning the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-25 
    Focal Press

  • Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

    Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment, 3rd Edition

    By Bob McCarthy

    Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16 
    Focal Press

  • Beyond Spatial Montage

    Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space

    By Michael Betancourt

    Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space offers an extended discussion of the morphology and structure of compositing, graphic juxtapositions, and montage employed in motion pictures. Drawing from the history of avant-garde and commercial cinema,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Focal Press

  • The Art of Short Form Content

    From Concept to Color Correction

    By Bryan Cook

    The Art of Short Form Content: From Concept to Color Correction is an in-depth examination of the craft of creating short form filmic content – a category which includes television commercials, music videos, television promos, movie trailers, digital billboards, corporate videos, and pretty much…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 
    Focal Press

  • Story Money Impact

    Funding media for social change

    By Tracey Friesen

    STORY MONEY IMPACT: Funding Media for Social Change by Tracey Friesen  is a practical guide for media-makers, funders, and activists who share the common goal of creating an impact with their work. Today, social-issues storytellers are sharpening their craft, while funders with finite…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Focal Press

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