Filmmaking and Postproduction Products

  • Screenwriting for Profit

    The Global Marketplace Determines Your Subject

    By Andrew Stevens

    Screenwriting for Profit uniquely teaches and illustrates how global trends define the screenplay marketplace, from dictating current saleable trends to determining specific subject matter, genre, and story elements that will succeed in key international territories. Veteran producer Andrew Stevens…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16 
    Focal Press

  • Video Production Handbook

    6th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    This new edition of the Video Production Handbook walks students through the full video production process, from inception of idea to final distribution. Concentrating on the techniques and concepts behind the latest equipment, this book demonstrates the fundamental principles needed to create…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15 
    Focal Press

  • Breaking In

    Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

    By Lee Jessup

    Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Focal Press

  • Art of the Cut

    Conversations with Film and TV Editors

    By Steve Hullfish

    Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Focal Press

  • Write to Shoot

    Writing Short Films for Production

    By Marilyn Beker

    Write to Shoot teaches budding screenwriters and screenwriting filmmakers how to write a short script with production in mind. Beker instructs them how to showcase their strengths, tailor projects to shoestring budgets, resources, and practical production parameters without sacrificing the quality…

    Paperback – 2017-03-02 

  • The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production

    The People and The Process, 3rd Edition

    By Lorene Wales

    This expanded, updated, and revised third edition of Lorene Wales’s The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production offers a comprehensive introduction to the positions/roles, procedures, and logistics of the film and digital video production process, from development and pre-production all the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01 
    Focal Press

  • Hollywood Drive

    What it Takes to Break in, Hang in & Make it in the Entertainment Industry, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Light Honthaner

    Hollywood Drive is the essential guide to starting and succeeding at a career in the entertainment industry. The completely updated second edition features new interviews with industry professionals, information about the changing social media landscape, tips on self-promotion, on making your own…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Focal Press

  • The Hand that Holds the Camera

    Interviews with Women Film and Video Directors

    By Lynn Fieldman Miller

    Images of girls and women in books, ads, films and on television influence the way that girls and women see themselves. This book, considering it important that women control the images in these powerful media, interviews seven female film and video makers and questions their thoughts on their…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Writing for the Screen

    Edited by Anna Weinstein

    Writing for the Screen is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the art and business of screenwriting. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives and advice from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in; pitching; developing and nurturing…

    Paperback – 2017-02-10 
    Focal Press

  • Directing for the Screen

    By Anna Weinstein

    Directing for the Screen: Succeeding as a Creative Professional is a collection of essays and interviews exploring the art and business of directing. This highly accessible guide to working in film and television includes perspectives and advice from industry insiders on topics such as breaking in;…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09 
    Focal Press

  • Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage

    By Lee Lanier

    In Advanced Visual Effects Compositing: Techniques for Working with Problematic Footage, learn to tackle difficult visual effect composites in layer-based and node-based compositing programs. In this book, industry veteran and compositing expert Lee Lanier offers tips, tricks, techniques, and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07 
    Focal Press

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

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