Filmmaking and Postproduction Products

  • The Technique of Film and Video Editing

    History, Theory, and Practice, 6th Edition

    By Ken Dancyger

    This updated sixth edition of The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Ken Dancyger puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a…

    Paperback – 2018-08-28 
    Focal Press

  • Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking

    From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound

    By George Larkin

    The introduction of post-production during the transition from silent cinema to the Synchronized Sound era in the 1920s' American studio system resulted in what has been a previously unheralded revolution in filmmaking. This transition made possible a product that could be easily mass-produced,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen

    Making and Applying Prosthetics, 3rd Edition

    By Todd Debreceni

    With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25 
    Focal Press

  • Prewriting Your Screenplay

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Generating Stories

    By Michael Tabb

    Prewriting Your Screenplay cements all the bricks of a story’s foundations together and forms a single, organic story-growing technique, starting with a blank slate. It shows writers how to design each element so that they perfectly interlock together like pieces of a puzzle, creating a stronger…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25 
    Focal Press

  • Guerrilla Film Marketing

    The Ultimate Guide to the Branding, Marketing and Promotion of Independent Films & Filmmakers

    By Robert Barnwell

    Create an irresistible brand image and build an audience of loyal and engaged fans… Guerrilla Film Marketing takes readers through each step of the film branding, marketing and promotional process. Tailored specifically to low-budget independent films and filmmakers, Guerrilla Film …

    Paperback – 2018-07-23 
    Focal Press

  • The Documentary Filmmaker's Roadmap

    A Practical Guide to Planning, Production and Distribution

    By Maxine Trump

    The Documentary Filmmaker’s Roadmap is a concise and practical guide to making a feature-length documentary film – from funding to production to distribution, exhibition and marketing. Using her award-winning film Musicwood—a New York Times Critics’ Pick—as a case study, director Maxine Trump…

    Paperback – 2018-07-13 
    Focal Press

  • Introduction to Cinematography

    Learning Through Practice

    By Tania Hoser

    Introduction to Cinematography offers a practical, stage-by-stage guide to the creative and technical foundations of cinematography. Building from a skills-based approach focused on professional practice, author Tania Hoser provides a step-by-step introduction for both cinematographers and camera…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11 
    Focal Press

  • The Business of Television

    By Ken Basin

    In this book, esteemed television executive and Harvard lecturer Ken Basin offers a comprehensive overview of the business, financial, and legal structure of the U.S. television industry, as well as its dealmaking norms. Written for working or aspiring creative professionals who want to better…

    Paperback – 2018-07-10 
    Focal Press

  • The Business of Film

    A Practical Introduction

    By Paula Landry, Stephen Greenwald

    The updated second edition of this text introduces readers to the business of film at every stage of the filmmaking lifecycle, from planning and production to distribution. Authors Paula Landry and Stephen R. Greenwald offer a practical, hands-on guide to the business aspects of this evolving…

    Paperback – 2018-07-06 
    Focal Press

  • Mixing a Musical

    Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, 2nd Edition

    By Shannon Slaton

    Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre, the role and responsibilities of the sound technician. This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labor to assistant…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03 

  • The Media Workflow Puzzle

    How It all Fits Together

    By Chris Lennon, Clyde Smith

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • Smartphone Video Storytelling

    By Robb Montgomery

    Smartphone Video Storytelling helps readers master the techniques for making compelling short-form video content with a smartphone. With mobile journalism on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand the entire process and potential for conveying stories across multiple platforms…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Focal Press

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