Filmmaking and Postproduction Products

  • The Makeup Artist Handbook

    Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 3rd Edition

    By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…

    Paperback – 2017-08-04 
    Focal Press

  • Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film

    A Panic-Free Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Paula Landry

    Budgeting and scheduling are easy in principle but hard in practice. The successful producer has a solid plan for juggling dozens of activities and costs while retaining the flexibility to cope with those inevitable last-minute changes and stay on course. Preplanning the budget and schedule of any…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25 
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives

    By John Bucher

    Storytelling For Virtual Reality serves as a bridge for students of new media and professionals working between the emerging world of VR technology and the art form of classical storytelling. Rather than examining purely the technical, the text focuses on the narrative and how stories can best be…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21 
    Focal Press

  • Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics

    Techniques for Adapting Books, Comics and Real-Life Stories into Screenplays

    By Eric Williams

    Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children’s book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life — advanced screenwriting strategies…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Shot

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    The newly-revised and updated fourth edition of Grammar of the Shot teaches readers the principles behind successful visual communication in motion media through shot composition, screen direction, depth cues, lighting, camera movement, and shooting for editing. Many general practices are suggested…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
    Focal Press

  • Grammar of the Edit

    4th Edition

    By Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

    Tell more effective visual stories by learning the "grammar" of cinematic language with this elegant, accessible reference. The fourth edition of Grammar of the Edit gives you the answers to the all-important questions of when to cut and why, and teaches readers the principles behind transitions,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Focal Press

  • Film Directing Fundamentals

    See Your Film Before Shooting, 4th Edition

    By Nicholas Proferes

    Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on-screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, Nicholas Proferes provides clear-cut ways to translate a script to the screen. Using the script as a blueprint, the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Focal Press

  • National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook

    11th Edition

    Edited by Garrison C. Cavell

    The NAB Engineering Handbook is the definitive resource for broadcast engineers. It provides in-depth information about each aspect of the broadcast chain from audio and video contribution through an entire broadcast facility all the way to the antenna. New topics include Ultra High Definition…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • 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 – 2017-06-29 
    Focal Press

  • Visual Storytelling with Color and Light

    By Michael Humphries

    Though digital technology will continue to advance the way art is created, traditional mediums and techniques will remain fundamental to creating art. This holds true for gouache, (opaque watercolor}, acrylic, and many other mediums. Traditional mediums have had a hand in the creation of some of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21 
    CRC Press

  • The Corporate Media Toolkit

    Advanced Techniques for Producers, Writers and Directors

    By Ray DiZazzo

    The Corporate Media Toolkit offers corporate writers, producers and directors an accessibly written, hands-on guide to practical techniques important in producing high-quality, nuanced work in a corporate environment. Exploring each phase of media development—project inception, client interactions,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Focal Press

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