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  • Directing the Documentary

    6th Edition

    By Michael Rabiger

    Directing the Documentary, Sixth Edition is the definitive book on the form, offering time-tested principles to help you master the craft. Ideal for documentary courses as well as aspiring and established documentary filmmakers, this book has it all, with in-depth lessons and insider perspectives…

    Paperback – 2014-08-21
    Focal Press

  • The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide

    A Down & Dirty DV Production, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony Q. Artis

    To anyone who wants to make a doc but doesn’t have a lot of time, money, or experience, Anthony Artis says: "It’s time to get down and dirty!"—a filmmaking mentality that teaches you how to be creative with your resources and do more with less. Written by a guerrilla filmmaker for guerrilla…

    Paperback – 2014-05-05
    Focal Press

  • 3D Postproduction

    Stereoscopic Workflows and Techniques

    By Rick Baumgartner

    Master the complex realities of 3D postproduction workflows and solutions with this one-of-a-kind guide. Brimming with techniques that have been used on actual 3D productions and can easily be incorporated into your own workflows, Rick Baumgartner’s 3D Postproduction offers you: The best…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
    Focal Press

  • The Business of Media Distribution

    Monetizing Film, TV, and Video Content in an Online World, 2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey C. Ulin

    Learn how an idea moves from concept to profits and how distribution dominates the bottom line of an industry otherwise grounded in high profile elements (production, creative, law, finance, and marketing). In this updated edition of a bestselling industry staple, experienced media executive Jeff…

    Paperback – 2013-09-25
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

  • Video Shooter

    Mastering Storytelling Techniques, 3rd Edition

    By Barry Braverman

    "Show me a world I haven’t seen before!" These words from veteran cinematographer Barry Braverman will resonate as you read (and re-read) this revamped edition of Video Shooter. The third edition takes you beyond the technicalities of sensors, lenses, and tripods, to instill a practical and…

    Paperback – 2013-09-03
    Focal Press

  • 3D Storytelling

    How Stereoscopic 3D Works and How to Use It

    By Bruce Block, Philip Captain 3D McNally

    3D Storytelling is the ultimate guide for directors, cinematographers, producers, and designers of stereoscopic 3D movies and videos. With an emphasis on the aesthetic over the technical, this book is an essential foundation for showing you how to use 3D creatively to tell a story. Hollywood…

    Paperback – 2013-04-25
    Focal Press

  • Genre Filmmaking

    A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

    By Danny Draven

    What does it look like? How is it done? When should I use it? Whether you’re shooting a comedy, thriller, sci-fi or horror flick, you’ll need to know the answers to these questions. Learn how to execute the visual style of your genre in this highly illustrative, inspirational guide to shots and…

    Paperback – 2013-04-23
    Focal Press

  • Sound for Digital Video

    2nd Edition

    By Tomlinson Holman, Arthur Baum

    Achieve professional quality sound on a limited budget! Harness all new, Hollywood style audio techniques to bring your independent film and video productions to the next level. In Sound for Digital Video, Second Edition industry experts Tomlinson Holman and Arthur Baum give you the tools and…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Focal Press

  • Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers

    By Tom Dowd, Michael Niederman, Michael Fry, Josef Steiff

    Don’t restrict your creative property to one media channel. Make the essential leap to transmedia! From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today’s audience…

    Paperback – 2013-02-24
    Focal Press

  • Alternative Scriptwriting

    Beyond the Hollywood Formula, 5th Edition

    By Ken Dancyger, Jeff Rush

    Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them! Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous…

    Paperback – 2013-02-07
    Focal Press

  • Directing

    Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 5th Edition

    By Michael Rabiger, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

    This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods,…

    Paperback – 2013-01-21
    Focal Press

  • Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen

    Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Edition

    By Todd Debreceni

    Transforming an actor into a character for film or theater takes a great deal of skill, prowess, and creativity, and in this new edition, author Todd Debreceni empowers you with just those qualities. From his years of film, TV, and theatrical experience, he shows you tips and techniques that will…

    Paperback – 2013-01-06
    Focal Press

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