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  • 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

  • JUMP•CUT

    How to Jump•Start Your Career as a Film Editor

    By Lori Jane Coleman, Diana Friedberg

    In JUMP•CUT, the follow-up to the authors’ acclaimed Make the Cut, leading film/TV editors and industry veterans Lori Jane Coleman ACE and Diana Friedberg ACE offer editing techniques, insider tips and unwritten rules that contribute to making a great production. They provide both seasoned and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Focal Press

  • The Movie Business Book

    4th Edition

    Edited by Jason E Squire

    Drawing from a variety of experts in an industry that has seen major disruptions and technology advancements since the third edition, The Movie Business Book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of this fascinating, global business. A must-read for film students and industry newcomers,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01
    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 – 2016-04-14
    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 – 2016-04-06
    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 – 2016-03-18
    Focal Press

  • After Effects Apprentice

    Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 4th Edition

    By Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

    Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 12 core lessons including a trio of projects combining After Effects with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll learn…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Focal Press
    Apprentice Series

  • Television Production

    16th Edition

    By Jim Owens

    Gain the skills you need to succeed in the television industry and master the production process, from shooting and producing, to editing and distribution. This new and updated 16th edition of Television Production offers a thorough and practical guide to professional TV and video production…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2014-08-22
    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 – 2014-05-06
    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 – 2014-04-28
    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 – 2013-09-26
    Focal Press
    American Film Market Presents

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