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  • Film and Video Editing Theory

    How Editing Creates Meaning

    By Michael Frierson

    Film and Video Editing Theory offers an accessible, introductory guide to the issues underlying how editing creates meaning. In this book, Michael Frierson synthesizes the theories of the most prominent film editors and scholars, from Herbert Zettl and Noel Burch to the work of landmark Hollywood…

    Paperback – 2018-04-02 
    Focal Press

  • Aesthetic 3D Lighting

    History, Theory, and Application

    By Lee Lanier

    Aesthetic 3D Lighting: History, Theory, and Application delves into the history, the theory, and the practical and aesthetic application of lighting in the fine arts and 3D animation. In this book, animation industry veteran and lighting expert Lee Lanier examines the importance of lighting and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Focal Press

  • After Effects for Designers

    Graphic and Interactive Design in Motion

    By Chris Jackson

    After Effects for Designers teaches design students, artists, and web, graphic, and interactive designers how to design, develop, and deploy motion design projects using Adobe After Effects. Author Chris Jackson balances fundamental aspects of time-based design with related techniques and explores…

    Paperback – 2017-12-27 
    Focal Press

  • Documentary Editing

    Principles & Practice

    By Jacob Bricca

    Documentary Editing offers clear and detailed strategies for tackling every stage of the documentary editing process, from organizing raw footage and building select reels to fine cutting and final export. Written by a Sundance award winning documentary editor with a dozen features to his credit…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22 
    Focal Press

  • The Healthy Edit

    Creative Editing Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie, 2nd Edition

    By John Rosenberg

    This updated and revised new edition of The Healthy Edit provides aspiring and working editors with creative editing strategies they can employ to enhance a film, while also overcoming common production problems. With decades of experience editing and film doctoring Hollywood features, author John…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Focal Press

  • Digital Compositing for Film and Video

    Production Workflows and Techniques, 4th Edition

    By Steve Wright

    Written by senior compositor, technical director and master trainer Steve Wright, this book condenses years of production experience into an easy-to-read and highly-informative guide suitable for both working and aspiring visual effects artists. This expanded and updated edition of Digital…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Focal Press

  • Virtual Reality Filmmaking

    Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers

    By Celine Tricart

    Virtual Reality Filmmaking presents a comprehensive guide to the use of virtual reality in filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, live event production, and more. Written by Celine Tricart, a filmmaker and an expert in new technologies, the book provides a hands-on guide to creative…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Focal Press

  • Introduction to Video Production

    Studio, Field, and Beyond, 2nd Edition

    By Ronald J. Compesi, Jaime S. Gomez

    Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles and aesthetics of video production and the technologies used in both studio and field environments. Ronald J. Compesi and Jaime S. Gomez cover each aspect of the process step by step,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Focal Press

  • Video Production

    Disciplines and Techniques, 12th Edition

    By Jim Foust, Edward J Fink, Lynne Gross

    The revised twelfth edition of Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques introduces readers to the operations underlying video production. It provides thorough coverage of the theory and techniques readers need to know, balancing complexity with practical how-to information about detailed…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    Focal Press

  • Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics

    Advanced Techniques for Editors, 2nd Edition

    By Tom Wolsky

    Going beyond where introductory books leave off and written for experienced editors, especially those new to Final Cut Pro X, this new and revised edition of Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics is brimming with cutting-edge methods to bring your editing skills to the next level. Explained in…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11
    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 – 2017-07-27
    Focal Press

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives

    By John Bucher

    Storytelling for Virtual Reality serves as a bridge between 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Focal Press

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