Postproduction Products

  • The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X

    3rd Edition

    By Rick Young

    The newly-revised third edition of Rick Young’s The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X is the ultimate mentor for getting up and running with Apple’s professional editing software, regardless of your skill level. In this step-by-step, full-color guide, Young clearly explains the key concepts and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-28 
    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 – 2018-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • 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 – 2018-08-30 
    Focal Press

  • The Media Workflow Puzzle

    How It all Fits Together

    By Chris Lennon, Clyde Smith

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Fine Cuts: Interviews on the Practice of European Film Editing

    2nd Edition

    By Roger Crittenden

    In the expanded second edition of Fine Cuts, Roger Crittenden reveals the experiences of the greatest European film editors through his warm and perceptive interviews. This new edition builds on the foundations laid out in 2005, including interviews with the editors of films such as Day for Night,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31 
    Focal Press

  • Film and Video Editing Theory

    How Editing Creates Meaning

    By Michael Frierson

    Film and Video Editing Theory offers an accessible, introductory guide to the practices used to create meaning through editing. In this book, Michael Frierson synthesizes the theories of the most prominent film editors and scholars, from Herbert Zettl, Sergei Eisenstein, and Noël Burch to the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04
    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 – 2018-03-16
    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 – 2017-12-20
    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 – 2017-12-18
    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 – 2017-12-04
    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 – 2017-11-28
    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 – 2017-11-21
    Focal Press

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