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  • Smartphone Video Storytelling

    By Robb Montgomery

    Smartphone Video Storytelling helps readers master the techniques for making compelling short-form video content with a smartphone. With mobile journalism on the rise, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand the entire process and potential for conveying stories across multiple platforms…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Focal Press

  • Scriptwriting for Web Series

    Writing for the Digital Age, 2nd Edition

    By Marie Drennan, Yuri Baranovsky, Vlad Baranovsky

    Scriptwriting for Web Series: Writing for the Digital Age offers aspiring writers a comprehensive how-to guide to scriptwriting for web series in the digital age. Containing in-depth advice on writing both short and long form webisodes as part of a series, as well as standalone pieces, it goes…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Focal Press

  • Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling

    Creating Immersive Stories Across New Media Platforms

    By Kelly McErlean

    Interactive Narratives and Transmedia Storytelling provides media students and industry professionals with strategies for creating innovative new media projects across a variety of platforms. Synthesizing ideas from a range of theorists and practitioners across visual, audio, and interactive media,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
    Focal Press

  • DSLR Cinema

    A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget, 3rd Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of the book mapped the way…

    Paperback – 2018-02-09
    Focal Press

  • Media Independence

    Working with Freedom or Working for Free?

    Edited by James Bennett, Niki Strange

    Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

    By Kristen J. Warner

    This book fills a significant gap in the critical conversation on race in media by extending interrogations of racial colorblindness in American television to the industrial practices that shape what we see on screen. Specifically, it frames the practice of colorblind casting as a potent lens for…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Studies of Video Practices

    Video at Work

    Edited by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, Lorenza Mondada

    The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube have lead to the growth and transformation of the practices of producing, circulating,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Thinking Media and Beyond

    Perspectives from German Media Theory

    Edited by Briankle G. Chang, Florian Sprenger

    Media – old or new, in the cloud or underground – constitutes the very condition in which our world takes shape. Media is reshaped continuously, marked for both the profound effects it produces and the acceleration it exhibits. It is the site in which we signal some of the most pressing issues we…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
    Routledge

  • Writing and Reporting News You Can Use

    By Tammy Trujillo

    Writing and Reporting News You Can Use instructs students on how to produce news that is informative, interesting, educational, and most importantly, compelling. It addresses roadblocks to student interest in writing news, using illustrative examples and exercises to help them understand how to…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • The Live-Streaming Handbook

    How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop

    By Peter Stewart

    The Live-Streaming Handbook will teach you how to present live-video shows from your phone and stream them straight to Facebook and Twitter. With this book and your favourite social media apps, you will be able to run your own TV station for your home or work. Peter Stewart, an experienced TV…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Making Media

    Foundations of Sound and Image Production, 4th Edition

    By Jan Roberts-Breslin

    Making Media: Foundations of Sound and Image Production takes the media production process and deconstructs it into its most basic components. Students will learn the basic concepts of media production – frame, sound, light, time, motion, and sequencing – and be able to apply them to any medium…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Focal Press

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