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Writing Docudrama: Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV
Writing Docudrama: Dramatizing Reality for Film and TV
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ean: 9780240801957, isbn: 0240801954,

* From concept to completion, a thorough, down-to-earth grasp of all the ins and outs of writing the docudrama * Docudrama is a booming industry, with new films appearing almost weekly. Nearly every day one can find news stories that would be dismiss...


The Screenwriters Taxonomy: A Roadmap to Collaborative Storytelling (Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice)
The Screenwriters Taxonomy: A Roadmap to Collaborative Storytelling (Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice)
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ean: 9781138090392, isbn: 1138090395,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
In The Screenwriters Taxonomy, award-winning screenwriter and educator Eric R. Williams offers a new collaborative approach for creative storytellers to recognize, discuss and reinvent storytelling paradigms. Williams presents seven different aspects...


Timing for Animation
Timing for Animation
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ean: 9780240517148, isbn: 0240517148,

Written by two internationally acclaimed animators, this classic text teaches you all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in the animated film. This reissue includes a new foreword by John Lasseter, executive vice president of...


The Director's Toolkit (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)
The Director's Toolkit (The Focal Press Toolkit Series)
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ean: 9781138095229, isbn: 1138095222,

The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the ...


Eargle's The Microphone Book: From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application (Audio Engineering Society Presents)
Eargle's The Microphone Book: From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application (Audio Engineering Society Presents)
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ean: 9780240820750, isbn: 0240820754,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews


Video Field Production and Editing
Video Field Production and Editing
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ean: 9780205483358, isbn: 0205483356,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
Video Field Production and Editing concentrates on video techniques and technology appropriate for "small scale" single-camera electronic field production (EFP) and electronic news gathering (ENG). This book offers the latest material on new digital ...


Filming the Fantastic: A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography
Filming the Fantastic: A Guide to Visual Effects Cinematography
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ean: 9780240809151, isbn: 0240809157,

Don't waste valuable time and budget fixing your footage in post! Shoot the effects you want effectively and creatively the first time.This full-color step-by step guide to visual effects cinematography empowers you to plan out and execute visual eff...


Costume Design (Screencraft Series)
Costume Design (Screencraft Series)
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ean: 9780240805900, isbn: 0240805909,

Dressing actors to suit character, place and period is more crucial to the filmmaking process than many realize. Costume Design provides compelling insight into this fascinating craft, featuring interviews with 14 world-class international costume de...


Video Production Handbook 4th (fourth) Edition by Owens, Jim, Millerson, Gerald [2008]
Video Production Handbook 4th (fourth) Edition by Owens, Jim, Millerson, Gerald [2008]
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Video Production Handbook 4TH EDITION by Gerald Millerson. Focal Press, Inc.,2009...


Directing Single Camera Drama
Directing Single Camera Drama
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ean: 9780240514789, isbn: 0240514785,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Directing drama for the single camera is like no other form of Filmmaking, or any other medium involving actors. Experience in documentary or theatre may provide useful clues, but the techniques for drama film directors, although not basically compli...


Production Design and Art Direction (Screencraft Series)
Production Design and Art Direction (Screencraft Series)
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ean: 9780240804002, isbn: 0240804007,

In Production Design and Art Direction sixteen of the world's greatest production designers discuss their craft, revealing the creative process which led to the look of the most memorable films of our time. Contributors include Dean Tavoularis (Godfa...


Continuity Supervisor (Media Manuals)
Continuity Supervisor (Media Manuals)
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780240516134, isbn: 0240516133,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
The Continuity Supervisor is a practical guide to the basics of continuity, designed to be of use both to the newcomer and those more experienced. Formerly titled 'The Continuity Handbook: a guide for single-camera shooting, this new edition covers t...


The Video Studio (Media Manuals)
The Video Studio (Media Manuals)
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780240513928, isbn: 0240513924,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
The recent demise of the independent television companies and the expansion of satellite and cable networks has led to an explosion in small, independent production facilities. In parallel with this development has been a steady increase in media tra...


The Art and Practice of Costume Design
The Art and Practice of Costume Design
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ean: 9781138828407, isbn: 1138828408,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
In The Art and Practice of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapter...


The Grip Book: The Studio Grip’s Essential Guide
The Grip Book: The Studio Grip’s Essential Guide
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ean: 9781138571396, isbn: 1138571393,

Gain the essential skills of a professional grip to become the jack and master of all trades on any movie or television show set. Discover vital insider tips ranging from how to operate cutting-edge rigging and lighting equipment to performing diffic...


Voice and Vision:  A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production
Voice and Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production
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ean: 9780240807737, isbn: 0240807731,

Voice and Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production by Hurbis-Cherrier, Mick [Focal Press,2007] (Paperback) [Paperback]...


Writing for Visual Media
Writing for Visual Media
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mpn: figures, ean: 9780240812359, isbn: 0240812352,

Writing for Visual Media looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a ...


Visual Effects Cinematography
Visual Effects Cinematography
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ean: 9780240803517, isbn: 0240803515,

Visual effects are an important aspect of film creation, with new technologies and techniques being developed every day. Nevertheless, many of the effects we see on screen are not computer generated; they are done inside the camera or with projection...


The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV and New Media
The Visual Story: Seeing the Structure of Film, TV and New Media
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ean: 9780240804675, isbn: 0240804678,

The Visual Story offers students and professionals in cinematography, production design, directing and screenwriting a clear view of the relationship between the story/script structure and the visual structure of a film or video. An understanding of ...


Designer Drafting for the Entertainment World
Designer Drafting for the Entertainment World
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ean: 9780240804248, isbn: 0240804244,

Designer Drafting for the Entertainment World provides essential information for designers, covering traditional hand drafting techniques as well as computer-based drawing programs. This new text begins with the basic tools and comprehensive coverag...



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