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SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS – PAPERBACK

$90.95

Special Make-Up Effects

1st Edition

By Vincent Kehoe

Routledge

144 pages

Special Make-Up Effects concentrates on the genre of horror characters and other special creations (fantasy, sci-fi, etc), giving tips about the materials, techniques, and ‘tricks of the trade’ necessary to create unique make-up effects.

This focused volume is a scaled-down version of Vincent Kehoe’s encyclopedic reference for professional make-up artists. It contains new segments and photographs. This book shows how many of cinema’s most famous characters and effects were developed. It gives students and make-up artists the techniques they need to perform their own magic.

Sound Systems: Design & Optimization – 3rd Edition

$91.95

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment, 3rd Edition

By Bob McCarthy

© 2016 – Focal Press

580 pages

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques.

In this greatly expanded new edition, you’ll find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies and comprehensive case studies of the author’s award-winning work in the field.

As the only book devoted exclusively to modern tools and techniques in this emerging field, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides the specialized guidance needed to perfect your design skills.

This book helps you:

  • Improve your design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound
  • Use modern analyzers and prediction programs to select speaker placement, equalization, delay and level settings based on how loudspeakers interact in the space
  • Define speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to generate a design that will create a successful transmission/reception model

The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4th Edition

$95.95

The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4e

By Paul Gilreath

© 2010 – Focal Press

598 pages | 300 B/W Illus.

About the Book

Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath’s The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include:

  • Introduction to and overview of the orchestra
  • In-depth discussions of each orchestral section
  • Detailed information on each instrument’s timbre, range and uses
  • Discussions of orchestration techniques
  • Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up
  • Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest
  • Setup and recommendations for software and equipment
  • Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers
  • Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software
  • Presentation of note entry methods
  • DAW and sampler template implementation
  • Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement
  • Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix
  • Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers

Techniques of Professional Make-up Artists

$105.00

A classic in its field since its original publication, The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist is now revised, updated and paperback for a new generation of professionals. This encyclopedic resource covers all of the current studio make-up methods and lab techniques, with text and art contributions from some of the leading experts in the industry.The author explains clearly and precisely the differing approaches to stage-lit, audience-attended television taping; studio-lit, no-audience taping; live television with natural outdoor lighting; live stage make-up ; and the innumerable techniques and methods of film make-up. In addition to detailing the basic, day-to-day 'paint and powder' procedures that are the bulk of any professional make-up artist's work. He also describes exciting new visual effects that can be achieved using puppetry, digital computing, and electronic coloration. Included in this paperback edition are: * Revised make-up charts for men and women * New special effects make-up photographs * New information on contact lenses and dental work * Updated information on film types * Revised appendices. Vincent J R Kehoe has been working in the professional make-up field since 1940. He has been in charge of make-up for more than 3000 major television, film, and stage productions, and was head of the make-up departments for CBS-TV in New York and the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame series. His previous books include Special Make-Up Effects (Focal Press), The Technique of Film and Television Make-Up, and Photographic Make-Up for Stills and Movies, and he has written several articles on advanced make-up research for the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). As president and director of the Research Council of Make-Up Artists since 1963, Mr Kehoe designed and produced the entire Color Process line of RMCA Professional Products. He lives in Somis, CA.A classic text updated for the next generation of make-up artists.Covers all studio methods and lab techniques.Contains information on many types of exciting new visual effects.

Small Signal Audio Design – 2nd Edition

$105.00

Learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk and so on. With ample coverage of preamplifiers and mixers and a new chapter on headphone amplifiers, this practical handbook provides an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be put together to make almost any type of audio system.

A resource packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge not found elsewhere. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to a relative minimum. Douglas’ background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things. Includes a chapter on power-supplies, full of practical ways to keep both the ripple and the cost down, showing how to power everything.

Douglas wears his learning lightly, and this book features the engaging prose style familiar to readers of his other books. You will learn why mercury cables are not a good idea, the pitfalls of plating gold on copper, and what quotes from Star Trek have to do with PCB design.

Learn how to:

  • make amplifiers with apparently impossibly low noise
  • design discrete circuitry that can handle enormous signals with vanishingly low distortion
  • use humble low-gain transistors to make an amplifier with an input impedance of more than 50 Megohms
  • transform the performance of low-cost-opamps, how to make filters with very low noise and distortion
  • make incredibly accurate volume controls
  • make a huge variety of audio equalisers
  • make magnetic cartridge preamplifiers that have noise so low it is limited by basic physics
  • sum, switch, clip, compress, and route audio signals

The second edition is expanded throughout (with added information on new ADCs and DACs, microcontrollers, more coverage of discrete op amp design, and many other topics), and includes a completely new chapter on headphone amplifiers.

Lighting for TV and Film – 3rd Edition

$105.00

Lighting for TV and Film

3rd Edition

By Gerald Millerson

© 1999 – Focal Press

470 pages

Description

Skilful lighting involves a subtle blend of systematic mechanics and a sensitive visual imagination. It requires anticipation, perceptiveness, patience and know-how. But learning through practice alone can take a great deal of time. This book is a distillation of many years’ experience, with advice and guidance that will bring successful results right from the start.

Whether you are a student studying lighting techniques in the television, video and film media, or a professional lighting for the camera, this book will be an invaluable aid. Other members of the production team, including camera crews, designers and directors, will also find the information here interesting and useful.

The book concentrates primarily on the fundamental principles of lighting in studios, on location and display, as well as single-camera, small unit production, improvised and economy lighting, and working with limited facilities. Emphasis is also placed on the safety aspects of working with lighting equipment.

Lighting for Television and Film reflects the author’s considerable experience of lighting techniques in BBC studios, his teaching and consultancy work.

Gerald Millerson’s analytical writings spring from a lifetime’s personal experience in the medium, and from his teaching and engineering background. During his career with the BBC, he was primarily associated with studio operations in the Television Service. His lecturing background included courses in TV production at a number of American universities.
His other books for Focal Press are Television Production, TV Scenic Design, Video Production Handbook and, in the Media Manuals series, Effective TV Production, Lighting for Video and Video Camera Techniques.

The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide for Photographers and Artists in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition HARDCOVER

$165.00

The Copyright Zone

A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age, 2nd Edition

By Edward C. Greenberg, Jack Reznicki 

Focal Press – 2015 – 352 pages

If you license or publish images, this guide

is as indispensable as your camera. It provides specific information on

the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering

intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an

easy-to-read, accessible manner. The Copyright Zone, Second Edition covers:

what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use,

model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and negotiation, and

much more.

Presented in a fun and easy to digest style, Jack Reznicki and Ed

Greenberg, LLC help explain the need-to-know facts of the confusing

world of legal jargon and technicalities through real world case

studies, personal asides, and the clear writing style that has made

their blog Thecopyrightzone.com and monthly column by the same name in

Photoshop User magazine two industry favorites. The second edition of

this well-reviewed text has almost doubled in size to ensure that every

legal issue you need to know about as a photographer or artist is

covered and enjoyable to learn!

1. Introduction, 2. Selling yourself, 3. Your Bundle of Rights, 4. Hope

You Registered that Weapon, Sheriff?, 5. Release Me!, 6. Contracts &

Invoices, 7. Agents, Reps, and Lawyers, Oh My! Or Playing with Others

8., Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and Little League: Social Photography

Issues, 9. Stuff You Should Know, 10. Sample Release Forms

Alternative Photographic Processes – HARDBACK

$165.00

Alternative Photographic Processes

Crafting Handmade Images

By Brady Wilks

© 2016 – Focal Press

210 pages

Alternative Photographic Processes teaches techniques, both analog & digital, allowing artists to bring a personal touch through manipulation of a photograph, the negative, and the print. This book stands apart from recent publications on alternative processes by presenting a range of new approaches and methods to achieve popular techniques, as well as providing step-by-step guidance for an array of unique techniques meant to inspire artists working in various mediums. Through detailed guidance, working artist examples, and info about the contemporary use of these processes, this book will provide instruction for students, educators, and artists to expand their creative toolbox.

LIGHT SCIENCE & MAGIC – 5TH EDITION HARDCOVER

$165.00

Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs.

Light Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels. It provides invaluable information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and portraits.

This new edition includes:

  • All new chapter titled “Setting Up Your New Studio”
  • A re-vamped and expanded chapter 8 now titled “Making Portraits”
  • New appendix of reliable photo gear sources
  • Over 100 new photographs and informational sidebars
  • Updated information about advances in flash equipment, LED panels and fluorescent lights

Styles of lighting continue to change, but the nature of light will always remain the same. Once photographers understand the basic physics of lighting, they can apply that knowledge to a broad range of photographic styles.

Photography in 100 words

$165.00

Show off your pet with the ultimate guide for capturing those quirky moments that make us LOVE our dogs and cats. With easy-to-follow tips for finding the best lighting, the best angle and the best pose, your pet will be the topic of conversation among the pet lovers in your life! Pet Photography 101 is packed with beautiful photos with helpful and entertaining tips on everything you need to take better photos of your furry friends, as well as the people with whom they share their lives. Everything from choosing a camera to photo organization to post-production is explained in easy-to-understand language. www.photopettips.com provides more photos and links to valuable product information, articles, and additional resources.

The Advanced Digital Photographer’s Workbook; Professionals Creating and Outputting World-Class Images

$170.00

Packed with real-world yet incredibly practical and effective solutions, this handbook helps move digital photographers to a new level of performance. Contributors include 12 world-class professional digital photographers who share their tips and tricks. The authors provide details to move readers beyond the basics of capture, processing, and output to more sophisticated workflow functions and techniques.

Filmmakers and Financing – 8th Edition – HARDBACK

$175.00

Filmmakers and Financing

Business Plans for Independents, 8th Edition

By Louise Levison

© 2017 – Focal Press

290 pages

In this new and updated ultimate filmmaker’s guide, Louise Levison gives you easy-to-use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a feature film, including:

    • A comprehensive explanations for each of the eight sections of a plan

    • Full financial section with text and tables
    • A sample business plan
    • A companion website with additional information for various chapters and detailed financial instructions ? advanced math not needed

    • An explanation on how feature documentary, animated and large-format films differ

    • A guide to pitching to investors: who they are, what they want and what to tell them
    • Words of advice: Filmmakers share their experiences raising money from equity investors

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