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Advanced Photoshop Elements 7 for Digital Photography

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This essential guide for intermediate/advanced photographers has now been fully updated for Elements 7.

Bestselling author and Elements guru Philip Andrews turns his expansive knowledge to this powerful application, delivering, once again, a practical approach in a crystal-clear writing style.

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After Effects Apprentice – Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 4th Edition

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After Effects Apprentice

Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist, 4th Edition

By Chris MeyerTrish Meyer

© 2016 – Focal Press

432 pages | 450 Color Illus.

Description

Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 12 core lessons including a trio of projects combining After Effects with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll learn how to tap this program’s vast potential – whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects.

Fully updated to cover the major new features added in After Effects CC, this edition of the book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to master in order to use After Effects effectively. You’ll learn to creatively combine layers; animate eye-catching titles; manipulate 3D space; color key, track or rotoscope existing footage to add new elements; and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions guide you through the features, with explanations of the “why” instead of just the “how” behind each technique. You’ll learn more than just the tools; you’ll learn skills that you can immediately put to work expressing your own ideas in your productions.

USER LEVEL: Novice–Intermediate

Topics include how to:

• Animate, edit, layer, and composite a variety of media.

• Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations.

• Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery.

• Create, animate, and extrude text and shape layers.

• Explore 3D space, including using CINEMA 4D Lite.

• Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays.

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After Effects Expressions

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Put the power of Expressions to work in your animations with controls and efficiencies impossible to achieve with traditional keyframing techniques.
No programming skills are required. Foundation concepts and skills orient the new designer and serve as a handy reference to the experienced one. Basics of creating Expressions, variables, commands, and Expression helpers precede the leap into JavaScript and math essentials for more advanced Expressions that include randomness and physical simulations.
Full color illustrations display the scripts and the resulting effects, Pick Whip techniques, and sequential animations. Downloadable companion files include QuickTime movies of the demo animations, and AE project files that permit you to examine the Expressions.

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Alternative Photographic Processes

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Alternative Photographic Processes

Crafting Handmade Images

By Brady Wilks

Focal Press – 2015 – 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.

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Alternative Photographic Processes – HARDBACK

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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.

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ALTERNATIVE SCRIPTWRITING – BEYOND THE HOLLYWOOD FORMULA, 5TH EDITION

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Alternative Scriptwriting

Beyond the Hollywood Formula, 5th Edition

By Ken DancygerJeff Rush

Routledge

486 pages

Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them!

Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing–bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous editions, seasoned authors Dancyger and Rush explore alternative approaches to the traditional three-act story structure, going beyond teaching you “how to tell a story” by teaching you how to write against conventional formulas to produce original, exciting material. The pages are filled with an international range of contemporary and classic cinema examples to inspire and instruct.?

New to this edition:

New chapter on the newly popular genres of feature documentary, long-form television serials, non-linear stories, satire, fable, and docudrama

New chapter on multiple-threaded long form, serial television scripts

New chapter on genre and a new chapter on how genre’s very form is flexible to a narrative

New chapter on character development

New case studies, including an in-depth case study of the dark side of the fable, focusing on The Wizard of Oz and Pan’s Labyrinth

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Analog Synthesizers: Understanding… 1st Edition

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Analog Synthesizers

Understanding, Performing, Buying- from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis, 1st Edition

By Mark Jenkins

Routledge

322 pages

In this book, the technical explanation of the nature of analog sound creation is followed by the story of its birth and its subsequent development by various designers, manufacturers and performers. 

The individual components of analog sound creation are then examined in detail, with step by step examples of sound creation techniques. Then the modern imitative analog instruments are examined, again with detailed instructions for programming and using them, and the book is completed with appendices listing the major instrument lines available, hints on values and purchasing, other sources of information, and a discography of readily available recordings which give good examples of analog sound synthesis. 

The CD which accompanies the book gives many examples of analog sound creation basics as well as more advanced techniques, and of the abilities of the individual instruments associated with classical and with imitative analog sound synthesis. 

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Animating w/ Stop Motion Pro

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Animating w/ Stop Motion Pro

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Animation: From Pencils to Pixels

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Animation from Pencils to Pixels

Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator

By Tony White

© 2007 – Focal Press

520 pages

Just add talent!

Award-winning animator Tony White brings you the ultimate book for digital animation. Here you will find the classic knowledge of many legendary techniques revealed, paired with information relevant to today’s capable, state-of-the-art technologies.

White leaves nothing out. What contemporary digital animators most need to know can be found between this book’s covers – from conceptions to creation and through the many stages of the production pipeline to distribution. This book is intended to serve as your one-stop how-to animation guide. Whether you’re new to animation or a very experienced digital animator, here you’ll find fundamentals, key classical techniques, and professional advice that will strengthen your work and well-roundedness as an animator.

Speaking from experience, White presents time-honored secrets of professional animaton with a warm, masterly, and knowledgeable approach that has evolved from over 30 years as an award-winning animator/director.

The book’s enclosed CD-Rom presents classic moments from animation’s history through White’s personal homage to traditional drawn animation, “Endangered Species.” Using movie clips and still images from the film, White shares the ‘making of’ journal of the film, detailing each step, with scene-by-scene descriptions, technique by technique. Look for the repetitive stress disorder guide on the CD-Rom, called, “Mega-hurts.” Watch the many movie clips for insights into the versatility that a traditional, pencil-drawn approach to animaton can offer.

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