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The Steadicam Operator’s Handbook – 2nd Edition

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The Steadicam® Operator’s Handbook

2nd Edition

By Jerry Holway, Laurie Hayball

Published October 1st 2012 by Focal Press – 458 pages

Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK is the number one comprehensive guide to becoming a successful owner and operator of the Steadicam. Packed with interviews and instruction by the world’s premier Steadicam professionals, this book will get you up and running with your rig in no time. You will learn a wide range of practices for the Steadicam, including the physics and balancing through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots, to the most personal aspects of filmmaking—how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera support system. You will also learn the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers. Also included are observations and anecdotes—inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary—written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown. THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR’S HANDBOOK is both a master class and a master reference for all camera operators and directors who want to move the camera well.

  • Updated movie examples and ample coverage of new technologies and accessories, including Garrett Brown’s new invention, The Tango® and using a Steadicam for filming 3D
  • Offers a complete course in itself: whether you’re a novice or experienced Steadicam operator, you can use this book to build your skill set and move forward in your career
  • Companion website (www.steadicamoperatorhandbook.com) provides exclusive video instruction and interviews from Steadicam pros

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The Strategic Producer

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The Strategic Producer

On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature

By Federico Arditti Muchnik

© 2016 – Focal Press

162 pages

Today’s technologies and economic models won’t settle for a conventional approach to filmmaking.?The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature combines history, technology, aesthetics, data, decision-making strategies, and time-tested methods into a powerful new approach to producing.?An ideal text for aspiring filmmakers, The Strategic Producer orients the reader’s mind-set towards self-empowerment by sharing essential and timeless techniques producers need to get the job done while also embracing the constantly evolving production landscape.

– Written in clear, succinct, and non-technical prose.

– Includes six sidebar in depth interviews with industry professionals providing additional perspectives.

– Clearly presented line drawings help readers quickly understand complex ideas like production timelines, story structure, and business models.

– Includes samples from key documents such as script pages, budgets, shooting schedules, and business plans for potential investors.

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The Underwater Photographer 4e

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The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography.

Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom.

Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.

* Beautifully illustrated throughout with inspirational full colour underwater images – and the lowdown on how they were taken

* Covers the highly respected philosophy of the 'Think & Consider' system

* Full of practical tips on how to get the most from your equipment

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The VES Handbook of Visual Effects – 2nd Edition

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The VES Handbook of Visual Effects

Industry Standard VFX Practices and Procedures, 2nd Edition

Edited by Susan ZwermanJeffrey A. Okun

© 2015 – Focal Press

1,100 pages

The award-winning VES Handbook of Visual Effects remains the most complete guide to visual effects techniques and best practices available today. This new edition has been updated to include the latest, industry-standard techniques, technologies, and workflows that are ever-evolving in the fast paced world of visual effects. The world-renowned?Visual Effects Society (VES) tasked the original authors to update their areas of expertise, such as stereoscopic moviemaking, color management, facial capture, and the Digital Intermediate, as well as provide detailed chapters on interactive games and full animation. Additionally, fifty new contributors share their best methods, tips, tricks, and shortcuts earned through decades of trial and error and real-world, hands-on experience.

This 2nd edition has been expanded to feature lessons on:

  • On-set stereography
  • The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES)
  • Whether to shoot or convert to 3D
  • Virtual productions
  • Editorial workflow in an animated feature
  • 3D matte painting
  • General geometry instancing

A must-have for anyone working in or aspiring to work in visual effects, The VES Handbook of Visual Effects, Second Edition covers essential techniques and solutions for all VFX artists, producers, and supervisors, from pre-production to digital character creation, compositing of both live-action and CG elements, photorealistic techniques, and so much more. With subjects and techniques clearly and definitively presented in beautiful four-color, this handbook is a vital resource for any serious VFX artist.

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THE VIDEOMAKER GUIDE TO VIDEO PRODUCTION – 5TH EDITION

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From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fifth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro’s. 

Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!

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The Visual Effescts Arsenal

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The Visual Effescts Arsenal

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THE VISUAL STORY (2ND EDITION)

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THE VISUAL STORY (2ND EDITION)

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THE WEDDING VIDEO HANDBOOK

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The Wedding Video Handbook

How to Succeed in the Wedding Video Business

By Kirk Barber

Published January 12th 2006 by Focal Press – 288 pages

For readers who want to become part of the thriving wedding video industry, Wedding Video Handbook explains everything a wedding videographer needs to know. Each chapter explores a different part of either the business or the production ends, and covers topics including secrets for getting clients, selecting the proper equipment, and tips on capturing special wedding moments despite difficult filming conditions. The book includes handy primers on marketing and advertising, handling phone calls and appointments, pre-production preparations, what to shoot on the wedding day, interacting with other vendors, editing and packaging the DVD or video, and generating referrals. Fully up-to-date with information on the newest tools and equipment used in this rapidly-evolving market as well as the cutting-edge trends in wedding video products, Wedding Video Handbook is packed with practical advice from a pro who has spent years in the field.

 

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Theatrical Makeup

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Theatrical Makeup

Basic Application Techniques

By Sharon Sobel

© 2016 – Focal Press

142 pages

In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction. Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the physiology of the human face and, using cream based makeup, as well as commercial cosmetics, learn how to contour it to suit your character with the use of highlight and shadow. Hundreds of full color images and step-by-step instructions illustrate how to visually manipulate bone structure and apparent age, apply simple facial hair and wounds, and create glamorous and natural stage makeup. Also covered are the tools you will need to apply your own makeup, along with critical health and hygiene tips.

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Total Sportscasting

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Total Sportscasting

Performance, Production, and Career Development

By Marc Zumoff, Max Negin

Focal Press – 2015 – 328 pages

Whether you want to be in front of the camera, on the microphone, or behind the scenes, Total Sportscasting

gives you the skills you’ll need to become successful in this dynamic

industry. This book covers everything from performance and production

techniques to all aspects of sportscasting, good broadcast writing

techniques, and how best to forge lasting relationships with team

personnel. It also delves into the unique issues facing women

sportscasters. And when it comes to breaking into the business, Total Sportscasting

devotes entire chapters to career development and demo reel production.

For important perspective, we’ve also included chapters on the history

of sportscasting and attempts to glimpse into its future.

Total Sportscasting is packed with a variety of features for both learning and instructing:

  • Complete coverage of every aspect of the sportscast, helping you prepare for any platform—TV, radio, and the web
  • Interviews with successful sports journalists, producers, and

    directors who give you an inside look into the real-world practices of

    the industry

  • A companion website, which provides additional resources for both

    instructors and students, including video and audio examples and links

    to additional resources: www.totalsportscasting.com

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Tradigital 3ds Max

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Tradigital 3ds Max

A CG Animator’s Guide to Applying the Classic Principles of Animation

By Richard Lapidus

© 2012 – Focal Press

290 pages | 100 Color Illus.


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Tradigital Maya

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Tradigital Maya

A CG Animator’s Guide to Applying the Classical Principles of Animation

By Lee Montgomery

© 2012 – Focal Press

540 pages | 450 Color Illus.

Explore Disney’s 12 principles of animation, while learning how to animate in Maya. You can develop your own leading digital techniques rooted to traditional workflows. From squash and stretch to timing and appeal, you will enhance your creative toolset with strong classics training and cutting edge techniques. Trusted Maya Authority, Lee Montgomery offers the only artistic guide to applying the principles of traditional animation with Maya’s tools, which are used in production by the best animators and VFX artists today. Add another webpage to your favourites and expand your digital workflow to include the practical resources of the Tradigital Maya with the robust companion web site that include demonstrations, project files, links to further resources, available at www.tradigitalmaya.com.

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