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Shoot on Location The Logistics of Filming on Location, Whatever Your Budget or Experience

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Shoot on Location

The Logistics of Filming on Location, Whatever Your Budget or Experience

By Kathy McCurdy

Published February 23rd 2011 by Focal Press – 216 pages

You have a strong vision for how your movie should look, but how do you find the perfect spot to shoot and how do you organize the complex logistics of such a shoot once you find that perfect location? In this comprehensive guide, industry veteran Kathy M. McCurdy provides everything you need to know to get out on location-from how to break down the script, public relations tips for successful location scouting, negotiating with property owners, permitting on public property, how to handle complaints, and even where to put the very unattractive port-a-potties. It also includes samples of all the different forms and contracts you’ll need and breaks down everything from where to park the trucks to when you need police on the set. Filled with real-life examples and actual filming situations, Shoot on Location provides everything you need to know from scouting through the wrap.

Contents:  Off the Lot: Why Shoot on Location?; The Business of the Biz; Location Shooting; Before You Shoot; Shoot Then Wrap; What If; Appendix

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Shoot Sexy, 1st Edition

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Shoot Sexy, 1st Edition

Digital Pinup and Boudoir Photography

Print Book

Author : R Armbrust

Release Date: 25 May 2012

Imprint: Focal Press

ISBN: 9780240821085

Description

The pinup look made famous on WWII bombers and in the 50s is a timeless classic now undergoing a revival through digital photography. Alongside the rapid growth of Boudoir genre-also covered in this book-the retro pinup look is an increasingly popular request from clients, and this book will show you all you need to know to achieve it, whether you’re shooting professionally, or just for fun. This book is a complete guide to planning and shooting both pinup and boudoir photography, from a studio or on location, including crucial advice on sourcing and using props to get the perfect retro look, or getting the most out of your lens and lighting to capture a more modern look. There is an inspirational gallery chapter, featuring work of different artists so you try and many different styles as you like, as well as a chapter featuring Photoshop techniques for perfecting the look of your shots. Some of the tutorials are tailored for speed, others for comprehensive control; you pick one to suit your needs. This book is everything you need to shoot timeless, sexy images, some fun, some more artistic, and whether you’re a working professional or you’ve only ever shot landscapes before, you’ll find all the information you need, written by a real pro.

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Sony A200

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For an understanding of your camera's many controls and features, check out the section called “;The Camera.”; If all you need is a quick explanation, you'll find it. If you're looking for the whole story, you'll find that, too. Settings that affect how your pictures look are accompanied by full-color examples that show you exactly what you can expect. This section also covers the camera's menus, playback features, memory, and power sources.

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SOUND FOR FILM/TELEVISION 3RD EDITION

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Sound for Film and Television, Third Edition provides a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of recording, editing, mixing, and exhibiting film and television sound. It strikes a fine balance between aesthetic and technical content, combining theory and practice to approach sound as both an art and a science. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest advances in HD technology, new hardware and software systems, new distribution methods, wireless sound capture, and more. Also, analog-related content has been reduced and transferred to the chapters covering historical techniques. Sections on troubleshooting and FAQs have been added to help you avoid common pitfalls in sound production.

Written by one of Hollywood’s leading sound experts, Sound for Film and Television provides a solid grounding in all aspects of the sound process. Basic principles are presented with illustrations demonstrating how they affect the day-to-day activities on a film or television set, in the editing room, and in the mix room.

The accompanying audio DVD contains more than 50 tracks that demonstrate practical, real-world examples of key concepts presented in the book.

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Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship, 1st Edition

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Sound, Lighting and Video: A Resource for Worship, 1st Edition

Key Features

* Integrate sound, lighting and video together from the ground up for easy application
* Connect with more people in ways you’ve never imagined
* Re-examine and re-incorporate your current media systems
* Be up and running like the pros with this beginner-friendly guide
* Solve your greatest technical problems efficiently, without the information overload
* Better communicate your message using media solutions

Description

Hallelujah! Finally the book you’ve been waiting for! Sound, Lighting & Video: A Resource for Worship is the only book that tackles the integration and use of light, sound and video for houses or worship. Connect with more people in ways you never thought possible. Written by the managing editor of “Worship Arts & Technology Magazine” you’ll learn how to:

* Integrate sound, lighting and video together from the ground up for easy application
* Connect with more people in ways you’ve never imagined
* Re-examine and re-incorporate your current media systems
* Be up and running like the pros with this beginner-friendly guide
* Solve your greatest technical problems efficiently, without the information overload
* Better communicate your message using media solutions

Readership

People that handle the lighting, audio, projection, and AV in houses of worship including (but not limited to):
* Volunteers and Tech Crew
* Church Contractors & Consultants
* Technical Directors
* Worship Leaders and Pastors

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Special Makeup Effects for Stage & Screen – Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Edition

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Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen

Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Edition

By Todd Debreceni

Focal Press – 2012 – 504 pages

Transforming an actor into a character for film or theater takes a great deal of skill, prowess, and creativity, and in this new edition, author Todd Debreceni empowers you with just those qualities. From his years of film, TV, and theatrical experience, he shows you tips and techniques that will have you applying your own makeup effects like a pro in no time. Along with walking you through genre-specific considerations (horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and so on) Todd also teaches you about the gear you will need, how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor’s skin, how to airbrush properly when HD is involved, and so much more.

Learn how to sculpt and mold your own makeup prosthetics, with a focus on how human anatomy relates to sculpture, to create the most realistic effects. Recipes scattered throughout the book show you exactly what you need and how to use it, helping you to create the best SFX makeup applications. Case studies feature some of the world’s top makeup effects artists including Steve Wang, Thom Flouts, Ve Neill, Neill Gorton, Greg Nicotero, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Jordu Schell, Howard Berger, Matthew Mungle, Christien Tinsely, Vittorio Sodano, and Tami Lane. Put your new techniques into practice right away and see how some of the looks from the book were achieved with the step-by-step tutorials on the companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/debreceni. New to this edition:

* Animatronics

* Specialty Contact Lenses

* Collapsible core molds

* Contoured or conforming molds

* Making resin and silicone eyes

* Even MORE information about silicone

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SPEEDLIGHTS & SPEEDLITES – 2ND EDITION

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Canon Speedlites and Nikon Speedlights are small, off-camera flashguns that can provide big results – if you know how to use them properly. Acclaimed Boston photographers Lou Jones, Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski guide you through the technical and creative aspects of how to get the most out of these powerful tools in this indispensable guide, packed full of inspirational images and comprehensive diagrams of the lighting set ups used to capture them.

They are significantly more advanced, lighter and considerably cheaper than a standard flashgun, and have many advantages. They are small (and cheap) enough that a number can be carried in your kit, and they can be used in combination, triggered wirelessly. They use through-the-lens (TTL) metering, which allows you to use the in-camera LCD and histograms to calculate the required power/direction, rather than havng to use a light meter or trial and error. They use proprietary, dedicated technology (from Canon and Nikon) that means there are no compatability issues.

Getting the most out of them, however, remains a mystery – most photographers still just use their speedlights in the same way as a standard flash gun. This is where this book comes in.

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Stand-Out Shorts, 1st Edition Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

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Stand-Out Shorts, 1st Edition

Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

Key Features

Stand-Out Shorts covers:

  • How to make movies: all the technical and practical stuff you need to know
  • How to share movies online: prep your film for the web, develop a promotional strategy, and create a buzz
  • What movie to make: tips and tools for documentaries, short films, sports videos, sci-fi, and more!
  • How to make sure your movie happens: schedules for 48-hour, one-week, and one-month projects

The book’s companion website, http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/, includes bonus content not available in the book!

Description

Making movies is no different than any other creative work – don’t wait to be told you’re good enough, just pick up a camera and start! Use this book to find out the essentials that work for most people, then go ahead and add your own ideas.

Stand-Out Shorts is a distillation of the basics you need to know, packed into a small space. Road-tested by emerging filmmakers like you, this book offers real experience, real interviews and tried and tested ideas and techniques to offer the simplest, most direct way to get started making movies. Loaded with check lists, tools, handy reference charts, this book covers just what you need to know to start: nothing more, nothing less.

Readership

DV beginners; students; amateurs

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Studio Photography Essential Skills, 4E

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Studio photography is a common career path for aspiring photographers and students but the professional and commercial nature of the field makes it a challenging area to break into.

Whilst other introductory books on the subject are often bogged down with too much technical detail or too many €˜show-off’ shots, Studio Photography: Essential Skills offers a practical and accessible guide to the fundamental techniques for successful studio photography. Whether photographing a person or a product, you need control over the light, mood and look to arrive at the perfect result for a particular assignment. This book takes a commercial and creative approach and considers the important elements of lighting, exposure, capture, art direction and the studio setting to ensure a successful shoot.

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STUDIO TELEVISION PRODUCTION AND DIRECTING

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Master the fundamentals of studio production procedure and become an effective leader on set. Gain fluency in essential studio terms and technology and acquire the skills you need to make it in the industry. Elegant, accessible, and to the point, the second edition of Andrew H. Utterback’s Studio Television Production and Directing is your back-to-the-basics guide to studio-based lighting, set design, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio capture, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing. Whether you are an established studio professional or a student looking to enter the field, this book provides you with the technical expertise you need to successfully coordinate live or taped studio television in the digital age.

This new edition has been updated to include:

    • A UK/Euro focused appendix, enhancing the book’s accessibility to students and professionals of television production around the world
    • An advanced discussion of the job of the Director and the Command Cue Language
    • Fresh discussion of tapeless protocols in the control room, Media Object Server newsroom control software (iNews), editing systems, switcher embedded image store, and DPM (DVE)
    • Brand new sections on UHDTV (4K), set design, lighting design, microphones, multiviewers, media asset management, clip-servers, and the use of 2D and 3D animation
    • Expanded coverage of clip types used in ENG and video journalism (VO, VO/SOT, and PKG)
    • An all new companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/utterback) with pre-recorded lectures by the author, sample video clips, an expanded full color image archive, vocabulary flashcards, and more

Note: the companion website is still under development, but in the meantime the author’s filmed lectures are all freely available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRp_aSpO0y8cDqLjFGZ2s9A

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Television Production – 16th Edition

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Gain the skills you need to succeed in the television industry and master the production process, from shooting and producing, to editing and distribution. This new and updated 16th edition of Television Production offers a thorough and practical guide to professional TV and video production techniques. You will learn how to anticipate and quickly overcome commonly-encountered problems in television production, as Jim Owens details all the major features of television production, including the secrets of top-grade camerawork, persuasive lighting techniques, effective sound treatment, as well as the subtle processes of scenic design, and the art of video editing. The 16th edition of this classic text now explores the changing television landscape, the effects of the “second screen” on viewer experience, 4K and 8K shooting and the real implications it has for your production, and much more. This new edition also includes:

  • Discussions on the changing definition of “television” and how new technology effects veiwers and their viewing habits
  • Updated interviews with professionals in the industry, such as noted documentary filmmaker, Sarah Leckie, about the challenges they face during the production process and the advice they would give to those trying to break in to the production and television industries
  • Thorough definitions of television and production terminology as well as information on LED lighting and other technologies used on set
  • A comprehensive resource page for instructors, containing slides and testing materials to aid in the learning process can be found at www.focalpress.com/cw/owens.

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THE ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LAYERS BOOK By Richard Lynch

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280 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2011

Key Features

  • Try It Now exercises throughout the book encourage you to start practicing immediately for quicker learning

  • Tip boxes explain the most common stumbling points for fast reference

  • A supplemental website contains all images from the book plus custom actions to streamline your workflow

    Description

    Layers are the building blocks for working in Photoshop. With the correct use of the Layers Tool, you can edit individual components of your images nondestructively to ensure that your end result is a combination of the best parts of your work. Despite how important it is for successful Photoshop work, the Layers Tool is one of the most often misused and misunderstood features within this powerful software program. This book will show you absolutely everything you need to know to work with layers, including how to use masks, blending, modes and layer management. You’ll learn professional techniques as you become completely familiar with the power of layers as an organizational, correction, and revision tool that will quickly become an essential part of your overall Photoshop workflow.


    Contents


    Chapter 1: The Basics of Layers: Layer Functions and Creation;
    Chapter 2: Layer Management: Concepts of a Layer-Based Work Flow;
    Chapter 3: Object and Image Area Isolation in Layers;
    Chapter 4: Masking: Enhanced Area Isolation;
    Chapter 5: Applying Layer Effects;
    Chapter 6: Exploring Layer Modes;
    Chapter 7: Advanced Blending with Blend If;
    Chapter 8: Breaking Out Components;
    Chapter 9: Taking an Image through the Process;
    Chapter 10: Making a Layered Collage or Composite Image; Photoshop’s Essential Tools List; Index

    Author Information

    By Richard Lynch, Richard Lynch has written six books on Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, including his bestselling Hidden Power series. A photographer, designer, editor, and web developer, he writes for PCPhoto, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer and Digital Photography Techniques.

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