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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video
In Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition audio guru Jay Rose revises his popular text for a new generation of filmmakers.
Location Sound Bible
The topics include audio basics, microphone selection, wireless systems, recording and mixing techniques.
The Producer's Business Handbook
Gain a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment.
Production Management for TV and Film
Written by highly experienced production manager and specialist tutor, Linda Stradling, this is a complete guide to the profession.
The Makup Artist's Handbook
Get professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists in this full-color.
Special Makeup Effects
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.
The Hairstylists Handbook
With input from hairstylist Yvette Rivas, this step-by-step guide makes complex techniques clear, allowing you to achieve the most coveted results.
Location Management and Scouting Handbook
Discover what makes an excellent location, how to manage the location and how to handle any problems that might come up.
Drawing Light and Shade
Giovanni Civardi shares his great expertise in drawing light and shade, beginning with the basics of drawing simple 3D shapes.
Where do good ideas come from
Steven Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From: The Seven Patterns of Innovation identifies key principles that are the driving force of creativity.
Guide to post production for TV and Film
This guide will show you how to navigate each step in taking a TV or film project from production to final delivery. Start by getting a handle on the critical issues of budgets and schedules.
To Become a Sound Designer
A small handbook written to highlight the essential lessons learned as a newly-graduated sound designer plus tips and advice on how to advance audio skills.
While respecting the importance of intuitive flow in the cutting room, this book offers processes for understanding what editing intuition is and how to develop it.
The art direction handbook for film and TV.
This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the Art Department and the day-to-day job duties.
How to Work as a Freelance Journalist
Thinking of becoming freelance and starting a career in journalism, Marc Leverton explains how.
How To Get A Job in Television
Based on the author's experience as a TV researcher, series producer and recruitment executive, this contemporary guide will help thousands of hopefuls break into TV.
Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality
Nicola Lees book explores working within the factual medium and idea generation.
The art of script editing
The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its functions during all stages of the development process in film and television.
Researching for the media
Researching for the Media offers advice and instruction on practical, ethical and legal issues which affect anyone working in these industries.
Production management for film and video
Packed with step by step information, hints and tips, this book provides all the basic information.
The new television handbook
The New Television Handbook provides an exploration of the theory and practice.
Drawing on the author's own experience producing undercover documentaries, this book explains covert recording for the general public.
This preliminary draft document attempts to shed light on High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut, the two significant features of UHDTV.
Location lighting for TV
The approach is of a basic and introductory nature, geared toward the student and trainee cameraman.
Location audio simplified
From the basics of using camera, handheld, lavalier, and shotgun microphones to camera calibration and mixer set-ups
Filmmakers guide to digital imaging
It’s a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists.
With the shift from film to digital, today’s filmmakers are empowered by an arsenal of powerful, creative options with which to tell their story.
Cinematography: theory and practice
Cinematography: Theory and Practice cover both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling.
Cue and cut
Cue & Cut is a 'practical approach to working in television studios' covering the use of equipment and how to create content from simple interviews to drama.
TV brand builders
The TV Brand Builders is the definitive account of how the biggest television networks, channels and programmes are created as brands