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Bloggers Boot Camp, 2nd Edition

Bloggers Boot Camp, 2nd Edition

By: Charlie White; John Biggs

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

Insert Date: 18-APR-2014

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Anyone can build a blog. It’s quite easy. The difficult part is keeping it relevant, technically sound, and popular. Bloggers Boot Camp shows you how to blog for success. It teaches you how to find a niche, find your unique voice, and how to hold a conversation with an audience. It provides information on all the right tools for the blog, and it offers best ways to promote your blog and content for maximum success and a profitable life.  Though rules in creating compelling content haven’t really changed, ways in which the world blogs has since the last edition. The authors have...

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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

By: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

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This updated edition of Writing for Visual Media will enable you to understand the nature of visual writing that lies behind the content of all visual media. This unique kind of writing must communicate to audiences through content producers, since audiences don’t read the script. Most media content provides a solution to a communication problem, which the writer must learn to analyze and solve before writing the script. The new edition strengthens the method for creating content and writing in the correct language and established format for each visual medium, including commercial...

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Getting Started in ZBrush

Getting Started in ZBrush

By: Greg Johnson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

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Getting Started in ZBrush is a gentle introduction to ZBrush, today’s premier digital sculpting program. Beginning with the fundamentals of digital sculpting as well as a thorough introduction to the user interface, Getting Started in ZBrush will have you creating a variety of professional-level 3D models in no-time. More than just another button-pushing manual, this comprehensive guide is packed with start-to-finish projects that ease you into the workflow of the program, while at the same time providing tips and tricks that will allow you to achieve certain tasks much more...

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Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X

By: Mark Cousins; Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

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From initial demos to mixing and mastering, seasoned authors Mark Cousins and Russ Hepworth-Sawyer show you how to get the most from Logic Pro X. By exploring the essential workflow and the creative possibilities offered by Logic’s virtual instruments and effects, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production leads you through the music creation and production process, giving you all the tips and tricks used by the pros to create release-quality recordings. Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music...

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The SOS Guide to Live Sound

The SOS Guide to Live Sound

By: Paul White

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

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If you’ve ever handled live sound, you know the recipe for creating quality live sound requires many steps. Your list of ingredients, shall we say, requires an understanding of sound and how it behaves, the know-how to effectively use a sound system), and the knowledge to choose and use your gear well. Add a dash of miking ability, stir in a pinch of thinking on your feet for when your system starts to hum or the vocals start to feed back, and mix. In practice, there really is no "recipe" for creating a quality performance. Instead, musicians and engineers who effectively use sound...

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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition

The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition

By: Vanessa Theme Ament

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-APR-2014

Insert Date: 06-APR-2014

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Master classic and cutting-edge Foley techniques that will allow you to create rich, convincing sound for any medium, be it film, television, radio, podcasts, animation, or games. In The Foley Grail, Second Edition award-winning Foley artist Vanessa Theme Ament teaches you how Foley is designed, crafted, and edited for any project, right down to the nuts and bolts of spotting, cueing, and performing sounds. Various renowned sound artists provide a treasure trove of shortcuts, hot tips, and other tricks of the trade. This new edition features: Entirely new chapters...

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Digital Cinematography

Digital Cinematography

By: David Stump

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 01-APR-2014

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With the shift from film to digital, a new view of the future of cinematography has emerged. Today’s successful cinematographer must be equal parts artist, technician, and business-person. The cinematographer needs to master the arts of lighting, composition, framing and other aesthetic considerations, as well as the technology of digital cameras, recorders, and workflows, and must know how to choose the right tools (within their budget) to get the job done. David Stump’s  Digital Cinematography  focusses primarily on the tools and technology of the trade, looking at how digital cameras...

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Blogging for Photographers

Blogging for Photographers

By: Jolie O'Dell

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2014

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Why photo-blogging matters and how to do it well Photographers of the past rose to fame through word-of-mouth, as editors swapped names and compared notes. Success was elusive, and publication went only to the favoured few. Those days are, happily, gone and now anyone can get their work noticed, sharing their skill and passion with an unsuspecting world. A photo blog is the key: a deceptively simple, powerful tool that if well managed will take you from unknown to photo star. This book is for photographers enthusiast and pro alike who want to make that journey, and it teaches all the key...

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The Flash Photography Field Guide

The Flash Photography Field Guide

By: Adam Duckworth

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2014

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Shooting with any kind of flash - whether it's a simple light on your camera, a remotely-triggered unit, or a complete studio setup - completely changes the photographic experience. No longer do you simply need to be aware of light; now you need to know how to shape it to your own ends. The Flash Photography Field Guide , small enough to be taken on the most arduous shoot, will show you exactly how to do this, whether you're shooting models in a studio, live sports events, or something as personal and special as your friend's wedding. This book covers the details of setting up and using...

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Hands-on Manual for Cinematographers, 2nd Edition

Hands-on Manual for Cinematographers, 2nd Edition

By: David Samuelson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 27-MAR-2014

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The "Hands On" Manual for Cinematographers contains a wealth of information, theory, diagrams and tables on all aspects of cinematography. Widely recognised as the "Cinematographer's Bible" the book is organised in a unique manner for easy reference on location, and remains an essential component of the cameraman's box. Everything you need to know about cinematography can be found in this book - from camera choice, maintenance and threading diagrams; to electricity on location, equipment checklists, film stock, lenses, light and colour. Of particular use will be the mathematics,...

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Mixing Secrets

Mixing Secrets

By: Mike Senior

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 18-MAR-2014

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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers....

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Quick Sketching with Ron Husband

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband

By: Ron Husband

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 04-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 15-MAR-2014

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Quick sketching is the best technique you can use to stay finely tuned and to keep those creative juices flowing. To keep your sense of observation heightened, and to sharpen your hand-eye coordination, an animator needs to constantly draw and sketch. Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all these components, and how to do it in a...

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DSLR Cinema, 2nd Edition

DSLR Cinema, 2nd Edition

By: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2013

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A filmmaker's guide to crafting cinema-quality films with hybrid DSLR cameras! ...

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3ds Max 8 Essentials

3ds Max 8 Essentials

By: Autodesk

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2005

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Welcome to the Autodesk Media and Entertainment Official Training Courseware for 3ds Max 8 software! Consider this book an all-access pass to the production and training experience of Autodesk developers and training experts. Written for self-paced learning or instructor-led classroom training, the manual will teach you the fundamentals of using 3ds Max 8. The book is organized into sections dedicated to animation, modelling, materials, lighting and rendering. Each section covers basic theory, and then includes exercises for hands-on demonstration of the concept. By the end of the book, you...

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Broadcast Announcing Worktext, 4th Edition

Broadcast Announcing Worktext, 4th Edition

By: Alan Stephenson; David Reese; Mary Beadle

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2013

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This book provides the aspiring broadcast performer with the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter this highly competitive field....

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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition

High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition

By: Paul Wheeler

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2009

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High-definition is now ubiquitous in video production and High Definition Cinematography, Third Edition provides the explanations, definitions, and workflows that today's cinematographers and camera operators need to make the transition. Paul Wheeler will explain the high-definition process, suggest the best methods for filming, and help you choose the right camera and equipment for your crew with this comprehensive book. You'll also learn the different formats and when best to use them, how to create specific looks for different venues, and learn how to operate a wide variety of popular...

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Audio Production Worktext, 7th Edition

Audio Production Worktext, 7th Edition

By: Sam Sauls; Craig Stark

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2013

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Providing insight into the impact media convergence has had on the radio industry, this new edition delivers an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work....

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Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition

Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition

By: Blain Brown

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 05-SEP-2007

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The bible for film and video lighting...

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Character Modeling with Maya and ZBrush

Character Modeling with Maya and ZBrush

By: Jason Patnode

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-OCT-2009

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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A tutorial guide to character modeling techniques for film and game CG artists....

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Animation: The Mechanics of Motion

Internet Environments for Science Education

By: Chris Webster

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-JUL-2005

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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Complete coverage of vital animation techniques, whatever area you work in!...