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No Plastic Sleeves: Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for Photographers and Designers, 2nd Edition

No Plastic Sleeves: Portfolio and Self-Promotion Guide for Photographers and Designers, 2nd Edition

By: Larry Volk; Danielle Currier

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 13-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 14-JUN-2014

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A polished and professional portfolio—including both print pieces and an online presence—is more important than ever for photographers and other creative professionals to make a great first impression and secure employment. This new edition of No Plastic Sleeves has been updated to address all facets of portfolio production, with a special focus on self-promotion and new information about blogs and social media’s role in the process. Including hundreds of photos, examples of successful design, and interviews with industry professionals, this text will guide you through the complete...

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The Audio Expert

The Audio Expert

By: Ethan Winer

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 14-JUN-2014

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The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate...

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The Theatrical Firearms Handbook

The Theatrical Firearms Handbook

By: Kevin Inouye

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAY-2014

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The Theatrical Firearms Handbook is the essential guide to navigating the many decisions that are involved in the safe and effective use of firearm props for both the stage and screen. It is an invaluable resource for fight choreographers, props designers, backstage crew, directors, actors, stage managers, and more, at all levels of experience. Written in an informal and entertaining manner, with over 100 illustrations, it establishes baseline safety protocol while empowering performers and designers to tell their story of conflict in a way that makes the most of both established...

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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CC

How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CC

By: Chris Georgenes

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 21-MAY-2014

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Move beyond the limitations of programming standards and license agreements and get back to animating with a new edition of the bestselling How to Cheat in Adobe Flash, the real world guide to developing dynamic and fun Flash content. Whether you are creating an animated short, catchy and fun cartoon or mobile game, save time and money with expert cheats by renowned Flash Expert, Chris Georgenes with all new content for the Flash CSX revision. With practical applications and step by step tutorials solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget. Want to hone...

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Art Direction for Film and Video, 2nd Edition

Art Direction for Film and Video, 2nd Edition

By: Robert Olson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 22-OCT-1998

Insert Date: 13-MAY-2014

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Written by an author with over 30 years of working experience, this book takes a practical, thorough look at the duties and skills of art directors and production designers. It teaches readers how to analyze a script, develop concepts that meet the needs of a script, develop sketches and construction drawings, work with directors and producers, and operate within budget limitations. The book has been updated and expanded to include interviews with professionals at all levels in the art department. A chapter on digital effects as they relate to the work of the art director has been...

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Recording Music on Location, 2nd Edition

Recording Music on Location, 2nd Edition

By: Bruce Bartlett

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 14-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 10-MAY-2014

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Recording Music on Location provides an exceptional collection of information regarding all aspects of recording outside of the studio. Featuring clear explanations on how to achieve professional results, this book is divided into two distinct sections: popular music and classical music. Whether you record in the local rock club, jazz café, or in an orchestra hall, Bartlett offers sage advice on each stage of the process of location recording. Packed with hints and tips, this book is a great reference for anyone planning to venture outside of the studio. Audio examples, tracking sheets,...

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Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya

Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya

By: Kenny Roy

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 29-APR-2014

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Finish Your Film! Tips and Tricks for Making an Animated Short in Maya is a first-of-its-kind book that walks the reader step-by-step through the actual production processes of creating a 3D Short film with Maya. Other books focus solely on the creative decisions of 3D Animation and broadly cover the multiple phases of animation production with no real applicable methods for readers to employ. This book shows you how to successfully manage the entire Maya animation pipeline. This book blends together valuable technical tips on film production and real-world shortcuts in a...

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3D Postproduction

3D Postproduction

By: Rick Baumgartner

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-APR-2014

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Master the complex realities of 3D postproduction workflows and solutions with this one-of-a-kind guide. Brimming with techniques that have been used on actual 3D productions and can easily be incorporated into your own workflows, Rick Baumgartner’s 3D Postproduction offers you: The best practices for 3D preproduction and production to ensure a smooth post process, saving both time and money Abundant workflow diagrams, screen grabs, and checklists to reinforce your learning with visual cues Common postproduction considerations such as dailies, assembly,...

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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition

A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th Edition

By: Skip Pizzi; Graham Jones

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-APR-2014

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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers is the leading publication on the basics of broadcast technology. Whether you are new to the industry or do not have an engineering background, this book will give you a comprehensive primer of television, radio, and digital media relating to broadcast—it is your guide to understanding the technical world of radio and television broadcast engineering. It covers all the important topics such as DTV, IBOC, HD, standards, video servers, editing, electronic newsrooms, and more. This long-awaited fourth edition includes new standards and...

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Write to TV, 2nd Edition

Write to TV, 2nd Edition

By: Martie Cook

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-APR-2014

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Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain access to sample outlines, script pages, checklists, and countless other invaluable resources that will help you break into the industry and put you on the path to immediate success. In Write to TV, Second Edition industry veteran...

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Bloggers Boot Camp, 2nd Edition

Bloggers Boot Camp, 2nd Edition

By: Charlie White; John Biggs

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 29-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: 29-APR-2014

Insert Date: 17-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: 29-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

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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

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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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Blogging for Photographers

Blogging for Photographers

By: Jolie O'Dell

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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Photography is a dominant force in the blogosphere, and the potential reach and influence of a successful blog is something photographers of all levels cannot ignore- but where to begin? Veteran blogger Jolie O’Dell shares the secrets of finding success online with reliable and inspiration methods for building, maintaining, and promoting your own personal photo blog. Your images will find new audiences, your voice will be heard across the web, and your business will grow by leaps and bounds! ...

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The Flash Photography Field Guide

The Flash Photography Field Guide

By: Adam Duckworth

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 28-APR-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: 28-APR-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,...