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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

By: Richard Cadena

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Basic Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician will reinforce the fundamentals of electricity, power distribution, safety, and show you the latest technology on things like: * IGBTs * sine-wave dimming * all of the latest software applications (list to come) In the ever-changing entertainment technology field, this book will give you enough information to prepare you for a future in the industry or reinforce the practical experience you have already gained. If you understand the principles in this book, you will be well prepared to face the challenges of the day, including the...

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

By: Martin Evening

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 30-JAN-2014

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Renowned Photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer, Martin Evening returns with his comprehensive guide to Photoshop. This acclaimed work covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for refined workflows and professional results. Using concise advice, clear instruction and real world examples, this essential guide will give you the skills, regardless of your experience, to create professional quality results. A robust accompanying website features sample images, tutorial videos, bonus chapters and a plethora of extra resources. Quite simply, this...

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The Art of Voice Acting, 4th Edition

The Art of Voice Acting, 4th Edition

By: James Alburger

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Are you just starting in Voiceover? Do you have some experience, but aren't getting booked? Are you a working pro who wants to expand to new areas of VO work? The Art of Voice Acting is a must read if you are serious about a profession in voice over and looking to maximize your efforts for success in the business. Packed with basic acting techniques in The Art of Voice Acting, you will discover * All new scripts * 20 more pages of new and updated information * A completely new chapter of studio stories and 'tricks-of-the-trade' from professional voiceover talent around the world *...

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Sony A200

Sony A200

By: Shawn Barnett

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 25-JAN-2013

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Focal Digital Camera Guides: Sony A200 Just bought a Sony A200 and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond. For the basics, turn to the quick start guide, which will get you up and running in five minutes. 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...

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New Dimensions in Photo Processes, 4th Edition

New Dimensions in Photo Processes, 4th Edition

By: Laura Blacklow

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-MAR-2007

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Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs teach you how to mix chemicals and apply light-sensitive emulsions by hand, how to create imagery in and out of the darkroom, how to translocate Polaroid photos, photocopies,magazine and newspaper pictures, and how to alter black-and-white and color photographs. FULL COLOR throughout for the first time, this redesigned fourth edition of New Dimensions in Photo Processes beautifully highlights the work of internationally known artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Todd Walker, Doug and Mike Starn, and John Wood. An invaluable list of supply...

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Beyond the Zone System, 4th Edition

Beyond the Zone System, 4th Edition

By: Phil Davis

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-NOV-1998

Insert Date: 29-JAN-2014

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This fourth edition of Beyond the Zone System makes the science of photographic sensitometry both accessible and useful to interested photographers. It will appeal to any serious photographer interested in knowing how the materials and processes of black-and-white photography work. Instead of describing rote procedures to be followed blindly, this book provides the basis for understanding what needs to be done and why. This book relates theory to practice in a way that promotes a true partnership of science and art. Beyond the Zone System bridges the gap between the more...

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The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book: Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, covers Photoshop CS3

The Adobe Photoshop Layers Book: Harnessing Photoshop's Most Powerful Tool, covers Photoshop CS3

By: Richard Lynch

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-AUG-2007

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Create, correct, and control with layers, the most powerful tool in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Imagine yourself in total control of every adjustment to your photos. You've seen the illustrations in glossy magazines, the fine art reproductions in museum catalogs, the award-winning pictures of professional photographers. To produce this kind of magic, understanding how to use layers for your entire breadth of image correction is key. Discover the best ways to showcase your talent with the full power of layers from best-selling author/digital image specialist Richard Lynch. Learn...

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Photography Foundations for Art and Design, 4th Edition

Photography Foundations for Art and Design, 4th Edition

By: Mark Galer

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2007

Insert Date: 29-JAN-2014

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Photography: Foundations for Art and Design is the perfect introductory guide for those of you learning the basics of photography. Offering a clear and well-illustrated structured approach to the tools and techniques, it will also guide you through the important aspects of photography as a means of self-expression and communication. The main focus is setting a comprehensive list of objectives and resources for clarity at the outset. A series of sequential study exercises intended as independent learning resources are provided and each exercise will help you to build design skills, teach...

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking

By: Jason Tomaric

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2014

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Filmmaking , the definitive resource for filmmakers, blows the doors off the secretive film industry and shows you how to adapt the Hollywood system for your production. Full of thousands of tips, tricks, and techniques from Emmy-winning director Jason Tomaric, Filmmaking systematically takes you through every step of how to produce a successful movie - from developing a marketable idea through selling your completed movie. Whether you're on a budget of $500 or $50 million, Filmmaking reveals some of Hollywood's best-kept secrets. Make your movie and do it right. ...

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Introduction to Media Production, 4th Edition

Introduction to Media Production, 4th Edition

By: Gorham Kindem; Robert B. Musburger, PhD

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 21-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2014

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Introduction to Media Production began years ago as an alternative text that would cover ALL aspects of media production, not just film or just tv or just radio. Kindem and Musburger needed a book that would show students how every form of media intersects with one another, and about how one needs to know the background history of how film affects video, and how video affects working in a studio, and ultimately, how one needs to know how to put it all together. Introduction to Media Production is the book that shows this intersection among the many forms of media, and how students can...

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The Hasselblad Manual, 7th Edition

The Hasselblad Manual, 7th Edition

By: Ernst Wildi

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-SEP-2008

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Discover the great advantages and benefits of working in the medium film format or with the large digital sensor units in Hasselblad digital cameras and digital backs. Presented in an easily accessible format, this book shows the working and manipulation of the various cameras. Detailed illustrations dissect the equipment and provide insight into the ways in which these superb cameras and lenses are best utilized to create professional quality images. This edition of the Manual will bring you up to date with the latest features available within the popular Hasselblad camera systems...

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Nature Photography: Insider Secrets from the World’s Top Digital Photography Professionals

Nature Photography: Insider Secrets from the World’s Top Digital Photography Professionals

By: Chris Weston

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-AUG-2008

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Have you ever wondered what it is that professional photographers do day in and day out that enables them to take consistently compelling images? Or thought that unravelling the insider secrets of the professionals could inspire you? Nature Photography: Insider Secrets from the World's Top Digital Photography Professionals takes a contemporary and innovative approach to revealing the day-to-day habits of the world's most successful wildlife, landscape and macro photographers, divulging the core skills and techniques through which they excel. This book is crammed full with expert advice...

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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition

The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 4th Edition

By: Videomaker; Videomaker

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

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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, fourth 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 Art of the Storyboard, 2nd Edition

The Art of the Storyboard, 2nd Edition

By: John Hart

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

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Communicate your vision, tell your story and plan major scenes with simple, effective storyboarding techniques. Using sketches of shots from classic films, from silents to the present day, John Hart leads you through the history and evolution of this craft to help you get to grips with translating your vision onto paper, from the rough sketch to the finished storyboard. More than 150 illustrations from the author's and other storyboard artists' work illuminate the text throughout to help you master the essential components of storyboarding, such as framing, placement of figures, and...

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Digital Asset Management, 2nd Edition

Digital Asset Management, 2nd Edition

By: David Austerberry

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2009

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The second edition focuses on the media and entertainment sector (M&E), with more information relevant to encompass broadcasters migration to file-based production. New technology and new products are also included and there is more detail on systems integration and product examples, plus extra case studies. New content includes: - Storage management where several products have been designed for the special needs of the media business. - XML and web services. - New case studies. ...

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Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

By: Lenore DeKoven

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2006

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This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. There is material on constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; film vs. theater procedures as well as the...

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Digital Art Masters: Volume 4

Digital Art Masters: Volume 4

By: 3dtotal. 3dtotal.Com

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 29-OCT-2009

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Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 4 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breaktaking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks the artists employed while creating stunning imagery. This volume, much like the previous volumes is not your standard coffee table book nor is it our usual how-to-book. This book offers inspiration...

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 A-Z

Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 A-Z

By: Philip Andrews

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2007

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If you are a digital camera enthusiast jumping into enhancement and manipulation, and looking for quick answers, this easy-to use, ready reference is for you. It's like having the author Philip Andrews sitting next to you, with his no-nonsense style, giving you practical, hands-on tips for getting striking images using Elements 5.0. Make the most of your digital photos with these guidelines from one artist to another. Philip's clear, full color screen grabs detail step-by-step features in action-in a real-world context. All content is completely revised and updated for Photoshop...

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The Art of Digital Video, 4th Edition

The Art of Digital Video, 4th Edition

By: John Watkinson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 28-JAN-2014

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The industry "bible" is back and it's better than ever. The Art of Digital Video has served as the ultimate reference guide for those working with digital video for generations. Now this classic has been revised and re-written by international consultant and industry leader John Watkinson to include important technical updates on this ever-evolving topic. The format has also been improved to include optional sections that provide additional information that you can choose to skip or investigate further, depending on your interests and comfort level with the subject. As the worlds of...

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Bloggers Boot Camp

Bloggers Boot Camp

By: Charlie White

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 25-JAN-2014

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Bloggers Boot Camp shows you how to build a great blog from the ground up. This isn't a book about technology -- it's a book about engaging millions of readers. Starting your blog is easy, but building and maintaining a popular one is hard. Blogging experts John Biggs and Charlie White (Gizmodo, Mashable and TechCrunch) share their secrets from the frontline showing you how to blog with quality and flair, find the best stories, and attract millions of readers to your blog. Blogging goes way beyond writing. It's a conversation between you and your audience. Guiding you to blogging...