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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: 28-OCT-2009

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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...

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Tradigital Blender

Tradigital Blender

By: Roland Hess

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2013

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Expand your animation toolkit with foundational animation techniques, software expertise, professional best-practices, proven and time-tested work flows. Roland Hess, a leading Blender artist and instructor, expertly navigates you through Blender's character animation systems and controls, with a focus on each of the classical principles of animation like timing, anticipation, appeal, staging, exaggeration, squash and stretch and much more. Unique from other software titles, the Tradigital series offers a specific tool-set of practical instruction and foundational knowledge that all...

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Flash Mobile: Leveraging Custom iPhone and Android Interface Calls with ActionScript

Flash Mobile: Leveraging Custom iPhone and Android Interface Calls with ActionScript

By: Matthew David

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2011

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Learn how you can tap into the Android specific extensions with ActionScript to add a rich level of control to your apps. Get up and running quickly, with these mobile features: Gestures Orientation Geolocation Loading data into Flash Loading web pages into WebView Microphone Camera/video ...

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Managing Electronic Media

Managing Electronic Media

By: Joan Van Tassel

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2012

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This college-level media management textbook reflects the changes in the media industries that have occurred in the past decade. Today's managers must address new issues that their predecessors never faced, from the threats of professional piracy and casual copying of digital media products, to global networks, on-demand consumption, and changing business models. The book explains the new new vocabulary of media moguls, such as bandwidth, digital rights management, customer relations management, distributed work groups, centralized broadcast operations, automated playlists, server-based...

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Force: Character Design from Life Drawing

Force: Character Design from Life Drawing

By: Mike Mattesi

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 08-MAY-2008

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Design creative characters inspired by real people. Let Mike Mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and 'PUSH' your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to. Packed with color illustrations and photographs of the models who inspired them. With step-by-step explanation of how the characters were developed and exercises for you to sharpen your skills this is everything you need to bring your characters to life. ...

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Streaming and Digital Media

Streaming and Digital Media

By: Dan Rayburn

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2007

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Steaming and Digital Media gives you a concise and direct analysis to understand a scalable, profitable venture, as well as the common and hidden pitfalls to avoid in your business. By focusing on both the business implications and technical differences between online video and traditional broadcast distribution, you will learn how to gain significant time-to-market and cost-saving advantages by effectively using streaming and digital media technologies. As part of the NAB Executive Technology Briefing series, the book is geared towards the manager or executive and no technical...

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Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

By: Sharon Badal

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2007

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Short films have come into their own, not least in part due to the incredible new ways to distribute them, including the Web, cell phones, new festivals devoted to shorts--even television and theatres. This is the ultimate guide for anyone who's made a short film and wonders what to do next. Whether your short film is meant to be a calling card, a segue to a feature film, or you just want to recoup some of the costs, this book describes the potential paths for distribution. Written by the short film programmer of the Tribeca Film Festival and featuring contributions from top film festival...

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Creating Flash Advertising

Creating Flash Advertising

By: Jason Fincanon

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2007

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Create awe-inspiring, mind-blowing Flash ads and microsites that engage consumers and demonstrate their worth to clients. The Hands-On Guide to Creating Flash Advertising delivers the nuts and bolts of the development process from initial design conception to ad completion. You'll learn the best practices for: * Mastering the myriad of ad specs, deadlines, quality and version control issues * Creating ads that balance campaign goals with design constraints * Preparing and building ads with team and QC standards * Using forms and data in ads without file bloat * File optimization...

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How Video Works, 2nd Edition

How Video Works, 2nd Edition

By: Marcus Weise; Diana Weynand

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 30-MAR-2007

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How Video Works has been a bible for professionals in the video world since 1985. It offers easy to understand explanations of the entire world of video. A complete guide from analog video to all the new digital technologies, including HD, compression, and encoding. This book is a must-have for any broadcast or video production department. It is also perfect for the new video technician or non-tech creative professional who is just beginning to discover the digital world. Update your library with the brand new version of an industry standard....

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Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema

Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema

By: Glenn Kennel

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-OCT-2006

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Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema explores the implications for motion picture post production processes and changes required to the supporting equipment and software. While a new concept to the motion picture community, the selection of the wide gamut, output-referred XYZ color space for digital cinema distribution is based on decades of color science and experience in other industries. The rationale for choosing XYZ and the other color encoding parameters is explained and the book also provides a full case study of the development of DLP Cinema® projectors by Texas Instruments....

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Getting Started with Digital Imaging, 2nd Edition

Getting Started with Digital Imaging, 2nd Edition

By: Joe Farace

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 08-NOV-2006

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Whether you are using a digital compact or dSLR camera to shoot, or a Mac or PC to manipulate your images, Joe Farace explains what products are out there-and how to use them to get the best shots. While most books offer photographers tips and tricks for working with the latest software package, this book offers a new approach to working with digital images: Learn how to use digital imaging tools - not just a particular software package - to produce professional prints or digital images for the web. Getting Started with Digital Imaging offers a new approach for amateur photographers...