Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician
This comprehensive book provides you with the fundamentals of theory of electricity as well as the latest guidelines and tips for how to stay current and meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Written by an ETCP trainer, this reference supports practicing technicians and provides new technicians with the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment industry. Softcover, 245 pp. $53.95.
The Full Burn
In The Full Burn, acclaimed journalist Kevin Conley goes inside one of the coolest and most dangerous jobs in the world. With full access to legends of the field, he gives a passenger-seat view of the stuntman's life: the history, the culture, and the tricks of the trade, showing how - and why - stuntmen do what they do. Softcover, 218 pp. $20.00.
Spanning all of Ontario, but with a focus on Toronto, the Fonebook is the premier directory for this city's film and television industry. Easy to navigate and compact in size, this is the perfect reference for the set and the office. No matter what aspect of film production you work in, you will definitely want the Fonebook in order to stay connected and employed. Coil-bound, $28.00.
The Everything Filmmaking Book
Barb Karg & Rick Sutherland
Filmmaking is a notoriously difficult field to break into--a script's chance of making it to production is a staggering 1 in every 140,000! But if you're an aspiring filmmaker, you can up your odds with The Everything Filmmaking Book. It is a guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of making a movie--and wants to learn how to make it work in the real world. Softcover, 307 pp. $19.95.
The Grip Book
Michael G. Uva
The Grip Book has been widely used for years by beginners and
experienced key grips alike as both a learning tool and a handly reference. It
clearly details and illustrates all the equipment used by motion picture film
technicians, on stage as well as on location. Uva shares many makeshift solutions
developed over his 25+ years in the film and TV industry. This new edition has
been thoroughly updated and restructured to include cranes, jibs, arms, and dollies
as well as tips on rigging on stage or location. Also included is an instructional
DVD. Softcover, 400 pp. $51.9åœ5.
The Entertainment Sourcebook 2005
Published by ATAC (The Association of Theatrical Artists and Craftspeople),
this is the essential one-volume resource directory for all members
of the art departments in both the film and theatre industries. Coil-bound,
654 pp. $52.50.
Audio Post Production for Television and Film
Tim Amyes & Hilary Wyatt
This third edition has been completely revised and restructured to provide
a step-by-step guide to the professional techniques used to shape a soundtrack
through the production process. Covering sound for both film and television,
this edition includes many of the practical techniques and shortcuts used by
experienced editors and mixers. Softcover, 286 pp. $52.95.
The Technology of Video & Audio Streaming
For broadcasters, web developers, and project managers implementing
streaming media systems, David Austerberry shows how to deploy the
technology on your site, from video and audio capture through to the
consumer's media player. Starting with capture from a video or audio
source through to the consumer's media player, this is a comprehensive
quick-start guide to streaming media technologies. Softcover, 344 pp.
2004 Blu-Book Production Directory
Robert J. Dowling
The 2004 Blu-Book is an exhaustive directory of production
equipment, production services, sound stages, post production services,
special effects companies, animation houses, and below-the-line talent
in the United States. For film and television personnel, this is the
ultimate production resource. Softcover, 424 pp. $104.95.
Location Lighting for Television
Location Lighting for Television teaches you how to master the essentials
of lighting and make professional choices in different location lighting conditions.
This book is based on the experience of the author as a practitioner and trainer,
and is written with the aim of giving insight into how location lighting problems
can be solved and pitfalls avoided. Softcover, 287 pp. $52.95.
On The Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring
Fred Karlin & Rayburn Wright
On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television.
It covers everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording
through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film
itself. With over 100 interviews with noted composers, and 150 musical excerpts
from film scores, this book will be appreciated equally by both students and
533 pp. $75.00.
The Sound Studio
Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording
This classic work has inspired and informed a whole generation
of artists and technicians working in all branches of the audio industry.
Now in its seventh edition, The Sound Studio has been expanded
to cover the rapidly expanding range of possibilities offered by today's
digital equipment: the virtual studio, 5.1 surround, hard drive mixers
and multichannel recorders, and DVD and CD-RW. Softcover, 388 pp.
5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running
Written by a leading expert in multichannel sound, 5.1 Surround
Sound is a comprehensive work that shows how to produce, master,
and engineer 5.1 program material. This book highlights all uses
of multichannel sound, giving special attention to the new aspects
of multichannel sound, including digital television and music recording.
Softcover, 273 pp. $62.95.
This Business of Music
M. William Kraxilovsky and Sydney Shemel
This new edition, brought right up-to-date to include new advances in digital
technology, is the most comprehensive source of information on almost every aspect
of today's evolving music industry. Essential reading for anyone working, or
working in the music business. Hardcover, 526 pp. $49.00.
Lighting Control: Technology and Applications
Robert S. Simpson
Lighting Control brings together information not otherwise available from
a single source. It is intended as a training resource within the lighting industry,
both for those completely new to the subject and for those coming in to it from
another technical field. Lighting designers for the stage and screen will find
this to be an indispensible reference book and technical guide. Hardcover, 564
Uva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote Heads
Michael G. Uva & Sabrina Uva
Uva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote Heads offers the practicing grip a
streamlined reference to all of the latest equipment -- what it is, where to find
it, and how to use it. Directors, producers, and camerapersons, as well as a host
of production personnel, will find this handy reference a "must-have."
Softcover, 337 pp. $57.95.
Making Digital Videos
Whether you want to make a video of your friend's band, a documentary, or a video
of a special family event, you'll need to learn the basic skills of movie making.
Making Digital Videos will de-mystify the technical aspects and open your
eyes to the creative applications of digital video-making. Includes a CD-ROM with
activities, tutorials, and sample software. Softcover, 284 pp. $54.95.
Career Solutions for Creative People
Dr. Rhonda Ormont
Career Solutions for Creative People tackles the most common problem
creative people face: How do you find the time and energy to pursue your
art while making
a stable and rewarding living? Included are real-life profiles,
sample forms and worksheets, and the essential steps to finding a satisfying
job to meet your creative
needs. Softcover, 305 pp. $30.95.
Multiskilling For Television Production
Peter Ward, Alan Bermingham and Chris Wherry
Written by television trainers who run their own courses on Multiskilling,
this book offers a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of skills
and technical knowledge
required in this industry. Topics covered include: Television engineering,
Production methods, Safety, Lighting, Sound, Multicamera camerawork, Video
Video editing, Audio-post production and much more. Large-format softcover,
Video Demystified: A Handbook For The Digital Engineer
by Keith Jack
This excellent textbook includes hundreds of black and white diagrams, accompanying
the easy-to read text. Topics range from an introduction to analog vs. digital to
an overview of NTSC, PAL and SECAM formats, to digital television. Perfect for beginners.
Includes 2 CD-ROMs with design tools a fully searchable e-Book version of the text
Video Editing: A Post-Production Primer
by Steven E. Browne
The 4th edition of this popular book covers the new DTV formats and challenges, and
offers exploration and explanation of industry processes. An indispensable reference
book. Softcover, $57.95.
A Practical Guide to The Professional System
This user-friendly text is for anyone who wants to learn more about Sony DVCAM, to
determine what equipment to use, how various models compare, and how to use each
of them. The hands-on approach will benefit all readers, from professionals to students
to news crews. Softcover, $41.95.