Digital Moviemaking 3.0
If you want another beginner's book about "how to make a movie," don't waste your time here. This totally revised and updated 3rd edition is geared to professionally minded film and videomakers who are stone-cold serious about their careers. Digital industry pioneer Scott Billups not only "talks the talk," but is out there on the cutting edge doing it first. Take his no-nonsense skinny and start producing results. Softcover, 216 pp. $28.95.
The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow
The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow is the comprehensive roadmap to affordable postproduction workflow using Final Cut Pro, Cinema Tools, and Pro Tools. Illuminating workflow and the interrelationship of these software applications, it also focuses on cost-saving and efficiency, aiding low-budget, independent movie-makers as well as students trying to take their skills to the professional level. Author Dale Angell offers a practical guide to complete film postproduction workflow, describing low-cost workflow that can be used for 35mm film, high definition digital video, or DV/Red camera. Softcover, 244 pp. $39.95.
Digital Compositing for Film and Video
Written by Steven Wright, a senior compositor and technical director
with over 60 feature films and 70 television commercials to his production
It encapsulates years of production experience into an easy to read and
highly informative book. Combining theory with practical production exercises,
this book provides a phenomenal learning experience. Included is a DVD-ROM.
Softcover, 451 pp. $70.50.
Digital Intermediates for Film and Video
This, the first comprehensive book on the cutting edge technology of the
Digital Intermediate process, explains the fundamental concepts of
the DI workflow as well as the repercussions DI will have on various
professions within the industry. Author Jack James addresses the
as well as providing step-by-step explanation of the practice of
DI. The addition of easy-reference tables makes this book ideal as
a desktop reference
for the practicing professional.
Softcover, 560 pp. $63.95.
AVID Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users
In this third edition of his classic instructional guide, Sam Kauffmann
demystifies all aspects of Avid Express Pro, Avid Express Pro HD, Avid
Express DV, and Avid Media Composer. Suitable for beginning editors or
experienced editors new to the Avid, the book provides step-by-step instructions
hundreds of editing tasks in jargon-free terms. However, more than just
a software manual, this book explains important editing concepts, principles,
and problems. Softcover, 421 pp. $63.95.
Nonlinear: A Field Guide To Digital Video & Film
Now in its fourth edition, this up-to-date manual provides cross-platform
instruction for nonlinear editing. Topics include: online and offline
editing, post-production process, digital video compression and MPEG,
3:2 pulldown, DVD authoring and much, much more. A thorough and practical
guide, Nonlinear is an indispensible read for the student as well
as the professional.
Softcover, 413 pp. $63.95.
Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain Using Final
When Walter Murch elected to edit Anthony Minghella's film Cold Mountain using
Apple's Final Cut Pro -- ostensibly a "consumer grade" editing program,
as of yet unproven on a project of such scope and complexity -- many recognized
a watershed event in cinema history. The options that this opens up to contemporary
filmmakers are myriad. This is the story, both technical and anechdotal, of this
significant step in the art of motion picture production. Softcover, 348 pp.
Understanding Digital Cinema: A Professional Handbook
Charles S. Swartz
This textbook is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of finishing, distributing,
and displaying film digitally. For technical professionals as well as non-technical
decision makers, the book is a detailed exploration of every component of the
from mastering to theatre management. Hardcover, $98.95.
DVD Authoring with DVD Studio Pro 2
This instructional guide is an introduction to Apple DVD Studio
Pro and the workflow involved in the creation of DVDs. Inside you'll
find information covering the entire process of DVD production, including
project planning, media encoding, menu design, testing, burning, and
preparing discs for replication. This is a must-have reference for
anyone who needs to produce high quality discs for distribution. Softcover,
A Beginner's Guide to Digital Video
This book lifts the lid on DV technology and its potential. It
demystifies the jargon and cuts through technical hype, keeping its
sights firmly fixed on the actual task of making a movie. Digital video
production is addressed in a linear manner, taking the reader from
initial concept to final production: from shooting, through editing,
to finding an audience. Softcover, 144 pp. $29.95.
Teaching Digital Video Production
Pete Fraser & Barney Oram
This practical guide provides a detailed introduction to teaching
your students digital video production and establishes the basis for
a high standard of coursework for Film or Media Studies. The guide
demonstrates the importance of effective pre-production, gives advice
on recent developments in digital video production and how practical
work can be used to engage with key aspects of the media or film studies
curriculum, with accessible reference to recent educational research.
Softcover, 82 pp. $37.95.
Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express
Suitable for those new to nonlinear editing as well as experienced
editors new to Final Cut Express, this book is an introduction to Apple's
editing software package and the digital format in general. Readers
will learn in great detail the various editing tools that Final Cut
Express has to offer as well as time-honored storytelling techniques
that will help you become a better movie editor. Softcover, 448 pp.
Editing with Final Cut Pro 4: An Intermediate Guide to Setup and Editing Workflow
This book will help you take your skills to the next level.
If you're new to Final Cut Pro, you'll quickly master the software.
If you're upgrading to version 4, you'll learn how to implement
the new features into a solid workflow. Read this book and learn
timeless editing concepts that make you a better editor, no matter
what software you use in the future. Softcover, 467 pp. $59.95.
Digital Editing with Final Cut Pro 4
Bruce Mamer & Jason Wallace
Digital Editing with Final Cut Pro 4 is a comprehensive guide to the art
and technique of non-linear editing, complete with an intergrated DVD tutorial
designed to help you start editing immediately. Whether you want to edit the
most expensive commercial projects or simply tinker with home video footage,
the systematic approach of this book supplies a wide range of insights on how
to create professional work. Softcover, 331 pp. $44.95.
The Essential Digital Video Handbook
If you've ever wanted to master the art of videography, then
this is the ideal book for you. The Essential Digital Video
Handbook will walk you through every step of the process, from
buying the right equipment, to editing your footage. Author Pete
May's sound advice and no-nonsense approach will help you achieve
results that will impress your audience whether they're gathered
in the family room or the corporate boardroom. Softcover, 191 pp.
The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 4
In this highly visual instructional book, Rick Young shares his professional
insight to ensure you get the most out of the professional tools Final Cut
Pro 4 offers. With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you
edit, whatever the format. Whether you are a professional editor new to non-linear
editing, or a beginner with no editing experience, this is an ideal introduction
to Final Cut Pro 4. Softcover, 221 pp. $29.95.
QuickTime for Filmmakers
Richard K. Ferncase
Distribution remains one of the most difficult aspects of filmmaking. "QuickTime" provides
the most versatile and user-friendly architecture for creative packaging,
distribution, and presentation. In addition, QuickTime for Filmmakers teaches
QuickTime's other powerful features, such as editing and converting
video, adding and editing soundtracks and using text in QT movies,
compressing media, and preparing movies for http and RTSP streaming.
Softcover, 328 pp. $59.95.
Video Color Correction for Nonlinear Editors
A Step-by-Step Guide
Stuart Blake Jones
No matter what system or plug-ins you use, this practical guide will take you
through the color correction process step by step, assuming no prior knowledge.
Written by a master colorist, this book explains when certain types of color
correction should be used and provides tips for acheiving specific visual effects.
Softcover, 196 pp.
Editing Digital Video: The Complete Creative and Technical Guide
Robert B. Goodman and Patrick McGrath
Written by a pair of award-winning professionals, Editing
Digital Video will put you on the fast-track towards cutting
your videos like a seasoned editor. Within no time, you will be
using timelines, jump-cuts, keys, mattes, titles, and bins like
a pro. This practical and easy-to-use guide includes a CD-Rom with
practice footage. Softcover, 361 pp. $63.95.
Digital Non-Linear Desktop Editing
Although new digital technologies have advanced the editing process,
many filmmakers and editors still find the prospect of going digital overwhelming.
With the insights
and practical techniques provided in this book, however, the transition
will be smooth and efficient. Included is a CD-ROM with demos of many
of the programs discussed
in the book. Large-format softcover with CD-ROM, $74.95.
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