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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & TechnicianElectricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician
Richard Cadena
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 BurnThe Full Burn
Kevin Conley
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.


Kathryn McFarlane
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 BookThe 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 BookThe Grip Book

Third Edition
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 2005The 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 FilmAudio Post Production for Television and Film
Third Edition
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 StreamingThe Technology of Video & Audio Streaming
Second Edition
David Austerberry
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. $74.95.

2004 Blu-Book Production Directory2004 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 TelevisionLocation Lighting for Television
Alan Bermingham
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 TrackOn 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 professionals. Softcover, 533 pp. $75.00.

The Sound StudioThe Sound Studio
Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording
Alec Nisbett
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. $82.95.

5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running
Tomlinson Holman
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 MusicThis Business of Music
9th Edition
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 thinking about working in the music business. Hardcover, 526 pp. $49.00.

Lighting Control: Technology and ApplicationsLighting 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 pp. $119.95.

Uva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote HeadsUva'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 VideosMaking Digital Videos
Ben Long
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 PeopleCareer 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 ProductionMultiskilling 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 recording formats, Video editing, Audio-post production and much more. Large-format softcover, $98.95.

Video DemystifiedVideo Demystified: A Handbook For The Digital Engineer
Third Edition
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 Softcover, $115.95.


Video EditingVideo Editing: A Post-Production Primer
Fourth Edition
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.

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The Continuity SupervisorContinuity Supervisor
Fourth Edition
Avril Rowlands
The Continuity Supervisor enables both the newcomer and the experienced assistant to understand the basic elements of continuity, as well as giving them a grasp of the latest technological changes that affect the job. Formerly The Continuity Handbook: a guide for single-camera shooting, this book has now been completely updated to bring it into line with current day practices. $57.95.

Uva's Rigging Guide
Uva's Rigging Guide for Studio and Location

Michael G Uva
Sabrina Uva
Readers of Mike Uva's Grip Book who are interested in more detailed information on the work of the grip department will welcome his new rigging manual, clearly detailing all the ways to mount cameras and lights both on a set as well as on location. $74.95.


The Basics of Video LightingBasics of Video Lighting
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Lighting is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about lighting a video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $32.95.

The Basics of Video ProductionBasics of Video Production
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Production is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $32.95.

The Basics of Video SoundBasics of Video Sound
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
Now fully updated to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Sound is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about recording sound. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $32.95.

Script Supervision & Film ContinuityScript Supervising and Film Continuity
Third Edition
Pat P. Miller
This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the methodology and craft of the script supervisor, who ensures that the continuity of a film, its logical progression, is coherent. $60.95.

 Sound Engineering Explained
Sound Engineering Explained
2nd Edition
by Michael Talbot-Smith
First published as Audio Explained, this updated text is designed for the student or new engineer, and offers a straightforward introduction to audio techniques. From sound waves and basic acoustics, to digital recording including MiniDisc and MP3, Sound Engineering Explained tells you everything you fneed to know to start doing your own audio work. Softcover, $41.95

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