A unique and essential guide to Media Labs, spaces where new media, art and technology often come together. Gives advice on where they are, what they offer for digital media production and training and how to apply. Includes history and discussion of Media Labs and how they will play a key part in the digital world now and in the future.
Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage murder of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written.
Leipzig, past president of National Geographic Films and a former senior executive at Disney, reveals insider secrets, step-by-step instructions, and timesaving shortcutsNeverything one needs to approach financiers, actors, agents, and distributors like a savvy professional.
What is behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros, Marvel Enterprises and Manchester United - along with such stars as Jay-Z and Lady Gaga? In this book, the author explains a powerful truth about the world of entertainment: building a business around blockbuster products is the surest path to long-term success.
Features theories, debates, and approaches to the study of film. This volume provides an overview of the main disciplinary approaches to film studies, an explanation of the main concepts and methods involved in film analysis, a survey of the main issues and debates in the study of film, and critical discussion of key areas.
This new edition of The Story of Film, published to coincide with the fascinating 15-hour film documentary airing in September 2011, updates the most accessible and compelling history of the medium yet published.
Never set up an office before? Worried about putting together a realistic budget for your movie? Ever had to feed a hungry film crew? How about a press kit for your movie, for the festival? This title features tips, facts, checklists, and more.
Looks at a century of cinema. This title is the author's personal, irreverent, hilarious and utterly original take on the 1,000 films he has most loved - and hated - from "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" to "Zabriskie Point", from esteemed classics to forgotten curiosities, guilty pleasures to noir treats, horror gems to kitsch disasters.
Taking us around the globe, through time and across multiple media, this book tracks the ways in which we were initially enchanted by this mesmerizing imitation of life and let movies - the stories, the stars, the look - show us how to live.
Arguing that the commercial film industry reflects white domination of American society, this book traces an African Americans protesting screen images of blacks as criminals, servants, comics, athletes, and sidekicks. It also looks at the controversies surrounding role choices by stars like Sidney Poitier, Eddie Murphy, and Whoopie Goldberg.
A collection of Michael Le Grice's most notable essays, which shed light on the work of other artists and film-makers and documents a period, especially the 70s, when artists' film was at the centre of polemical debate about the nature of avant-garde and the future of radical or experimental film.
Chronicling more than 100 of the best movies ever made and bringing cinema to life, this title covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi.
If blockbusters make money no matter how bad they are, then why not make a good one for a change? How can 3-D be the future of cinema when it's been giving audiences a headache for over a hundred years? This title is for anyone who has ever sat in an undermanned, overpriced cinema and wondered: How the hell did things get to be this terrible?