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Basic TV Technology Digital and Analog

Paperback, 07/04/2000, £19.99
A guide to the technical fundamentals underlying all television and video systems. It demonstrates how various pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. This third edition covers new topics such as the PAL system.

New Television Handbook 5ed

Paperback, 22/07/2016, £39.99
Originally published under the title: The television handbook (2000).

Film Director Prepares

Paperback, 24/02/2007, £17.59
A guide to directing for film and television. It offers practical insights on filmmaking. It covers topics including working with actors, using the camera to tell a story, setting mood, staging, maintaining performance levels, covering shots, and directing for different mediums.

Aim For The Heart

Paperback, 12/04/2011, £35.99
Fully updated second edition of this funny, honest and practical guide to writing, shooting, reporting and producing for TV and multimedia journalism, from one of America's best-known and most-requested journalism trainers.

Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps

Hardback, 01/09/2017, £12.99
The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie: In 39 Steps is a refreshingly jargon-free, no-fuss guide to DIY filmmaking.

Language Of Film

Paperback, 04/05/2010, £19.99
Explores the means by which film communicates meaning to its audience. This title discusses the stories they tell, the sign-systems they deploy, the interpretive contexts we are invited to place them in, and the range of aesthetic elements which contribute to the cinematic image.

Practical DV Filmmaking

01/03/2002, £25.19
Assuming no prior knowledge in technology or filmmaking, this book demystifies the creative process and makes filmmaking techniques accessible to beginners. It is split into four areas: development, production, post-production and distribution.

Video Editing

Paperback, 24/05/2002, £30.99
A guide to editing techniques and practices that covers both technical and creative aspects of video postproduction. It also covers the DTV formats, random access editing systems, and offers tips to help readers become comfortable with the formats and systems.

Filmmakers & Financing

Paperback, 02/02/2001, £18.99
A guide to business plans and financing for independent filmmakers. Each chapter concentrates on a specific section of the business plan, such as the executive summary, industry, market, or distribution planning. This third edition covers the use of the Internet as an outlet for film.

UVA's Basic Grip Book

Paperback, 23/10/2001, £18.99
Provides grounding in basic grip equipment, techniques, and safety issues. This work offers a list of personal grip tools that a grip should have, and the tricks of the trade. It also offers safety tips for gripping, and detailed descriptions of positions within the grip department, and advice.

Studio Television Production and Directing

Paperback, 10/04/2007, £27.99
Helps you learn how to direct television programs, understand complex directing tasks, and the fundamentals of studio production procedure. This guide to multicamera TV directing covers lighting, set, camera operations, floor direction, technical direction, audio, tape, graphics, prompting, and assistant directing.

Digital video & PC editing

Paperback, 01/01/2003, £9.99
This book places its emphasis on understanding and gaining hands-on experience of Digital Vidoe and PC Editing.

Animated Landscapes: History, Form and Function

Paperback, 23/02/2017, £34.99
The first comprehensive study of animated landscapes across media.

TV Studio Production Handbook

Paperback, 26/09/2019, £21.99

Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice

Paperback, 05/11/2018, £44.99
Introduction to Cinematography offers a practical, stage-by-stage guide to the creative and technical foundations of cinematography. This isthe perfect newcomer's guide to learning the skills of cinematography that enables seamless progression from exercises through to full feature shoots.

Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition 2ed

Paperback, 07/10/2018, £26.99
This fully revised and updated edition of the classic book on cinematic composition provides readers with the necessary skills and technical know-how to create polished and narratively eloquent images, using a unique approach that combines an analytical, technical, and aesthetic understanding of the essential visual grammar of the shot.

Alex Cox's Introduction To Film: A Director's Perspective

Paperback, 28/01/2016, £16.99
Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera, and lenses, the different crew roles, the formats, the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is, what montage is, what genres are. Most important, all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot...

Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Paperback, 16/08/2018, £49.99
This revised edition of Motion Picture and Video Lighting is the indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by an experienced professional, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory, equipment, and techniques to make every scene look its best, and is heavily illustrated throughout.

Grammar of the Edit 4ed

Paperback, 19/07/2017, £32.99

If It's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die: The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling

Paperback, 12/07/2005, £38.99
Intended for film students, film professionals, and others interested in filmmaking, this book guides filmmakers toward making the right color selections for their films. It helps movie buffs understand why they feel the way they do while watching movies that incorporate certain colors.

Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera

Paperback, 29/07/2021, £28.99

Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors 4ed

Paperback, 28/09/2021, £52.99
This book covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.

Robert De Niro at Work: From Screenplay to Screen Performance

Paperback, 10/11/2020, £22.99
Robert De Niro at Work is the first critical study to examine how Robert de Niro, perhaps the finest screen actor of his generation, works with screenplays to imagine, prepare and denote his performance.

Storyboarding: A Critical History

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £109.99
This study provides the first book-length critical history of storyboarding, from the birth of cinema to the present day and beyond. It discusses the role of storyboarding in key films including Gone with the Wind, Psycho and The Empire Strikes Back, and is illustrated with a wide range of images.

Complete Film Production Handbook 4ed

Paperback, 21/04/2010, £59.99
Suitable for working film/TV professionals and students, this book includes all the forms, contracts, releases and checklists required to set up and run a production. It offers coverage of new travel and shipping regulations and information on scheduling, budgeting, deal memos, music clearances, communications, and digital production.

Digital Film-making

Hardback, 06/02/2014, £14.99
Offers the readers a tutorial on how to use digital technology so as to get the best from it. This book features an insightful guide through the details of film-making. It deals with shooting process, from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement.

Little Digital Video Book

Paperback, 26/09/2001, £14.99
Focusing on shooting and editing techniques, this guide to the basics of digital video teaches how to shoot, organize, and edit footage like a pro. For camcorder owners, it is an introduction to the world of quality digital film making showing how to start and actually finish that video project. It is software-neutral guide to movie making masses.

Video Camera Techniques 2ed

Paperback, 29/08/1994, £42.99
A starter guide for those owning a camcorder, newcomers to the field of broadcast or corporate video-making, or students who wish to make videos to professional standards. It aims to help you master the operation of your camera and develop your own style and imaginative skills and covers topics such as types of video camera, and others.

On Film Editing

Paperback, 02/11/1984, £36.99
Explains the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. This book contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew - from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director - must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work.

Technique Of Film Editing

Paperback, 29/09/2009, £44.99
Introduces readers to different aspects of the editor's craft, providing a concise history of editing and describing editing style as it applies to various genres of moviemaking, including many types of narrative and documentary films. This title covers particular demands of wide-screen filmmaking, cinema verite, and the avant-garde.

Notes on the Cinematograph

Paperback, 19/01/2017, £11.99

Film and Video Art

Paperback, 01/01/2009, £18.99
Traces the history of artists' involvement with the moving image, from the earliest experiments with film to the digital and video streaming techniques over the Internet. This book takes in almost all the major developments in the unfolding dialogue between artists and moving image media.

Grammar of the film language

Paperback, 01/11/1991, £30.99

Voice and Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

Paperback, 29/07/2011, £46.99
A comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. It includes information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and more.

Basic TV Technology

Paperback, 29/04/2005, £38.99
A guide to the fundamentals underlying television and video systems, it provides an explanation of how the principal pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. It also includes information on compression, television standards, LCD displays, HD, and equipment.

Digital Video Camerawork

7, 19/06/2000, £38.99
Introduces digital camerawork techniques used in television and video production. This book features step-by-step instructions on camera controls, editing, lighting and sound. Talking about transition between analogue and digital acquisition/recording formats, it provides information on the different production styles and requirements.

Basic Studio Directing

Paperback, 15/10/1998, £42.99
Studio directors need to know the basics of studio directing, whether they go on to direct news, drama, children's programmes or light entertainment. This book gives you the practical and technical guidance you need to deliver a trouble free programme. It contains topics such as: networks; cameras and pictures; pre-production; and more.

Art of Record

7, 12/09/1996, £12.99
This work looks at the role of documentary in film and television. It presents a clear view of the theoretical issues and critical debates which surround documentary, and discusses the development of the main styles and approaches, including dramadocs and fly-on-the-wall.

Video Activist Handbook

Paperback, 10/08/2001, £22.99
'Buy it. Read it. Act on it. Your world will never be the same again.' Charles Secrett, Director, Friends of the Earth

Homemade Hollywood : Fans Behind the Camera

Paperback, 15/12/2008, £22.99
They're fan filmmakers, creating the cinema of tomorrow: quick, bite-sized movies, starring world-famous characters from Superman to Captain Kirk to Lara Croft. The flicks are fun, free and totally illegal. This book is about fan films, covering the secret history of the movement creating the cinema of tomorrow.

Teaching Digital Video Production

Paperback, 15/07/2003, £38.99
This guide provides an introduction to teaching digital video production to post-16 students. It demonstrates the importance of effective pre-production and gives advice on developments in digital production and how practical work can be used to engage with the media or film studies curriculum.

Naked Cinema: Working with actors

Hardback, 06/03/2014, £25.00
Addresses us in prose that is both unsentimental and inspired, tracing the energies that pass between actor, director and audience; shaping for the reader the acts of transmission and imagination, performance and witness, the sum of which make up a film.

Animated Landscapes: History, Form, and Function

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £130.00
"The first comprehensive study of animated landscapes across media"--

Cinesonica : Sounding Film and Video

Hardback, 01/04/2014, £19.99
Cinesonica: sounding film and video explores previously neglected and under-theorised aspects of film and video sound, drawing on detailed case study analyses of Hollywood cinema, art cinema, animated cartoons, and avant-garde film and video.

Storyboard Design Course

Paperback, 18/02/2008, £14.95
A storyboard manual containing finished and work-in-progress examples from students and industry professionals. It is suitable for aspiring storyboard artists and for those who work in media production to get the most out of both the storyboard artist and the storyboard process.

Basics of Video Sound

7, 17/05/1999, £29.99
Describes the principles involved in obtaining professional results in educational and corporate environments in the field of sound recording. This book covers from how to choose a microphone and obtain the best quality recordings, to editing the results for the final screening. It offers technical advice and explains the technical terms.

Research for Media Production

Paperback, 11/12/2001, £42.99
Presents the skills, techniques and practices for the job of the researcher. This guide to production research helps understand the possibilities to be considered when undertaking research and the questions that need to be asked at each stage of the production process. It includes tips to help the reader gain a better understanding of this field.

Professional Storyboarding

Paperback, 06/02/2013, £34.99
Offers examples of basic storyboarding concepts, as well as sound, career-oriented advice for the artist. This book features a number of veteran storyboard artists sharing their experiences in the professional world. It includes exercises, case studies, and interviews with leading professionals - grounded with practical advice.

Multi-media: Video - Installation - Performance

Paperback, 30/05/2006, £36.99
Combines scholarly analysis and original work to present a investigation of multi-media arts practice. This work charts the development of multi-media video, installation and performance in a dialogue between theoretical analysis and documentations by some of the world's foremost artists including Vito Acconci; John Jesurun; and, Fiona Templeton.
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