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New and Published Books

  1. The Business of Media Distribution

    Monetizing Film, TV, and Video Content in an Online World, 2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey C. Ulin

    Learn how an idea moves from concept to profits and how distribution dominates the bottom line of an industry otherwise grounded in high profile elements (production, creative, law, finance, and marketing). In this updated edition of a bestselling industry staple, experienced media executive Jeff...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Focal Press

  2. Video Shooter

    Mastering Storytelling Techniques, 3rd Edition

    By Barry Braverman

    "Show me a world I haven’t seen before!" These words from veteran cinematographer Barry Braverman will resonate as you read (and re-read) this revamped edition of Video Shooter. The third edition takes you beyond the technicalities of sensors, lenses, and tripods, to instill a practical and...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Focal Press

  3. 3D Storytelling

    How Stereoscopic 3D Works and How to Use It

    By Bruce Block, Philip Captain 3D McNally

    3D Storytelling is the ultimate guide for directors, cinematographers, producers, and designers of stereoscopic 3D movies and videos. With an emphasis on the aesthetic over the technical, this book is an essential foundation for showing you how to use 3D creatively to tell a story. Hollywood...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Focal Press

  4. Genre Filmmaking

    A Visual Guide to Shots and Style

    By Danny Draven

    What does it look like? How is it done? When should I use it? Whether you’re shooting a comedy, thriller, sci-fi or horror flick, you’ll need to know the answers to these questions. Learn how to execute the visual style of your genre in this highly illustrative, inspirational guide to shots and...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Focal Press

  5. Sound for Digital Video

    2nd Edition

    By Tomlinson Holman, Arthur Baum

    Achieve professional quality sound on a limited budget! Harness all new, Hollywood style audio techniques to bring your independent film and video productions to the next level. In Sound for Digital Video, Second Edition industry experts Tomlinson Holman and Arthur Baum give you the tools and...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Focal Press

  6. Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers

    By Tom Dowd, Michael Niederman, Michael Fry, Josef Steiff

    Don’t restrict your creative property to one media channel. Make the essential leap to transmedia! From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today’s audience...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Focal Press

  7. Alternative Scriptwriting

    Beyond the Hollywood Formula, 5th Edition

    By Ken Dancyger, Jeff Rush

    Learn the rules of scriptwriting, and then how to successfully break them! Unlike other screenwriting books, this unique guide pushes you to challenge yourself and break free of tired, formulaic writing--bending or breaking the rules of storytelling as we know them. Like the best-selling previous...

    Published February 7th 2013 by Focal Press

  8. Directing

    Film Techniques and Aesthetics, 5th Edition

    By Michael Rabiger, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

    This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods,...

    Published January 21st 2013 by Focal Press

  9. Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen

    Making and Applying Prosthetics, 2nd Edition

    By Todd Debreceni

    Transforming an actor into a character for film or theater takes a great deal of skill, prowess, and creativity, and in this new edition, author Todd Debreceni empowers you with just those qualities. From his years of film, TV, and theatrical experience, he shows you tips and techniques that will...

    Published January 6th 2013 by Focal Press

  10. The Screenwriter’s Roadmap

    21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

    By Neil Landau

    The screenwriter's GPS for writing a great screenplay! Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles commonly encountered when writing a screenplay. The Screenwriter's Roadmap: 21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story keeps you on route and helps you reach your final destination...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Focal Press