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1.
Pornstar
by Ian Gittler


Simon & Schuster
Hardcover - 176 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)

$24.50
$10.50

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3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Pornstar is a mesmerizing, definitive examination of life at the epicenter of Americas multibillion-dollar sex entertainment industry.

When Ian Gittler began photographing porn stars, his intent -- however suspect -- was to glamorize and legitimize their lives and work in the same way top... Read more


2.
In the Blink of an Eye : A Perspective on Film Editing
by Walter Murch, Francis Ford Coppola (Introduction)


Silman-James Pr
Paperback
1 Ed edition (April 1995)




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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
jlandman@jman5.com - Jack Landman , July 6, 1998 4 out of 5 stars
Murch masterfully edits film as the rest of us dream dreams.
One of the greatest image and aural montagists of our time is Walter Murch. What makes films like Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or Julia great, just to name a few of Mr. Murch's masterpieces, is often the mostly invisible flow of time and mood. In this book... Read more

 


3.
Making Documentary Films and Reality Videos : A Practical Guide to Planning, Filming, and Editing Documentaries of Real Events
by Barry Hampe


Owlet
Paperback - 320 pages
(January 1997)

$14.36
$3.59

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5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Hampe has indeed written a practical guide to filming real events, but, as with many such books with "user-friendly" titles, the user should have some background in filmmaking to appreciate and incorporate the documentary film techniques Hampe advocates. Hampe introduces the core of the book with a... Read more

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Hayao Miyazaki : Master of Japanese Animation : Films, Themes, Artistry
by Helen McCarthy


Stone Bridge Press
Paperback - 240 pages
(September 1999)

$15.16
$3.79

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5 out of 5 stars
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Director Hayao Miyazaki ranks among the most interesting and original figures currently working in world animation. His charming children's films My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service enjoy a rapidly growing audience in the U.S., and his brilliant Princess Mononoke, which broke box-office... Read more

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Film Production : The Complete Uncensored Guide to Filmmaking
by Greg Merritt


Lone Eagle Publishing Company
Paperback - 350 pages
(April 1998)

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Aims to provide the reader with real world facts about producing and selling a motion picture. Read more

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Shooting to Kill : How an Independent Producer Blasts Through the Barriers to Make Movies That Matter
by Christine Vachon, David Edelstein


Avon Books (Pap Trd)
Paperback - 335 pages
(September 1998)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Hailed by the New York Times as the "godmother to the politically committed film" and by Interview as a true "auteur producer," Christine Vachon has made her name with such bold, controversial, and commercially successful films as "Poison," "Swoon," Kids," "Safe," "I Shot Andy Warhol," and "Velvet... Read more

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Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices : How to Write, Produce, Direct, Film, Edit, and Promote a Feature-Length Film for Less Than $10,000
by Rick Schmidt


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 354 pages
Rev&Updt edition (August 1995)

$12.76
$3.19

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4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
For about $6,000 anyone with the right know-how--and this book--can write, produce, direct, film, edit, and promote a feature film. Step-by-step instructions, summary checklists, and lots of tips on how to save money support the filmmaker spiritually, aesthetically, and technically. Read more

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Camcorder Video: Shooting and Editing Techniques
by Joan Merrill


Prentice Hall
Textbook Binding - 320 pages
1 edition (March 11, 1992)
$28.95
$23.16
$5.79

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5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Prentice-Hall ECS Professional
Written at a non-technical level, this well-illustrated, "how-to," "hands-on" guide is filled with techniques for improving a wide range of video production skills -- from beginning production through post-production. Read more

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Making Videos for Money : Planning and Producing Information Videos, Commercials, and Infomercials
by Barry Hampe


Henry Holt (Paper)
Paperback - 320 pages
1 Owl book edition (February 1998)

$14.36
$3.59

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Synopsis
Most production people in the video industry have gone to film or communications school to learn how to produce feature films and TV programs. But the majority of them will spend their careers making information video, commercials, and infomericals--for which they have had little or no preparation.... Read more

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The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass
by Rick Goldschmidt, Burl Ives


Tiger Mountain Pr
Paperback - 176 pages
(November 1997)

$15.16
$3.79

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4 out of 5 stars
The author, Rick Goldschmidt at Rickgoldsc@aol.com , August 23, 1999
A Dream come true project that has lead to further R/B proje
First of all, I would like to THANK Amazon.com for making my book a GREAT success, since it's Christmas release in 1997. I originally had a friend post my comments and as a result, he was bombarded by questions and requests, which I did not get until only recently. I apologize to your readers and... Read more

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Before You Shoot : A Guide to Low Budget Film and Video Production (3rd edition)
by Helen Garvy, Dan Bessie (Illustrator)


Shire Pr
Paperback - 297 pages
3rd edition (August 1995)


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3.5 out of 5 stars
Todd Flinchbaugh, Film/Television Instructor, DeAnza College
"Outstanding book of concise, no nonsense information essential to anyone considering producing a film." Read more

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Hollywood Cartoons : American Animation in Its Golden Age
by Michael Barrier


Oxford Univ Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 624 pages
(April 1999)

$27.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Terry Teachout
...those who take the art of animation seriously will find this tough-minded book challenging and revelatory. Read more

13.   When the Shooting Stops, the Cutting Begins : A Film Editor's Story (Da Capo Paperback)
by Ralph Rosenblum, Robert Karen (Photographer)


Da Capo Pr
Paperback - 310 pages
(May 1988)




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Make Fantastic Home Videos
by John Prescription for Better Home Video Movies Fuller


Amherst Media
Paperback - 117 pages
(December 1995)




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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, March 3, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent For Improving Home Movies
I was looking for a book that gave me the secrets of movie making that the pros use, without having to wade through a bunch of technical terms. I only wanted to make my home movies (shot on my camcorder) look more interesting and professional. This is the book! It is clear and concise with helpful... Read more

 


15.   Making a Winning Short : How to Write, Direct, Edit, and Produce a Short Film
by Edmond Levy


Henry Holt (Paper)
Paperback - 290 pages
(October 1994)

$12.76
$3.19

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3 out of 5 stars
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Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, and Jim Jarmusch are among a score of new film directors who learned the craft of the art in film schools, making shorts. More than ever, students are writing, directing, editing, and producing at least one short film over the course of their studies. This guide to... Read more

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Film Budgeting : Or, How Much It Will Cost to Shoot Your Movie?
by Ralph S. Singleton, Alain Silver (Contributor)


Lone Eagle Publishing Company
Paperback
(September 1996)

$18.36
$4.59

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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The most complete, reliable and comprehensive trade book about budgeting motion pictures. Read more

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The Beginning Filmaker's Guide to a Successful First Film
by Renee Harmon, et al


Walker & Co
Paperback - 188 pages
(July 1997)

$11.96
$2.99

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Synopsis
Making a first film project can be intimidating task. This book combines classroom theory with practical, hands-on advice to guide students and beginning filmmakers in choosing the right type of project; writing a script that can be produced with the resources and time allotted; and casting the... Read more

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IFP/West Independent Filmmaker's Manual
by Nicole Shay LaLoggia, Eden H. Wurmfeld


Focal Press
Paperback - 288 pages
Bk&Cd Rom edition (July 15, 1999)

$29.56
$7.39

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
* Written by two independent producers, based on their experience with the successful independent film Swingers
* Includes a CD-ROM with QuickTime versions of interviews with leading independent filmmakers such as Billy Bob Thornton and Ang Lee as well as frequently used production forms in reusable... Read more

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Cinema of Outsiders : The Rise of American Independent Film
by Emanuel Levy


New York Univ Pr
Hardcover - 565 pages
(September 1999)


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4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent... Read more

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The Independent Film and Videomaker's Guide
by Michael Wiese


Focal Press
Paperback - 450 pages
2nd edition (November 15, 1997)

$23.96


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
* A detailed step-by-step guide for the beginning producer who is serious about filmmaking not only as a craft but also as a business
* Numerous anecdotes and real-life examples
* Exercises and projects with each chapter

This book sets itself apart in terms of balancing the creative aspects of... Read more


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Film Finance & Distribution : A Dictionary of Terms
by John W. Cones


Silman-James Pr
Paperback - 566 pages
(September 1992)

$19.96


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Cross-Cultural Filmmaking : A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Videos
by Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Taylor (Contributor)


Univ California Press
Paperback - 584 pages
(November 1997)


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Book Description
This extraordinary handbook was inspired by the distinctive concerns of anthropologists and others who film people in the field. The authors cover the practical, technical, and theoretical aspects of filming, from fundraising to exhibition, in lucid and complete detailinformation never before... Read more

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Of Mice and Magic : A History of American Animated Cartoons
by Leonard Maltin


New American Library Trade
Paperback - 485 pages
Rev Rei edition (May 1990)

$21.56
$5.39

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5 out of 5 stars
Modemac, March 2, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
The first "serious" scholarly history of cartoons
This is the book that turned me on to animated films. Well-known movie critic and buff Leonard Maltin wrote the third great book on American animated cartoons (the first two being "The Art of Walt Disney" and "Tex Avery: King of Cartoons"), and he gives us a look at all of the... Read more

 


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The Camera Assistant : A Complete Professional Handbook
by Douglas C. Hart, Mary Mortimer (Illustrator)


Focal Press
Hardcover
(November 1995)


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5 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1996
Describes the duties of the first and second camera assistants, from preproduction equipment checkout through the actual shooting to the equipment wrap, explaining theory and practice in areas such as feature films, episodic television, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Topics include... Read more

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What an Art Director Does : An Introduction to Motion Picture Production Design
by Ward Preston


Silman-James Pr
Paperback - 190 pages
(October 1994)

$17.56
$4.39

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4.5 out of 5 stars
jgorostiza@arquired.es , November 22, 1998 4 out of 5 stars
práctico y útil
Es un libro que explica bien el trabajo de los directores artísticos norteamericanos, su utilidad en otros países es más dudosa. Buenas ilustraciones, bien escrito. Read more

 


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