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1.
The Filmmaker's Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
by Steven Ascher, et al


Plume
Paperback - 614 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (March 1999)

$15.16
$3.79

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5 out of 5 stars
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If film has a language, The Filmmaker's Handbook is your translation guide, dictionary, and phrase book. In over 600 pages, 18 chapters, and nine appendices, the authors detail virtually everything you need to know about filmmaking.

There is probably more information here than anyone needs to know,... Read more


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The Animation Book : A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking-From Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons to 3-D Animation
by Kit Laybourne


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 320 pages
Revised edition (November 1998)

$19.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The first edition of The Animation Book, published in 1979, became the authoritative guide to making animated movies. Now, as we enter the twenty-first century, the explosion in computer technology has created a corresponding boom in animation. Using desktop hardware and software, animators can... Read more

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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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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

 


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Advanced Renderman : Creating Cgi for Motion Pictures (Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling)
by Anthony A. Apodaca, Larry Gritz


Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Paperback - 512 pages
(December 3, 1999)

$39.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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More powerful and inspiring than the superheroes it moves on the big screen, the RenderMan 3-D graphics engine pushes animation toward the photorealistic as anyone who has seen A Bug's Life, The Iron Giant, or the Toy Story can attest.Advanced RenderMan, written by two long-time employees of Pixar... Read more

5.
The Art of Sleepy Hollow
by Andrew Kevin Walker(Editor), Tim Burton (Introduction)


Pocket Books
Hardcover - 192 pages
(November 1999)

$20.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Tim Burton's hallmark as a filmmaker is his bizarre, inventive, and oddly beautiful visual style. It is fitting, then, that the companion book to his movie Sleepy Hollow is a big and beautiful hardback, full of images that range from quietly eerie to eye-popping. The book contains Burton's sketches,... Read more

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The Five C's of Cinematography : Motion Picture Filming Techniques
by Joseph V. Mascelli


Silman-James Pr
Paperback - 252 pages
1st silman edition (June 1998)

$23.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
skater1050@aol.com, April 2, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
It changes the way you watch films.
I have recently read this masterpiece and I must say that it is difficult to watch a film the same way I did a month ago. I watch films on more visual terms, and I find the techniques diffrent camaramen use very interesting. The techniques that are disscussed in this book are very much in use in... Read more

 


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Creating 3-D Animation : The Aardman Book of Filmmaking
by Peter Lord, et al


Harry N Abrams
Hardcover - 192 pages
(October 1998)

$20.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
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What do Wallace and Gromit, Godzilla, and Gumby have in common? They're all examples of 3-D animation. From Aardman Studios in Bristol, England, winner of three Academy Awards, comes a thorough book on the subject and one of the first to include complete instructions for making a 3-D animated film.... Read more

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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook : Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
by Harry C. Box


Focal Press
Paperback - 416 pages
2nd edition (April 1997)

$31.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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Box, a Hollywood-based gaffer and director of photographer, has compiled practical technical information and simple techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks... Read more

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Cinematography : A Guide for Film Makers and Film Teachers
by Kris Malkiewicz, et al


Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback
2nd edition (August 1992)

$18.40
$4.60

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4 out of 5 stars
Dave Dyer , November 26, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
A great tech starting point
A pretty easy read, with enough technical info to actually be helpful without being so dull it glazes you over. A good selection of charts and graphs regarding everything from POV, to lighting, and editing. For the first time cinematographer, this is a great starting reference. Read more

 


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Sound for Film and Television, with accompanying audio CD
by Tomlinson Holman


Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback - 368 pages
Book & Cd edition (April 1997)


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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
* The only text to present sound design as both an art and a science * Accompanying audio CD contains examples demonstrating key concepts * Written by one of Hollywood's leading sound designers * Provides a solid grounding in all aspects of the sound process You might not know his name, but you... Read more

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The Big Lebowski : The Making of a Coen Brothers Film
by William Preston Robertson, et al


W W Norton & Co
Paperback - 182 pages
1 Ed edition (February 1998)

$13.60
$3.40

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5 out of 5 stars
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Since their debut with Blood Simple in 1984, Joel and Ethan Coen have created a unique body of work that seems to project their combined imaginations directly onto the movie screen. By concentrating on the filming of their homage to Raymond Chandler, The Big Lebowski, this book provides a great deal... Read more

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Grammar of the Film Language
by Daniel Arijon


Silman-James Pr
Paperback - 624 pages
Reprint edition (September 1991)

$19.96


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4.5 out of 5 stars
gallagher@mclink.it , July 1, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
Very thorough and earnest with a lot of diagrams
Covers every possible camera setup and editing technique. Not every bit is top notch, but the book is 600 pages and so there is a lot to be gained. Recommended. 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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Cinematography : Screencraft
by Peter Ettedgui


Focal Press
Paperback - 208 pages
illustrate edition (October 1999)
$37.00

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5 out of 5 stars
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Although the cinematographer or director of photography rarely receives the kind of attention reserved for directors and actors, there is little doubt that this is the key technical role in the process of revealing a story through images. The cinematographers featured in this book encompass three... Read more

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Digital Cinematography
by Ben De Leeuw, Ben De Leeuw


Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Paperback - 265 pages
Bk&Cd-Rom edition (April 1997)
$42.00
$37.00
(12%)

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4 out of 5 stars
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Digital Cinematography is a novice's guide to the art of filmmaking. Author Ben de Leeuw teaches you how to apply the techniques of traditional cinematography to the digital world. He provides an introduction to lighting tools and to cameras and various types of lenses, and then delves into... Read more

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Technique of Film Editing
by Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar


Focal Press
Paperback
2nd edition (June 1995)
$44.95

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5 out of 5 stars
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Thank goodness this classic book has come back into print! Though The Technique of Film Editing has not been revised since 1968, it is still the single most comprehensive and engaging volume on film editing. Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar introduce readers to every aspect of the editor's craft. They... Read more

17.   The Professional Cameraman's Handbook
by Verne Carlson, Sylvia E. Carlson


Focal Press
Hardcover
4th edition (January 1994)
$52.95
$37.06
$15.89

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4 out of 5 stars
From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1994
A handbook on professional motion picture cameras. The first section addresses the basic functions, methods, and procedures common to most movie cameras. The second section discusses the mechanical idiosyncrasies of 40 widely used production camera models and related equipment. Annotation copyright... Read more

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The Film Editing Room Handbook: How to Manage the Near Chaos of the Cutting Room
by Norman Hollyn


Lone Eagle Publishing Company
Paperback - 211 pages
3 edition

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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Loaded with helpful advice on how to get an editing job. Read more

19.   What a Producer Does : The Art of Moviemaking (Not the Business)
by Buck Houghton


Silman-James Pr
Paperback - 200 pages
(April 1992)

$11.96
$2.99

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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, June 10, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Although it takes a sexist view, A must read for producers
This is an excellent book for budding producers. It puts the important, realistic and human aspect of producing into layman's terms making it clear and consise. I have only one gripe - every important crew member, above-the-line person and producer are referred to as "he/him" through out... Read more

 


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Saving Private Ryan, The Men, The Mission, The Movie : A Steven Spielberg Movie
by Steven Spielberg(Editor), et al


Newmarket Press
Paperback - 96 pages
1 Ed edition (July 24, 1998)

$15.96


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5 out of 5 stars
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The photos and snippets of dialog and celebrity quotes in this tie-in book to Steven Spielberg's D-day film Saving Private Ryan are a continuation of the movie by other means. (Be forewarned that the book reveals one major plot point concerning Matt Damon's Private Ryan character.) If the color... Read more

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : Theory and Practice
by Ken Dancyger


Focal Press
Paperback - 380 pages
2nd edition (November 1996)


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A guide for future directors conveying the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyzes classic and contemporary films and videos within the history of storytelling. Updated from the 1993 edition to incorporate new technologies and such innovations... Read more

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Synchronization : From Reel to Reel : A Complete Guide for the Synchronization of Audio, Film & Video
by Jeff Rona


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Paperback - 128 pages
(January 1990)

$13.56
$3.39

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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, October 14, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
If you want to score pictures, you need this book.
As someone with a home studio interested in how to put music and sound to picture, I found Jeff Rona's book to be an essential guide. He explains in very clear language everything that goes on in the production of movies, TV and even record production from both a musical and technical point of view.... Read more

 


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First Cut : Conversations With Film Editors
by Gabriella Oldham


Univ California Press
Paperback
(September 1995)


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4 out of 5 stars
Randolph Man, THE Magazine
"Fascinating reading." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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Saving Private Ryan
by Steven Spielberg(Editor), et al


Newmarket Press
Hardcover - 96 pages
1 Ed edition (July 24, 1998)

$24.46
$10.49

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5 out of 5 stars
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The photos and snippets of dialog and celebrity quotes in this tie-in book to Steven Spielberg's D-day film Saving Private Ryan are a continuation of the movie by other means. (Be forewarned that the book reveals one major plot point concerning Matt Damon's Private Ryan character.) If the color... Read more

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The Beginning Film Maker's Guide to Directing
by Renee Harmon


Walker & Co
Paperback - 197 pages
(November 1992)

$11.96
$2.99

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2 out of 5 stars
From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by FGP , February 1, 1997
Film directing requires more than just being able to yell "action!", and no matter how good the material, a poorly directed film will not sell. Writing for people who may have worked in film but have never actually directed, Renee Harmon, a veteran of the film industry, explains the nuts-and-bolts... Read more

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