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Most popular Film production: technical & background skills books

The most popular Film production: technical & background skills books currently available. Updated weekly.
Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 3: The Sorcerer's Stone, Horcruxes & The Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter: The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes.
Harry Potter: The Film Vault - Volume 1: Forest, Sky & Lake Dwelling Creatures
Harry Potter: The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes.
Making Moon: A British Sci-Fi Cult Classic
The official 10th anniversary making of book for the Duncan Jones directed sci-fi film Moon.
99 Ways to Die in the Movies
There have been many spectacular, tragic, shocking and downright gruesome deaths in Hollywood films over the years, and this little compendium brings together 99 of the most memorable.
Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story
Stars and Wars: The Film Memoirs and Photographs of Alan Tomkins
A paperback edition of Oscar-nominated Alan Tomkins' film memoirs and photographs
Saturday Night at the Movies: The Extraordinary Partnerships Behind Cinema's Greatest Scores
Exploring the most successful director-composer partnerships of all time, and the musical realms they created
Vision: Color and Composition for Film
Video Production Handbook
Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary
When Harry Met Cubby: The Story of the James Bond Producers
The first biography of the legendary producers of the James Bond series, Harry Saltzman and Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli
Directing Screen Performances
"Featuring practical exercises and insightful interviews with successful actors and directors, this is a must-have guide to getting a memorable performance on screen"--
Grammar of the Edit
Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics
Julie A. Turnock tracks the use and evolution of special effects in 1970s filmmaking, a development as revolutionary to film as the form's transition to sound in the 1920s.
Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures.
Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking
Explains the basic role of the independent film producer. This title guides you through the entire process of being a successful producer with tips on how to effortlessly maneuver through the sphere of social media marketing and fundraising tactics.
History of Video Art
Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV
Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakers
Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup
Offers coverage ranging from basic facial makeup styles, and simple scars and gashes, to masks, molds and cast-making: the information you need to know to create vampires, zombies and other fantastical characters.
Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics
Covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the process of making a film. This title features expanded sections on pre-production, lenses, the emotional and tonal implications of shot size, composition, perspective, visual and sound proximity, and screencraft - the director's art.
Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers
Star Wars Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor
Secret Life of the Movies
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
Adaptation for Screenwriters
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking
Who'S in the Money?: The Great Depression Musicals and Hollywood s New Deal
Using newly unearthed primary sources, this ground-breaking book examines the bitter and little known struggle in Hollywood and Washington D.C. during 1933 to create a National Recovery Administration (NRA) code of practice for the motion picture industry.
Dynamic Frame: Camera Movement in Classical Hollywood
Patrick Keating offers an innovative history of the aesthetics of the camera that examines how camera movement shaped the classical Hollywood style. In careful readings of dozens of films, he explores how major figures like F. W. Murnau, Orson Welles, and Alfred Hitchcock used camera movement to enrich their stories and deepen their themes.
Secrets of Screen Directing: The Tricks of the Trade
Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects
Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
Covers the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to those who do motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This book focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety.
Film Music: A Very Short Introduction
Complete Make-Up Artist
Offers a personal, in-depth insight into the exciting work of media make-up. Written for all media make-up students, in particular those studying a VRQ at Levels 2 and 3, this edition has been updated in accordance with the new NOS.
Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb
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.
Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production
Previous edition title: The shut up and shoot: freelance video guide: a down & dirty DV production.
Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging: for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants
Shoot Like Scorsese: The Visual Secrets of Shock, Elegance, and Extreme Character
Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television
Art of Illusion: Production Design for Film and Television
Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry
Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like-and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape.
Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film
Basics Film-Making 01: Producing
Introduces the reader to the world of drama, documentary and cinema, identifying the skills and knowledge required to engage with the industry. This book offers an overview of the realities of producing film. It explores the process from development through to post-production and distribution.
Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, Revised and Updated
Here, in his own colourful, slangy words, is the true American Dream saga of a self-proclaimed "film geek". Quentin Tarantino: Interviews, revised and updated with twelve new interviews, is a joy to read cover to cover because its subject has so much interesting and provocative to say about his own movies and about cinema in general, and also about his unusual life.
Raindance Producers' Lab Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking
Language of Film
Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup 2
The acclaimed follow-up to one of the most widely heralded special effects makeup tutorial books ever published. A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup Volume 2 incorporates a variety of supernatural and sci-fi character and creature designs, from zombies to dark fantasy.
Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production: The People and The Process
Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice
Collaborative Director: A Department-by-Department Guide to Filmmaking