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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
Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image
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
Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary
Video Production Handbook
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
Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics
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.
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.
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.
Experimental Filmmaking: BREAK THE MACHINE
Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking
Get Started in Film Making: The Definitive Film Maker's Handbook
This is the go-to book for anyone wanting to unleash their creativity and start making films.
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 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.
Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film
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.
Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television
Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers
Film Music: A Very Short Introduction
Master Shots, Vol. 3: The Director's Vision
Raindance Producers' Lab Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking
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
Grammar of the Shot
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.
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.
Secrets of Screen Directing: The Tricks of the Trade
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
Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration
Video Production: Putting Theory into Practice
This no-nonsense, straight-talking text introduces the theory and practice of video production. Filled with tips, hints and invaluable advice for the student film-maker, the text also explains key theoretical concepts and links them directly to production practice. This is an essential one-stop resource for all students of film and media studies.
Art of the Brave
"Brave" is Pixar's first fairy tale: a lush, animated adventure through the forests and highlands of medieval Scotland. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's many artists, this book showcases the gorgeous concept art that went into the creation of the movie.
Middle-earth: From Script to Screen: Building the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined, a richly illustrated compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogies, directed by Peter Jackson.
Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice
Moviemaking Magic of Marvel Studios: Heroes & Villains
Kids can go behind-the-scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this immersive and interactive book to see how favorite characters were created from concept to screen. Includes such exclusive elements as booklets, accordion folds, and flaps that reveal concept sketches, molds, digital imagery, and more. Full color.
Filmmaking For Dummies
Today, the art of filmmaking has been changed due to the ubiquitous nature of High Definition and digital format and the explosion of such sites as YouTube and MySpace that provide another outlet for filmmakers to express their art and have their work seen by the world.
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.
From Film Practice to Data Process: Production Aesthetics and Representational Practices of a Film Industry in Transition
With an in-depth case study of Sally Potter's 2012 film 'Ginger & Rosa', and drawing upon interviews with international film industry practitioners, 'From Film Practice to Data Process' is a groundbreaking examination of film production in its totality, in a moment of profound change.
Language of Film
Art Direction Handbook for Film & Television
Updated edition of: The art direction handbook for film.