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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.
Joe Alves: Designing Jaws
Joe Alves: Designing JAWS provides the production designer's view into the development of this world-renowned film.
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.
Stars and Wars: The Film Memoirs and Photographs of Alan Tomkins
A paperback edition of Oscar-nominated Alan Tomkins' film memoirs and photographs
Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story
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
MGM Style: Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the Golden Age of Hollywood
"An overview of the career and achievements of Hollywood's most famous art director. Cedric Gibbons was the supervisor in charge of the art department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios from its inception in 1924 until Gibbons chose to retire in 1956. Contains over 175 photographs, the majority of which have never before been published"--
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"--
Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary
Grammar of the Edit
Secret Life of the Movies
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
Video Production Handbook
Grammar of the Shot
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.
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.
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.
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.
History of Video Art
Lighting for Cinematography: A Practical Guide to the Art and Craft of Lighting for the Moving Image
Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation
Shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. This book helps you discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more.
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.
Green Screen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers
Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakers
Say What Happened: A Story of Documentaries
"People increasingly are using documentaries as journalism, younger audiences want to see change in the world," Fraser says. In this book, he lists his top one-hundred documentaries, and where readers can watch them. Nick Fraser is the author of The Voice of Modern Hatred and The Importance of Being Eton.
Adaptation for Screenwriters
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.
Stop Motion Filmmaking: The Complete Guide to Fabrication and Animation
Secrets of Screen Directing: The Tricks of the Trade
Architecture Filmmaking
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.
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.
Language of Film
Filmmaker's Guide to Digital Imaging: for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants
Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television
Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Narrative Filmmaking
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.
Motion Picture and Video Lighting
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.
Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image
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.
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.
Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation
Star Wars - Costumes: The Original Trilogy
Who can forget the first time they saw Darth Vader with his black cape and mask? Or the white hard-body suit of the Stormtroopers? Or Leia's outfit as Jabba's slave? This large-format book showcases original photography, sketches, stories and more.
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.
Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek The Amazing Creations of Hollywood's Michael Westmore
Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production: The People and The Process