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The World of Star Trek

by David Gerrold

In The World of Star Trek, David Gerrold opens up dialogue on the people, places, and events that made Star Trek one of the most popular series ever. Gerrold discusses what was successful and what wasn’t,...

Video Production Techniques: Theory and Practice from Concept to Screen

by Donald L. Diefenbach

Video Production Techniques begins with the basic skills of video production, so students experience writing, shooting and editing right away. It then moves to short-form projects and in-depth explorations of...

Location Lighting for Television

by Alan Bermingham

The first book of its kind to introduce the problems of location lighting for single camera operators and provide an insight into the technology and techniques required to solve those problems. The approach...

Film Directing Fundamentals: See Your Film Before Shooting

by Nicholas Proferes

Film Directing Fundamentals gives the novice director an organic methodology for realizing on the screen the full dramatic possibility of a screenplay. Unique among directing books, this book provides clear-cut...

Digital Intermediates for Film and Video

by Jack James

The Digital Intermediate process (DI), or conversion of film to digital bits and then back to film again, has great potential to revolutionize the postproduction process. The skill set to photochemically process...

My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir

by Garry Marshall

With the television hits The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy, and movies like The Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Pretty Woman, and The Princess Diaries under his belt, Garry Marshall has...

Producing with Passion: Making Films That Change the World

by Dorothy Fadiman & Levelle Tony

Documentary filmmaker Fadiman chronicles her more than 30 years of experience searching out practical approaches to get her productions funded, finished, and seen, balancing inspiration and commitment with financing,...

Master Shots Vol 2: Shooting Great Dialogue Scenes

by Christopher Kenworthy

Building on the success of the bestselling "Master Shots," this volume goes much deeper, revealing the great directors' secrets for making the most of the visual during the usual static dialogue scene. Includes...

Getting Out Alive

by Roger Mosey

Delinquent presenters, controversial executive pay-offs, the Jimmy Savile scandal... The BBC is one of the most successful broadcasters in the world, but its programme triumphs are often accompanied by management...

Joss Whedon: The Biography

by Amy Pascale & Nathan Fillion

From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers, which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a name...

Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond

by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

From acclaimed director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, etc.), son of glamorous Warner’s movie star Geraldine...

Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

by Steven Katz

A complete catalogue of motion picture techniques for filmmakers. It concentrates on the 'storytelling' school of filmmaking, utilizing the work of the great stylists who established the versatile vocabulary...

Film Directing Cinematic Motion: A Workshop for Staging Scenes

by Steven Katz

The book uses extensive illustrations to explain how to create extended sequence shots, elaborate moving camera choreography, and tracking shots with multiple story points.