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Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

by Kate E. Taylor-Jones

With Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Clint Eastwood made a unique contribution to film history, being the first director to make two films about the same event. Eastwood's films...


Michael Haneke

by Peter Brunette

In this book, Peter Brunette analyzes the theatrical releases of Austrian film director Michael Haneke, including The White Ribbon, winner of the 2009 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps best known...


Master Shots Vol 1, 2nd edition: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie

by Christopher Kenworthy

Master Shots gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget.


Directing Actors

by Judith Weston

Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.


The Film Director's Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques

by Judith Weston

Acclaimed director Weston offers a deeply creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets: instincts, imagination, and intuition.


Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know

by Gael Chandler

"Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know" makes the invisible art of editing visible by using nearly 600 colorful frames from popular, recent films. Written by an editor and the author...


The Film Director's Bag of Tricks: How to Get What You Want from Actors and Writers

by Mark Travis

Provides a dazzling array of useful tips to get the performances you want from your actors


Conversations with John Schlesinger

by Ian Buruma

“I like the surprise of the curtain going up, revealing what’s behind it.”

–John Schlesinger

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema’s most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in...


So You Want to Be a Producer

by Lawrence Turman

Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer...


Kazan Revisited

by Lisa Dombrowski

Top critics and scholars reconsider the cinematic legacy of Elia Kazan


Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

by Gene Phillips

One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955),...


Werner Herzog: Interviews

by Eric Ames

Over the course of his career, legendary director Werner Herzog (b. 1942) has made almost sixty films and given more than eight hundred interviews. This collection features the best of these, focusing on all...


Compression for Great Video and Audio: Master Tips and Common Sense

by Ben Waggoner

Learn how to compress video and audio with optimal quality and minimal hassles. Renowned expert Ben Waggoner teaches you to improve the quality of your final content and develop effective workflows. Understand...


Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential and Advanced Techniques

by Chris Meyer & Trish Meyer

Trish and Chris Meyer share over 17 years of hard-earned, real-world film and video production experience inside this critically acclaimed text. More than a step-by-step review of the features in AE, readers...


After Effects Apprentice

by Chris And Trish Meyer

If you're new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, After Effects Apprentice was created just for you. With 11 core lessons

plus a hip final project that pulls it all together, you'll learn how...


Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds

by Jenna Ng

The first-ever collection�to include�a unique and fascinating combination of cinema, animation and games and�machinima� films created in virtual worlds.


A Quick Guide to Film Directing

Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work

by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier & Lorenza Mondada

The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube...


The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

by Delphine Benezet

Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable....


Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

by Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“What does it mean to manage well?”

 

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure...