With concise definitions of the most popular production terms and jargons used in the film, video, and television industries, this dictionary also includes some of the lesser-known terms. Entries relating to broadcast, motion picture, and video production as well as aesthetic techniques, professional titles, and production styles are also defined.
This newly revised edition of the American Cinematographer Film Manual, edited by Stephen Burum, ASC, continues to be the standard, providing fully updated, comprehensive coverage of cinematography from production to post.
Visual effects industry workers frequently need to understand concepts from other specialties, and this book-the only one of its kind-lets them look up and grasp the basics of any visual effects concept in a matter of seconds. Covers topics such as computer graphics, digital compositing, live action, stage, and miniature photography, and a wide range of computer and Internet concepts. Offers job descriptions for positions found throughout the industry. Demystifies the jargon used by practitioners in every subspecialty.
Written in an accessible style and including biographical, critical, factual, and bibliographical information, this remarkable source encompasses films and filmmakers operating independently from the studio system in concept, financing, production, and distribution.
Covering Hollywood to Bollywood and everywhere in between, the Chambers Film Factfinder is packed with information about every country’s film industry, listing history, key figures, major films, festivals, and much more. Includes more than 1,000 biographies of actors, directors, and producers, including career highs and lows.
Modern life is packed with information technology, but many technical terms leave us with puzzling questions. What’s the difference between an MP3 and an MP4? How is electronic” different from digital”? Where, and what, is the cell” in my cell phone? High Definition: An A to Z Guide to Personal Technology provides answers to these and thousands of other questions about the technology we live with and depend on.
Filmmaking is an art, but, like so many art forms, there are basic underlying tools and techniques and a body theoretical knowledge that must be understood and mastered before artistic expression can flourish. This book is an invaluable resource for all aspiring DoPs. Practical Cinematography can be dipped into for quick reference - perhaps to answer a specific question or deal with practical problems relating to a shoot - or read from cover to cover.