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Movie Photos

By Alex Bailey

In "Movie Photos", Alex Bailey's experience as one of the leading photographers in the industry, with a career that now spans more than 25 years and over 50 productions, provides a fascinating and inf...

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★★★★★

The A to Z Guide to Film Terms

By Tim Moshansky

If you're a new filmmaker or simply an interested movie buff, the variety and obscurity of terminology can be difficult to follow at first. From knowing your gaffers from your grips through to knowin...

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★★★★★

The Videomaker Guide to Video Production

By Videomaker

From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fourth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edg...

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☆☆☆☆☆

The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media

By Bruce Block

If you can't make it to one of Bruce Block's legendary visual storytelling seminars, then you need his book! Now in full color for the first time, this best-seller offers a clear view of the relations...

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☆☆☆☆☆

The Art of the Storyboard

By John Hart

Communicate your vision, tell your story and plan major scenes with simple, effective storyboarding techniques. Using sketches of shots from classic films, from silents to the present day, John Hart l...

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★★★★

3D Game-Based Filmmaking: The Art of Machinima

By Paul Marino

The Machinima approach to creating movies promises to revolutionize the computer animation industry and this book will serve as the industry bible for emerging filmmakers. It expertly covers the very ...

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★★★★

How to Read a Film

By James Monaco

Richard Gilman referred to How to Read a Film as simply "the best single work of its kind." Janet Maslin of The New York Times Book Review marveled at James Monaco's ability to collect "an enormous am...

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A-Z Guide to Film Terms

By Tim Moshansky

For the student, independent or professional filmmaker, or indeed for any interested non-filmmaker, Tim Moshansky's A-Z Guide to Film Terms is an essential reference to the film industry jargon that m...

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★★★★

Film & Video on the Internet: The Top 500 Sites

By Bert Deivert, Dan Harries

It's hard to see how any film or video buff can resist this guide. Bert Deivert and Dan Harries direct you to official and unofficial Internet resources dealing with every aspect of film and video, in...

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★★
☆☆☆

Adventures in the Screen Trade

By William Goldman

William Goldman is one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood. This book describes how he got in the business, and how he has succeeded. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found his stor...

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★★★★★

Guide to Bookstore Ratings

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