Film & Drama - Film Production


  • '66 Frames

    By Gordon Ball

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566890823
    • Publisher: Coffee House Press
    • Published: April 1999
    Independent filmaker chronicles his encounters with Allen Ginsburg, Timothy Leary, Andy Warhol, and others.
  • The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood's Top Writers

    By Karl Iglesias

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781440527890
    • Publisher: Adams Media
    • Published: October 2011
    You can struggle for years to get a foot in the door with Hollywood producers--or you can take a page from the book that offers proven advice from twenty-one of the industry's best and brightest! In this tenth anniversary edition, The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 2nd Edition peers into the lives and workspaces of screenwriting greats--including Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Aline Brosh McKenna (Morning Glory), Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted), and Tony Gilroy (the Bourne franchise). You will learn best practices to fire up your writing process and your career, such as: Be Comfortable with Solitude Commit to a Career, Not Just One Screenplay Be Aware of Your Muse's Favorite Activities Write Terrible First Drafts Don't Work for Free Write No Matter What This indispensable handbook will help you hone your craft by living, breathing, and scripting the life you want!
  • 101 Things I Learned in Film School

    By Neil Landau

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446550277
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: May 2010
    This indispensable resource provides essential advice to undergraduates, film school students, screenwriters, directors, producers, and anyone interested in the film industry. Each two-page layout is illustrated and illuminates an important industry topic: Scriptwriting; Financing; Casting; Production; Special Effects; Publicity; Distribution; Copyrights & other legal concerns - using humor, statistics, or real-life examples to drive the point home. B&W illus. 202p.
  • The 21st-Century Screenplay: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Tomorrow's Films

    By Linda Aronson

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781935247036
    • Publisher: Silman-James Press
    • Published: February 2011
    A comprehensive and practical screenwriting manual.
  • 3D Cinema: Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences

    By Miriam Ross

    Our Price: $95.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781349478330
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • 3D Storytelling: How Stereoscopic 3D Works and How to Use It

    By Bruce Block

    Our Price: $42.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780240818757
    • Publisher: Focal Press
    • Published: April 2013
    Covering mainly aesthetic but also technical issues, this guide includes interviews with stereographers and a pair of paper 3D glasses to view the color 3D images contained throughout the book. The book's readership includes producers, cinematographers, directors, and designers of 3D stereoscopic films and videos. Block teaches in the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. McNally is a global stereoscopic supervisor at DreamWorks Animation. Focal Press is an imprint of Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 3D TV and 3D Cinema: Tools and Processes for Creative Stereoscopy

    By Bernard Mendiburu

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780240814612
    • Publisher: Focal Press
    • Published: July 2011
    Master the unique technical requirements of shooting 3D stereoscopic images. 3D TV and 3D Cinema defines the concept of a professional 3D camera system and describes what features are required to make a successful unit to keep your production on schedule and on budget. You will learn how to work with the complex hardware and software systems, with a section dedicated to the specific requirements of shooting for 3D cinema. 3D conversions, keying, and CG processes are analyzed, as well as the essential staging, lighting, set dressing, framing, and camera movement techniques. The theoretical knowledge is complemented with real-world examples of 3D TV and cinema productions that are analyzed by crew members or producers.Shooting theory, rig design, and best practices are fully illustratedContributions from top 3D cinematographersCompanion Web site,, with supporting 3D resources
  • Action!

    By Bill Brown

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781621060307
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: September 2012
    A guide to making motion pictures explains how the film camera and movie film work, and covers such topics as understanding the lens, exposing films and movies, and mastering lighting and audio.
  • Advanced Film & Video Production

    By William Mims

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781456535520
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: January 2011
    Advanced Film and Video Production is a practical approach to the art of filmmaking from beginning to final release print or video master. The text begins with simple productions designed to teach you the basics while establishing professional production standards and moving on to more complicated projects. From writing your first script to final edited master, the topics include camera techniques, working with actors, professional lighting, recording and mixing sound, editing, professional directing, blocking a scene with actors and crew, conducting yourself in a professional film environment. Areas discussed include Producing commercials in a local market, making a music video, documentaries, professional script writing of dramatic stories, handling clients, promotional videos, advanced editing techniques including cutting on the beat and the rhythm of editing. The 300 page textbook of 30 chapters is suited for both senior high school and college level curriculum, with a teacher's or college instructor's study guide available upon request. Each chapter ends with class assignments designed to give each student a hands on experience. This textbook is now available for anyone to purchase so that if you do not have the benefit of attending a college or high school course, you now can follow this text to teach yourself the art of filmmaking. Because the author worked on countless 'Hollywood' productions with some of the biggest names in the business, it is stressed throughout the next the importance of conducing one's self as a professional so that when you work on a 'real' Hollywood movie you will be ready to do your job and be considered a peer.
  • Advanced Screenwritng: Raising Your Script to the Academy Award Level

    By Linda Seger

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781879505735
    • Publisher: Silman-James Press
    • Published: September 2003
    Advanced Screenwriting, written by one of today's most active and respected screenwriting gurus, is a collection of meditations on fine-tuning the script.
  • Advertising Now! Tv Commercials

    By Julius Wiedemann

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783822840290
    • Publisher: TASCHEN
    • Published: February 2008
    For anyone interested in inventive commercials, this book covers the best contemporary examples. The very finest TV commercials are masterpieces of the art, 30- or 60-second films that transport us, make us think, and rethink, even unthink, our attitudes toward a specific brand, product or service. This book-and-DVD package gathers together 80 of the best from recent years, and presents them in chapters organized by subject, such as food & beverage, health & beauty, social & political technology, and transport. Also included are screenshots, descriptions of each spot, and a credit list. Text in English, French and German. 80 featured commercials in both the book and on the DVD.
  • The After Effects Illusionist

    By Chad Perkins

    Our Price: $56.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780240818986
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: October 2012
    Harness the full power of After Effects by mastering its native plug-in effects. Author Chad Perkins breaks down the creation and application of each native plug-in effect available in the After Effects toolset. He also shows you how each can be used optimally in your own media project, when and why it makes sense to use each, and how to "break the rules" by using effects in unconventional ways.Completely updated for CS6 and revised to include coverage of Keylight and the Cycore effects, you will learn every effect from color correction to distortion to simulation and all in between, putting the full power of After Effects in your hands. Included is instruction for using, among others: The 3D Camera Tracker The Cycore effectsMatte tools, including Keylight and Refine MatteColor correction toolsA wide array of pattern generating tools The DVD includes project files, allowing you work hand-in-hand with the lessons contained in the book. Customers who buy an electronic version of the book can contact Dennis McGonagle ( or Peter Linsley ( with their receipt and Focal Press will grant access to the companion files.
  • Alexander Mackendrick: On Film-Making

    By Alexander Mackendrick

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780571215614
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Published: August 2005
    This is an invaluable analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school instructors. Mackendrick produced hundreds of pages of masterly handouts and sketches, designed to guide his students to a finer understanding of how to write a story, and then use those devices peculiar to cinema in order to tell that story. Gathered and edited in this collection, Mackendrick's teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make greatfilms, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspirant film-maker.
  • Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

    By Stephen Rebello

    Our Price: $16.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781593765118
    • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • Alfred Hitchcock, A Brief Life

    By Peter Ackroyd

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385537414
    • Publisher: Nan A. Talese
    • Published: October 2016