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Digital Video Production Cookbook: 100 Professional Techniques for Independent and Amateur Filmmakers (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))

Digital Video Production Cookbook: 100 Professional Techniques for Independent and Amateur Filmmakers (Cookbooks (O'Reilly)) Lowest new price: $8.30
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Author: Chris Kenworthy
Brand: Brand: O'Reilly Media

Have you ever watched a big-budget Hollywood movie and wondered "How did they do that?" or, perhaps, "How can I do that?" While digital technology greatly simplifies the filmmaking process, there are many tried-and-true production tricks that only those lucky enough to work in the world of high-budget professional film production get to know. The truth is that setting up a car chase, making a realistic-looking alien, staging a fistfight, creating atmospheric lighting, and using special effects are often not as difficult to master as you might think.

Digital Video Production Cookbook will show you how to create sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful sequences using low-cost methods adapted from high-end professional techniques. Author and award-winning filmmaker Chris Kenworthy explains how you can use a digital video camera and basic editing software, to create high-end production values with household equipment and a little imagination.

The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for:

  • Creating bluescreen effects
  • Simulating rain, snow, and other natural phenomena
  • Working with backlighting, simulated candlelight, and special lighting effects
  • Shooting day for night
  • Staging safe stunts, chase scenes, and fistfights
  • Makeup techniques for aging, bruises, and serious injuries
  • Shooting at night
  • Working with camera movement
  • Adding special effects such as laser bolts, holograms, and explosions
and much more.

Packed with full-color, step-by-step instructions, inspirational examples, and authoritative information and advice, this book is the ultimate, no-nonsense cookbook for every aspiring digital filmmaker.

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Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing (O'Reilly's Hacks Series)

Digital Video Hacks: Tips & Tools for Shooting, Editing, and Sharing (O'Reilly's Hacks Series) Lowest new price: $7.25
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Author: Joshua Paul

Since the dawn of film, novices and experts have used quick-and-dirty workarounds and audiovisual tricks to improve their motion pictures, from home movies to feature films. Today, the tools have certainly changed, as have the quality and scope of the results. With digital video, the hacking possibilities are now limitless, for both amateurs and professional artists. From acquiring footage, mixing, editing, and adding effects to final distribution, Digital Video Hacks provides unique tips, tools, and techniques for every stage of video production. You'll learn how to:

  • Get your projects started right using creative preparation tools and techniques,from making your own steadicam, boom, or dolly to effective storyboarding, timecoding, and tape labeling
  • Troubleshoot common shooting problems, including using stop-motion and time-lapse techniques, lighting effects, colored screens and gels, and household objects to establish mood or otherwise wow an audience
  • Create stunning visual effects, such as satellite zooming, surreal scenes, Matrix-like bullet-time, and green screen illusions
  • Fool your audience with audio tricks, replacing flubbed dialogue, smoothing over cuts, and covering missing audio with room tone
  • Add professional features with post-production tricks, including color correction, soundtrack cleanup, opening sequences, and DVD bookmarks
  • Distribute final content in a variety of creative ways, from exporting to basic videotape or DVD to streaming over the internet or even via cell phone
  • Use the web to provide interactivity and dynamic content, attend a remote conference, or vlog your life.

Whether you're looking for a new technique to include in your next project, a solution to a common problem, or just a little inspiration, this book reintroduces you to the digital video you only thought you knew.


Exploring Multimedia for Designers (Computer Animation Team)

Exploring Multimedia for Designers (Computer Animation Team) Lowest new price: $13.99
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Author: Ray Villalobos
Brand: Brand: Thomson/ Delmar Learning

Exploring Multimedia for Designers covers the essential concepts and technologies of text, graphics, animation, audio, and video and how they are interwoven to create multimedia products. This user-friendly book introduces the essential concepts and technologies without heavy technical complexities. Every reader will receive a solid introduction to the field of multimedia - - including design principles, storyboarding, comp development, motion graphics, animation principles, camera moves, and storytelling techniques.

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The Photoshop Elements 5 Restoration and Retouching Book

The Photoshop Elements 5 Restoration and Retouching Book Lowest new price: $10.14
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Author: Matt Kloskowski
Brand: Peach Pit Press

Bring out all your old storage boxes of photos, and open up all the images you've shot that were just "okay." In his latest book, Matt Kloskowski shows you how to restore old photos and retouch newer ones to make your images go from so-so to great. Matt trains thousands of people each year, showing them exactly how to make their photos (and the people in those photos) look their very best. He won't bog readers down with unnecessary details, but instead will show them, with clear step-by-step instructions, the best techniques in Photoshop Elements to make the best images. Everyone wants their photos to look great, and to be appreciated and noticed by their family and friends. With Matt's newest book, readers will learn the most useful techniques for restoring old photos--from removing dust and mold to repairing scratches and tears--and retouching images of people--including specific sections about working on difficult areas, such as the eyes and mouth.

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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 16

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 16 Lowest new price: $8.70
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No mission is impossible when makers put their mind to it. MAKE Volume 16 will help you get smart with a special section on spy tech. Learn how to build and use tiny surveillance devices, and how to know if a spy is using them on you. From tiny video cameras to sneaky recorders, this volume has enough cool stuff to make James Bond's inventor Q envious.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2

The Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2 Lowest new price: $50.00
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Author: Brad Miser
Brand: Brand: Alpha

The Complete Idiot¿s Guide to iMovie 2 provides beginning to intermediate users everything they need to know to download, edit, polish, and view or send their home video productions, including background for understanding the tools and steps to create Digital Video; how to create video tracks; how to use transitions, sound effects, and other special elements; and how to prepare movies for distribution and viewing on the Web, on TV and in emails. A must-have for all digital video enthusiasts!

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Nikon D1X Digital SLR CheatSheet

Nikon D1X Digital SLR CheatSheet Lowest used price: $1,641.43
Author: Bert Sirkin

PLEASE NOTE, due to the volume of information on these CheatSheets, the font size is small. Handy, laminated, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.


Carrara 5 Pro Handbook (Graphics Series)

Carrara 5 Pro Handbook (Graphics Series) Lowest new price: $11.60
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Author: Mike de la Flor

Whether you are a new or seasoned user, you'll find everything you need to get started with Carrara 5 in The Carrara 5 Pro Handbook. This edition has been completely updated to teach everything you need to know about Carrara, especially many of the new and advanced features. Explore new and creative ways to use Carrara through a great collection of step-by-step tutorials written by industry experts, including two bonus comprehensive modeling tutorials with Eovia's newest application Hexagon. These hands-on tutorials progress from basic to advanced, guiding you from the basics of 3D modeling to the challenges of animation. The book is structured so that the process of creating 3D illustrations and animations flows logically from one chapter to another. And by using this approach you can easily learn the technical aspects of working with Carrara Pro and achieve a tangible understanding of the workflow involved in creating 3D content. By the end of the book, you'll know how to use the powerful tools of Carrara 5 Pro, have new and improved 3D skills, and have gained experience in 3D production concepts. This is a must-have resource for new and seasoned users a like!

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Pentax K100D Super JumpStart Guide (TUTORIAL DVD)

Pentax K100D Super JumpStart Guide (TUTORIAL DVD) Lowest new price: $24.95
Author: JumpStart

JumpStart 2007. Tutorial DVD, about 80 minutes long; play in any DVD player (worldwide) or CD-ROM drive. Pentax K100D Super -everything you need to know in about 80 minutes. Taking pictures is more than just pointing the camera and processing a button. To get the kind of photos you really want, you'll need to learn a little bit more about your camera. You can transition from taking snapshots to producing inspiring images that you will cherish forever. It's not hard, this Tutorial DVD show you how. Contents: *** Features and functions of the Pentax K100D Super *** Manual and automatic white balance *** ISO setting *** Different quality settings *** Reading and using a histogram *** Basic principles of photography *** Depth of field *** Aperture vs shutter priority *** Program mode *** Various photo modes *** Composition *** Getting sharp images *** Storing and carrying your camera *** Selecting and using a tripod *** Lenses and filters *** Digital media options *** Getting your photo's into your computer *** Tips and tricks


LUMIQUEST THE BOOK FLASH

LUMIQUEST THE BOOK FLASH Lowest new price: $19.99
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Author: Quest C. Couch

A guide to using flashes for digital and film photography.


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