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Distant Signals

Distant Signals Lowest new price: $127.53
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Author: Thomas P. Southwick
Brand: Brand: Primedia Publishing

Southwick, special correspondent for Cable World magazine and long time journalist for the cable industry, examines the world of cable beginning with the pioneers of the industry in the 1950s, and following its rise through the modern digital explosion. Sprinkled throughout with b&w photographs of cable professionals and personalities, this book covers topics such as regulation and satellite TV through the voices and memories of those in the business. Lack of index, bibliography, and references limits this book's effectiveness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


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The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production

The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production Lowest new price: $12.09
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Author: Anthony Q. Artis

So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast.

The DVD includes:
* Video and audio tutorials, useful forms, and interviews with leading documentary filmmakers like Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), Sam Pollard (4 Little Girls), and others
* 50+ Crazy Phat Bonus pages with jump start charts, online resources, releases, storyboards, checklists, equipment guides, and shooting procedures

Here's just a small sampling of what's inside the book:
* Putting together a crew
* Choosing a camera
* New HDV and 24P cameras
* Shooting in rough neighborhoods
* Interview skills and techniques
* 10 ways to lower your budget
* Common production forms

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Power Filmmaking Kit

Power Filmmaking Kit Lowest new price: $41.16
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Author: Jason Tomaric

Think big, spend little! Everything you need to make your movie is in this complete resource kit.

The Power Filmmaking Kit is a comprehensive, multimedia book and DVD package that empowers you to produce your own Hollywood-quality movie. Emmy-award winning director Jason Tomaric produced an independent film using only local resources for under $2,000 that not only got picked up for distribution, but is also used as a case study in top film schools. This book shows you how to do the same, regardless of your budget or location. You'll learn how to achieve professional quality on a microbudget, using the resources you have at hand.

The book includes:
* Coverage of the entire filmmaking process. It's all here, from writing and directing to cinematography, acting, editing, and distribution.
* Step-by-step instructions, tips, diagrams, charts, and illustrations show you how to make a Hollywood-caliber movie on a next-to-nothing budget with little upfront money and access only to local resources.

The DVD includes:
* Time and Again, the profitable, award-winning, internationally distributed, independent film made for under $2,000
* One hour of video tutorials unveiling how the movie was made...interviews and behind-the-scenes case studies on directing, producting, and editing
* Complete rough footage from a scene for editing practice
* Forms, contracts, and more resources
*The Producer's Notebook includes scripts, storyboards, schedules, call sheets, contracts, letters from the producer, camera logs and press kits from "Time and Again." See how the production was scheduled and organized, read the script, follow the storyboards and watch the production unfold from beginning to end.
* Blank contracts and forms that you can print out to use on your own film

* Everything you need to make a low-budget movie is in this complete resource kit.
* A complete kit that's a blueprint for making a professional-looking film for under $20,000. Includes a DVD packed with video tutorials, rough footage, important paperwork, contracts, movies, trailers, and more
* Learn how to get professional quality on a low budget, using the resources you have at hand.

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The Sports Video Resource Guide: A Fan's Sourcebook for All the Best in Sports Videos

The Sports Video Resource Guide: A Fan's Sourcebook for All the Best in Sports Videos Lowest new price: $4.95
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Author: Bob Carroll
Brand: Brand: Simon n Schuster (Paper)

Lists available videos for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, boxing, tennis, golf, and the Olympics, and includes information on movies about sports


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Timecode: A User's Guide

Timecode: A User's Guide Lowest used price: $4.25
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Author: John Ratcliff

This text covers the many aspects of timecode, whether in-house or on location. It gives a brief overview of essential theory and then examines the technical standards of time-and-control codes for film and videotape applications.

The Third age of broadcasting

The Third age of broadcasting Lowest new price: $127.81
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A Companion to Television

A Companion to Television Lowest new price: $79.99
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Brand: Brand: Wiley-Blackwell

A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of 31original essays that charter the field of television studies overthe past century

  • Explores a diverse range of topics and theories that have ledto television’s current incarnation, and predict its likelyfuture
  • Covers technology and aesthetics, television’srelationship to the state, televisual commerce; texts,representation, genre, internationalism, and audience reception andeffects
  • Essays are by an international group of first-ratescholars

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Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors

Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors Lowest new price: $76.94
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Author: Diana Weynand

It used to be that you had to know Avid Media Composer to edit Hollywood-style film and videos. Now, thanks to Apple's low-cost, high-end video editing software, you need to know Media Composer and Apple's Final Cut Pro to stay marketable. If you're an editor experienced in Media Composer who needs to learn Final Cut Pro fast, you need Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: A Guide for Editors Making the Switch. It's the only book that teaches Final Cut Pro from an Avid Media Composer user's perspective, using Avid images and terminology as references to guide you through the program's features and functions. This task-based book doesn't waste time going over editing basics that you already know, but rather explains how you can get the same job done in Final Cut Pro as you did in Media Composer with detailed feature comparisons, practical conversion tips, and instructions on how to use Final Cut Pro features that aren't available in Media Composer.

Digital Video Compression

Digital Video Compression Lowest used price: $961.30
Author: Peter Symes

Lenk's Video Handbook: Operation and Troubleshooting

Lowest used price: $926.81
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Author: John D. Lenk

This second edition of Lenk's famed "something for everyone" video guide is greatly expanded, featuring over 200 pages of entirely new material on the explosion of digital video. These new chapters and sections cover digital video basics, the new HDTV standards, and new VCRs and camcorders, all in the clear, concise prose that has marked Lend's writing for almost four decades.

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