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Fusion Visual Effects with DaVinci Resolve 15

The new Fusion page in DaVinci Resolve 15 features over 250 feature film quality visual effects and motion graphics tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more. This official hands-on training guide teaches you how to create visual effects and motion graphics right inside of DaVinci Resolve. That means you don’t have to import or export footage between multiple software applications! You’ll learn how its node based interface makes it easy to quickly build sophisticated effects and quickly make changes.What You’ll Learn:• Understanding the layout of the Fusion page.• How to work with single clips, multiple layers and media pool assets. Why nodes are faster, easier and better than working with layers.• How to connect, branch and link nodes.• Compositing with alpha channels, rotoscoped mattes, and green screen keys.• Working with 2D and 3D text.• Tracking objects using the point tracker and planar tracker. • Working in a 3D environment with camera, lights and textures.• Performing 3D camera tracking and integrating set extensions. • How to rotoscope and use the paint node.• How to build fantastic particle effects.• Working with LUTs and Resolve Color management.• Using the Delta Keyer and Clean Plate tools.• Compositing with multi channel EXR files and 3D render passes.• Dozens of tips and tricks throughout the book that will transform how you work! Some exercises require DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio.

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GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking [covers the HERO4 and all GoPro cameras]

WHERE INSPIRATION MEETS TECHNICAL CRAFT, this guide to professional filmmaking with a GoPro is packed with hundreds of beautiful photos and interactive links to videos created by professional athletes, filmmakers, and inspired GoPro users around the world.

As the only book to cover the art and technique of advanced filmmaking by the team at GoPro, you’ll get a unique insider’s look at GoPro’s history, all the different camera modes and settings, standard and experimental mounts, shooting principles, and editing techniques. Compelling stories from users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson offer a rare view into an incredible world of athleticism, artistic beauty, and storytelling.

Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, top athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, you’ll get all the inspiration and instruction you need to capture and create your own engaging edits to share with the world.

“This book is an invaluable window into Bradford and Brandon’s creative thinking and summarizes their years of experience. Hopefully it serves as a spark for you just as the authors have done for GoPro.”

From the foreword by Nicholas Woodman, founder of GoPro

 

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Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos: Learn How to Film, Edit, and Upload Quality Videos to YouTube

Contribute Your Own Masterpiece to One of the Internet’s Largest Video Archives

Have you ever wondered what qualities a video needs to possess in order to captivate the great audience that is the internet? What does it need to reach the seemingly impossible goal of becoming a viral video? Well, you’re in luck. Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos is a new guide for users to learn how to shoot and edit their own films using commonly used hand-held devices such as a cell phone. Once you’ve created your cinematic masterpiece, this book gives you step-by-step instructions and tips to help you how quickly and easily upload your project to YouTube while maintaining your video’s quality. Grab your camera and a copy of Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos; it’s sure to provide hours of fun and help you create great videos!

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC – The Missing FAQ (Version 7/2018 Release): Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users

Bonus! Register your paperback book with the author (details and registration code inside the book – terms apply) to get a year’s complimentary Premium Membership to the Lightroom Queen website. This gives you access to all the eBook formats of this book at no extra cost, email support from Victoria herself, and online book updates for a whole year, so you always have the latest information as new features are added. 

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC – The Missing FAQ is primarily designed as a conversational FAQ-style reference book, giving you the detailed information you need to make informed choices, whether you’ve been using Lightroom for a few months or a few years. No more pressing buttons without understanding the repercussions! 

Unlike most other Lightroom books, this isn’t just the theory of how Lightroom’s supposed to work, but also the workarounds and solutions for the times when it doesn’t behave the way you’d expect. 

For less experienced users, the Fast Track weaves its way through the book, with short tutorials that guide you through a simple workflow, allowing you to gain confidence before diving into the more advanced questions. To get a taste of Victoria’s writing style, download the free Quick Start eBook from the Lightroom Queen website. 

For many years, the Adobe Lightroom – The Missing FAQ books have been among the most popular Lightroom books available. The information is now easier for less experienced users to understand, and easier to find using the comprehensive index. If you’ve read previous versions, don’t worry, all of the advanced information is still there and has been expanded too. 

NOTE – This book covers Lightroom Classic CC (7.x, October 2017 release onwards). Lightroom CC (new cloud-native ecosystem) is covered in a separate book (coming soon).

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Flip Video For Dummies

The full-color guide to shooting great video with the Flip Video camera

The inexpensive Flip Video camera is currently one of the hottest must-have gadgets. It’s portable and connects easily to any computer to transfer video you shoot onto your PC or Mac. Although the Flip Video camera comes with a quick-start guide, it lacks a how-to manual, and this full-color book fills that void! Packed with full-color screen shots throughout, Flip Video For Dummies shows you how to shoot the best possible footage in a variety of situations. You’ll learn how to transfer video to your computer and then edit it and share your Flip Video movies.

  • Walks you through the basics of using a Flip Video camera and connecting it to your Mac or PC
  • Explains how to shoot footage indoors, outdoors, and even underwater
  • Covers editing video footage using FlipShare, Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie
  • Shows you how to share Flip Video movies or upload them to YouTube, Facebook, and other sites

You’ll flip out when you discover just how easy a Flip Video camera can be when you have this book by your side!

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From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X: Making the Creative Leap

From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X offers an accessible, introductory guide to those taking up video editing using Final Cut Pro X, especially users making the transition from iMovie, Apple’s free video software, helping aspirational and mobile filmmakers develop the skills needed to take their career to the next stage. Written by award-winning former Apple Education trainer and Final Cut Pro expert Tom Wolsky, this full-color book illuminates the key differences between these two applications and teaches users how to produce first-class results using the professional application. Wolsky also covers best practices for those working with iMovie on an iPhone or iPad and looking to move to a more advanced desktop program. Downloadable Final Cut Pro X project libraries included with the book offer readers hands-on examples of the techniques and practices discussed. Covers Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice

This updated sixth edition of The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Ken Dancyger puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice across a range of genres, including action, comedy, drama, documentary and experimental forms, featuring analysis of dozens of classic and contemporary films.

This new sixth edition includes new chapters on the influence of other media on the editing form, on the importance of surprise in editing, on the contributions of Robert Altman to the art of editing and on the experimental documentary. This edition also includes expanded coverage in technology, creative sound, point of view, and the long take. New case studies explore Whiplash (2014), Room (2015), Lincoln (2012), Tangerine (2015), The Beaches of Agnès (2008), American Sniper (2014), Son of Saul (2015), The Revenant (2015), and many more.

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Video in Photoshop for Photographers and Designers

If you’re a photographer, designer, or simply one of the millions of Photoshop users who wants to dive in and start using the video features available directly within Photoshop, look no further than this inspiring and hands-on guide by top-notch trainer and artist Colin Smith. You’ll begin with the basics of video production and then move quickly into organizing and reviewing your footage using Lightroom and Bridge, editing and color correcting your footage, working with audio, adding 3D and motion, and exporting your final project. As a bonus, you’ll learn to put together slideshows with timeline effects, create breathtaking timelapse images, create cinematic looks, add video into 2D and 3D environments, and perform many more creative techniques. The accompanying footage and image files allow you to try out some of the techniques on your own, giving you the confidence to take your own projects to the next level.

• Focuses on the video features and best-practice workflow methods that allow busy professionals to edit and correct their footage without leaving Photoshop!

• Engaging and friendly instruction from a top trainer and expert.

• Loaded with creative techniques and details for creating beautiful videos and enhancing your Photoshop projects.

• Clear, four-color images throughout with accompanying image files and footage on the disc make this both an inspirational and practical guide.

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Cut to the Chase: Forty-Five Years of Editing America’s Favourite Movies

This groundbreaking book takes the reader behind the closed doors of the editing room where Sam O’Steen along with some of the world’s top directors controlled the fate of many legendary films. Editors don’t usually sit on movie sets, but Sam was there through the entire shoot and his editing tales are spiced with juicy anecdotes about exotic locations and colorful producers, directors, and stars.

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YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer

YouTube has changed our world—from how we view video to how we connect and market—opening a new entrepreneurial landscape to ambitious individuals. Thousands of people generate six to seven figures annually from online video content. And, with the right roadmap, you too could be en route to real influence and income. In YouTube Secrets, online video experts Sean Cannell and Benji Travis draw on a decade of experience as well as interviews with more than one hundred top creators to give you a step-by-step YouTube success playbook. You’ll learn – The seven essential ingredients for a profitable channel – New strategies for getting views and subscribers – Ten ways to make money on YouTube – And much more Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this book will show you how to use YouTube to build a following, create a lucrative business, and make a massive impact in people’s lives.

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The Video Editor’s Guide to Soundtrack Pro: Workflows, Tools, and Techniques

This book tells you how, why, and when you should perform certain audio postproduction tasks within Soundtrack Pro while editing your video in the Final Cut Studio suite. Intertwining video editing workflows with audio editing workflows for video editors using Final Cut Studio, it also describes in-depth the audio postproduction process as well as the specific tools used for editing and mixing audio within Soundtrack Pro. The final section is designed as an audio postproduction “cook-book”, describing typical audio post scenarios with detailed workflows for dealing with them. The book provides real-world workflows and step-by-step instruction on the basics of audio editing in STP, implementing sound effects, spectral tools and much more. Also included is a DVD containing both video and audio files, demonstrating surround sound, mixing procedures, and other audio editing processes. Included as well are project files with which you can refine techniques learned in the book.

The DVD is not included with the E-book.  Please contact the publisher for access to the DVD content by emailing d.mcgonagle@elsevier.com.   

* Real-world audio workflows provide proven audio solutions for Final Cut Studio video editors
* Step-by-step instruction on how to use the Soundtrack Pro toolset
* DVD contains audio and video project files for you to work on, allowing you to put lessons learned into immediate practice

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The Video Editing Handbook: Color Edition

2ND EDITION – FULL COLOR – For the black/white edition, visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521721041 or https://videoeditinghandbook.com for free resources and videos. Each month, video tops the charts as the fastest growing medium on the web. Consumers and businesses turn to videos to discover and share information quickly and effectively. With this guide, you too will be able to create fun, powerful videos as you learn: The 3 actions The 4 formats The 2 styles And more! The Video Editing Handbook is ideal for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS and will teach you the basics of easy, clean video editing as well as useful strategies for workflow, hosting, delivering, and working with others.

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The Little Digital Video Book

Congratulations! You’ve got a brand-new digital camcorder. Now what do you do with it? Before you shoot a single frame of tape, pick up The Little Digital Video Book. This friendly guide to the basics of digital video will teach you how to shoot well, organize easily, and quickly edit your own footage. For new camcorder owners, it’s the ideal–and affordable–introduction to the exciting world of quality digital filmmaking.

The Little Digital Video Book is not some dense, jargon-filled reference tome. Instead, it focuses on practical shooting and editing techniques, and shows you how to start (and actually finish) that video project you have in mind–in less than a day. You get a thorough grounding in the basics of digital video, from how to get a good close-up shot and how to add a sound track to your video to how to organize your videotapes. The Little Digital Video Book is platform- and software-neutral, truly making it the guide for the moviemaking masses.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips: Secrets, Shortcuts, and Techniques

Stop wasting time! Let Larry Jordan’s Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips power your editing. Whether you are migrating to Premiere Pro from other editing software, or you are a long-time Premiere editor, this must-have guide is packed with hundreds of bite-sized tips to get you up and running in no time.

Written with humor and deep technical understanding, Jordan shows you the secrets, shortcuts, tips, and techniques you need to make the most of Premiere Pro.

Like any professional production, the book starts with planning, then flows into scripting, shooting, logging, editing, audio mixing, and final output with hundreds of Power Tips covering Story, Prelude, Premiere, Audition and Adobe Media Encoder. These Power Tips will:

* Speed your editing
* Expand your knowledge
* Wow your clients (and keep them coming back for more!)

Visit the companion website (www.focalpress.com/9780415657075) to see video demonstrations that accompany this book.

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The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing

The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing sets out the techniques, the systems and the craft required to edit compelling professional documentary television and film. Working stage by stage through the postproduction process, author Sam Billinge explores project organization, assembling rushes, sequence editing, story structure, music and sound design, and the defining relationship between editor and director.

Written by a working documentary editor with over a decade’s worth of experience cutting films for major British and international broadcasters, The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing offers a unique introduction to the craft of documentary editing, and provides working and aspiring editors with the tools to master their craft in the innovative and fast-paced world of contemporary nonfiction television and film.

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Pro Tools for Film and Video

This step-by-step guide for editing sound to picture using Pro Tools starts by explaining the Pro Tools systems and covers all key audio topics, including equipment, sound, music, effects, output and mixing tools, to give users the skills needed to work on any project from big budget feature film to amateur DV video in mono, stereo or surround sound. Clearly set out and thorough in coverage, the book takes a practical real world approach, a live 35mm film project runs through the chapters illustrating how different functions are added to a film providing the real detail of how to apply it to an edit. Extensively illustrated in color and packed with time-saving hints and tips, the companion website, http://booksite.focalpress.com/Angell., contains the various Pro Tools sessions of the project film as it moves through audio editing, ADR, mixing and final 35mm release prints.

*Covers all technologies and systems used with Pro Tools *Integrates Avid and Final Cut Pro software with Pro Tools *Layouts for extremely affordable portable Pro Tools systems to high-end studio setups *Packed with tips and tricks to get the most out of the program

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Video Field Production and Editing

In the eighth, revised edition of this book, Ronald J. Compesi offers a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the production techniques, technology and aesthetics of small-scale, single-camera video production in field environments, from planning through postproduction, in a range of different programming formats. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, this new edition has been significantly updated and revised throughout to reflect current technology and production practices.

Key features and updates to the eighth edition include:

  • A focus on small-scale video production, involving a minimum amount of field equipment and a small crew, offering creative solutions for video producers with limited resources and personnel;
  • Discussions of HD and 4K technology/acquisition, LED lighting, shooting with DSLRs and smartphones, new online distribution channels, and much more;
  • Over 300 photos and line art illustrations, in full-color for the first time, illustrating production processes, technical issues and equipment, and illuminating key aesthetic elements;
  • And an eResource with downloadable production planning documents, links to further online resources, production project exercises, and sample test questions.

With over forty years of teaching and production experience, Ronald J. Compesi offers an up-to-date and essential introduction to the art of small-scale video production in field environments in the new edition of this groundbreaking text, in print since 1985.

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Professional Video Editing with Keyboard Shortcuts (Shortcut Matters) (Volume 33)

Next level video editing

Doing your video work the normal way will always fetch you normal results, for something supernormal to come from it, you must put in more efforts. After thinking of how to use our “Shortcut Matters” series to help videographers, we came up with the idea of compiling tips, techniques and keyboard shortcuts they would use in doing their editing work especially those that use Adobe Premier Pro, Corel Video Studio, and Adobe After Effect.
Make your video editing work easier and faster by purchasing your copy.

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The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 15: Editing, Color, Audio, and Effects (The Blackmagic Design Learning Series)

The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 15 DaVinci Resolve 15 is the most advanced editing, visual effects, color correction, and audio post production solution for feature films, television shows and commercials. Its revolutionary workflow lets you switch between tasks with a single click, so you don’t have to learn multiple applications or translate projects between different software programs. This official step-by-step training guide covers the basics of editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio so you can start creating your own Hollywood caliber film and video today! What You’ll Learn: • How to setup projects, import media and use metadata to speed up your work. • Marking selections, editing clips in the timeline, and context sensitive trimming. • How to retime clips, add transitions and pan and scan photos. • Working with new Text+ titles, creating your own titles and adding animation. • How to navigate the Fusion page, use a node based interface, stabilize and part on clips. • Primary and secondary corrections using Resolve’s legendary color tools. • How to match shots, use color management, create looks, grade multiple clips. • How to use PowerWindows, track objects in a shot, use curves and add ResolveFX. • Audio sweetening and mixing using the Fairlight audio tools. • Record voice over directly into the timeline • Use new FairlightFX to improve audio quality • How to deliver projects to a variety of formats. • Dozens of tips and tricks throughout the book that will transform how you work!

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Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters

TAKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
I’ll help you take your photography to new levels with my easy to understand and use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world’s best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With my book you will understand all steps needed to advance your photography and capture amazing photos. 
  
LEARN HOW TO CAPTURE STUNNING IMAGES
I’ve interviewed some of the world’s best photographers and found their secrets for stunning composition and pass their wisdom along to you in an easy to understand way. Imagine that you now have trusted mentors to help guide your photography. Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. 
  
FIND OUT HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH IN MANY LIGHTING CONDITIONS
I show you how to find the best light to really make your images pop. You’ll be able to instantly improve your lighting with these tips. 
  
ARE YOUR PHOTOS NOT GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT?
We all want to be proud of our photographs but what if they are boring to others? I’ll show you how to use simple tools to make your images come to life, with great lighting and composition. 
  
DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET INSPIRED? 
You might know there’s something missing in your photography, but how do you get inspired? I tell you this simple but powerful way to expand your ability to imagine a photograph in new ways, giving you guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact.
  
STOP BEING CONFUSED ABOUT CAMERA SETTINGS 
I demystify and make very clear and easy all settings on your camera so you can get out and shoot with confidence, without being distracted by your camera! You’ll get tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro.
  
DON’T BE STUCK IN A RUT WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY 
Unfortunately too many photographers get to a certain level and find it hard to advance. Don’t get bored or stuck with your own photography. I show you many ways to break out, get inspired and advance to whole new levels. 
  
CONFUSED ABOUT HOW TO PROCESS YOUR IMAGES? 
Learning all those sliders and adjustments can be confusing, but I simplify the process and make it easy to learn the secrets to processing your images to professional standards.
  
DON’T GET OVERWHELMED WITH TOO MUCH DATA
We’re bombarded with so many videos, books and people telling you what to do it can be overwhelming. I wrote Advancing Your Photography so you could have one easy to read handbook you can carry with you for easy use. All my tips are based on my decades of photography and the deep wisdom of the fantastic photographers I’ve interviewed. I give numerous step-by-step examples.
  
LEARN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS FROM MASTERS OF THIS ART FORM
In Advancing Your Photography, I provide the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full “cycle of photography,” I make it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures.
  
WHAT DOES A TOP PHOTOGRAPHER THINK OF THE BOOK? 
“Marc’s new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers — and packed with information that can be put into action immediately. This book will show you how the pros do it. Study this and take your best shot.” Chase Jarvis, Multi-Award winning Photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive 
  
VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FROM THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF INTERVIEWS WITH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS:
 
You will learn valuable insights, including:
 
* beginner photography tips
* amateur photography tips
* landscape photography tips
* wedding photography tips
* lifestyle photography tips
* sports photography tips
* animal photography tips
* portrait photography tips
* still life photography tips
* iPhone photography tips

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Introduction to Video Production: Studio, Field, and Beyond

Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles and aesthetics of video production and the technologies used in both studio and field environments. Ronald J. Compesi and Jaime S. Gomez cover each aspect of the process step by step, from preproduction to lighting, sound, directing, editing, graphics, and distribution. Taking into account the changes in workflow and production planning and distribution brought on by the advent of digital media, this second edition has been updated throughout to account for the increasing popularity of DSLR cameras, online distribution, the rise of portable cameras and mobile video, and much more.

Key features include:

  • a thorough overview of video production in studio and field environments without being overly technical, allowing students to get the “big picture” of production;
  • coverage of new digital production, recording, and editing technologies;
  • over 300 photos and line art illustrating aesthetic elements, technical issues, and production planning;
  • key words identified in boldface throughout the text and reinforced in a comprehensive glossary of terms.

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Rapid Video Development for Trainers: How to Create Learning Videos Fast and Affordably

Rapid Video Development for Trainers meets the needs of companies and individuals who are thinking about or have dabbled in video production. Although producing focused, high quality video is well within the capability of nearly every development professional, the skill sets required to do so have not traditionally fallen within most trainers’ job descriptions. This is where Rapid Video Development for Trainers comes in: a comprehensive tutorial covering every aspect of web-based video development, this book provides both the theoretical overview and the nuts-and-bolts instructions for creating professional quality video quickly, easily, and inexpensively.

Written specifically for trainers by a 20-year media industry veteran who has worked in Europe, America, and Asia, Rapid Video Development for Trainers explains in clear, nontechnical language everything you need to know to create exceptionally instructive, cost-effective video yourself.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • thorough coverage of the tools you’ll need, with a heavy emphasis on the most cost-effective software and hardware for your project
  • how to edit your video for maximum clarity, consistency, and aesthetics
  • a full chapter on the digital technology involved with putting your video on the web
  • a summary 12-point plan for achieving success with your training video
  • and more…

At a time when training and development budgets are being decreased, staff must be able to do more with less. And, since web-based video is rapidly assuming a critical role in corporate training, the ability to create highly effective video in-house is crucial. Rapid Video Development for Trainers is your invaluable educational resource for every aspect of professional-quality, cost-effective web video production.

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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget

The most significant contribution to film imagery is lighting. Lighting is the key to turning amateur footage into professional stories and presentation. A SHOT IN THE DARK: A CREATIVE DIY GUIDE TO DIGITAL VIDEO LIGHTING ON (ALMOST) NO BUDGET shows that good lighting doesn’t always require expensive or extensive Hollywood hardware. With a little creativity, ingenuity, and some elbow grease, you can create your own lighting arsenal to handle a multitude of situations. This book will show do-it-yourselfers how to create their own equipment and how best to use it. The first part of the book teaches you about the basics–the fundamentals of light, color, exposure, and electricity–that are the building blocks of lighting. You’ll discover what light is and how to control it. Once you have that foundation, the book will introduce tips, techniques, and hands-on projects that instruct you on how to create your own lighting tools from inexpensive, readily available resources. The only limit to what you can do is your imagination.


From the Author: Five Tips to Better Images

  • Never use auto exposure! Your exposure is your strongest brush in your photographic arsenal. Never allow a piece of hardware to tell you where to place your exposure. Evaluate the scene, evaluate the lighting levels, and make an educated decision based on what you want your audience to see.
  • Learn to control your lighting quality. Choosing the right quality of light for the right situations helps to refine your images considerably! Hard light, soft light, or a combination of the two: learn to use these tools to your advantage.
  • Position your lights according to the mood you want to convey. When it comes to lighting, it should rarely (if ever) be about ‘just enough light to shoot.’ Lighting creates a mood and helps tell a story. Whether it is a corporate interview or a dramatic scene, your light position helps the audience to experience the right mood.
  • Learn to see light. Photographic lighting doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It’s based on real-world experiences. Sometimes you want your light to be surreal and foreign, and sometimes you want it to be incredibly natural and not feel ‘lit’ at all. The best way to learn the differences is to study light in the natural world. Natural and artificial lighting in your everyday life will surprise you with how beautiful and memorable it can be. Learn to not take light for granted and to see it around you at all times.
  • The most important thing you do with lighting is to direct the audience’s attention to where you want it to be. What is most important in this shot or scene? Starting there will help dictate how you will add or subtract lighting to make sure the audience is seeing what you want them to see when you want them to see it.

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO USING ADOBE PREMIERE PRO BASICS VIDEO EDITING TECHNIQUE (Spanish Edition)

Adobe Premiere Pro for Absolute Beginners … In this bookI will show you the User Interface; Edit video clips; Design a text or title; Use effects; Mix audio; Perform color corrections; Make custom animations; Export a video. Requirements. Software needed: Adobe Premiere Pro

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Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design

Plumb the depths of core motion design fundamentals and harness the essential techniques of this diverse and innovative medium. Combine basic art and design principles with creative storytelling to create compelling style frames, design boards, and motion design projects.

Here, in one volume, Austin Shaw covers all the principles any serious motion designer needs to know in order to make their artistic visions a reality and confidently produce compositions for clients, including:

  • Illustration techniques
  • Typography
  • Compositing
  • Cinematography
  • Incorporating 3D elements
  • Matte painting
  • Concept development, and much more

Lessons are augmented by illustrious full color imagery and practical exercises, allowing you to put the techniques covered into immediate practical context. Industry leaders and pioneers, including Karin Fong, Bradley G Munkowitz (GMUNK), Will Hyde, Erin Sarofsky, Danny Yount, and many more, contribute their professional perspectives, share personal stories, and provide visual examples of their work.

Additionally, a robust companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/shaw) features project files, video tutorials, bonus PDFs, and rolling updates to keep you informed on the latest developments in the field.

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Video Ideas

Create amazing videos and animations to share with friends and family, and on YouTube, using phones, webcams, cameras, or camcorders.

Inspirational and fun, this action-packed book explains the video-making process from script to screen, with techniques to try out and practical tips to produce exciting projects at home. Discover how to get the best angles, lighting, and sound quality, and add special effects when recording using phone, webcam, camera, or camcorder. Turn footage into a finished product by adding visual effects with editing software, and find out how to format, upload, and premiere the masterpiece. Whether recording special events, pets, sports, music videos, or a stop-motion animation, this book has everything you need! The book’s content supports the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) approach to cross-curricular learning.

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The Screenwriter’s Bible, 6th Edition: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your Script (Expanded & Updated)

The 20th anniversary edition of one of the most popular, authoritative, and useful books on screenwriting. A standard by which other screenwriting books are measured, it has sold over 200,000 copies in its twenty-year life. Always up-to-date and reliable, it contains everything that both the budding and working screenwriter need under one cover five books in one!

A Screenwriting Primer that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics;

A Screenwriting Workbook that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions;

A Formatting Guide that thoroughly covers today s correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts;

A Spec Writing Guide that demonstrates today s spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the reader s interest in the first ten pages;

A Sales and Marketing Guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan.

Among this book s wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The sixth edition is chock-full of new examples, the latest practices, and new material on non-traditional screenplay outlets.

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Photoshop Elements 14 Tips Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps

Explore all the clever things you can do with Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 14.

Photoshop Elements Tips Tricks and Shortcuts in easy steps reveals hundreds of useful tips, tweaks and secrets to make using Photoshop Elements 14 more efficient, and more fun! Covers versions for both PC and Mac users.

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How to Edit Videos That People Want To Watch

Go beyond what buttons to push on your computer and what trendy effects to use in your videos. Transform your editing with skills that you can apply to any project, no matter what software program you use. Whether you run a video production studio or you’re an independent freelancer, a YouTuber or in-house content creator, this short, easy-to-read and easy-to-apply book will give you the tools you need to assemble your videos quickly and powerfully. Apply these skills whether you’re editing videos for web, social media, corporate businesses or non-profits. Discover why an edit point works or doesn’t, what kinds of edits to use, when to cut your footage to the best advantage, where to use effects and transitions, and how to weave everything together into a compelling story for your audience. Learn how to cut and make videos that keep your viewers engaged and watching until the very last frame.

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Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5 Digital Classroom, (Book and Video Training)

A book-and-DVD training package so you can learn Premiere Pro at your own pace

Premiere Pro is a powerful, timeline-based video editing software, and this personal training course uses a full-color book plus video tutorials on DVD to teach you how to use all its features. Fifteen self-paced lessons encourage you to discover the creative possibilities that Adobe’ s Premiere Pro presents. Step-by-step directions, lesson files, and an instructional video demonstrate the many exciting features of Premiere Pro. You can learn from leading instructors, and do it at your own pace.

  • Premiere Pro is an advanced video-editing program available at an affordable price; this book-and-DVD package offers step-by-step training on its abilities
  • Presents 15 lessons in full color, supported by video tutorials and lesson files on the DVD, all of which allow you to work at your own pace
  • Demonstrates how to work with a variety of popular film styles featuring the latest in editing techniques at the highest quality possible

Premiere Pro Digital Classroom is like having your own personal instructor to teach you Premiere Pro right in your own home or office.

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Breaking Into TV News How To Get A Job & Excel As A TV Reporter-Photographer

“How do you get into TV?” High schools and colleges across the country teach journalism, but anyone working in TV will tell you, “The only way to learn how TV news really works is to get into a newsroom.” This book tells how to get into that newsroom. Also, in-depth interviews with TV news professionals about how they got their jobs — and news directors tell what they look for when hiring TV news reporters. Breaking Into TV News is told from the first-person perspective of a journalist who’s worked in television news for three decades — and is still doing it. TV news reporters still carry a note pad and a microphone, but more and more they also have to shoot their own video, record their own audio, edit their own stories — and still make their deadlines. Breaking Into TV News takes you inside the world of local TV news: Shooting a TV news story; The art of the interview; Writing TV news stories; How to speed-edit video in minutes; The hard truth about that first TV news job; Longevity in TV news. And the biggest mystery of all — How To Get A Job In TV News. Illustrated With Over 250 Black & White Photographs.

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Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting

A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field’s bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider’s perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are easily understood guidelines to help aspiring screenwriters—from novices to practiced writers—hone their craft. Filled with updated material—including all-new personal anecdotes and insights, guidelines on marketing and collaboration, plus analyses of recent films, from American Beauty to Lord of the RingsScreenplay presents a step-by-step, comprehensive technique for writing the screenplay that will succeed in Hollywood. Discover:

•Why the first ten pages of your script are crucially important
•How to visually “grab” the reader from page one, word one
•Why structure and character are the essential foundation of your screenplay
•How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a screenplay
•Tips on protecting your work—three legal ways to claim ownership of your screenplay
•The essentials of writing great dialogue, creating character, building a story line, overcoming writer’s block, getting an agent, and much more.

With this newly updated edition of his bestselling classic, Syd Field proves yet again why he is revered as the master of the screenplay—and why his celebrated guide has become the industry’s gold standard for successful screenwriting.

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Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image (Voices That Matter)

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, YOU’LL LEARN ALL THREE ASPECTS OF WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE STUNNING PORTRAITS
(HINT: IT’S NOT JUST THE LIGHTING)

Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography books, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and Publisher of the just-released Light It magazine, has reinvented how lighting books are written by finally revealing the entire process from start to finish. You see everything from the complete lighting setup (and all the gear used), to the shoot (including all the camera settings and a contact sheet of the progression of the shoot), to the all-important part that most books don’t dare include–the post-processing and retouching in Photoshop. This book also breaks new ground in the visual way it teaches you the lighting setup. There aren’t any sketches or 3D models–you see the lighting layout in a full-page photo, taken from above during the live shoot, so you can see exactly where everything’s positioned (the subject, the photographer, the lighting, the background–you name it–you see it all). Plus, you’ll see side, over-the-shoulder, and more behind-the-scenes views, so you can absolutely nail the lighting every time.

LEARN THE LIGHTING SETUPS THE PROS USE
Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers during his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar tour and now, for the first time ever, he’s taken that incredibly popular style of learning and put in into book form. Now everyone can have a real-world reference for getting the same looks today’s clients are clamoring for.

You’ll learn:

  • The step-by-step layouts for creating the most-requested and sought-after lighting looks
  • How to get more out of one light than you ever thought you could (this is worth it alone!)
  • How to control and shape your light without breaking the bank
  • The camera settings, gear, and power settings for every shot
  • The retouching techniques the pros really use to make their subjects look their very best
  • How to retouch hair, eyes, lips, skin, and lots of other little retouching tricks that make a really big difference
  • How to create high-contrast portrait effects without buying expensive plug-ins
  • A host of insider tricks, invaluable shortcuts, and kick-butt special effects to give you a real advantage over the competition

Plus, Scott includes a special bonus chapter that shows how to create these same studio looks using off-camera hot shoe fl ashes and the modifi ers made for them. There’s never been a book like it.


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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice 5th (fifth) by Dancyger, Ken (2010) Paperback

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Mastering MultiCamera Techniques: From Preproduction to Editing and Deliverables

From a basic two-camera interview to an elaborate 26 camera HD concert film, this comprehensive guide presents a platform-agnostic approach to the essential techniques required to set up and edit a multi-camera project. Actual case studies are used to examine specific usages of multi-camera editing and include a variety of genres including concerts, talk shows, reality programming, sit-coms, documentaries for television, event videography and feature films. Other features include:
* Advanced multi-camera techniques and specialty work-flows are examined for tapeless & large scale productions with examples from network TV shows, corporate media projects, event videography, and feature films.
* New techniques for 3D projects, 2k/4k media management and color correction are revealed.
* Technical breakdowns analyze system requirements for monitoring, hard drives & RAIDs, RAM, codecs and computer platforms.
* Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and several other software programs are detailed.
* Tables, charts, screen-grabs, photos, web-links, blogs, tech school lists and other resource tools for further study.
* Unique interviews with the ‘Masters of Multi-Cam’ including EMMY and academy award-winning directors and editors who share their project notes and give insight to award-winning techniques.

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Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business (Ultimate Series)

From video production to promotion, author Jason R. Rich details how to use the power of YouTube to promote business brands, products, or services, ultimately attracting new customers. Unfamiliar entrepreneurs receive a full tutorial on pre-production and production essentials, from developing video ideas that attract attention to overcoming lighting and sound challenges. Amateur producers receive a full list of equipment needed, and they gain tips from well-known YouTube users on how to produce quality spots without breaking the bank. After covering the basics, Rich — joined by YouTube-savvy entrepreneurs — reveals how small business owners can drive viewers to contact their business. Rich also shows entrepreneurs how they can make money, while promoting themselves.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice

This revised sixth edition of The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Ken Dancyger puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice across a range of genres, including action, comedy, drama, documentary and experimental forms, featuring analysis of dozens of classic and contemporary films.

Revised and updated throughout, the sixth edition also includes new chapters and expanded coverage on experimental documentary, sound, and the influence of other media on the editing form. New case studies explore Whiplash (2014), Lincoln (2012), Tangerine (2015), American Sniper (2014), Son of Saul (2015), and many more.

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Video Editing with Adobe Premiere 6.5

Experience the thrill of creating your own digital video clips for playback on a personal computer, videotape, CD, DVD, or the Web! Chock full of fast-paced, high-interest tutorials and exercises, Video Editing with Adobe Premiere 6.5 is cleverly divided into sections that allow users of all abilities to quickly master the art of using one of today’s most popular digital video editing tools to combine video footage, sound files, photography, and art files. Heavily illustrated with dynamic media clips on the accompanying CD to engage interest, this book puts its readers on a direct path to presenting their own projects by following a few simple steps. As they learn how to navigate like a pro through the most sophisticated Adobe Premiere 6.5 features and functions, readers will glean useful insights into hardware needs, the proper use of transitions, the impact of motion effects, integrating and balancing sound files, streaming video for the Web, working with digital camcorders and decks, and more! To ensure a complete understanding of how files developed with other applications interact with Adobe Premiere 6.5, this book provides detailed instruction on how to import line art, photographs, and audio files created with other programs. Processes for exporting final video clips into other software applications for additional enhancements are also demonstrated clearly and concisely, making Video Editing with Adobe Premiere 6.5 an extraordinarily complete guide to the world of digital video creation.

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Fine Art Photoshop: Diving Into the World of Photographic Art

Award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Ella Putney Carlson provides a comprehensive guide to using photographs to make art using the Photoshop software. Readers will learn the creative process of making art that can be used with most raster graphics editing software. Readers will learn how to transform initial image captures into a series of art work— in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images.
Carlson reveals and details the inspiration for image series, how new images are assembled from original captures, layer mode techniques, and painting-layers-in methods. In addition, she covers piecing image selections, maintaining lighting consistency, delight and worth of artistic series, and much more.

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A Newbies Guide to Final Cut Pro X: A Beginnings Guide to Video Editing Like a Pro

Apple promises that Final Cut – the company’s flagship digital editing software – is “not just a different cut, but a whole new production” –and it truly is. Workflow is faster, smoother and easier than ever. Background tasks are completely automated, and with the program logistics under control, you’re free to fully explore your creativity. This guide will walk you through all the basics and have you editing video like a pro in no time at all!

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Art of the Cut: Conversations with Film and TV Editors

Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating “virtual roundtable discussion” with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows.

Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration.

Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more.

Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high-level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind-the-scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.

 

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Editing and Montage in International Film and Video: Theory and Technique

Editing and Montage in International Film and Video presents a theoretical and practical approach to the art of editing. In this book, Luís Fernando Morales Morante explores the international history, technology, theory, practical techniques, psychology, and cognitive effects of editing across a range of media from around the world, featuring case studies from film, dramatic television, news media, music videos, commercials, and mobile-delivered formats, from the films of Sergei Eisenstein to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to coverage of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections. The book includes self-study exercises throughout to help readers put theory into practice.

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The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing: Techniques for TV and Film

The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing sets out the techniques, the systems and the craft required to edit compelling professional documentary television and film. Working stage by stage through the postproduction process, author Sam Billinge explores project organization, assembling rushes, sequence editing, music and sound design, story structure, and the defining relationship between editor and director.

Written by a working documentary editor with over a decade’s experience cutting films for major British and international broadcasters, The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing offers a unique introduction to the craft of documentary editing, and provides working and aspiring filmmakers with the tools to master the art.

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Avid Made Easy: Video Editing with Avid Free DV and the Avid Xpress Family

  • Create impressive effects with free DV and XPress Pro
  • Capture, edit, and output digital media
  • Import and export images, movies, and audio

Master the Tools and Techniques Used by Professional Editors

Avid made non-linear video editing possible. This book makes it easy, even if you have no experience at all. In as little as a week, its clear instruction and realistic, practical tutorials will help you master every aspect of video editing with Avid:

  • Capturing from DV or other source footage
  • Creating and organizing storage bins
  • Customizing settings to suit your specific needs
  • Navigating and selecting clips for editing
  • Editing clips into sequences
  • Trimming sequences for more precise and flexible editing
  • Importing graphics, audio, and movies
  • Exporting edited sequences to a variety of formats
  • Creating transitional and segment effects

Know where all the tools are, and quickly find the easiest way to access any Avid function.

Easily manage all your video sources, multiple audio tracks, and transitions and trims!

Get just the right amount of information for the task at hand, such as keyframing audio.

But Avid Made Easy is more than a comprehensive introduction to the capabilities of Avid Xpress and Free DV products. Author Jaime Fowler brings every bit of his vast experience to bear, helping you choose the right approach for every situation. He even teaches advanced techniques that you won’t find covered in any Avid manual.

The enclosed DVD contains your personal copy of Free DV, all the files you need to complete the book’s tutorials, and a collection of the hottest Avid plug-ins.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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