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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.


Amazon.com Exclusive: Bonus Content from Scott Kelby, Author of Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It

Here are a few things I wish someone had told me before I started studio lighting. In this book, I list ten things about lighting. Here are three to get you started right away.

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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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Technique of Film and Video Editing: Theory and Practice

The Technique of Film and Video Editing is the best training for directors-to-be, providing a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of and photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional and student editor. Practical skills are grounded by an exposition of the ideas and styles of editing, through which the director can understand the visual tools at his/her disposal. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice.
The new material in the second edition emphasizes how new technology has influenced the art of editing. New topics include the MTV style, psychoanalytic ideas, and the appropriation of style over content. New filmmakers whose work is examined in this edition include Spike Lee, Julie Dash, Atom Egoyan, Quentin Tarantino, and Oliver Stone.



Ken Dancyger is Chairman of the Undergraduate Department of Film and Television, New York University, one of the leading programs in Film/TV in the United States, and a past president of the University Film and Video Association. He has edited a number of his own productions for film and television and is a screenwriter of numerous documentaries and dramas for film and television.. Mr. Dancyger co-authored Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules, and Writing the Short Film, and authored Broadcast Writing: Dramas, Comedies, and Documentaries (all with Focal Press).

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Media Composer 6: Part 1 – Editing Essentials (Avid Learning)

MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 1-EDITING ESSENTIALS is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Along with its counterpart, MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2-EFFECTS ESSENTIALS, this book provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification through an Avid Learning Partner. This book leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multi camera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports and dazzling documentary footage to an episode of the television show Hell’s Kitchen. This official training course book is the best first step in mastering Avid Media Composer 6, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries.

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iMovie: The Missing Manual: 2014 release, covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and 2.0 for iOS

This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS.

iMovie’s sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book.

The important stuff you need to know

  • Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout.
  • Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs.
  • Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects.
  • Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book.
  • Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews.
  • Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes.
  • Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema.
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    Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies

    The top-selling guide to Photoshop Elements—updated for Photoshop Elements 15

    No matter if you’re a photo-editing newbie or an old hat looking for new tricks, Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies offers photographers of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill digital pictures into beautiful photographs. Covering the latest version of this popular software, this up-to-date guide quickly shows you how to organize images for editing, adjust color and focus, apply artsy filters, add text to an image—and beyond.

    There’s a reason Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is the best place to start learning Elements—it gets you up and running with this image-editing software faster than you can say ‘cheese!’ Get ready to explore your inner artist and add pizzazz to even the most ordinary pics with the professional tools in Photoshop Elements 15!

    • Find simple explanations of how to handle basic image editing
    • Get steps for giving your photos a digital makeover
    • Create layers in your images
    • Discover one-click instant fixes when you hit roadblocks

    The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it easy to produce photos worth bragging about—and this no-nonsense guide will get you there in a flash.

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    • Photoshop Elements 15 For Dummies is here to help you take advantage of everything Elements has to offer, giving you the know-how you need to create professional-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web.
    • Learn how to find your way around Photoshop Elements, work with the latest tools, edit and organize your images, add interesting effects, and share your work with the world.
    • Get to know the tools, menus, options, and work area
    • Upload, modify, tag, and manage your photos
    • Apply layers, contrast, color, clarity, filters, effects, styles, and type to your images

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    Actor Demo Reel Video Editing Guidelines for Actors and Editors: Rules, Tips, Tricks and Advice to Save Money, Manage Your Acting Career, Maximize Reels for Busy Casting Directors

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    For actors, demo reel editors, and video editors who want to learn about producing demo reels.

    As an actor and demo reel editor, I have a perspective of the actor’s needs as well as skills offered by editors, including techniques most actors aren’t aware of. But by knowing demo reel guidelines plus technical aspects, actors can manage their demo reels and control their marketing branding images.

    Actors: Learn how to save money and spend it wisely. Learn how to produce your demo reel from beginning to end and maximize the punch-per-second for busy casting directors. Learn how to work with an editor and what enhanced services an editor can offer.

    Demo reel editors: Learn how to produce demo reels and what’s important to an actor (your customer). Be an asset to the actor’s business to expand your business. Gain a perspective many demo reel editors don’t have. Instead of being an editor who happens to edit demo reels, offer solid demo reel editing services. Learn tips and tricks not typically considered for demo reels, and apply the techniques to make a good demo reel a great demo reel!

    Some topics covered include:

    • The purpose of a demo reel
    • The intro section
    • Make your demo reel all about you
    • Demo reel length and scene lengths
    • Partial scenes
    • How many scenes?
    • Ordering scenes
    • The closing section
    • Montages
    • Commercial, industrial, or theater (stage) material
    • Monologues
    • Music options
    • The one-minute speed reel
    • Are you ready to have a demo reel?
    • How to get more material
    • What your demo reel is not about
    • Raw footage: the best source material
    • What not to include
    • Preplanning
    • Technical tips and tricks
    • Your demo reel is not your editor’s advertising billboard
    • And more…

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    The Definitive Guide to Editing with DaVinci Resolve 12.5 (Blackmagic Design Learning Series)

    This official hands-on training book covers all aspects of editing with DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and will teach to be a professional Resolve editor. Best of all, DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is free software that you can download and start using on your own projects today! You will 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. – Working with titles, adding graphics, adding effects, and animating with keyframes. – Syncing audio with video, mixing sound, and using audio overlays for editing. – Basic color correction techniques using DaVinci Resolve’s legendary color tools. – How to finish and deliver a project to the web, for broadcast or for digital cinema. – Dozens of tips throughout the book that will help transform the way you work! Download your few version of DaVinci Resolve 12.5 today!

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    Photoshop For Beginners – Learn The Basics Of Photoshop In Under 10 Hours! (Graphic Design, Photo Editing, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography)

    This book has comprehensive information on how to master the basics of Photoshop fast

    Photoshop; it is undoubtedly a household name for all ‘photoshopping’ endeavors. Whether you know what Photoshop is capable of or are a complete beginner wishing to create excellent digital works, you will hear almost everyone tell you that you can always ‘Photoshop’ it to make it the way you want.

    Whether you are a designer, photographer, a digital artist or a casual graphic design enthusiast, having a powerful graphics software and photo editing application especially if you aim to create great digital works is critical and actually not anything, you can debate about. Although there are plenty of graphics apps and photo editing software to serve different fields, Adobe Photoshop is ever-present as an industry-standard software for graphics solutions. From being the best in photo effects to providing excellent results that are eye catching, Photoshop does it all. The Photoshop application is undoubtedly the leading editing software trusted and widely used by professionals.

    But just because Photoshop as a product is extremely powerful doesn’t mean that it will magically transform your photo the way you want without your input. In essence, you MUST learn the basics if you truly want to unleash some if not all the powerful features that Adobe Photoshop boasts of. Photoshop may be a baffling application to understand especially for first timers. This beginner’s guide will help you learn the basics of Photoshop and photo editing and get you started on this exciting journey.

    Take action and buy this book today!

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    Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know

    What the industry’s most succcessful writers and directors have in common is that they have mastered the cinematic conventions specific to the medium.

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    101 Steps to Making Videos Like a Pro

    YOU WANT TO MAKE VIDEOS, BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN… 

    Start here. This short and easy to follow guide is your crash course to making videos. After talking to many aspiring video creators, we created a simple blueprint to help guide you through the process of planning, shooting and editing your video, as well as what’s involved with getting your videos online and promoting your videos through social media. Just follow our 101 simple steps from start to finish and you can quickly learn how you can make videos like a pro.
    Far beyond merely being transformative and disruptive, video on the web has become a kinetic force of nature — hugely influential due to the tremendous level of engagement and response it generates–far more powerful than any other current form of media. Because most Internet video can be enjoyed and shared through practically every smartphone, tablet and laptop on planet Earth, it has the potential to cast a global spell at the speed of electrons. That is some serious mojo. 

    After years of talking about doing a book like this, and finally growing sick and tired of all the bad advice out there, we’ve finally pooled our years of knowledge to pass it on to aspiring video makers like you. We even tapped a few of our expert video creator and marketing friends like Scott Monty, Ann Handley, Steve Garfield, Mitch Joel, Casey Neistat and Lynnette Young for the kind of valuable pro tips that are only gleaned from decades of experience in the trenches. We have been in your shoes. It’s because someone laid out a breadcrumb trail for us to follow down our own paths for success that we feel inspired to break down the process of making videos into a simple blueprint you can follow to plan, shoot, edit, upload and market your video like a pro. 

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    Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book

    The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop.

    Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support 
    of Adobe product experts.

    Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book  contains 9 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the programs. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

    Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:

    • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book 
    • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, videos that walk you through the lessons step by step, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe

    Using Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC together can dramatically speed your workflow and decrease editing time. This book teaches you exactly when to use each program and how to pass images back and forth between them at the highest possible quality. You’ll learn how to import, organize, correct and add creative color effects in Lightroom using global and local editing tools, as well as how to merge multiple exposures and stitch panoramas. In Photoshop, you’ll learn practical techniques for combining photos, pro-level retouching, creating precise selections, masking, turning a photo into a painting and pencil sketch, and adding creative blur effects. Back in Lightroom, you’ll learn how to show off your masterpieces by exporting them en masse, sharing via social media, creating fine art-style signed print layouts, slideshows, photo book, and web gallery projects.

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    Capture Your Style: Transform Your Instagram Images, Showcase Your Life, and Build the Ultimate Platform

    From Instagram star Aimee Song, creator of the popular fashion blog Song of Style, comes the very first how-to Instagram guide, breaking down the essentials to taking gorgeous photos and building your brand and following.
     
    With over three million Instagram fans, Aimee Song knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram photo. And Instagram is so much more than a platform for pretty pictures. It’s the fastest-growing social media network with an engaged community, a major marketing tool for brands, a place where Beyoncé drops her albums, and a hub where products can be bought with a simple double tap. Including everything from fashion, travel, food, décor, and more, Aimee includes insider tips on curating a gorgeous feed and growing an audience.
     
    In this ultimate how-to Instagram guide, you’ll learn:
     
    ·      How to brighten, sharpen, and filter your photos
    ·      The best apps and filters
    ·      How to prop and style food and fashion photos
    ·      Ways to craft your voice and story on Instagram
    ·      How to gain more Instagram followers
    ·      Secrets behind building a top Instagram brand
    ·      How to transform an Instagram hobby into a successful business
    ·      Tips for driving revenue based on your following
     
    Capture Your Style will empower you to become your own master mobile photographer, whether you’re looking to launch an e-commerce business or simply sharing a gorgeous meal with your friends, turning even the most mundane moment into Instagold. This is a must-have reference for anyone interested in the ins and outs of stylish personal branding.


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    Seized by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders) (Volume 1)

    The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

    SEIZED BY LOVE is a USA TODAY BESTSELLER

    “You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

    “Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

    In SEIZED BY LOVE…
    Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

    Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended–Blue is not about to give up trying.

    Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

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    READY FOR MORE RYDERS?
    Seized by Love (Blue)
    Claimed by Love (Duke)
    Chased by Love (Trish)
    Swept Into Love (Gage)
    Rescued by Love (Jake)

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    The RYDERS are the newest addition to the Love in Bloom series. Characters from each series appear in future books. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Visit Melissa’s website for a series guides and checklists.

    READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES:

    SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White

    THE BRADENS (Weston, CO): Lovers at Heart, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play, Promise My Love (novella), Daring Her Love (novella)

    THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO): Taken by Love, Fated for Love, Romancing My Love, Flirting with Love, Dreaming of Love, Crashing into Love

    THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD): Healed by Love (Nate), Surrender My Love River of Love, Crushing on Love, Whisper of Love, Thrill of Love

    THE REMINGTONS: Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love, Slope of Love, Read, Write, Love, Touched by Love

    SEASIDE SUMMERS: Seaside Dreams, Seaside Hearts, Seaside Sunsets, Seaside Secrets, Seaside Nights, Seaside Embrace, Seaside Lovers, Seaside Whispers

    WILD BOYS AFTER DARK: Logan, Heath, Jackson, Cooper

    BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: Mick, Dylan, Brett, Carson

    HARBORSIDE NIGHTS: Catching Cassidy, Discovering Delilah, Tempting Tristan

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    Learning DaVinci Resolve 12.5: A step-by-step guide to editing and color grading

    If you are a student of film and video or a seasoned post-production professional, this book is the perfect guide to the powerful editing and color grading tools in DaVinci Resolve 12.5. Using a complete project,this book takes you step-by-step, through starting a project, editing, color grading and final delivery. Each chapter uses exercises to cover essential tasks and tools, including: • Configuring critical project settings • Importing and organizing media • Editing and trimming techniques • Multicamera editing • Transitions, titles and speed effects • Pan and scan with Dynamic Zoom • Importing XML timelines • Color correction and balancing • Node based color grading • Secondary color correction • Power Windows, Qualifiers and tracking • Saving Versions of grades • Stabilization • Cloning with Node Sizing • Applying and tracking ResolveFX • Final output and delivery options Easy to follow, download instructions allow you to access 5GB worth of media that accompanies the exercises. Test questions are provided at the end of every chapter to help you retain what was covered.

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    How to Use Avidemux: The Open Source Video Editing Sofware for complete beginners

    “How to Use Avidemux” book gives us all the information we need to make great use of Avidemux. It provides a practical tutorial for using all of the Avidemux features to edit our videos, add special effects and subtitles and capture great quality videos from analogue sources, and much more. We will also learn how to choose the right settings to get video file sizes down without compromising on the video quality. This book is written by an Avidemux enthusiast for new and intermediate users. It’s ideal if we are just starting with video processing and want a powerful and free tool, or if we’ve already started with Avidemux and want to take it a little bit further.

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    The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter)

    Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 6, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.

    Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom:

    • Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why.

    • The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start.

    • What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?” You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 6 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow.

    • Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click!

    Scott knows firsthand the challenges today’s digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 6.

    It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you’ll learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight to the point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book.

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond (A Workshop on Video)

    In this Lightroom 5, 6 and CC 2015 version of the highly-acclaimed Fundamentals & Beyond series, delve into the fundamentals of Lightroom and way beyond, in 15½ hours of training on 76 videos. Laura guides you through how to organize and manage, fix and enhance and share your photos and videos in Lightroom in a way that beginners can easily understand and immediately put to use, and with enough depth that intermediate users can also benefit greatly. From her years of teaching experience, she anticipates where students get stuck, and with a clear and concise presentation style, guides you through the complexities with ease. Beginners: Laura advises you on which videos are most important to watch first so you don t get overwhelmed.

    76 MP4 video tutorials (1024×768). For Mac and PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android mobile devices. No internet connection required! 74 videos apply to LR CC and 6; 69 apply to LR 5. Purchase grants you a license to use them forever on your own computers and mobile devices. The license does not allow for resale.

    What You Get

  • Comprehensive top-quality instruction in 76 videos.
  • Laura’s practice photos for the lessons on developing and on panorama and HDR merges
  • A PDF of Laura s favorite Lightroom shortcuts
  • A detailed searchable index, so you can get back to any point in any of the videos
  • Free downloadable updates for any new features added to LR CC 2015 and 6.
  • Participation in an experimental private Facebook group in which to ask questions. (This group is being started on a trial basis. After purchase, contact Laura through her website for entry.)
  • Getting Started

    Understand how Lightroom works with a catalog and nondestructive editing, where to put your images and how to organize them, how to move your catalog and images, how to ensure that everything gets backed up, how to set preferences and catalog settings.

    Library

    Learn how to get around in the Library module, manage screen space, set view options, import photos and videos (including from Elements, iPhoto and Photos), manage your files and folders, resolve problems that occur, rate, flag and keyword your photos and videos, add metadata, find files, create collections and smart collections, and create smart previews for off-line editing. Learn the advantages of converting your raw files to DNG, and how to convert to and manage DNG files. Learn to use Publish Services to share your photos on Facebook, Flickr, and other services, how to email directly from Lightroom, and to create JPEG and other copies of your photos to share via Export. Learn how to play and trim your videos, how to capture JPEG snapshots, and develop them.

    Develop

    After an overview of the Develop process, learn how to read the histogram, and then to use the crop, spot removal, and red eye tools. Learn the Basic panel, how to adjust individual tones with the Tone Curve, individual colors with HSL, black and white conversions and split toning, adding grain and vignettes, lens and perspective corrections, sharpening and noise reduction. Learn how to take advantage of virtual copies and presets, and how to use history and snapshots. Make local changes with the adjustment brush, radial filter and graduated filter. Work on multiple images with sync and auto sync. Understand color spaces, rendering intents and soft proof your photos for print or export. Learn different ways to view your image before and after your work. Integrate Photoshop or Elements into your Lightroom workflow.

    Map

    Understand where this powerful new module fits into your workflow, how to automate assignment of GPS location, and how to leverage the power of Address Lookup/Reverse Geocoding.

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    Video Editing and Post Production: a Professional Guide

    Videotape Editing and Post-Production emphasizes the basic information that professionals need to acquire a practical, working knowledge of editing equipment and the post-production process.

    This book is a “real world” guide to both the technical and non-technical aspects of videotape production. The text and numerous illustrations bring the reader up-to-date on the latest developments in video, including component video signal, field rate SMPTE time code, Betacam SP (TM), VHS HiFi, the videotape editing bay, control edit list cleaning, and multi format editing. Anderson also provides timely information on the latest film to video offline systems, track editing, time-code editing, offline editing, digital video effects systems, electronic animation and graphics systems, and personal computers that function as edit controllers and edit list management tools. Combining basic information on editing equipment and techniques with tips on budgeting, organization, and getting into video editing, this is a valuable reference tool for experienced and novice editing professionals.

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    The Photographer’s Workflow – Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC Learn by Video (2015 release)

    This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Peachpit and Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the workflow fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom CC, specifically with the photographer in mind.
     
    Experienced instructor and photographer Mikkel Aaland presents the basics of moving Lightroom files to Photoshop and back. You’ll learn to perform photo retouching, how to add dynamic type to your images, and fix camera shake. You’ll discover how Photoshop can bring your portraits and slideshows to a new level. You’ll also learn how new panorama and HDR features give Lightroom a boost. With this video you’ll discover how the two programs, Photoshop and Lightroom, work in tandem so you know when to use what tool.
     
    The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique “Watch and Work” mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you’ve learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes.

     

    Duration: 2 HR
    User Level: Beginning/Intermediate
    Closed-Captioning in English

     

    System Requirements: 
    Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher
    2 GHz processor or higher
    4 GB RAM or higher
    1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files)
    Hardware: DVD-ROM drive

     

    Please Note:
    • This DVD-ROM can be viewed on your
    computer, but it will NOT play in a DVD movie player.
     

    Check out the ad in the back of the book for details on becoming an Adobe
    Creative Cloud Photography plan member for up to 20% off your first year! 

               

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    The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, 5th Edition

    THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION is the one-stop resource to guide you in taking your digital film project from initial concept to finished project. Covering everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects, the book has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest hardware, software, and production processes. It also now includes coverage of the latest filmmaking-related apps and the shift toward digital distribution. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the craft and you’ll pick up techniques for creating shots and effects that transcend typical “low-budget” productions. Whether your goal is to create an industrial project, a short subject for a website, or a feature-length movie for a film festival, THE DIGITAL FILMMAKING HANDBOOK, FIFTH EDITION will guide you every step of the way.

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    Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (Classroom in a Book (Adobe))

    The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.


    Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book contains 19 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

    Purchasing this book gives you access to the same lesson files that appear on the included DVD in addition to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, go to www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the code provided inside this book.

    “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.”

    Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

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    Technique of Film Editing, Reissue of 2nd Edition

    Enhanced version of the seminal text on editing includes a new foreword, a new afterword, a revamped cover and layout, as well as a lower price!

    The single most comprehensive and engaging volume on film editing. Reisz and Millar introduce readers to every aspect of the editor’s craft, providing a concise history of editing and describing editing style as it applies to every genre of moviemaking, including many types of narrative and documentary films. The particular demands of wide-screen filmmaking, cinema verite, and the avant-garde are also covered.

    Reisz and Millar’s account of the differences between smooth and abrupt editing and their remarkable sense of editing for dramatic effect rather than for realism make this book essential for apprentice editors, as well as those who want to know how filmmakers understand their work.

    Thank goodness this classic book has come back into print! Though The Technique of Film Editing has not been revised since 1968, it is still the single most comprehensive and engaging volume on film editing. Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar introduce readers to every aspect of the editor’s craft. They provide a concise history of editing and describe editing style as it applies to every genre of moviemaking, including the many types of narrative and documentary films. The particular demands of wide-screen filmmaking, cinema vérité, and the avant-garde are also covered. Reisz and Millar’s account of the differences between smooth and abrupt editing and their remarkable sense of editing for dramatic effect rather than for realism make this book an essential for apprentice editors, as well as for those who want to know how filmmakers understand their work.

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    Video Field Production and Editing

    Video Field Production and Editing concentrates on video techniques and technology appropriate for “small scale” single-camera electronic field production (EFP) and electronic news gathering (ENG). This book offers the latest material on new digital field recording and editing technologies and is written in a concise, non-technical, user-friendly format. Reorganized and updated throughout, with new sections dedicated to HDV (High Definition Video) videotape recording formats, and tapeless digital recording media including high capacity optical discs, solid-state memory cards, and computer hard drives, the book walks the reader through the video production process from initial planning through final editing.

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    The Muvipix.com Guide to Adobe Premiere Elements 14: The tools, and how to use them, to make movies on your personal computer using the best-selling video editing software program

    From the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs and BluRay discs, the Muvipix Guide will show you: • How to use the Motion Tracking tool, Adjustment Layers and the Favorite Moments tool to edit and enhance your videos. • How to turn your raw footage into exciting movies using the new Video Story tool. • How to build exciting, new Motion Titles. • How to take advantage of the innovative new file management systems in the redesigned Elements Organizer. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to use the options in the new Export & Share workspace to create movies, burn discs and share your videos online.

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe’s top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program’s many new features.

     

    In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 14. Learn how the new Import In Bulk command lets you browse the images on your hard disk, and then add the contents of multiple folders in disparate locations to a single batch import. Discover workflow improvements that make it easier than ever to sort and search your catalog, with pre-stacked faces in the People view and new, easy-to-browse UnPinned photos and Suggested events tabs in the Places and Events views. Explore a revamped Guided edit interface–the new home for the Photomerge tools–where you’ll experience a new guided Photomerge Panorama workflow, follow simple steps to resize a photo at the appropriate resolution for print or web, and learn how to add motion to a static image with the fun new Speed Effect. You’ll try the new Smart Looks in Quick edit mode, learn how to make your pictures crisper and clearer with the Shake Reduction and Haze Removal tools, and how to make finer selections than ever before with an enhanced Refine Selection Brush that can even handle hair, fur, and feathers.

    Check out the ad in the back of the book for details on becoming an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan member for up to 20% off you first year!

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    Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps For Creating Animation and Motion Graphics

    Animation is a limitless medium for telling stories. Artists can create worlds, defy gravity, flip from factual to fantasy, and transport audiences to places they never imagined. The challenge is having the discipline to reel it in and be intentional about your storytelling choices. This book shows you how.

    In Animated Storytelling, you’ll learn how to create memorable stories using animation and motion graphics by following 10 simple guidelines that take you through the stages of concept development, pre-production, storyboarding, and design. Award-winning animator Liz Blazer uses clear examples and easy-to-follow exercises to provide you with the instruction, encouragement, and tools you need to get your designs moving.

    Whether your goal is to create exciting shorts for film festivals, effective messaging for broadcast or online, or simply to gain a deeper understanding of the medium, Animated Storytelling simplifies the process of creating clear and engaging stories for animation and motion graphics so you can get started easily.

    In Animated Storytelling, you’ll learn how to:

    • Write a creative brief for your project
    • Find and communicate your story’s big idea
    • Create a tight story using linear and nonlinear story structures
    • Use color to clarify and enrich your story
    • Define the rules for your animated world, and commit to them
    • Ease into the challenging task of animation
    • Make the work you want to be hired to do
    • Share your work with the world!

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    Go Pro Camera: Video editing for Beginners: How to Edit Video in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro Step by Step

    If you notice you are uncomfortable or are not satisfied with some video editing functions in the standard GoPro camera software, then you are on your way to the development of other programs outlined in this book. The features work in two widely used video editors and there are screenshots for a better understanding of the way various functions work. Also considered one of the most interesting features time-lapsing camera. These two video editing software are the top editing tools out there in the market and the basics that this book covers will definitely make it really easy for you to edit or polish your GoPro videos on your own without having to spend some real cash on editing professionals. The book is useful to any novice users of GoPro cameras, especially for travelers.

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    Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies

    The easy way for kids to get started with filmmaking

    If you’ve been bitten by the filmmaking bug even if you don’t have a background in video or access to fancy equipment Digital Filmmaking For Kids makes it easy to get up and running with digital filmmaking! This fun and friendly guide walks you through a ton of cool projects that introduce you to all stages of filmmaking. Packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instruction, and simple examples, it shows you how to write a script, create a storyboard, pick a set, light a scene, master top-quality sound, frame and shoot, edit, add special effects, and share your finished product with friends or a global audience.

    Anyone can take a selfie or upload a silly video to YouTube but it takes practice and skill to shoot professional-looking frames and make your own short film. Written by a film and video professional who has taught hundreds of students, this kid-accessible guide provides you with hands-on projects that make it fun to learn all aspects of video production, from planning to scripting to filming to editing. Plus, it includes access to videos that highlight and demonstrate skills covered in the book, making learning even easier and less intimidating to grasp. * Create a film using the tools at hand * Plan, script, light and shoot your video * Edit and share your film * Plan a video project from start to finish

    If you’re a student aged 7 16 with an interest in creating and sharing your self-made video, this friendly guide lights the way for your start in digital filmmaking.

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    The Editor’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Film and Video Editing

    The Editor’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Editing is a hands-on, tutorial based guide to the art of editing. Today’s process of media editing is fast and competative, making this guide a necessity for anyone looking to break in to the business. Here, Chris Wadsworth provides 52 media-based examples for you to put together, with the benefit of seeing what he did with those same exercises, giving you essential feedback to improve your technique and learn the tricks of the trade. Accessible and to-the-point, this primer is a must-read for anyone looking to learn both the art and technique of editing. This 4-color guide features:

    • Examples from the world of film and TV that show how even the greatest directors employ the same techniques in their productions that are mentioned in this guide
    • A look at CV’s and the right attitudes that will give you the best chance at breaking into the editing world
    • Intensive sections about the way music and sound editing can shape the entire production
    • A companion website featuring video and other media that you can edit on your own, each featuring examples of cuts and techniques discussed in the book as well as a discussion forum.

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

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    The Muvipix.com Guide to Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12: The tools, and how to use them, to make movies on your personal computer using Sony’s amazing video editing program

    Sony’s amazingly powerful video editor just seems to get better with each generation. Yet, because it’s so loaded with so many powerful tools, it can also be rather intimidating. Steve Grisetti, founding member of videomaker support site Muvipix.com, shows you all the tools in the latest version of this richly-featured program and how to use them, step-by-step. You’ll learn: • How to get video from your tape-based, hard drive or even flash-based camcorder into your video project. • How to build a timeline, and how to trim, split, arrange and composite the clips you add to it. • How to apply and customize effects and transitions – and how to install even more video and audio effects into your program! • How to create amazing effects and animations. • How to work with, edit and output anaglyphic 3D video and titles. • How to use the Chroma Keyer effect to make a person look like he or she is in any real or imaginary location. • How to upload your video to YouTube, Pixelcast.com or to your Sony PSP™. • How to prepare your video for output as a DVD and BluRay disc.

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    Photo and Video Editing for Seniors (Computer Books for Seniors series)

    Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker are free programs that will allow you to organize, edit and share your digital photos and videos. In the step-by-step computer book Photo and Video Editing for Seniors you will learn to work with these photo and video editing programs from Windows Live. With just a few mouse-clicks you can create beautiful pictures, by editing them in the user-friendly Windows Live Photo Gallery program. You can share your photos with others, for instance in an online photo album, or slide show. In Windows Live Photo Gallery you can also easily arrange your pictures and add tags to them. With Windows Live Movie Maker you can create a professional-looking movie with your videos and photos from your (grand)children, a vacation, a recent day trip or a wedding. You can add special effects, transitions, sound, and captions to your movie. To be able to show your movie to other people, you will learn how to prepare it and send it by e-mail, burn it to a DVD, or upload it to YouTube. Finally, we will discuss how to import your videos and photos from a digital video camera, photo camera, mobile phone or other external storage device.

    Learn how to:

    • Download and install Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker
    • Arrange and edit photos
    • Print and e-mail photos
    • Create an online photo album
    • Create a movie with Windows Live Movie Maker
    • Add effects, music, titles and captions
    • Publish your movie on YouTube or copy it to a DVD
    • Import photos and videos from a photo camera, video camera or mobile phone

    Suitable for:
    Windows 8.1, 7 and Vista

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    Modern Post: Workflows and Techniques for Digital Filmmakers

    With the shift from film to digital, today’s filmmakers are empowered by an arsenal of powerful, creative options with which to tell their story. Modern Post examines and demystifies these tools and workflows and demonstrates how these decisions can empower your storytelling.


    Using non-technical language, authors Scott Arundale and Tashi Trieu guide you through everything you should consider before you start shooting. They begin with a look to past methodologies starting with traditional film techniques and how they impact current trends. Next they offer a look at the latest generation of digital camera and capture systems. The authors move on to cover:

    * Preproduction- what camera is best for telling your story and why, budgeting for post
    * Production- on-set data management, dailies, green screen, digital cinematography
    * Postproduction- RAW vs. compressed footage, editing, visual effects, color correction, sound and deliverables including DCP creation


    The book features cutting-edge discussion about the role of the digital imaging technician (DIT), how you can best use the Cloud, motion graphics, sound design, and much more. Case studies show you these solutions being applied in real-world situations, and the companion website features videos of techniques discussed in the book, as well as timely updates about technological changes in the landscape. www.focalpress.com/cw/arundale

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