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The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques o...
by Eran Dinur

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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<P><EM>The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects</EM> offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling, help deal with production limitations, and reduce budget costs. Yet for many directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers, visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production. In this book, award-winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmaker’s perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to conceiving, designing, budgeting, planning, shooting, and reviewing VFX, from pre-production through post-production.</P><br /><P>The book will help readers:</P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>Learn what it takes for editors, cinematographers, directors, producers, gaffers, and other filmmakers to work more effectively with the visual effects team during pre-production, on the set and in post, use visual effects as a narrative aid, reduce production costs, and solve problems on location; </LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Achieve a deeper understanding of 3D, 2D, and 2.5D workflows; the various VFX crafts from matchmove to compositing; essential concepts like photorealism, parallax, roto, and extraction; become familiar with the most common types of VFX, their role in filmmaking, and learn how to plan effectively for the cost and complexity of VFX shots; </LI><br /><P></P><br /><LI>See visual effects concepts brought to life in practical, highly illustrated examples drawn from the real-world experiences of industry professionals, and discover how to better integrate visual effects into your own projects.</LI></UL>
kaiki esuefu eiga kansousyuu ni kaiki esuehu eiga kansousyuu (Jap...
by , yayoi

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Japanese

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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古今東西のSF、ホラー映画の感想を長短あわせて212本<br />212本余りの古今東西のSF・ホラー映画の感想集。<br />「アエリータ」「デアボリカ」「ワールドウォーZ」などなど収録。<br />コラムは「変な邦題のあれこれ」「アサイラム社の作品」「こんな死に方はイヤだ」など。<br />(なおレイアウトの関係上、文字が小さいかもしれません。ご注意ください。)
Le Dittature del Futuro (WK - Il Cinema di Fantascienza Vol. 1) (...
by Laura Cremonini

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Italian

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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Teniamo a precisare che tutti i testi inclusi nella presente opera provengono liberamente da Internet e sono reperibili su Wikipedia. Allora sorge spontanea la domanda: perché acquistarla?<br />La risposta è semplice. Si tratta di un certosino lavoro di assemblamento, con una specifica ricerca di immagini (queste ad esempio su Wikipedia non le trovate). In breve un lavoro che pur proveniente dal lavoro di altri si trasforma in un unicum, assumendo una sua veste logica che è quella di descrivere le dittature del futuro così come sono state viste dal cinema.<br />In ciò sta l’originalità della presente opera. Si parte così dal film Metropolis, del 1927, per arrivare all’ultimo, in ordine di tempo, che è The Bad Batch del 2016.<br />Di ogni film si riporta la locandina, il cast tecnico, gli attori, la trama, la critica e per alcuni film anche delle scene tratte dagli stessi. <br />È un’opera di 532 pagine, riccamente illustrata, più di 100 immagini, e credo, almeno, unica nel suo genere. 58 pellicole trattate in modo approfondito. 58 tra trailer e film integrali fruibili sul vostro computer o tablet mentre leggete l’eBook. Sotto ogni locandina è riportato un filmato tratto da youtube. In alcuni casi il film è completo.<br />Gli argomenti trattati sono: La Dispotia e i seguenti film: Metropolis (1927), Nel 2000 non sorge il sole, Beyond the Time Barrier (1960), Agente Lemmy Caution, missione Alphaville (1965), La decima vittima (1965), It Happened Here (1965), Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Fahrenheit 451, L'uomo che fuggì dal futuro (1971), Arancia meccanica (1972), ZPG - Un mondo maledetto fatto di bambole (1972), 2022: i sopravvissuti (1973), Zardoz (1973), La fuga di Logan (1976), Blade Runner (1982), Terminator (1984), Seksmisja (1984), Orwell 1984, Brazil (1985), L'implacabile (1987), Terminator 2 - Il giorno del giudizio (1991), 2013 - La fortezza (1992), Philadelphia Experiment 2 (1993), Dredd - La legge sono io (1995), Gattaca - La porta dell'universo (1997), Nirvana (1997), Matrix (1999), Battle Royale (2000), Equilibrium (2002), Minority Report (2002), Terminator 3 - Le macchine ribelli (2003), FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004), V per vendetta (2005), Æon Flux - Il futuro ha inizio (2005), The Island (2005), Terminator Salvation (2009), Gamer (2009), Codice Genesi (2010), In Time (2011), Hunger Games (2012), Total Recall - Atto di forza (2012), Dredd (2012), Hunger Games: La ragazza di fuoco (2013), La notte del giudizio (2013), Bounty Killer (2013), Elysium (2013), Oblivion (2013), Divergent (2014), Maze Runner - Il labirinto (2014), The Giver - Il mondo di Jonas (2014), Anarchia - La notte del giudizio (2014), Hunger Games: Il canto della rivolta - Parte 1 (2014), Hunger Games: Il canto della rivolta -Parte 2 (2015), Maze Runner - La fuga (2015), The Lobster (2015), The Bad Batch (2016)<br />
A History of Hollywood: From Prehistory to Digital IMAX (Old Holl...
by Brian J. Robb

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English

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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What’s on offer in A History of Hollywood [Old Hollywood Almanac Special #3] is a sense of the broad sweep and scope of film history, hitting the key points and offering an introduction to the subject, as well as a jumping off point for readers to delve further into the topic.<br />The focus is almost exclusively on Hollywood and American film: it can’t really be any other way. Hollywood has dominated the art and industry of film for over a century. Finally, this book also aims to entertain as well as be informative. The movies are truly magical, form their earliest days through to the yet-to-be determined digital future.<br />
Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain (Film Theory in Practice)
by Matthew Tinkcom

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

April 06, 2017

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<i>Queer Theory and Brokeback Mountain</i> examines queer theory as it has emerged in the past three decades and discusses how <i>Brokeback Mountain</i> can be understood through the terms of this field of scholarship and activism. Organized into two parts, in the first half the author discusses key canonical texts within queer theory, including the work of writers as Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. He provides an historical account of the questions these scholars have posed to our understanding of sexualities-both normative and non-normative-in the historical past and in contemporary life, as well as a discussion of the theories of sexuality and gender offered by these scholars as these phenomena shape the experiences of men and women in the genital, bodily, erotic, discursive, and cultural dimensions.<br />The second part examines Ang Lee's 2005 feature film, <i>Brokeback Mountain</i>, in order to understand the claims and insights of queer theory. Tracing the film's adaptation by screenwriter Larry McMurtry of Annie Proulx's 1997 short story of the same title, this portion of the book examines the film's narrative about two working-class men in the rural mid-20th-century U.S. and the meanings of the sexual and emotional bond between the pair that develops over the course of two decades.
FIRE STICK: Learn How to Unlock It's True Potential Today!
by Andrew Johansen

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English

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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<h2><b>Get the Most out of your Fire Stick Today!</b></h2><br />In this guide, a couple of interesting tidbits and useful features of the Fire Stick will be presented to you in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. <br /><br />So go on, thumb through this little guide. You don’t even have to read the chapters in order; just jump right on in and pick the topics that sound most relevant or interesting to you at the moment.<br /><br /><h1><b>Download your copy now!</b></h1>
Slash of the Titans: The Road to Freddy vs Jason
by Dustin McNeill

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English

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Publication Date

March 25, 2017

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<b>PLACE YOUR BETS, WINNER KILLS ALL!</b><br />From the author of Phantasm Exhumed comes <b>Slash of the Titans</b>, a revealing look at why it took New Line Cinema nearly ten years and four-million-dollars to find the right screenplay for Freddy vs Jason. Featuring new interviews with the original writers and filmmakers, <b>Slash</b> details the production's troubled history from the surprise ending of Jason Goes to Hell all the way to the crossover’s red carpet premiere. Read about the many rejected storylines and learn how the project was eventually able to escape from development hell. This is the story of one film, two horror icons and seventeen screenwriters!<br /><br /><br /><br />SLASH OF THE TITANS includes:<br /><br />- Comprehensive looks at ten different versions of the screenplay<br /><br />- Info on early crossover attempts by Friday the 13th filmmakers<br /><br />- Exclusive details on the never made <b>Freddy vs Jason: Hell Unbound</b> video game<br /><br />- Insights from producers, executives and developers including <b>Sean Cunningham</b><br /><br />- An examination of why the Shannon/Swift script was finally greenlit<br /><br />- Summaries of the four endings considered for the 2003 film<br /><br />- Coverage of the never made <b>Freddy vs Jason vs Ash</b> sequel<br /><br />- New comments from the titans themselves - <b>Robert Englund</b> and <b>Ken Kirzinger</b><br /><br />- Appendices full of story details including the outcomes of all ten versions<br />
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape ...
by Chris Robé

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<DIV><I>Breaking the Spell</I> offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism. As a result, alternative media production becomes a central location where new collective forms of subjectivity can be created to challenge aspects of neoliberalism. Chris Rob&eacute;'s book fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups like the Cascadia Forest Defenders, eco-video activists from Eugene, Oregon; Mobile Voices, Latino day laborers harnessing cell phone technology to combat racism and police harassment in Los Angeles; and Outta Your Backpack Media, indigenous youth from the Southwest who use video to celebrate their culture and fight against marginalization. This groundbreaking study also deepens our understanding of more well-researched movements like AIDS video activism, Paper Tiger Television, and Indymedia by situating them within a longer history and wider context of radical video activism.</DIV>
Macbeth (Devil's Advocates)
by Rebekah Owens

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English

Pages

120

Publication Date

December 27, 2016

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<div>Why write about Roman Polanski's <I>Macbeth</I> (1971) as part of a series of books dedicated to the classics of the horror movie genre? Because, Rebekah Owens argues, just as Banquo in Polanski's film holds up a series of mirrors that reflect images of his successors that trace back to his own son Fleance, so subsequent milestones in the genre show their lineage to this work, their originator. Polanski had previously made <I>Repulsion</I> (1965) and <I>Rosemary’s Baby</I> (1968), so he was fully aware of the conventions of the horror genre and this film provides clues to his own horror lexicon.<BR><BR>This book demonstrates how Macbeth can be read as part of the British Folk tradition, strengthening the reading of the film as a horror movie in its own right through its links to <I>The Wicker Man</I> (1973), <I>Blood on Satan's Claw</I> (1971) and <I>Witchfinder General</I> (1968) then argues the case for its recognition as a horror movie even further, by connecting it to the later American horror classics, such as <I>Halloween</I> (1978). It also explores the popular associations made between the film and Polanski's own life, arguing that they endorse the view of the film as a horror. This book represents the first serious attempt to regard Polanski's <I>Macbeth</I> as a horror film in its own right, and not exclusively as one of a multitude of ongoing Shakespeare film adaptations.</div>
Carrie Fisher: Princess, Rebel and Brave Comic Voice
by The New York Times

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English

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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This TBook — featuring a selection of stories, reviews and interviews from The New York Times archives — chronicles the life of Carrie Fisher, who died on Dec. 27, 2016, in Los Angeles at age 60 following a heart attack. Ms. Fisher, who first gained fame at age 19 playing the role of Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” was also a successful writer. Her semi-autobiographical novel “Postcards From the Edge,” which became a movie starring Meryl Streep, was nominated for two Academy Awards. Throughout her career, Ms. Fisher was noted for her irreverent wit, outspokenness, and battles with addiction and mental illness. A child of Hollywood, she was the daughter of famous parents, the actress Debbie Reynolds and the singer Eddie Fisher, who had an affair with Elizabeth Taylor that led to a scandalous divorce. Over the years Ms. Fisher and her mother grew very close. The day after Ms. Fisher’s death, Ms.Reynolds died of a stroke — though many people said it was more likely a broken heart.

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