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Final Cut Pro 2 for Firewire Dv Editing
Final Cut Pro 2 for Firewire Dv Editing
Paperback      ISBN: 0240804996

Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing...the how and why of independent digital video editing. This guide is a comprehensive introduction to Apple Computer's Final Cut Pro editing system, and the digital video format in general. It provides relevant information about the format's specifications, proper configuration of the basic editing system, and professional tips-all in clear, jargon-free terms. Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing's workbook-approach explains how to setup your desktop studio, edit your digital video, and complete and distribute your project. It provides the information-and the encouragement-every digital video editor needs to complete projects of exceptional quality, from setup and capture to editing, effects work, and output to tape and the web.Roberts' guide is the only Final Cut Pro handbook that provides a detailed, step-by-step format that follows the course of your project as it progresses, defining the drop-down menus and keyboard shortcuts as you'll need them, and answering questions as they arise. Additionally, Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing explains in detail the Apple Macintosh hardware, software, and Firewire DV equipment set up and specifications, so that you'll know what tools you may need--and what you likely won't so that you can most efficiently execute your project.

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey
A New Era
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250027624

The Chronicles of Downtown Abbey: A New Era is a perfect gift book for fans of the Emmy Award-winning series and feature film, inviting readers inside the third season.

The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful...

Americans can't get enough of Downton Abbey, said The Boston Globe. As Season 3 of the award-winning TV series opens, it is 1920 and Downton Abbey is waking up to a world changed forever by World War I. New characters arrive and new intrigues thrive as the old social order is challenged by new expectations.

In this new era, different family members abound (including Cora's American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine) and changed dynamics need to be resolved: Which branch of the family tree will Lord Grantham's first grandchild belong to? What will become of the servants, both old and new?

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, carefully pieced together at the heart and hearth of the ancestral home of the Crawleys, takes us deeper into the story of every important member of the Downton estate. This lavish, entirely new book from Jessica Fellowes focuses on each character individually, examining their motivations, their actions, and the inspirations behind them. An evocative combination of story, history, and behind-the-scenes drama, it will bring fans even closer to the secret, beating heart of the house.
How to Watch TV News
How to Watch TV News
Paperback      ISBN: 0143113771
A scathing and prescient look at television news?now updated for the new tech-savvy generation

Television news: genuine information or entertainment fodder? Fifteen years ago, Neil Postman, a pioneer in media education and author of the bestselling Amusing Ourselves to Death, and Steve Powers, an award-winning broadcast journalist, concluded that anyone who relies exclusively on their television for accurate world news is making a big mistake. A cash cow laden with money from advertisers, so-called news shows glut viewers with celebrity coverage at the cost of things they really should know. Today, this message is still appallingly true but the problems have multiplied? along with the power of the Internet and the abundance of cable channels. A must-read for anyone concerned with the way media is manipulating our worldview, this newly revised edition addresses the evolving technology and devolving quality of America's television news programming.
Flip: The Inside Story of Tv's First Black Superstar
Flip
The Inside Story of Tv's First Black Superstar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670025704

The rags-to-riches story of a groundbreaking, beloved entertainer
When "The Flip Wilson Show" debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of "Time" as "TV's First Black Superstar"?
"Flip" is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous and hilarious characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy. As one of the biggest stars of his time, he performed and partied with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and other stars of the 1970s.
Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Cook delivers the inspiring story of a complex man who broke the prime-time color barrier, blazing a trail for generations of African American performers who followed him.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Classic Quotes
Star Trek
The Next Generation Classic Quotes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604332956

This 25th Anniversary Tie-In Edition celebrates the popular syndicated television show that aired from 1987 to 1994, as a new, larger crew explored strange worlds, sought out new life and new civilizations, and boldly went where no one had gone before. Featuring full-color photographs and quotes derived from all seven seasons.

These notable quotables from all seven seasons of The Next Generation and color photographs from the popular 1987-1994 television series are the perfect way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first episode.

There's a lot of great material to pull from. In fact, Star Trek: The Next Generation won 18 Emmy Awards. The series formed the basis of the seventh through tenth Star Trek films.

Capt. Picard: Space... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

William Riker: Flair is what marks the difference between artistry and mere competence.

Lt. Cmdr. Data: If the warp drive fails to activate, the results could be... unfortunate.
Lieutenant Worf: Very unfortunate. We will be dead.

Q: I'm not good in groups. It's hard to work in groups when you're omnipotent.

Jean-Luc Picard: I've just been paid a visit by Q.
William Riker: Q? Any idea what he's up to?
Jean-Luc Picard: He wants to do something nice for me.
William Riker: I'll alert the crew.
If You Like Monty Python...: Here Are Over 200 Movies, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love
If You Like Monty Python...
Here Are Over 200 Movies, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0879103930

From their perfectly insane television show to their consistently irreverent and riotous movies, Monty Python has owned the zany and absurd side of comedy since their debut. Their influence can be felt in every comedy show that followed them, from Saturday Night Live and Second City television, to The Kids in the Hall, not to mention all the laughs writ large on the silver screen, where their brand of absurdity opened the doors for such people as Jim Carrey who made a name for themselves by pushing the funny even further. This is the first book to look at everything influenced by the Pythons, but also at those who came before them - from the classic British comedies to the Marx Brothers, and everything in the Python universe, from Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda to Spamalot and Brazil. If You Like...Monty Python is a book for any fan who has graduated from the Ministry of Silly Walks and wants more.

The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
The Second City
Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570715610

"The entire recent tradition of American theatrical satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City."
--New York Times
Many of comedy's biggest stars cut their teeth at The Second City. Learn all of the backstage details--the laughs, loves, struggles, successes, fights and failures that have made Second City such a fertile ground for comedy over the years. And hear Second City's most outrageous and hilarious live performances on two audio CDs narrated by Robert Klein.
Hear:
--John Belushi try to bluff his way through an oral exam to avoid the draft
--Mike Myers as a Canadian border guard who "closes" Canada
--Bonnie Hunt singing "Up, Up And Away" as an annoying "on-hold" entertainer
--John Candy playing Dan Aykroyd's rebellious, hockey-hating son
And read about:
--Bill Murray demonstrating the proper way to deal with a heckler
--Alan Arkin's pre-Second City days as a troubadour with The Tarriers
--Where Gilda Radner first came up with "Emily Litella"
--How Second City alum Martin Short "discovered" Mike Myers
Since 1959, The Second City has been producing cutting-edge satire and wickedly funny improvisation, while keeping countless individuals of questionable character off the streets for a couple of hours each night. It has also trained thousands of young performers in the art of improv-based theater.
The Second City recounts the early years of the comedy troupe's biggest stars, including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Gilda Radner, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, David Steinberg, Robert Klein, Chris Farley, Martin Short and John Candy, as well as some of today's hottest directors, like Harold Ramis (Analyze This), Mike Nichols (The Birdcage), Betty Thomas (Private Parts) and Bonnie Hunt (Return to Me).
Author Sheldon Patinkin, one of Second City's founding fathers, tells the story of Second City like no else can--with rare photos, profiles and backstage stories you were never supposed to hear. The Second City is both funnier and more poignant than you could have imagined. The book includes two full-length audio CDs containing hilarious classic scenes like:
--"Football Comes to the University of Chicago" (with Alan Arkin and Severn Darden)
--"Brest Litovsk" (with John Belushi and Joe Flaherty)
--"Motivational Speaker" (with Chris Farley, Tim Meadows and Bob Odenkirk)
Plus new, never-before-heard material that will leave your sides aching.

Prime Targets: The Unauthorized Guide to Transformers, Beast Wars and Beast Machines
Prime Targets
The Unauthorized Guide to Transformers, Beast Wars and Beast Machines
Paperback      ISBN: 157032901x

You'll be an instant expert on all the original Transformers, Beast Wars and Beast Machines shows with this guide in hand... Prime Targets is] a must-have for anyone whos a Transformers fan -- TF ExchangePrime Targets delves into the little-known details and history of the Transformers, Beast Wars and Beast Machines TV shows, offering extensive plot summaries, reviews, top 10 lists, a toy checklist, price guide and scads of categories on over 150 TV stories --- plus full coverage on the Transformers comic series. For Transformers fans, there has never been a book like Prime Targets

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Watcher's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0671024337

Based on Buffy, the American television series for teenagers which combines humour with horror, this book presents profiles, interviews and background information about the series, its cast and its creators.

The Incredible World Of Spy-Fi: Wild and Crazy Spy Gadgets, Props, and Artifacts from TV and the Movies
The Incredible World Of Spy-Fi
Wild and Crazy Spy Gadgets, Props, and Artifacts from TV and the Movies
Paperback      ISBN: 081184224x

In page after page of colorful imagery, "The Incredible World of Spy-Fi" captures four decades of espionage eye candy from our favorite fictional spies. From Maxwell Smart's Shoe Phone to James Bond's Walther PPK to Austin Powers' eyeglasses and classic spy gear from "Alias," "Mission: Impossible," "The Wild Wild West," and more, this visual gallery reveals to the public for the very first time the world's largest collection of spy props and artifacts. Danny Biederman, creator of the Spy-Fi Archives, has spent the better part of his life tracking down over 4,000 rare pieces. So thorough is his collection that the CIA visited the Archives and invited Biederman to display a portion from his massive treasury at CIA headquarters. Here, Biederman profiles over 200 of his coolest, most captivating gadgets, offering enough juicy trivia and insider stories to make any spy proud.