The Musician's Video Handbook
Paperback ISBN: 1423484444
The Musician's Video Handbook (another title in Bobby Owsinski's successful Handbook series) describes everything a musician needs to know to easily make any of the various types of videos that are now required of a musical artist for promotion. From creating a simple rehearsal or club video to shooting a pro-quality music video or creating an electronic press kit with fan-generated content and mash-ups, this book shows you how to do it right by demonstrating the tricks and tips used by the pros to make a professional-looking video - even with inexpensive gear and limited resources. The book provides not only easy-to-grasp basics of camera gear, lighting, and audio, but also an overview of production and post-production techniques that even novices can utilize. Issues covered include types of cameras, lighting the band, video formats, editing techniques, audio formats, video encoding for YouTube, permissions and releases, and much more. Features: * Easy-to-understand explanations geared to musicians and performers * Interviews with video-music pros * Instructional DVD As with all the books in the Handbook series, a third of the book is dedicated to exclusive interviews with well-known producers and editors who share their techniques and stories with the reader. The accompanying DVD takes the viewer through each phase of the production and post-production processes and provides tricks and tips from some of the best video producers in the business.
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Paperback ISBN: 0802131042
Jacket description/back: One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film Critics' Award. Ostensibly the story of a love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a stunning exploration of the influence of war on both Japanese and French culture and the conflict between love and humanity.
It's Only a Movie
Alfred Hitchcock : A Personal Biography
Paperback ISBN: 1557836922
"It's Only a Movie is the best book ever written about my father. It really is amazing." -Patricia Hitchcock North by Northwest. Psycho. Rear Window. The Birds. Vertigo. When it comes to murder and mayhem, shock and suspense, the films of Alfred Hitchcock can not be surpassed. For this book, Charlotte Chandler interviewed Hitchcock, his wife, daughter, film crew members, and many of the stars who appeared in his films, including Kim Novak, Janet Leigh, Cary Grant, Tippi Hedren and James Stewart. Throughout the book, Chandler shares Hitchcock's wit and wisdom. When actors took themselves too seriously, he would remind them, "it's only a movie." Chandler introduces us to the real Hitchcock, a devoted family man and notorious practical joker, who made suspenseful thrillers mixed with subtle humor and tacit eroticism.
Hail, Hail, Euphoria!
Presenting the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, the Greatest War Movie Ever Made
Paperback ISBN: 0061808172
Presents a look at the Marx Brothers movie "Duck Soup," describing the influence that the comedic interactions and verbal wit of the four brothers had on the making of the famous anti-war film.
Acting for the Camera
Paperback ISBN: 0060928190
Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera -- and all those who want to.
An Authorized and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock
Hardcover ISBN: 0380977834
In-depth interviews with key production personnel--including writers, actors, and aides--combine with actual production notes from the director's film masterpieces, archives, photographs, and files to provide a close-up look at Alfred Hitchcock at work.