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After Hitchcock: Influence, Imitation, and Intertextuality

Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the most famous director to have ever made a film. Almost single-handedly he turned the suspense thriller into one of the most popular film genres of all time, while his Psycho updated the horror film and inspired two generations of directors to imitate and adapt this most Hitchcockian of movies. Yet while much scholarly and popular attention has focused on the director's oeuvre, until now there has been ...

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Hesitant Histories on the Romanian Screen

This book argues that hesitation as an artistic and spectatorial strategy connects various screen media texts produced in post-war Romania. The chapters draw a historical connection between films made during the state socialist decades, televised broadcasts of the 1989 Romanian revolution, and films of the new Romanian cinema. The book explores how the critical attitude of new Romanian cinema demonstrates a refusal to accept limiting...

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Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale

A fascinating look at the creative life of the hit BBC series, Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale is executive producer Russell T. Davies' personal tour of the Doctor's universe. A unique collection of correspondence between Russell and writer Benjamin Cook, the book explores in detail Russell's work on Doctor Who Series 4, revealing how he plans the series and works with the show's writers. Fully illustrated with script pages, personal n...

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Shoot Me: Independent Filmmaking from Creative Concept to Rousing Release

For any film student or indie buff seeking an insider's perspective of the art and business of independent film-making, it doesn't get any closer than this. When the script says "shoot me" and Hollywood says no, your only alternative is to raise the money and do it yourself. Here's how screenwriters Roy Frumkes and Rocco Simonelli used digital video to do just that. Witty, original, and ruthlessly on the mark, this unvarnished look a...

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Design with Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest way to learn design with Adobe Creative Cloud chooseDesignwithAdobe Creative Cloud: Classroom in aBookfrom the Adobe Creative Team. Project-based lessons show readers, step-by-step, the key techniques for working with multiple Adobeapplications. Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging layouts for print and web publishing. This completely revised edition covers new to...

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Video Production

The revised twelfth edition of Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques introduces readers to the operations underlying video production. It provides thorough coverage of the theory and techniques readers need to know, balancing complexity with practical how-to information about detailed subjects in a concise, conversational style. The book has been updated to incorporate recent changes in the video production pipeline―emphasizin...

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 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 P...

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True Films 2.0: 150 Great Documentaries & Factuals

From the author's introduction: In this book I offer rave reviews of 150 great true films. I define these non-fiction films as true films -- documentaries, educational films, instructional how-to's, and what the British call factuals - a non-fiction visual account. The 150 films included in this book are the best non-fiction films I've found for general interest. I haven't had TV for 20 years, so I've concentrated my viewing time on ...

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Nikon D750: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D750, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Nikon D750: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take contr...