Elemental Magic, Volume II: The Technique of Special Effects by Joseph Gilland

By Joseph Gilland

Layout appealing, professional-level lively results with those certain step by step tutorials from former Disney animator and lively results professional Joseph Gilland. full of appealing, full-color art, Elemental Magic, quantity II, breaks down the lively impact method from commencing to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds, magical incantations, and raging fires. He additionally breaks down the method of results "clean-up," in addition to timing and body charges. The companion website contains real-time photos of the author lecturing as he animates the drawings from the e-book. In those movies, he elucidates the complete method from clean web page to ultimate animation. See all of it come to reasonable by no means earlier than. during the booklet, Joseph refers to and contains examples from his personal specialist paintings from characteristic movies reminiscent of Lilo & sew and Tarzan.* A companion website with video of the writer drawing in genuine time-showing the whole approach from clean web page to entire animation-as good as bonus chapters with much more guideline, and pattern animations * precise step by step tutorials on the way to create great, out-of-this-world results, similar to waves, flames, explosions, and magical results with references and examples from the author's personal paintings * Master guide from lively results guru and previous Disney animator Joseph Gilland, who has labored on motion pictures akin to Tarzan, Mulan, and Lilo & sew

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Digital Filmmaking for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Video by Michael Hughes

By Michael Hughes

Observe how one can create professional-quality electronic videos--faster than you could say "lights, digital camera, action"

Digital video cameras are everywhere--even on our telephones! yet cameras don't make nice videos; filmmakers do. Written by way of a pro professional with forty years of training adventure, electronic Filmmaking for newbies is your totally illustrated advent to all technical elements of electronic filmmaking.

Featuring transparent, concise instruction--accompanied via on-line video demonstrations--this accomplished consultant covers the easiest equipment and methods to plot and script initiatives; arrange lights, microphones, and cameras; and shoot, edit, and practice postproduction results and different completing touches. no matter if you're an beginner movie buff or an aspiring specialist videographer, this is often the resource for every little thing you must carry your principles from the web page to the screen.

Coverage includes:

--Best practices to make sure soft operations in all venture stages, from making plans to put up production
--Recommendations on picking and buying cameras, filming apparatus, and the simplest enhancing and results software program to suit your price range and needs
--Advice on making plans, capturing, modifying, and different technical elements
--Fully illustrated tutorials on composition, framing, and different visible storytelling techniques
--Exclusive bonus on-line content material, together with entire video demonstrations of key filmmaking thoughts and informative articles

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The Macintosh iLife 06 in the Classroom by Jim Heid

By Jim Heid

Up-to-date teacher's version of the best-selling booklet on Apple iLife--the final interactive school room studying advisor to iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb! song, videos, and pictures come jointly sooner than your eyes. simply think the inventive chances in shop for you and your scholars. The detailed variation of Jim Heid's best-selling interactive consultant to Apple iLife '06 comprises useful info specifically for K-12 academics. electronic media guru Heid indicates how electronic media will be a vital part of the study room regimen, improving the training adventure in lots of topic parts. every little thing you have to grasp the iLife functions is at your fingertips. Lesson plans and a instructor complement on the finish of the booklet supply pattern tasks and express you the way different lecturers were utilizing iLife within the lecture room. within, you will find transparent, obtainable directions for: • specialist taking pictures options for electronic cameras and camcorders • enhancing video with iMovie HD • growing excellent, informative slide exhibits with iPhoto and iDVD • Recording and arranging unique song with GarageBand • generating a documentary video utilizing images and residential video clips • creating a soundtrack utilizing track from outdated files and tapes • utilizing iMovie HD to show an easy math lesson right into a enjoyable picture album • Interviewing family members and group participants for oral histories • enforcing and adapting award-winning tasks from different lecturers utilizing iLife • Sharing images, videos, blogs, and podcasts on the net utilizing .Mac

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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 7 by Rick Young

By Rick Young

Rick Young's effortless advisor to ultimate lower seasoned 7 is the last word advisor to getting up and working with Apple's specialist modifying software program. choked with info correct to either new clients and pros, this e-book wastes no time in educating all of the important wisdom had to edit your undertaking from begin to end utilizing ultimate reduce professional. all of the key beneficial properties and crucial suggestions are offered during this effortless to appreciate, full-color ebook. whilst time is of the essence, much less is extra. examine beneficial workflow counsel which assist you to faucet into the entire energy of ultimate reduce seasoned, whichever model of this system you're utilizing. all of the crucial parts are coated: *System Set-up * seize * modifying * Audio blending * results * Output * Media * administration, and extra This newest variation additionally gains new sections particular to ultimate reduce professional 7, together with multiplied ProRes aid, more suitable markers, international transitions, alpha transitions, automated move of file-based media to harddisk, and straightforward export to DVD, Blu-Ray, iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV.Praised by way of execs, educators, and self sustaining filmmakers, the straightforward advisor to ultimate lower seasoned has earned an exceptional acceptance as being the very best e-book out there for these wishing to wake up to hurry with ultimate reduce seasoned speedy. * keep time through studying all you must be aware of to edit in FCP in hours* Concise full-color assurance appropriate for all OSX models of FCP* step by step path and informative pics let you start to harness the whole energy of FCP

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Final Cut Express HD for Mac OS X by Lisa Brenneis

By Lisa Brenneis

It is the yr of excessive Definition video, and ultimate minimize show is prepared with a brand-new HD model chockfull of complicated titling and soundtrack construction instruments. right here to make sure that clients commence benefiting from ultimate lower exhibit HD's real-time HD modifying features instantly is a completely up to date task-based advisor to this system from best-selling writer and electronic video specialist Lisa Brenneis. clients who're desirous to make potent, compelling video clips yet don't need to speculate seriously in education or gear will welcome Lisa's uncomplicated step by step directions, powerful visible process, and sound expert suggestion. briefly order, they are going to locate themselves enhancing video; utilizing lighting tricks and transitions; gaining knowledge of the program's compositing, titling, and audio instruments; and outputting their accomplished paintings. Readers also will find out about all that is new during this significant improve: LiveType for growing HD-quality lively textual content and pictures, Soundtrack for generating customized musical ratings, direct timeline dossier placement from movement, electronic Cinema machine, direct import of iMovie tasks, and masses extra.

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Inside LightWave v9 by Dan Ablan

By Dan Ablan

You carry on your palms the best-selling consultant to NewTeks LightWave 3D animation software program, thoroughly up-to-date for LightWave v9 via award-winning animator and coach Dan Ablan. instead of rehash the documentation like different books, this down-to-earth, easy-to-follow advisor bargains a useful set of venture tutorials that educate you the fine details of LightWave and exhibit you the suggestions you want to grasp this robust 3D software program. inside of LightWave v9s accompanying DVD good points hours of excessive- caliber video education tutorials that would assist you take the tasks within the e-book to new heights. No different publication has taught extra LightWave 3D clients than inside of LightWave. Featured tutorials conceal: Insights into the recent LightWave v9 workflowPowerful new surfacing with the Node Editor personality modelingBones and rigging for personality animationParticle animationHard physique and tender physique dynamicsRendering ideas with the hot international Render optionsAdvanced digicam instruments Accompanying DVD-ROM bargains hours of special education movies created only for this ebook, solely from 3DGarage.com (requires QuickTime) a demo of LightWave v9 for Mac OS and home windows all the tasks from the ebook royalty-free textures and reference photos and full-color screenshots from the booklet!

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CryEngine 3 Cookbook by Dan Tracy, Sean Tracy

By Dan Tracy, Sean Tracy

With the final complexity focused on growing video games changing into enormously tough and costly with each successive console iteration, many video game builders have became to middleware engines, comparable to the CryENGINE, that supply an entire pipeline for the sport improvement approach. CryENGINE is an ideal healthy for many builders because it permits clients to create their content material quick and simply and hence, let video games to fulfill and exceed present iteration caliber criteria and nonetheless be created via fewer and less humans. As CryENGINE three is globally well-known as one of many worlds strongest real-time middleware improvement structures, with this publication we are going to bring the simplest of what the engine has to provide. by utilizing CryENGINEs intuitive and robust toolset, named Sandbox, designers, artists, animators, or even programmers can be handled to real-time production and new release instruments for bringing their visions to lifestyles.

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference by Damon Dean, Andy Cowitt, Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith

By Damon Dean, Andy Cowitt, Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith

7 books in 1your key to good fortune with internet top rate Your one-stop advisor to making a dynamic website with contemporary most well liked layout instruments are looking to construct a website that wows? Seven convenient minibooks provide you with professional tips in the entire state-of-the-art internet improvement items which are packed in Adobe's artistic Suite. you are going to layout textual content, import photos, lay out pages, brighten up illustrations with colour, retouch pictures, put up video clips, upload interactivity to PDF records, and lots more and plenty extra! Create uncomplicated HTML websites paintings with images, textual content, and fonts Use layers, filters, and results Punch up pages with varieties and frames upload animation, video, and sound

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YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture by Jean Burgess

By Jean Burgess

YouTube is among the such a lot famous and largely mentioned websites of participatory media within the modern on-line atmosphere, and it's the first certainly mass-popular platform for user-created video. during this well timed and accomplished advent to how YouTube is getting used and why it concerns, Burgess and eco-friendly speak about the ways in which it pertains to wider ameliorations in tradition, society and the economy.
The booklet seriously examines the general public debates surrounding the location, demonstrating the way it is crucial to struggles for authority and regulate within the new media atmosphere. Drawing on a number theoretical resources and empirical learn, the authors speak about how YouTube is getting used by way of the media industries, through audiences and novice manufacturers, and by means of specific groups of curiosity, and the ways that those makes use of problem latest rules approximately cultural ‘production’ and ‘consumption’.
wealthy with either concrete examples and that includes in particular commissioned chapters by way of Henry Jenkins and John Hartley, the ebook is key studying for a person drawn to the modern and destiny implications of on-line media. it will likely be rather priceless for college kids and students in media, communique and cultural reviews.

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