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Hillman Curtis on Creating Short Films for the Web
Hillman Curtis
0321278917
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Legendary Web designer and author Hillman Curtis has always been fascinated by motion and movement. In 2001, inspired in part by the affordability and accessibility of digital video, he began to experiment with short digital films in an effort to reinvigorate his creative spirit and express himself both personally and professionally.

The nine projects Hillman describes in this book, each between 60 seconds and 10 minutes long, draw from a wide variety of creative sources and take various forms—documentaries, music videos, a fictional short film, and a series of video portraits. Each one is unique, yet the goal is always the same: to capture in video the essence of his subject.

Equal parts inspiration, instruction, and personal essay, Hillman Curtis on Creating Short Films for the Web...


MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer
Hillman Curtis
0735711658
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
With his first book, Flash Web Design, Hillman Curtis quickly earned Flash guru status, and deservedly so. Like the coolest mentor one could ever hope to find, he struck a chord with his audience by sharing not just the nuts and bolts behind his Flash creations, but his ideas on good design methodology.

MTIV expands on that. Here he shares his respect and excitement for new media, gives a blueprint for design challenges of all types, taps into the myriad visual and literary inspirations that fuel his imagination, and shows readers how to get past their own moments of "designer’s block."

Curtis is a fine storyteller. He takes anecdotes of coffee breaks, book tour lectures, work, life, and art, and weaves them around design maxims. For every morsel of advice, there are three or four personal stories that...



Flash Web Design the V5 Remix
Hillman Curtis
0735710988
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In Flash Web Design: The v5 Remix, Hillman Curtis places the emphasis firmly on design while he demonstrates the range of techniques that have enabled him to create some of the most compelling Flash movies on the Web.

Curtis is chief creative officer and founder of hillmancurtis, inc., a New York City design firm that has produced stunning Flash work for clients like 3Com, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and even Macromedia itself.

The book deconstructs nine high-profile Flash projects created for real-life clients. Curtis takes time both in the introductions and throughout the project deconstructions, to emphasise the importance of thinking about and applying design-led principals to the job at hand.

One of the things that makes Curtis successful is his approach to motion, and it's here that the book has the most to...



WWW Design Flash: The Best Web Sites from Round the World
Daniel Donnelly
1564969061
August 2002
Hardcover
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Flash MX Motion Graphics
Seol Euna
0782141250
August 2002
Paperback
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Tim Skyrme
"There is nothing I don't like about [this book]."

Book Description
Flash MX Motion Graphics covers a variety of motion graphic techniques, taking you from planning and gathering materials through executing, fine-tuning, and adjusting the finished piece. It also features interviews with 10 Flash artists from around the world, including Hillman Curtis, Eric Jordan, and Todd Purgason.
This book focuses on skills to harness motion graphics in Flash MX, including:
* Digitizing video, and capturing, saving, and editing sound
* Incorporating text animation and bitmap images
* Working around constraints such as file sizes and the limitations of the computer screen
* Adding interactive elements
* Using Photoshop and 3D programs to create background...


Integrating Flash, Fireworks and FreeHand f/x & Design
Joyce J. Evans
1588801632
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Integrating Flash, Fireworks, and Freehand f/x & Design: Solutions for Web Design Workflow is perfect if you've already used each of these applications individually, but want to become more efficient by taking advantage of the specific strengths each offers and coordinating tasks between them all. Projects cover creating maps, wireframe diagrams, photographs, navigational bars, animated GIFs, Flash movies, building Web sites, and more. And the book even discusses how to integrate Fireworks within Dreamweaver.

This is a tutorial-based book and fairly text-heavy. You'll get the most out of it if you can invest the time to follow along step by step in front of your computer, either using the files provided on the CD-ROM or generating new artwork yourself. The author has a gentle, friendly style that's encouraging and...


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