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Portrait Photography: The Definitive Guide For Serious Digital Photographers (Digital Photography Expert Series)
Michael Freeman
1579905277
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Hundreds of beautiful color photographs show how to master photography's most popular subject: the art of portraiture. By combining traditional photographic skills with the limitless possibilities offered by digital, this expert guide helps amateurs successfully portray people in the rituals of daily life, frame the figure in the image, utilize high-speed techniques to catch memorable moments, and create a picture essay to document an event. Find out a variety of ways to photograph groups, babies, and children; capture the fleeting expression; and get the right lighting for character and drama. Follow the tips for shooting unobserved on the street and doing reportage; for using wide-angle or medium telephoto techniques; and for dealing respectfully with other cultures. Be the photographer whom everyone wants to record...


The Photographic Image in Digital Culture
Martin Lister
0415121566
Dec 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the technological transformation of the photographic image. Contributors investigate such issues as the relationship of technological change to visual culture; the new discourses of "techno-culture"; medicine's new vision of the body, and interactive pornography. They also examine the cultural meanings of new surveillance images; shifts in the domestic consumption of images and their relationship to memory, history and biography; the social uses of video and computer games and the changing role of photography as document and as art.

About the Author
Martin Lister is Head of Cultural and Media Studies at Newport School of Art and Design. He is co-editor of Youth, Culture and Photography (1988) and is...


Understanding Digital Cinema, First Edition : A Professional Handbook
Charles S. Swartz
0240806174
October 28, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This is a brilliant book, which is so comprehensive that it certainly deserved to have the word "Encyclopaedia" somewhere in its title...It would be enormously useful to anyone wanting to know about the cinema industry...Understading Digital Cinema is an excellent book, well worth a place on the bookshelf of anyone who wants a better understanding of the cinema business as it moves into the digital age." - Cinema Technology magazine

Book Description
UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL CINEMA: A PROFESSIONAL HANDBOOK is a comprehensive resource on all aspects of finishing, distributing and displaying film digitally. For technical professionals as well as non-technical decision-makers, the book is a detailed exploration of every component of the process, from mastering to theater management.
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Digital Compositing for Film and Video with CDROM (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation)
Steve Wright
0240804554
December 15, 2001
Paperback
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Review
"This book provides editors and compositors with practical methods for matted extraction, despill procedures, composting operations and color correction. If your blue screens shots just don't look right, this book is for you." - Design Issues

"One of the best compositing books out there..., If you consider yourself an upper intermediate level user or less, I'd recommend this book. Among many other things that it does quite well, it explains what procedural keyers like Primatte are doing and shows you how to accomplish the same kinds of processes manually. You will know what each of the many keyers in After Effects (and other compositing apps) are doing and the logic behind each. You will also learn where best to use each based on the situation at hand. It also takes you through many other areas like matte extraction,...


The Photographic Image in Digital Culture
Martin Lister
0415121574
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the technological transformation of the photographic image. Contributors investigate such issues as the relationship of technological change to visual culture; the new discourses of "techno-culture"; medicine's new vision of the body, and interactive pornography. They also examine the cultural meanings of new surveillance images; shifts in the domestic consumption of images and their relationship to memory, history and biography; the social uses of video and computer games and the changing role of photography as document and as art.

About the Author
Martin Lister is Head of Cultural and Media Studies at Newport School of Art and Design. He is co-editor of Youth, Culture and Photography (1988) and is...


eBay PowerSeller Secrets: Insider Tips from eBay's Most Successful Sellers
Debra Schepp
0072258691
October 2004
Paperback
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--AuctionBytes.com
"Full of good advice. [The authors] went out and talked to real PowerSellers, and their book shows it!"

Book Description
Learn from Hundreds of Top eBay Sellers Go beyond the basics and learn the trade secrets that have propelled the savviest entrepreneurs into eBay PowerSellers--those earning $1,000 to $150,000 per month or more through eBay auctions. Sharpen your skills with this healthy blend of time-tested business principles and the advice of real PowerSellers who share with you how they have achieved success. Get valuable advice on finding little-known sources for products, advertising your wares, managing inventory, collecting payments, keeping records, shipping, running an eBay Store, and much more. Plus, learn the keys to keeping your customers so happy they'll...


Visual Digital Culture
Andrew Darley
0415165547
July 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"Visual Digital Culture is a worthwhile read for anyone concerned with the impact of new media on comtemporary visual culture Sabrina DeTurk, Le Salle University."


Book Description
(Taylor and Francis) Sussex Studies in Culture and Communication> Text covering video games, digital films, and simulation rides. Looks at this cultural phenomena as to its history and how it has evolved, its character, and the spectator's experience.

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eBay the Smart Way
Joseph T. Sinclair
0814472893
March 2005
Paperback
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BookPage
The go-to resource for first-timers and veterans alike. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

San Luis Obispo Tribune December 2003
"well-organized for fast reference..the optimal combination of warnings and marketing strategies." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Video Shooter : Storytelling with DV, HD, and HDV Cameras (DV Expert)
Barry Braverman
1578202892
January 9, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Video Shooter is a guide to both the mechanics of the video camera and the craft of shooting. Written by a veteran in the industry and utilizing an engaging, conversational style (including illustrative anecdotes from the author's many years of experience), the book takes the reader beyond "button pushing" to teach the complete range of skills required to capture compelling images. Topics include equipment selection, camera setup and operation, shooting techniques, and working with lighting and audio. Although the techniques illustrated in Video Shooter are appropriate for users of a wide range of camera models, the book focuses on the most popular 3-CCD DV and HDV cameras. A chapter on issues and techniques relating to DVD output makes the book especially suitable for industrial, educational, and...


Understanding Comics
Scott McCloud
006097625X
April 1994
Paperback
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Amazon.com
A comic book about comic books. McCloud, in an incredibly accessible style, explains the details of how comics work: how they're composed, read and understood. More than just a book about comics, this gets to the heart of how we deal with visual languages in general. "The potential of comics is limitless and exciting!" writes McCloud. This should be required reading for every school teacher. Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman says, "The most intelligent comics I've seen in a long time."

-- Will Eisner
"A landmark dissection and intellectual consideration of comics as a valid medium."

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Visual Digital Culture
Andrew Darley
0415165555
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Review
Visual Digital Culture is a worthwhile read for anyone concerned with the impact of new media on comtemporary visual culture Sabrina DeTurk, Le Salle University.

Book Description
Explores the relationship between evolving digital technologies and existing media. Considers the effect of image forms on the experience of visual culture. Softcover.

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Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low Budget Movies
Dale Newton
0941188337
July 25, 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Celluloid will always be their first love, acknowledge the authors of Digital Filmmaking 101: An Essential Guide to Producing Low-Budget Movies. But after their second feature-length film, Beyond Bob, Dale Newton and John Gaspard recognized that they might never shoot in such an expensive medium again, "at least not when we were putting up the money." With chatty, postslacker humor and savvy one chapter is called "Special Effects (Please Pass the Construction Paper)" they guide the novice through each stage of using digital film: writing the script, drawing up a budget, getting funding, equipment, cast, crew, etc. Would-be indie filmmakers seeking practical, friendly advice will find this a handy reference. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
Jerry Garcia (Artist)
1560257555
September 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
An innovative and prolific musician, Jerry Garcia was the driving force behind that legendary band from the Haight-Ashbury scene of the 1960s, the Grateful Dead. It was a full-time job, as represented by 30-odd years spent touring. Turns out, Garcia also was a skilled visual artist. Now comes this collection featuring reproductions of his work and lending new insight into his boundless creativity. Garcia began drawing and painting while in high school. He dabbled in different mediums, and the book is divided into four categories: drawings, watercolors, acrylics, and digital. Interspersed are essays written by significant cultural figures and his closest friends. Particularly impressive are Garcia's line drawings (including fun caricatures), and much of his work in all media retains the graceful fluidity of an expressive...


Digital Matters
Jan Ll Harris
0415251842
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Digital Matters analyzes the complex interaction between the material and immaterial aspects of new digital technologies. It draws upon a mix of theoretical approaches including sociology, media theory and history, cultural studies, and the philosophy of technology to suggest that the matrix of science fiction and Hollywood is but an extreme example of the way in which contemporary technological society enframes and conditions its citizens.


30 Film School : How to write, direct, produce, shoot, edit, distribute, tour with, and sell your own no-budget DIGITAL movie (Power!)
Michael W. Dean
1592000673
May 13, 2003
Paperback
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Alt.culture.guide™, Keith Gordon, 2004
One of the most important tools available to an a artist.

Book Description
We?re entering a new era. Mini-DV filmmaking is the new folk, the new punk rock, the new medium where anyone can tell his story. "$30 Film School" is an alternative to spending four years and a hundred thousand dollars to learn the trade. It is influenced by punk rock?s Do-It-Yourself spirit of just learning the basics and then jumping up on a stage and making a point, and by the American work ethic back when it was pure, before it became all about corporations crushing the little guy. Throw in the hacker idea that information wants to be free (or at least very cheap) and you?ve got our deal. Inside you?ll find many interviews from insightful independent filmmakers and...


Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
Jerry Garcia (Artist)
0760796017
October 2005
Hardcover
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Digital Video Production Cookbook : 100 Professional Techniques for Independent and Amateur Filmmakers (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
Chris Kenworthy
0596100310
November 23, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Have you ever watched a big-budget Hollywood movie and wondered "How did they do that?" or, perhaps, "How can I do that?" While digital technology greatly simplifies the filmmaking process, there are many tried-and-true production tricks that only those lucky enough to work in the world of high-budget professional film production get to know. The truth is that setting up a car chase, making a realistic-looking alien, staging a fistfight, creating atmospheric lighting, and using special effects are often not as difficult to master as you might think.

Digital Video Production Cookbook will show you how to create sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful sequences using low-cost methods adapted from high-end professional techniques. Author and award-winning filmmaker Chris...



Digital Matters
Jan LL Harris
0415251850
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Digital Matters analyzes the complex interaction between the material and immaterial aspects of new digital technologies. It draws upon a mix of theoretical approaches including sociology, media theory and history, cultural studies, and the philosophy of technology to suggest that the matrix of science fiction and Hollywood is but an extreme example of the way in which contemporary technological society enframes and conditions its citizens.


DV Filmmaking : From Start to Finish (O'Reilly Digital Studio)
Ian Aronson
0596008481
January 11, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Thanks to the digital revolution, film artists now have a spectacular array of powerful, new, inexpensive tools for creative expression through digital film. The once powerful studios can no longer stifle an artist's creativity. With the power of the Internet, film artists are finding once unimaginable ways to distribute their creations worldwide.

DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish covers all aspects of the new digital video frontier, for amateurs and professionals alike--from the nuts and bolts of timecode and aspect ratio; to framing, lighting, and sound recording; as well as editing, special effects creation, and distribution.

The book is written for filmmakers at varying experience levels--taking an integrated approach to media production, and emphasizing the ways different aspects of the...



How to Sell Anything on Ebay...and Make a Fortune!
Dennis Prince
0071425489
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
With more than 50 million users in 27 countries, eBay allows even the busiest people to make money selling anything and everything. Written by one of the most listened-to experts on online auctioneering, How to Sell Anything on eBay . . . and Make a Fortune! is the consummate guide to becoming a successful online entrepreneur.

From the Back Cover

Imagine having a garage sale or opening a store...and 50 million people show up.

That's the power of selling on ebay.

Whether you want to supplement your income, extend a retail business, or create a fulltime job from home, How to Sell Anything on ebay . . . and Make a Fortune!  gives you everything you need to get wise, get started, and get rich.

Dennis Prince is an online auction expert...



Popular Culture, New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood
Jackie Marsh
0415335728
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book offers a range of perspectives on children's multimodal experiences, providing a ground-breaking account of the ways in which children engage with popular culture, media, and digital literacy practices from their earliest years. Many young children have extensive experience of film, television, print media, computer games, mobile phones, and the Internet from birth, yet their reaction to media texts is rarely acknowledged in the national curricula of any country.

This seminal text focuses on children from birth to eight years, addressing issues such as: media and identity construction; media literacy practices in the home; the changing nature of literacy in technologized societies; and the place of popular and media texts in children's lives and the use of such texts in the curriculum.


Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork
Jerry Garcia (Artist)
1560257911
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
An innovative and prolific musician, Jerry Garcia was the driving force behind that legendary band from the Haight-Ashbury scene of the 1960s, the Grateful Dead. It was a full-time job, as represented by 30-odd years spent touring. Turns out, Garcia also was a skilled visual artist. Now comes this collection featuring reproductions of his work and lending new insight into his boundless creativity. Garcia began drawing and painting while in high school. He dabbled in different mediums, and the book is divided into four categories: drawings, watercolors, acrylics, and digital. Interspersed are essays written by significant cultural figures and his closest friends. Particularly impressive are Garcia's line drawings (including fun caricatures), and much of his work in all media retains the graceful fluidity of an expressive...


Popular Culture, New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood
Jackie Marsh
0415335736
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This book offers a range of perspectives on children's multimodal experiences, providing a ground-breaking account of the ways in which children engage with popular culture, media, and digital literacy practices from their earliest years. Many young children have extensive experience of film, television, print media, computer games, mobile phones, and the Internet from birth, yet their reaction to media texts is rarely acknowledged in the national curricula of any country.

This seminal text focuses on children from birth to eight years, addressing issues such as: media and identity construction; media literacy practices in the home; the changing nature of literacy in technologized societies; and the place of popular and media texts in children's lives and the use of such texts in the curriculum.


Being Digital
Nicholas Negroponte
0679439196
January 31, 1995
Hardcover
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Book Review
As the founder of MIT's Media Lab and a popular columnist for Wired, Nicholas Negroponte has amassed a following of dedicated readers. Negroponte's fans will want to get a copy of Being Digital, which is an edited version of the 18 articles he wrote for Wired about "being digital."

Negroponte's text is mostly a history of media technology rather than a set of predictions for future technologies. In the beginning, he describes the evolution of CD-ROMs, multimedia, hypermedia, HDTV (high-definition television), and more. The section on interfaces is informative, offering an up-to-date history on visual interfaces, graphics, virtual reality (VR), holograms, teleconferencing hardware, the mouse and touch-sensitive interfaces, and speech recognition.

In the last chapter and the epilogue, Negroponte offers...



Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution
Michael Rubin
0937404675
October 24, 2005
Hardcover
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Thomas Dolby, Musican & Technology Entrepreneur
"Brilliant... a detailed glimpse under the hood of Lucas’ digital skunkworks."

Reed Hastings, CEO & Founder, NETFLIX
"Wow. I love Rubin’s ability to interweave a story about business, technology and movies—three of my favorite things!"

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Cyberpop
Sidney Matrix
0415976774
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Cyberpop: Digital Lifestyles and Commodity Culture is an analysis of cyberculture and its popular cultural productions. The study begins with a Foucaultian model of cyberculture as a discursive formation, and explains how some key concepts (such as "virtuality," "speed," and "Connectivity") operate as a conceptual architecture network linking technologies to information and individual subjects. The chapters then each focus on a particular cyberfiguration, including Hollywood films (GATTACA, The Matrix), popular literature (William Gibson's Neuromancer, Scott Westerfeld's Polymorph), advertising for digital products and services (Apple Computer's "1984/McIntosh" campaign, AT&T's "mLife" campaign), digital artworks (including virtual females such as Motorola's "Mya" and Elite Modeling...


Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy Every Time
Maria Veloso
0814472494
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In order for a Web site to sell effectively, it must appeal to the unique culture, mindset, and psychology of the Web. Simply put, what works in the brick-and-mortar world does not necessarily grab Web shoppers. Companies selling products and services online need to promote their wares with engaging copy that grabs attention and compels Web site visitors to buy. Web Copy That Sells presents copy strategies that have been proven time and again in the e-commerce arena. Maria Veloso, perhaps the most widely acclaimed Web copywriter in the world, reveals her revolutionary approach based on five simple questions, which, when answered, make the copy practically write itself. Veloso crams all the information from her 12-hour, $997 live seminars into a comprehensive book that will help any Web copywriter: * write...


Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement
S. Craig Watkins
0807009822
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Beneath the glitz and glut of mainstream hip-hop, there's an underground movement of "conscious rap," political angst and an anticapitalist ethos that would make even Bill Gates throw his hands in the air. That conscious rap is what Watkins, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, champions in this solid book. It's an ambitious attempt to cover a culture that began in the late '70s and is now an almost universal influence on global youth. Watkins wisely chooses to focus on what has not been said—like that it was a 43-year-old woman who produced hip-hop's first hit, "Rapper's Delight," or that hip-hop lit is one of the fastest-growing markets in book publishing. He tells his version of hip-hop's history in lyrical prose, often mirroring the rhythms and wordplay of the music he's...


The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture
George Bornstein
0472108654
June 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Most readers think of a written work as producing its meaning through the words it contains. But what is the significance of the detailed and beautiful illuminations on a medieval manuscript? Of the deliberately chosen typefaces in a book of poems by Yeats? Of the design and layout of text in an electronic format? How does the material form of a work shape its understanding in a particular historical moment, in a particular culture?


The Filmmaker's Handbook : A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, Completely Revised and Updated
Steven Ascher, Edward Pincus
0452279577
March 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
If film has a language, The Filmmaker's Handbook is your translation guide, dictionary, and phrase book. In over 600 pages, 18 chapters, and nine appendices, the authors detail virtually everything you need to know about filmmaking.

There is probably more information here than anyone needs to know, from which lens to choose all the way through final editing and sound mixing. But too much information is not a bad thing. This is the kind of book that a blossoming filmmaker will surely grow into.

Much of the book focuses on gear and hardware, and rightly so since making a film or video is both dependent on and influenced by the gear that is used. This handbook describes the differences between the tools--film stock, lenses, lighting setups--and the impact of each on the look of the finished product.

This new edition...


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