Produce professional level dialogue tracks with industry-proven techniques and insights from an Emmy Award winning sound editor. Gain innovative solutions to common dialogue editing challenges such as room tone balancing, noise removal, perspective control, finding and using alternative takes, and even time management and postproduction politics.In Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, Second Edition veteran film sound editor John Purcell arms you with classic as well as cutting-edge practices to effectively edit dialogue for film, TV, and video. This new edition offers:A fresh look at production workflows, from celluloid to Digital Cinema, to help you streamline your editingExpanded sections on new software tools, workstations, and dialogue mixing, including mixing "in the box"Fresh approaches to working with digital video and to moving projects from one workstation to anotherAn insider’s analysis of what happens on the set, and how that affects the dialogue editorDiscussions about the interweaving histories of film sound technology and film storytellingEye-opening tips, tricks, and insights from film professionals around the globeA companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/purcell) with project files and video examples demonstrating editing techniques discussed in the bookDon’t allow your dialogue to become messy, distracting, and uncinematic! Do dialogue right with John Purcell’s all-inclusive guide to this essential yet invisible art.
The Road to Oz is a complete retelling of how The Wizard of Oz was influenced and created, and attained its iconic status. The new volume by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman will reflect recent research and much more through newly discovered period interviews, media resources of the era, transcriptions and unique contemporary interviews with those who were there. Additionally, never-before-published imagery accompanies the text. In its truth and candor, this new historical contribution is ideal to tie-in with the 2018-19 80th anniversary of the 1939 movie.Tantalizing highlights of the text include:· A thorough synopsis of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and the script, inspired by the book, of the 1903 Broadway musical-comedy extravaganza.· An overview of the plots of prior silent film adaptations of Oz and how they influenced the M-G-M film.· An analysis of newly-discovered audio transcriptions of Wizard of Oz radio programs from 1931-32 and 1937-38—all of which were previously unknown.· A complete accounting of Sam Goldwyn’s proposed (and aborted) 1934 Technicolor musical version of Oz starring Eddie Cantor (including commentary from Cantor’s sole surviving child).· A thorough analysis of the October 10, 1938 M-G-M shooting script (provided by descendants of comedian and Cowardly Lion actor Bert Lahr) that predates the beginning of production by seventy-two hours.· Startling revelations about the operetta that seemingly inspired “Over the Rainbow.”· Judy Garland’s trials and tribulations with the studio, including the threat that M-G-M was grooming a sound-alike who tested for Oz.· The supporting player who was cast in two roles in Oz’s fantasy sequence—the second role revealed for the first time in Scarfone and Stillman’s text.· The Munchkin midgets’ pre-1939 Wizard of Oz connection.· Oz’s film editor with a direct connection to Walt Disney and Snow White.· Studio nepotism, favoritism and politics at the height of Hollywood’s golden age on the making of the world’s most famous film.“The Road to Oz not only delivers exciting, previously unpublished information and insight, but does so in an extremely well-cited format. This is absolutely a must-have for any Oz fan or film historian.” —Sean Barrett, theatrical/film producer and artistic director, Land of Oz, North Carolina “A new and wonderful book penned by the foremost Oz movie history authors. This is a must-read for all old and new Oz fans worldwide.” —Roger S. Baum, author of Dorothy of Oz (on which the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is based) and great-grandson of L. Frank Baum“Numerous books have celebrated the fan appeal of MGM’s Wizard of Oz, but there’s far more to this story than nostalgia. Scarfone and Stillman delve deep into the history of this landmark film, exploring its place in the pantheon of classic fantasy films, as well as fascinating details of production. The Road to Oz is an important addition to the film-history bookshelf.” —J.B. Kaufman, film historian and author of The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs“The Road to Oz is a gamechanger in the world of motion picture history books. Long considered the leading authorities on the making of The Wizard of Oz, Scarfone and Stillman have crafted decades of extensive research into a new and unparalleled historical recalling of the classic film.” —Randy L. Schmidt, editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters and author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is the indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by an experienced professional, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory, equipment, and techniques to make every scene look its best.Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout.This new edition also includes the ultimate 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you directly on a professional shoot and demonstrates technical procedures and equipment. In addition, 20 video clips include lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos, and short scenes illustrating different styles of lighting. * The definitive book on film and video lighting * Now in full color, with hundreds of illustrations and diagrams * NEW ultimate DVD including "behind-the-scenes" video, lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos and so much more
Philosophy of Motion Pictures is a first-of-its-kind,bottom-up introduction to this bourgeoning field of study. Topicsinclude film as art, medium specificity, defining motion pictures,representation, editing, narrative, emotion and evaluation. Clearly written and supported with a wealth of examplesExplores characterizations of key elements of motion pictures–the shot, the sequence, the erotetic narrative, and itsmodes of affective address
Their fantasy is her reality in this bright and uplifting contemporary coming-of-age novel by the acclaimed author of Breaking Sky and You Were Here. Iris Thorne wants to blaze her own path. That's easier said than done when you're the granddaughter of M. E. Thorne, famous author of the Elementia series, hailed as the feminist response to J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. And with a major motion picture adaptation of her grandmother's books in the works, Iris can say goodbye to her dream of making her own way in the music industry. So when Iris and her brother get invited to the film set in Ireland, she's pretty sure the trip will be a nightmare. Except Iris can't deny the rugged beauty of the Irish countryside. And brushing shoulders with the hot, young cast isn't awful, especially the infuriatingly charming lead, Eamon O'Brien. Iris even finds the impassioned female director inspiring. But when the filming falls into jeopardy, everything Iris thought she knew about Elementia—and herself—is in question. Will making a film for the big screen help Iris to see the big picture?
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). Matching folio to the infectious soundtrack of the 2016 DreamWorks film featuring songs by Justin Timberlake; Anna Kendrick; Zooey Deschanel; Gwen Stefani; Ariana Grande; Earth, Wind & Fire; and more! It includes the Grammy Award-winning song "Can't Stop the Feeling" plus: Get Back up Again * Hair Up * Hello * September * The Sound of Silence * They Don't Know * True Colors * and more.
Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventures continue in America.
(Easy Piano Songbook). This souvenir songbook features beautiful full-color scenes from the smash hit Disney animated feature along with 11 of the songs by songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez arranged for easy piano. Songs include: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? * Fixer Upper * For the First Time in Forever * For the First Time in Forever (Reprise) * Frozen Heart * Heimr Arnadalr * In Summer * Let It Go * Love Is an Open Door * Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People * Vuelie.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). A musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, this December 2017 film features a stunning soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen fame. Our songbook features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 9 songs including the Golden Globe-winning "This Is Me" and: Come Alive * From Now On * The Greatest Show * A Million Dreams * Never Enough * The Other Side * Rewrite the Stars * Tightrope. Also includes full-color scenes from the movie.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). This 2017 live action film was inspired by the 1991 Disney animated classic and its successful score penned by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Its soundtrack features songs from the original film as well as new material written by Menken and Alan Rice. Our piano/vocal/guitar folio includes a new version of the title track "Beauty and the Beast" as sung by Ariana Grande and John Legend, as well as a new original performed by Celine Dion, "How Does a Moment Last Forever" plus: Aria * Be Our Guest * Belle * Days in the Sun * Evermore * Gaston * The Mob Song * Something There. Includes 8 pages of color artwork from the film!