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In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye is celebrated film editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought -- provoking essay on film editing. Starting with what might be the most basic editing question -- Why do...


The Five C's of Cinematography

With the aid of photographs and diagrams, this text concisely presents concepts and techniques of motion picture camerawork and the allied areas of film-making with which they interact with and...


Screenwriter's Bible

This is a screenwriting primer that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics. It walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions. The book also...


The Comic Toolbox

A workbook approach to comedy writing as creative problem-solving. It offers tools of the trade such as Clash of Context, Tension and Release, The Law of Comic Opposites, The Wildly Inappropriate...


Essential Dictionary of Orchestration

At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast...


The 21st-Century Screenplay

The 21st-Century Screenplay is a comprehensive and highly practical screenwriting manual. An eagerly anticipated successor to the author's internationally acclaimed book Scriptwriting Updated, it...


Character Animation Crash Course!

Description: Character Animation Crash Course! is a veritable Genie's lampstuffed with everything the aspiring animator could wish for! Renowned animator Eric Goldberg's detailed text and drawings...


Grammar of the Film Language

This unique magnum opus -- 640 pages and 1,500 illustrations -- of the visual narrative techniques that form the "language of filmmaking has found an avid audience among student filmmakers...


Composing Pictures

"The mark of a great art teacher is indicated by the quality and accomplishment of his students. By this measurement, Don Graham must be considered the finest teacher in America. His students range...


So You Want to Start a Brewery?

In 1993, Tony Magee, who had foundered at every job he d ever had, decided to become the founder of a brewery. "So You Want to Start a Brewery?" is the thrilling first-person account of his...


Comic Insights

Designed for anyone who wants to build a stand-up comedy career, this book includes advice and information on all aspects of stand-up and also features a large section of interviews with a number of...


Girlvert

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Proclaimed "girl-pervert" Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at heart, weaves through the intricacies of a decade in and out of the adult film industry,...


Adventure Time, Volume 4

The highly anticipated fourth volume of the all-ages bestseller Adventure Time is here! After a nice battle of ice and saving princess, Finn and Jake discover a series of dungeons just ready for...


Lyle Ritz

(Fretted). 25 hand-picked standards lushly arranged by jazz ukulele great Lyle Ritz. Each song is arranged for both GCEA (standard tuning) and DGBE (tenor/baritone) tuned ukuleles. Also includes a CD...


Dance in the Vampire Bund, Volume 6

Ever since Mina Tepes first founded a peaceful island nation of vampires off the coast of Tokyo, there has been nonstop trouble from all quarters. With the struggle to win Mina's hand in marriage by...


Adele: 19

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). British songstress Adele stormed onto the music scene in 2008, and was named Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 2009. All the songs from her debut album...


James Dean, the Mutant King

This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of...


Together in Rhythm

Create compelling rhythm-based events for groups of all kinds! Learn the art of drum-circle facilitation from master percussionist, educator and award-winning drum circle facilitator, Kalani. The...


Naked Playwriting

Offers a playwriting course, from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual...


Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV

Tens of thousands of songs are needed each year for TV, movies, and commercials. The songwriting techniques and marketing tips in this book will show you how to craft your music and lyrics to give...


Songs in the Key of Z

Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and...


Searching for Sebald

W.G. Sebald's books are sui generis hybrids of fiction, travelogue, autobiography and historical expos, in which a narrator (both Sebald and not Sebald) comments on the quick blossoming of natural...


The Blue Castle

The Blue Castle is a 1926 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908). The story takes place in the early 1920s in the fictional town of...


Bossa Nova

Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as The Girl from Ipanema (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), The Waters of March, and Desafinado are...


Adventure Time, Volume 3

The hit original graphic novel series continues from Kate Lethand Zack Sterling! AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL! Acclaimed web cartoonist Danielle Corsetto (GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS)...


What an Art Director Does

What an Art Director Does is a comprehensive introduction to film and television art direction and production design. Starting with a brief history of the field, Mr. Preston's lively, well-written...


Created By...

As entertaining as it is enlightening, Created by? presents a stellar cast of 21 show creators who candidly talk about writing and selling hit television series. They discuss influences ? writing...


Zombie Tales Omnibus: Undead

Top creators come together for a fresh take on the hottest horror genre in this diverse anthology. A who's who of great storytellers that collects two of the bestselling ZOMBIE TALES graphic novels...


Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes

With BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and writer Corinna Sara Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) take you right into the...


Adventure Time: Eye Candy, Volume 1

Be the envy of all of your fellow Adventure Time fans with this breathtaking collection! Finally, a complete collection of all of the stunning ADVENTURE TIME cover artwork featured in the comics to...