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20 page catalog illustrating recent Bolex 16mm Cameras and Accessories

Catalog #297.003/86

$19.95 US postal prepaid

BOLEX BIBLE

BOLEX BIBLE by Andrew Alden. One of our best selling titles.

Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. An essential guide to buying and using Bolex H16 cameras and accessories. The most definitive and illustrated book available on Bolex. 100pp Spiral Bound Paperback. One of our most popular titles.

Catalog #0953307514

$39.95 NEW, RECENT SHIPMENT FROM PUBLISHER

A BOLEX HISTORY

A BOLEX HISTORY by Andrew Alden from Bolex's beginning until today.

Second Edition - Covers factory History of 16mm, Super 8 and Regular 8 Cameras, Projectors, Etc. by Year. Very well researched and presented. 83pp Spiral Bound Paperback.

Catalog # 0953307506

$26.95 NEW, LIMITED STOCK

BOLEX H16 TIME-LAPSE & STOP-MOTION

BOLEX H16 TIME-LAPSE & STOP-MOTION by Andrew Alden

Author Andrew Alden says about this book "Supplement - best used in conjunction with the book - Bolex Bible"

1. Forward
2. Introduction
3. Chapter 1 - H16 camera FAQs
13. Chapter 2 - Basic stop-motion model animation
27. Chapter 3 - Basic time-lapse
37. Chapter 4 - Actuators and drives, principles and DIY
48. Chapter 5 - Commercial units - ancient and modern
66. Appendix 1 - Contacts, addresses and Links
70. Appendix 2 - Depth of field tables
71. Appendix 3 - DIY Calculator for tubes extension and exposure compensation
74 PP Spiral Bound

Catalog #0953307522 Sorry, Sold Out

$26.95

The 16mm Camera Book

THE 16MM CAMERA BOOK (Second edition, Revised Expanded Updated) by Douglas Underdahl

Filled with chapters on camera functions, equipment testing, and technical discussions of the majority of all 16mm cameras and related equipment in wide use today. 192pp Paperback

Catalog #0570872856

$29.00 NEW

Alternative Scriptwriting

ALTERNATIVE SCRIPTWRITING WRITING BEYOND THE RULES (Second edition) by Ken Dancyger and Jeff Rush

Goes beyond the conventional three-act structure and explores more inventive approaches. Challenges readers to take creative risks with genre, tone, character and structure. Examples and case studies demonstrate what works, what doesn't and why, and exercises encourage writers to explore new ways of viewing their work and test the limits of their skills. 312pp Paperback

Catalog #0240802187

$34.99

 

AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MANUAL (Ninth Edition) 887 pp from American Society of Cinematographers ASC Press

Catalog #0935578242

$99.95 shipped post paid

THE COMPLETE KODAK ANIMATOR BOOK H-6 by Kodak

Here is animation history, past and present, and numerous examples of animation techniques--from the "favorites" of the past to the special effects of today. Plus an inside look at how studio animation is done.

Do-it-yourself exercises (including art and instructions) and much more!

194pp Paperback.

Catalog #0879853301*

$31.45

THE TECHNIQUE OF AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION IN VIDEO AND FILM by Tim Amyes

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Catalog #0240513630*

$34.99

AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT (A technicians & user's handbook) by Ian Robertson

CONTENTS
Preface
vii
1 The overhead projector
1
2 The slide projector
20
3 16mm film projector
43
4 Tape cassette recording equipment
66
5 Video equipment
93
7 Photographic, copying and computer work
129
Glossary
159
Names and addresses
167
Index
173
Hardcover

Catalog #0750600217*

$59.99

BASIC FILM TECHNIQUE MEDIA MANUAL by Ken Daley

Catalog #024051016X*

$32.99

BASIC LIGHTING WORKTEXT FOR FILM & VIDEO by Richard K. Ferncase

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Catalog #0240800850

$47.95

BASICS OF VIDEO LIGHTING by Des Lyver & Graham Swainson

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Catalog #0240514149*

$19.99

THE BOOK OF FILM CARE H-23 By Kodak

Format: Hardcover
Published: 1992
ISBN: 0879854790
Pages: 120

Catalog #0879854790*

$9.95

THE CAMERA ASSISTANT A Complete Professional Handbook by Douglas C. Hart

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Catalog #0240800427

$57.95

THE CAMERA ASSISTANT'S MANUAL (Second edition) by David E. Elkins

The second edition features new sections covering the basics of cinematography, the job interview, set etiquette and networking, camera and magazine illustrations of the currently used professional 16mm and 35mm camera systems, complete checklists for camera equipment, filters, and expendables, and tables covering f-stop compensations, hyperfocal distances, and footage-to-time and time-to-footage conversions. 342pp Paperback

Catalog #024080242X*

$29.99

CAMERA TERMS AND CONCEPTS (Focal Handbook) by David E. Elkins

This book contains over 400 definitions and 100 illustrations that show the terms and concepts every camera operator and assistant need to know to function on a set. Not only are terms from the camera department defined, but so are terms from closely associated departments, such as lighting and electricity. 144pp Paperback

Catalog #0240801504

$39.99

CAREERS IN FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTIONS by Michael Horwin

Details the day-to-day world of production, describing the roles and responsibilities of both key and 'unsung' personnel as well as the dynamics of production operations as a whole. 208pp Paperback

Catalog #0240800494

$44.99

 

CINEMA WORKSHOP ANTON WILSON'S FOURTH EDITION ASC PRESS

Catalog #0935578080

$19.95

THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO CINE CAMERAS by John Wade

Covers many cameras from say 1923, 8mm, S8mm, 9.5mm &16mm

Catalog #1897802188

$41.95

THE CINEMA OF ADVENTURE ROMANCE & TERROR (From the Archives of American Cinematographer) George E. Turner, Editor

Compiled by: George E. Turner
Contribution by: Rudy Behlmer
Contribution by: George E. Turner
Contribution by: Michael H. Price
Contribution by: Paul Mandell
Binding: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: A S C Holding Corporation
Published Date: 11/01/1989
List: USD $39.95
ISBN: 0935578099

Catalog #0935578099

$39.95

THE COMPLETE FILM PRODUCTION HANDBOOK (Revised with Discs Included) by Eve Light Honthaner

A Comprehensive and practical, step-by-step guide to organizing and running a film from pre-production through post production and delivery. It covers essentials of the business, from sample pre-production and post productions to contracts and company policies relating to insurance, talent management, and even customs and emigration details. The book contains the many necessary forms including SAG, DGA, and WGA forms, together with the standard productions forms, deal memos, and release forms which are found both in the book and on a companion CD. 1996 400pp Paperback

Catalog #0240802365*

$49.99

CONCERT LIGHTING TECHNIQUES, ART, AND BUSINESS by James L. Moody

Format: Hardcover
Published: January 1989
ISBN: 0240800109
List Price: $52.99

Lighting source directory. Wholesale, retail lighting products, information, lampshades, lighting design, commercial, manufacturers, wholesalers, sources, supplies, illuminate, lights, bulb, shades, directory, lampshades, design, commercial, luminescent, luminare, fixtures, dmx, ballasts, incandescent, and fluorscent lighting.

Catalog #0240800109*

$52.99

CONCERT SOUND AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS (Second edition) by John Vasey

Provides comprehensive coverage of equipment and setup procedures for touring concert systems. This new edition incorporates the continuing developments in concert sound and lighting systems, maintaining the premise that the reader has had no previous experience. The practical how-to illustrations teach the reader about the equipment, and this thoroughly updated edition includes new equipment such as radio microphones, in-ear monitoring, digital audio products and digital lighting products. 1999 183pp Paperback

Catalog #024080192X*

$24.99

CONTINUITY IN FILM AND VIDEO MEDIA MANUAL (Second edition) by Avril Rowlands

Continuity in Film and Video (Second Edition) is a completely revised edition of Avril Rowlands' very successful Script Continuity and the Production Secretary.The role of continuity, whether shooting on film or videotape, requires certain skills and disciplines which are well detailed in this book, with many additional chapters relating to the requirements of the job and outlining the conventions governing single camera shooting. The book has been enlarged to include information on the latest videotape technology and the requirements of continuity when shooting single camera on videotape.

This book takes the reader step by step through all the stages of a production: setting up, location shooting and post production. It is aimed at anyone interested in a profession as director, script supervisor or production assistant, at those already training, and at anyone already in the business who would enjoy a simple, straightforward, easy-to-read guide through the making of a film or video.

Catalog #0240512901*

$29.99

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS FOR MEDIA PROFESSIONALS BROADCAST CABLE FILM INTERNET MULTIMEDIA SATELLITE WWW by Arnold P. Lutzker

For professionals and students working in all areas of media, who need to know what the law requires and how they should properly utilize copyrights and trademarks. This book outlines critical concepts and applies them with explanations in real-life applications. 1997 208pp Paperback

Catalog #0240802764

$29.99

CORPORATE SCRIPTWRITING A Professional's Guide by Ray DiZazzo

Binding: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 01/01/1992
List: USD $44.99
ISBN: 0240801156

Learn how to:

  • Work with clients, producers, and directors
  • Understand script and production terminology
  • Apply program design techniques
  • Research and organize background material
  • Create believable dialogue and narration
  • Revise and polish your work
  • Develop business proposals that land scriptwriting jobs

Catalog #0240801156*

$44.99

CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR TV & FILMS MEDIA MANUAL by Bernard Wilkie

Catalog #0240509471*

$29.99

CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR TV AND VIDEO MEDIA MANUAL (Third edition) by Bernard Wilkie

Special effects design, the importance of sound, the Camcorder, film cameras, animation, computerized effects, mirrored effects, periscopes, polystyrene fabrication and modeling, plastic forming machines, mould making, matte and glass shots, models and miniatures. 1996 224pp Paperback

Catalog #0240514742

$31.95

DICTIONARY OF IMAGE TECHNOLOGY (Third edition) by Team of BKSTS Members

By: Focal, Press; BKSTS
Edition #3//Trade Paper
160 pages
Published: July 1994
Focal Press
Language: English
ISBN: 0240513649

If you work in the fields of TV, digital video recording, satellite broadcasting, cable distribution or cinematography you will need to keep abreast of the growing numbers of terms and acronyms in current usage. In Dictionary of Image Technology over 3000 terms are explained simply and succinctly, making it an indispensable pocket reference.

Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 8.47 x 5.43
Publisher: Focal Press; ISBN: 0240513649; 3rd edition (July 1994)

Catalog #0240513649*

$39.99

DIRECTING: FILM TECHNIQUES AND AESTHETICS (Second edition) by Michael Rabiger

A comprehensive manual that teaches the essentials of filmmaking from the perspective of the director. Ideal for film production and directing classes, as well as for professionals with sights on the director's chair. It covers all stages of production, from idea development to final cut. Thoroughly covering the basics, it guides the reader to professional standards of control and goes to the heart of what makes a great director. All the "How-to" information is unified by a theory that naturally links personal experience and vision to the director's decision making and stresses that understanding one's own emotional and perceptual processes is the key to individuality on the screen and to success with audiences. 1997 543pp Paperback

Catalog #0240802233

$49.99

DIRECTING THE DOCUMENTARY (Third edition) by Michael Rabiger

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Catalog #0240802705

$49.99

A DIRECTOR'S METHOD FOR FILM AND TELEVISION by Ron Richards

  • Paperback: 257 pages ;
  • Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 10.03 x 7.04
  • Publisher: Focal Press;
  • ISBN: 0240801199;
  • Published: (October 1991)

This book provides the director with a thorough understanding of the four languages - acting, writing, directing, production - necessary to direct a successful film or television program. A checklist to be used with each and every shot allows the director to visualize each shot's placement within the entire framework of the film or television program. Altogether, this volume is a powerful tool for any director.

Catalog #0240801199*

$39.99

DOCUMENTARY FOR THE SMALL SCREEN by Paul Kriwaczek

Offers a unique insight into the world of documentary making - the techniques, approaches, aesthetic issues and knowledge required to produce a variety of films. Whether you are aspiring to become a documentary filmmaker or are already in the business, this book will be a frequent source of advice. 1997 256pp Paperback

Catalog #0240514726

$49.99

EASTMAN PROFESSIONAL MOTION PICTURE FILMS H-1 by Kodak

Author: Eastman Kodak Company Staff
Format: Softcover
Published: 1992
ISBN: 0879854774

Catalog #0879854774*

$9.95 (Closeout) $5.97

ELECTRONIC POST-PRODUCTION TERMS AND CONCEPT by Arthur Schneider

Binding: Hardcover, 140 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 04/01/1990
List: USD $34.99
ISBN: 0240800060

Publisher's Note:
Defines and discusses the equipment, concepts, and techniques of electronic post-production. Photographs, diagrams, and more than 600 definitions clarify jargon and offer vital information about this highly technical field.

Catalog #0240800060*

$34.99

 

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES EDITED BY RICHARD PATTERSON AND DANA WHITE (This is An American Cinematographer Reprint) Older information but great for historical value.

Catalog # EPTACRP

$19.95

FEATURE FILMS ON A LOW BUDGET by John Randall

Provides the insight vital to maintain high production values without sacrificing budget. Topics include: ideas that translate well into a low-budget screenplay; how to write a screenplay that works for you; the options available for financing; effectively working with actors during casting, rehearsal, and filming; the best methods for choosing a location, hiring a crew, and directing the cameraman; the surest approaches to editing, sound recording, and special effects; and how to get your finished film seen and distributed. 1991 136pp Paperback

Catalog #0240800974*

$34.99

FILM DIRECTING SHOT BY SHOT by Steven D Katz

A complete catalog of motion picture techniques for filmmakers. It concentrates on the 'storytelling' school of filmmaking, utilizing the work of the great stylist who established the versatile vocabulary of technique that has dominated the movies since 1915. The graphic approach includes comparisons of style by interpreting a 'model script,' created for the book, in storyboard form. 1991 384pp Paperback

Catalog #0941188108*

$24.99

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