Digital Photo Magic : Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, and Teachers

Digital Photo Magic : Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, and Teachers

Digital Photo Magic :
Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, and Teachers

by Ernest Perez
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1573875139 | 201 Pages | True PDF | 15 MB

Digital Photo Magic is designed for librarians, educators, curators, and archivists who want to enhance photographic images without the steep costs and learning curves associated with high-end graphic software packages such as Adobe Photoshop.

Digital Photo Magic: Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, & Teachers

Digital Photo Magic: Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, & Teachers

Digital Photo Magic: Easy Image Retouching and Restoration for Librarians, Archivists, and Teachers by Ernest Perez
English | Feb. 9, 2016 | ISBN: 1573875139 | 320 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 39.33 MB

Longtime news librarian Ernest Perez (Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun- Times) showcases the best of easy-to-use, free, and inexpensive software products for retouching, restoring, and manipulating digital photo images.

Japanese Mythology in Film : A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime

Japanese Mythology in Film : A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime

Japanese Mythology in Film :
A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime

by Yoshiko Okuyama
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1498514332 | 262 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

This book introduces film semiotics and demonstrates its use as a theoretical tool for reading Japanese popular movies and anime.

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Ivo Blom
English | Feb. 1, 2003 | ISBN: 9053565701 9053564632 | 475 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Netherlands Film Museum's Desmet Collection contains the estate of Dutch cinema owner and film distributor Jean Desmet (1875-1956): almost nine hundred European and American films of all genres, a collection of publicity material, and a massive business archive.

From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (Framing Film)

From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (Framing Film)


From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (Framing Film) by Giovanna Fossati
English | Feb. 15, 2010 | ISBN: 9089641394 | 338 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

Film is in a state of rapid change: the transition from analog to digital is profoundly affecting not just filmmaking and film distribution but a number of other facets of the industry, including the ways in which films are archived.

The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority (Film Theory in Media History)

The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority (Film Theory in Media History)

The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority (Film Theory in Media History) by Mattias Frey
English | Sep. 15, 2015 | ISBN: 9089647171 | 196 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Film criticism is in crisis. Bemoaning the current anarchy of Internet amateurs and the lack of authoritative critics in a time of laid-off film reporters, many journalists and scholars claim that cultural commentary has become dumbed down and fragmented in the digital age.

Overhearing Film Dialogue

Overhearing Film Dialogue

Overhearing Film Dialogue
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520221389 | edition 2000 | PDF | 335 pages | 13,6 mb

Since the birth of cinema, film has been lauded as a visual rather than a verbal medium; this sentiment was epitomized by John Ford's assertion in 1964 that, "When a motion picture is at its best, it is long on action and short on dialogue." Little serious work has been done on the subject of film dialogue, yet what characters say and how they say it has been crucial to our experience and understanding of every film since the coming of sound. Through informative discussions of dozens of classic and contemporary films–from Bringing Up Baby to Terms of Endearment, from Stagecoach to Reservoir Dogs–this lively book provides the first full-length study of the use of dialogue in American film.
Sarah Kozloff shows why dialogue has been neglected in the analysis of narrative film and uncovers the essential contributions dialogue makes to a film's development and impact. She uses narrative theory and drama theory to analyze the functions that dialogue typically serves in a film.
The second part of the book is a comprehensive discussion of the role and nature of dialogue in four film genres: westerns, screwball comedies, gangster films, and melodramas. Focusing on topics such as class and ethnic dialects, censorship, and the effect of dramatic irony, Kozloff provides an illuminating new perspective on film genres.

Film Industry Contracts


Film Industry Contracts

John W. Cones - Film Industry Contracts
1993 | ISBN: 1890431002 | John W. Cones - Film Industry Contracts | PDF | Eng. | 645 pages | RAR 32.1 Mb 3% Recovery

In the past seven years, I have made lecture presentations relating to film finance and distribution topics some 127 times to audiences which in the aggregate totaled in excess of 3,000 people. These seminar presentations were sponsored by such film industry organizations as the American Film Institute, the USC TV-Cinema Alumni Association, the UCLA graduate level Independent Producer's Program, the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management's Entertainment Section, UCLA Extension, Loyola Marymount Continuing Education, Cinetex and Cinewomen. Typically, these lecture audiences include producers, attomeys, screenwriters, executive producers, line producers, directors, distributors, bankers, broker/dealers, investment bankers, recent film school graduates and others seeking specific information or a general overview about film finance and distribution. One of the things that comes along with that much contact with so many people at different levels in the film industry is that I get questions and feedback from the audience. One of the most persistent inquiries over the years has been "Where can I get an example of a particular type of film industry agreement?" This book has been compiled and edited to answer that question.

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film

Thelma & Louise Live!: The Cultural Afterlife of an American Film by Bernie Cook
Publisher: University of Texas Press | Number Of Pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2007-10-15 | ISBN-10: 0292714661 | PDF | 4 Mb

When they floored their Thunderbird off a cliff rather than surrender to the law, Thelma and Louise became icons of female rebellion, provoking strong reactions from viewers who felt either empowered or outraged by the duo's transgressions of women's traditional roles. The 1991 film quickly became—and continues to be—a potent cultural reference point, even inspiring a bumper sticker that declares, "Thelma & Louise Live!"
In this insightful study of Thelma & Louise, six noted film scholars investigate the initial reception and ongoing impact of this landmark film. The writers consider Thelma & Louise from a variety of perspectives, turning attention to the film's promotion and audience response over time; to theories of comedy and the role of laughter in the film; to the film's soundtrack and score; to the performances of stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis; to the emergence of Brad Pitt as a star and male sex object; and to the film's place in the history of road and crime film genres. Complementing the scholarly analysis is an in-depth interview of screenwriter Callie Khouri by editor Bernie Cook, as well as reviews of Thelma & Louise that appeared in U.S. News & World Report and Time.

Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia (Film Culture in Transition)

Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia (Film Culture in Transition)

Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia (Film Culture in Transition) by Marijke de Valck
English | July 15, 2008 | ISBN: 9053561927 | 280 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

The film festival has come a long way from its relatively humble origins in Venice in 1932—when nine nations presented twenty-five feature films screened in an open-air cinema where men had to adhere to standards of formal evening attire.

Farocki/Godard: Film as Theory (Film Culture in Transition)

Farocki/Godard: Film as Theory (Film Culture in Transition)

Farocki/Godard: Film as Theory (Film Culture in Transition) by Volker Pantenburg
English | Oct. 15, 2015 | ISBN: 9089648917 | 292 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book brings together two major filmmakers—German avant-gardist Harun Farocki and French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard—to explore the fundamental tension between theoretical abstraction and the capacities of film itself, a medium where everything seen onscreen is necessarily concrete.

Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Figuring the Past: Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Belen Vidal
English | Dec. 15, 2012 | ISBN: 9089642811 | 257 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This innovative analysis of period film presents a new way to examine the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. Exploring the relationship between visual motifs and cultural representation, Figuring the Past is a selection of detailed case studies that explore three key figures—the house, the tableau, and the letter.

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film)

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film)

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film) by Peter Verstraten
English | Apr. 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9089649433 | 480 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

Dutch cinema is typically treated only in terms of prewar films or documentaries, leaving postwar fictional film largely understudied. At the same time, a Hollandse School, first named in the 1980s, has developed through deadpan, ironic films like those of director and actor Alex van Warmerdam.

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (Facts on File Film Reference Library)

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (Facts on File Film Reference Library)

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (Facts on File Film Reference Library) By John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh
Publisher: Facts on File 2005-02 | 586 Pages | ISBN: 0816054495 | PDF | 11 MB

Completely revised and updated, The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, in-depth look at more than 300 American and foreign novels and their film adaptations. Edited and written by two renowned film scholars, with contributions from more than 70 top experts in the field, this engaging reference explores both the popular and lesser-known films that have come to define this genre…

The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in Film) (repost)

The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in Film) (repost)

The 'I' of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics (Cambridge Studies in Film) by William Rothman
English | ISBN: 0521820227 | edition 2003 | PDF | 425 pages | 35,7 mb

Originally published in 1988, The "I" of the Camera has become a classic in the literature of film. This second edition includes fourteen new essays, as well as a new foreword. Offering alternatives to the viewing and criticism of film, William Rothman challenges readers to think about film in adventurous ways that are more open to our experience of movies.

The History Of Indian Film Music

The History Of Indian Film Music

Rajiv Vijaykar, "The History Of Indian Film Music"
Publisher: Times Group Books | English | 2010-01-01 | ISBN: 818990681X | 133 pages | PDF | 25,9 MB

Do you know anything about a 1940s film called Ek Thi Ladki? Okay heres help…remember the song Lara lappa sung by Lata Mangeshkar! Does that ring a bell? That's the power of film music. You may have never seen a film may not remember its name or cast but its melodious tracks are something you'll instantly relate to. There have been instances when a film became a hit just due to its rich music, never-mind a lousy storyline. It's a rule before a film comes its music. And if the music can woo your audience there's no looking back.

Basics Film-Making 04: The Language of Film

Basics Film-Making 04: The Language of Film

Basics Film-Making 04: The Language of Film by John Marland, Robert Edgar-Hunt and Steven Rawle
English | 2010 | ISBN: 2940411271 | ISBN-13: 9782940411276 | 192 pages | PDF | 17,3 MB

Basics Film-Making: The Language of Film explores the means by which film communicates meaning to its audience. Despite the fact that most films are a mosaic of fractured images and fragmented narratives, we have little problem piecing them together into a complete, meaningful sequence.

Britton on Film: The Complete Film Criticism of Andrew Britton

Britton on Film: The Complete Film Criticism of Andrew Britton

Andrew Britton, "Britton on Film: The Complete Film Criticism of Andrew Britton"
ISBN: 081433363X | 2008 | EPUB | 550 pages | 9 MB

The Film Director Prepares: A Practical Guide to Directing for Film and TV

The Film Director Prepares: A Practical Guide to Directing for Film and TV

Myrl A. Schreibman, "The Film Director Prepares: A Practical Guide to Directing for Film and TV"
ISBN: 1580650678 | 2006 | EPUB | 256 pages | 4 MB

Out of the Past: Lacan and Film Noir

Out of the Past: Lacan and Film Noir

Out of the Past: Lacan and Film Noir (The Palgrave Lacan Series) by Ben Tyrer
English | 9 Aug. 2016 | ISBN: 3319309412 | 291 Pages | EPUB (True) | 636.5 KB

This book presents a new reading of film noir through psychoanalytic theory. In a field now dominated by Deleuzian and phenomenological approaches to film-philosophy, this book argues that, far from having passed, the time for Lacan in Film Studies is only just beginning.