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.

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.

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.

Subjectivity: Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience (European Film Studies - Key Debates)

Subjectivity: Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience (European Film Studies - Key Debates)

Subjectivity: Filmic Representation and the Spectator's Experience (European Film Studies - Key Debates) by Dominique Chateau
English | Feb. 29, 2012 | ISBN: 9089643176 | 273 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

With the rise of French and Italian New Wave cinema, the concept of subjectivity came to the forefront of film criticism and theory. The subjective camera allows for the audience to experience film in a wholly different way, manipulating or enriching viewers and forcing them to engage with film as a medium. Subjectivity advances the debate over its role in the history, philosophy, and culture of cinema.

Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations

Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations

Feminisms: Diversity, Difference and Multiplicity in Contemporary Film Cultures (The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies) by Laura Mulvey
English | Sep. 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9089646760 | 277 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This collection brings together an exciting group of established and emerging scholars to consider the history of feminist film theory and new developments in the field and in film culture itself.

Film, Form and Phantasy: Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics (Repost)

Film, Form and Phantasy: Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics (Repost)

M. O'Pray, "Film, Form and Phantasy: Adrian Stokes and Film Aesthetics"
2004 | pages: 252 | ISBN: 0333537629 | PDF | 1,5 mb

The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Film Culture in Transition)

The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Film Culture in Transition)

The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded (Film Culture in Transition) by Wanda Strauven
English | Mar. 15, 2007 | ISBN: 9053569448 | 464 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium’s earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies.

Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

Audiovisions: Cinema and Television as Entr'actes in History (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Siegfried Zielinski
English | June 1, 1999 | ISBN: 9053563032 | 357 Pages | PDF | 57 MB

The production, distribution, and perception of moving images are undergoing a radical transformation. Ever-faster computers, digital technology, and microelectronic are joining forces to produce advanced audiovision -the media vanishing point of the 20th century. Very little will remain unchanged.
The classic institutions for the mediation of film - cinema and television - are revealed to be no more than interludes in the broader history of the audiovisual media. This book interprets these changes not simply as a cultural loss but also as a challenge: the new audiovisions have to be confronted squarely to make strategic intervention possible.

The Conscience of Cinema: The Works of Joris Ivens 1926-1989 (Framing Film)

The Conscience of Cinema: The Works of Joris Ivens 1926-1989 (Framing Film)

The Conscience of Cinema: The Works of Joris Ivens 1926-1989 (Framing Film) by Thomas Waugh
English | July 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9089647538 | 781 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This is the first book to survey the entire career of Joris Ivens, a prolific documentary filmmaker who worked on every continent over the course of seven decades. More than a biography of a leftist committed to changing the world through film, The Conscience of Cinema is also a microcosmic history of the documentary and its form, culture, and place within twentieth-century world cinema.

Featuring Post-National Spain : Film Essays

Featuring Post-National Spain : Film Essays

Featuring Post-National Spain : Film Essays
by Andres Zamora
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1781383146 | 217 Pages | PDF | 1.41 MB

In the last quarter of the twentieth century a considerable number of Spanish films were involved in the task of essaying the nation, that is, of attempting to make it or make it over, of trying to reshape a national identity inexorably dictated by General Francisco Franco up to his death.

Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema (Athabasca University Press)

Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema (Athabasca University Press)

Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema (Athabasca University Press) by George Melnyk
English | Apr. 1, 2014 | ISBN: 1927356598 | 319 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Most Canadians are city dwellers, a fact often unacknowledged by twentieth-century Canadian films, with their preference for themes of wilderness survival or rural life. Modernist Canadian films tend to support what film scholar Jim Leach calls "the nationalist-realist project," a documentary style that emphasizes the exoticism and mythos of the land.

The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945

The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945

The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945 (Film Europa) by Malte Hagener
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1782384235, 1785333542 | 392 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB

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.

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.

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (worths US$ 190)

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (worths US$ 190)

Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film (worths US$ 190)
704 pages | Publisher: Routledge | 1st edition December 3, 2008 | ISBN: 0415771668 | Rapidshare | 6.5 MB

"The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film" is the first comprehensive volume to explore the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. The "Companion" features sixty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars and is divided into four clear parts: issues and concepts; authors and trends; genres; and, film as philosophy.Part one is a comprehensive section examining key concepts, including chapters on acting, censorship, character, depiction, ethics, genre, interpretation, narrative, reception and spectatorship and style. Part two covers authors and scholars of film and significant theories Part three examines genres such as documentary, experimental cinema, horror, comedy and tragedy. Part four includes chapters on key directors such as Tarkovsky, Bergman and Terrence Malick and on particular films including "Memento". Each chapter includes a section of annotated further reading and is cross-referenced to related entries. "The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film" is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy of film, aesthetics and film and cinema studies.