Web TV Series: How to Make and Market Them . . . (Creative Essentials)

Up-to-date resources for both new and professional filmmakers, specifically focused on web series productions

Today, people can watch television shows, feature films, live sports events, and just about anything they want on their computers, tablets, or phones, and as the new media marketplace continues to grow, so does demand for original content and opportunities for filmmakers. Online distributors such as YouTube, Hulu, and Funny or Die are interested in acquiring web series that attract audiences and appeal to advertisers. This guide provides advice and expertise to help readers create their own original, successful online shows—projects that can be profitable, potentially be developed into film or television properties, and help their creator to start a career in the industry. Readers will learn how to develop characters and stories designed for new media platforms, and will find tips for planning, shooting, and editing that are tailored specifically to web series production. This book also extensively covers the latest distribution platforms and social media marketing strategies, as well as examples of how to find financial sustainability through advertisers, branded content, and sponsorship partners. It has all of the tools necessary for both aspiring and experienced filmmakers to make the most of this growing new medium.

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Lego Batman

A stampede of notorious criminals have busted out of ARKHAM ASYLUM, where GOTHAM CITY houses only the shadiest of characters. It’s up to the famed CAPED CRUSADER to sweep Gotham clean of criminal activity using everything at his disposal, including crime-fighting vehicles as well as several baddie-bashing gadgets.

The villains are on the loose

Take control of the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin, as you build, drive, swing, and fight your way through Gotham City capturing escaped villains and putting them back in Arkham Asylum where they belong. Battle against legendary villains including The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and more to keep the streets of Gotham clean. Then, for the first time, jump into the story from the other side and play as Batman’s foes. Enjoy the power you wield as you spread chaos throughout the city.

LEGO Batman Logo

The Dynamic Duo

Key Features

  • Fight for justice as Batman and Robin or create chaos as The Joker, Catwoman and other villains, as you save or destroy Gotham City.
  • Rocket through sewers and bound across rooftops as you take the fight to the criminals across classic locations in Gotham City.
  • Fight on land, sea and in the air using a number of powerful Batman, Robin and villain-controlled vehicles, including the rocket-powered Batmobile, sleek Batboat and stealthy Batwing
  • Enhance the abilities of the Dynamic Duo with all new power suits, including the Magnetic Suit
  • Enjoy numerous game modes and levels: -Play through the game in Story Mode from both the hero and villain sides
    -Replay any level in Freeplay Mode with any characters you’ve unlocked. Access previously hidden areas to find additional rewards and bonus content
    -Collect LEGO studs and special LEGO bricks throughout the game to unlock tons of extra content including special power-ups and bonus levels
Sometimes it's good to be bad
Sometimes it’s good to be bad
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Where do they get those wonderful toys?
Where do they get those wonderful toys?
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  • Play as Batman, Robin or more than 12 dastardly villains — all in super-fun LEGO form
  • Master special superhero power-suits and new moves, along with the weapons unique for each character
  • Build and drive Lego versions of favorite vehicles like the Batmobile, Batboat and the Batwing
  • Customize characters, build and transform game environments, and challenge yourself with multi-layered collectibles and rewards
  • Designed for standard two-player, drop-in/out cooperative play

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Sungwoo Foldable Silicone Keyboard USB Wired Waterproof Rollup Keyboard for PC Notebook Laptop (Black)

Portable, Durable and Comfortable 
☀ Ultra slim and compact, this keyboard is perfect for travel, school, or any working environment. Quiet keystroke is a good match for library use. 
☀ Convenient for taking along after rolled up. Easy for operation and storage. This multimedia flexible keyboard makes your web surfing a breeze. 
☀ Unique design and production process provide amazing usage experience, keys are quiet, stable, soft, and responsive, can be used in silent environment without disturbing other people. 
☀ Plug and play, no driver required, compatible with all computer, notebook, laptop (Windows XP, 2000, Vista, Mac OS) . Meanwhile support OTG function for Android phones.

To protect the keyboard and extend service life, pls use the product properly and follow the tips below:
✍ This product cannot be contacted with oil or organic impregnate like actone.
✍ It cannot be pressed when it was rolled.
✍ Do not place heavy objects on in a long time.
✍ Do not pull or twist it, suggest rolling up the keyboard instead of folding hard when in need.

Specification:
☀ Power Supply: USB Interface
☀ Size: 15.8 x 4.9 inches
☀ USB wire length: 55 inches 
☀ Keyboard Button: 103 Keys

Package Content:
1 x Roll-up Silicone Keyboard

Note:
☞ As the keyboard is made of silicone, the silicone skin and circuit board inside the keyboard may stick together partially after long squeezing in transit, which may affect sensitivity of some keys. If you find some keys not very sensitive or do not work, pls pick up the keyboard, hold the indicator board and shake the whole keyboard for a moment (just keep it in vertical). It is to separate the silicone skin from the circuit board inside the unit and helps to restore its elasticity.

Product Features

  • Flexible, Soft, Foldable, Roll-up, Silent, Waterproof, Dustproof, Lightweight, Portable and easy to store. Multiple function make it an extraordinary computer keyboard!
  • Soft silicone material: Made of high intensity and high elasticity silicone gel, non-toxic and odorless. Flexible material allow you to fold it or roll up freely, very handy and convenient to take with notebook, laptop and mac.
  • Waterproof and dustproof: No additional keyboard cover skin required, food crumbs or dust can be easily cleaned thoroughly. Clean the silicone keyboard with water, alcohol, or alcohol based disinfectant.
  • Silent Click: Soft material allows discreet silent typing experience. No typing sound design makes you have a quiet working environment and avoid disturbing others. At night, it can keep your family have a good sleep and also keep you do work seriously.
  • Warm Tips: To protect the keyboard and extend service life, pls do not damage the item as following actions: stretch and twist keyboard; place heavy objscts on keyboard; spill liquid on keyboard; press on rolled up keyboard.

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Pro Tools 8 Kit: The complete professional workflow for music production

Ever wondered how to record using a click track or mix to a master deck in Pro Tools? How about wishing you had step-by-step guidelines, to get it done right and get it done quickly? In one convenient, easy-to-follow package, Pro Tools master Rob Shimonski brings you the Pro Tools 8 Kit, a book and website combination that will take you through every step of the production process and all the tips, tutorials and tricks that pros use to create perfect recordings. The book has full color screen shots illustrating the tools, functions and the new look of Pro Tools 8, and the website walks you through creating a recording, from setup through bouncing down your final track.
The Pro Tools 8 Kit covers more than just the software – it will help you make the most out of every recording session.

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Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide Second Edition

Essential Skills–Made Easy!

Create professional-quality web sites in no time with help from hands-on tutorials. Fully updated to cover the latest technologies and techniques, Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide, Second Edition, explains how to analyze site requirements and create a web-development proposal to plan and document your project. You’ll learn how to design an attractive, easy-to-use web site, focusing on key issues such as color, layout, navigation, typography, and images. Discover how to incorporate JavaScript, cascading style sheets (CSS), HTML/XHTML, Flash, and more to take your design from mockup to code. Boosting web site traffic through search engine optimization, e-mail design, and online advertising is also covered in this fast-paced guide.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts–Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert–Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Notes–Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips–Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Annotated Syntax–Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload

Wendy Willard is a designer, consultant, writer, and educator who has been involved in web design for more than 13 years. She is the author of HTML: A Beginner’s Guide, Fourth Edition, and other books.

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Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation

  • See the power of Silverlight in action
  • Learn the building blocks of animation in Silverlight 2
  • Includes over 180 example Silverlight projects

Silverlight is a phenomenally powerful animation tool, but few people know how to unlock its potential. Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation gives you the keys to all of that power.

It covers the basics of animation―that is, Silverlight’s storyboards and animations, which are used to provide interactivity to Silverlight applications. You’ll take an in-depth look at double, point, and color animations. You’ll also learn the difference between linear, spline, and discrete keyframes, and how they affect your objects as they move.

But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll go well beyond those simple timeline-based animations and learn how to create purely code-based animations. You’ll use vectors to make objects move and bounce off boundaries and each other. You’ll explore particle systems, kinematics, and collisions. You’ll also learn how to use trigonometry to animate objects and simulate 3D motion in a 2D environment. The essential trigonometry required to create complex motion is simplified and explained through a series of fascinating and fun examples that can be incorporated into your own applications, games, and experiments.

Whether you’re already familiar with Silverlight and you want to learn how to open it up, a Flash developer interested in expanding your skill set, or a web developer looking to take the next step into rich interactive application development, this book will bring you up to speed on Silverlight 2 and show you what it can do. From techniques for creating frame-based animations to learning how to simulate 3D in a 2D environment, there is something here to satisfy anyone’s appetite for animation and interactivity.

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Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories

Product Features

  • An all-new, epic adventure set in Liberty City, the 3-island metropolis from Grand Theft Auto 3. the game features a fully 3D experience exactly similar to the PS2 Grand Theft Autos.
  • An astounding technical achievement, Liberty City Stories pushes the PSP to its absolute limit, resetting the public’s understanding and expectations of what is possible on a hand-held gaming system.
  • Amazing visuals on the PSP due to enhanced draw distance, new lighting and shading models, as well as real-time reflections.
  • A massive non-linear storyline penned by Rockstar’s award-winning writing team.
  • Professional character voice acting and production.

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MP3 and the Infinite Digital Jukebox: A Step-By-Step Guide to Accessing and Downloading CD-Quality Music from the Internet

With MP3 technology, the era of accessing the full range of the world’s music and customizing it to individual taste has arrived. Written by music industry insider and former computer programmer Chris Gilbey, MP3 and the Infinite Digital Jukebox shows how to take advantage of this revolution. The book offers clear and simple instructions on how and where to find all the necessary applications for getting instant musical gratification from the new online music devices on the market. Topics covered include information about all the music file types, how to play them, how to “rip” them, how to burn your own CDs, and how to send music to others. The book reviews all the latest software and hardware, but also shows how it’s possible to avoid the expense and use existing resources.

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Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction: Web Design Production Methods from the Master Architect Builders (O’Reilly Digital Studio)

You’re a beginner who wants to design a state-of-the-art family web site. You’ve just started a new job, and you need to learn Dreamweaver fast. Or maybe you’re a professional who’s been using another program but is now switching to Macromedia’s leading web design tool. Learning Dreamweaver 8 gets you up to speed, quickly and efficiently.

Straightforwardly practical, with speed as the by-word, this hands-on guide focuses on the best practices for constructing both interactive and static web sites. While explaining core concepts clearly and thoroughly, so that beginners have a solid conceptural and technical foundation, it cuts through the clutter that might slow down a beginner tackling a subject as vast as web design and a tool as robust as Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction emphasizes learning by doing, with short, task-oriented chapters that demonstrate theory by presenting design solutions and explaining the principles that make them work. Plenty of screen shots, illustrations, and sample layouts accompany rapid prototyping techniques for site production.

Marc Campbell has been building web sites since 1997-for everything from comic book fan communities to state government portals and e-commerce applications. A Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver Developer and beta tester, he has taught web design to students at all levels and has written eight books on the subject.

Sidebars in Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction allow readers to decide how deeply they want to delve into the subject. “Best Bets” offer bottom-line recommendations for those who want to skip the general discussion, while “Behind the Scenes” sidebars provide more in-depth looks at particular topics for those who want more detail. Absolute beginner or faux debutante, you’ll learn proven procedures for quickly building Dreamweaver sites.

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The Avid Handbook: Advanced Techniques, Strategies, and Survival Information for Avid Editing Systems, 5th Edition

Brimming with workflow efficiencies for the experienced editor, The Avid Handbook teaches you the hows and whys of operating the system in order to reach streamlined, creative end solutions. The book emphasizes time-saving techniques, shortcuts, and workflow procedures- the true keys to getting a job done.

The book has also been updated to include new information on HD formats and workflows, color-correction and grading capability enhancements, MXF media standardization, and much more.

Also new to this edition are an 8 page 4-color insert, adding depth to the color-correction lessons, as well as running sidebars throughout the book, calling out time-saving tips and techniques.

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Flash CS5: The Missing Manual

Unlock the power of Adobe Flash and bring stunning animations to life onscreen. It’s easy with Flash CS5: The Missing Manual. You’ll start creating animations in the first chapter, and learn to produce effective, well-planned visuals that get your message across. This entertaining edition includes a complete primer on animation, a guided tour of the program’s tools, new illustrations, and lots of details on working with video.

Every chapter in this book provides step-by-step Flash tutorials. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced Flash designers will improve their skills.

  • Learn to draw objects, animate them, and integrate your own audio and video files
  • Add interactivity, and use special effects, morphing, and much more
  • Use Adobe AIR to create full-blown, desktop applications with Flash
  • Check your work with the book’s online example files and completed animations
  • Discover new Flash toolkits and features such as Frameless Animation
  • Learn how to automate your drawings and animations with ActionScript 3.0

With this book, you can get started with Flash CS5 with little or no programming experience. You’ll learn in jargon-free English exactly what you need to know to use Flash effectively, while avoiding common pitfalls right from the start.

5 Ways to Build Flash CS5 Projects Faster
By Chris Grover

Whether you’re creating the next South Park, showing video on your website, or designing a cool desktop game, you’re eager to get that project out the door as fast as possible. Here are five ways to save time when you’re building Flash projects:

Start Fast with Templates

1. Start Fast with Templates. With Flash CS5 templates, all the tedious, time-consuming setup is done for you. For example, you can choose between two different photo album templates–one even uses XML (extensible markup language) to manage the photo files. Almost a dozen different animation templates provide pre-designed control over movement and other visual effects. You can find working examples for drag-and-drop interfaces, lip syncing for animated characters, and walking figures using IK Bones.

2. Make It Move with Motion Presets. Want to make text zip onscreen, hang around long enough to be read, and then zip off? Want to make a ball drop from the sky, hit the ground, and then bounce back up? These are the kind of actions you can apply using motion presets. Simply drag a preset onto the object you want to move. Once you’ve applied a motion preset, you can tweak the motion using the usual Flash tools.

3. Hook Up with IK Bones. With IK Bones, the drawings in your Flash animations can have more realistic connections. You can connect the hip bone to the thigh bone, and then specify exactly how those bones rotate and affect each other as they move. In Flash CS5, the new Spring property lets you fine-tune the action and reaction for different types of motion.

4. Code Quickly with Code Snippets. Flash CS5 provides code snippets that you can drop into your projects and then customize for your own purposes. You’ll also find snippets for ActionScript tasks, like starting and stopping movies, timeline navigation, animation motion and effects, loading and unloading external files, and working with audio and video.

5. Step Lively with Code Hinting. Code hinting is more than just a reference manual. It also auto-completes keywords and chunks of code. That both saves time and keeps spelling errors to a minimum. Code hinting also prompts you to fill in parameters if your statement requires them.

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The Informatics Handbook: A guide to multimedia communications and broadcasting (Telecommunications Technology & Applications Series)

This is not a dictionary – and nor is it an encyclopedia. It is a reference and compendium of useful information about the converging worlds of computers, communications, telecommunications and broadcasting. You could refer to it as a guide for the Information Super Highway, but this would be pretentious. It aims to cover most of the more important terms and concepts in the developing discipline of Informatics – which, in my definition, includes the major converging technologies, and the associated social and cultural issues. Unlike a dictionary, this handbook makes no attempt to be ‘prescriptive’ in its definitions. Many of the words we use today in computing and communications only vaguely reflect their originations. And with such rapid change, older terms are often taken, twisted, inverted, and mangled, to the point where any attempt by me to lay down laws of meaning, would be meaningless. The information here is ‘descriptive’ – I am concerned with usage only. This book therefore contains keywords and explanations which have been culled from the current literature – from technical magazines, newspapers, the Internet, forums, etc. This is the living language as it is being used today – not a historical artifact of 1950s computer science.

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  • The Informatics Handbook A guide to multimedia communications and broadcasting Telecommunications Technology Applications Series

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Hamlet (Arkangel Shakespeare)

[Full-Cast Audio Theater Dramatization. Hamlet is played by Simon Russell Beale. Imogen Stubbs plays Ophelia, Jane Lapotaire is Gertrude, and Bob Peck is Claudius. Polonius is played by Norman Rodway.]

Shakespeare’s most famous play is one of the greatest stories in the literature of the world.

Distressed by his father’s death and his mother’s over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, prince of Denmark is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet’s beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy.

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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Hands-On Training

With its powerful combination of visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support, Dreamweaver MX 2004 is sure to become the constant companion of many Web developers. Here to get you hands-on with it fast is the definitive project-based training on the topic from one of the master teachers at Linda.com training. Using a combination of project-based lessons, guided exercises, and QuickTime tutorials, veteran author Garo Green walks you through all the Dreamweaver MX 04 basics: navigating the new interface, creating and managing Web sites, and linking among pages. You’ll learn about frames and forms, cascading style sheets, and Fireworks and Flash integration, and gobble up Garo¿s suggestions about best layout and typography practices. You’ll also find extensive coverage of all of Dreamweaver’s newest features: dynamic cross-browser validation, improved CSS support, built-in graphics editing, and more. Throughout, Garo shows you not just how to do something but why you¿re doing it and the results of your actions.

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CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide

A complete CTS Exam Study System

Published with InfoComm International, CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide offers comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist exam–the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification. This authoritative resource includes learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you prepare for the exam, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Visit the InfoComm web site to take an official CTS practice exam.

CD-ROM includes:

  • One complete electronic quiz
  • E-book, with bonus AV Essentials content
  • Bonus electronic quiz available for download (with free online registration)

Covers all CTS exam objectives, including how to:

  • Conduct a site survey
  • Gather customer information
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment
  • Develop a functional AV scope
  • Design, provide, and sell AV solutions
  • Conduct a vendor selection process
  • Market AV technologies
  • Operate AV solutions
  • Conduct maintenance activities
  • Manage AV business operations
  • Manage AV projects and personnel
  • Conduct estimating, purchasing, and job costing activities
  • Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

InfoComm International is the leading nonprofit association serving the professional information communications industry worldwide.

Sven Laurik is a Washington, D.C. area writer and consultant specializing in training development, human performance management, and information support.

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Final Cut Pro On the Spot: Time-Saving Tips & Shortcuts from the Pros (On The Spot {Series})

The evolution of Final Cut Pro continues to win over converts from other digital editing systems and challenge users of the earlier software versions. These users have been seeking an efficient way to learn about the powerful features of the application other than wading through tomes of documentation. Written by Apple-certified trainers, Final Cut Pro HD On the Spot is packed with more than 350 expert techniques for using Final Cut Pro HD, from mastering the interface to color correction, compositing, and media management. Experienced editors and novices alike will discover an invaluable reference to exporting and publishing their videos – whether they are looking to orient themselves to the newest version of the application or seeking techniques to improve their efficiency and creativity.

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Cyborg Theatre: Corporeal/Technological Intersections in Multimedia Performance (Performance Interventions)

This book articulates the first theoretical context for a ‘cyborg theatre,’ metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age. It covers a variety of examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world.

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AI for Game Developers: Creating Intelligent Behavior in Games

Advances in 3D visualization and physics-based simulation technology make it possible for game developers to create compelling, visually immersive gaming environments that were only dreamed of years ago. But today’s game players have grown in sophistication along with the games they play. It’s no longer enough to wow your players with dazzling graphics; the next step in creating even more immersive games is improved artificial intelligence, or AI.Fortunately, advanced AI game techniques are within the grasp of every game developer–not just those who dedicate their careers to AI. If you’re new to game programming or if you’re an experienced game programmer who needs to get up to speed quickly on AI techniques, you’ll find AI for Game Developers to be the perfect starting point for understanding and applying AI techniques to your games.Written for the novice AI programmer, AI for Game Developers introduces you to techniques such as finite state machines, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and many others, in straightforward, easy-to-understand language, supported with code samples throughout the entire book (written in C/C++). From basic techniques such as chasing and evading, pattern movement, and flocking to genetic algorithms, the book presents a mix of deterministic (traditional) and non-deterministic (newer) AI techniques aimed squarely at beginners AI developers. Other topics covered in the book include:

  • Potential function based movements: a technique that handles chasing, evading swarming, and collision avoidance simultaneously
  • Basic pathfinding and waypoints, including an entire chapter devoted to the A* pathfinding algorithm
  • AI scripting
  • Rule-based AI: learn about variants other than fuzzy logic and finite state machines
  • Basic probability
  • Bayesian techniques

Unlike other books on the subject, AI for Game Developers doesn’t attempt to cover every aspect of game AI, but to provide you with usable, advanced techniques you can apply to your games right now. If you’ve wanted to use AI to extend the play-life of your games, make them more challenging, and most importantly, make them more fun, then this book is for you.

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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook (Graphics Series)

Digital movie making has gone Hollywood! Though digital video has been long-embraced by independent movie makers, with recent releases like Star Wars: Episode II being shot with digital equipment, it’s clear that digital is here to stay. Fortunately, even if you don’t have access to the higher-end tools used by the major studios, you can still create professional-quality productions with a reasonably priced DV camera and your computer. With The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, Second Edition, you’ll learn everything you need to know to produce your own projects. Whether your goal is a feature-length production for theatrical release or film festival, or a short production for corporate or industrial use, this book will explain every step of the production process, from writing and planning, to shooting, editing and post-production effects. This new edition has been completely updated and reorganized to better reflect a typical DV production workflow. Extensive new material on writing is included, and expanded coverage of budgeting and financing can be found on the companion DVD. There is also detailed information on all the latest software and hardware, comprehensive new editing tutorials, and a new chapter on video technology basics. Whether you’re a film student, advertising professional, instructor, or hobbyist, this book will explain everything you need to know to get the job done. If you’re already an experienced filmmaker or videographer, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook, 2nd Edition will help you make the transition to the latest digital technologies.

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Adobe After Effects 6.0 Classroom in a Book

Tired of having your creative process held up as you wait for your computer to “think” (i.e., render)? Wait no longer! Whether you’re a broadcast pro, marketing specialist, or Web designer, if you work with video, you’ll welcome the dramatically accelerated 2D and 3D rendering afforded by the brand-new After Effects 6.0 ($699, Standard Edition; $999, Professional Edition). Here to help you dive right into Adobe’s motion-graphics and effects powerhouse is Adobe After Effects 6.0 Classroom in a Book. The team at Adobe has thoroughly revised the best-selling previous edition to cover all that’s new in this upgrade. Designed around a single complex project that’s broken down into manageable lessons, this book-and-CD package mimics a real-world workflow–but one you tackle at your own pace! The CD contains all the lesson files needed to complete the lessons.

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Sony Movie Studio 13 Suite [Download]

Movie Studio 13 Suite from Sony

Movie Studio 13 Suite
Movie Studio 13 Suite

A complete suite for your digital life

Contains:

Movie Studio 13, DVD Architect Studio 5, ACID Music Studio 10, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10, Production Music Soundtracks, Filters and effects from BorisFX, FXHOME, and NewBlueFX

A complete multimedia experience

Movie Studio 13 Suite brings four impressive Sony applications together to produce a complete multimedia experience. Create video in beautiful 4K (ultra HD) XAVCS or AVCHD, develop original music, and enhance multichannel audio. Weave your ideas into videos that can be uploaded directly to Facebook or burned to a DVD or Blu-ray Disc! Take control of your own creativity and make movies that matter. Movie Studio 13 Platinum is touch-enabled!Create movies on your touch PC or Sony VAIO Tap device. Bigger buttons, less menus, and Simple Edit Mode make editing videos easier than ever. Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit or Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit (including Windows 8.1) 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D) 500 MB hard-disk space for program installation 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended) IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape) USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders) 512 MB GPU memory Windows-compatible sound card DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only) Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only) Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only) Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc burning only) Microsoft . NET Framework 4.0 SP1 (included on application disc) Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service) You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. , a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration. Supported Formats: Import: AAC, AA3, AIFF, AVI, BMP, CDA, FLAC, GIF, JPEG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MVC, OGG, OMA, PCA, PNG, QuickTime, SND, SFA, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV, XAVC S Export: AAC, AC3, AA3, AIFF, AVC, AVI, BMP, FLAC, JPEG, LPEC, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MVC, OGG, PCA, PNG, TIFF, QuickTime, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV, XAVC S

Production modes

Production modes
Production Modes

Start in Simple Edit Mode; a great place to make basic edits and quickly finish your movie. Then, move to Advanced Edit Mode to create projects with multiple layers and effects.

Extensive Editing Options

Extensive Editing Options
Edit Anything, Anywhere!

Edit 4K and AVCHD files on the timeline. And take advantage of touch! Create projects on your desktop or Sony VAIO Tap PC

Record Audio

Record Audio
Record Audio

ACID Music Studio makes music creation easy. Record vocals and instruments in 24-bit/192 kHz sound. Import MP3s and songs from your CD collection for remixing and making DJ sets.

Use MIDI

Use MIDI
MIDI

Record live MIDI tracks, or record in step time on the drum grid. Play them through unique instruments and the included TruePianos Amber Lite virtual instrument plug-in.

Produce Audio

Produce Audio
Produce Audio

Produce your audio with more than 30 built-in effects including EQ, delay, chorus, and reverb, as well as the included 1,001 Sound Effects

Process Audio

Process Audio
Process Audio

Create karaoke tracks with the Vocal Eraser tool. Give your sounds clarity and punch with the Audio Enhancer plug-in by iZotope.

Product Features

  • A complete suite for your digital life
  • Contains: Movie Studio 13 Platinum, ACID Music Studio 10, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10
  • Extras: BorisFX Continuum Units, FXHOME HitFilm plug-ins, iZotope Vocal Eraser, NewBlueFX 3D Titling and Video Eff ects, Studio Devil British Valve Custom Guitar Amp, 50 Sony Sound Series: Production Music Soundtracks
  • Create video in beautiful 4K (ultra HD) XAVCS or AVCHD, develop original music, and enhance multichannel audio
  • Weave your ideas into videos that can be uploaded directly to Facebook or burned to a DVD or Blu-ray Disc

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Streaming Media Done Right: The Complete Guide to Media Servers and Their Connections

If all you want to do is stream MP3 files on your home entertainment system, do not buy this book. But if you want to make a high-quality media server to stream audio and video from anywhere in the world (including MP3), then yes, you should definitely buy this book. You will learn in step-by-step fashion how to transition your existing audio and video library from lossy, low-resolution technology to lossless ultra-high resolution media. Also included is a logical migration path for those with a champagne appetite on a beer budget. This is another one of my very popular Do-It-Yourself guides written in everyday language. If you have ever entertained the thought of streaming your audio and video media but did not know where to begin, this guide can help you make informed choices and unravel the mystery behind this technology. If you already have a streaming media system and want to find ways to make it better, this guide can also help you understand how to do just that. Knowing how and why things work the way they do can help you identify and eliminate the weak links in your system that prevent it from achieving its optimal performance.

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Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver’s signature witty and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that display step-by-step procedures and the finished product. This second edition offers even more in-demand information on stage management, drawing and drafting (both by hand and CAD), lighting fixtures, and special effects. Also new to this edition are current articles from Lighting and Sound America, brand new diagrams that illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, and a plethora of information on European conversions, standards, and practices, making the skills you learn applicable to stage jobs on either side of the ocean!

The accompanying website, www.stagecraftfundamentals.com is bursting with additional material such as an instructor’s manual, CAD drawings, color theory, manufacturing information, and so much more to help you along the way as you learn all about the world of theatre production!

Praise for the Book:

Beautifully written! The author has succeeded in relaying technical theatre information without being too technical and putting the reader to sleep.  I read three sentences and instantly knew this book was for me and the way I teach.  When I think back on  the insufferable intro to tech theatre books I had to read, I feel cheated I didn’t have this one as a student.  I will be using this text in my class! — Rob Napoli, Designer and Technical Director at Penn State University, Berks Campus

This text has temped me to return to teaching with a textbook for the first time in seven years.  The language is both accessible and informal yet the text goes a long way in debunking some of the typical jargon that may alienate students just getting into the field, or trying it out for the first time.  The illustrations (the text is full of them) coupled with the stories reinforce the fundamental information being conveyed. — John Paul Devlin, Associate Professor of Theatre at Saint Michael’s College

What a great idea!  Thank heavens someone is doing this for students at that impressionable age.  That has been one of my mantras – education of teachers and students on the use of scenic materials.  The teachers don’t have enough time in college to learn and do everything they have to teach.  Most get thrown into the theatre area by default and struggle with designing/building/painting the scenery. — Jenny Knott, Rosco

Stagecraft Fundamentals is beautifully illustrated throughout, and the pofusion of color on every page gives this textbook the appearance of a coffee table book.  The writing is clear and personal, which should be very appealing to students.  Rita Carver covers all aspects of theatre production from scenery, to lighting, to an actor’s makeup.  Her close ties to the New York theatre scene gives this book a special insight into the professional world, one that goes well beyond what is found in most college textbooks. — John Holloway, Professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Kentucky and President of the International Association of Theatrical stage Employees (IATSE) Local 346.

I can’t thank you enough for Stagecraft Fundamentals.  I have been teaching stagecraft since 1976 and you have saved me from the nightmare of writing a text to suit my class needs..After two semesters with your text, I have found that I had more time to develop the skills necessary within the classroom than before.   The humor that you have infused in the book has enticed my students to read on.  That alone makes this text invaluable.
–Meta Lasch, Assistant Professor, West Liberty University

Product Features

  • Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

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The Wedding Video Handbook: How to Succeed in the Wedding Video Business (DV Expert Series)

For readers who want to become part of the thriving wedding video industry, Wedding Video Handbook explains everything a wedding videographer needs to know. Each chapter explores a different part of either the business or the production ends, and covers topics including secrets for getting clients, selecting the proper equipment, and tips on capturing special wedding moments despite difficult filming conditions. The book includes handy primers on marketing and advertising, handling phone calls and appointments, pre-production preparations, what to shoot on the wedding day, interacting with other vendors, editing and packaging the DVD or video, and generating referrals. Fully up-to-date with information on the newest tools and equipment used in this rapidly-evolving market as well as the cutting-edge trends in wedding video products, Wedding Video Handbook is packed with practical advice from a pro who has spent years in the field.

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Green Screen Production Master Class: Learn by Video

Master essential green screen skills! This focused workshop provides three hours of high-quality video training on shooting green screen and covers everything from setup to producing the shoot to compositing the footage. Author, trainer, and production/compositing expert Jeff Foster starts by introducing you to various concepts and explains how to create the right green screen scenario for your needs. Then, you’ll learn how to set up your background and talent, work with lighting and scopes, explore virtual sets, use helpful iPad apps, and composite the footage.

Duration: 2 HR 58 min
User Level: Beginning/Intermediate

1 Keying and Matte Extraction Overview

2 Green and Blue Screen Materials

3 Proper Lighting and Camera Setup

4 Planning the Shoot

5 Professional and DIY Lighting Setups

6 Software Options

7 Working with Virtual Sets

8 Compositing Footage

9 Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots

10 Designing the Corporate Green Screen Studio

11 Lighting and Measuring Tools on Portable Devices


System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher
1 GHz processor or higher
2 GB RAM or higher
1 GB Free HD Space (does not include lesson files)

(Please note that this DVD can be viewed only on a computer. It will not work in DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player.

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Atlantic Maxsteel 3020 432 CD/228 DVD/114 VHS/ 8-Tier Media Rack Black

Say goodbye to clutter with Atlantic’s rugged and stylish 8-shelf multimedia storage rack. You can pack it with up to 440 CDs or 228 DVDs or 120 VHS tapes, or some combination of the three. You can adjust the shelving height to suit your media, and the rack is constructed of heavy-gauge steel for long life and countless rearrangements of your favorite music and movies.Say goodbye to clutter with Atlantic’s rugged and stylish 8-shelf multimedia storage rack. You can pack it with up to 432 CDs or 228 DVDs or 114 VHS tapes, or some combination of the three. You can adjust the shelving height to suit your media, and the rack is constructed of heavy-gauge steel for long life and countless rearrangements of your favorite music and movies.

Product Features

  • Holds 432 Cds, 228 Dvds Or 114 Vhs Tapes
  • Adjustable Shelves
  • Steel Construction
  • 8 Shelves
  • Black
  • 8 adjustable-height shelves
  • Holds up to 432 CDs or 228 DVDs or 120 VHS tapes
  • Rugged steel construction
  • Black finish
  • Measures 24 x 48 x 6 inches (W x H x D)

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Earth Science: Rock ‘N Learn

Want an exciting way to learn important facts and get ready for an earth science test? Marko the Pencil and his friend Terra take learners on a fascinating journey to Marko’s Super Science Station where it’s easy and fun to understand science concepts and boost test scores. This science DVD covers the Solar System, weather and the water cycle, types of rocks, properties of minerals, volcanoes and plate tectonics, weathering, and alternative energy. Meets the National Science Education Standards.

Award Winning!
iParenting Media Award, Best Product
Mom’s Choice Awards
Parent’s Choice Approved
Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, Kids First! Endorsement
The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
Creative Child Magazine Award, DVD of the Year
The Toy Man Seal of Approval

Product Features

  • Grades 3rd – 8th. Approx. 61 minutes

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Soft Leather Mouse Pad with Pen Holder Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Swayze Suede

This leather Mouse Pad with Pen Holder, handmade with rustic accents is meant to be passed on to future generations. This item is the perfect gift for friends and family, and with the Pen Holder this is ideal for graphic designers. If you own the Hide and Drink MacBook Sleeve, then this product will coordinate with it seamlessly. Style up your desk at work and impress your colleagues with this sleek Mouse Pad with a handy Pen Holder. The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, it also offers a natural and durable look. Our Swayze Suede is manufactured through a thorough and meticulous process. Once we remove the hair from the hide, we prepare the fibers for tannage. These tannins couple with the fibers, and converts into a leather and halts the decomposing process. Next, the leather is treated with oils and salts, creating a material that is durable and long-lasting. Before coloring, the leather is cut down and fined to get that beautiful, soft to the touch texture of our swayze suede.

Product Features

  • Handmade from a Single Piece of Hide & Drink’s Swayze Suede
  • Appearance Improves with Age and Usage
  • Great Addition For Your Office
  • Perfect For Graphic Designers
  • Slim and Attractive Handmade Design

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Mini Microphone,Hmane 3.5mm Hands Free Clip On Mini Microphone For PC Laptop – Black

Features:

.Special sound production, special sound head design, high sensitivity, low noise, clear voice, wide dynamic range
.Fashion style Portable black microphone for PC Computer
.Small, compact design allows you to easily clip it to your shirt, tie or pocket
.Hands-free communication, with clip, can be clip on the collar
.Fashion and Light weight design
.Work with all multimedia of 3.5mm port
.Ideal for internet phone

Specifications:

.Color: White
.Material: Plastic + Metal
.Product Size: 150mm
.Product Weight: 20g
.Package Dimensions: 12*8*1cm
.Package Weight: 40g
.Packing: PU Bag

Package Content:

.1 x Mini Microphone

Product Features

  • .Special sound production, special sound head design, high sensitivity, low noise, clear voice, wide dynamic range
  • .Small, light weight and compact design allows you to easily clip it to your shirt, tie or pocket
  • .Hands-free communication with clip, can be clip on the collar
  • .Work with all multimedia of 3.5mm port
  • .Fashion style Portable black microphone for PC Computer

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BEHRINGER CE500A-WH

High-Performance, Active 80-Watt Business Environment Speaker System

Product Features

  • Multi-purpose, 80-Watt, active speaker for commercial indoor installations (restaurants, shops, exhibitions), multimedia, home recording studio and audio/video production
  • Exceptional sound quality, wide dynamic range and ultra-linear frequency range from 60 Hz to 23 kHz
  • Powerful 5 ½” woofer with extremely light-weight cellulose cone and high-resolution ½” tweeter
  • Integrated limiter for ultimate system control and speaker protection
  • Ultra-low noise Mic/Line input with Volume control and peak LED

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DC12V 3.5MM Car Power Supply Inverter 3.5Meters Charger Cable for Edog Radar GPS Speed Detector AUTO Multimedia Headrest Monitor Phone Tablet by HitCar(08MM)

Feature:

3.5 Meters Cable with Power Switch(Output)
3.5MM DC 12V / USB Female Plug (5V/3.5A)
Auto protection: Over voltage, over current, over temperature, short circuit
Long term stable and reliable quality
. for most E-DOG Radar Car multimedia

Production Parameters:

DC Plug: DC 12V/ 3.5MM / 3A
USB Plug: 3.5A/5V
Cable Length: 3.5 Meters
Working Temp: -40¡ã-80¡ã

Package Content:

Car Charger x1
Fuse x1
Cable Clip x5

Product Features

  • 3.5 Meters Cable with Power Switch Output
  • 3.5MM DC 12V USB Female Plug (5V/3.5A)
  • Auto protection: Over voltage, over current, over temperature, short circuit
  • for most E-DOG Radar Car multimedia
  • DC Plug: DC 12V/ 3.5MM/3A USB Plug: 3.5A/5V

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