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Looking at Movies, Third Edition is an accessible and visually dynamic introduction to film studies that offers more media support and a lower price than all of its competitors. The Third Edition of Looking at Movies is as visually engaging and fun to read as previous editions, and now contains new material on film history, film genre, and cultural contexts, and even more help with film analysis. Supplementary materials, conceived and created by the authors, integrate seamlessly with the text. Two DVDs contain nearly four hours of film clips, frame sequences, short films, and animations to show what the text describes. The Looking at Movies student website provides an abundance of review and ancillary materials, including the Writing About Movies guide. FEATURES Always accessible and interesting; now comprehensive, too. Looking at Movies is a visually dynamic introduction to the elements of film form, and with the addition of new material, it’s a comprehensive introduction as well. The Third Edition adds in-depth (but jargon-free) coverage of three areas: film history, film genres, and the connections between film and culture. More help with film analysis than any other text. Every element of the Looking at Movies package features pedagogy to help students in their critical viewing and analytical writing, including model analyses, end-of-chapter materials, DVD tutorials, and the Writing About Movies guide. The most visually dynamic text on the market. The four-color design of Looking at Movies is easy on the eyes and fun to read. But, more importantly, it shows students what the text describes. Two DVDs (packaged with all new copies of Looking at Movies) provide nearly four hours of moving-image content. The most useful, best-integrated media package. The two DVDs and student website offer an abundance of pedagogically useful and visually dynamic multimedia content. Conceived, directed, hosted, edited, and narrated by coauthor and filmmaker Dave Monahan, each DVD tutorial directly relates to and complements the content in the book. The student website features multimedia quizzes, printable screening worksheets, and other review materials linked to an easy-to-use gradebook, as well as the Writing About Movies guide.
Writing About Movies offers students two books in one: a handy guide to the process of academic writing and a brief but thorough introduction to the basics of film form, film theory, and film analysis. Written by the director of the writing program at Dartmouth College and the authors of the leading introductory film-studies text, Writing About Movies is the only writing guide a student of film will need.
Updated in a new 6th edition, Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.
New to the Third Edition: New or expanded sections covering: Pandemic Flu Response to Hurricane Katrina FDA Regulation of Tobacco Promoting Physical Activity Poisoning (now the #2 cause of injury death) Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries National Children's Study Coal Ash and other unregulated waste from power plants Medical errors Information Technology New information/discussion on: H1N1 swine flu Conflicts of interest in drug trials Problems in planning for the 2010 census Genomic medicine Cell phones/texting while driving National birth defects prevention study The new HPV vaccine controversy Lead paint in toys imported from china Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates The recent Salmonella outbreak in Peanut Butter Contaminated drug imports from China Managed care efforts to control medical costs Evaluation of Healthy People 2010 and planning for Healthy People 2020 New examples including: Andrew Speaker/Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis Football players and increased risk for dementia later in life.
The Grip Book, Fourth Edition has been updated and revised to be even more valuable to professional grips—the "jack-of-all-trades and master of all" on a film or video set. Grips install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment needed on a set, such as lighting stands, cameras, and any specialty equipment needed for a shoot. This new edition contains the latest information about the latest equipment and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry including CGI screen setup and 'cleaning up the perms.' The Grip Book also teaches readers how to become a professional grip and have a successful career, and will continue to be an indispensable learning tool and reference for grips of all experience levels. * Known as "the bible" for grips on TV and movie sets, professionals know it and love this well-respected and heavily-illustrated classic from a knowledgeable and well-known author and grip * Includes a website with visual demonstration videos and hundreds of illustrations help clarify and demonstrate concepts * Covers new topics such as CGI screens and perms and includes a slew of new glossary terms and slang words that all grips need to know
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