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The Book The Filmmaker s Eye
The Author Gustavo Mercado
The Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date2013-05-20
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 208
ISBN 9781136057335
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them. Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots. This book has struck a chord worldwide and is being translated into several languages After a short introduction to basic principles, a variety of shots are deconstructed in the following format: - Why It Works: an introduction to a particular type of shot - How It Works: callouts point out exactly how the shot works the way it does--the visual rules and technical aspects in action - Technical Considerations: the equipment and techniques needed to get the shot. - Breaking the Rules: examples where the "rules" are brilliant subverted


The Book The Filmmaker s Eye The Language of the Lens
The Author Gustavo Mercado
The Publisher Focal Press
Release Date2015-06-01
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 224
ISBN 0415821312
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Understanding the language of the lens is key for today's filmmakers and cinematographers. Lenses and the different images they produce have the power to propel story, evoke dramatic/emotional responses from the audience, as well as give a film a certain aesthetic. Today, interchangeable lens systems are more accessible than ever due to their decreasing prices and the increasing amounts of cameras that allow for interchangeable lens use. While some cinematography books touch on the use of different lenses, this is the first book to treat the topic with the breadth it commands. Following the same format of the author's first book, the very successful, Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition, Filmmaker's Eye: Language of the Lens shows readers in a visually-stunning way how crucial lens selection is to the design and intentions of a filmmaker's visual story. Scenes from a wide range of movies are shown in 4-color, and then broken down to convey what lens was used, why it was used, and how the reader can use that lens on their own film to achieve the look, story, and emotions they seek.


The Book De rivier van Herakleitos
The Author Etienne Vermeersch
The Publisher Houtekiet
Release Date2015-04-30
Genre Philosophy
Pages
ISBN 9789089244031
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Wijsbegeerte, zei Bertrand Russell, is een hardnekkige poging om zo helder en redelijk mogelijk te denken. De rivier van Herakleitos bespreekt de geschiedenis van de westerse wijsbegeerte met Russells omschrijving als rode draad. Plato, Aristoteles, Descartes, Spinoza, Popper, Rorty en vele anderen passeren de revue en worden in hun context geplaatst. Bovenal maken de auteurs duidelijk welke problemen deze filosofen bezighielden en hoe ze die probeerden op te lossen. De ontwikkeling van de experimentele methode in de zeventiende eeuw maakte het mogelijk om veel wijsgerige problemen wetenschappelijk aan te pakken. Dat betekende niet dat de wijsbegeerte overbodig werd. Tot vandaag zijn er talloze problemen van ethische, politieke en kennistheoretische aard, waarvan men niet weet hoe men ze strikt wetenschappelijk kan oplossen. Sommigen leiden hieruit af dat onze antwoorden steeds relatief zijn. Maar het behoort net tot de taak van de filosofie op zoek te gaan naar een rationele en objectieve aanpak, ondanks het gebrek aan een wetenschappelijke methode. Tegelijk moet het wijsgerig onderzoek aantonen hoe drogredenen ontstaan, hoe kennis soms verkeerd of onvoldoende gefundeerd wordt en hoe men tot onterechte conclusies komt en verkeerde verbanden legt. De rivier van Herakleitos beschrijft, op eigenzinnige wijze, hoe de grootste filosofen dat deden en daarbij vaak gebruikmaakten van, of zich spiegelden aan, de wiskunde en wetenschappen van hun tijd. Etienne Vermeersch (1934) studeerde klassieke filologie en wijsbegeerte aan de Universiteit Gent. Hij doceerde er diverse filosofische vakken en was ook vicerector. Hij publiceerde ondermeer De ogen van de Panda en Van Antigone tot Dolly. In 2008 werd hij door Knack verkozen tot meest invloedrijke intellectueel in Vlaanderen. Johan Braeckman (1965) studeerde wijsbegeerte en menselijke ecologie aan de Universiteit Gent, de Vrije Universiteit Brussel en de University of California. Hij doceert aan de Universiteit Gent en was ‘Socrates hoogleraar’ aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Hij publiceerde boeken over bio-ethiek, Darwin en de evolutietheorie. http://www.houtekiet.be/boeken/p/detail/de-rivier-van-herakleitos-e-book


The Book The Hypersexuality of Race
The Author Celine Parreñas Shimizu
The Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date2007-07-30
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 339
ISBN 082234033X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A study of the Asian woman as sexual icon in visual culture.


The Book Three Documentary Filmmakers
The Author William Rothman
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2009-03-05
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 246
ISBN 1438425023
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.


The Book Eye on the World
The Author Judy Stone
The Publisher
Release Date1997
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 826
ISBN UOM:39015041368781
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: More than 200 filmmakers from forty countries are included in this unique and engrossing look at cinema around the world. They are profiled in discussions with Ms. Stone that get to the heart of these artists' works and their underlying views of the world - the political and cultural contexts - that inform their works. Definitely not a dry-as-dust academic survey, this inviting and enlightening blend of conversations and commentaries, most of which are drawn from the author's long-running film column for the San Francisco Chronicle, is a must-read for all who enjoy intelligent filmmaking.


The Book Media Computing
The Author Chitra Dorai
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date2002-06-30
Genre Computers
Pages 198
ISBN 1402071027
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Media Computing: Computational Media Aesthetics is an essential reference for both professional and academic researchers in the fields of content management, media analysis, video indexing, video annotation, semantic indexing, MPEG-7, and multimedia systems. It will also be of interest to those working in signal processing, image processing, computer vision, audio analysis, and speech processing. With the explosion of digital media and online services, a key challenge is the automation of content annotation, indexing and organizing for efficient media access, retrieval and browsing. Today, a major failing of automated media annotation systems is the semantic gap - the incompatibility between the low-level features that can be computed now to describe media and the high-level meaning sought by user queries in search for audio and video. This book explores the new area of computational media aesthetics to bridge the semantic gap. It brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, from computer scientist to content creators from engineers to media specialists, to highlight recent advances in this area. It examines the elements of media production and aesthetics principles in order to establish the foundation for semantics indexing, and to build innovative and effective technologies for content annotation, search, and browsing. Media Computing: Computational Media Aesthetics outlines strategic means and methods to derive high level semantic constructs from automatic analysis of media. It is suitable for the use as a text in courses on multimedia and informational retrieval.


The Book Bummer
The Author Janice Shapiro
The Publisher Catapult
Release Date2010-10-10
Genre Fiction
Pages 210
ISBN 9781593763862
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The women featured in these stories have one thing in common: Theyre having a terrible day. Theres the housewife so entranced by the pristine order of her neighbors belongings that she cant stop herself from breaking into their home. Theres the mother easing her young son through the trauma of a murder, suddenly confronted with the reappearance of his father. Theres the vulnerable middle-aged woman stuck in a coffee-chain job alongside snotty college kids, the talent manager supervising a corral of misguided young stars, and the spiky-haired artist who literally dumps her slacker fiance—from a moving car—and moves angrily through Vegas, hitting the bars and casinos before engaging in an ill-advised fling with a sleazy player named Ramon. Janice Shapiro has created a cast of utterly distinct outsiders, yet her earthy warmth and asymmetrical humor so suffuse the stories that they surge with a collective voice, and the readers experience is that of getting to know a group of close-knit but independent friends. Shapiros gift for pitch-perfect dialogue—along with her instinctual ease in writing about such fraught topics as commercial sex, death, and the everyday tragedies of growing older—makes her voice one to be relished: tough-minded, sardonic, intimate, and free.


The Book The Exploding Eye
The Author Wheeler W. Dixon
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date1997
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 250
ISBN 0791435652
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explores the work of lesser-known American experimental filmmakers whose films, though well-received and influential, have been excluded from the dominant film canon.


The Book The Radio Eye
The Author Jerry White
The Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release Date2009-11-17
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 285
ISBN 1554582121
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Radio Eye: Cinema in the North Atlantic, 1958–1988, examines the way in which media experiments in Quebec, Newfoundland, the Faroe Islands, and the Irish-Gaelic-speaking communities of Ireland use film, video, and television to advocate for marginalized communities and often for “smaller languages.” The Radio Eye is not, however, a set of isolated case studies. Author Jerry White illustrates the degree to which these experiments are interconnected, sometimes implicitly but more often quite explicitly. Media makers in the North Atlantic during the period 1958–1988 were very aware of each other’s cultures and aspirations, and, by structuring the book in two interlocking parts, White illustrates the degree to which a common project emerged during those three decades. The book is bound together by White’s belief that these experiments are following in the idealism of Soviet silent filmmaker Dziga Vertov, who wrote about his notion of “the Radio Eye.” White also puts these experiments in the context of work by the Cuban filmmaker and theorist Julio García Espinosa and his notion of “imperfect cinema,” Jürgen Habermas and his notions of the “public sphere,” and Édourard Glissant’s ideas about “créolité” as the defining aspect of modern culture. This is a genuinely internationalist moment, and these experiments are in conversation with a wide array of thought across a number of languages.


The Book The Cinema of Me
The Author Alisa Lebow
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2012-05-29
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 288
ISBN 9780231850162
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When a filmmaker makes a film with herself as a subject, she is already divided as both the subject matter of the film and the subject making the film. The two senses of the word are immediately in play – the matter and the maker—thus the two ways of being subjectified as both subject and object. Subjectivity finds its filmic expression, not surprisingly, in very personal ways, yet it is nonetheless shaped by and in relation to collective expressions of identity that can transform the cinema of 'me' into the cinema of 'we'. Leading scholars and practitioners of first-person film are brought together in this groundbreaking collection to consider the theoretical, ideological, and aesthetic challenges wrought by this form of filmmaking in its diverse cultural, geographical, and political contexts.


The Book The Tactile Eye
The Author Jennifer M. Barker
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date2009-05-27
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 208
ISBN 0520943902
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Tactile Eye expands on phenomenological analysis and film theory in its accessible and beautifully written exploration of the visceral connection between films and their viewers. Jennifer M. Barker argues that the experience of cinema can be understood as deeply tactile—a sensuous exchange between film and viewer that goes beyond the visual and aural, gets beneath the skin, and reverberates in the body. Barker combines analysis of embodiment and phenomenological film theory to provide an expansive description of cinematic tactility. She considers feminist experimental film, early cinema, animation, and horror, as well as classic, modernist, and postmodern cinema; films from ten national cinemas; and work by Chuck Jones, Buster Keaton, the Quay Brothers, Satyajit Ray, Carolee Schneemann, and Tom Tykwer, among others.


The Book 1968
The Author Roel Janssen
The Publisher Uitgeverij Balans
Release Date2018-01-23
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789460037818
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Het jaar 1968 behoort tot de iconische jaren van de twintigste eeuw. Het is een kanteljaar, waarin alles mogelijk lijkt. 1968 is het jaar van de Meirevolutie in Parijs, de Praagse Lente, het verzet tegen de oorlog in Vietnam, het bloedbad van My Lai, de moorden op Martin Luther King en Robert Kennedy, de Yippies bij de Democratische conventie in Chicago, de zwarte handschoenen bij de Olympische Spelen in Mexico en Amsterdam als 'magies centrum'. Over de hele wereld komen jongeren in opstand tegen de gevestigde orde. De protesten worden gevoed door het ideaal van een andere samenleving en het geloof in de nieuwe mens. Ze gaan gepaard met psychedelische experimenten, harde strijd en emancipatiebewegingen van zwarten en vrouwen. Bevrijding is het sleutelwoord. Maar 1968 eindigt als een jaar van restauratie: de bestendiging van de regering van president De Gaulle in Frankrijk, de Sovjetinval in Tsjecho-Slowakije en de verkiezing van Richard Nixon in de Verenigde Staten. Desondanks hebben de culturele, maatschappelijke en politieke invloeden van 1968 nu, een halve eeuw later, niets aan betekenis ingeboet. In dit enerverende, kleurrijke boek neemt Roel Janssen, die in mei 1968 naar Parijs trok om getuige te zijn van de studentenrevolte, de lezer mee op een wereldreis door het revolutiejaar. Het is een gedreven journalistiek verslag dat de gebeurtenissen van vijftig jaar geleden in perspectief plaatst en de herinneringen aan dat veelbewogen jaar levend houdt. 'You Say You Want a Revolution', een verwijzing naar de hit van The Beatles in 1968, onderscheidt zich door een spannende verteltrant vol smakelijke details en oog voor de zelfoverschatting van de generatie van '68.


The Book Ineffably Urban Imaging Buffalo
The Author Dr Miriam Paeslack
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2013-12-21
Genre Political Science
Pages 226
ISBN 1409458024
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: While illustrated by Buffalo in particular, this book examines a broader phenomenon: the identity of those cities that were built and blossomed during the late 19th and early 20th century and are now in different stages of decline and disintegration. Bringing together a range of scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, art and architecture, this volume looks at both the literal city image and urban representation generated by photographs, video, historical and contemporary narratives, and grass-root initiatives. It investigates the notion of agency of media in the city and, in return, what the city’s agency is.


The Book Een werkweek van 4 uur
The Author Timothy Ferriss
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2017-01-25
Genre Business & Economics
Pages
ISBN 9789402308723
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Vergeet het oude concept van hard werken tot aan je pensioen en stel je spannende levensplannen niet uit Vraag Timothy Ferriss wat hij aan het doen is, en de kans is groot dat je als antwoord krijgt: ‘skiën in de Andes’, ‘duiken in Panama’ of ‘tangodansen in Buenos Aires’. Ferriss heeft namelijk het achterhaalde idee van ‘eerst werken, dan leven’ ingeruild voor een rijk leven in het hier en nu. Niet geld stelt je daartoe in staat, maar de nieuwe economische factoren tijd en mobiliteit. Wacht niet langer, zeker niet in tijden van economische onzekerheid. En vergeet het achterhaalde idee van werken tot je pensioen. Of je nu die grote wereldreis wilt maken, een maandelijks salaris van vijf cijfers wilt met zo weinig mogelijk inspanning, of gewoon minder wilt werken en meer wilt genieten – Een werkweek van vier uur geeft het antwoord. Dit revolutionaire boek wijst je de weg naar een nieuw leven van weinig werkuren, veel vrije tijd en geld in overvloed, of je nu een overwerkte loonslaaf bent of een ondernemer die klem zit in het succes van zijn bedrijf. De pers overEen werkweek van 4 uur ‘Geweldig! Dit boek zal je leven veranderen.’ The New York Times ‘Zijn adviezen snijden en hout en zijn soms verfrissend anders en eigenwijs.’ Aktueel ‘Het kan: veel verdienen, weinig werken.’ Intermediair


The Book The Unsilvered Screen
The Author Graeme Harper
The Publisher Wallflower Press
Release Date2007
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 179
ISBN 190476486X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Leading critics from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan offer fresh, provocative views of canonical Surrealist works from Luis Buñuel, Jan Svankmajer, and David Lynch. They also offer lively analyses of surrealist aspects of contemporary Japanese, Russian, and British cinema, Disney animation, digital cinema, and documentary, exploring the vibrant effect and considerable legacy of surrealism on film.


The Book The Innocence of the Eye
The Author Edward Spiegel
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 179
ISBN STANFORD:36105111796277
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Slavko Vorkapich was an artist, special effects artist, film theoretician, director, and montage specialist who is most noted for his montage work on many classic films, including Viva Villa, David Copperfield, San Francisco, The Good Earth, and Mr Smith. This engaging, well-written meditation on the essential expressive nature of movies is a profound yet practical guide to such basic filmmaking techniques as camera angle, image framing, camera and image motion and direction, editing styles, and image sequencing. Drawing on examples from both classic and contemporary films, the author shows how certain film techniques can shape an audience's perception and empathy. This unique guide presents filmmaking principles that transcend periods, genres, and styles and address makers of all types of films -- dramas, documentaries, experimental films and music videos.


The Book Women Filmmakers
The Author Jacqueline Levitin
The Publisher UBC Press
Release Date2003-01-01
Genre Feminism and motion pictures
Pages 480
ISBN 0774809035
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What difference does it make when a woman wields the camera? Women Filmmakers: Refocusing casts a critical eye on the often-overlooked work of women filmmakers. It provides a rich sampling of the wealth of thought and experience of women in the film industry and brings together in a unique way the views of creators and critics from around the world.


The Book Maori and Aboriginal Women in the Public Eye
The Author Karen Fox
The Publisher ANU E Press
Release Date2011-12-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 257
ISBN 9781921862625
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "From 1950, increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Māori women became nationally or internationally renowned. Few reached the heights of international fame accorded Evonne Goolagong or Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and few remained household names for any length of time. But their growing numbers and visibility reflected the dramatic social, cultural and political changes taking place in Australia and New Zealand in the second half of the twentieth century. This book is the first in-depth study of media portrayals of well-known Indigenous women in Australia and New Zealand, including Goolagong, Te Kanawa, Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Dame Whina Cooper. The power of the media in shaping the lives of individuals and communities, for good or ill, is widely acknowledged. In these pages, Karen Fox examines an especially fascinating and revealing aspect of the media and its history -- how prominent Māori and Aboriginal women were depicted for the readers of popular media in the past."--Publisher's description.


The Book Jezus van Nazaret
The Author Paul Verhoeven
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre
Pages 291
ISBN 9029085029
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Speculatieve levensbeschrijving van Jezus van Nazareth, door de Nederlandse filmregisseur.