Filmmaking

Filmmaking books covering Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting, Postproduction, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics and all aspects of the filmmaking process. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge

Our filmmaking books are filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies and written by the best in the business. No matter what your filmmaking interest is or your skill level, we have the tools to help you master your craft.

 

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8Series in Filmmaking

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478New Products

  • Basic Cinematography: A Creative Guide to Visual Storytelling book cover

    Basic Cinematography

    A Creative Guide to Visual Storytelling, 1st Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    The cinematographer must translate the ideas and emotions contained in a script into something that can be physically seen and felt onscreen, helping the director to fulfil the vision of the film. The shots may look good, but they will not serve the story until the composition, lenses, and lighting…

    Paperback – 2019-03-11
    Routledge

  • The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution: Managing the Process book cover

    The Guide to Managing Postproduction for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution

    Managing the Process, 3rd Edition

    By Barbara Clark, Susan Spohr, Dawn Higginbotham, Kumari Bakhru

    The updated third edition of this popular book offers a clear and detailed overview of the postproduction process, showing readers how to manage each step in taking a film, TV, or media project from production to final delivery, from scheduling and budgeting through editing, sound, visual effects,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-06
    Routledge

  • Video Field Production and Editing book cover

    Video Field Production and Editing

    8th Edition

    By Ronald J. Compesi

    In the eighth, revised edition of this book, Ronald J. Compesi offers a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the  aesthetics of small-scale, single-camera video production in field environments, from planning through postproduction, in a range of different programming formats. Written in…

    Paperback – 2019-03-06
    Routledge

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  • Sheni Kruger, Editor, Filmmaking

    Sheni Kruger is a commissioning editor on the Focal Press/Routledge Filmmaking list. She commissions globally in the areas of production, cinematography, directing, and screenwriting and outside the US in the areas of documentary, producing, business/law, marketing/distribution, and television. Sheni welcomes proposals for academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

  • Emma Tyce, Editor, Filmmaking

    Emma Tyce is a commissioning editor on the Focal Press/Routledge filmmaking and video list. She commissions globally in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, 3D/VR, and sound, and in the US in the areas of documentary, producing, business/law, marketing/distribution, and television. Emma welcomes proposals for academic textbooks in these areas, as well as proposals for books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

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