The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie by Eric Lewis

By Eric Lewis

The Video paintings of Sylvia Safdie brings into concentration the entire video oeuvre of a pioneering Canadian artist. Tracing the advance of Safdie's paintings and its implications for the way forward for media paintings, this quantity presents a beautiful viewpoint on her video clips and units a brand new regular for the presentation of video paintings in e-book shape. Safdie's central video works are provided within the kind of greater than 2 hundred photos, chosen and organized to signify the content material, rhythm, and move of the movies themselves. along the wealthy illustrations, the publication explores Safdie's video artwork via a considerate advent to the artist and insightful serious essays. Eric Lewis relates her movies to her works in different media, considers how she poses key questions within the philosophy of paintings, and addresses matters referring to Jewish artwork and identification. He discusses the advanced courting among Safdie's video pictures and the improvised song she usually employs as soundtracks. An essay through song student and conductor Eleanor Stubley explores the connection among the physique and brain in Safdie's video clips, laying off mild at the emotive and sensorial traits of the respiring physique. a colourful attract either the attention and the brain, The Video artwork of Sylvia Safdie showcases an artist on the leading edge of video and intermedia artwork and demonstrates how her paintings is consultant of the following level in creative explorations of time, swap, corporeality, and our position in nature.

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Steadicam: Techniques and Aesthetics by Serena Ferrara

By Serena Ferrara

During this targeted examine, Serena Ferrara examines the progressive effect of the Steadicam on filmmaking.

The Steadicam has freed-up the digicam operator to stick with a film's move, anywhere it truly is occurring. Serena Ferrara explains the rules wherein the Steadicam is operated and the impression it has on filmmaking, together with the results it may possibly produce on monitor, on a film's narrative, on its viewers, and at the director's creativity.

additionally featured are interviews with motion picture execs, within which a number of perspectives of the Steadicam are provided in an open dialogue. Interviewees include:

Garrett Brown
Giuseppe Rotunno
John Carpenter
Mario Orfini
Larry McConkey
Nicola Pecorini
Haskell Wexler
Ed DiGiulio
Vittorio Storaro
Caroline Goodall

Anyone all in favour of, or enthusiastic about, the method of filmmaking with locate this an enlightening and inspirational research.

*Written by means of an skilled Steadicam user
*Features an interview with Garrett Brown, the inventor of the Steadicam
*Covers either artistic and useful problems with using Steadicam

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State-of-the-Art in Content-Based Image and Video Retrieval by Xenophon Zabulis, Stelios C. Orphanoudakis (auth.), Remco C.

By Xenophon Zabulis, Stelios C. Orphanoudakis (auth.), Remco C. Veltkamp, Hans Burkhardt, Hans-Peter Kriegel (eds.)

Images and video play a vital position in visible info structures and multimedia. there's a rare variety of purposes of such structures in leisure, enterprise, paintings, engineering, and technological know-how. Such purposes usually concerned huge photo and video collections, and accordingly, trying to find photos and video in huge collections is turning into a massive operation. end result of the dimension of such databases, potency is essential. We strongly think that photograph and video retrieval want an built-in method from fields reminiscent of picture processing, form processing, conception, database indexing, visualization, and querying, and so on.
This e-book includes a choice of effects that was once provided on the Dagstuhl Seminar on Content-Based snapshot and Video Retrieval, in December 1999. the aim of this seminar was once to assemble humans from some of the fields, with the intention to advertise info trade and interplay between researchers who're drawn to a variety of facets of getting access to the content material of picture and video info. The ebook offers an summary of the cutting-edge in content-based snapshot and video retrieval. the themes lined through the chapters are built-in procedure features, in addition to thoughts from snapshot processing, machine imaginative and prescient, multimedia, databases, photos, sign processing, and data thought.
The e-book should be of curiosity to researchers and pros within the fields of multimedia, visible details (database) platforms, laptop imaginative and prescient, and knowledge retrieval.

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Lire et écrire un scénario: Le scénario de film comme texte by Isabelle Raynauld

By Isabelle Raynauld

Qu’est-ce qu’un « bon » scénario ? remark savoir si l’ultime model de ce scénario est prête à tourner ?

Si le scénario est écrit pour être réalisé, il est aussi, forcément, un texte qui doit être lu. L’écriture et l. a. lecture sont traitées dans cet ouvrage comme un couple inséparable, vehicle nos manières de lire le scénario importent autant, sinon plus que son écriture. 

Comment aider un scénariste à écrire ? Qu’attendons-nous du scénario, qu’espère-t-on y trouver ? Qu’ont en commun les scénarios qui ont donné des movies forts et mémorables ? Pourquoi tant de scénarios ne seront-ils jamais réalisés ? Le scénario est un désir de fi lm et il en est aussi l. a. promesse. remark réussir à écrire ce que comme scénariste nous aimerions voir à l’écran ? 

À toutes ces questions ce livre apporte des réponses précises et suggest des clés d’écriture et une réflexion sur le fonctionnement textuel du scénario. 

Isabelle RAYNAULD est scénariste, réalisatrice, consultante en scénarisation et professeure au département d’histoire de l’art et cinéma à l’Université de Montréal.

Elle a écrit plusieurs scénarios (en français et en anglais) et réalisé des movies de fiction et des documentaires dont Le Minot d’or ; Histoires de zizis ; Le cerveau mystique et Un homme à l’île de Sark.

Elle détient un doctorat de l’université de Paris VII sur l’histoire, l. a. théorie et los angeles pratique du scénario des débuts du cinéma à aujourd’hui. Son prochain movie porte sur le cerveau et los angeles musique.

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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video: Expert Tips from by Jay Rose

By Jay Rose

In generating nice Sound for movie and Video, [/b]Fourth Edition[/b] audio guru Jay Rose revises his well known textual content for a brand new new release of filmmakers. You’ll research sensible, time-saving how you can recover recordings, remedy issues of current audio, create compelling tracks, and enhance your filmmaking to the subsequent level!

Here you’ll locate real-world suggestion and functional directions for each point of your soundtrack: making plans and budgeting, box and studio recording, modifying, sound results and track, audio fix, processing, and combining. Rose’s mix of strong technical info and a transparent, step by step strategy has made this the go-to booklet for manufacturers and movie scholars for over a decade.

New during this edition:
• Insights and from-the-trenches guidance from best professionals
• directions for purchasing the simplest effects from new DSLRs and electronic recorders
• An all-new better half site with downloadable diagnostics, examples, and workouts so that you can try
• What you must learn about new rules for instant mics and broadcast loudness
• An improved "How Do I repair This?" part that can assist you resolve difficulties quickly
• even if you’re an aspiring filmmaker who wishes higher tracks, or an skilled expert searching for a reference, generating nice Sound for movie and Video, Fourth version has the data you need.

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27 Movies from the Dark Side by Roger Ebert

By Roger Ebert

Occasionally there's simply not anything extra soaking up than gazing a film that really seems to be at lifestyles at the darkish facet, revealing these darkish components of human nature that we discover so facinating. In Roger Ebert's alternatives of 27 video clips from the darkish aspect, he deals a various choice from a glance on the seamy part of lifestyles in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods homicide long gone fallacious in Blood easy. Throw in classics from Alfred Hitchcock, infamous and Strangers on a teach, and French excursions de strength, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbi and you've obtained the primer on movie noir.

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Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema (Historical by Gino Moliterno

By Gino Moliterno

The old Dictionary of Italian Cinema presents a greater realizing of the position Italian cinema has performed in movie background via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black-&-white photographs, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, videos, manufacturers, corporations, awards, movie credit, and terminology.

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Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, by Shahriar Akramullah

By Shahriar Akramullah

Electronic Video ideas, tools, and Metrics: caliber, Compression, functionality, and gear Trade-off research is a concise reference for pros in a variety of purposes and vocations. It specializes in giving the reader mastery over the options, equipment and metrics of electronic video coding, in order that readers have enough figuring out to decide on and music coding parameters for max effects that will swimsuit their specific wishes for caliber, compression, pace and power.

The sensible features are many: importing video to the net is barely the start of a development the place a client controls video caliber and pace by means of buying and selling off numerous different components. Open resource and proprietary purposes corresponding to video electronic mail, inner most celebration content material iteration, enhancing and archiving, and cloud asset administration might supply additional regulate to the end-user.

Digital video is often compressed and coded for simpler garage and transmission. This strategy consists of visible caliber loss as a result of ordinary facts compression innovations and calls for use of excessive functionality computing structures. A cautious stability among the volume of compression, the visible caliber loss and the coding pace is important to maintain the complete method price down, whereas providing a superb person event for numerous video purposes. while, energy intake optimizations also are necessary to get the task performed on reasonably cheap customer platforms.

Trade-offs will be made between those elements, and suitable concerns are quite vital in resource-constrained low strength units. to raised comprehend the trade-offs this publication discusses a finished set of engineering ideas, innovations, equipment and metrics. It additionally exposes readers to methods on the best way to differentiate and rank video coding ideas.

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Warren Oates: A WIld Life (Screen Classics) by Susan A. Compo

By Susan A. Compo

Although he by no means reached the lead actor prestige he worked so relentlessly to accomplish, Warren Oates (1928--1982) is without doubt one of the so much memorable and expert personality actors of the Seventies. together with his rugged seems and measured demeanor, Oates crafted advanced characters who have been instantaneously brazen and considerate, wild and subdued. buddies have in mind the hard-living, hard-drinking actor as sort and being concerned, but in addition occasionally as suggest as a blue-eyed satan. Married 4 occasions, keen on highway journeys in his RV affectionately often called the "Roach Coach," and well-known for performances for administrators starting from Sam Peckinpah to Steven Spielberg, Warren Oates remained a Hollywood outsider ideally fitted to the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies counterculture. Born within the small city of Depoy in rural western Kentucky and reared in Louisville, Oates started his profession within the overdue Fifties with bit elements in tv westerns. even though infrequently profitable paintings, it was once in this time Oates met renegade director Sam Peckinpah, setting up the artistic courting and damaging friendship that produced a few of Oates's such a lot unforgettable roles in journey the excessive kingdom (1962), significant Dundee (1965), and The Wild Bunch (1969), in addition to a number one half in deliver Me the top of Alfredo Garcia (1974). notwithstanding Oates maintained a detailed organization with Peckinpah, he had a penchant for operating with numerous visionary administrators who understood his process and have been desirous to enlist the sophisticated abilities of the consummate personality actor. With aiding roles in within the warmth of the evening (1967), The employed Hand (1971), Badlands (1973), 1941 (1979), and Stripes (1981), Oates introduced stable performances for filmmakers as assorted and proficient as Norman Jewison, Peter Fonda, Terrence Malick, Steven Spielberg, and Ivan Reitman. Oates's offscreen character used to be simply as complicated as his on-screen personality. infamous for being a nightlife reveler, he used to be as delicate and introspective as he was once outgoing and at risk of classes of exuberant, and from time to time unlawful, extra. notwithstanding he by no means turned a marquee identify, Warren Oates keeps to persuade actors like Billy Bob Thornton and Benicio Del Toro, in addition to administrators similar to Quentin Tarantino and Richard Linklater, all of whom have mentioned Oates as a massive idea. In Warren Oates: A Wild lifestyles, writer Susan Compo skillfully captures the tale of Oates's eventful existence, indulgent way of life, and influential occupation.

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