By Bev Speight
Everyone can be an artist!Discover 30 fast and fun art projects that anyone can do. You don't need specialist equipment or experience -- you'll be amazed how easy it is to create eye-popping artworks with just the everyday stuff you have to hand! Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. Experiment more, look beyond the obvious, and most of all enjoy yourself while making great art.
Forty Ways to Write I Love You
By Lana Hughes
Learn 40 creative hand-lettering styles. Starting with an overview of necessary materials and a brief introduction to the art of typography, you will master a huge range of modern calligraphy styles. Easy to follow step-by-steps will teach you how to use frames, borders, shapes, banners, and other decorative flourishes to enhance your penmanship. Practise pages accompanying each style invite you to try out your newfound lettering skills. This lettering book has one major difference: Each unique design says 'I Love You' in a different language.
Fashion and Lifestyle Photography
By Dixie Dixon
Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as:· Professional case studies· Behind the scenes· Lighting diagrams & gear· How to build your careerFrom finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen."Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally
Focus in Photography
By John Neel
Focus is an often overlooked but powerful creative tool for photographers, made all the more powerful and accessible in the digital era. In his latest book John Neel takes you into an exploration of advanced focus that will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer.These pages will show you everything, from high-end techniques to create infinite focus, through to using it as an artistic tool, directing your viewer's eye around your photographic composition.Undoubtedly the most in-depth coverage of this fundamental aspect of photography you'll find anywhere, this book will be a valuable asset for any student, enthusiast looking for a new creative angle, commercial product photographer, or online traders.
Fifty Paths to Creative Photography
By Michael Freeman
The most important practical photography book in a decade. "A really inspiring book" - Amateur Photographer magazineThe eagerly awaited follow up to global bestseller The Photographer's Eye will show you the paths the greatest photographers took to excellence so you too can take stand-out thrilling photographs.In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree"By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.
Fashion: The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book
By Rachel Ann Lindsay
Twenty high-fashion designs by illustrator Rachel Ann Lindsay have been transformed into challenging dot-to-dot puzzles. Each comprising at least 1000 dots, they provide hours of fun, and you will be rewarded with a stunning collection of fashion illustrations that you'll want to keep.Now take off those high heels and discover the most stylish way to unwind!
By Tim Grierson
Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built - the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie - good dialogue, story pacing and character development are the framework everything else hangs on. Featuring in-depth interviews with modern masters of film including Stephen Gaghan, Guillermo Arriaga, Caroline Thompson, Hossein Amini, David Hare, David Webb Peoples and Jean-Claude Carrière, this book reveals the mysteries behind how the best scripts are written and reach the screen.
By Geoffrey Macnab, Sharon Swart
Responsible for hiring all members of cast and crew from the director onwards, the producer's role is central to the making of any film and responsibilities can include everything from script development to securing financing to masterminding a film's marketing campaign. While few film producers are household names, they wield a degree of control that only the biggest-name directors can aspire to. As with all of the FilmCraft titles, this book is based on new indepth interviews and features such greats as Tim Bevan, Marin Karmitz, Jeremy Thomas, Jon Kilik, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jan Chapman, and Peter Aalbæk Jensen.
FilmCraft: Production Design
By Fionnuala Halligan
Production designers are artistic masters in their own right. They are responsible for the 'look' of a movie; joining productions at an early stage, they coordinate costume design, special effects, set design, make-up, and location scouting to ensure a unified visual appearance. In Production Design, 16 production designers share their insights, anecdotes, and technical achievements, through a series of exclusive interviews. Fascinating for both film fans and practitioners, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to learn about the craft of some of the greatest film artists of our time.
Fashion Photography 101
By Lara Jade
Fashion photography is one of the most appealing markets for any new photographer, but also one of the most challenging, combining as it does a group of disciplines, from the more technical makeup and editing roles to the photography itself.With digital technology and good planning, however, you can tackle as many of these as you please, and offer the best possible service to your client, whether that's an international magazine taking your career to the next level, or a friend needing to look good on Facebook. After all, they're just as important to you.This book will teach you everything there is to know about fashion photography in the digital age, including the roles of the whole creative team, making it the only book you'll ever need, whether you're taking your first ever shot, working with a pro model for the first time, or taking on major clients.
Florals: 30 Postcards: Original Designs from the Archives of Susan Collier Sarah Campbell
This beautiful postcard book features 30 of the most beloved floral patterns from the renowned and respected Collier & Campbell design partnership.
By Mike Goodridge
Ultimately responsible for the creative content on screen, directors are the captains of the ship on every film. All actors and heads of department report to them. Some directors are also writers, employing unique styles of dialogue and characterizations. Others, like Pedro Almodóvar, create inimitable visual and tonal styles that set their films apart from the crowd. Unlike the other volumes in the FilmCraft series, Directing covers all the disciplines of film art that pass through the director's hands, from development and writing, to working with actors, designers and cinematographers, to post-production and distribution.
FilmCraft: Costume Design
By Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Actors often say they only really assume the identity of their character when they have donned the costumes painstakingly created for them by the costume designer. In this volume of the FilmCraft series of books, 16 of the world's leading costume designers come together to share their inspiration and knowledge with the reader. They provide insights into the challenges of building a team, working with budgets, and collaboration with production designers, actors and directors. Designers featured include Academy Award winners Janty Yates, Jenny Beavan, Lindy Hemming and Yvonne Blake.
The Flash Photography Field Guide
By Adam Duckworth
Shooting with any kind of flash whether a simple light on your camera, a remotely-triggered unit, or a complete studio setup completely changes the photographic experience. No longer do you simply need to be aware of light; now you need to know how to shape it to meet your needs.The Flash Photography Field Guide will show you exactly how to do this, whether you're shooting models in a studio, live sports events, or something as special as the wedding of a loved one. This book covers the details of setting up and using modern TTL flash systems, and the creative and technical choices you'll come across, from syncing the flash with the camera to modifying the quality of the light.
By Mike Goodridge, Tim Grierson
As chief collaborators with the directors on a film, cinematographers are artistic masters in their own right. In Cinematography sixteen of the world's greatest "painters of light" share their insights, anecdotes, and technical achievements through a series of exclusive interviews. Fascinating for both film fans and practitioners, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to stand on the other side of the camera, with some of the greatest film artists of our time.
By Justin Chang
The value of the editor's craft to a finished film cannot be underestimated, and it's no surprise that directors rely heavily on the same editor over and over again. Seventeen exclusive interviews with some of the world's top film editors, including Walter Murch, Virginia Katz, Joel Cox, Tim Squyres and Richard Marks, explore the art of film editing; its complex processes, the relationship with other film practitioners, and the impact of modern editing techniques.The Filmcraft series is a ground-breaking study of the art of filmmaking-the most collaborative and multidisciplinary of all the arts. Each volume covers a different aspect of moviemaking, offering in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners in the field. Forthcoming titles include Cinematography, Directing, Costume Design, Production Design, Producing, Screenwriting, and Acting.