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ABOUT THIS LIBGUIDE
This Library Guide presents a selection of additions to the Library collection for Games & Media. This includes some of the latest acquisitions of (e-)books, video games, board games, links to the latest editions of key journals, and the latest developments in Library resources and services.
For additional information and suggestions for improvement please contact our Games & Media information specialist Linda Hurkmans
NEW BOOKS [ DOMAIN MEDIA ]
The Star Wars Archives. 1977-1983. 40th Anniversary Edition by Star Wars exploded onto our cinema screens in 1977, and the world has not been the same since. After watching depressing and cynical movies throughout the early 1970s, audiences enthusiastically embraced the positive energy of the Star Wars galaxy as they followed moisture farmer Luke Skywalker on his journey through a galaxy far, far away, meeting extraordinary characters like mysterious hermit Obi-Wan Kenobi, space pirates Han Solo and Chewbacca, loyal droids C-3PO and R2-D2, bold Princess Leia Organa and the horrific Darth Vader, servant of the dark, malevolent Emperor. Writer, director, and producer George Lucas created the modern monomyth of our time, one that resonates with the child in us all. He formed Industrial Light & Magic to develop cutting-edge special effects technology, which he combined with innovative editing techniques and a heightened sense of sound to give audiences a unique sensory cinematic experience. In this first volume, made with the full cooperation of Lucasfilm, Lucas narrates his own story, taking us through the making of the original trilogy--Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI Return of the Jedi--and bringing fresh insights into the creation of a unique universe. Complete with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, on-set photography, stills, and posters, this is the authoritative exploration of the original saga as told by its creator. About the series TASCHEN turns 40 this year! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program--now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.
Call Number: 791.425 LIB 11
Publication Date: 2020-12-1
Directing by Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive exploration into the art and craft of directing for film and television. It's filled with practical advice, essential technical information, and inspiring case studies for every stage of production. This book covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film, and concentrates on developing the human aspects of cinema to connect with audiences. The fully revised and updated 6th edition features new sections on using improvisation, the development of characters for long form television series, visual design, the role of the digital imaging technician, film promotion and distribution, alongside expanded information on contemporary color grading tools, stylistic approaches and genre, workflows, blocking scenes for the camera and more. The book emphasizes independent and short form cinema which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. Recognizing that you learn best by doing, it includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew members. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop your artistic identity, find credible and compelling stories, choose and work with your cast and hone your narrative skills. Directing shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. The accompanying companion website includes film analysis exercises, shooting projects, checklists and assignment forms, analytical questionnaires, updated production forms and logs for all phases of a project with links to additional resources and set safety advice.
Call Number: 791.44 LIB 56
Publication Date: 2020-02-26
Lesbians on Television by The twenty-first century has seen LGBTQ+ rights emerge at the forefront of public discourse and national politics in ways that would once have been hard to imagine. In Lesbians on Television, Kate McNicholas Smith maps concurrent contemporary shifts in lesbian visibility within popular media, focusing on the small screens of Europe and North America. Central to these shifts has been a re-imagining of queer lives--or a "new queer visibility"--as LGBTQ+ characters have become increasingly visible within popular culture. Kate McNicholas Smith explores this increased visibility through the lens of television, and in doing so, she identifies a "new lesbian normal"--a normalization of lesbian subjects that both helps and hinders those it represents. Structured around five central case studies of popular British and American television shows featuring lesbian, bisexual, and queer women characters--The L Word, Skins, Glee, Coronation Street, and The Fosters--the book develops a detailed analysis of the shaping of a new "lesbian normal" through representations of LGBTQ+ figures, and examines their televisual representation and reception. Presenting critical queer and feminist theory alongside empirical research that includes interviews and multi-platform media analyses, McNicholas Smith works to untangle the social, political, and cultural implications of new visibility in a period of significant social change in the LGBTQ+ experience.
Call Number: 659.32 LIB 573
Publication Date: 2020-11-29
Film Directing: Shot by Shot - 25th Anniversary Edition by Shot by Shot is the world's go-to directing book, now newly updated for a special 25th Anniversary edition! The first edition sold over 250,000 copies, making it one of the bestselling books on film di-recting of all time. Aspiring directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers, many of whom are now working professionals, learned the craft of visual storytelling from Shot by Shot, the most com-plete source for preplanning the look of a movie.The book contains over 800 photos and illustrations, and is by far the most comprehensive look at shot design in print, containing storyboards from movies such as Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Dead-pool, and Moonrise Kingdom. Also introduced is the concept of A, I, and L patterns as a way to sim-plify the hundreds of staging choices facing a director in every scene.Shot by Shot uniquely blends story analysis with compositional strategies, citing examples then il-lustrated with the storyboards used for the actual films. Throughout the book, various visual ap-proaches to short scenes are shown, exposing the directing processes of our most celebrated au-teurs -- including a meticulous, lavishly illustrated analysis of Steven Spielberg's scene design for Empire of the Sun.
Call Number: 791.44 LIB 59
Publication Date: 2019-04-29
The Stanley Kubrick Archives by In 1968, when Stanley Kubrick was asked to comment on the metaphysical significance of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he replied: "It's not a message I ever intended to convey in words. 2001 is a nonverbal experience... I tried to create a visual experience, one that directly penetrates the subconscious with an emotional and philosophic content." Now available as part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, The Stanley Kubrick Archives borrows from the director's philosophy. From the opening sequence of Killer's Kiss to the final frames of Eyes Wide Shut, it allows the masterful visuals of Kubrick's films to impress through a sequence of compelling, mesmerizing stills. We uncover Kubrick's creative process through fascinating archival material, including set designs, sketches, correspondence, documents, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules. Accompanying the visual and archival material are essays by noted Kubrick scholars, articles written by and about Kubrick, and a selection of Kubrick's best interviews. The result is a visual, archival, and scholarly journey through masterworks of 20th-century cinema and the meticulous mind of the director behind them. About the series Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
Call Number: 791.441 LIB 35
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Breaking into UK Film and TV Drama by Breaking Into UK Film and TV Drama, written by industry insider Matt Gallagher (founder of crewing website thecallsheet.co.uk) is a comprehensive guide for new entrants to the UK's creative industries, offering in-depth advice and practical tips on how to break into the business and build a sustainable career. The book also includes unique contributions and advice from leading organisations such as AMPAS, BAFTA, Creative Skillset, Film London and WFTV, as well from Oscar and BAFTA-winning talent including Amma Asante (director, A United Kingdom), Steven Hall (VFX DoP, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Rebecca O'Brien (Producer, I, Daniel Blake). Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of the British Film Commission,says: "A refreshingly honest, remarkably comprehensive view of the challenges, opportunities, and obstacles faced by those entering the UK film industry. Backed up by well-researched facts, historical analysis and real insight from an array of talented professionals it is a valuable guide to this wonderful business." Lizzie Evans, runner (Holby City, Spectre), says: "The ultimate secret weapon for anyone aspiring to work in drama. Packed full of facts and information and with interesting insights from industry pros, this book will equip you with all the knowledge you need to kickstart your career (and give you tips on how to get ahead once you're in)." A comprehensive guide to finding work in UK Film and TV Drama for new entrants and graduates. Includes information on... How to find work in the Film and TV Drama industry How Prep, Production, and Post really works Understanding the paperwork Guide to the UK job market and production companies How to write a brilliant CV and cover letter Advice on networking, finding jobs & building a career Plus.... 10+ interviews with experienced Oscar and Bafta-winning crew 50 'pearls of wisdom' from the best in the business (more below) 100+ job titles and departments explained 200+ Film and TV terms explained in our glossary 250+ useful links and resources Insight from the people who worked on Gravity to Game of Thrones, This is England to Downton Abbey, Sherlock to Bond. You will find this book packed with authoritative insider knowledge from some of the very best in the business Includes exclusive comments and career advice from: Lord David Puttnam, Producer, Chariots of Fire Carola Ash, Director of AMPAS (The Oscars) Europe Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive, BAFTA Alison Small, Chief Executive, The Production Guild Dinah Caine CBE, CEO, Creative Skillset Amma Asante, Director, Belle Roy Button, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Productions Jacqui Taunton-Fenton, Head of BBC Drama Talent Jed Mercurio, Writer/Director, Line of Duty Debbie Vertue, Head of Production, Hartswood Films, Sherlock John Yorke Head of Company Pictures Rebecca O'Brien, Producer, Sixteen Films, I, Daniel Blake Gillian Berrie, Producer, Sigma Films, Under the Skin Sarah Greenwood, Production Designer, Beauty and the Beast Neil Corbould, Special Effects Supervisor Saving Private Ryan Nigel Heath, Hackenbacker Studios, Downton Abbey Nicky Ball, Creative England Crew & Facilities Manager Vicki Allen & Tamana Bleasedale, Calltime Company David Worley, Camera Operator, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones Andy Lowe, Gaffer, Paddington Flora Moody, Make Up & Hair Artist, The Avengers: Age of Ultron James Cox, Stunt performer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mark Sanger, Editor, Gravity
Call Number: 791.44 LIB 58
Publication Date: 2016-07-11
The Insider's Guide to Factual Filmmaking by The Insiders' Guide to Factual Film-Making is an accessible and comprehensive 'how to' guide about the craft of making documentaries for TV, online or social media. Film-maker Tony Stark distils a long career at the BBC and as an independent producer to explain the conceptual, visual, editorial and organisational skills needed to make impactful and stylish factual films. Interviews with top industry professionals in the UK and US - commissioners, executive producers, film-makers, strand editors and media lawyers - add valuable insight and authority to this book. For more experienced film-makers The Insiders' Guide tells you how to get the green light for undercover investigations, how to tell film stories online and on social media, and how to budget a factual film. This is a key text for anyone who wants to succeed in the rapidly changing, competitive freelance markets in Britain and America. It provides expert guidance to students on film-making courses, journalists wanting to move from print to video and non-professionals with an interest in film-making. Whatever the final destination of your film - and whatever the budget - The Insiders' Guide provides a vital roadmap. The book's accompanying website is a 'show-me' resource for new directors: with 24 specially-shot film clips illustrating the key rules of filmic grammar and sequence shooting - together with downloadable versions of essential production forms.
Call Number: On order
Publication Date: 2020-08-10
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Did you know.....?
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Are you interestes in adding video tutorials to your (oline) education? All BUas staaf & students have access to Linkedin Learning. Linkedin Learning is an online learning platform, featuring thousands of video tutorials by industry experts. It includes online courses on a wide range of topics, including media, film production, documentary filmmaking and more:
Film and television production
FILMS, SERIES & DOCUMENTARIES
Hidden Förstfödd by Nothing is quite what it seems in 'Hidden', where dark secrets, unsuspected identities and supernatural forces converge against the captivating backdrop of modern day Stockholm.
Call Number: 659.32 LIB 567
Publication Date: 2019
Sthlm requiem by Based on Kristina Ohlsson's novels, the series follows unconventional but cunning criminologist Fredrika Bergman who joins a special investigations unit in Stockholm.
Call Number: 659.32 LIB 569
Publication Date: 2019
Below the surface by Copenhagen, 15 innocent people are held hostage underground in a subway train.
Call Number: 659.32 LIB 565
Publication Date: 2019
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