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FdA Year 1: Essential Reading
The camera assistant's manual by
Excel as an Assistant Cameraman in today's evolving film industry with this updated classic. Learn what to do, and what NOT to do, during production and get the job done right the first time.
Grammar of the shot by
Whether you're just learning how to frame a shot or simply looking for a refresher, Grammar of the Shot gives you the tools you need to build a successful visual story that flows smoothly and makes sense to your audience.
How not to write a sreenplay by
All good screenplays are unique, but all bad screenplays are the same. Flinn's book will teach you how to avoid the pitfalls of bad screenwriting and arrive at one's own destination intact.
Producing great sound for film and video by
Make your film or video project sound as good as it looks with this complete training course by audio guru Jay Rose. You get hundreds of professional, real-world techniques that you can employ from pre production through the final mix.
Single-camera video production by
Intended for the beginning media student and as a reference for experienced media professionals to review the rapidly changing technology and production techniques in the digital media production field.
MMU Harvard Referencing
Manchester Metropolitan University has a standard version of the Harvard referencing style called MMU Harvard.
FdA Year 2: Essential Reading
Master shots by
Gives filmmakers the techniques they need to execute complex, original shots on any budget. By using powerful master shots and well-executed moves, directors can develop a strong style and stand out from the crowd.
On film-making by
An invaluable analysis of the director's art and craft, from one of the most revered of all film school directors. Alexander 'Sandy' Mackendrick directed classic Ealing comedies plus a Hollywood masterpiece, Sweet Smell of Success.
New Books: Essential Reading
BA Year 3: Essential Reading
Cite them right by
All assignments need to include correct references: this book shows you how.
Critical thinking skills by
A leading guide that will help you to develop reflective thinking skills, improve your critical analysis and construct arguments more effectively.
Data collection by
This innovative book provides students and researchers alike with an indispensible introduction to the key theoretical issues and practical methods needed for data collection.
Doing a literature review by
Reviewing the literature for a research project can seem a daunting, even overwhelming task. New researchers, in particular, wonder: Where do I start? What do I do? How do I do it? This book offers practical and comprehensive guidance.
Your research project by
You'll find everything you need to embark upon your research project and write your proposal with confidence.
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