The Sound Handbook

Author: Tim Crook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136521097
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'Tim Crook has written an important and much-needed book, and its arrival on our shelves has come at a highly appropriate time.' Professor Seán Street, Bournemouth University The Sound Handbook maps theoretical and practical connections between the creation and study of sound across the multi-media spectrum of film, radio, music, sound art, websites, animation and computer games entertainment, and stage theatre. Using an interdisciplinary approach Tim Crook explores the technologies, philosophies and cultural issues involved in making and experiencing sound, investigating soundscape debates and providing both intellectual and creative production information. The book covers the history, theory and practice of sound and includes practical production projects and a glossary of key terms. The Sound Handbook is supported by a companion website, signposted throughout the book, with further practical and theoretical resources dedicated to bridging the creation and study of sound across professional platforms and academic disciplines.

The Film Handbook

Author: Mark de Valk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113650852X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Film Handbook examines the current state of filmmaking and how film language, technique and aesthetics are being utilised for today’s ‘digital film’ productions. It reflects on how critical analysis’ of film underpins practice and story, and how developing an autonomous ‘vision’ will best aid student creativity. The Film Handbook offers practical guidance on a range of traditional and independent ‘guerrilla’ film production methods, from developing script ideas and the logistics of planning the shoot to cinematography, sound and directing practices. Film professionals share advice of their creative and practical experiences shooting both on digital and film forms. The Film Handbook relates theory to the filmmaking process and includes: • documentary, narrative and experimental forms, including deliberations on ‘reading the screen’, genre, mise-en-scène, montage, and sound design • new technologies of film production and independent distribution, digital and multi-film formats utilised for indie filmmakers and professional dramas, sound design and music • the short film form, theories of transgressive and independent ‘guerrilla’ filmmaking, the avant-garde and experimental as a means of creative expression • preparing to work in the film industry, development of specialisms as director, producer, cinematographer, editor, and the presentation of creative work.

The Radio Handbook

Author: Carole Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135258104
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Radio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to radio broadcasting in Britain. Featuring two entirely new chapters for this edition, You Radio and Sport on Radio, this text offers a thorough introduction to radio in the twenty-first century. Using new examples, case studies and illustrations, it examines the various components that make radio, from music selection to news presentation, and from phone-ins to sport programmes. Discussing a variety of new media such as podcasts, digital radio and web-linked radio stations, Carole Fleming explores the place of radio today, the extraordinary growth of commercial radio and the importance of community radio. The Radio Handbook shows how communication theory informs everyday broadcasts and encourages a critical approach to radio listening and to radio practice. Addressing issues of regulation, accountability and representation, it offers advice on working in radio and outlines the skills needed for a career in the industry.

The Television Handbook

Author: Patricia Holland
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415212816
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Television Handbookprovides a critical introduction to both the theory and practice of the television industry, offering practical advice on many aspects of program making from commissioning through to the post-production process. Patricia Holland considers the history and structure of British television, explores the implications of the digital revolution, and discusses important genres and concepts such as narrative, documentary and news. This new edition includes updated and illustrated advice on camera, sound and editing practice; interviews with directors, editors, producers and trainees; updated chapters on television journalism, access programming and production management; a new chapter on television studies and media theory; and a revised glossary of specialist terms.

The Fashion Handbook

Author: Tim Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113452112X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Fashion Handbook is the indispensable guide to the fashion industry. It explores the varied and diverse aspects of the business, bringing together critical concepts with practical information about the industry’s structure and core skills, as well as offering advice on real working practices and providing information about careers and training. Tracing the development of the fashion industry, this book looks at how fashion can be understood from both social and cultural perspectives. Each chapter contributes to the knowledge of a particular academic or vocational area either through building on existing research or through the dissemination of new research undertaken into specialist vocational disciplines. The Fashion Handbook uses case studies, interviews and profiles and includes chapters written by recognised academics and fashion industry experts. Specialist topics include fashion culture, luxury brands, fashion journalism, fashion buying, design and manufacturing, retailing, PR and styling. The Fashion Handbook includes: a unique and wide overview of the fashion industry chapters on specialist topics contributions from recognised experts in both academia and the fashion industry expert advice on careers in fashion retailing. A must for all students of the fashion world.

The Advertising Handbook

Author: Helen Powell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134718926
Format: PDF
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This book unravels the how & why of advertising and places the industry in its social, historical & political context. Focusing on key debates, it explores the competitive practices & discourses which govern the industry & those who work in it.

The Photography Handbook

Author: Terence Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134819943
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Photography Handbook provides an introduction to the principles of photographic practice and theory and offers guidelines for the systematic study of photographic media. It explores the history of lens-based picture making and examines the mediums' characteristics, scope and limitations. Equipping the reader with a vocabulary for photographic phenomena and helping develop visual awareness and visual literacy, The Photography Handbook will enable students to familiarize themselves with current theoretical viewpoints and to evolve critical frameworks for their own photographic practice. The Photography Handbook includes: * an analysis of photographic theory * an introduction to conceptual skills necessary for photography * the historical background and rationale for photographic representation * the camera as a documentary tool * interviews with editors, photographers, picture editors and readers * the effect of new technologies on photographic practice and an exploration of the shift from analogue to digital imagery * over seventy images.

The Newspapers Handbook

Author: Richard Keeble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136500774
Format: PDF, Docs
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This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative issues following the hacking scandal to display a comprehensive anatomy of the modern newsroom. Richard Lance Keeble and Ian Reeves offer readers expert practical advice, drawing on a wide range of examples from print and digital news sources to illustrate best practice and the political, technological and financial realities of newspaper journalism today. Other key areas explored include: the language of news basic reporting the art of interviewing feature writing the role of social media in reporting investigative reporting court reporting reporting on national and local government guidance on training and careers for those entering the industry.

The Alternative Media Handbook

Author: Kate Coyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113675573X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book offers an overview of global alternative media activity, before moving on to provide information about alternative media production and how to get involved in it.