The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects: The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers

Author Eran Dinur ISBN-10 1138956228 ISBN-13 9781138956223 Year 2017-04-12 Pages 206 Language English Publisher Focal Press Download Link Click Here The Filmmakers Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical detailed guide to visual effects for non VFX specialists working in film and television In contemporary filmmaking and television production visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling help deal with production limitations and reduce budget costs Yet for many directors producers editors and cinematographers visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production In this book award winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmakers perspective providing a comprehensive guide to conceiving designing budgeting planning shooting and reviewing VFX from pre production through post production The book will help readers Learn what it takes for editors cinematographers directors producers gaffers and other filmmakers to work more effectively with the visual effects team during pre production on the set and in post use visual effects as a narrative aid reduce production costs and solve problems on location Achieve a deeper understanding of 3D 2D and 2 5D workflows the various VFX crafts from…

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America

Author Amy Belding Brown ISBN-10 0451466691 ISBN-13 9780451466693 Year 2014-07-01 Pages 368 Language English Publisher Berkley Download Link Click Here A historical novel based on the life of Mary RowlandsonAn authentic drama of Indian captivityA compelling emotionally gripping tale Eliot Pattison author of the Mystery of Colonial America seriesShe suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again The wilderness has now become her home She can interpret the cries of birds She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath She has learned to live in a new free way Massachusetts Bay Colony 1676 Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community Now her home destroyed her children lost to her she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people Battling cold hunger and exhaustion Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness To her confused surprise she is drawn to her captors open and straightforward way of life a feeling further complicated by her…

The Former Lives Of Saints

Author Damian Rucci ISBN-10 0998507725 ISBN-13 9780998507729 Year 2017-04-21 Pages 108 Language English Publisher EMP Download Link Click Here Damian and Ezhno live across the country from each other and both work dead end night jobs Every morning they stare at the same rising sun and contemplate martyrdom for causes they haven t found yet They almost but not quite want to switch places Ezhno is from New York but is stuck in Kansas City and craves the chaos that mirrors sanity Damian has never been able to escape New Jersey but has his sights set on Kansas City and bills he can afford to pay They are lost souls who have lost most of what they ve ever loved this has pushed Ezhno into lunacy They want to find purity like they think they used to have They want to find a home that feels like it They want to find a way to make the past stop kneeing them in the groin They probably won t find it but they re looking All that s for certain is that you ve found them It s very important to Damian that you remember his name

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author Randy Ingermanson ISBN-10 0470530707 ISBN-13 9780470530702 Year 2009-12-02 Pages 384 Language English Publisher For Dummies Download Link Click Here A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel Great Thats a worthy goal no matter what your reason But dont settle for just writing a novel Aim high Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty earning author Here are some things youll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies Strategic Planning Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication discover what every reader desperately wants from a story home in on a marketable category choose from among the four most common creative styles and learn the self management methods of professional writers Writing Powerful Fiction Construct a story world that rings true create believable unpredictable characters build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel and infuse it all with a strong theme Self Editing Your Novel Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life edit your story structure from…

Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

Author Chris Sanders ISBN-10 1593278020 ISBN-13 9781593278021 Year 2017-04-07 Pages 368 Language English Publisher No Starch Press Download Link Click Here It s easy to capture packets with Wireshark the world s most popular network sniffer whether off the wire or from the air But how do you use those packets to understand what s happening on your network Updated to cover Wireshark 2 x the third edition of Practical Packet Analysis will teach you to make sense of your packet captures so that you can better troubleshoot network problems You ll find added coverage of IPv6 and SMTP a new chapter on the powerful command line packet analyzers tcpdump and TShark and an appendix on how to read and reference packet values using a packet map Practical Packet Analysis will show you how to Monitor your network in real time and tap live network communicationsBuild customized capture and display filtersUse packet analysis to troubleshoot and resolve common network problems like loss of connectivity DNS issues and slow speedsExplore modern exploits and malware at the packet levelExtract files sent across a network from packet capturesGraph traffic patterns to visualize the data flowing across your networkUse advanced Wireshark features to understand…

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Author James M. McPherson ISBN-10 019516895X ISBN-13 9780195168952 Year 2003-12-11 Pages 909 Language English Publisher Oxford University Press Download Link Click Here Filled with fresh interpretations and information puncturing old myths and challenging new ones Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one volume history of the Civil War James McPherson s fast paced narrative fully integrates the political social and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox Packed with drama and analytical insight the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War the Dred Scott decision the Lincoln Douglas debates John Brown s raid on Harper s Ferry and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself the battles the strategic maneuvering on both sides the politics and the personalities Particularly notable are McPherson s new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s the origins of the Republican Party the causes of secession internal dissent and anti war opposition in the North and the South and the reasons for the Union s victory The book s title refers to the sentiments that…

Handbook of Nature Study

Author Anna Botsford Comstock ISBN-10 0801493846 ISBN-13 9780801493843 Year 1986-07-03 Pages 887 Language English Publisher Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press Download Link Click Here A matchless handbook for decades this classic work has been the natural history bible for countless teachers and others who seek information about their environment Written originally for those elementary school teachers who knew little of common plants and animals and even less about the earth beneath their feet and the skies overhead this book is for the most part as valid and helpful today as it was when first written in 1911and revised in the spirit of its authors by a group of naturalists in 1939 After all dandelions toads robins and constellations have changed little since then And modern society s concern with the quality of life and the impact of people on soil water and wildlife makes this book even more relevant Nature study as used in this handbook encompasses all living things except humans as well as all nonliving things such as rocks and minerals the heavens and weather Of the living things described most are common in the northeastern states and many such as the dandelion milkweed and mullein and the house…

Two from the Heart

Author James Patterson ISBN-10 0316468908 ISBN-13 9780316468909 Year 2017-04-10 Pages 304 Language English Publisher Little, Brown and Company Download Link Click Here From the 1 bestselling author of Suzanne s Diary for Nicholas and Sundays at Tiffany s two heartwarming tales about the power of a good story to open our eyes to life s possibilities Anne McWilliams has lost everything After her marriage falls apart and a hurricane destroys her home she realizes that her life has fallen out of focus So she takes to the road to ask long lost friends and strangers a simple question What s your best story Can the funny tragic inspirational tales she hears on her journey help Anne see what she s been missing Tyler Bron seemingly has it all a successful company and more money than he knows how to spend But he has no life So he hires a struggling novelist to write one for him There are no limits to the fictional world that Bron s money can transform into a reality and he soon becomes the protagonist of a love story beyond his wildest imagination But will Tyler Bron be able to write the happy ending himself

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

Author Donald W. Jones ISBN-10 1617294160 ISBN-13 9781617294167 Year 2016-12-30 Pages 384 Language English Publisher Manning Publications Download Link Click Here Summary Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 and later PowerShell v3 and later and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF Kindle and ePub formats from Manning Publications About the Technology PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange IIS and SharePoint as well as online services like Azure and Office 365 About the Book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals Just set aside one hour a day lunchtime would be perfect for a month and you ll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows…

Ham Radio For Dummies

Author H. Ward Silver ISBN-10 1118592115 ISBN-13 9781118592113 Year 2013-08-26 Pages 384 Language English Publisher For Dummies Download Link Click Here An ideal first step for learning about ham radio Beyond operating wirelessly today s ham radio operators can transmit data and pictures use the Internet laser and microwave transmitters and travel to places high and low to make contact This hands on beginner guide reflects the operational and technical changes to amateur radio over the past decade and provides you with updated licensing requirements and information changes in digital communication such as the Internet social media and GPS and how to use e mail via radio Addresses the critical use of ham radio for replacing downed traditional communications during emergencies or natural disasters Provides updates to all documentation of the American Radio Relay League Explains recent changes to picking your own call sign Places a special emphasis on the major reasons people get into amateur radio emergency communication digital communication and do it yourself science Looks at online mapping and charting of websites Whether you re just getting turned on to ham radio or already have your license Ham Radio for Dummies 2nd Edition helps you with the terminology…