John Williams's Film Music: Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the return of the classical Hollywood music style. (Print copy) by Emilio AudissinoJohn Williams is one of the most renowned film composers in history. He has penned unforgettable scores for Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Superman, and countless other films. Fans flock to his many concerts, and with forty-nine Academy Award nominations as of 2014, he is the second-most Oscar-nominated person after Walt Disney. Yet despite such critical acclaim and prestige, this is the first book in English on Williams's work and career. Combining accessible writing with thorough scholarship, and rigorous historical accounts with insightful readings, John Williams's Film Music explores why Williams is so important to the history of film music. Beginning with an overview of music from Hollywood's Golden Age (1933-58), Emilio Audissino traces the turning points of Williams's career and articulates how he revived the classical Hollywood musical style. This book charts each landmark of this musical restoration, with special attention to the scores for Jaws and Star Wars, Williams's work as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and a full film/music analysis of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The result is a precise, enlightening definition of Williams's "neoclassicism" and a grounded demonstration of his lasting importance, for both his compositions and his historical role in restoring part of the Hollywood tradition. Best Special Interest Books, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers
Call Number: 781.542 AUD
Publication Date: 2014
Film Technology in Post Production. (Print copy) by Dominic CaseAn easy to follow, quick reference introductory guide for beginning professionals and students in filmmaking and postproduction. It explains all film laboratory procedures in the context of the wide range of technology that is used by filmmakers, explaining what happens and why at every stage. A technical understanding of film processing and printing, telecine and laboratory and digital processes will help you get the best results for your film. The book is particularly useful for those who have come to film making from other media - video or digital. The book is based on the author's own experience as a lab technician and technical film consultant and provides answers to many frequently asked questions. The different pathways for film production and postproduction are demonstrated as well as the function of the lab at each stage of the process. The complete range of services is offered, with particular emphasis on the often confusing requirements for super 16 and the blow up to 35mm, the intricacies of negative cutting to match a non-linear edit and the process of grading and regrading for the answer print. This new edition includes: * An update on all digital formats of image and sound * Revision sections on Super 16, Super 35 * Additional information on syncing rushes at telecine and to digital images * The latest telecine machines * A new, clear and simple glossary
Complete Guide to Film Scoring: the art and busines of writing music for movies and TV. (Print copy) by Richard Davis(Berklee Guide). Essential for anyone interested in the business, process and procedures of writing music for film or television, this book teaches the Berklee approach to the art, covering topics such as: preparing and recording a score, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights and much more. Features interviews with 21 top film-scoring professionals, including Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman, Mark Snow, Harry Gregson-Williams and Elmer Bernstein. Now updated with info on today's latest technology, and invaluable insights into finding work in the industry.
Call Number: 781.542 DAV
Publication Date: 2010
Composing for Moving Pictures: the essential guide. (Print copy) by Jason M. GainesMaking quality moving pictures has never been easier or more affordable, and the proliferation and ease of access to digital recording devices has prompted scores of amateurs to record and post videos to YouTube and its ilk. Paradoxically, however, scoring and arranging music for motionpictures is, in many ways, more complicated now than ever before, requiring extensive knowledge of notation, arranging, recording, and mixing software and multi-component DAW workstations.In Composing for Moving Pictures: The Essential Guide, author Jason Gaines offers practical tools with which to navigate the increasingly complex environment of movie music composition. He addresses both the principles of composition for moving pictures and the technologies which drive musiccomposition, performance, and recording in an integrated and comprehensive fashion. The guide takes readers from square one - how technology can facilitate, rather than hinder, creativity in scoring - and then moves into the basics of working with MIDI files and on to more advanced concepts such asarranging and mixing. Gaines illustrates each step of the process with screen shots and explanations in the form of program tutorials. Composing for Moving Pictures fills a hole in literature on film scoring in the digital age and will prove to be an invaluable resource for music educators at the university and secondary level. Amateur composers will also delight in this easy-to-use guidebook.
Call Number: 781.542 GAI
Publication Date: 2015
The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4th edn. (print copy) by Paul GilreathSince its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include: Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers Visit www.focalpress.com/cw/gilreath-9780240814131/ for updates and enhanced content including PDFs of orchestral library reviews and additional written content, audio files of musical examples from the book, video demonstrations, and much more.
Call Number: 621.3893 GIL
Publication Date: 2010
Digital Audio Restoration:a statistical model based approach. (Print copy) by Simon H. Godsill; P. J. RaynerThe application of digital signal processing (DSP) to problems in audio has been an area of growing importance since the pioneering DSP work of the 1960s and 70s. In the 1980s, DSP micro-chips became sufficiently powerful to handle the complex processing operations required for sound restoration in real-time, or close to real-time. This led to the first commer#65533; cially available restoration systems, with companies such as CEDAR Audio Ltd. in the UK and Sonic Solutions in the US selling dedicated systems world-wide to recording studios, broadcasting companies, media archives and film studios. Vast amounts of important audio material, ranging from historic recordings of the last century to relatively recent recordings on analogue or even digital tape media, were noise-reduced and re-released on CD for the increasingly quality-conscious music enthusiast. Indeed, the first restorations were a revelation in that clicks, crackles and hiss could for the first time be almost completely eliminated from recordings which might otherwise be un-releasable in CD format. Until recently, however, digital audio processing has required high-powered computational engines which were only available to large institutions who could afford to use the sophisticated digital remastering technology. With the advent of compact disc and other digital audio formats, followed by the increased accessibility of home computing, digital audio processing is now available to anyone who owns a PC with sound card, and will be of increasing importance, in association with digital video, as the multimedia revolution continues into the next millennium.
Call Number: 621.395 GOD
Publication Date: 1998
Audio Postproduction for Film and Video: after the shoot solutions, professional techiques and cookbook recipes to make your sound project better. 2nd edn. (Print copy) by Jay RoseNew to this edition: * Learn how many Hollywood techniques--previously impractical on video--can help solve problems on smaller productions * Expanded cookbook recipes section * Technically updated throughout Make your soundtracks as good as your pictures with this compendium of professional audio techniques that can be adapted to desktop post. Specializing in sound after the shoot, this book features many practical examples, cookbook recipes, and tutorials. Audio theory, when necessary, is presented in plain English with plenty of visual analogies. FAQs, full explanations, and from-the-trenches tips address the complete range of processes from wiring and hardware to testing the final mix. The one-hour audio CD features platform-independent diagnostics, demonstrations, and tutorial tracks. Novices will learn how to improve their soundtrack--even after the actors have gone home. Experienced producers will learn how to solve technical and creative problems quickly. You'll get recipes and step-by-step instructions on how to: * build an efficient and reliable audio post setup * plan and budget a good soundtrack * get sound into your NLE without losing quality or sync * edit voices and music * record Foley and ADR * find music and use it effectively * find and create your own sound effects * shape sounds with equalization, reverb, noise reduction, and more * produce the final mix * test the final product for various media Please visit the author's website for additional resources: http://www.dplay.com/book/app2e/
Call Number: 621.3893 ROS
Publication Date: 2008
Soundtrack Nation: Interviews with today's top professionals in film, videogame, and television scoring. (Print copy) by Tom HooverIt's an industry that may appear to be tucked behind the curtains in lieu of the frontline actors, directors, and special effects of a project, but it remains consistent in its positioning. No matter how often the entertainment industry evolves over the years, there is always a need for a musical score to guide the end product to success. SOUNDTRACK NATION: INTERVIEWS WITH TODAY'S TOP PROFESSIONALS IN FILM, VIDEOGAME, AND TELEVISION SCORING includes interviews with representatives from every facet of the art and business sides of soundtracks, including composers, musicians, vocalists, music producers/ distributors, public relations representatives, journalists, and even the fans themselves. These interviews offer rare insight about the business for individuals who are seeking to get into the industry and those already in it. Whether you're a budding composer looking to make strides in the field, a musician who wants to participate in recording film music, or a future publicist or manager, you'll find great resources here. But you can also approach the book as pure entertainment--the interviews are a fun and informative way to connect with your favorite scores and movies. Either way, you can't go wrong.