Best Video Reference Books

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1. The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators (FARRAR, STRAUS)

Author: by Richard Williams
Published at: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Fourth Edition, Revised (September 25, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0865478978

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The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today-and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney’s golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified by Toy Story.

Perhaps even more important, though, has been his dedication in passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn could push the medium in new directions. In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator-from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz -needs.

Urging his readers to “invent but be believable,” he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.


2. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Author: by Stephen J. Sansweet
Published at: Del Rey; Updated edition (December 9, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0345477637

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The definitive, lavishly illustrated reference guide to the universe of the first six films! This comprehensive boxed set of three hefty volumes covers every aspect of Star Wars, from the original six movies to The Clone Wars, radio dramas, comics, novels, cartoons, short stories, and video games.

With a treasure trove of information on more than thirty years of Star Warsand a millennia in the galaxy far, far awaythis is the must-have centerpiece for every Star Wars library. Abundantly illustrated with full-color artwork and photos, and now in a new three-volume edition to accommodate its wealth of detailed entries, the Star Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the full measure of George Lucas’s creation.

Here’s just a sampling of what’s inside: character portraits of both the renowned (Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader) and the obscure (Tnun Bdu, Tycho Celchu, Bib Fortuna) the natives and customs of planets as diverse as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk the rituals, secrets, and traditions of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords a timeline of major events in Star Wars history, from the Clone Wars and the inception of the Empire to the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the monstrous Yuuzhan Vong Scrupulously researched and written by leading authorities Stephen J.


4. MI6 Spy Skills for Civilians: A former British agent reveals how to live like a spy – smarter, sneakier and ready for anything

Author: by Red Riley
Published at: Media Lab Books (March 10, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1948174404

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JAMES BOND IS THE FANTASY.HERE’S THE REALITY. Written by a former SAS officer and MI6 operative for Her Majesty’s Secret Service- Details more than 100 skills, tips and techniques employed by spies to get the job done- Packed with fascinating information about real-world spies and their cinematic counterparts- Foreword written by a director of the James Bond film franchiseMI6 Spy Skills for Civilians shows you how to master the skills of a British agent in order to protect yourself and others, be sneakier and handle any situation – even if it involves escaping from a hostile foreign country.

Inside you’ll find dozens of real secret agent skills and tips detailed and explained, often with helpful illustrations to clarify how they’re done. Sections covered include: Surveillance- Safe Travel Tips- Dead Letter Boxes- Brush Contacts- Self Defense- Innocuous and Natural Weapons- Intelligence Gathering- Subterfuge- Covert Methods of Entry- Insertion and Extraction Techniques – And much more!


5. Harpo Speaks! (Limelight)

Author: by Harpo Marx
Published at: Limelight; 1st Limelight ed edition (July 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0879100360

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This is a riotous story which is reasonably mad and as accurate as a Marx brother can make it. Despite only a year and a half of schooling, Harpo, or perhaps his collaborator, is the best writer of the Marx Brother.Highly recommended.

Library Journal A funny, affectionate and unpretentious autobiography done with a sharply professional assist from Rowland Barber. New York Times Book Review


6. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2021: The Complete Guide to Movies on VHS, DVD, and Hi-Def Formats

Author: by Gale Research Inc
Published at: Gale Research Inc; 2021st edition (November 27, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0028676982

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Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on home video and DVD – more than 29,000 in all – and a multitude of cross-referencing within its seven primary indexes and two guides, each new edition includes 1,000 new movies, expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.


7. The Wes Anderson Collection

Author: by Matt Zoller Seitz
Published at: Abrams Books; Illustrated edition (October 8, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0810997417

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This New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson’s filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera, with an introduction by Michael Chabon. Writer/director Wes Anderson guides movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz through Anderson’s life and career in a hardcover book-length conversation, woven together with original illustrations and production images from Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom.

The result is a meticulously designed book that captures and reflects the spirit of Wes Anderson’s movies: melancholy, playful, wise, and wonderfully unique. Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: The Oliver Stone Experience, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Mad Men Carousel.


8. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia

Author: by Adam Bray
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (April 4, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1465459626

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Covering more than 2,500 characters, creatures, planets, vehicles, Droids, weapons, technology, and more from the Star Wars universe, this visual tour is the ultimate compendium for the epic saga and beyond. Take a stunning visual tour of Star Wars with DK’s comprehensive pictorial guide to the galaxy far, far away!

From lightsabers to beasts to food and clothing, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a virtual museum in a book. Explore beautiful galleries with more than 2,500 images, and discover facts about Star Wars culture, science, and geography. With a full history of the galactic politics, the Jedi Council, and the Empire, Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia walks fans through the entire timeline of Star Wars.

See the blasters of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, look at the stormtroopers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and study the geography of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Each section of the book focuses on different topics to dedicate special attention and detail to every part of the universe, no matter how small.


9. Star Wars: Complete Locations

Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (September 27, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1465452726

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Packed with more than 50 intricate full-color cross-section artwork and 3-D maps, this visual guide will take you into the incredible worlds and locations in the Star Wars galaxy. From the towering skyscrapers of Coruscant to the terrifying technology of the Death Star, Star Wars: Complete Locations lets you see in astonishing detail the numerous worlds, bases, cities, landscapes, and battle sites from the Star Wars galaxy.

Discover the secrets of the Jedi Temple Complex and tour Maz’s Castle on Takodana. With brand-new cross-section artwork from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Complete Locations is the definitive collection that takes you inside the world of the Star Wars saga.

& TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

10. The Disney Book: A Celebration of the World of Disney

Author: by Jim Fanning
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1465437877

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Celebrate movie history and the world of Disney, from the animations and live action movies to the magical Disney parks and attractions, with The Disney Book. Go behind-the-scenes of Disney’s best-loved animated movies and find out how they were made, follow Disney’s entire history using the timeline, and marvel at beautiful concept art and story sketches.

Perfect for Disney fans who want to know everything about the magical Disney world, The Disney Book delves into their incredible archives and lets readers explore classic Disney animated and live action movies, wonder at fascinating Disney collectibles and even see original story sketches from Disney films.

The ideal gift for Disney fans and animation and movie buffs, The Disney Book also includes 3 original movie frames from Disney Pixar’s Brave. Copyright 2015 Disney.

11. Cinemaphagy: On the Psychedelic Classical Form of Tobe Hooper

Author: by Scout Tafoya
Published at: Miniver Press (March 4, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1939282460

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He directed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the most infamous and visceral horror film of all time. He directed Poltergeist, one of the most successful ghost stories of the 20th century. He was called a Master of Horror and he worked with screen legends James Mason, Neville Brand, Karen Black, Fred Willard, Dennis Hopper, Anthony Perkins, Mel Ferrer & Marie Windsor.

He elegantly navigated the works of pulp legends Ambrose Bierce, Stephen King, Cornell Woolrich, & Richard Matheson. And yet Tobe Hooper is one of the most unsung film artists of the last fifty years. How did the man famous for creating some of the most endearing images of terrible things, who did for the hardware store what Jaws did for the beach, become someone in need of rescue?

Cinemaphagy is the study of an artist’s working life, his bountiful creativity, his ardent cinephilia, his prolific career in film and television, his lasting influence beyond the saw. Horror movie directors are too frequently pigeonholed as purveyors of the macabre but in truth Hooper was one of the most boldly experimental genre filmmakers in the game, fusing a Texan psychedelia with an earnest classical style gleaned from years watching classic films.

12. Your Career in Animation (2nd Edition): How to Survive and Thrive

Author: by David B. Levy
Published at: Allworth; 2nd edition (March 2, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1621537489

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A Newly Revised Edition of the Go-To Guide for Any Animation Artist! Your Career in Animation is the most comprehensive and valuable book on animation careers that you’ll ever need. Bill Plympton, Animator / Producer Whether you want to break into the animation industry or toon up to a better career, this comprehensive guide will show you how.

A leading animation professional surveys the field and shares the advice of more than one hundred and fifty top talents in the business of making toons including Brooke Keesling, head of animation talent development at Bento Box, Mike Hollingsworth, supervising director of BoJack Horseman; Andrea Fernandez, art director on The Cuphead Show!

PES, Oscar-nominated stop-motion director of Fresh Guacamole; Linda Simensky, head of content for PBS Kids; Minty Lewis, co-creator of The Great North; Ross Bollinger, YouTube sensation with his Pencilmation channel, and executives from Nickelodeon, Disney TVA, Titmouse, Inc., Frederator, PBS Kids, Netflix, 9 Story Media Group, Cartoon Network; and dozens of others.

13. Hitchcock (Revised Edition)

Author: by Francois Truffaut
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Revised edition (October 2, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0671604295

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Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic Franois Truffautproviding insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic Franois Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood.

The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes.

This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.

14. The Filmmaker's Handbook, 2013 Edition

Author: by Steven Ascher
Published at: Plume; Revised, Updated edition (January 1, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0452297289

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THIS IS ACTUALLY THE NEWEST 2019 EDITION (FIFTH) – the date above is wrong. The Filmmaker’s Handbook is the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Whether you aspire to be a great filmmaker or are looking for a gift, this comprehensive guide is the first step in turning a hobby into a career.

Widely acknowledged as the bible of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now completely updated with the latest advances. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.

Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, and short videos and films. Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras. In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, editing, and mixing. Understanding HDR, RAW, Log, 4K, UHD, and other formats. Learning the business aspects of funding and producing your project.

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Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing
Author: by Maureen Ryan
Published at: Michael Wiese Productions; 2nd edition (April 28, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1615932665

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This is a comprehensive bible to low-budget film producing for emerging and professional producers. Structured to guide the reader through production meetings, every aspect of the film-production pro-cess is outlined in detail. Invaluable checklists which begin 12 weeks before shooting and continue through principal (and secondary) photography and postproduction keep the filmmaker on track and on target.

Ryan is co-producer of James Marsh’s Man on Wire, winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary

16. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu

Author: by Cole Horton
Published at: becker&mayer! Books; Illustrated edition (July 21, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0760366745

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Set your course for the edge of the galaxy to the planet Batuu, where you’ll be immersed in the alluring offerings of a mysterious outpost and thriving port that is a haven for scoundrels, rogues, and smugglers. Upon arrival, you will have access to an authentic, in-world environment unlike anything you have ever experienced before!

This official guide to Batuu is written completely in-world, as if you are a visitor from another part of the galaxy looking for recommendations on where to eat, shop, and sightsee while on your trip to this exciting location. Highlighted features: Full-color photos, illustrations, and mapsOriginal content from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney ImagineeringBackstories to characters and locations found in Black Spire Outpost Whether living your adventure in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge or simply being an armchair traveler, this in-depth literary companion will delight any fan of Star Wars.