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The Business of Media Distribution

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ISBN10 : 1351136615

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 578

Category : Art

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Book Summary: In this updated edition of the industry staple, veteran media executive Jeff Ulin relates business theory and practice across key global market segments—film, television, and online/digital—providing you with an insider’s perspective that can't be found anywhere else. Learn how an idea moves from concept to profit and how distribution dominates the bottom line: Hollywood stars may make the headlines, but marketing and distribution are the behind-the-scenes drivers converting content into cash. The third edition: Includes perspectives from key industry executives at studios, networks, agencies and online leaders, including Fox, Paramount, Lucasfilm, Endeavor, Tencent, MPAA, YouTube, Amazon, and many more; Explores the explosive growth of the Chinese market, including box office trends, participation in financing Hollywood feature films, and the surge in online usage; Illustrates how online streaming leaders like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Hulu and Facebook are changing the way TV content is distributed and consumed, and in cases how these services are moving into theatrical markets; Analyzes online influences and disruption throughout the distribution chain, and explains the risks and impact stemming from changing access points (e.g., stand-alone apps), delivery methods (over-the-top) and consumption patterns (e.g., binge watching); Breaks down historical film windows, the economic drivers behind them, and how online and digital delivery applications are changing the landscape. Ulin provides the virtual apprenticeship you need to demystify and manage the complicated media markets, understand how digital distribution has impacted the ecosystem, and glimpse into the future of how film and television content will be financed, distributed and watched. An online eResource contains further discussion on topics presented in the book.

Rendering for Beginners

Author : Saty Raghavachary

ISBN10 : 1136111255

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: 'Rendering for Beginners is bound to become a must-read for anyone interested in Pixar's RenderMan. Saty's experience as both RenderMan practitioner and RenderMan teacher gives him a unique and valuable perspective. I can't wait to add a copy to my own graphics library.' Dana Batali, Director of RenderMan Development, Pixar Animation Studios Whether you are an animator, artist or 2D illustrator looking to move to 3D rendering you will be amazed by what can be achieved with RenderMan. Saty Raghavachary offers a complete, non-technical introduction to RenderMan and rendering in general - finally a guide you don't need a math degree to follow! Full of clear explanations and plenty of samples on the associated website - www.smartcg.com/tech/cg/books/RfB - for you to play with, this color guide will quickly get you up to speed with this powerful, professional program so you too can harness the power of the program to create top quality imagery. The book features: * Clear explanations of rendering concepts to get you up and running fast * Extensive color illustrations to inspire you to make the most of your skills * An associated website with numerous self-contained examples which you can download, reproduce, modify and learn from * Comprehensive coverage of RenderMan's functionality to show you how to get the most out of this powerful renderer * Coverage relevant for all versions of the package, including a section on global illumination introduced in Release 11, as well as the key, general rendering concepts Pixar's award-winning RenderMan is one of the best renderers available and has been used to create visual effects for dozens of movies since 1985. It is also the renderer used to make blockbuster animated movies such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. As the beautiful images in this book show, in addition to photoreal imagery you can also use it to create illustrations, visualizations, simulations of natural media and even abstract art! Contents: Rendering; RenderMan; RIB syntax; Geometric primitives; Transformations; Camera, output; Controls; Shading; What's next; Resources Saty Raghavachary is a senior graphics software developer at DreamWorks Feature Animation. He has written software used in The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Shark Tale. He is also a part-time instructor at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, USA where he teaches RenderMan and MEL (Maya) programming.

Disney Stories

Author : Newton Lee,Krystina Madej

ISBN10 : 1461421012

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 196

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explores how Disney, the man and the company, used technological innovation to create characters and stories that engage audiences in many different media, in particular in Video Games and on the Internet. Drawing on Disney films from the twenties and thirties, as well as the writings of historians, screenwriters and producers, Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explains how new film and animation techniques, many developed by Disney, worked together to evolve character and content development and produce entertaining stories that riveted audiences. Through an insider’s perspective of Disney’s legendary creation process, the book closely examines how the Disney Company moved its stories into the digital world in the 1990s and the virtual, online communities of the 2000s. By embracing the digital era, Disney led storytelling and technological innovation by granting their audience the unique opportunity to take part in their creation process through their online games, including The Lion King Animated Story Book, Disney Blast and Toontown. Disney Stories: Getting to Digital is intended for Disney fans and current practitioners looking to study the creation process of one of the most famous animation studios in existence. Professors teaching courses in new media, animation and interactive storytelling will also find this book a valuable asset.

5-Minute Minnie Tales

Author : Disney Books

ISBN10 : 1484712064

Publisher : Disney Electronic Content

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: 4 books in 1! Join in the fun as Minnie solves the mystery of her missing daffodils with Daisy, goes on a secret scavenger hunt, and more! Each story in this collection is ideal for reading aloud in just five minutes—a perfect fit for bedtime, story time, or any time!

Johnny Nemo

Author : Peter Milligan

ISBN10 : 1782765786

Publisher : Titan Comics

Number of Pages : 162

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: New London of 2921 is a crowded, filthy slime-pit awash with Death-Juice junkies, Latin-spouting armored fascists, exploding nuns and a religious cult who worship Bing CrosbyÕs left testicle. ItÕs also home to ultra-violent, foul-mouthed private eye Johnny Nemo Ð a streetwise PI who deals in deathÉ and simple solutions to complex problems. The classic, remastered collection features never-before-seen art and is the crowing glory of award-winning writer, Peter Milligan (All-New Doop, Hellblazer, Shadowman) and Illustrators Brett Ewins (Bad Company, Skreemer).