Up-to-date resources for both new and professional filmmakers, specifically focused on web series productions
Today, people can watch television shows, feature films, live sports events, and just about anything they want on their computers, tablets, or phones, and asÂ the new media marketplace continues to grow, so does demand for original content and opportunities for filmmakers. Online distributors such as YouTube, Hulu, and Funny or Die are interested in acquiring web series that attract audiences and appeal to advertisers.Â This guideÂ provides advice and expertise to help readers create their own original, successful online showsâprojects that can be profitable, potentially be developed into film or television properties, and help their creator to start a career in the industry. Readers will learn how to develop characters and stories designed for new media platforms, and willÂ find tips for planning, shooting, and editing that are tailored specifically to web series production. This book also extensively covers the latest distribution platforms and social media marketing strategies, as well as examples of how to find financial sustainability through advertisers, branded content, and sponsorship partners. It has all of the tools necessary for both aspiring and experienced filmmakers to make the most of this growing new medium.
But the day before the final proceedings, Paulâs bound and broken body is found in the Palm Springs desert. Ali finds herself the sole heir to his wealthy estateâand the prime suspect in his brutal murder. As the evidence piles up against her, she must navigate a torturous path strewn with dangerâand bodiesâto expose the real cold-blooded thriller.
Volume II of The Dragonriders of PernÂ®, the legendary series by award-winning author Anne McCaffrey
Since Lessa and Ramoth, her golden queen dragon, traveled into the past to bring forward a small army of dragons and riders to save their world from deadly alien spores, fear and desperation have spread across the land. But while the dragonriders struggle with threats both otherworldly and human, a young rider named Fânor and his brown dragon, Canth, hatch a bold plan to destroy the alien scourge at its sourceâthe baleful red star that fills the heavens and promises doom to all.
Video Over IP gives you everything you need to know to choose from among the many ways of transferring your video over a network. The information is presented in an easy to read format, with comparison charts provided to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of different technologies for a variety of practical applications. This new edition is expanded to fully cover HD and wireless technologies and new case studies.
Whether your background is video, networking, broadcast, or telecommunications, you will benefit from the breadth of coverage that this book provides. Real-life application examples give readers successful examples of a variety of Video over IP networks that are up and running today.
In yet another page-turning installment in the bestselling Adam Dalgliesh mystery series from P.D. James, âthe reigning mistress of murderâ (Time), the Inspector must investigate the murder of a twisted forensic scientist and explore the dark secrets within his laboratory.
When a brilliant forensic scientist is found murdered in his own laboratory, Scotland Yard is called to the scene. The victim, a well-respected, authoritative member of the scientific community, was unpleasant to and greatly disliked by those who worked closest to him, leaving detectives with a wealth of suspects and murderous motives. P.D. Jamesâ beloved detective Adam Dalgliesh is the one man who can sort through the lies, chasing down the truth to the bookâs powerful climax.
P.D. James deftly weaves another tale of intrigue in Death Of an Expert Witness. Engaging and thrilling, she takes readers along with her troubled detective on a case rife with psychological thrills.
Some people think Hawaii is paradise. But Monk knows that dangerâlike dirtâlurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant, Natalie, isnât exactly thrilled about Monkâs latest investigation. It was bad enough that Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks as though the vacation is over....
Smooth-talking TV psychic Dylan Swift is on the island and claims to have a message from beyondâfrom Helen Gruber. Monk has his doubts about Swiftâs credibility. But finding the killer and proving Swift a fraudâall while coping with geckos and the horror of unsynchronized ceiling fansâmay prove a tough coconut to crack....
Monk's house is being fumigated, and he has nowhere to go. Fortunately, his assistant Natalie and her daughter are kind enough to welcome him into their home. Unfortunately, their home is not quite up to Monk's standards of cleanliness and order.
But while Monk attempts to arrange his surroundings just so, something else needs to be put straight. The death of a dog at the local firehouse-on the same night as a fatal house fire-has led Monk into a puzzling mystery. And much to his horror, he's going to have to dig through a lot of dirt to find the answer.
Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces provides a one-stop shop for the theory and engineering of digital video systems. Equally accessible to video engineers and those working in computer graphics, Charles Poyntonâs revision to his classic text covers emergent compression systems, including H.264 and VP8/WebM, and augments detailed information on JPEG, DVC, and MPEG-2 systems. This edition also introduces the technical aspects of file-based workflows and outlines the emerging domain of metadata, placing it in the context of digital video processing.
Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering
Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display
Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV
Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4fSC composite video)
Analog NTSC and PAL
Studio systems and interfaces
Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2