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  • The Makeup Artist Handbook by Gretchen Davis
    The Makeup Artist Handbook (English, Paperback)

    Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Jobs, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Jasmine, Star Trek, Pearl Harbor, HBO's Looking and many...

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  • Making Stage Props by Andy Wilson
    Making Stage Props (English, Paperback)

    "Making Stage Props" is a title for anyone involved in prop-making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them.

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  • Sound Design by David Sonnenschein
    Sound Design (English, Paperback)

    The clash of light sabers in the electrifying duels of Star Wars. The chilling bass line signifying the lurking menace of the shark in Jaws. The otherworldly yet familiar pleas to "go home" in the enchanting E.T. These are examples of the many different ways in which sound can contribute to the overall dramatic impact of a film.

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  • A Director Prepares by Anne Bogart
    A Director Prepares (English, Paperback)

    An examination of the challenges inherent in making theatre. Focusing on the courage required to create "art with great presence", each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas identified with art-making: violence; memory; terror; eroticism; stereotype; embarrassment; and resistance.

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  • Scenography Expanded by Joslin McKinney
    Scenography Expanded (English, Paperback)

    Scenography Expanded is a foundational text offering readers a thorough introduction to contemporary performance design, both in and beyond the theatre. It examines the potential of the visual, spatial, technological, material and environmental aspects of performance to shape performative encounters. It analyses examples of scenography as sites of imaginative exchange and transformative experience...

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  • Sound Design for the Stage by Gareth Fry
    Sound Design for the Stage (English, Paperback)

    Sound Design for the Stage takes the reader through the process of creating a show, from first contact to press night, with numerous examples from high-profile productions. Topics covered include how to analyze a script to develop ideas and concepts; how to discuss your work with a director; telling the emotional story; working with recorded and live music; how to record, create, process, and...

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  • The Complete Make-Up Artist by Penny Delamar
    The Complete Make-Up Artist (English, Paperback)

    Offers a personal, in-depth insight into the exciting work of media make-up. Written for all media make-up students, in particular those studying a VRQ at Levels 2 and 3, this edition has been updated in accordance with the new NOS.

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  • The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers by Colin Winslow
    The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers (English, Paperback)

    Topics covered: Tools and materials Painting and texturing Architectural models People, trees and organic elements Moving parts Furniture and dressings

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  • Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen by Todd Debreceni
    Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen (English, Paperback)

    "With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to maintain your kit, how to take care of the actor's skin, how to airbrush for HD, and much more. With...

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  • Handbook of Set Design by Colin Winslow
    Handbook of Set Design (English, Paperback)

    A guide to designing scenery of various kinds for a variety of stages. It takes you through the process of turning initial ideas and sketches into final sets that enhance the audience's understanding of the play. Photographs of stage sets are included, together with illustrations, stage plans, technical drawings, and models and colour renderings.

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  • The Right Light by Nick Moran
    The Right Light (English, Paperback)

    Includes interviews with: Neil Austin - Lucy Carter - Jon Clark - Natasha Chivers - Paule Constable - James Farncombe - Rick Fisher - Mark Henderson - David Howe - Michael Hulls - Mark Jonathan - Peter Mumford - Ben Ormerod - Bruno Poet - Paul Pyant - Nick Richings - Johanna Town - Hugh Vanstone - Katharine Williams

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  • Stage Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow
    Stage Lighting Design (English, Paperback)

    Covers the history, theory and - above all - practice of lighting design. This work contains 450 black and white half tones, 60 colour photos and diagrams and lighting plots. It is arranged in four sections: Design; History; Life; and Mechanics.

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  • Stays and Corsets by Mandy Barrington
    Stays and Corsets (English, Paperback)

    Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape. Using her original pattern-drafting system, author Mandy Barrington will show you how to draft a historical pattern...

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  • Scenic Construction for the Stage by Mark Tweed
    Scenic Construction for the Stage (English, Paperback)

    This book details the progression from interpeting design, model boxes and drawings, to material selection, fabrication and finishing. It also includes advice for developing accuracy, finish and consistency; tool selection and sharpening; CDM, Health and Safety; practical workshop mathematics and geometry, and how to fit ironmongery. It thoroughly covers how to start out and improve as a scenic...

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  • Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World by Patricia Woodbridge
    Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World (English, Paperback)

    Offers glimpse into the world of designing for mainstream entertainment including theatre, film, tv, and corporate events. This book provides you with the basic tools and principles of scenic drafting and rendering, beginning with pencil drafting and culminating with the information on CAD drafting, digital 3D modelling, and more.

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  • Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume by Elizabeth Friendship
    Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume (English, Paperback)

    Pattern Cutting for Men's Costume is a practical guide featuring patterns for the most important garments worn by men between the 16th and 19th centuries.

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  • The Prop Building Guidebook by Eric Hart
    The Prop Building Guidebook (English, Hardback)

    Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the entertainment industry. ...

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  • The Art of Theatrical Design by Kaoime Malloy
    The Art of Theatrical Design (English, Paperback)

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs that support the play contextually,...

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  • Scenic Art and Construction by Tim Blaikie
    Scenic Art and Construction (English, Paperback)

    This title describes the construction, painting and finishing of most of the scenic elements used in professional theatre. The book covers everything from the production process, and constructing modern timber scenery to getting value for money through innovation and invention.

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  • William Ivey Long by Annie Carlano
    William Ivey Long (English, Hardback)

    Catalog of an exhibition, held at the the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 23, 2017-June 3, 2018.

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