Alien : the special effects / Don Shay and Bill Norton
London: Titan Books, 1997.
Call No: 236ALI SHA Author: Norton, Bill; Shay, Don Edition: First edition Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Titan Books PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: 144 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 21 x 23 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; COSTUME DESIGNING; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; MONSTERS IN FILMS; COMPUTERS AND THE CINEMA; ALIEN (UK, Ridley Scott, 1979); ALIEN 3 (US, David Fincher, 1992); ALIENS (US, James Cameron, 1986) Summary: "Discover how the amazing special effects in Alien, Aliens, and Alien3 were achieved in this inside, in-depth, look behind the scenes. All the secrets of these visually stunning and innovative blockbuster films are contained in this first, exciting, collaboration between Titan books and respected special effects magazine Cinefex. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: "This collection comprises three articles originally published in Cinefex magazine" - t.p. verso ISBN: 1852866950 Contents: -- alien: creating an alien ambience by Don Shay -- aliens: this time it's war by Don Shay -- alien3: zealots and xenomorphs by Bill Norton --- More info
Andrew Vial looks at makeup & effects in Australian films
Australasian Cinema (29/10/1982) vol.11 iss.19 p.22 More info
Animated falls on Happy Feet
Australian Financial Review (20/01/2007) p.33 Call No: DVD RESEARCH FOLDER; DVD RESEARCH FOLDER Author: Crayford, Peter Subject: BOX OFFICE; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS; ANIMATION Summary: Computer Animated feature films have become incredibly successful over the last five years with phenomenal box office receipts but also because of their unconventionality, inventiveness and Humour
The author states that the real profits begin to accumulate for these films on DVD Notes: -- accessed from: Factiva. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. RMIT University Library. (14 May 2007). Quotations: FILMS
1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story
3. Toy Story 2
4. A Bug’s Life
6. Finding Nemo
7. Happy Feet
8. Open Season
9. The Wild
10. Ant Bully
11. Flushed Away
13. Casino Royale
14. Shrek 2
The Incredibles - More $US1billion – ($1.27billion)
Toy Story More - $US1billion – ($1.27billion)
Toy Story 2 - More $US1billion – ($1.27billion)
A Bug’s Life - More $US1billion – ($1.27billion)
Monsters - More $US1billion – ($1.27billion)
Finding Nemo - More $US1billion – ($1.27billion)
FILMS SALES – US CINEMA RELEASE
The Incredibles - $251 million
Finding Nemo - $US339 million
Shrek 2 - $US 436 million in 2006 More info
Animation from script to screen / Shamus Culhane
London: Columbus, 1989, c1988.
Call No: 246CUL Author: Culhane, Shamus Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Columbus PubDate: 1989, c1988 PhysDes: xv, 336 p.,  p. of plates : ill.(some col.) ; 24 cm Subject: ANIMATION; ANIMATORS; CARTOONS. USA; DIRECTORS. USA; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS Summary: The book covers all areas of animation: the basic mechanics of animation, expressing creativity through animation, writing, recording, acting and dialogue in the area of animation, and finally it deals with managing an animation studio. It contains the work of 130 leading animators, worldwide. Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0862879590 More info
Bazin at work : major essays and reviews from the forties and fifties / Andre Bazin ; translated from the French by Alain Piette and Bert Cardullo ; edited by Bert Cardullo
New York: Routledge, 1996.
Call No: 67(04) BAZ Author: Bazin, Andre, 1918-1958; Cardullo, Bert Place: New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xvi, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: STALIN [J.] IN FILMS; RELIGIOUS FILMS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; CINEMASCOPE; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; USSR; ADAPTATIONS; WYLER, WILLIAM; PAGNOL, MARCEL; CAYATTE, ANDRE; FARREBIQUE (FR, Georges Rouquier, 1945); SCARFACE (US, Howard Hawks, 1932); STRADA, LA (IT, Federico Fellini, 1954); JEUX INTERDITS (FR, Rene Clement, 1952); DERNIERES VACANCES, LES (FR, Roger Leenhardt, 1948); ORO DI NAPOLI, L' (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1954); GOLD OF NAPLES (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1954); M. RIPOIS (FR, Rene Clemont, 1954); DUE SOLDI DI SPERANZA (IT, Renato Castellani, 1951); TWO CENTS WORTH OF HOPE (IT, Renato Castellani, 1951); WHY WE FIGHT SERIES (US, 1942-44); BATAILLE DU RAIL, LA (FR, Rene Clemont, 1946); BATTLE OF THE RAILS (FR, Rene Clement, 1946); MYSTERE PICASSO, LE (FR, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); PICASSO MYSTERY, THE (FR, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956); BIDONE, IL (IT, Federico Fellini, 1955); BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (UK/US, David Lean, 1957); CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); IVAN GROZNY [IVAN THE TERRIBLE] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, pt.1:1945, pt.2:1958[prod.1946]); IVAN GROZNY KINO BALET (UR, Vadim Derbenev & Yuri Grigorovich, 1977) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415900174 (hb); 0415900182 (pb) LON: 12242179 Contents: La Strada, p113-120 -- Jeux Interdits, p129-135 -- Les Dernieres Vacances, p141-149 -- M. Ripois, p167-177 -- Ivan Groznyj, p197-203 -- Le Mystere Picasso, p211-219 -- Citizen Kane, p231-239 More info
Bibliography : special effects. / Australian Film Television & Radio School. Jerzy Toeplitz Library.
Call No: FRONT DESK CorpAuthor: Australian Film Television & Radio School. Jerzy Toeplitz Library. PubDate: 1994 Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS More info
Cause and effects
Weekend Australian [Review] (02/09/2017) p.12 More info
[Riverside, Calif.: D. Shay],
Call No: held no.1- Mar. 1980- Author: Shay, Don Source: US Place: [Riverside, Calif. Publisher: D. Shay] PhysDes: no. ill. 21 x 23 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS Notes: "The journal of cinematic illusions."; Title from cover ISSN: 0198-1056 Order Notes: Current LON: 80647931; 1930548 More info
The cinema effect
Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.
Call No: 633 CUB Author: Cubitt, Sean Source: US Place: Cambridge, MA Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 456 p. ; 24 cm Subject: IMAGE ANALYSIS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; MOTION CONTROL Summary: It has been said that all cinema is an effect. In this highly original examination of time in film Sean Cubitt tries to get at the root of the uncanny effect produced by images and sounds that don’t quite align with reality. What is it that cinema does? Cubitt proposes a history of images in motion from a digital perspective, for a digital audience. [Taken from inside book jacket]. ISBN: 0262033127 More info
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COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
Crossing the digital threshold / Scott McQuire
Brisbane: Australian Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, Faculty of Humanities, Griffith University, 1997.
Crossing the digital threshold
Practice (1998) iss.3 p.58-62 More info
Culture, technology & creativity in the late twentieth century / edited by Philip Hayward
London: J. Libbey, 1990].
Doctor Who special effects / Mat Irvine
London: Beaver Books, 1986.
Call No: 79DOCIRV Author: Irvine, Mat Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Beaver Books PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: 96 p. col. ill. : 26 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; PROGRAMME GENRES; CHILDREN AND TV; DOCTOR WHO [TV] (UK, 1963-1989) Summary: Mat Irvine worked on Doctor Who for many years and uses his experience to talk about the special effects used in this program. [ Taken from the back of the book.] Notes: "By arrangement with the British Broadcasting Corporation."; Includes index ISBN: 0099426307 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Douglas Trumbull's Special Effects
Lumiere (January/February, 1973) iss.20 p.28-31 More info
Ephemeral media : Transitory screen culture from television to YouTube / Paul Grainge
Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Call No: 77 EPH Author: Grainge, Paul, 1972 - Place: Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: viii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Subject: CONVERGENCE; INTERNET AND THE CINEMA; INTERNET AND TV; SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE CINEMA; ONLINE VIDEO PROGRAMMING; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS; COMPUTERS AND THE CINEMA; YOUTUBE; ADVERTISING Summary: "From the television interstitials that appear between programmes to the brief clips and videos that proliferate on YouTube, contemporary screen culture is populated by short-forms that make claims for our attention. Ephemeral Media provides a unique focus on these fleeting but increasingly ubiquitous texts. Through case studies in television and web entertainment, this original book looks at the production of media at the edges, within the junctions, and that surround the output of networks and studios. Analyzing promos and idents, emergent forms of online TV and web drama, and the burgeoning world of worker- and user-generated content, this new collection also examines screen forms that circulate "between," "beyond" and "below" the TV programs and films traditionally privileged within screen studies. With essays by leading international scholars in television, film and new media studies, as well as interviews with key industry figures, Ephemeral Media explores the practices, strategies and textual forms helping producers (and viewers) negotiate a fast-paced mediascape. Examining dynamics of brevity and evanescence in the television and new media environment, Ephemeral Media provides a new perspective on the transitory, and transitional, nature of screen culture in the early 21st century"-- Blurb Notes: Formerly CIP.
Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781844574346 Donation: Adrian Miles Contents: Introduction: Ephemeral media, Paul Grainge -- I Media transition and transitory media -- 1. The recurrent, the recombinatory, and the ephemeral: William Uricchio -- 2. Television, abridged: ephemeral texts, monumental seriality and TV-Digital media convergence, Max Dawson -- II Between: interstitials and idents -- 3. Interstitials: how the 'bits in between' define the programmes, John Ellis -- 4. 'Music is Half the Picture': the soundworld of television idents, Mark Brownrigg and Peter Meech -- 5. TV promotion and broadcast design: An interview with Charlie Mawer, Red Bee Media -- III Beyond: online TV and web drama -- 6. The evolving media ecosystem: An interview with Victoria Jaye, BBC, Elizabeth Jane Evans -- 7. Beyond the broadcast text: new economies and temporalities of online TV, JP Kelly -- 8. Time slice: web drama and the attention economy, Jon Dovey -- 9. 'Carnaby Street, 10am': KateModern and the ephemeral dynamics of online drama, Elizabeth Jane Evans -- IV Below: worker- and user-generated content -- 10. Corporate and worker ephemera: the industrial promotional surround, paratexts and worker blowback, John T. Caldwell -- 11. Reenactment: fans performing movie scenes from the stage to YouTube, Barbara Klinger -- 12. Digital intimacies: aesthetic and affective strategies in the production and use of online video, Rosamund Davies. More info
The eyes have it : cinema and the reality effect / Murray Pomerance
New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, c2013.
Call No: 630.3 POM Author: Pomerance, Murray Source: US Place: New Jersey Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2013 PhysDes: xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Series: Techniques of the moving image Subject: ART DIRECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; MOTION CONTROL; REALISM IN FILMS; SET DECORATING; SET DESIGNING; SPECIAL EFFECTS; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; KELLY, GENE; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS (US, Michael Lehmann, 2002); ANNIE HALL (US, Woody Allen, 1977); ARIZONA DREAM (FR, Emir Kusturica, 1992); BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954); CLOVERFIELD (US, Matt Reeves, 2008); DARK PASSAGE (US, Delmer Daves, 1947); DEFIANCE [US, Edward Zwick, 2008]; DR STRANGELOVE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989); IN HARM'S WAY (US, Otto Preminger, 1965); NORTH BY NORTHWEST (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1959); RANDOM HARVEST (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1942); SIGNS (US, M. Night Shyamalan, 2002); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); VERTIGO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Summary: The Eyes Have It explores those rarified screen moments when viewers are confronted by sights that seem at once impossible and present, artificial and stimulating, sensory and definitive. Beginning with a penetrating study of five cornfield sequences - including The Wizard of Oz, Arizona Dream, and Signs - Murray Pomerance journeys through a vast array of cinematic moments, technical methods, and laborious collaborations from the 1930s to the 200s to show how the viewer's experience of "reality" is put in context, challenged, and wilfully engaged. Four meditations deal with "reality effects" from different philosophical and technical angles. "Vivid Rivals" assesses active participation and critical judgement in seeing effects with works such as Defiance, Cloverfield, Knowing, and Thelma & Louise. "The Two of Us" considers double placement and doubled experience with films such as The Prestige, Niagara and A Stolen Life. "Being There" discusses cinematic performance and the problems of believability, highlighting such films as Gran Torino, The Manchurian Candidate, In Harm's Way, and other films. "Fairy Land" explores the art of scenic backing, focusing on the fictional world of Brigadoon, which borrows from both hard-edged realism and evocative landscape painting." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Contains illustrations, bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9780813560588 More info
Feature - digital effects
Encore (Feb 2000) vol.18 iss.1 p.21-30 More info
Film : an introduction / John L. Fell
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1975.
Film tricks : special effects in the movies / Harold Schechter and David Everitt
New York: Harlin Quist, 1980.
Call No: 236 SCH Author: Schechter, Harold; Everitt, David Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Harlin Quist PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: 218 p. : ill. ; 28 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; MOTION CONTROL; ANIMATION Summary: A history and examination of special effects used in movies that includes descriptions of how special effects are achieved ISBN: 082522599X Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Film world : a guide to cinema / by Ivor Montagu
Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1964.
Call No: 62 MON Author: Montagu, Ivor Goldsmid Samuel, 1904 Source: US Place: Harmondsworth, England Publisher: Penguin Books PubDate: 1964 PhysDes: 327 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; ART CINEMA; BUDGETING; CINEMATOGRAPHY; EDITING; INDUSTRY, FILM; REALISM IN FILMS; PRODUCTION COSTS; SCIENCE AND THE CINEMA; SOUND; SPECIAL EFFECTS; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M. Summary: "At a moment when the cinema is struggling to escape from both the Hollywood blockbuster and the art form, FILM WORLD is a reminder of the true nature of cinema itself. In a personal survey of astonishing range and uncommon perception of Ivor Montagu shows us the facts of the film as art form, as undustry, and as a means of social communication. The four parts of the book - Film as Science, Film as Art, Film as Commodity, and Film as Vehicle - cover every aspect of the medium - its history, its resemblance to and difference from other arts, its aesthetic laws, the compound effects of sound and vision, the business side and in particular the inherent tendency towards monopoly." [Taken from book blurb] Notes: Contains index LON: nla07041764; 6387892 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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If magazine (Dec 1999-Jan 2000) iss.20 p.69 Author: Trim, Naomi PhysDes: Article; Illustration(s) Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS Summary: Blair Maxwell explains the technical art of fire or pyrotechnology. More info
Frank Miller's Sin City : the making of the movie / by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, edited by Chris Roberson, designed by Kurt Volk
[United States]: Troublemaker Publishing, c2005.
Call No: 79SIN MIL Author: Miller, Frank; Rodriguez, Roger Source: US Place: [United States] Publisher: Troublemaker Publishing PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; ART AND THE CINEMA; ART DIRECTION; AUTOMOBILES IN FILMS; COMIC STRIPS AND THE CINEMA; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; COSTUME DESIGNING; COSTUMES; MAKE-UP; MERCHANDISING; POSTERS; PRE-PRODUCTION; PRODUCTION; SCRIPTS; SET DESIGNING; SPECIAL EFFECTS; MILLER, FRANK; RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT; SIN CITY (US, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2005) Summary: "With contributions from creators, cast, and crew, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE covers the production, from page to screen and everything in between. Featuring Rodriguez's screenplay adaptation of the original graphic novels, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, never before seen art and conceptual designs, interviews and commentary, this is the perfect companion to both the original graphic novels and the movie." Notes: Includes poster art and promotional material for the film; Includes photo credits ISBN: 1933104007; 9781933104003 Donation: Simon Wincer Contents: Introduction by Frank Miller -- The origins of Sin City -- Approaching Sin City -- Troublemaker Digital on previsualization -- The Hard Goodbye -- Props -- KNB -- The Big Fat Kill -- Frank Miller's sketchbook -- Wardrobe -- Cars -- That Yellow Bastard -- Poster art -- Crew -- Photo credits More info
From reel to unreal : Future opportunities for Australia's film, animation, special effects and electronic games industries / The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra, Australia: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2004.
Call No: 205.1(94) FRO CorpAuthor: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia Place: Canberra, Australia Publisher: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 24 cm; 250 pp Subject: AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA : ACT; ANIMATION. AUSTRALIA; SPECIAL EFFECTS. AUSTRALIA; VIDEO GAMES. AUSTRALIA; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY. AUSTRALIA; INTERNET; LABOUR. AUSTRALIA; GOVERNMENT AID. AUSTRALIA; GOVERNMENT CONTROL. AUSTRALIA Summary: This report, made to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, is concerned with (a) the current size and scale of Australia’s film, animation, special effects and electronic games industries, (b) the economic, social and cultural benefits of these industries, (c) future opportunities for further growth of these industries, including through the application of advanced digital technologies, online interactivity and broadband, (d) the current and likely future infrastructure needs of these industries, including access to bandwidth, (e) the skills required to facilitate future growth in these industries and the wider cultural and information technology sectors; (g) how Australia’s capabilities in these industries, including in education and training, can be best leveraged to maximize export and investment opportunities, and (h) whether any changes should be made to existing government support programs to ensure they are aligned with the future opportunities and trends in these industries. Notes: Government report ISBN: 0642784698 More info
Future visions : new technologies of the screen / edited by Philip Hayward & Tana Wollen
London: BFI Pub. Arts Council of Great Britain, 1993.
Gollum: the lord of the rings : how we made movie magic / Andy Serkis [with contributions by Gary Russel]
London [England]: HarperCollins, c2003.
Call No: 236GOL SER Author: Serkis, Andy Source: UK Place: London [England] Publisher: HarperCollins PubDate: c2003 PhysDes: 119 p. : ill (col). ; 25 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY; MAKE-UP; SOUND EFFECTS; SERKIS, ANDREW; LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2002); LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, THE (US, Peter Jackson, 2003) Notes: " A behind- the- scenes guide to the epic New Line Cinema trilogy [cover at head of title Lord of the Rings] Filmed in New Zealand. Film tie-in ISBN: 0007170572 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: -- introduction : to begin at the beginning -- chapter 1: 'It's mine. My own. It came to me!' -- chapter 2 : welcome to planet middle-earth -- chapter 3 : another world -- chapter 4 : motion capture -- chapter 5 : muttering and gurgling -- chapter 6 : the taming of Smeagol -- chapter 7 : 'Give us that, Deagol, my love' -- chapter 8 : morgul vale -- chapter 9 : escape from middle-earth -- chapter 10 : the changing face of Gollum -- chapter 11 : 'Nobody likes you...' -- chapter 12 : 'the two towers -- chapter 13 : the return of the king -- epilogue : the good, the bad... and the precious -- More info
The Hollywood Reporter. A Special Report on Location in Australia
The Hollywood Reporter (05/01/1988) vol.300 iss.27 p.s1-s128 More info
Hollywood speaks! : an oral history / Mike Steen
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974.
Call No: 71(73) STE Author: Steen, Mike Source: US Place: New York Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons PubDate: 1974 PhysDes: 379 p. ; 21 cm Subject: FILM WORKERS; ACTORS; ACTING; CHARACTER ACTORS; SCRIPTWRITERS; SCRIPTWRITING; DIRECTION; PRODUCERS; PRODUCING; PRODUCTION MANAGERS; PRODUCTION MANAGING; ASSISTANT DIRECTORS; CINEMATOGRAPHERS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ART DIRECTION; ART DIRECTORS; SET DESIGNING; SET DESIGNERS; COSTUME DESIGNERS; COSTUME DESIGNING; MAKE-UP ARTISTS; MAKE-UP; SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNERS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; MUSICALS; CHOREOGRAPHY; EDITING; EDITORS; SOUND; MUSIC IN FILMS; PRE-PRODUCTION; CASTING; PRODUCTION, TV; FONDA, HENRY; RUSSELL, ROSALIND; MOOREHEAD, AGNES; CANNON, DAVID; STERN, STEWART; WELLMAN, WILLIAM; BERMAN, PANDRO S.; PRATT, JAMES; MOONJEAN, HANK; HENDERSON, RANDELL; HOWE, JAMES WONG; AMES, PRESTON; KRAMS, ARTHUR; HEAD, EDITH; WESTMORE, PERC; MANLEY, NELLIE; GILLESPIE, A. ARNOLD; BERKELEY, BUSBY; SMITH, FREDERICK Y.; FREERICKS, BERNARD; GREEN, JOHN; LAWRENCE, CATALINA; BURCH, RUTH; ROACH, HAL; MCCLEERY, ALBERT Summary: "'Hollywood Speaks' is a fascinating collection of interviews with the dazzled and the dazzlers, the multitalented professionals - stars and stagehands alike - who make up the motion-picture industry. Each interview follows the same general format: an extensive autobiographical sketch, the 'big break, or how I got into Hollywood', followed by the techniques and problems, the tricks and plain hard work, that go into the making of movies. The interviews are loaded with humour, bitter feuds, and personal anecdotes of the great and near great." (Taken from back cover) ISBN: 39911162X Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
How to make animated movies / Anthony Kinsey
New York: Viking Press, 1970.
Call No: 246 KIN Author: Kinsey, Anthony Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Viking Press PubDate: 1970 PhysDes: 95 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: ANIMATION; SPECIAL EFFECTS Summary: Introduction to the techniques and usages of animated film is designed for the interested layman or educator who may be moved to try making an animated film. [Taken from inside front cover.] ISBN: 0670383910 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Innovation in the Australian film industry / Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
Canberra: Dept. of Industry, Science and Resources, 2000.
The language of new media / Lev Manovich
Cambridge, Mass. London: MIT Press, c2001.
Call No: 775 MAN Author: Manovich, Lev Source: US Place: Cambridge, Mass. London Publisher: MIT Press PubDate: c2001 PhysDes: xxxix, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Leonardo Subject: DIGITAL BROADCASTING; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY; MEDIA; INTERACTIVE CINEMA; INTERNET AND THE CINEMA; INTERNET AND TV; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; COMPUTER GAMES; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS; COMPUTERS AND THE CINEMA; ANIMATION; VIRTUAL REALITY; LOOP FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; BARTHES, ROLAND; BENJAMIN, WALTER; COMOLLI, JEAN-LOUIS; MELIES, GEORGES; CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); JURASSIC PARK (US, Steven Spielberg,, 1993) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0262133741 : No price LON: 21628309 More info
The Lego Movie
Australian Cinematographer (Sept 2014) iss.63 p.38-45 More info
Movie magic : the story of special effects in cinema / John Brosnan
London: Abacus, 1977.
Call No: 236 BRO Author: Brosnan, John Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Abacus PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: 207 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Subject: SPECIAL EFFECTS; HORROR FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; FANTASTIC FILMS; DISASTER FILMS; MODEL WORK; MONSTERS IN FILMS; WAR FILMS; ANIMATION; MONSTER DESIGN; MINIATURE WORK; OPTICAL EFFECTS; MATTES; FRONT PROJECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; HIGH-SPEED CINEMATOGRAPHY; MAKE-UP; SPLIT SCREEN; STOP-MOTION TECHNIQUE; STUNTS; CAMERAS; TRAVELLING MATTE; EXPLOSIONS IN FILMS; HARRYHAUSEN, RAY; PAL, GEORGE; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); POSEIDON ADVENTURE, THE (US, Ronald Neame, 1972) Notes: first published in Great Britain by Macdonald and Jane's 1974; Includes: Appendix with Academy Awards winners and nominees for Engineering Effects/Special Effects from 1927-8 to 1975-6; References; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Film Titles; Index of Subjects and Techniques ISBN: 0349103682 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Moviemakers at work : interviews / David Chell
Redmond, Wash: Microsoft Press, 1987.
Call No: 802 CHE Author: Chell, David Source: US Place: Redmond, Wash Publisher: Microsoft Press PubDate: 1987 PhysDes: ix, 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: CINEMATOGRAPHY; EDITING; SOUND; ART DIRECTION; MAKE-UP; SPECIAL EFFECTS; ANIMATION; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; COSTUME DESIGNING; FILM WORKERS; DAVIAU, ALLEN; MENGES, CHRIS; LITTLETON, CAROL; NOBLE, THOM; NEWMAN, CHRIS; VARNEY, BILL; ISHIOKA, EIKO; BRANDENSTEIN, PATRIZIA VON; ZEA, KRISTI; WESTMORE, MICHAEL; CRUIKSHANK, SALLY; PICKER, JIMMY; ABEL, ROBERT; DEMOS, GARY; ARBOGAST, ROY; MUREN, DENNIS; EVANS, CHRIS; FULMER, MIKE; ERLAND, JONATHAN Summary: A series of interviews with a number of filmmakers involved in film cinematography, editing, sound, production design, costume design, makeup, animation, computer graphics and special effects. The interviews contain anecdotes about their experiences, and details and tips about their craft. ISBN: 1556150032 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Omnilab spoof 'Matrix' effects for DB Breweries
Encore (June 2000) vol.18 iss.5 p.38 More info
Performing Illusions : cinema, special effects and the virtual actor / Dan North
London: Wallflower, 2008.
Call No: 236 NOR Author: North, Dan Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Wallflower PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: viii, 232 p. ; 24 cm Subject: CINEMATOGRAPHY; SPECIAL EFFECTS Summary: "The camera supposedly never lies, yet film's ability to frame, cut and reconstruct all that passes before its lens made cinema the pre-eminent medium of visual illusion and revelation from the early twentieth century onwards. This volume examines film's creative history of special effects and trickery, encompassing everything from George Melies' first trick films to the modern CGI era. Evaluating movements towards the use of computer-generated 'synthespians' in films such as Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001), this title suggests that cinematic effects should be understood not as attempts to mimic real life perfectly but as constructions of substitute realities, situating them in the cultural lineage of the stage performers and illusionists of the nineteenth century. With analyses of films such as Destination Moon (1950), Spider-Man (2002) and the King Kong films (1933 and 2006), this new volume provides an insight into cinema's capacity to perform illusions."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781905674534 Contents: 1. The Magic Theatre -- 2. Rituals of Incarnation -- 3. Invasion and Excusion -- 4. The Computer -- 5. The Synthespian. More info
Reel tracks : Australian feature film music and cultural identities / edited by Rebecca Coyle
Eastleigh: John Libby Publishing, 2005.
Call No: 751.0 (94)"199"COY Author: Coyle, Rebecca (ed) Edition: 1st Source: UK Place: Eastleigh Publisher: John Libby Publishing PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 257 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA IN FILMS; MUSIC FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; SOUND EFFECTS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; BOOTMEN (AT, Dein Perry, 2000); BLACKROCK (AT, Steven Vidler, 1997); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); MASCULINITY IN FILMS; IN A SAVAGE LAND (AT, Bill Bennett, 1999); MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; BAD BOY BUBBY (AT, Rolf de Heer, 1993); CHOPPER (AT, Andrew Dominik, 2000); RABBIT-PROOF FENCE (AT, Phillip Noyce, 2001); ONE NIGHT THE MOON (AT, Rachel Perkins, 2001); PARADISE ROAD (AT/US, Bruce Beresford, 1997); BANK, THE (AT/IT, Robert Connolly, 2001); BEDEVIL (AT, Tracey Moffat, 1993); FILM STUDY AND RESEARCH. AUSTRALIA Summary: Over the last decade popular cinema has employed a variety of forms of music. These include traditional composed screen music, pre-recorded music tracks, mixes of music and sound effects and various combinations of these. In response to this, film music scholars have developed new ways of understanding and analysing the role of film music in relation to genre, narrative and creative roles and inter-relations in film music scoring. 'Reel Tracks' provides a series of insightful analyses of recent mainstream Australian cinema. Following the editor's careful exploration of film music's relation to national cinema culture and identity, individual chapters offer stimulating and diverse accounts of music in films such as Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Lantana (2001), Chopper (2000) and Paradise Road (1997). The chapters in this volume also address broader themes such as the musical representation of sexuality in cinema and music's representation of regions, localities and ethnicity. Reel Tracks is an important contribution to both Australian film studies and the international understanding of the role of music in contemporary western cinema. This volume is targeted to both cinema studies readers and film music students, teachers and aficionados. [Book jacket] ISBN: 0861966589 Contents: Soundscapes of surf and steel : "Blackrock" and "Bootmen" / Shane Homan -- New-Age Ned : Scoring Irishness and masculinity in "Ned Kelly" / Helen O'Shea -- Hauntings : Soundtrack representations of Papua New Guinea in "To have and to hold" and "In a savage land" / Philip Hayward -- "Hei-fen" and musical subtexts in two Australian films by Clara Law / Tony Mitchell -- Lost in music : popular music, multiculturalism and Australian film / Jon Stratton -- Scoring : sexuality and Australian film music, 1990-2003 / Bruce Johnson and Gaye Poole -- "Christ kid, you're a weirdo" : aural construction of subjectivity in "Bad boy bubby" / Melissa Iocco and Anna Hickey-Moody -- The sound of redemption in "Chopper" : rediscovering ambience as affect / Mark Evans -- Sounds of Australia in "Rabbit-proof fence" / Marjorie D. Kibby -- Untangling "Lantana" : a study of film sound production / Rebecca Coyle -- Moon music : musical meanings in "One night the moon" / Kate Winchester -- Transcendent voices : choral music in "Paradise road" / Jude Magee -- Musical intertextuality in "The bank" / Michael Hannan -- Carl Vine's score in "beDevil" / Catherine Summerhayes and Roger Hillman -- The composer as alchemist : an overview of Australian feature film scores 1994-2004 / Michael Atherton. URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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The saga of special effects / Ron Fry and Pamela Fourzon
London: Robert Hale & Company, 1978.
Call No: 236 FRY Author: Fry, Ron; Fourzon, Pamela Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Robert Hale & Company PubDate: 1978 PhysDes: 212 p. ; 29 cm Subject: ANIMATION; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; MINIATURE WORK; MODEL WORK; MONSTERS IN FILMS; ROBOTS IN FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNERS; STOP-MOTION TECHNIQUE; STORMS IN FILMS; WORLD WAR II AND THE CINEMA; COOPER, MERIAN C.; FULTON, JOHN P.; DEMILLE, CECIL B.; DISNEY, WALT; DUNN, LINWOOD; GILLESPIE, A. ARNOLD; O'BRIEN, WILLIS; PAL, GEORGE; EARTHQUAKE (US, Mark Robson, 1974); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); 20, 000 [TWENTY THOUSAND] LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (US, Richard Fleischer, 1954) ISBN: 0709170738 Contents: 1. A definition of "special effects" -- 2. The birth of an industry: Edison, Melies, Urban, Paul, and Porter -- 3. Epics without soundtracks: Griffith, Sennett, Keaton, and Lang -- 4. The entertainment decade: Warner's sound, Dunn's optical printer, and O'Brien's King Kong -- 5. Re-creating a world at war: Gillespie, Jennings, Edouart, Hitchcock, and Disney -- 6. The creature-ridden fifties: Pal, Corman, Howard, Japan's Toho studios, Harryhausen and De Mille -- 7. The spectacular sixties, from The time machine to 2001: Vogel, Cruickshank, Danforth, Lee, and Knoth -- 8. The "disastrous" seventies: Allen, Trumbull, Abbott, Mattey, Robinson, Whitlock, and Von Buelow -- Epilogue: De Laurentis' King Kong - the present (and future) of special effects More info
Screening Science : contexts, texts and science in fifties science fiction film / Errol Vieth
London: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2001.
Call No: 735.1 VIE Author: Veith, Errol Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Inc. PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: SCIENCE IN FILMS; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; DRIVE-IN CINEMAS; INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Don Siegel, 1956); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Philip Kaufman, 1978); INVADERS FROM MARS (US, Tobe Hooper, 1986); THING, THE (US, Christian Nyby, 1951); THING, THE (US, John Carpenter, 1982) Summary: Inspects science fiction film, the way in which films construct that science, the end result of that construction, and the totality of the discourses of power and influence. Notes: Includes tables
Incudes About the Author ISBN: 0810840235 More info
Small screen goes big time
Sunday Age (26/06/2016) p.12 More info
Smoke & Mirrors
Australia: Title Publishing,
So what's this all about then? : a non-users guide to digital effects in filmmaking / Shilo T. McClean
North Ryde, N.S.W.: Australian Film, Television & Radio School, 1998.
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SPECIAL EFFECTS : (US, Ben Burtt, 1996)
Special effects : creating movie magic / by Christopher Finch
New York: Abbeville Press, c1984.
Call No: 236 FIN Author: Finch, Christopher Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Abbeville Press PubDate: c1984 PhysDes: 252 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm Subject: COMPUTER GRAPHICS; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERS AND THE CINEMA; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; COSTUME DESIGNING; TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS; MOTION CONTROL; MAKE UP; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY; SPECIAL EFFECTS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; SET DESIGNING; KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); BLADE RUNNER: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); TRON (US, Steven Lisberger, 1982) Summary: "Special effects is an art that sets itself the task of putting on screen anything a filmmaker can imagine, however strange or fantastic. From King Kong to Star Wars, this book details the secrets behind the magic that has thrilled and delighted generations of movie-goers." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 244 ISBN: 0896594521 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- prologue -- part 1: the art of deception -- 1: tricks and treats -- 2: masks and mirrors -- 3: silent magic -- 4: the coming of sound -- 5: king kong -- 6: invisible effects -- 7: new aspects -- 8: monsters and myths -- part II: odysseys -- 9: new beginnings -- 10: the making of 2001 -- 11: back to earth -- 12: pitching -- 13: star wars -- 14: close encounters -- 15: phone home -- 16: innovations -- 17: blade runner -- 18:state of the art -- part III: sons of hal -- 19: coordinates -- 20: the making of tron -- 21: simulation -- 22: the future -- bibliography -- glossary -- index -- More info
Special effects - "Aliens" : Work by the L.A. Effects Group looks state-of-the-art, so why were they fired?
Cinefantastique (October 1986) vol.16 iss.4/5 p.8-9, 122-123 More info
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The super 8 film maker's handbook / Myron A. Matzkin
New York: Focal Press, 1976.
The technique of special-effects cinematography / by Raymond Fielding
London: Focal Press, 1965.
Call No: 236 FIE Author: Fielding, Raymond, 1931 Edition: 1st ed Place: London Publisher: Focal Press PubDate: 1965 PhysDes: 396 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: The Library of communication techniques Subject: CINEMATOGRAPHY; SPECIAL EFFECTS Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-388) and index LON: 3187113 More info
Technology helps stars live forever
Canberra Times [Saturday Forum] (04/02/2017) p.2 More info
Uni degree for jobs that don't yet exist
Sydney Morning Herald (08/08/2016) p.10 More info
Visual effects come alive at GUO's special 'TRON' preview
Australasian Cinema (10/9/1982) vol.11 iss.16 p.3 More info
Working in Hollywood / Alexandra Brouwer and Thomas Lee Wright
New York: Crown Publishers, c1990.
Call No: 22(73) BRO Author: Brouwer, Alexandra; Wright, Thomas Lee Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Crown Publishers PubDate: c1990 PhysDes: xii, 546 pages ; 25 cm Subject: ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; ANIMALS IN FILMS; ART DIRECTION; CAMERAS; CASTING; CHOREOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMPOSERS; COSTUME DESIGNERS; DIRECTION; DISTRIBUTION; EDITING; EXHIBITION; FINANCING; LAW AND THE CINEMA; LOCATION HUNTING; LOCATION SHOOTING; MAKE-UP ARTISTS; MUSIC IN FILMS; POST-PRODUCTION; PRE-PRODUCTION; PRODUCERS; PRODUCING; PRODUCTION; PROJECTION; SCRIPTWRITING; SET DESIGNING; SOUND; SPECIAL EFFECTS; STUNTS Summary: "Now appearing for the first time ever: WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD, the definitive book that reveals how major movie studios are made, fromn the first glimmer of an idea to the final cut, to sales and marketing. Here is moviemaking told in the words of the people who do it: the deal makers, directors, artists, craftspeople, technicians, and executives." [Taken from book jacket] Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0517574012; 9780517574010 Donation: Simon Wincer Contents: 1. The helmsmen -- 2. The deal -- 3. The guardians -- 4. The money -- 5. The talent -- 6. The look -- 7. The artists -- 8. The movers -- 9. The camera -- 10. The print -- 11. The magicians -- 12. The sound -- 13. The fury -- 14. The salesmen -- More info