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Story Structure and Development: A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

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Craig Caldwell
May 30, 2017

Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it include...

Surviving Game School…and the Game Industry After That

Michael Lynch, Adrian Earle
March 05, 2018

Surviving Game School speaks about what to expect in a top game design or game development college program, and what to expect once students get out. Making games is not at all the same as playing games. Uncommonly blunt, the book reveals the rigors – and the joys – of working in this industry....

New Realities in Audio: A Practical Guide for VR, AR, MR and 360 Video.

Stephan Schütze, Anna Irwin-Schütze
February 16, 2018

The new realities are here. Virtual and Augmented realities and 360 video technologies are rapidly entering our homes and office spaces. Good quality audio has always been important to the user experience, but in the new realities, it is more than important, it’s essential. If the audio doesn’t...

Story Structure and Development: A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

Craig Caldwell
May 30, 2017

Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes...

Aaron Marks' Complete Guide to Game Audio: For Composers, Sound Designers, Musicians, and Game Developers

Aaron Marks
March 20, 2017

Whether trying to land that first big gig or working to perfect the necessary skills to fill a game world with sound, Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio 3rd edition will teach the reader everything they need to know about the audio side of the multi-million dollar video game industry. This...

JavaScript for Sound Artists: Learn to Code with the Web Audio API

William Turner, Steve Leonard
January 17, 2017

Learn how to program JavaScript while creating interactive audio applications with JavaScript for Sound Artists: Learn to Code With the Web Audio API! William Turner and Steve Leonard showcase the basics of JavaScript language programing so that readers can learn how to build browser based audio...

Composing Music for Games: The Art, Technology and Business of Video Game Scoring

Chance Thomas
February 24, 2016

Composing Music for Games  is a guidebook for launching and maintaining a successful career as a video game composer. It offers a pragmatic approach to learning, intensified through challenging project assignments and simulations. Author Chance Thomas begins with the foundation of scoring...

Game Audio Implementation: A Practical Guide Using the Unreal Engine

Richard Stevens, Dave Raybould
October 27, 2015

Game Audio Implementation offers a unique practical approach to learning all about game audio. If you've always wanted to hear your sound or music in a real game then this is the book for you. Each chapter is accompanied by its own game level where you can see the techniques and theories in action...

The Game Narrative Toolbox

Tobias Heussner, Toiya Kristen Finley, Jennifer Brandes Hepler, Ann Lemay
June 24, 2015

Learn how to create compelling game storylines. Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to create this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept...

The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators: A Legal Toolkit for Comic Book Artists and Writers

Thomas A. Crowell, Esq.
September 26, 2014

Focal Press' Pocket Lawyer series serves as a legal toolkit for independent producers and artists in the creative industries. The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators is designed to help emerging artists and veteran professionals in the comic book industry build a solid foundation of...

The Essential Guide to Game Audio: The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games

Steve Horowitz, Scott R. Looney
March 17, 2014

The Essential Guide to Game Audio: The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games is a first of its kind textbook and must-have reference guide for everything you ever wanted to know about sound for games. This book provides a basic overview of game audio, how it has developed over time, and how you...

Ideas for the Animated Short: Finding and Building Stories

Karen Sullivan, Kate Alexander, Aubry Mintz, Ellen Besen
March 11, 2013

Editor's note: there has been an issue with the book's companion site. Focal Press is fixing the issue.  In the meanwhile, please visit http://www.routledge.com/cw/sullivan-978024081872/ for all the material promised in the book. From demo reel creation to festival shorts,...

Designing Sound for Animation

Robin Beauchamp
February 26, 2013

Sound is just as crucial an aspect to your animation as your visuals. Whether you're looking to create a score, ambient noise, dialog, or a complete soundtrack, you'll need sound for your piece. This nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animation will explain the theory and workings behind...

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