Arts & Photography

Animating with Blender: How to Create Short Animations from Start to Finish

Blender has become one of the most popular 3D and animation tools on the market, with over 2 million users, and it is free! Animating with Blender is the definitive resource for creating short animation projects from scratch, the ideal platform for experimenting with animation. Blender expert and author Roland Hess walks you through the entire process of creating a short animation, from writing to storyboarding and blocking, through character creation, animation and rendering.

How to Take Great Photos

In How to Take Great Photos, professional photographer Peter Tellone teaches you the fundamental skills you need to take great photos with whatever camera you got! It's time to stop taking snapshots, and start taking photographs. Whether you've got a simple point-and-shoot or the latest DSLR, you'll learn the basics of what every photographer needs to know to make their shots count. Covering topics ranging from light, composition, exposure and aperture, to adding the finishing touches to your shots using editing software, you’ll learn how to get 'that look' of photos you see in magazines or online without needing to spend hours upon hours studying photography resources.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC/ Lightroom 6 Classroom in a Book 1st Edition

Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC / Lightroom 6 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015 release / 6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2015): The ultimate Guide for beginners to learn digital Photoshop the easy way

Adobe Photoshop CC (2015): The ultimate Guide for beginners to learn digital Photoshop the easy way We live in the world of digital revolution where clicking frequent ‘Snapshots’ and ‘Selfies’ is a common thing. But making an image special needs some work with image editing tools. This book captures the essential techniques to make best use of Adobe Photoshop CC- one of the best image editing tools.

How To Make an iMessage Sticker Pack and Put It In The App Store Without Writing Any Code

Celebrities, big brands, and independent artists are creating sticker packs for iPhone and iPad users to use in iMessage. You can too! Unlike every other kind of app, creating a sticker pack doesn't require writing any code. Are you an artist looking to promote your work? Are you a marketer looking for a low-cost, high-impact way to promote a product? Maybe you just want to experiment with your own sticker pack that you can put on your iPhone and send stickers to your friends.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised.In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods

As a young boy Frank Kovac Jr. fell deeply in love with stargazing, painting glow-in-the-dark constellations on his bedroom wall and inviting friends to an observatory he built in his Chicago backyard. As he reached adulthood, Kovac did not let go of his childhood dreams of reaching the stars. He began scheming to bring the universe home. While working at a paper mill as a young man, Kovac tirelessly built a 22-foot rotating globe planetarium in the woods. Despite failures and collapses, the amateur astronomer singlehandedly built a North Woods treasure, painting more than 5,000 glowing stars dot by dot in glowing paints.

The beat stops here: lessons on and off the podium for todays conductor

In The Beat Stops Here: Lessons on and off the Podium for Today's Conductor, master conductor Mark Gibson addresses the technique of conducting as an extension of intimate knowledge of the score to the hands and arms. He employs a variety of everyday activities and motions (brushing the dog, Tinkerbelle, the "door knob") to describe the physical aspects of the role. He advocates a comprehensive, detailed approach to score study, addressing major works bar-by-bar in terms of both musical analysis and conducting method. Finally, Gibson explores the various roles a conductor plays, as a teacher, a scholar and a member of the musical community.

Why Fashion Matters

An illuminating introduction to the expanding influence of fashion from the perspectives of design, technology, sustainability, and business

Performance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music

Performance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music revisits the territory of the performance orientation, touching on anthropology, dance, folklore, music and theatre to look for present trends in both the ethnography of performance and performance ethnography. One of the main concerns of this volume is with an embodied, affective and sensory ethnography that privileges encounters between ethnographer, participants and practices as key to understanding and knowledge. Another is the extent to which individuals are shaped by their engagement with ethnographic practice in the midst of migration, diffusion, revival, appropriation and commodification of performance

Absolutely on Music: Conversations

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music. Over the course of two years, Murakami and Ozawa discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from Bartók to Mahler, and from pop-up orchestras to opera.

 

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