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Sound Recording for Motion Pictures (Screen Textbooks)
Sound Recording for Motion Pictures (Screen Textbooks)
by Charles B. Frater
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The best book about sound recording for analog filmmaking, 31 Jan 2014
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I have many books about the subject, but this one is different. Not a lot of confusing technology which leads you other ways than the correct one.
Clear, easy understandable and well-enough information with good pictures and graphics.
Highly recommended general reference for students and enthusiasts at entry level.


The Technique of Film Production (Focal Press Library of Communication Techniques)
The Technique of Film Production (Focal Press Library of Communication Techniques)
by Steven Bernstein
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Good all-in-one book for the analog old-fashioned filmaking, 14 Jan 2014
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Every aspect of filmaking are found in this book with clear and brief explanations. Thou the illustrations are well enough, they could be more in detail to be able to understand well.

The only "major" fault is to place an intermittent system drawing, found in theater projectors for large formats mostly, shown as for the example of a "combined" film-drive sprocket used in cameras (page 34, Fig. 2.7).

Highly recommended for vintage enthusiasts!


The Book of Movie Photography
The Book of Movie Photography
by David F. Chesire
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The one and only well-illustrated rich and correct content for amateurs!, 9 Jan 2014
My review title tells everything in a sentence...

A must, thousand times!
Have one immediately for your library, whether you are an amateur, semi-professional, or professional, until it is extinct.
Very well-illustrated with excellent graphics, correct and rich content.

German speakers, it is published in German as the title "Filmen" by the Hallwag-Verlag. Its translation is perfect!
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Home Movie Maker's Handbook
Home Movie Maker's Handbook
by Robert Dove
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Average book, 9 Jan 2014
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Thou it's well illustrated and comprehensive somewhat similarly to The Book of Movie Photography (If you don't have this title linked, it's a serious deficiency), it has some mistakes should not be found in these type of books.
For example, the book shows the picture of 16mm film format, cropped from a 35mm film, without the perforations. Unbelievable!
The good point is the information and pictures about a few manufacturers of the field.
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Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering
Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering
by S.B. Chopra
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.27

3.0 out of 5 stars Not comprehensive - Entry level, 5 Jan 2014
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(Printed in India)

The content is not comprehensive, but explanations are well enough and not complicated. Poorly illustrated! Its OK for the engineering classes only.

For a better one with good illustrations, check this out: A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (Oxford Paperback Reference)
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Canon - A Celebration
Canon - A Celebration
by Brian Long
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Great efforts from the origin country, 26 Oct 2013
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I am a Professor of Cinematography and a Cinematographer for nearly 30 years, who is studied photography.
I should express that the book with the contents, pictures and print quality is excellent.
A must for Canon enthusiasts!

(By the way, if it would not include information about the movie equipment, that could be better, because its really another thing. The home movie cameras list includes the SCOOPIC 16mm line which are not home movie cameras absolutely. But this is a very minor issue for this high quality book!)


Nikon film & movie cameras
Nikon film & movie cameras
by Nico Van Dijk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.74

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1.0 out of 5 stars One star is not enough! Should be (-) stars!!!, 21 Oct 2013
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I am a Professor of Cinematography and a Cinematographer for nearly 30 years, who is studied photography. I am also a serious document collector having a very large private library.

I am so sorry, but this title looks like a children book, even the children books are better!
Low quality print like printed out from a laser printer in eco mode, some plain pictures (incl. the Nikon R8/R10 camera manual front cover with no Nikon credit), and the MS Word-like poor page setup... Even my students at the university do the better homework!

I have decided to return the book immediately! - Amazon is refunded the book, shipping, and even my return shipping costs! "What a honest and great service!!!"

(Look at the one of my previous orders "Canon - A Celebration". This is the Book!)


Remington BS1205  Hair Dryer
Remington BS1205 Hair Dryer

3.0 out of 5 stars Low quality handgrip material is used!, 22 Sep 2013
I have used it several times abroad without frills.
Cons:
The handgrip surface became sticky due to time despite well preserved.
The carrying case is porous, so gets dust inside.
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Tokyo: A Bilingual Atlas
Tokyo: A Bilingual Atlas
by Umeda Atsushi
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed!, 29 Jun 2013
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The suburban areas except the Central Tokyo is quite small scaled with less information.

The "Bilingual Atlas of TOKYO: Covering All 23 Wards" by Tokyo Chizu Publishing is better with the larger scales. Its also much more handy!
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Collins Pocket English-Japanese Dictionary (Collins Pocket)
Collins Pocket English-Japanese Dictionary (Collins Pocket)
by Collins Dictionaries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still handy despite the bigger typeset and comprehensive content!, 16 Oct 2012
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Although I have the Gem version of the same dictionary, I've bought this Pocket size with the larger typeset as well. The contents are same.

Beware of the TWO-WAY Gem and Pocket versions, if you want a comprehensive one! They are not comparable to the one-ways by all means.


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