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3D Studio MAX X Workshop
3D Studio MAX X Workshop
by Duane Loose
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.07

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating despite an abrasive style, 13 Aug. 2001
This book is an excellent introduction to 3ds Max 4, and useful for those of us that have been using Max since version 1 as well. It is well written by an obviously authoritative author - even if his style is a little abrasive, even condescending sometimes. The USP of this book is its focus on producing a digital movie start to finish - not just techy blow-by-blow accounts of the multitude of functions in Max. I own it and recommend it.


Digital Moviemaking: The Filmmakers Guide to the 21st Century
Digital Moviemaking: The Filmmakers Guide to the 21st Century
by Scott Billups
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to high expectations, 12 July 2001
I bought this book on an impulse, having been lured by the flashy cover and what seemed to be insightful paragraphs on a quick flick-through. However, the book turned out to be too techy in some parts and not enough in others, and overall heavily focused on the 'how to' rather than the 'why to'. It's not about unleashing the inner director/producer, but more about unleashing your inner electrician or accountant. Harsh maybe, but this book will have appeal to only a limited audience.


Thick Face Black Heart: Thriving and Succeeding in Everyday Life and Work Using the Ancient Wisdom of the East
Thick Face Black Heart: Thriving and Succeeding in Everyday Life and Work Using the Ancient Wisdom of the East
by Chin-Ning Chu
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everybody reads one book that changes their outlook on life, 10 April 2001
This was it for me. Chin-Ning Chu pulls no punches in her profound analysis of the real human inside us - that unencumbered by the preconceptions and inhibitions bred from birth. I am not religious, not of any extreme socio-political bent, and as skeptical about so called 'self help' books as the next educated professional; but this book caught me by surprise. It will change the rules you live by, change the way you approach every situation and revitalise you. Five stars are not enough.


WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU AT FILM SCHOOL : 161 Strategies for Making Your Own Movie No Matter What
WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU AT FILM SCHOOL : 161 Strategies for Making Your Own Movie No Matter What
by Camille Landau
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and motivational, 10 April 2001
As a budding digital film junkie testing the waters of direction, production and cinematography with a tentative toe, this book gave me the kick in the trousers I needed to (paradoxically) put down the book and point my camera at something. It smacks of real-world experiences and no-nonsense advice. Highly recommended for newbies and, I imagine, semi-pro's as well.


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