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Library Materials for Digital Media Production

(formerly Digital Recording Arts - DRA and Video Audio Production - VAP)
 

General Information | Books | Journals |


The Library has books covering a variety of subjects relating to the field of digital recording for music, live music, television, studio production, digital editing, how to use Garage Band, and more.

Library materials on Sound--Recording and Reproducing can be found in TK7881.4 and TR897 (for sound motion pictures) in both the circulation and reference shelves. Books on digital film production are found in PN1992.94  (Video Recordings -- Production and Direction), digital video editing, in TR899, and books on Computer Sound Processing and Digital Audio Editors in ML74.4.

TR845-TR899 contains books on Cinematography and motion pictures, with TR860 for Digital Cinematography.

Library materials on Radio Broadcasting are found in PN1991, with books on Documentary Films--Production and Direction in PN1995.9.D6 and PN1995.9.P7, Television--Production and Direction in PN1992.75, and nonbroadcast videos in PN1992.94 (Video Recordings--Production and Direction).

Books          

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  The audio dictionary /  by Glenn D. White & Gary J. Louie. 3rd ed., rev. and expanded.
Ref. TK 7881.4 W48 2005
The Audio Dictionary is a comprehensive resource, including historical, obsolete, and obscure as well as contemporary terms relating to diverse aspects of audio such as film and TV sound, recording, Hi-Fi, and acoustics.   [6/16]
♦  Contracts for the film & television industry / by Mark Litwak.
Ref. KF 4302 .L58 2012 
♦  Encyclopedia of gender in media / Mary Kosut, editor.
Ref. P96.S5 E53 2012 
Critically examines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society. The work addresses a variety of entertainment and news content in print and electronic media and explores the social construction of masculinity as well as femininity. [7/15]
♦  The film encyclopedia: the complete guide to film and the film industry / Ephraim Katz with Ronald Dean Nolen.  7th ed.
Ref. PN1993.45 .K34 2012
Alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios. [5/15]
♦  Handbook for sound engineers / Glen M. Ballou, editor. 4th ed.
Ref. TK 7881.4 H36 2008
Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The 4th edition of this trusted reference has been updated to reflect changes in the industry since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2002 -- including new technologies like software-based recording systems such as Pro Tools and Sound Forge; digital recording using MP3, wave files and others; mobile audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players.
♦  The recording engineer’s handbook / Bobby Owsinski. 2nd ed.
Ref. TK 7881.4 O95 2009
“From using microphones to deciding on EQ settings, choosing outboard gear to understanding how, when and why to process your signal, the seemingly never-ending choices can be very confusing. Author Bobby Owsinski takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals-- providing you with the knowledge and skill to make sense of the many choices you have in any given project. From acoustic to electronic instruments, mic placement to EQ settings, everything you need to know to capture professionally recorded audio tracks is in this guide. Also includes interviews with award-winning engineers.” 3rd edition is available from Books24x7.

Journals

Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal Titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder.

♦  Animation Magazine  (in Library  2016 - present)
Animation Magazine is a monthly publication covering the animation industry, including aspects of film and television animation, visual effects and video games. "The Business, Technology and Art of Animation and VFX." [3/17]
♦  Computer Graphics Forum (e-journal  1998- present, ILL for present year) [11/16]
♦  Digital Video (e-journal 2004-present)
Covers the convergence of computers and video, providing information on digital video hardware and software for major platforms for videographers creating computer-enhanced videos. (Note: DV:  Digital Video merged)  [ [11/16]
♦  Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (in Library  Current 2 years only)
A peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to audio technology. The Journal contains state-of-the-art technical papers and engineering reports; feature articles covering timely topics; pre and post reports of AES conventions and other society activities; news from AES sections around the world; Standards and Education Committee work; membership news, patents, new products, and newsworthy developments in the field of audio.  [3/17]
♦  PC Gamer (in Library  2016 - present)  [3/17]
♦  Sight & Sound (in Library   1999- present)
Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute. The magazine reviews all film releases each month, including those with a limited (art house) release, as opposed to most film magazines which concentrate on those films
with a general release. Sight & Sound features a full cast and crew credit list for each reviewed film. [3/17]
♦  Sound & Vision (in Library  Current 12 months only)
Features expert analysis on the latest in cutting edge audio and video. [3/17]
♦  Tape op: the creative music recording magazine (in library  Current 12 months only)
The magazine contains in-depth interviews with engineers, producers and musicians who are making great recordings so you can learn the trade from seasoned vets working in the studio. The primary focus is not making art.  Full text archive from 1996 to present available at the Tape op website >> tapeop.com  [ [3/17]

♦  Technology and Culture (in Library  1994 - present) [3/17]
♦  Wired (in Library  Current 12 months only) (e-journal   2008 - present) [3/17]           Last updated 2017.10/ AL