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An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Media, Entertainment and Other Audiovisual Terms


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About the Book

Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment. It includes terms from the complete lifecycle of an audiovisual work from initial concept through commercial presentation in all the major distribution channels including theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, home entertainment, and mobile media. The dictionary definitions are augmented by more than 700 illustrations, 1,600 etymologies, and nearly 2,000 encyclopedic entries that provide illuminating anecdotes, historical perspective, and clarifying details.

About the Author(s)

An award-winning videographer, Richard W. Kroon is COO for Southbay Motion Picture Technologies, Inc. He lives in Lake Balboa, California.

Bibliographic Details

Richard W. Kroon
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 772
Bibliographic Info: 706 photos, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2014 [2010]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9556-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5740-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      1

The Dictionary      5

Selected Bibliography      765

Book Reviews & Awards

“labor of love…understandable, straightforward…nicely produced”—Against the Grain; “a welcome addition”—Reference Reviews; “this is a substantial dictionary that has a fantastic breadth of coverage”—ARBA; “the more I read, the more impressed I became. This was not a crusty tome primed for dust collection, but an outpouring of knowledge that seemed to encompass the entire multidimensional field…sophisticated, authoritative, comprehensive and fun all at the same time”—Screen Education.