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Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots
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Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building RobotsQue has published Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots. Absolutely no experience needed! Learn robot building from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Love robots? Start building them. It’s way easier than you ever imagined!

John Baichtal has helped thousands of people get started with robotics. He knows what beginners need to know. He knows your questions. He knows where you might need extra help. Now, he’s brought together this practical knowledge in one incredibly easy tutorial. Hundreds of full-color photos guide you through every step, every skill. You’ll start simple, as you build a working robot in the very first chapter. Then, you’ll grow your skills to expert-level...

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Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics
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Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics: Advanced Techniques for EditorsFocal Press has published Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics: Advanced Techniques for Editors. Interested in taking your Final Cut skills to the next level? Ready to hook your clients and keep them coming back for more? Then look no further than the latest from Final Cut guru Tom Wolsky.

Picking up where the intro-level books leave off, Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics is brimming with cutting-edge methods that you will reference over and over again. Explained in jargon-free language by a seasoned teacher and digital editor, this full-color workshop features tutorials that provide firsthand experience on the art and technique of editing at an advanced level with Final Cut Pro X, as well as in-depth information and time-saving tips that will allow you to master the application's interface elements, tools, and nuances. Wolsky covers all the bases, including:...

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Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special on DVD
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Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special on DVDComedy Central and Paramount announce Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special on DVD December 9th. Jeff Dunham is at it again with his cast of characters in Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special on DVD.

Jeff Dunham and his cast of characters make Christmas very special, and hilarious, like only they know how. Share this must-have stand-up comedy special with the entire family for Christmas and all year long! Also includes loads of bonus material.

Special Features:
· Ask Santa
· Christmas Tips
· Sleigh Ride
· Photo shoot
· At The Show & The T-shirt Bazookas
· More Jeff Dunham Stuff!...

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KROLL SHOW: Seasons One and Two on DVD
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KROLL SHOW: Seasons One and Two on DVDComedy Central announces KROLL SHOW: Seasons One & Two is coming to DVD on December 9th. From the unique mind of Nick Kroll comes a new sketch series, Kroll Show, satirizing our television obsessed culture and the rabid fan base it breeds. More than just a collection of sketches, Kroll Show is about giving Nick's fans a chance to see his of-the-moment take on pop culture, sports news, nightclub culture, and what defines celebrity with characters and storylines that recur throughout each season.

Special Features:
· Free Album Download
· Kroll Karaoke
· Original Music Videos
· Publizity Interview
· Uncut Armond Trial
· Audio Commentaries with Cast & Creators
· Season 3 Teaser and more!

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MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN on Blu-ray, DVD, and DigitalAcademy Award® nominated director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air, Juno) delivers the “powerful and provocative” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, debuting on Digital HD and On Demand December 16, 2014—four weeks before it’s available on disc—from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015.   

Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) lead “an amazing ensemble cast” (Mark S. Allen, CBS/CW TV) in this film about love and human connection in the modern world. MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN tells the story of high school teenagers and their parents who attempt to navigate their complex relationships in an era defined by social media, online exchanges, and instant gratification. Discover how little you know about the people you know in the film critics are calling “a movie that could change your life! Not to be missed!” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”)...

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Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide
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Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated CharactersAddison-Wesley Professional has published Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters. Create Amazing 3D Characters with Blender: From Design and Modeling to Video Compositing. Learning Blender walks you through every step of creating an outstanding animated character with the free, open source, 3D software Blender, and then compositing it in a real video using a professional workflow. This is the only Blender tutorial to take you from preproduction to final result, and it’s perfect for both 3D novices and those who’ve used other 3D Software.

Focusing on Blender 2.71 and above, 3D-professional Oliver Villar explains all the basics, including Blender’s interface, controls, and how to manipulate objects. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you’ll follow a realistic 3D workflow through a complete project...

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Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques
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Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood ProsFocal Press has published Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros. Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows. Learn the secrets of the postproduction professionals from box office blockbusters like Harry Potter, I am Legend, Dark Shadows, Men in Black II, Charlie’s Angels, 42, and The Last of the Mohicans, as well as primetime hits like SMASH, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, The Mindy Project, and MythBusters.

In Avid Uncut, Steve Hullfish taps into the expertise of the world’s top editors to share in-depth, behind-the-scenes secrets and best practices that will boost your editing and color correction skills to the next level. Five distinct sections cover:...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC
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Dragon Age: Inquisition for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PCBioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., announced that the epic role-playing game, Dragon Age™: Inquisition is now available in North America. Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next-generation of RPG from BioWare that combines powerful storytelling and compelling characters with beautiful, expansive open worlds for players to explore.

Winner of the official Game Critics Award for “Best RPG” at E3 2014, Dragon Age: Inquisition launches as one of the highest rated games for the new generation of consoles. Joystiq scored the game at 100, saying, "[Inquisition] sets the bar for what a blockbuster RPG should be." Game Informer also gave the game a 95 score, calling the game, "…an expansive and unforgettable journey." "Our goal with Dragon Age: Inquisition was to bring players into the next-generation of role playing games with an experience that is...

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Samsung SmartCam HD Outdoor Wi-Fi IP Camera
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Samsung SmartCam HD Outdoor Wi-Fi IP CameraSamsung Techwin America, a leader in consumer video monitoring and security products, announced the availability of its next generation Wi-Fi IP outdoor camera, the SmartCam HD Outdoor. The camera is now available at major retailers including Best Buy, Fry's Electronics and major online retailers such as Amazon.com and Newegg.com.

The newest addition to Samsung's robust IP camera lineup outshines other outdoor video surveillance options, boasting simple setup and installation, full 1080p HD streaming video (up to 720p on handheld mobile devices) and a 128-degree ultra-wide angle field of view allowing consumers to monitor a wide perspective of daytime and nighttime outdoor activity via website or mobile device. The most unique feature of the SmartCam HD Outdoor camera is the dual component design in which the camera and lens stay outside (IP 66 weatherproof) while the Wi-Fi module and power supply are placed inside, connected by a cable. This ensures a strong Wi-Fi signal reaches the device and solves the problem of powering the camera since in most cases power is not readily available outside. The SmartCam HD Outdoor also features...

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MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame
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MXGP - The Official Motocross VideogameBANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and Milestone, a leading racing videogame developer, have released MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame. The game is now available at retailers in the Americas for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. The title is also available as a digital release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and PC. MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame is packed with content from the official FIM Motocross World Championship, including 60 real world riders, 60 bikes and 14 tracks from the official MX1 and MX2 classes. The PlayStation®4 system version of MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame includes even more content with four additional tracks, the 'Red Plate' feature of real Motocross racing, changing color of the controller depending on Bike’s RPM, Yebis 2 and F-Mod technology and more power to the players.

MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame takes players from the ground of the motocross track to the heights of championship victory, with diverse tracks spanning the globe. With motion captured rider animations, realistic bike physics, dirt systems and deforming terrain that dynamically changes the texture of the track, MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame offers...

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THE BOXTROLLS on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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THE BOXTROLLS on Blu-ray, DVD, and DigitalHeroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls. Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Boxtrolls will also be available on Digital HD December 23, 2014, just in time for the holidays.

Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!...

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RUDDERLESS on DVD
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RUDDERLESS makes its DVD debut on January 20th from ParamountThe feature directorial debut of Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee** William H. Macy, RUDDERLESS makes its DVD debut on January 20, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), Jamie Chung (“Believe”), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), the film had its world premiere as the Closing Night Film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

RUDDERLESS tells the story of Sam, a father (Billy Crudup) whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. When Sam discovers a box filled with his son's demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him. Sam learns each song and eventually musters the will to perform one at a local bar. When Quentin (Anton Yelchin), a young musician in the audience, is captivated by the song, the unlikely duo forms a rock band that becomes surprisingly popular and revitalizes both of their lives...

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THE ZERO THEOREM on Blu-ray and DVD
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THE ZERO THEOREM on Blu-ray and DVDWitness a vision of the techno-philosophical future from visionary director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) when THE ZERO THEOREM debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment and Amplify. Two-time Academy Award® winner Christoph Waltz (Best Supporting Actor: Inglourious Basterds, 2009; Django Unchained, 2012) plays a computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence, but continually finds his work interrupted when Management sends a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

The extraordinary film also stars Academy Award winner Matt Damon (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Good Will Hunting, 1997), Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton (Best Supporting Actress, Michael Clayton, 2007), David Thewlis (Harry Potter franchise) and Melanie Thierry (Babylon A.D.) The acclaimed Sci-Fi film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and Gilliam received a Special Mention for the Future Film Festival Digital Award...

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Programming in C, 4th Edition
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Programming in C, 4th EditionAddison-Wesley Professional has published Programming in C, 4th Edition. Programming in C will teach you how to write programs in the C programming language. Whether you’re a novice or experienced programmer, this book will provide you with a clear understanding of this language, which is the foundation for many object-oriented programming languages such as C++, Objective-C, C#, and Java.

This book teaches C by example, with complete C programs used to illustrate each new concept along the way. Stephen Kochan provides step-by-step explanations for all C functions. You will learn both the language fundamentals and good programming practices. Exercises at the end of each chapter make the book ideally suited for classroom use or for self-instruction. All the features of the C language are covered in this book, including the latest additions added with the C11 standard. Appendixes provide a detailed summary of the language and the standard C library, both organized for quick reference...

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Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker
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Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern FilmmakerFocal Press has published Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker. A guide to the craft of script supervising, Beyond Continuity features practical instruction through real-world examples demonstrating and explaining the skills needed by a professional script supervisor.

Mary Cybulski, one of Hollywood’s premier script supervisors, imparts her sage wisdom as she walks you through the process of training and working as a professional script supervisor,, covering the basic skills of breaking down a script, taking notes on set, matching, cheating, determining screen direction, and knowing what the director, actors, and editor expect from a script supervisor. She also details many of the more subtle, but just as important skills— how to get a job, how to think like an editor, how to tell what is important in a script and on set, how to get along with the cast and crew, and how not to get overwhelmed when there is too much information to process...

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