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My MacBook (Yosemite Edition)
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My MacBook (Yosemite Edition) from Que PublishingQue has published My MacBook (Yosemite Edition). Covers MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to MacBook photos that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your MacBook. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your MacBook working just the way you want. The tasks include:

* Managing, arranging, and tagging your files
* Staying informed and productive with Notification Center
* Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control
* Opening and organizing apps with Launchpad
* Accessing network devices and resources
* Activating and using iCloud services...

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Modern Post: Workflows and Techniques for Filmmakers
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Modern Post: Workflows and Techniques for Digital FilmmakersFocal Press has published Modern Post: Workflows and Techniques for Digital Filmmakers. With the shift from film to digital, today’s filmmakers are empowered by an arsenal of powerful, creative options with which to tell their story. Modern Post examines and demystifies these tools and workflows and demonstrates how these decisions can empower your storytelling.

Using non-technical language, authors Scott Arundale and Tashi Trieu guide you through everything you should consider before you start shooting. They begin with a look to past methodologies starting with traditional film techniques and how they impact current trends. Next they offer a look at the latest generation of digital camera and capture systems. The authors move on to cover:...

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Writing Interactive Music for Video Games
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Writing Interactive Music for Video Games: A Composer's GuideAddison-Wesley has published Writing Interactive Music for Video Games: A Composer's Guide. All You Need to Know to Create Great Video Game Music. Written by the developer of Berklee School of Music’s pioneering game scoring program, this guide covers everything professional composers and music students need to know about composing interactive music for video games, and contains exclusive tools for interactive scoring—tools that were previously available only at Berklee.

Drawing on twenty years of professional experience in the game industry, Michael Sweet helps you master the unique language of music storytelling in games. Next, he walks you through the entire music composition process, from initial conceptualization and creative direction through implementation. Inside, you’ll find dozens of examples that illustrate adaptive compositional techniques, from small downloadable games to multimillion dollar console titles. In addition, this guide covers...

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Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition
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Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition: Covering 14.10 and 15.04, 10th EditionSams has published Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition: Covering 14.10 and 15.04, 10th Edition. Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 14.10 while including tons of information that will continue to apply to future editions.

Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 14.10 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more–including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book...

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CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide
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CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert GuideCisco Press has published CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide. Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. This series is built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Expert instructors and engineers Wendell Odom and Chad Hintz share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete, official study package includes...

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TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-ray
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TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-rayThree Beloved Films Available for the First Time on Blu-ray! Disney Presents Studio Ghibli Films: POM POKO, PORCO ROSSO, and TALES FROM EARTHSEA. Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd.

TALES FROM EARTHSEA
An epic animated adventure directed by Goro Miyazaki, “Tales From Earthsea” features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay. Based on the classic “Earthsea” fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin, “Tales From Earthsea” is set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. In the land of Earthsea, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. Journey with Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, on a tale of redemption and self-discovery as they search for the force behind the mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy their world. Featuring...

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My iMac (Yosemite Edition)
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My iMac (Yosemite Edition)Que has published My iMac (Yosemite Edition).

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iMac images that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iMac. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iMac working just the way you want. The tasks include:

* Managing, arranging, and tagging your files
* Staying informed and productive with Notification Center
* Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control
* Opening and organizing apps with Launchpad
* Accessing network devices and resources...

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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 2nd Edition
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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 2nd EditionFocal Press has published The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, 2nd Edition. Master invaluable workflow tips that will allow you to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro X and achieve results quickly, regardless of your skill level.

Rick Young’s Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, Second Edition is the ultimate mentor for getting up and running with Apple’s professional editing software. In this step-by-step, full-color guide, Young clearly explains the key concepts and vital knowledge you need to edit your project from start to finish, providing clear, time-saving instruction on producing and outputting using Final Cut Pro X. This new edition has been updated to include:...

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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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