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Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing, 1st Edition
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Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing, 1st Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A Complete Guide to the Medium, 1st Edition.

Silverpoint, and metalpoint more generally, is the practice of marking with soft metal on a specifically prepared drawing surface. Practiced for centuries, the artform is experiencing a resurgence in recent years, with contemporary work exploring abstract as well as realist, conceptual as well as traditional.

Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing is the essential manual of metalpoint technique, written by Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzullo, contemporary masters of the medium. This book is the first treatise on the subject for artists and art teachers with chapters on early history, materials including grounds, supports, metals, and tools, techniques for working in metalpoint as well as mixed media, and finally, the care of metalpoint works...

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Acclaimed Thriller FREAKS on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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The Acclaimed Thriller FREAKS arrives on Digital Dec. 3 and on Blu-ray, DVD Dec. 10 from Well Go USAA bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control in the acclaimed thriller FREAKS, debuting on Digital December 3 and on Blu-ray Combo and DVD December 10 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins, “Kim Possible”) and Adam B. Stein (“Kim Possible”), FREAKS stars Emile Hirsch (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, Speed Racer), two-time Best Actor Academy Award® nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska, 2013; Coming Home, 1978), Grace Park (“Hawaii 5-0,” “Battlestar Galactica”), Amanda Crew (The Haunting in Connecticut, The Age of Adaline) and Lexy Kolker (“Shooter,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”). Bonus materials includes director’s commentary and a Behind the Scenes featurette.

Synopsis: Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world...

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Keira Knightley stars in Official Secrets on DVD and Digital
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Keira Knightley stars in Official Secrets on Digital Nov. 5 and on DVD Nov. 26 from ParamountKeira Knightley gives “one of her strongest performances” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) as a real-life whistleblower in the “taut and provocative thriller” (Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue) OFFICIAL SECRETS, arriving on Digital November 5, 2019 and on DVD with Digital Copy November 26, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes®, OFFICIAL SECRETS reveals the true story of British intelligence specialist turned whistleblower, Katharine Gun (Knightley). From award-winning director Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky), the movie features an incredible supporting cast including Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”), who portrays Martin Bright, the real-life investigative journalist who broke the stunning story, Matthew Goode (“Downton Abbey”) as one of Bright’s colleagues, and Academy Award® nominee* Ralph Fiennes as Gun’s determined lawyer.

In 2003, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) received a memo with a shocking directive...

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Where'd You Go Bernadette? on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Where'd You Go Bernadette? arrives on Digital Nov. 19 and on Blu-ray, DVD Nov. 26 from FoxBring home Where'd You Go Bernadette on Digital November 19th and on Blu-ray and DVD November 26th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Based on the runaway bestseller by Maria Semple, WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award® Winner Cate Blanchett), a loving wife and mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

The film stars Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, and Laurence Fishburne...

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PREY starring Logan Miller on DVD and Digital
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Experience PREY, starring Logan Miller and Kristine Froseth, On Digital Now and on DVD Nov. 5 from CinedigmExperience an island of horrors starring Logan Miller and Kristine Froseth with PREY on Digital now and arriving on DVD November 5, 2019 from Cinedigm.

PREY Synopsis
This horror-thriller Hyde Park Entertainment, ImageNation and Blumhouse Productions with Director Franck Khalfoun (Amityville: The Awakening) follows Toby Burns (Logan Miller), a millennial coldly floating through life and disconnected from his family. After his father is tragically killed in a carjacking, Toby is left stricken with guilt. He is begrudgingly enrolled in a “Lost and Found” program, in which he will spend three days and three nights on a remote jungle island.

Toby soon finds that this “uninhabited” island is not so lonely when he meets a mysterious girl named Madeleine (Kristine Froseth). It soon becomes clear that neither of them are safe here and time is running out. Someone or SOMETHING bloodthirsty lurks in the jungle, and Toby must find a way off this island before becoming its PREY...

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Nina Dobrev stars in LUCKY DAY on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital
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Nina Dobrev, Luke Bracey and Crispin Glover Star in LUCKY DAY on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Dec. 10 from LionsgateWritten and directed by the Oscar®-winning co-writer of Pulp Fiction, Roger Avary’s stylish thriller Lucky Day arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital December 10 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand.

Produced by Samuel Hadida (True Romance, Resident Evil franchise, The Hitman’s Bodyguard), the film stars Luke Bracey, Nina Dobrev, Crispin Glover and Clifton Collins Jr. and is about a paroled safe-cracker (Bracey) and his family (Dobrev) confronting a psychotic hit-man (Glover) out for revenge. The Lucky Day Blu-ray and DVD will include a filmmaker commentary and making-of featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Writer-Director Roger Avary, the Oscar®-winning co-writer of Pulp Fiction and Killing Zoe, lends his high-energy, bone-crunching style to this crime saga...

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The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens
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The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens, 1st Edition from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens - The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image, 1st Edition.

The Language of the Lens explores the expressive power of the camera lens and the storytelling contributions that this critical tool can make to a film project. This book offers a unique approach to learning how lenses can produce aesthetically and narratively compelling images in movies, through a close examination of the various ways lens techniques control the look of space, movement, focus, flares, distortion, and the "optical personality" of your story’s visual landscape.

Loaded with vivid examples from commercial, independent, and world cinema, The Language of the Lens presents dozens of insightful case studies examining their conceptual, narrative, and technical approaches to reveal how master filmmakers have harnessed the power of lenses to express the entire range of emotions, themes, tone, atmosphere, subtexts, moods, and abstract concepts...

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Skullcandy Vert Clip-Anywhere Wireless Earbuds
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Skullcandy Elevates Outdoor Audio With Release Of Vert Wireless Earbuds
With a history rooted in outdoor sports, Skullcandy, Inc., the original lifestyle audio brand, announces the launch of Vert: the clip-anywhere wireless earbuds set to re-invent how music can seamlessly integrate into the world of adventure sports. Vert is purpose-built with sport-specific features ready to take on snow, dirt, and everything in between. Taking cues from the convenience of helmet audio, Vert raises the category to a new level with its seasonal versatility, accessible controls, comfort, and premium sound.

“From form to function, Vert was created with adventurers in mind, all the while tapping into our heritage in creating a product that fits how people live, shred, bike, and explore,” said Jessica Klodnicki, Chief Marketing Officer at Skullcandy. “Vert provides outdoor athletes with the soundtrack to their journey, delivering a great audio experience and music they can feel.”

Vert’s innovative form factor is driven by a Bluetooth® powered dial designed to clip anywhere, and onto any gear...

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GoPro HERO8 BLACK, Mods and MAX
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GoPro Introduces HERO8 BLACK, Mods and MAX - Redefining What's Possible with a CameraGoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) has introduced HERO8 Black and its performance-expanding Mods, along with MAX, the company's new dual-lens camera that's so versatile it's like having three cameras in one.

"It's been 15 years since the first GoPro camera, and from the start our purpose has been to help people share experiences in exciting ways," said GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman. "And we're delivering on that purpose in a big way with this year's new lineup. HERO8 Black, the Mods and MAX totally redefine what's possible with a camera."

$399 HERO8 Black
HERO8 Black sends it big with next-level HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization—featuring dramatically improved stabilization over HyperSmooth 1.0. HyperSmooth 2.0 benefits from significantly improved baseline performance and now works in all resolutions and frame rates. It also features a new Boost mode, plus in-app horizon leveling. Also new, TimeWarp 2.0 features automatic rate adjustment and tap-control speed ramping. HERO8 Black sports four digital lenses to make it easy to choose a desired field of view, improved audio performance with enhanced wind suppression, new customizable mode presets and a 14% lighter, frameless design that features folding mounting fingers for improved simplicity and convenience. Waterproof (33' / 5m) and durable, HERO8 Black delivers everything you've come to expect from a flagship HERO camera, and more...

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New FoxFury Rugo Lighting and Drone Systems
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FoxFury Revamps the Rugo Light Series and Rugo Drone SystemsFoxFury Lighting Solutions is expanding its Rugo™ lighting series to now include four total lights. This expansion is meant to maximize the potential of the Rugo™ so users can choose the best options to suit their needs. The Rugo™ lights are ideal on-the-go lighting tools for drone pilots, photographers, and videographers.

Rugo™ lights are comprised of two elements: a light head and a Power Pack. There are two versions of each part. The standard light head has 700 lumens, a 70 CRI rating, and a maximum operational beam distance of up to 100 ft (30 m). The High CRI Light Head has 620 lumens, a 92 CRI rating, and a maximum operational beam distance of up to 50 ft (15 m).

The Quick Swap® Power Pack has four modes: dim, low, medium, and high. The Quick Swap™ Power Pack with Strobe also has four modes, but they are slightly different: low, medium, high, and strobe. The strobe mode meets global requirements for UAV night flight and anti-collision lighting, including FAR 107.29. Both Power Packs last up to 6.75 hours and recharge in 2.5 hours via USB. Additional Power Packs are available as separate accessories to extend usage time...

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New X-Rite Display Calibration Solutions
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X-Rite Announces New Display Calibration Solutions for Photographers and FilmmakersX-Rite, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces the immediate availability of the i1Display Studio and i1Display Pro Plus, technologically enhanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops, and projectors.

The trusted i1Display Pro has been the professional choice for high-level, on-screen color accuracy for discerning photographers, imaging professionals, and display manufacturers for more than 8 years. X-Rite extends this legacy for photographers and filmmakers alike with the i1Display Studio, an easy-to-use, affordable, yet professional solution and the i1Display Pro Plus, the ultimate solution to color manage super-bright, HD, and HDR display technology.

i1Display Studio is the ideal solution for both passionate and professional photographers looking for professional color results in an easy-to-use format that doesn’t require in-depth knowledge of color science. It features...

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Sonos Move - Portable Outdoor Smart Speaker
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Sonos introduces Move, the First Battery-Powered Sonos Speaker Built for the OutdoorsSonos (Nasdaq: SONO) has introduced Sonos Move, a product that marks the company’s first step outside the home. Building on years of innovation in home audio to unlock the potential for great sound anywhere, Move is a powerful, versatile smart speaker that sounds incredible indoors, outdoors, and on the go. Move represents the best of the Sonos software platform and ecosystem of partners, and supports more than a hundred streaming services, multiple voice assistants, AirPlay2, and more. Available globally this September, Move is one of three new products from Sonos launching this fall, joined by Sonos Port and Sonos One SL, further building on the company’s smart system of speakers and components that prioritizes choice for customers.

“Since the very beginning, Sonos has been giving listeners unparalleled freedom of choice. Our platform gives you the freedom to play any song you want, any way you want,” said Patrick Spence, CEO, Sonos. “Move takes freedom of choice to the next level. For the first time, you can take Sonos anywhere. Move marks the beginning of a new era for Sonos—one where brilliant sound not only fills your home, but extends to every part of your day.”

Sonos Move
Move resets the bar from what you’d expect from a portable speaker with smart, adaptable sound, surprisingly deep bass and a wide sound profile...

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BRAVEN Rugged BRV Speaker Collection
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BRAVEN Launches Undeniably Rugged BRV Speaker Collection
BRAVEN®, a ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) brand and the creators and innovators of the rugged Bluetooth® audio category, announced its BRV® speaker collection including the BRV-XXL/2, BRV-XL, BRV-X/2 and BRV-MINI. Highlighted by its biggest and loudest Bluetooth speaker, the all-new BRV-XXL/2, the lineup has been engineered by a team of tech-loving, outdoor enthusiasts and tested in the Rockies to ensure they’re as tough as the elements they encounter.

Featuring durable, shockproof, and waterproof construction, BRAVEN’s newly launched speakers are capable of delivering crisp sound while enduring the relentlessness of wet, muddy, or sandy environments. To highlight BRAVENs love for the outdoors, engraved in each speaker’s silicone bottom or sides are subtle topographic lines from some of the team’s favorite ski resorts, national parks or home office in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

“The goal of technology is to help enhance life’s adventures, and through the power of music, the BRV speaker collection seeks to do just that,” said Marika Patto, VP of Product, Productivity & Audio group for ZAGG Inc...

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The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks
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The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks from CRC PressCRC Press has published The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks, 1st Edition.

Swendly Benilia shares with us simple and tangible tips and tricks to understanding and drawing FORCE across hundreds of drawings full of dynamism and energy! This book is an excellent companion to the FORCE brand since it delivers hundreds of FORCE drawings with succinct notations, filtered and approved by Mike Mattesi, about how to improve your FORCE drawing skills.

Key Features include:

- Hundreds of dynamic FORCE drawing that inspire the reader to see and draw FORCE
- Succinct tips and tricks keep it light and educational
- The tips and tricks not only explain how but also why the drawings are successful. This is unique to the FORCE Drawing method
- Each page shares numerous drawing around a FORCE idea with a short paragraph to further clarify the FORCE tip or trick. Explaining to the reader why the drawings work increases their ability of achieving the same level of excellence...

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Exposure X5 Photo Editing Software
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Exposure Software Announces Exposure X5, Photo Editing Software for Creative Photographers
Exposure Software​, formerly known as Alien Skin Software, has announced the release of Exposure X5, the newest version of their award-winning RAW photo editor for creative photographers. Exposure operates either as a standalone application that handles a full photography workflow, or as a plug-in to Photoshop or Lightroom.

The release of Exposure X5 introduces significant new creative enhancements including a 3D color masking tool that enables photographers to precisely control where an image adjustment is applied. Rendering can be limited to areas defined by specific color characteristics, including hue, saturation, and luminance.

Photographers can easily target foreground or background areas, skies, skin tones, specific color ranges, and more. The improved masking tools integrate seamlessly with...

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