Textbooks :: T+F

 

Some faculty members opt to provide textbook information so that students may search for the best price for required books. Most textbooks are available through the Portland State University Bookstore. If you do not see your class listed below, please contact the bookstore.

Fall 2014

Mark Berrettini

FILM 480 Film Theory
Film Theory: An Introduction by Robert Stam, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN:978-0-6312-0654-5
The Film Theory Reader by Marc Fustenau, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-49322-2

J. Bills

FILM 360: VFX Aftereffects
Required
Adobe After Effects CC Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques
by Mark Christiansen, Adobe Press.  ISBN:  978-0321934697

Optional
Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential and Advanced Techniques, 5th Edition, Version CS5 by Chris and Trish Meyer, Focal Press.  ISBN:  978-0240814155

Amy Borden

FILM 131 Film Analysis
Film Art: An Introduction, Tenth Edition by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-353510-4.

FILM 299 SPST: Classical Theory
Bazin, Andre. What is Cinema? Volume 1. 1967. Trans. Hugh Gray. Berkeley: University of
California Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780520242272

Bazin, Andre. What is Cinema? Volume 2. 1967. Trans. Hugh Gray. Berkeley: University of
California Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780520242289

Turvey, Malcolm. Doubting Vision: Film and the Revelationist Tradition. New York: Oxford University
Press, 2008. ISBN:  0195320980

FILM 381 (382, 383) Film History I
The Oxford History of World Cinema. Ed. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, ISBN:  0198742428

Nina Spiegel
TA 362U CONTEMPORARY DANCE 1920 TO PRESENT
Dils, Ann, and Ann Cooper Albright, eds. Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader, Wesleyan University Press

Winter 2014

Amy Borden

TA 382 (383) Film History II
A History of Narrative Film, Fourth Edition by David Cook, Norton. ISBN: 978-0-393-97868-1.

TA 486 Bodies in Motion: From Kino-attractography to Silent Cinema
Auerbach, Jonathan. Body Shots. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-520-25293-6

Braun, Marta.  Eadweard Muybridge. London: Reaktion Books, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-86189-760-2

Dickson, WKL & Antonia.  1895. History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope, and Kinetophonograph. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2000. ISBN: 0-87070-038-3

Gaudreault, Andre. Film and Attraction. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2011. ISBN: 0-252-07805-5

Rabinovitz, Lauren. Electric Dreamland. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-231-15661-5

Solomon, Matthew. Disappearing Tricks: Silent Film, Houdini, and the New Magic of the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-252-07697-8

One of the following is required, students may choose which to purchase:

    Muybridge, Eadweard. Human Figure in Motion. Mineola, NY:  Dover Publications, 2007. With Clip Art CD

    Muybridge, Eadweard. Animals in Motion. Mineola, NY:  Dover Publications, 2007. With Clip Art CD

Allison McGuffie

TA 131 Film Analysis
Timothy Corrigan, Short Guide to Writing about Film, 8th edition (Longman, 2011). ISBN: 0205236391

Spring 2014

Amy Borden

TA 383 Film History III
A History of Narrative Film, Fourth Edition by David Cook, Norton. ISBN: 978-0-393-97868-1.

TA 480 Film Theory
Film Theory: An Introduction by Robert Stam, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN:978-0-6312-0654-5

The Film Theory Reader by Marc Fustenau, Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-49322-2

Hayward, Susan. Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts. 4th Edition. Routledge, 2006.  ISBN: 978-0415538145.  Please note:  An e-version is available via the PSU Library.

Seth Nehil

TA 360 TOP: Sound Design
Audio-Vision by Michel Chion, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-07899-4.