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Old Aug 3, 2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Need some book recommendations


I am looking to refresh and gain some new skills. I am trying to find simple quick read books I can request from my library. My problem is I cannot find reputable books with high ratings in Amazon.
Subjects I am looking for are:

Color Theory

After Effects (I remember in college there was a book that was the best:
Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential and Advanced Techniques, 4th Edition
by Chris and Trish Meyer (Author))

Premier (Something to understand the basics)

Has anyone read The Dam Book?
If you would create something, you must be something.
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Old Aug 3, 2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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I haven't read it, but I've heard that the Dam book is a colossal waste of time...not sure myself, though.

I'm also not sure what books are out there for AE or Premiere (what a help I am!) but surely Lynda might not be of more use for program-specific help, compared to more general topics like colour theory, etc?
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Old Aug 3, 2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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I'm a big fan of Lynda myself over books for learning specific programs, but that's because I learn visually, and when presented with an instructional book, I fall asleep (hah).

Sorry I wasn't much help either. But for specific programs like After Effects, I believe Adobe hosts the lynda videos for free on their adobe TV channel.
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