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Crafting Digital Media: A Book Review

Feb 03, 2010, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"I don't usually write book reviews, but this one is special. My friend and colleague Daniel James has written an introduction to the world of media production with Linux, or as the subtitle describes it, "A manual for creative media on a modest budget". I'll put the spoiler right up front: This book is wonderful and is an essential read for all artistically-inclined Linux users. Read on to find out why I think so.

"What It Is, What It Isn't

"Crafting Digital Media (Figure 1) is a general overview of the potential of Linux as a multimedia production platform and a guide to specific applications and their use for that purpose. Each chapter presents a relevant topic and proceeds quickly to a practical demonstration of the tools specific to the chapter topic."

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