Story

Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

Author: Robert McKee

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062039822

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.

The Psychology of Screenwriting

Theory and Practice

Author: Jason Lee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623564735

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 7883

The Psychology of Screenwriting is more than an interesting book on the theory and practice of screenwriting. It is also a philosophical analysis of predetermination and freewill in the context of writing and human life in our mediated world of technology. Drawing on humanism, existentialism, Buddhism, postmodernism and transhumanism, and diverse thinkers from Meister Eckhart to Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze, The Psychology of Screenwriting will be of use to screenwriters, film students, philosophers and all those interested in contemporary theory. This book combines in-depth critical and cultural analysis with an elaboration on practice in an innovative fashion. It explores how people, such as those in the Dogme 95 movement, have tried to overcome traditional screenwriting, looking in detail at the psychology of writing and the practicalities of how to write well for the screen. This is the first book to include high-theory with screenwriting practice whilst incorporating the Enneagram for character development. Numerous filmmakers and writers, including David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, David Cronenberg, Pedro Almodóvar, Darren Aronofsky, Sally Potter and Charlie Kaufman are explored. The Psychology of Screenwriting is invaluable for those who want to delve deeper into writing for the screen.

Producing for TV and New Media

A Real-World Approach for Producers

Author: Cathrine Kellison

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136069267

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

View: 7635

Producing for TV and New Media provides a comprehensive look at the role of the "Producer in television and new media. At the core of every media project there is a Producer who provides a wide array of creative, technical, financial, and interpersonal skills. Written especially for new and aspiring producers, this book looks at both the Big Picture and the essential details of this demanding and exhilarating profession. A series of interviews with seasoned TV producers who share their real-world professional practices provides rich insight into the complex billion-dollar industries of television and new media. This type of practical insight is not to be found in other books on producing. This new edition now covers striking developments in new media, delivery systems, the expansion of the global marketplace of media content.

The Hidden Meaning of Mass Communications

Cinema, Books, and Television in the Age of Computers

Author: Fereydoun Hoveyda

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275969967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 8917

Contrary to current opinion, Hoveyda contends that "cinema" has preceded literature and other forms of art. The development of televison, computers, and the Internet, in the view of the literary establishment, imperils books. Hoveyda examines the relationship between film, television, computers, and books and finds a hidden purpose behind all the inventions in mass communications since the creation of alphabets.

Novel Preaching

Tips from Top Writers on Crafting Creative Sermons

Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611644380

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5856

In this lively and accessible book, Alyce McKenzie explores how fiction writers approach the task of writing novels: how they develop their ideas, where they find their inspiration, and how they turn the spark of a creative notion into words on paper that will captivate the masses. McKenzie's study shows how preachers can use the same techniques to enhance their own creativity and to turn their ideas into powerful, well crafted sermons. Novel Preaching offers a wealth of advice from successful fiction writers, including Isabelle Allende, Frederick Buechner, Julia Cameron, Annie Dillard, Natalie Goldberg, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Melanie Rae Thorn, and also includes a number of sample sermons from McKenzie herself.

The Cinema of Steven Spielberg

Empire of Light

Author: Nigel Morris

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Cinema's most successful director is a commercial and cultural force demanding serious consideration. Not just triumphant marketing, this international popularity is partly a function of the movies themselves. Polarised critical attitudes largely overlook this, and evidence either unquestioning adulation or vilification often vitriolic for epitomising contemporary Hollywood. Detailed textual analyses reveal that alongside conventional commercial appeal, Spielberg's movies function consistently as a self-reflexive commentary on cinema. Rather than straightforwardly consumed realism or fantasy, they invite divergent readings and self-conscious spectatorship which contradict assumptions about their ideological tendencies. Exercising powerful emotional appeal, their ambiguities are profitably advantageous in maximising audiences and generating media attention.

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157909

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

The New Ecology of Leadership

Business Mastery in a Chaotic World

Author: David K. Hurst

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231504144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3056

David Hurst has a unique knowledge of organizations—their function and their failure—both in theory and in practice. He has spent twenty-five years as an operating manager, often in crises and turnaround conditions, and is also a widely experienced consultant, teacher, and writer on business. This book is his innovative integration of management practice and theory, using a systems perspective and analogies drawn from nature to illustrate groundbreaking ideas and their practical application. It is designed for readers unfamiliar with sophisticated management concepts and for active practitioners seeking to advance their management and leadership skills. Hurst's objective is to help readers make meaning from their own management experience and education, and to encourage improvement in their practical judgment and wisdom. His approach takes an expansive view of organizations, connecting their development to humankind's evolutionary heritage and cultural history. It locates the origins of organizations in communities of trust and follows their development and maturation. He also crucially tracks the decline of organizations as they age and shows how their strengths become weaknesses in changing circumstances. Hurst's core argument is that the human mind is rational in an ecological, rather than a logical, sense. In other words, it has evolved to extract cues to action from the specific situations in which it finds itself. Therefore contexts matter, and Hurst shows how passion, reason, and power can be used to change and sustain organizations for good and ill. The result is an inspirational synthesis of management theory and practice that will resonate with every reader's experience.

Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design

Author: Scott Rogers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118877195

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 5297

Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogersshow you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games butaren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of theacclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading videogame expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac ManWorld, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, thisupdated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples thatforgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated conceptsand solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLYEXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn whatperils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production,production and post-production stages, and provide even morecreative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projectsincluding: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration allthe way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the mostprecise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your playerschallenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – includingdetailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with thehelp of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, anintroduction by David “God of War” Jaffe andeven a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even moreindispensable guide for video game designers both “in thefield” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition andlet’s make a game!

The Filmmaker's Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Author: Steven Ascher,Edward Pincus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613807

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 832

View: 4471

The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film. Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making. • Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films • Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras • Digital editing with the latest video editing systems • In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing • The business aspects of funding and producing your project • Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web