How Scripts are Made

One of the main roles in the “building” of a film belongs to the screenwriter, who is the first to visualize the future ... It is not difficult to learn the format or even to master the style of scene description—to write clearly in ...

Author: Inga Karetnikova

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809313808

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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Inga Karetnikova's method is that of the art teacher: she asks students to study great works in detail, to analyze them, and then to create their own. She stresses that her examination is "interested only in how the scripts are written and what makes them work, not in a cultural or scholarly examination of them." Karetnikova analyzes eight screenplays?The Godfather, Rashomon, La Strada, Bicycle Thief, Nosferatu, The Servant, Viridiana, Notorious?and a novel written in screenplay form, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Each serves as an example of a particular aspect of screenplay writing: composing scripts, developing characters, constructing suspense, adapting literature to cinematic space and time, and weaving details and motifs within a script. Karetnikova urges film students to work on their own screenplays while studying her book, reading the suggested scripts and viewing the films based on them to get the most from her method. She provides a series of exercises for each chapter to help students master the skills of composing and writing film treatments, developing screen stories and their characters, organizing scenes, and writing dialogue. Each of the exercises has worked successfully in her own screenplay-writing classes.

The Screenwriter s Manual

A Complete Reference of Format and Style Stephen E. Bowles, Ronald Mangravite, Peter A. Zorn ... It provides a learning approach to understanding and mastering the form in which screenplays must be written for today's competitive market ...

Author: Stephen E. Bowles

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015061424894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Written by an author team with extensive professional and academic experience, The Screenwriter's Manual is the only book that offers a systematic approach to mastering the complexities of writing for the screen. With its step-by step approach, this text is appropriate for readers of all experience levels. KEY TOPICS: Basic format and style, the elements of a screenplay, advanced format and style, special format situations, and common screenplay mistakes. MARKET: Introductory screenwriting.

Mastering Fear

The American adaptation, Let Me In (2010), more loosely based on Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, was written and ... The novel was praised for combining horror with a coming-of-age story and the form of the social realist drama.2 The ...

Author: Rikke Schubart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501336720

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues we play with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions of fear and disgust, but with a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative. The book lays out a new theory of horror and analyzes female protagonists in contemporary horror from child to teen, adult, middle age, and old age. Since the turn of the millennium, we have seen a new generation of female protagonists in horror. There are feisty teens in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), troubled mothers in The Babadook (2014), and struggling women in the New French extremity with Martyrs (2008) and Inside (2007). At the fuzzy edges of the genre are dramas like Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Black Swan (2010), and middle-age women are now protagonists with Carol in The Walking Dead (2010–) and Jessica Lange's characters in American Horror Story (2011–). Horror is not just for men, but also for women, and not just for the young, but for audiences of all ages.

Mastering Technical Sales

Organize the Ideas Move the cards or Post-it notes around to form natural groupings based on a common theme or concept. ... In a standard corporate-marketing- style presentation, these subpoints become bullets.

Author: John Care

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781596933408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This indispensable sales tool shows you the ropes of lead qualification, the RFP process, and needs analysis and discovery, and explains how your technical know-how can add invaluable leverage to sales efforts at every step. You learn how to plan and present the perfect pitch, demonstrate products effectively, build customer relationship skills, handle objections and competitors, negotiate prices and contracts, close the sale, and so much more - including how to avoid the critical selling mistakes so often made by technical pros who jump to sales. The book also addresses key career management and team-building topics, and includes detailed case studies, concise chapter summaries, and handy checklists of skill-building tips that reinforce all the career-boosting skills and techniques you learn.

Mastering Public Speaking

However , spoken language that is in good form should possess two other characteristics : oral style and ... Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price speaks from his own experience about the crucial difference between the written and the ...

Author: George L. Grice

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205318088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 491

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Offering an ideal balance of theory and skills, this book provides a solid grounding in the how's and why's of public speaking, placing particular emphasis on critiquing, ethics, and critical thinking. Written in a casual, lively style and clearly organized, this edition of Mastering Public Speaking builds on its previous success. The fourth edition retains its popular and distinctive emphasis on the ethical contract between speaker and listener and on the value of critiquing speeches to improve your own skills. Learn how to think critically as you choose speech topics, conduct research, organize content, select language, manage nervousness, and deliver speeches. For anyone interested in Public Speaking.

Mastering Technical Sales The Sales Engineer s Handbook Third Edition

Organize the Ideas Move the Post-It notes around to form natural groupings based on a common theme or concept. Title each grouping so it ... In a standard corporate marketing style presentation, these subpoints would become bullets.

Author: John Care

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781608077441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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Every high-tech sales team today has technical pros on board to “explain how things work,” and this success-tested training resource is written just for them. This newly revised and expanded third edition of an Artech House bestseller offers invaluable insights and tips for every stage of the selling process. This third edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on business-driven discovery, white boarding, trusted advisors, and calculating ROI. This invaluable book equips new sales engineers with powerful sales and presentation techniques that capitalize on their technical background—all spelled out step-by-step by a pair of technical sales experts with decades of eye-popping, industry-giant success under their belt.

27 Essential Principles of Story

This principle is about mastering your medium and genre so that you not only meet your reader/audience's expectations, you exceed them. Medium is the form your story takes—novel, screenplay, etc. Genre is the style—Western, romance, ...

Author: Daniel Joshua Rubin

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523510788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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“So often people ask me if there’s a book on story I can recommend. This is the one. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”––Alexa Junge, writer/producer, Friends, Sex and the City, The West Wing A master class of 27 lessons, drawn from 27 diverse narratives, for novelists, storytellers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more. Author Daniel Joshua Rubin unlocks the secrets of what makes a story work, and then shows how to understand and use these principles in your own writing. The result is “an invaluable resource” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), offering priceless advice like escalate risk, with an example from Pulp Fiction. Write characters to the top of their intelligence, from the Eminem song “Stan.” Earn transformations, from Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Attack your theme, from The Brothers Karamazov. Insightful, encouraging, filled with attitude, and, as Booklist puts it, “perfect for any writer looking to ensure their stories operate and resonate at the top of their potential,” this book gives contemporary storytellers of all kinds a lifeline of inspiration and relatable instruction. “[The] new bible of lessons and practices for creators.”––Library Journal “Not a ‘how-to,’ thank God, but a ‘here’s why.’ Writers of all levels of experience will benefit from reading––and then rereading––this elegant exploration of the principles of storytelling.”––Traci Letts, Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright “A godsend for storytellers in all media. It will help you decide what to write and then show you, step by step, how to tackle virtually any problem you face.”––Anna D. Shapiro, Tony Award-winning director, August: Osage County

Mastering Photoshop 5 5 for the Web

... the dance form formerly known as bellydance ' is a real art form Basbajoy A Peacio Film & TV The Iron Guant " is one of the best , coolest animated features of the year , and we've got mternews with the film's screenwriter and ...

Author: Matt Straznitskas

Publisher: Sybex

ISBN: PSU:000044143213

Category: Computers

Page: 647

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A guide to creating professional-quality Web graphics showcases Photoshop's newest features, covers Web design basics, and explains how to manipulate images using layers, filters, light, and masks

The Mindful Legal Writer

Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing Heidi K. Brown ... embrace a completely new writing structure and style. ... Screenplays, too, are written in a traditional format—in Courier 12-point font, with a page of text.

Author: Heidi K. Brown

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454879626

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.

The Film Anthologies Index

Author: Stephen E. Bowles

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010480809

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 468

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A guide to some 600 film anthologies published since 1991. Lists anthologies alphabetically by editor, and an author index locates essays by authors in specific anthologies. Includes a general index connecting film titles and themes to books numbers, not page numbers. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Foreign Affair

He gained his international reputation as a screenwriter and director in Hollywood, and with the single exception of ... Europe and the New World is a major creative tension shaping the themes, style, and form of An Accented Cinema 25.

Author: Gerd Gemünden

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845454197

Category: History

Page: 193

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With six Academy Awards, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers to work in Hollywood. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish emigre from Central Europe? This work projects Wilder as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the world of entertainment as well as with an awareness of literary culture.


From the Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication MEDIAMERICA FORM , CONTENT , AND CONSEQUENCE OF MASS COMMUNICATION ... 2d , by Doug Newsom and James A. Wollert Mastering the Message : Media Writing with Substance and Style by Lauren ...

Author: Edward Jay Whetmore


ISBN: PSU:000023008311

Category: Communication

Page: 411

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The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies

Both adaptation scholars and screenwriters would function best in their work if they approached their tasks from a ... Deconstructive criticism is often viewed as a takeover of the text from the outside, like an Apollonian style of ...

Author: Thomas Leitch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190657048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 928

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This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality. The volume's contributors consider the similarities and differences between adaptation and history, adaptation and performance, adaptation and revision, and textual and biological adaptation, casting an appreciative but critical eye on the theory and practice of adaptation scholars--and, occasionally, each other. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies offers specific suggestions for how to read, teach, create, and write about adaptations in order to prepare for a world in which adaptation, already ubiquitous, is likely to become ever more important.

Authentic Assessment

Next, have students select dialogue from a story they are interested in and reconstruct it intoa screenplay,adaptedfor performance. ... with quotation marks, offer additional strategies and support for mastering this sophisticated tool.

Author: Katherine Luongo-Orlando

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381527

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Authentic Assessment: Designing Performance-Based Tasks combines performance tasks that are relevant to students' lives with the need for accountability. The book explores common language arts expectations and shows teachers how to choose activities and tasks that will guide students towards achieving important learning outcomes. Authentic Assessment: Designing Performance-Based Tasks is organized around three unit themes - making connections with literature, exploring the universal concept of community, and understanding persuasive techniques in the media. The performance tasks will appeal to students and enable students to meet key focus goals and expectations. Designed for the busy teacher, the book includes reproducible planning sheets, rubrics, and student surveys. Excellent samples of student work based on performance tasks complement this remarkable book.

Stick Sketch School An Animal Artventure

Mastering the Art of Stick Figure Critters Billy Attinger, Rachel Kochackis ... You'll even learn how to draw dinosaurs and mythical creatures like dragons and orcs in stick form! ... playful, and humorous style.

Author: Billy Attinger


ISBN: 9781631063053

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 188


Master the art of stick figure critters! Since Billy Attinger founded his company, Stick World, pop culture has exploded with stick figure art. Social media feeds and other online resources are the perfect home for this brand of simple, pithy, and often wickedly funny art. Stick figure images and messages are easily conveyed through social media, frequently going viral because of how easy they are to read and share on your phone. The best part about stick figures is that anyone can draw them! Billy Attinger showed how to draw stylized stick figures in his popular Stick Sketch School: An Animal Artventure?, and now he's back to show the world his stick figure animals. Take an "artventure" around the world: learn to draw stick animals in the jungle, the Arctic, the rainforest, the Outback, underwater, and more! You'll even learn how to draw extinct animals and fantasy animals in stick form. Each spread features a grid to show the reader how to draw the lines, how to add movement, expression, and more. Ideal for the visual learner and accompanied by tips and tricks from stick artist Billy Attinger, the book shows how to make your stick animals personal, recognizable, and unique!

American Cinematographer

... 345 stadium style seats , dual system projection . , HD Projector , DVCAM , MiniDV , fl , BetaSP , DigiBeta , VHS ... Kane garnered Disc One , rendered in a dual - layer one for its screenplay : Welles and format , includes the film ...



ISBN: UOM:39015081487178

Category: Cinematography


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The Creative Writing Handbook

This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television.

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350309234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television. Written by professional writers and tutors, it covers all aspects of the writing process, from drafting first thoughts to shaping them into polished and publishable work. In a series of lively and stimulating chapters, all major areas of writing are explored, from screen-writing to short fiction, from autobiography to experimental prose. The Handbook offers new and experienced writers a whole range of creative ideas, sound advice and open-ended tasks for exploring experience, mastering technique and thereby releasing the full potential of the imagination. As most taught courses in creative writing are in workshop form, each chapter includes invaluable ideas on how to run group sessions and offer a rich fund of suggestions for developing writing beyond the workshop.

Stories We ve Heard Stories We ve Told

A Review of Some Fundamentals Storytelling is clearly an art form, but like many such aesthetic pursuits, it involves a number ... These components have been distilled from the expertise of some of the greatest lyricists, screenwriters, ...

Author: Jeffrey Kottler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199328260

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Masters Abstracts International

Using the camera freed me ; when I began drawing again , organic interlocking forms , abstract birds , eyes , and serpents became metaphors for human conditions . Returning to drawing , after mastering photography , I have found that I ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105118943930

Category: Dissertations, Academic


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