The Emotionally Engaging Character

Without them, the reader has no reason to keep reading. If you want to write a compelling story, your characters need to be so real that they engage with the reader on an emotional level. The topics covered in this book are as follows: 1.

Author: Ruth Ann Nordin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533643474

Category:

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If you're writing fiction, one of the most important investments you can make is in your characters. They are the glue that holds your story together. Without them, the reader has no reason to keep reading. If you want to write a compelling story, your characters need to be so real that they engage with the reader on an emotional level. The topics covered in this book are as follows: 1. The importance of writing what you're passionate about 2. Why you should know your characters more intimately than your readers ever will 3. How to incorporate bias, imperfection, and things unknown into the character's point of view 4. Why the character is always right 5. Making the character "react" instead of "act" 6. Why the character should influence plot, setting, and conflict (instead of the other way around) 7. Tempting the character to the point they might break 8. Delving into emotions 9. How supporting characters can enhance the main character's journey

Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media

In many respects, Elizabeth is the more human character: more expressive, more
emotional, and more realistic. ... when one character exhibits a clear dependency
on the PC, this alone can generate an emotionally engaging and moving ...

Author: Robin James Stuart Sloan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466598201

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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While the earliest character representations in video games were rudimentary in terms of their presentation and performance, the virtual characters that appear in games today can be extremely complex and lifelike. These are characters that have the potential to make a powerful and emotional connection with gamers. As virtual characters become more intricate and varied, there is a growing need to examine the theory and practice of virtual character design. This book seeks to develop a series of critical frameworks to support the analysis and design of virtual characters. Virtual Character Design for Games and Interactive Media covers a breadth of topics to establish a relationship between pertinent artistic and scientific theories and good character design practice. Targeted at students, researchers, and professionals, the book aims to show how both character presentation and character performance can be enhanced through careful consideration of underlying theory. The book begins with a focus on virtual character presentation, underpinned by a discussion of biological, artistic, and sociological principles. Next it looks at the performance of virtual characters, encompassing the psychology of emotion and personality, narrative and game design theories, animation, and acting. The book concludes with a series of applied virtual character design examples. These examples examine the aesthetics of player characters, the design and performance of the wider cast of game characters, and the performance of characters within complex, hyperreal worlds.

Directing the Narrative and Shot Design

Three stages of attachment to the character: Your goal is to create an emotional
attachment between the audience and characters in your film. You want them to
get emotionally involved, emotionally engaged. Murray Smith's breakdown of the
 ...

Author: Lubomir Kocka

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622735228

Category: Photography

Page: 446

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This book is a “directing-altering book” as it provides high-quality learning resources that encourage and challenge film enthusiasts, aspiring directors, film students, and professionals to strive for new levels of excellence and impact in their film directing, television directing, and new media directing. This book puts forward a well-informed and innovative discussion of critical director’s choices that have not previously been considered by existing texts on film and television directing. This book presents a wide range of directorial concepts and directing exercises that include: • Psycho-physiological regularities in left-right/right-left orientation transferred to a shot design. How directors can manipulate the viewer’s perception of a character and of the journey they are on using screen direction. • Methodology and visual strategy for rendering a scene based on character perspective. • The directorial concept of emotional manipulation. • Demystifying the 180-degree rule.

The Science of Writing Characters

To solve these problems, ensure that you pit your protagonist against more
antagonistic characters who score higher on ... complex, why and how characters
typically transform, and how we can create more emotionally engaging
characters.

Author: Kira-Anne Pelican

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501357237

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The Science of Writing Characters is a comprehensive handbook to help writers create compelling and psychologically-credible characters that come to life on the page. Drawing on the latest psychological theory and research, ranging from personality theory to evolutionary science, the book equips screenwriters and novelists with all the techniques they need to build complex, dimensional characters from the bottom up. Writers learn how to create rounded characters using the 'Big Five' dimensions of personality and then are shown how these personality traits shape action, relationships and dialogue. Throughout The Science of Writing Characters, psychological theories and research are translated into handy practical tips, which are illustrated through examples of characters in action in well-known films, television series and novels, ranging from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and Game of Thrones to The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Goldfinch. This very practical approach makes the book an engaging and accessible companion guide for all writers who want to better understand how they can make memorable characters with the potential for global appeal.

Action Analysis for Animators

They transcend their physical appearance and are emotionally complex. It is
because they are so completely believable that the audience becomes
emotionally engaged. In the film we see the characters take on several guises.
One ofthe ...

Author: Chris Webster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136136535

Category: Art

Page: 408

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Action Analysis is one of the fundamental princples of animation that underpins all types of animation: 2d, 3d, computer animation, stop motion, etc. This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek. The animators clearly understood (through action analysis) the type of walk achieved by a large and heavy individual (the real) and then applied their observations to the animated character of an ogre (the fantastic). It is action analysis that enabled the animation team to visually translate a real life situation into an ogre's walk, achieving such fantastic results. Key animation skills are demonstrated with in-depth illustrations, photographs and live action footage filmed with high speed cameras. Detailed Case Studies, practical assignments and industry interviews ground action analysis methodology with real life examples. Action Analysis for Animators is a essential guide for students, amateurs and professionals.

Activities for Building Character and Social Emotional Learning

Research increasingly supports that to reach the whole child, social and
emotional learning (SEL) needs to be an ... school climate and student behavior •
engaging and motivating students • increasing academic achievement • reducing
stress ...

Author: Katia S. Petersen

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575423920

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 196

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"Hundreds of user-friendly lesson plans help teachers build attitudes of respect and caring,reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) as part of the daily curriculum. Each resource guide offers: - Monthly themes focused on emotions, empathy, relationships, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, problem solving, decision making, teamwork, and self-esteem - Literature-based lessons with curriculum integrations for using the lessons as part of language arts, social studies, science, math, art, and music - Easy-to-implement lesson formats for allactivities: Read, Discuss, Do, Relate - Built-in assessments - Reproducible activity handouts in the book and on CD-ROM Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate,greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. The Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning resource guides are essential teaching tools for all preK-8 teachers"--

Activities for Building Character and Social Emotional Learning Grades 6 8

Research increasingly supports that to reach the whole child, social and
emotional learning (SEL) needs to be an ... school climate and student behavior •
engaging and motivating students • increasing academic achievement • reducing
stress ...

Author: Katia S. Petersen

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575426655

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Features of the book include: 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate info the daily curriculum in all subject areas Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate) Discussion and writing prompts Built-in assessments Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.

Activities for Building Character and Social Emotional Learning Grades PreK K

Research increasingly supports that to reach the whole child, social and
emotional learning (SEL) needs to be an ... school climate and student behavior •
engaging and motivating students • increasing academic achievement • reducing
stress ...

Author: Katia S. Petersen

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575426686

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Features of the book include: 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate info the daily curriculum in all subject areas Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate) Discussion and writing prompts Built-in assessments Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.

Activities for Building Character and Social Emotional Learning Grades 3 5

Research increasingly supports that to reach the whole child, social and
emotional learning (SEL) needs to be an ... school climate and student behavior •
engaging and motivating students • increasing academic achievement • reducing
stress ...

Author: Katia S. Petersen

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575426662

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Features of the book include: 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate info the daily curriculum in all subject areas Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate) Discussion and writing prompts Built-in assessments Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.

How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy

.).5 This is an automatic emotional reaction that undercuts any assessment of
Barney's moral character. ... this is clearly part of the story when it comes to
understanding how we engage emotionally with real people and with fictional
characters, ...

Author: Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Like philosophy itself, How I Met Your Mother has everyone thinking. How does a successful show that's been on the air for years suddenly become a hit in its fifth and sixth season? Have you ever wondered why you identify so strongly with Barney despite the fact that he’s such a douche? Or why your life story doesn’t make sense until you know the ending—or at least, the middle? Or where the Bro Code came from and why it’s so powerful? Or why you’d sooner miss the hottest date in your life than have to live in New Jersey? Of course you have, or if you haven’t, you’ll clearly remember from now on that you have. How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy answers all these questions and a whole lot more, including one or two that even you may not have thought of. Twenty of the awesome-est philosophers ever congregated in one bar have come together to quaff a few drinks—and to analyze this most awesomely philosophical of sit-coms. They poke, prod, and sniff at such momentous matters as the metaphysics of possimpible worlds, the misdeeds of Goliath National Bank, the ontology of waiting to get slapped, the epistemology of sexual attraction, why the Platinum Rule is to never love thy neighbor, the authenticity of censoring yourself, the ethics of doing bad things with partly good intentions, why future Ted’s opinions matter to present-day Ted, whether it’s irrational to wait for the Slutty Pumpkin, and why Canadians have that strange Canadian slant on things. This book shows that viewers of How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy know that philosophy is much more than a song and dance routine.

The Beach Trees

—The Best Reviews “Through vivid details and emotionally charged characters,
White creates this year's must-read novel. ... have made Karen White's books fan
favorites: a Southern setting, a deeply emotional tale, and engaging characters.

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101528587

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes the story of one woman’s journey into a secret past—and a life she never expected on the ravaged coast of Biloxi, Mississippi... Working at an auction house in New York, Julie Holt meets a struggling artist and single mother who reminds her very much of her missing younger sister. Monica Guidry paints a vivid picture of her Southern family through stories, but never says why or how she lost contact with them. And she has another secret: a heart condition that will soon take her life. Feeling as if she’s lost her sister a second time, Julie inherits from Monica an antique portrait—as well as custody of her young son. Taking him to Biloxi, Mississippi, to meet the family he’s never known, Julie discovers a connection of her own. The portrait, of an old Guidry relative, was done by her great-grandfather—and unlocks a surprising family history.... INCLUDES A READERS GUIDE AND AN EXCERPT OF DREAMS OF FALLING

Teaching Literacy through Drama

Character Authors develop believable characters and,through drama, teachers
support the children to become or ... and collectively and are supported and
invited to engage emotionally not only with the characters but as the characters.

Author: Patrice Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134521197

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This book provides teachers of children at Key Stages 1 and 2 with a much-needed source of exciting and creative drama-based activities, designed to improve literacy. As useful for the drama novice as for the busy literacy co-ordinator, these flexible activities are designed to help teachers meet National Curriculum and National Literacy Strategy (NLS) requirements, particularly through speaking and listening. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 looks at literacy and the power of drama as a 'brain-friendly' medium for teaching and learning. Part 2 contains ten structured, practical units of work, each based on a different story, poem, play or traditional tale or rhyme and each linked directly to the requirements and objectives of the NLS and the QCA objectives for speaking and listening. Part 3 contains photocopiable Literacy Support Sheets for teachers to use and adapt for their own classroom needs. All units of work have been tried and tested by the authors, giving teachers a springboard from which to enhance and extend their literacy lessons, and engage the imagination of their pupils. The book is also the ideal resource for student teachers.

The Complete Sophocles

On the one hand, his Electra is the most sympathetic and emotionally engaging
character in the play. Her suffering becomes almost unbearable when, in the
play's central deception, Orestes presents her with the bronze urn said to contain
his ...

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199840991

Category: Drama

Page: 448

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings together four major works by one of the greatest classical dramarists: Electra, translated by Anne Carson and Michael Shaw, a gripping story of revenge, manipulation, and the often tense conflict of the human spirit; Aias, translated by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear, an account of the heroic suicide of the Trojan war hero better known as Ajax; Philoctetes, translated by Carl Phillips and Diskin Clay, a morally complex and penetrating play about the conflict between personal integrity and public duty; and The Women of Trachis, translated by C.K. Williams and Gregory W. Dickerson, an urgent tale of mutability in a universe of precipitous change. These four tragedies were originally available as single volumes. This new volume retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions and adds a single combined glossary and Greek line numbers.

Aesthetics Issues and challenges

If we are genuinely engaged emotionally with a novel , we are frequently
uncertain what we believe about the characters , and what they should and
should not do , until the end of the novel . It is often only after we have finished a
novel that ...

Author: James O. Young

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 041533893X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

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This collection brings together classic and contemporary writings on the philosophy of art. All of the various artistic genres are addressed, with sections on film, dance and architecture as well as music, literature and the visual arts.

The Ultimate Stallone Reader

For Stallone, Gosling's novel provided a railway track for delivering the requisite
number of thrills, not an emotionally engaging story of characters achieving goals
. An informative foil to Stallone's work of adaptation is Charlie Fletcher's ...

Author: Chris Holmlund

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850643

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer, and director – all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention. Eleven original essays by internationally-known scholars examine Stallone's contributions to mainstream cinema, independent film, and television. This volume also offers innovative approaches to star, gender, and celebrity studies, performance analysis, genre criticism, industry and reception inquiry, and the question of what it means to be an auteur. Ultimately, The Ultimate Stallone Reader investigates the place that Sylvester Stallone occupies within an industry and a culture that have both undergone much evolution, and how his work has reflected and even driven these changes.

Emotional Intelligence

... we believe , is the natural emotional teaching that comes with many of the
liberal arts and with various value systems as well . In school reading lessons
that involve more engaging stories , children begin to learn about feelings of
characters ...

Author: Peter Salovey

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1887943722

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

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Bool of readings collected by cd-founders of emotional intelligence introduces theory measurement & applications of.

Understanding Emotions in the Classroom

A critical piece of this program is professional development in the area of
emotional awareness , offered through trainings conducted over the duration of
the three - year project . The kick - off ... Why do you find that character so
engaging ?

Author: Claudia Marshall Shelton

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 188794365X

Category: Psychology

Page: 173

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This book will help you better understand how to deal with these and other everyday classroom experiences where effective management of emotions- both yours and the students- can play a critical role in fostering emotional well being and academic performance.

The Emotional Power of Music

... and in a more loving or emotionally engaging manner than when singing alone
” (Trainor and Heinmiller 1998, p. ... of that particular encounter, shape the
character of the infant's emotions and communicative intentions within that
context.

Author: Tom Cochrane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191504969

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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How can an abstract sequence of sounds so intensely express emotional states? How does music elicit or arouse our emotions? What happens at the physiological and neural level when we listen to music? How do composers and performers practically manage the expressive powers of music? How have societies sought to harness the powers of music for social or therapeutic purposes? In the past ten years, research into the topic of music and emotion has flourished. In addition, the relationship between the two has become of interest to a broad range of disciplines in both the sciences and humanities. The Emotional Power of Music is a multidisciplinary volume exploring the relationship between music and emotion. Bringing together contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, musicologists, musicians, and philosophers, the volume presents both theoretical perspectives and in-depth explorations of particular musical works, as well as first-hand reports from music performers and composers. In the first section of the book, the authors consider the expression of emotion within music, through both performance and composing. The second section explores how music can stimulate the emotions, considering the psychological and neurological mechanisms that underlie music listening. The third section explores how different societes have sought to manage and manipulate the power of music. The book is valuable for those in the fields of music psychology and music education, as well as philosophy and musicology

Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

Personal information about the characters allows the audience cognitively and
emotionally to approach the character ' s ... and to use emotionally engaging
metaphors to display the relationships between characters on the level of
interface .

Author: Andreas Jahn-Sudmann

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UOM:39015076175549

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 229

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In the course of their increasing sociocultural importance, the academic interest in computer games has been growing considerably in the last years. This profound anthology comprehensibly introduces latest approaches in the central fields of game studies and provides an extensive survey of the contemporary game culture. Internationally renowned media and literature scholars, social scientists, game designers, and artists explore the cultural potential of computer games and present new concepts of researching sociocultural, industrial, and aesthetic aspects of digital entertainment.

Conference Abstracts and Applications

But with few exceptions , character animation is still mimetic to the linear style
associated with film , TV , and comics . Stan Loading ... Characters that
emotionally engage and entertain us through films , plays , television , cartoons ,
and comics .

Author: Scott Grisson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1581130465

Category: Chaotic behavior in systems

Page: 332

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