Writing About Screen Media

Through its unprecedented scope, this volume will engage not only those who may be writing about film and other screen media for the first time but also accomplished writers who are interested in exploring new screen media objects, new ...

Author: Lisa Patti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351187053

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Writing About Screen Media presents strategies for writing about a broad range of media objects – including film, television, social media, advertising, video games, mobile media, music videos, and digital media – in an equally broad range of formats. The book’s case studies showcase media studies’ geographical and industrial breadth, with essays covering topics as varied as: Brazilian telenovelas, K-pop music videos, Bombay cinema credit sequences, global streaming services, film festivals, archives, and more. With the expertise of over forty esteemed media scholars, the collection combines personal reflections about writing with practical advice. Writing About Screen Media reflects the diversity of screen media criticism and encourages both beginning and established writers to experiment with content and form. Through its unprecedented scope, this volume will engage not only those who may be writing about film and other screen media for the first time but also accomplished writers who are interested in exploring new screen media objects, new approaches to writing about media, and new formats for critical expression.

Screen Media Arts

ACTIVITY O USING SOFTWARE DVD Scripts for screen media follow very strict
formatting . Writers may choose to format their scripts manually , use macros for
word - processing software ( that automates formatting in a software such as MS ...

Author: Hart Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132190161

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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"Screen Media Arts offers students what they need to understand the complex media environment, to make their own media or to pursue a career in the media industry. The accompanying DVD is designed to interact with the text, and includes audio and video exercises, case studies, interviews, media samples, production forms, 'how-tos', wikis and website links."--BOOK JACKET.

Scriptwriting for the Screen

The book introduces the reader to the essential skills of writing effective drama.

Author: Charlie Moritz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415229111

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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Scriptwriting for the Screen is an accessible guide to writing for film and television. It details the first principles of screenwriting and advises on the best way to identify and formulate a story and develop ideas in order to build a vivid, animated and entertaining script. The book introduces the reader to the essential skills of writing effective drama. Using examples of scripts from a range of films and television programmes such as, American Beauty, The English Patient, The Fisher King, My Left Foot, Shallow Grave, Casablanca, Coronation Street and Our Friends in the North, Scriptwriting for the Screen includes: * Advice on how to visualise action and translate this into energetic writing * How to dramatise writing, use metaphor and deepen meaning * Tips on how to determine the appropriate level of characterisation for different types of drama * Practical exercises and examples which help develop technique and style * A guide to further reading.

Television and Screen Writing

This book will teach you how to become a creative and marketable writer in every professional arena - including major studios, production companies, networks, cable and pay TV, animation, and interactive programs.

Author: Richard A Blum

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136050336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Now in its fourth edition, Television and Screen Writing: From Concept to Contract is a classic resource for students and professionals in screenwriting and television writing. This book will teach you how to become a creative and marketable writer in every professional arena - including major studios, production companies, networks, cable and pay TV, animation, and interactive programs. Specific techniques and script samples for writing high-quality and producible "spec" scripts for theatrical motion pictures, the sitcom series, one-hour dramatic series, longform television, soaps, talk show, variety, animation, interactive and new media are provided. Television and Screen Writing: From Concept to Contract, Fourth Edition also offers a fully detailed examination of the current marketplace, and distinct strategies for marketing your scripts, from registering and copyrighting the script to signing with an agent. This new edition has been expanded to include the most up-to-date creative and professional script samples, marketing resources, and practical information possible. The companion website (www.focalpress.com/companions) offers a wide range of contacts and resources for you to explore, and Internet links to professional resources. There is also an Annotated and Selected Bibliography for your reference

Off the Page

Designed for students, producers, and writers who want to understand what studios want and why they want it, this book also examines how scripting is developing in the convergent media, beneath and beyond the Hollywood tentpole.

Author: Daniel Bernardi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520961043

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Off the Page examines the business and craft of screenwriting in the era of media convergence. Daniel Bernardi and Julian Hoxter use the recent history of screenwriting labor coupled with close analysis of scripts in the context of the screenwriting paraindustry—from “how to write a winning script” books to screenwriting software—to explore the state of screenwriting today. They address the conglomerate studios making tentpole movies, expanded television, Indiewood, independent animation, microbudget scripting, the video games industry, and online content creation. Designed for students, producers, and writers who want to understand what studios want and why they want it, this book also examines how scripting is developing in the convergent media, beneath and beyond the Hollywood tentpole. By addressing specific genres across a wide range of media, this essential volume sets the standard for anyone in the expanded screenwriting industry and the scholars that study it.

An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media

Armed with the skills developed in this book, a media writer can apply for a variety of positions in newsrooms, advertising firms, motion pictures or animation studios, as well as local and national cable operations.

Author: Robert B. Musburger, PhD

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136033131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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"Wonderfully practical....just what every media writer needs." Christopher H. Sterling George Washington University * Learn what it takes to write for commercials, news, documentaries, corporate, educational, animation, games, the internet, and dramatic film & video productions * Outlines the key skills needed for a successful media writing career The demand for quality and knowledgeable multi-platform writing is always in high demand. An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Media presents a survey of the many types of electronic media you can write for, and explains how to do it. Musburger focuses on the skills you need to write for animation versus radio or television news versus corporate training. Sample scripts help you learn by example while modeling your own scripts. Production files illustrate the integral role writers' play in the production process, and individual movie frames allow you compare these to the real scripts. Armed with the skills developed in this book, a media writer can apply for a variety of positions in newsrooms, advertising firms, motion pictures or animation studios, as well as local and national cable operations. Robert B. Musburger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the School of Communication, University of Houston, USA. He has worked for 20 years in professional broadcasting, serving as camera operator, director, producer, and writer. Musburger has received numerous awards for his video work and teaching and he continues to work in electronic media with his Seattle, WA,. consulting firm, Musburger Media Services. "[An] authoritative and clearly written description of the processes involved in writing for film, radio and television production." Raymond Fielding, Dean Emeritus Florida State University

Writing for Visual Media

This book looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces as a beginner learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read.

Author: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136028090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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This book looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces as a beginner learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to a first level of practice through explicit methods that train you to consistently identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, ads, PSAs, TV series, and other types of visual narrative. A new chapter looks at adaptation as a specific script writing problem. Writing for Visual Media also lays a foundation for understanding interactive media and writing for non-linear content with new chapters that cover writing for the web, interactive corporate communication, instructional media, and video games. This book will make you aware of current electronic writing tools and scriptwriting software through a companion DVD, which offers links to demos and enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. Scripts are linked to video clips that are the produced result of the words on a script page. The DVD demonstrates the visual language of scriptwriting (shots, basic camera movement, transitions, etc.) discussed in the book by means of an interactive, illustrated glossary (video and stills) of terms and concepts.

Media Writing

This insightful text remains essential reading for students of journalism, creative writing, media studies and communication studies.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137529565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 296

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The media writing industry is constantly changing, making it vital for students and practitioners to be able to adapt to new and different forms and approaches. Now updated in a second edition, this highly accessible and practical guide to media writing brings together a range of different professional contexts, enabling students to develop a solid understanding of the practices that will enable them to excel in any media writing field today. In chapters spanning print, online and broadcast news, magazines, public relations, advertising and screenwriting, Batty and Cain outline the key theories, concepts and tools for writing in each context, exploring their distinctive styles and practices and also identifying their shared ideas and principles. Packed with exercises, case studies and career guidance, this lively resource encourages students to engage with each form and hone transferable skills. The new edition reveals how digital technology is continually expanding the scope of platforms and shaping the way media writing is produced and consumed. This insightful text remains essential reading for students of journalism, creative writing, media studies and communication studies.

Media

It This course is set on providing fiction writing will assign experienced writers /
script ediskills for the interactive media market of the It is the intention of the
programme to equip tors to work closely with EU screenwriters in future . This will
be ...

Author:

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ISBN: NYPL:33433078187352

Category: Mass media

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Writing for Television Radio and New Media

WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years.

Author: Robert L. Hilliard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305215931

Category: Art

Page: 528

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WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years. Its frequently updated revisions, including the eleventh edition, combine the best principles and examples of the past with those of contemporary practice. Its thorough coverage of concepts, approaches, and techniques concentrates on the key media formats of commercials; news and sports; documentaries; reality programs; talk shows; interviews; music programs; corporate, educational, and children's formats; and drama and sitcoms. The text also presents basic information that writers need to know about production techniques, demographics, copyrights, and career opportunities. /New material on social media allows today's students to understand the continued importance of clear writing and shows them how their digital skills can transfer to career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing and Editing for Digital Media

The book teaches students not only to create content, but also to become careful, creative managers of that content.

Author: Brian Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317913818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 345

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Writing and Editing for Digital Media, 2nd edition, teaches students how to write effectively for digital spaces—whether crafting a story for a website, blogging or using Twitter to cover a breaking news story or event. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid understanding of the ways that digital communications have introduced opportunities for dynamic storytelling and multi-directional communication. Writing and Editing for Digital Media also addresses the graphical, multimedia, hypertextual and interactive elements that come into play when writing for digital platforms and designing digital spaces. The book teaches students not only to create content, but also to become careful, creative managers of that content. Based on Brian Carroll's extensive experience teaching the course, this revised and updated edition pays particular attention to opportunities presented by the growth of social media and mobile media. Chapters aim to: Assist digital communicators in understanding the social networked, increasingly mobile, always-on, geomapped, personalized media ecosystem; Help writers across multiple communication fields (journalism, marketing, PR, technical writing) make the transition from print to digital; Teach communicators to approach storytelling from a multimedia, multi-modal, interactive perspective. A companion website with exercises and assignments gives students the tools they need to put theory into practice.

Voicing Subjects

Writing on indigenous media, for example, Faye Ginsburg states: “indigenous
people are using screen media not to mask but to recuperate their own collective
stories and histories ... that have been erased in the national narratives of the ...

Author: Laura Kunreuther

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520270701

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Voicing Subjects traces the relation between public speech and notions of personal interiority in Kathmandu. It explores two seemingly distinct formations of voice that have emerged in the midst of the country’s recent political and economic upheavals: a political voice associated with civic empowerment and collective agency, and an intimate voice associated with emotional proximity and authentic feeling. Both are produced and circulated through the media, especially through interactive technologies. The author argues that these two formations of voice are mutually constitutive and aligned with modern ideologies of democracy and neoliberal economic projects. This ethnography is set during an extraordinary period in Nepal’s history that has seen a relatively peaceful 1990 revolution that re-established democracy, a Maoist civil war, and the massacre of the royal family. These dramatic changes have been accompanied by the proliferation of intimate and political discourse in the expanding public sphere, making the figure of voice ever more critical to an understanding of emerging subjectivity, structural change and cultural mediation.

Screen Production Research

Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the ...

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319628370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like—and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape. Drawing on the work of international experts as well as case studies from a range of forms and genres—including screenwriting, fiction filmmaking, documentary production and mobile media practice—the book is an essential guide for those interested in the rich relationship between theory and practice. It provides theories, models, tools and best practice examples that students and researchers can follow and expand upon in their own screen production projects.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning

Paul took on the challenge to embrace all musics of children's cultures, writing “[t]
he methods invoked to challeng[e] the ... However, the provocation in Week
Three, which contrasted research showing negative impacts of screen media on
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Author: Janice L. Waldron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190660772

Category: Music

Page: 760

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The Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning provides fascinating insights into the ways in which social media, musical participation, and musical learning are increasingly entwined.

Writing for Digital Media

Fundamentally, this book is about good writing—clear, precise, accurate, filled with energy and voice, and aimed directly at an audience.

Author: Brian Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135851361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Writing for Digital Media teaches students how to write effectively for online audiences—whether they are crafting a story for the website of a daily newspaper or a personal blog. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid understanding of the ways that the Internet has introduced new opportunities for dynamic storytelling as digital media have blurred roles of media producer, consumer, publisher and reader. Using the tools and strategies discussed in this book, students are able to use their insights into new media audiences to produce better content for digital formats and environments. Fundamentally, this book is about good writing—clear, precise, accurate, filled with energy and voice, and aimed directly at an audience. Writing for Digital Media also addresses all of the graphical, multimedia, hypertextual and interactive elements that come into play when writing for digital platforms. Learning how to achieve balance and a careful, deliberate blend of these elements is the other primary goal of this text. Writing for Digital Media teaches students not only how to create content as writers, but also how to think critically as a site manager or content developer might about issues such as graphic design, site architecture, and editorial consistency. By teaching these new skill sets alongside writing fundamentals, this book transforms students from writers who are simply able to post their stories online into engaging multimedia, digital storytellers. For additional resources and exercises, visit the Companion Website for Writing for Digital Media at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415992015.

Practice as Research

In Performance and Screen L. Allegue, Ludivine Fuschini, Simon Jones, Baz
Kershaw, Angela Piccini ... However , ' academic ' writing about the work is seen
by many screen - media researchers as a different and alien register to this
writing ...

Author: L. Allegue

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UCSD:31822036512671

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

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Practice-as-Research: In Performance and Screen presents a thoroughgoing exploration of the major fissures of established knowledge created by a new trans-disciplinary, worldwide project for the twenty-first century. Focussing on the most fleeting and yet pervasive practices of the performance and screen arts, it both documents and analyses the practical-theoretical integration of hands-on creative and scholarly methods of research. Through an innovative combination of manuscript, catalogue and digital multi-media formats, it aims to embody the principles of performance and screen practice-as-research in its structure and design – making book pages and DVD images mutually illuminating. With over fifty practitioner-researcher contributors, Practice-as-Research constitutes the most comprehensive presentation of this sometimes controversial and frequently fresh way of doing things with an imaginative convergence of artistic and scholarly processes.

Screenwriting

Author: Jonathan Dawson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015049706164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Screenwriting: A Manual is a wide-ranging and accessible guide to industry practices and principles. Covering all forms of screenwriting and providing a comprehensive and considered approach to presenting work, it also allows for maximum creative freedom.

Writing for the Electronic Media

Word Into Image : Writers on Screenwriting . Santa Monica , CA : American Film
Foundation , 1981 . Miller , Pat B . Script Supervising and Film Continuity .
Stoneham , MA : Focus , 1990 . Miller , William . Screenwriting for Narrative Film ...

Author: Peter E. Mayeux

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: IND:30000045669045

Category: Reference

Page: 449

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Writing for the Media

Over the last few years , especially , studios have conducted what amounts to a
screenwriters ' talent search , contacting film and video departments at
universities and colleges throughout the country . Pass the word that the industry
is not a ...

Author: Paul Rubenstein

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UCAL:B4967948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Screen Culture and the Social Question 1880 1914 KINtop 3

Screen Studies and the practice of writing screen history is therefore not about
privileging particular media, practices and practitioners and not about conceiving
this history as a set of phases or stages that are linear and successive (one ...

Author: Ludwig Vogl-Bienek

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969180

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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Public performances using the magic or optical lantern became a prominent part of the social fabric of the late 19th century. Drawing on a rich variety of primary sources, Screen Culture and the Social Question, 1880-1914 investigates how the magic lantern and cinematograph, used at public lectures, church services, and electoral campaigns, became agents of social change. The essays examine how social reformers and charitable organizations used the "art of projection" to raise public awareness of the living conditions of the poor and the destitute, as they argued for reform and encouraged audiences to work to better their lot and that of others.