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Long Shot for Paul

By Matt Christopher
  • ISBN Code: : 0316095753
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 155
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Glenn Marlett is determined to make his brother Paul, who is developmentally disabled, a decent basketball player.

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 653
  • Pdf File: film-analysis-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most comprehensive reference to film analysis available for middle school through to high school. Featuring coloured photographs illustrating key terms and filmic techniques this is a one-stop reference for any genre of ilm studied in English, Media or Film Studies courses.

What You See Is What You Hear

By Dario Martinelli
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030325946
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: what-you-see-is-what-you-hear.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What You See Is What You Hear develops a unique model of analysis that helps students and advanced scholars alike to look at audiovisual texts from a fresh perspective. Adopting an engaging writing style, the author draws an accessible picture of the field, offering several analytical tools, historical background, and numerous case studies. Divided into five main sections, the monograph covers problems of definitions, history, and most of all analysis. The first part raises the main problems related to audiovisuality, including taxonomical and historical questions. The second part provides the bases for the understanding of audiovisual creative communication as a whole, introducing a novel theoretical model for its analysis. The next three part focus elaborate on the model in all its constituents and with plenty of case studies taken from the field of cinema, TV, music videos, advertising and other forms of audiovisuality. Methodologically, the book is informed by different paradigms of film and media studies, multimodality studies, structuralism, narratology, “auteur theory” in the broad sense, communication studies, semiotics, and the so-called “Numanities.” What You See Is What You Hear enables readers to better understand how to analyze the structure and content of diverse audiovisual texts, to discuss their different idioms, and to approach them with curiosity and critical spirit.

Shoot, Edit, Share

By Kirsten Johnson,Jodi Radosh
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1317444264
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: shoot-edit-share.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shoot, Edit, Share is an interactive, accessible introduction to video production techniques, concepts, and terminology. With the increasing availability of affordable video equipment, many students and professionals need to learn the basics of video production without being overwhelmed by technical details and equipment lists. Covering preproduction, production, editing in post, and distribution, this book shows you how to produce video quickly and effectively for a range of clients, from commercial firms to community service organizations. Key features include: A companion website including video interviews with professionals that demonstrate and reinforce techniques covered in the book; Service-learning exercises that engage readers in real-world learning experiences, encouraging them to interact with their communities and new clients; Clear, easy to follow and heavily illustrated guides for all of the equipment and processes that go into video production; Focus on creating stories for a target audience, and building convincing and engrossing narrative through videos; A thorough breakdown of all the techniques needed in post-production, through editing, well-designed graphics, and quality sound; A best-practices guide to viral videos, sharing video content online and increasing its exposure on social media sites; QR codes throughout the book, that when scanned, demonstrate video techniques and concepts related to what was read.

The Open Invitation

By Freya Schiwy
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Book Code : 0822986671
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: the-open-invitation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Open Invitation explores the relationship between prefigurative politics and activist video. Schiwy analyzes activist videos from the 2006 uprising in Oaxaca, the Zapatista’s Other Campaign, as well as collaborative and community video from the Yucatán. Schiwy argues that transnational activist videos and community videos in indigenous languages reveal collaborations and that their political impact cannot be grasped through the concept of the public sphere. Instead, she places these videos in dialogue with recent efforts to understand the political with communality, a mode of governance articulated in indigenous struggles for autonomy, and with cinematic politics of affect.

Northern Race

By J.L. Bryson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1493149466
  • Total of Pages : 149
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: northern-race.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Northern Races are an extreme winter sport with snowboarding, skiing, target shooting, and a physical obstacle course. The four teams must win two out of three races to move on to the next location. First, the Red team, with a rookie. Will he be able to handle the pressure of going professional? Will the star, regret her decision to change teams, after her win last season? Secondly, the Blue team. The dominating all male team and the winners of last seasons finale. Can they do it two years in a row? Will it be the Green team, with the oldest, but most accomplished snowboarder? Will their strict coach push them to the win? Or, lastly the Yellow team. The fierce all female team must prove they can work together, but will a love interest with an opposing Racer be a distraction?

Composing for the Cinema

By Ennio Morricone,Sergio Miceli
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810892421
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: composing-for-the-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With nearly 400 scores to his credit, Ennio Morricone is one of the most prolific and influential film composers working today. In Composing for the Cinema, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a series of lectures on the composition and analysis of film music. Adapted from several lectures and seminars, these lessons show how sound design can be analyzed and offer a variety of musical solutions to many different kinds of film. Drawing upon scores by himself and others, the composer also provides insight into his relationships with many of the directors with whom he has collaborated, including Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Franco Zeffirelli, Warren Beatty, Ridley Scott, Roland Joffé, the Taviani Brothers, and others. Delivered in a conversational mode that is both comprehensible and interesting, this groundbreaking work intertwines analysis with practical details of film music composition.

Noël Coward Screenplays

By Noël Coward
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472568303
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: noël-coward-screenplays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection brings together three of Coward's most important screenplays – In Which We Serve (1942), Brief Encounter (1945) and The Astonished Heart (1950). The collection features the shooting scripts for each film alongside contextual notes for each play, and a general introduction, by Barry Day. In Which We Serve earned Coward an Academy Honorary Award in 1943 as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film. The film remains a classic of wartime British cinema. Brief Encounter, the most famous screenplay in this collection, is based on Coward's 1936 one-act play Still Life. It remains one of the greatest love stories of all time, coming second in a British Film Institute poll of the top 100 British films. The Astonished Heart tells the story of a psychiatrist's growing obsession for a good-time girl and the resulting tragedy this leads to. This collection features a foreword by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator Emeritus, Film, at New York's MoMA, and an eight-page black and white plate section of production stills.

Called! A Longshot's Story

By Rev. Dr. Gordon Postill
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525578995
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: called-a-longshot-s-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This delayed coming-of-age story intimately recounts Gordon Postill’s life from 1970–1980, a decade that pivotally shapes how the rest of his life will unfold. Initially a story of failure, self-loathing, addiction, and deceit, it’s ultimately a story of grace, faith, hope, and transformation. After a three-year debauched romp of sensual delights, he flunks out of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1970, and over the next several years becomes increasingly dispirited, feeling irreversibly mired in existential despair, promiscuous sex, ignominy, and jobs ranging from nickel miner to security guard. But in October 1976, he receives an astonishing call to ministry. Jaw-dropping serendipity subsequently enables this long-time non-churchgoer to enter seminary eleven months later as a candidate for the ordained ministry. Trusting his call to ministry, even in times of immense self-doubt and debilitating anxiety, sets in motion an unexpected restorative process. A wide array of blessings along with his significant personal growth wondrously culminate with this longshot’s ordination by the United Church of Canada in May 1980. After thirty-five years of fulfilling ministry, primarily as a hospice chaplain, he retires in November 2015 to care for his beloved wife, Robin, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Personal, transparent, and engaging, Called! A Longshot’s Story will inspire and warm hearts, evocatively prompting readers to truthfully examine their lives through their own spiritual lenses, and hence might come to realize some additional faith and hope, courage and clarity, gratitude and generosity which had previously eluded them. Game on!

Trap Shooting Secrets

By James Russell
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  • Publisher : James Russell Publishing
  • Book Code : 0916367096
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 838
  • Pdf File: trap-shooting-secrets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Trap Shooting Secrets takes you into the world where professionals reside. With over 132 practice tips and more than 100 illustrations it's like having a shooting coach by your side. This huge 182 page 8x11 size technical book teaches techniques of professional trap shooting; singles, handicap and double trap. Endorsed by professional shooters and ranks #1 by trap shooting magazines worldwide!

Campaigns That Matter

By Jay Wendland
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498532101
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 451
  • Pdf File: campaigns-that-matter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Campaigns That Matter, Wendland explores the role of campaign visits in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential nominating contests. He explores the strategy behind visits as well as their mobilization effects and impact on candidate preference.

Thinking about Movies

By Peter Lehman,William Luhr
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118337557
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: thinking-about-movies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A complete introduction to analyzing and enjoying a wide variety of movies, for film students and movie lovers alike Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is a thorough overview of movie analysis designed to enlighten both students and enthusiasts, and heighten their enjoyment of films. Readers will delve into the process of thinking about movies critically and analytically, and find how doing so can greatly enhance the pleasure of watching movies. Divided roughly into two parts, the book addresses film studies within the context of the dynamics of cinema, before moving on to a broader analysis of the relationship of films to the larger social, cultural, and industrial issues informing them. This updated fourth edition includes an entirely new section devoted to a complete analysis of the film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, along with many in-depth discussions of important films such as Citizen Kane and Silence of the Lambs. The chapter on television integrates a major expansion distinguishing between television in the digital era of the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries in comparison to the era of broadcast analogue television. The final chapter places film within the current context of digital culture, globalization, and the powerful rise of China in film production and exhibition. The authors clearly present various methodologies for analyzing movies and illustrate them with detailed examples and images from a wide range of films from cult classics to big-budget, award-winning movies. This helps viewers see new things in movies and also better understand and explain why they like some better than others. Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is ideal for film students immersed in the study of this important, contemporary medium and art form as well as students and readers who have never taken a class on cinema before. This new edition of the book also comes with a Companion Blog https://thinkingaboutmoviesblog.wordpress.com/ that the authors will update regularly with attention to films and industry developments directly related to each chapter, plus updates to readings and resources.