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Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z – from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters – from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script – from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood – from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry – from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay – from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos

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Now updated–the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends–including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.

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Киноискусство – искусство массовое. Наверное, нет человека в современном мире, который так или иначе не был бы приобщен к нему. Любимое кино, культовое кино, новинки кино – одна из самых популярных тем разговора и с друзьями, и со случайными собеседниками. Поддержать разговор о кино может каждый. Но мир кино – поистине целая вселенная со своей сложной структурой. О том, как создавалась эта вселенная, кто ее населяет, кто впускает нас в нее, позволяя встретиться с чудом, рассказывается в этой книге.

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Разве в жизни так бывает? В жизни бывает и не такое! Чем отличается художественная правда от реальности и где лежит грань между ними? Почему полностью выдуманная драматическая история часто кажется нам более правдивой, чем сама жизнь? Этой теме посвящает свою книгу известный сценарист, преподаватель сценарного мастерства Александр Талал. Анализируя феномен мифологического восприятия, автор знакомит читателя с техниками, которыми пользуются создатели захватывающих историй, сочетая и смешивая мифические и жизненные элементы, «правду» и «ложь». На примере известных кинофильмов и сериалов он показывает, как эти приемы воздействуют на аудиторию и помогают добиться зрительского успеха. Книга будет интересна начинающим и опытным сценаристам, прозаикам и драматургам, киноведам, преподавателям сценарного мастерства, журналистам и специалистам по PR, а также всем, кто интересуется «повествовательными искусствами» – кино, театром, литературой.

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Make a career out of your voice? Easy. Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It's a unique career where the actor's voice can be heard worldwide-in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice. With step-by-step explanations and an abundance of examples, Voice Acting For Dummies is the ultimate reference for budding voice actors on auditioning, recording, producing voice-overs, and promoting themselves as a voice actor. Creating a voice acting demo Finding your signature voice Interpreting scripts Using audio editing software Promoting your voice acting talents If you're an aspiring voice actor or an actor or singer considering a career transition, Voice Acting For Dummies has everything you need to let your voice talents soar.

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The full-color guide to shooting great video with the Flip Video camera The inexpensive Flip Video camera is currently one of the hottest must-have gadgets. It's portable and connects easily to any computer to transfer video you shoot onto your PC or Mac. Although the Flip Video camera comes with a quick-start guide, it lacks a how-to manual, and this full-color book fills that void! Packed with full-color screen shots throughout, Flip Video For Dummies shows you how to shoot the best possible footage in a variety of situations. You'll learn how to transfer video to your computer and then edit it and share your Flip Video movies. Walks you through the basics of using a Flip Video camera and connecting it to your Mac or PC Explains how to shoot footage indoors, outdoors, and even underwater Covers editing video footage using FlipShare, Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie Shows you how to share Flip Video movies or upload them to YouTube, Facebook, and other sites You'll flip out when you discover just how easy a Flip Video camera can be when you have this book by your side!

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The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. From crystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding the roles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financing your project, and incorporating professional insights on writing, there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwright needs to know. But where can you turn for guidance? Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage of the process hone their craft and create the most dramatic and effective pieces. Guides you through every process of playwriting?from soliloquies, church skits, and one act plays to big Broadway musicals Advice on moving your script to the public stage Guidance on navigating loopholes If you're an aspiring playwright looking to begin the process, or have already penned a masterpiece and need trusted advice to bring it into the spotlight, Playwriting For Dummies has you covered.

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Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.

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Make sense of the world of cinema Want to pull back the curtain on film? This hands-on, friendly guide unravels the complexities of film and helps you put cinema into a cultural context. You'll get an easy-to-follow introduction to different film genres and styles, learn about the history of cinema, get to know who makes up a filmmaking team, explore global cinema from Hollywood to Bollywood and much more. Film Studies For Dummies will open your mind to how the film industry works and help you to discover the impact of film on popular culture. You'll get easy-to-read information on analyzing and critiquing film from a range of theoretical, historical and critical perspectives, and learn how people communicate ideas in film. You'll also be able to shine a light on how stories are developed in movies, understand how a storyline is related to broader issues in society and become a well-versed and insightful film student. Covers the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic and political implications of cinema Provides conceptual frameworks for understanding a film's relationship to reality Explores how people tell stories and communicate ideas in film Helps you excel as a student of film Whether you're planning to study film, a humanities student with a forthcoming module on film or a film enthusiast wondering if this might be the future for you, Film Studies For Dummies has you covered.

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«Тринадцать» и «Смелые люди», «Неуловимые мстители» и «Свой среди чужих, чужой среди своих», «Лимонадный Джо» и «Чингачгук – Большой Змей»… Эти фильмы были любимы в Советском Союзе. Десятки миллионов зрителей вновь и вновь приходили в кинозалы, чтобы насладиться захватывающими приключениями, выпавшими на долю киногероев. Но мало кто отдавал себе отчет в том, что сделаны эти картины в жанре вестерна. Ковбойский фильм был в СССР признан порочным, и классических вестернов из США на советских экранах почти не было. В борьбе с «тлетворным влиянием Запада» кинематографическое начальство еще на заре советской власти повелело снимать свои, собственные приключенческие фильмы, в которых ковбоев и индейцев заменили красные бойцы, сражающиеся с классовыми врагами. Краснознаменные вестерны не только пользовались большим зрительским успехом, но иногда являли собой замечательные образцы киноискусства. Авторитетный киновед и историк кино Сергей Лаврентьев впервые проследил историю вестерна под красным знаменем – от начала 20-х годов XX века до развала СССР.