No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. He now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums on and behind the scenes for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and other films...into the plush offices of Hollywood producers into the working lives of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman.. and into his own professional experiences and creative thought processes in the crafting of screenplays. You get a first-hand look at why and how films get made and what elements make a good screenplay.
The writer receives guidance and tips at every stage of the often intimidating writing process with a relaxed, "ten minutes at a time" method that focuses the writer and pushes him or her forward. At each step, writers are encouraged to "Take Ten" and tackle an element of their script using the templates and tools provided. "What You've Accomplished" sections help writers review their progress. And "Ten-Minute Lectures" distill and demystify old-school theory, allowing the writer to unblock and get writing.
Murray Smith sets out a comprehensive analysis of character, exploring the role of characters in our experience of narrative and fiction. Smith's analysis focuses on film, and also illuminates character in literature, opera, song, cartoons, news, and social media. At the heart of this account is an explanation of the capacity of characters to move us. Teasing out the various dimensions of character, Smith explores the means by which films draw us close to characters, or hold us at a distance from them, and how our beliefs and attitudes are formed and sometimes reformed by these encounters. Murray integrates these arguments with research on emotion in philosophy, psychology, evolutionary theory, and anthropology.
The Guide for Every Screenwriter is one of the most efficient instruction manuals on the craft. This book cuts past the verbose exposition, and gets straight to work, delivering sample-driven outlines and templates that anyone can follow. It is quick to use and apply to your work as a side-by-side checklist for the writing process. This is the book for anyone looking to write a screenplay and for any professional needing a refresher.
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Learn what Pixar's core story ideas all have in common, how they create compelling, moving conflict, and what makes their films' resolutions so emotionally satisfying. The book also examines Pixar's character development, unique, intricate story structure, and use of theme, all of which are key to the studio's storytelling achievements. This book is for writers interested in writing for animation or mainstream feature films, animators or aspiring directors who want to know how some of the best-animated films work, and even Pixar fans or film buffs who are interested in learning more about the awesome world of storytelling.
The Screenwriter's Bible -- five books in one is a Screenwriting Primer -- that provides a concise course in screenwriting basics; A Screenwriting Workbook -- that walks you through the complete writing process, from nascent ideas through final revisions; A Formatting Guide -- that thoroughly covers correct formats for screenplays and TV scripts; A Writing Guide -- that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis, with an emphasis on grabbing the readers interest in the first ten pages; A Sales and Marketing Guide -- that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan.
Screenwriting in a Digital Era examines the practices of writing for the screen from early Hollywood to the new realism. Looking back to prehistories of the form, Kathryn Millard links screenwriting to visual and oral storytelling around the globe and explores new methods of collaboration and authorship in the digital environment.
Robert McKee's Story: substance, structure, style and the principles of screenwriting is a comprehensive and superbly organised exploration of all elements, from the basic to advanced concepts. It is a practical course, presenting new perspectives on the craft of storytelling, not just for the screenwriter but for the novelist, playwright, journalist, and non-fiction writers of all types.
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A comprehensive guide to visual storytelling from Savannah College of Art and Design. Storyboarding is the process of graphically organising a project-a motion picture, animation, motion graphic, or interactive media sequence in order to translate artists' ideas from story to screen. Whether you're a filmmaker, animator, ad director, writer, or video-game artist-storyboarding is a skill that is absolutely critical. Storyboarding Essentials covers everything students and working professionals need to master the art of writing and formatting scripts, creating frames, and following visual logic to create a cohesive narrative.
Storynomics translates the lessons of storytelling in business into economic and leadership success. After successfully guiding organisations such as Samsung, Marriott International, Philips, Microsoft, Nike, IBM, and Siemens to transform their marketing from an ad-centric to a story-centric approach, McKee and Gerace now bring this knowledge to business leaders and entrepreneurs alike. Drawing from dozens of story-driven strategies and case studies taken from leading B2B and B2C brands, Storynomics demonstrates how original storytelling delivers results that surpass traditional advertising.