Directors Tell the Story

Directors Tell the Story offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and more.

Author: Bethany Rooney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136039379

Category: Performing Arts

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Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and more. They direct dramas and comedies using the same process that Steven Spielberg (or any other movie director uses)-just with less money and time. Learn what it takes to become a director: master the technical aspects, appreciate aesthetic qualities, and practice leadership, all while exuding that "X factor that distinguishes the excellent director from the merely good one. Covering everything from prep, the shoot, and post, the authors emphasize how aspiring directors can develop a creative vision-because without it, they are just technicians. Hands-on and practical, this book lets you not only read about the secrets of directors, it also includes exercises using original scripted material. The companion web site includes scenes from the authors' own TV shows, along with the scripts, shot lists, and other materials that made the scenes possible. Key Features * Highly experienced Hollywood directors share inside information about what it really takes to be a director, giving the advice that readers covet. * Covers everything a director needs to know: the creative vision, how to translate script into a visual story, establishing the look and feel, selecting and leading a crew, coaching actors, keeping a complex operation on time and on budget, overseeing the edit, and troubleshooting through the whole shoot. * "Insider Info sections feature interviews, advice, and tips from film and TV luminaries whose productions include Private Practice, Monk, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, The Informant, American Beauty, and more! * Hands-on exercises help you understand and master the craft of directing.
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The Movie Directors Story

Died 1973 2 9 Widely regarded as one of America ' s greatest directors , it is
appropriate that John Ford got his start in that ... The picture demonstrates Ford ' s
ability to tell a story simply and directly , along with a sure visual sense reflecting
a ...

Author: Joel Waldo Finler

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 0517480794

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

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An account of 140 careers, ranging from studio work-horse to genius, illustrated with photographs of the directors themselves as well as scenes from their most characteristic movies
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How to Tell a Story

In this book, Peter Rubie shows Gary Provost at his best." William Martin, author of Cape Cod and Annapolis. "HOW TO TELL A STORY offers a harvest of time-tested problem-solving techniques that will enrich every writer's art and craft.

Author: Peter Rubie

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

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Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises, and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of sequencing, of weaving subplots into rich stories, of manipulating story pace to increase conflict, tension, and surprise. “Rarely does a writing guide arrive with the authority of HOW TO TELL A STORY.” Publishers Weekly. "HOW TO TELL A STORY is a must for anybody who writes nonfiction or fiction -- television and screenwriters included." - Hugh Wilson, creator of WKRP in Cincinnati, director of The First Wive's Club. "A most useful book that will aid anyone tying to become a writer of fiction. I recommend it highly." - Roderick Thorp, bestselling author of River, Die Hard, and Detective. "Gary Provost was one of the best friends a writer ever had. He knew that all writers face a hard challenge: to take their ideas, aspirations, and vapors of creativity, and make them concrete for the reader. How to do it? Treat writing as a craft, with techniques that can be learned, with tricks that can be taught. In this book, Peter Rubie shows Gary Provost at his best." William Martin, author of Cape Cod and Annapolis. "HOW TO TELL A STORY offers a harvest of time-tested problem-solving techniques that will enrich every writer's art and craft. It's a feast of innovative, clearly stated advice that will nourish a writer's confidence and career. Read it and you will reap its many rewards." - Gerald Gross, author of Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do. "Peter Rubie and Gary Provost have got it right. HOW TO TELL A STORY covers everything a novice writer needs to learn and a professional writer needs to remember. It's earned a permanent place on my desk." - Barbara Shapiro, author of Blind Spot and See No Evil. "In this unique book, the time honored ability of story telling has been dissected, examined carefully and defined in detail for the writer. With a fresh new look at what makes a story exciting and compelling, HOW TO TELL A STORY outlines for the writer all the secrets of dramatic story telling. Every writer should read this book before writing another paragraph." - Keith Wilson, M.D., novelist, and author of Cause of Death: A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder, & Forensic Medicine.
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Constitution and Contest Rules

Director . — The elementary school director general is authorized to appoint a
director of story telling . It is the responsibility of the director general to request
materials for holding the contest from the State Office . 5. The Story Teller.The
director ...

Author: University Interscholastic League (Tex.)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000699180G

Category: School contests

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Tell Me a Story

Talking is remembering." This first paperback edition includes an illuminating foreword by Gary Saul Morson.

Author: Roger C. Schank

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113139

Category: Literary Criticism

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How are our memories, our narratives, and our intelligence interrelated? What can artificial intelligence and narratology say to each other? In this pathbreaking study by an expert on learning and computers, Roger C. Schank argues that artificial intelligence must be based on real human intelligence, which consists largely of applying old situations - and our narratives of them - to new situations in less than obvious ways. To design smart machines, Schank therefore investigated how people use narratives and stories, the nature and function of those narratives, and the connection of intelligence to both telling and listening. As Schank explains, "We need to tell someone else a story that describes our experiences because the process of creating the story also creates the memory structure that will contain the gist of the story for the rest of our lives. Talking is remembering." This first paperback edition includes an illuminating foreword by Gary Saul Morson.
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University of Texas Bulletin

Director.—The County Director General is authorized to appoint a county director
of story-telling. 5. The Story-teller.—The County Director of Story-telling may
serve as story-teller, or appoint a duly qualified person to act in this capacity. 6.

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ISBN: UOM:39015075887698

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The American Journal of Clinical Medicine

The field - directors tell the story of this disease in varied graphic forms and in
terms so simple that the common man , although he be illiterate , may see and
understand . In the South , the work is done chiefly through the medium of the
schools ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046994961

Category: Medicine

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Leave None to Tell the Story

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Author: Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043096984

Category: Political Science

Page: 789

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Proceedings

In the end , the story dictates an agent's performance , which in tum is
coordinated by the director . The story author can make use of a character's
knowledge or physiology as a tool in telling the story he wishes to tell . The next
section ...

Author: American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Publisher: Aaai Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106017395069

Category: Computers

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Proceedings from the latest meeting of the leading AI conference; includes theoretical, experimental, and empirical work. The National Conference on Artificial Intelligence remains the bellwether for research in artificial intelligence. Leading AI researchers and practitioners as well as scientists and engineers in related fields present theoretical, experimental, and empirical results, covering a broad range of topics that include principles of cognition, perception, and action; the design, application, and evaluation of AI algorithms and systems; architectures and frameworks for classes of AI systems; and analyses of tasks and domains in which intelligent systems perform. The Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence conference highlights successful applications of AI technology; explores issues, methods, and lessons learned in the development and deployment of AI applications; and promotes an interchange of ideas between basic and applied AI. This volume presents the proceedings of the latest conferences, held in July, 2004.
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What s the Story

In this her latest collection of essays she explores the story-telling impulse, and asks how she, as a ‘product of postmodernism’, can reconnect to the primal act of making meaning and telling stories.

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317703686

Category:

Page: 154

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Anne Bogart is an award-winning theatre maker, and a best-selling writer of books about theatre, art, and cultural politics. In this her latest collection of essays she explores the story-telling impulse, and asks how she, as a ‘product of postmodernism’, can reconnect to the primal act of making meaning and telling stories. She also asks how theatre practitioners can think of themselves not as stagers of plays but ‘orchestrators of social interactions’ and participants in an on-going dialogue about the future. We dream. And then occasionally we attempt to share our dreams with others. In recounting our dreams we try to construct a narrative... We also make stories out of our daytime existence. The human brain is a narrative creating machine that takes whatever happens and imposes chronology, meaning, cause and effect... We choose. We can choose to relate to our circumstances with bitterness or with openness. The stories that we tell determine nothing less than personal destiny. (From the introduction) This compelling new book is characteristically made up of chapters with one-word titles: Spaciousness, Narrative, Heat, Limits, Error, Politics, Arrest, Empathy, Opposition, Collaboration and Sustenance. In addition to dipping into neuroscience, performance theory and sociology, Bogart also recounts vivid stories from her own life. But as neuroscience indicates, the event of remembering what happened is in fact the creation of something new.
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Motion Pictures

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000059864424

Category: Copyright

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The Art of the Graphic Memoir

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling inherent in the medium.

Author: Tom Hart

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250113351

Category: Art

Page: 288

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling inherent in the medium. Hart examines what makes a graphic memoir great, and shows you how to do it. With two dozen professional examples and a deep-dive into his own story, Hart encourages readers to hone their signature style in the best way to represent their journeys on the page. With clear examples and visual aids, The Art of the Graphic Memoir is emotive, creative, and accessible. Whether you're a comics fan, comic book creator, memoirist, biographer or autobiographer, there’s something inside for everyone.
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Ten American Movie Directors

Useful for reports, these books discuss the contributions of ten or more men and women individually, as well as in relation to the overall theme in the particular volume.

Author: Anne E. Hill

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766018369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Profiling the lives of individuals of a certain renown or certain field, these collective biographies are of value to libraries because they present sketches of a number of important people for the price of a single volume. Useful for reports, these books discuss the contributions of ten or more men and women individually, as well as in relation to the overall theme in the particular volume. Each book contains chapter notes, Internet addresses, and an index.Exceptional movie directors have the ability to tell a story through camera angles, scenery and actors. Their artistry takes us on a journey into another place and time. Their unique eye behind the camera grants them the ability to bring a vision to life creating some of the most unforgettable scenes in movie history. Read about Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Quentin Tarantino.
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On Film Making

Gathered and edited in this collection, Mackendrick's teachings reveal that he had the talent not only to make great films, but also to articulate the process with a clarity and insight that will still inspire any aspirant film-maker.

Author: Alexander Mackendrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571230857

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 291

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A priceless examination of the filmmaker's craft, from the renowned director of "Sweet Smell of Success" After more than twenty years in the film industry as a screenwriter, storyboard editor, and director of memorable films such as "The Ladykillers," Alexander Mackendrick turned his back on Hollywood and began a new career as the Dean of one of the country's most demanding and influential film schools. His absolute devotion to the craft of filmmaking served as a powerful impetus to students at the California Institute for the Arts for almost twenty five years, with a teaching style that included prodigious notes, neatly crafted storyboards, and handouts containing excerpts of works by Kierkegaard, Aristotle, and others. At the core of Mackendrick's lessons lay a deceptively simple goal: to teach aspiring filmmakers how to structure and write the stories they want to tell, while using the devices particular to the medium of film to tell their stories effectively. In this impressive volume, edited by Paul Cronin, the myriad materials that made Mackendrick's reputation as an instructor are collected for the first time, offering a chance for professionals as well as students to discover a methodology of filmmaking that is challenging yet refreshing in its clarity. Meticulously illustrated and drawing on examples from such classic films as "North by Northwest," " Citizen Kane," and "Touch of Evil, " Mackendrick's elegant lessons are sure to provide inspiration for a new generation of filmmakers.
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Telling Your Story to the Public

Write news release for each event . 1 Compile list of news media representatives
: medical writers for Post and Chronicle , news directors and public service
directors for radio and TV stations , talk show producers for radio and TV , editors
/ city ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007436614

Category: Dentistry

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Writer s Guide to Hollywood Producers Directors and Screenwriter s Agents 2002 2003

It took a year to make the rounds , and people kept telling me , * Your story is
about old people . No one cares about old people . It ' s got science fiction .
Science fiction has been done . It ' s a wrinkle story ! ' “ I remember that one very
well ...

Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761531874

Category: Reference

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Now You Have a Friend in the Industry! So you want to get into show business? In Hollywood, it's not what you know, but who you know that counts. Whether your dream is to become a Hollywood writer or find the perfect producer to buy your script, at your fingertips are the insider hints and secrets you need to get discovered and succeed in this ultracompetitive industry. Hollywood guru and screenwriter Skip Press introduces you to hundreds of producers, directors, and agents and tells you how to reach them--by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. You'll learn how to: -Market screenplays, novels, or short stories to the right people -Tailor your proposal to the preferences of each producer, director, or agent -Understand the real Hollywood and everything show business -Find the best agent or manager "Thoughtfully written, clearly laid out, and of great value to beginners and old-timers alike. This book combines fearless opinions and invaluable hard facts--both of which are hard to find in Hollywood." --Gareth Wigan, co-vice chairman, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group "An entertaining and valuable tool for anyone interested in show business." --Paul Mason Sr., vice president of production, Viacom "An invaluable resource for breaking into the movie and television business." --Barbara Anne Hiser, Emmy-winning cable and network television producer "An insightful guide to the intricate Hollywood network." --Oliver Eberle, founder and CEO, ShowBIZData.com "The bonus for readers of this book is that Skip Press is a good writer--accessible, clear, persuasive, motivating, and easy to understand." --Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor, the Left Behind series
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Proceedings of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Library

sum of $ 500.00 , tendered by the Story | its library or reading rooms for story
Hour Association , to be used by said telling purposes . Board in paying for the
services of a “ Section 6 of the Act above referred to story teller in connection with
the ...

Author: Chicago Public Library

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ISBN: UIUC:30112041667285

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Bowker s Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

... of Gratitude Alan Bunce (Director) Babar the Movie The Wild Puffalumps Lou
Bunin (Director) Alice in Wonderland Victor Buono A Haunting We Will Go Carol
Burch Tell Me a Story Tell Me a Story; Twentieth Storytelling Festival
Documentary ...

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: 0835242013

Category: Reference

Page: 1300

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A Story to Tell

This beautiful, full-color Lenten devotional highlights readings from the gospel of Mark with 46 entries, one for each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Each reading is accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer.

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Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506474335

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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This beautiful, full-color Lenten devotional highlights readings from the gospel of Mark with 46 entries, one for each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Each reading is accompanied by a photo, a quote to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. This accessible and colorful format makes it easy to incorporate a simple Christian observance into your Lenten journey.
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Intersight

The director has spoken the most here , but he is not just telling a story to an
audience ; the planners together with differences in their positions , power , and
influence to be sure work to develop their own story , for it is after all the story they
are ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435031120926

Category: Architecture

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