You're the Director...You Figure it Out

The Life and Films of Richard Donner

Author: James Christie,Mel Gibson

Publisher: Bearmanor Media

ISBN: 9781593935276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 406

View: 472


Richard Donner is one of Hollywood's most important filmmakers, the driving force behind iconic hits The Omen, Superman, The Goonies, and the Lethal Weapon series. His films - which have grossed billions of dollars at the box-office - touch generations of moviegoers, yet little is known about the man responsible for their success. In the only authorized biography, author James Christie charts Donner's transformation from wayward New York youth to Hollywood hotshot, revealing a power generator personality every bit as large as his blockbuster movies. Based on extensive interviews with Richard Donner, his friends, family members, and many of those who have worked with and for the filmmaker, You're the Director... You figure it out goes behind the scenes on butting heads with Steve McQueen, sidestepping Marlon Brando's eccentricities, exploring the secrets of these and other big screen collaborations with Gregory Peck, Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Jodie Foster, Sylvester Stallone, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, and many more.

Meeting Bill Murray

Wahre Geschichten, die dir keiner glaubt

Author: Gavin Edwards


ISBN: 3732539776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 898


"Wenn du es zulässt, wird das Leben großartig!" Bill Murray Stellen Sie sich vor, Ihnen hält auf der Straße plötzlich jemand die Augen zu und fragt "Wer bin ich?" - und dieser jemand ist Bill Murray. Oder Sie feiern eine Party, und plötzlich steht Bill Murray in Ihrer Küche und spült das schmutzige Geschirr. Es könnte auch passieren, dass mitten in der Nacht ein Golfcaddy mit vier betrunkenen Schweden an Ihnen vorbeifährt und Bill Murray am Steuer sitzt. Um den Schauspieler kursieren Hunderte solcher Geschichten, denn der folgt mit Hingabe seiner Philosophie: wach durchs Leben zu gehen, damit jeder banale Alltagsmoment zu etwas Besonderem werden kann. Gavin Edwards erzählt die besten Bill-Murray-Stories und macht Lust, selbst auch mal etwas völlig Unerwartetes zu tun.

The Director Within

Storytellers of Stage and Screen

Author: Rose Eichenbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574945

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 7347


In Rose Eichenbaum’s latest book on the confluence of art making and human expression, she sits down with thirty-five modern day storytellers—the directors of theater, film, and television. Eichenbaum’s subjects speak with revealing clarity about the entertainment industry, the role and life of the director, and how theatrical and cinematic storytelling impacts our culture and our lives. The Director Within includes interviews with Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Julie Taymor (The Lion King), Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles), Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire), Hal Prince (The Phantom of the Opera), Barry Levinson (Rain Man), and many others. The interviews are skillfully crafted, sensitively executed, and brimming with honesty and insight. The accompanying portraits demonstrate Eichenbaum’s mastery of photography and convey the truth, depth, and intimacy of their subjects. The Director Within is an inspirational, informative, and entertaining resource for anyone interested in creativity, art making, and artistic collaboration. The book includes a listing of works from each of the directors.

My Husband, My Friend

A Memoir

Author: Neile McQueen Toffel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449071570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 5821


MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND THE REAL STEVE McQUEEN - FROM ABANDONED CHILD TO GLITTERING SUPERSTAR TO HAUNTED MAN.... Now his wife of 15 and a half years, Neile, who rode the dazzling Hollywood roller coaster with him, reveals A Steve McQueen no one knew his good side, his crazy side, his dark side....

The Hope Squad: The Successful Suicide Prevention Program for Youth

Author: Greg Hudnall

Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.

ISBN: 1462129269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 8527


Hold On. Persuade. Empower. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 12 to 18. As a high school principal, Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall was a first responder or consultant to dozens of student suicides and devoted himself to bringing hope to despondent teens. In 2004, with the help of his community and school district, Dr. Hudnall created the Hope Squad, a task force designed to help save lives by identifying the key struggles that can lead a person to suicide. As of 2018, Hope Squads can be found in 284 Utah schools and countless others across the country. Learn how you can join the effort to prevent youth suicides with lifesaving tips such as · Warning signs and risk factors · Common misconceptions about suicide · What to say and what not to say to someone considering suicide · The dos and don’ts of reporting a potential suicide · The role of social media and the internet in the rise of youth suicide Every life is precious, and of all deaths, suicide may be the most preventable. It takes a village to raise a child, and in the case of youth suicide, it takes an entire community to save one.

So Now You're the Superintendent!

Author: John Eller,Howard C. Carlson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294208

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 8248


Addressing common issues such as transitions, culture changes, finances, staff supervision, and team building, this guide offers strategies for the crucial first years of the superintendency.

Robert Mitchum

"Baby I Don't Care"

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 6702


One of the movies' greatest actors and most colorful characters, a real-life tough guy with the prison record to prove it, Robert Mitchum was a movie icon for an almost unprecedented half-century, the cool, sleepy-eyed star of such classics as The Night of the Hunter; Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; Cape Fear; The Longest Day; Farewell, My Lovely; and The Winds of War. Mitchum's powerful presence and simmering violence combined with hard-boiled humor and existential detachment to create a new style in movie acting: the screen's first hipster antihero-before Brando, James Dean, Elvis, or Eastwood-the inventor of big-screen cool. Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" is the first complete biography of Mitchum, and a book as big, colorful, and controversial as the star himself. Exhaustively researched, it makes use of thousands of rare documents from around the world and nearly two hundred in-depth interviews with Mitchum's family, friends, and associates (many going on record for the first time ever) ranging over his seventy-nine years of hard living. Written with great style, and vividly detailed, this is an intimate, comprehensive portrait of an amazing life, comic, tragic, daring, and outrageous.

Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual

Author: Chris Grover

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313159

Category: Computers

Page: 866

View: 1814


You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iOS and Android apps with Flash CS5.5, but learning this complex program can be difficult—unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual, you'll move from the basics to power-user tools with ease. Learn animation basics. Discover how to turn simple ideas into stunning animations. Master Flash's tools. Learn the animation and effects tools with clear explanations and hands-on examples. Use 3D effects. Rotate objects and make them move in three dimensions. Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions. Build apps for tablets and smartphones. Create the next generation of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash. Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.

Flash CS5.5

The Missing Manual

Author: Chris Grover

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449398251

Category: Computers

Page: 841

View: 1942


A guide to Flash CS5 covers the basics of animation, ways to create movement between images, adding audio and video, creating reusable elements, and testing and publishing Web sites.

Shoot the Dog

A Virgil Cain Mystery

Author: Brad Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439197563

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3733


Virgil Cain rents his draft horses to a film crew only to discover the director's irresponsible nature and a casino owner's agenda to replace the film's star, a situation that is further complicated by two murders.

Use History Like a Tool

An Unconventional Guide to Reading the Past and Managing the Future

Author: Steven Levi

Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing

ISBN: 1563437740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 5968


If you really want to use history like a tool in your day-to-day survival, you must understand the underlying principles of history and how to use those principles. Doing this requires that you see history differently-as something other than names and dates. You need to see history as motion. In other words, people and countries armies and economies move through time toward goals. These goals can be political, philosophical, religious, economic or anything else. In this book, we'll consider the various laws of historical motion. In USE HISTORY LIKE A TOOL, Levi goes on to examine the history of Western Civilization in a non-chronological way. His organizing theme is a series of rules that he believes control the movement of history, including · Motion Looks for Niches · Choices Define Circumstances (Not Vice-versa) · Prohibition Never Works · All Systems Ossify · Economies Are Built from the Bottom Up · Most People Think "What's In It for Me?" · Entertainment Is Important Showing how these rules apply to people and history, Levi combines his versions of well-known historical events (Rome's Fall, the Italian Renaissance, the American Revolution, the Great Migration, the Cold War, etc.) with mundane events from everyday life (dealing with office politics, hiring the right people, making good financial decisions). It's an interesting-and unusual-read.

Prima Donna

Author: Karen Swan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330545027

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9146


Breaking the rules was what she liked best. That was her sport. Renegade, rebel, bad girl. Getting away with it. Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. She's determined that no man will ever control her destiny. But ruthless financier Will Silk has Pia in his sights, and has other ideas . . . Sophie O'Farrell is Pia's hapless, gawky assistant, the girl-next-door to Pia's Prima Donna, always either falling in love with the wrong man or just falling over. Sophie sets her own dreams aside to pick up the debris in Pia's wake, but she's no angel. When a devastating accident threatens to cut short Pia's illustrious career, Sophie has to step out of the shadows and face up to the demons in her own life. Prima Donna is an excitingly glamorous novel from Karen Swan, author of the bestselling Christmas at Tiffany's.

Secrets from the Casting Couch

On Camera Strategies for Actors from a Casting Director

Author: Nancy Bishop

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408143917

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 1986


"Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book" Matthew Stillman, Producer: Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. "As a director, casting a movie can be a terrifying process. Put the wrong actor in your project and you're sunk. How do you find the right person? ... if you're working with Nancy Bishop you know you're in good, accomplished hands, whether you're a director or an actor. " Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist Why is it that so many good actors don't perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director's point of view, teaching the craft of film casting in front of camera. It shows how actors can work with today's internet technologies to get cast and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. Emmy-award nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.SA., has developed a successful approach through many years experience of working in the casting studio. The author also runs internationally recognised master classes throughout Europe and the US and is the head of the Prague Film School Acting Department.

How to Cheat in Maya 2012

Tools and Techniques for Character Animation

Author: Eric Luhta

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136127496

Category: Art

Page: 319

View: 1456


The Maya guide for animators, How to Cheat in Maya 2012 presents everything you need to know about character animation in Maya. Fully updated for the latest revision of Maya, this book provides you with complete, step-by-step walkthroughs of essential animation techniques to increase your efficiency and speed. This is an animator's workflow in book form, written by professional animators-not a software book with a few animation pointers thrown in. In addition to all the gold-mine coverage and interviews with expert animators from the previous edition, How to Cheat in Maya 2012 also features a new in-depth chapter on the principles of animation, updated information on camera settings and animation using Maya's new Camera Sequencer tool, the ins and outs of the brand new Editable Motion Trails tool, new techniques for working with characters in multi-shot animation tests and short films, a new cycles chapter covering actions like flying and walks, time-saving scripts, and advanced tricks with the new Graph Editor. The proven "How to Cheat" series gets you up to speed quickly, and in a way that's fun.

Hunting Season

A Novel

Author: P. T. Deutermann

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429903589

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 512


Edward Kreiss is a retired FBI agent--a manhunter whose specialty is making rogue operatives disappear. When Kreiss's daughter vanishes in the backwoods of rural West Virginia, and the FBI has no leads to follow, Kreiss follows his own--with a vengeance. Exercising the lethal maneuvers that made him the best "sweeper" in the business, Kreiss plunges back into action--this time as the dangerous loner he was once trained to kill. Unknown to Kreiss, corrupt agency brass have their own reasons for keeping the kidnapping low-profile--and making the job of eliminating Kreiss high priority. Called in to take him down is a deadly female assassin with a killer instinct that surpasses that of her prey. Now, as hunter becomes hunted, Kreiss finds himself and his daughter trapped in an elaborate game of political scandal and personal revenge. And whatever secret has been buried by Kreiss's elusive enemies is sure to trigger open season on anyone who discovers it.

So You're a Doctor Now

Author: Charles Howard

Publisher: Lulu

ISBN: 1483402886


Page: 118

View: 1830


Professor Charles Howard offers a personal message to his son, Gadi, and to all new doctors. Now, as Gadi and other young doctors enter this calling, Howard seeks to provide advice and encouragement in the hopes that those choosing the profession of healing will find happiness and fulfilment in helping others, and avoid the arrogance and the lack of caring, that unfortunately, is sometimes found in the profession. Each new doctor must find, from the vast range of opportunities medicine provides, the perfect match to his/her interests and ambition. Howard chose the path of a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, a career that for him has been most satisfying, edifying, and instructive. Over the years, he has experienced things that inspired him to be both a better person and a better doctor.

Nerd Camp 2.0

Author: Elissa Brent Weissman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144245296X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 871


Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion? For Gabe, the equation for summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of rigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment—aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better. At least, that’s what Gabe thinks…until a new variable is introduced. Zack, Gabe’s cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack’s camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, can both camps—and both stepbrothers—survive the summer?

Storyboards: Motion In Art

Author: Mark A. Simon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136134212

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 7790


Among the most useful tools in the production of any TV show or film is the storyboard, which is the visual blueprint of a project before it is shot. The director's vision is illustrated in the manner of a comic strip and handed on to the crew for purposes of budgeting, design, and communication. Storyboards: Motion in Art 3/e is an in depth look at the production and business of storyboards. Using exercises, real-life examples of working in the entertainment industry, interviews with people in the industry, and sample storyboard drawing, this book will teach you how to : * Develop and Improve your boards * Work with directors * Develop your resume and your portfolio * Market your talent * Create and improve a storyboard using computers Packed full of practical industry information and examples, this book will help the reader improve their skills to either land their first assignment or advance their career.


Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101626682

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3330


Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences. This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure… Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream: She’s completed a nerve-bending qualification flight for a pilot’s license. Her timing is far from optimal, however. Faster-than-light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World Space Authority is still learning how to manage long-range missions safely. To make matters worse, efforts to prepare two planets for colonization are killing off native life-forms, outraging people on Earth. So there’s not a lot of demand for space pilots. Priscilla thinks her career may be over before it has begun. But her ambition won’t be denied, and soon she is on the bridge of an interstellar ship, working for the corporation that is responsible for the terraforming. Her working conditions include bomb threats, sabotage, clashes with her employers—and a mission to a world, adrift between the stars, that harbors a life-form unlike anything humanity has ever seen. Ultimately, she will be part of a life-and-death struggle that will test both her capabilities and her character...

Matthew's Choice

Author: Patricia Bradley

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460339452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8687


He left it all behind. Until now. It's New Year's Eve, and for Matt Jefferies, life is perfect. The penthouse, the career—even the perfect soon-to-be-fiancée. But then Matt's troubled past knocks on his door. And once Allie Carson says hello, everything changes. Allie broke up with Matt years ago, when he turned "that kid from Beaker Street" into a cold, corporate city slicker. It went against what she loved about him—and the small-town life she could never leave. Now, with Matt's estranged family facing desperate times, it's time for him to come home. And to choose between the man Matt's become…and the woman who never stopped loving him.