books about: direction
iMovie '09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual
Pogue Press, 2009
Even an 80 year old can learn to create movies with this manual
I could not have made my first movie without iMovie '09 & iDVD The Missing Manual. I am now 80 years old, and learning something new. My wife has been ice skating for 63 years, and had never seen herself skate. She had her second knee replaced, and it would be wonderful if she could show her surgeon how she could skate on her new knee. It took almost a week using iMovie '09 & iDVD The ...
When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
Very interesting. Read in 2 days
A very interesting book. You simply can't stop reading it as every story has a meaning and a lesson. It's a glimpse into the world that many people only envy. Read it .... you'll enjoy it.
The Glass Menagerie
One of my favorite plays to teach!
I love The Glass Menagerie, and love teaching it, as well. The characters are so unrealistic, but so clearly defined. Read it - and the rest of Tennessee Williams, as well!
Master Shots: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie
Michael Wiese Productions, 2009
I bought this book as a gift for my love because she has just officially founded her own film company and she really loves the book. It is easy to understand and very useful. We both love it.
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond
Henry S. Lodge
Workman Publishing Company
Younger Next Year
Author shows how if you make small adjustments in your unhealthy lifestyle you can gradually change this significantly and hardly ever know what you missed. As you get more and more energy and clothes start fitting better you like this and continue motivated by comments like "wow you look like you are losing weight" from your peers! GREAT READ!!!
The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fun read-- SHOCKING tale of greed
Fun to revisit the history of Dreamworks, and also a shock to realize the sickening greed of Spielberg & Co. Fun beach read with juicy tales of celebrities, filmmakers & dealmakers. Recommend.
Theater Geek: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp
We all threatened to "write the book"...
...but Mickey Rapkin got the honor, and he got it right. As a key member of the staff at Stagedoor Manor for 24 years (1979-2002), I can tell you that the number of times I heard the phrase, "God, you could write a book about this place" was rivaled only by the number of lifelong relationships I found there. In "Theater Geek," Mickey has found the true heart of the place I still think of as ...
Stunning. Carson is a poet and classicist who is truly sui generis. Her new work, Nox, is a scrapbook of pictures, drawings, stamps, scribbles, anecdotes and definitions of the words comprising Catullus' poem No. 101 ("for his brother who died in the Troad") that coalesce into a profoundly haunting, moving and surprisingly vulnerable elegy for the poet's brother. Ignore the obnoxious and ...
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
The Filmmakers Handbook
This is the Best book I've gotten, more because I bought the Kindle Version. This book is quite thick and not that convenient to be caring it around. I can take it everywhere and not know it. Kindle is great for an iphone app
A Streetcar Named Desire
"It's really a pretty frightful situation. You see, there's no privacy here." (Blanche)
Tennessee Williams (1911-83) began his writing career as a dramatist and first achieved success with "The Glass Menagerie" (1944), and in 1947 he wrote his next important play "Streetcar Named Desire" which was presented at the Barrymore Theater in the same year and awarded a Pulitzer Price. Blanche Dubois, visiting the New Orleans home of her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley Kowalsky, ...
The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
Awsome resource. This book has everything you need to know about filmmaking from codecs to lighting. If you want to learn about film/video, buy this book.
The Big Book of Humorous Training Games
Well worth the money
I especially like the section on Assertiveness which teaches assertiveness without fear and the section on Working with Difficult peers in the workplace. Very appropriate and hard hitting.
The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production
Focal Press, 2007
Fun AND Inspirational!
I've been an aspiring film maker for a long time and was beginning to wonder if I should finally give up the dream until I read the "Shut up and Shoot" documentary guide. Now I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel! I moved from Southern California to Texas a few years ago and am now the Video Production Manager for a major newspaper. I've had success producing a few award ...
Sex and the City 2: The Stories. The Fashion. The Adventure.
Great book to add to my SATC collection
This book was the best of the three that have been published for the show and movies - love the detail in SJP "Carrie" outfits and all the behind the scenes. For any fan of the show or movies, a must for your collection.
A bellyache no amount of Tums can relieve...
*Nausea* is quite simply one of the major touchstones of the "literature of alienation" that so marked the 20th century--a sickness we may have survived but never really recovered from, sort of like a spiritual AIDS. Sartre's psychologically claustrophobic tale of a youngish historian overwhelmed by existence sounds all the notes of paranoia, pointlessness, disgust, and dread elevated to a ...
The Garden Primer: Second Edition
Workman Publishing Company, 2008
A must have for basic gardening
This is a must have for anyone who gardens. It covers practically every gardening subject you would want to know. It is easy to read, and even entertaining. A great addition to any gardener's library.
Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmmaker Must Know
Jennifer Van Sijll
Michael Wiese Productions
Great Book, with examples from films.
Lots of other good reviews on this one (some bad as well). I took a look at it and found it to be very nice. At under $20.00 it is a lot better than paying for a $150.00 (used) textbook to use in a class. The basis of the book is giving you industry terms for the types of shots, with definitions and detailed examples from films. It delivers plain and simple, very nice book and written well.
Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction
`Wander Woman' Charts Emotional Pathways to Success, Contentment
Do you ask yourself, "Can I be happy? Is that enough? Am I born a certain way? Can I change myself? If I choose to let go or not be focused on achievement, who will I be? How can I find a life partner or keep my relationship healthy even when I am always busy?" "Wander Woman: How High Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction" (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010) offers emotional ...
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
Public Domain Books, 2006
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Acting: The First Six Lessons
Taylor & Francis, 2007
An Abolute Must
Anyone seriously interested in acting MUST read this book and then re-read it again and again as time goes on. It is simply one of the best books ever written on the subject. The most important lesson of the book is the difficulty and commitment required from anyone who wants to become an actor. Although it seems simple, the lessons he teaches take literally a lifetime to learn.
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