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Screenwriting For Dummies

Published 12-09-2021

<p><b>Suspend your disbelief&mdash;you can make it as a screenwriter&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Behind every blockbuster&nbsp;film&nbsp;and binge-worthy show, there&rsquo;s a screenwriter&mdash;and that writer could be you! Turn your brainstorming sessions&nbsp;into&nbsp;dynamic&nbsp;scripts with the help of&nbsp;<i>Screenwriting&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>. Create believable worlds with relatable characters,&nbsp;gripping&nbsp;dialogue, and&nbsp;narrative&nbsp;structures that will keep even the showbiz bigwigs on the edge of their seats.&nbsp;Once&nbsp;you&rsquo;ve polished your product, it&rsquo;s time to bring it to market.&nbsp;This book is full of advice that will help you get&nbsp;eyes&nbsp;on your screenplays so you can sell your work and find success as a screenwriter. From web series to&nbsp;movie musicals to&nbsp;feature films, this book shows you how to develop and hone your craft.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Learn to think like a screenwriter&nbsp;and&nbsp;turn story ideas into visually driven, relatable scripts that will get noticed&nbsp;</li> <li>Study the elements of a story, like plot structure (beginning, middle, and end) and characterization (wait, who&rsquo;s that, again?)&nbsp;</li> <li>Hop over the hurdle of writer&rsquo;s block, and tackle other obstacles that stand in the way of your scriptwriting career&nbsp;</li> <li>Get insider insight into finding an agent and meeting with studio execs, plus alternative markets for your finished work&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>This updated edition covers the latest&nbsp;trends and&nbsp;opportunities&mdash;and there are lots of them&mdash;for today&rsquo;s writers. Let Dummies help you map out your story and put your script on the road to production.&nbsp;Thank us when your&nbsp;work&nbsp;goes viral!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Bollywood For Dummies

Published 04-27-2021

<p><b>Take the trip of a lifetime into the past and present of Bollywood</b></p> <p>Fascinated by the high energy, high emotion, high color, endless dance routines, and sheer scale of Bollywood&mdash;but afraid you'll never really know your Ghazals from your Qawwalis, or your Khans from your Kapoors? Well, in the immortal line from the Hindi-language blockbuster Sultan, "No one can defeat you unless you accept defeat yourself," and there's no need to be defeated at all when you can sit back with <i>Bollywood For Dummies</i> and immerse yourself in the glamorous whirl of one of the most exciting movie industries on Earth. Starting with the time-travel adventure of the book&rsquo;s main feature&mdash;the history of the Hindi-speaking industry from people and events of early to mid 20th century Mumbai&mdash;you'll also journey in space, taking fascinating documentary side trips to get to know Tollywood&rsquo;s Telegu-language cinema in southern India, as well as the growing influence of Lollywood across the border in Pakistan.</p> <p>Written by the cohosts of <i>Desi Standard Time</i>, a podcast that explores Bollywood and South Asian movies and media, you'll see how the unique cinema culture of Bollywood in particular has become a global phenomenon, reflecting the rise of India as an independent nation and presenting its long history&mdash;and it&rsquo;s exciting and multifaceted present&mdash;in new, influential, and enduring forms. Whatever you paid the price of entry for: the popular Bollywood "Masala" movie style that emphasizes music, comedy, romance, and action; sensitive critiques of a fast-changing society by the Indian Social Realism movement; new forms of music from Indian disco to Sufi boogie; or a look at the lives and talents of the great acting dynasties&mdash;it's all here. And there'll still be plenty more plot twists beyond these to surprise and delight you.</p> <ul> <li>Get to know the people who built Bollywood</li> <li>Discover the main music and dance styles</li> <li>Explore and recognize Bollywood&rsquo;s influence on Western cinema</li> <li>Go social and join up with the liveliest Bollywood fan communities</li> </ul> <p>You're right to be excited: for newbies a whole new world awaits, and for aficionados, there's always so much more to know. So, sit back with this book, grab some popcorn or a plate of samosas&mdash;or why not both&mdash;and prepare to begin an electric feast to sizzle all your senses.</p>

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Filmmaking For Dummies

Published 11-26-2019

<p><b>Everything you ever wanted to know about making a movie but were afraid to ask&hellip;&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Lights, camera, action! We all have at least one movie in us, and the amazing and affordable advances in digital technology makes it increasingly easy to make your dream a reality and share it with the world. <i>Filmmaking for Dummies </i>is your definitive guide to bringing a project to life, from the comedy antics of loveable pets to the deepest, most meaningful independent film. Bryan Michael Stoller is your friend and guide, sharing his knowledge gained over 100 productions (directing and working with Dan Aykroyd, James Earl-Jones, Barbra Streisand and Drew Barrymore, among others) to show you how to take your movie from the planning and storyboarding stage, through shooting and editing, to making it available to your adoring audiences through television broadcast, streaming online or in movie theaters.</p> <p>For the do-it-your-selfer, the book includes tips on how to finance your project, a look at the latest software and apps, including advancements in digital technology, and for the passionate director, advice on how to hire and work with your cast and crew and find great scenic locations. Whether you want to become a professional filmmaker or just create great YouTube videos or nostalgic home movies, shooting with your smartphone or with consumer or pro-gear, this practical guide has it all.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Learn how to compose your shots and when to move the camera</li> <li>Make the perfect pitch to sell your story</li> <li>Take advantage of helpful contacts and tons of new resources</li> <li>Get up-to-date on the latest and greatest digital technology</li> <li>Find the right distributor, or learn how you can be your own distributor!</li> </ul> <p>So, you really have no excuses to make your masterpiece. Get rolling with a copy of <i>Filmmaking for Dummies </i>today and start shooting for the stars!</p>

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Digital Filmmaking For Kids For Dummies

Published 05-04-2015

<b>The easy way for kids to get started with filmmaking</b> <p>If you've been bitten by the filmmaking bug&#8212;even if you don't have a background in video or access to fancy equipment&#8212;<i>Digital Filmmaking For Kids</i> makes it easy to get up and running with digital filmmaking! This fun and friendly guide walks you through a ton of cool projects that introduce you to all stages of filmmaking. Packed with full-color photos, easy-to-follow instruction, and simple examples, it shows you how to write a script, create a storyboard, pick a set, light a scene, master top-quality sound, frame and shoot, edit, add special effects, and share your finished product with friends or a global audience.</p> <p>Anyone can take a selfie or upload a silly video to YouTube&#8212;but it takes practice and skill to shoot professional-looking frames and make your own short film. Written by a film and video professional who has taught hundreds of students, this kid-accessible guide provides you with hands-on projects that make it fun to learn all aspects of video production, from planning to scripting to filming to editing. Plus, it includes access to videos that highlight and demonstrate skills covered in the book, making learning even easier and less intimidating to grasp.</p> <ul> <li>Create a film using the tools at hand</li> <li>Plan, script, light and shoot your video</li> <li>Edit and share your film</li> <li>Plan a video project from start to finish</li> </ul> <p>If you're a student aged 7&#8211;16 with an interest in creating and sharing your self-made video, this friendly guide lights the way for your start in digital filmmaking.</p>

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