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The Way I Heard It
by Mike Rowe

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English

Pages

271

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>Executive producer and host Mike Rowe presents a delightfully entertaining, seriously fascinating collection of his favorite episodes from America’s #1 short-form podcast, <i>The Way I Heard It</i>, along with a host of personal memories, ruminations, and insights. It’s a captivating must-read.</b><br /><br /><i>The Way I Heard It</i> presents thirty-five mysteries “for the curious mind with a short attention span.” Every one is a trueish tale about someone you know, filled with facts that you don’t. Movie stars, presidents, bloody do-gooders, and villains—they’re all here, waiting to shake your hand, hoping you’ll remember them. Delivered with Mike’s signature blend of charm, wit, and ingenuity, their stories are part of a larger mosaic—a memoir full of surprising revelations, sharp observations, and intimate, behind-the-scenes moments drawn from Mike’s own remarkable life and career.
The Beautiful Ones
by Prince

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • </b>The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE WASHINGTON POST </i>AND <i>THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS</i></b><br /><br /> Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of <i>Purple Rain</i> to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era.<br /><br /> <i>The Beautiful Ones</i> is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for <i>Purple Rain</i>—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey.<br /><br /> The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to the book’s images.<br /><br /> This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image—his undying gift to the world.
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Build...
by Ari Herstand

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English

Pages

523

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><strong>Hailed as an “indispensable” guide (<em>Forbes</em>), <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> returns in this extensively revised and expanded edition.</strong></p><br /><p>When <em>How to Make It in the New Music Business</em> hit shelves in 2016, it instantly became the go-to resource for musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Widely adopted by music schools everywhere and considered “the best how- to book of its kind” (<em>Music Connection</em>), it inspired thousands to stop waiting around for that “big break.” Now trusted as the leading expert for “do it yourself” artists, Ari Herstand returns with this second edition, maintaining that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the many tools at our fi ngertips: conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising, embracing authentic fan connection, and simply learning how to persevere. Comprehensively updated to include the latest online trends and developments, it offers inspiring success stories across media such as Spotify and Instagram. The result is a must- have for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.</p>
Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenw...
by Robert McKee

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English

Pages

490

Publication Date

September 28, 2010

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Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience. <p> In <em>Story</em>, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.</p>
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
by Philip Pullman

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English

Pages

489

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the internationally best-selling author of the <i>His Dark Materials</i> trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.</b><br /><br />One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, <i>Daemon Voices</i> is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.
The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic De...
by , Burt Kearns

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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There has never been a show business book quite like <i>The Show Won't Go On</i>, the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died onstage. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called <i>The Art of Murder</i>, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate recounting of events leading to the moments they died "doing what they loved." <i>The Show Won't Go On</i> covers almost every genre of entertainment and is full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters, and ironic twists. With dozens of heart-stopping stories, it's the perfect book to dip into on any page.
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • </b>From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth—and featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more—a new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes,<i> Occasional Magic</i> features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward. <br /><br />From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
What Are You Laughing At?: How to Write Humor for Screenplays, St...
by Brad Schreiber

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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“People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to <i>What Are You Laughing at?</i> Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit as a fiddle after perusing these pages. Brad’s clever wit and well-timed punch lines are sure to leave you grasping your sides, while his wise advice will ensure that you’re able to follow in his comedic footsteps.<br /><br />With more than seventy excerpts from such expert prose and screenwriters as Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., as well as unique writing exercises for all situations, this comprehensive tutorial will teach you how to write humor prose for any literary form, including screenwriting, story writing, theater, television, and audio/radio. Additionally, readers are given sage advice on different tactics for writing comedic fiction versus comedic nonfiction. Some of the topics discussed include:<br /><br /><li>Life experience versus imagination<br /></li><li>How to use humor to develop theme/setting, character, and dialogue<br /></li><li>Rhythm and sound of words<br /></li><li>Vulgarity and bad taste<br /></li><li>How to market your humor prose in the digital market</li><br />Thoroughly revised and updated, and with new information on writing short, humorous films, <i>What Are You Laughing at?</i> is your endless source to learning the art of comedy.
Video Camera Techniques (Media Manuals)
by Gerald Millerson

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English

Pages

175

Publication Date

August 29, 1994

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Video Camera Techniques is an ideal starter guide for anyone owning a camcorder, newcomers to the field of broadcast or corporate video-making, or students who all wish to make videos to professional standards.<br /><br /><br /><br />Written in Gerald Millserson's easy to understand style, this step by step guide will help you to master the operation of your camera and quickly develop your own style and imaginative skills.<br /><br />This new edition now covers the latest types of video camera and gives guidance on camera handling and picture making form basics to advanced techniques.<br /><br />Gerald Millerson's books on video and television have long been acknowledged as among the best ever published. For more in-depth coverage of all aspects of video production his highly acclaimed Video Production Handbook is the definitive work on the subject. He is the author of two other titles in the Media Manuals series - Lighting for Video and Effective TV Production. His other books published by Focal Press are The Technique of TV Production (now in its 12th edition), The Techniques of Lighting for TV and Film and TV Scenic Design Handbook.
Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Crea...
by Marc Silber

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English

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July 23, 2019

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<h3><strong>#1 New Release in Performing Arts & Personal Success — Find Your Creative Artist Within</strong></h3><p><strong>Creative conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!</strong></p><p><strong>Time for a new mindset.</strong> Many of us think of creativity as something distant and incompatible with daily life—a skill that artists get to use, but not the rest of us. Maybe you feel like a land-locked surfer, yearning for exhilarating rides. Or maybe you live for the few hours a week when you can take photographs, paint, or write. It’s time for a new mindset. <em>Create</em> shows you how to rediscover the artist within you.</p><p><strong>Live a more creative life.</strong> People who make a living in the creative arts know that there is a cycle to unlocking the imagination. Visualize, know your tools, work your craft, refine, share. When you tap into this cycle, you’ll find ways to operate at your highest state in all aspects of life.</p><p><strong>Find your creative purpose.</strong> Overcoming the barriers to innovation is easier than you think. Marc Silber, best selling author, award-wining creative and educator, shows you how to avoid the traps of procrastination, overthinking, and self-doubt. The exercises in <em>Create</em> are specifically designed to help you find certainty and confidence in self-expression.</p><p><strong>Learn how to:</strong></p><ul><li>Master the techniques of visualization</li><li>Draw inspiration from the world around you</li><li>Collaborate with people who can further your vision</li><li>Share with others to spread the joy</li></ul><p><strong>If you enjoyed motivational books like <em>The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life</em>, <em>Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative</em>, <em>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</em>, and Julia Cameron’s <em>The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition</em>, you’ll love <em>Create</em>.</strong></p>

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