Finding and Building Stories
Author: Karen Sullivan,Gary Schumer,Kate Alexander,Aubry Mintz,Ellen Besen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
View: 4012Animated shorts constantly challenge our notion of animation and storytelling techniques with memorable moments, heartwarming characters and amusing plotlines. Pixar shorts like Andre and Wally B proved that computer animation was possible; Tin Toy laid the groundwork for what would become Toy Story; and Mike's New Car exposed Pixar's finely tuned funny bone. These short films, premiering in front of feature films or online laid the groundwork for new techniques, great storylines and engaged audiences around the world. From demo reel creation to festival shorts, students and professionals alike are creating animated shorts that are dynamic and eye catching but the time constraints of these shorts are challenging in their own right. The unique format of the animated short of two to five minutes in length presents a practical and aesthetic challenge that is rarely addressed in the classroom. Ideas for the Animated Short is a comprehensive and practical blueprint for creative and unique animated short creation with a focus on the strength of a compelling story. Ideas for the Animated Short is your answer. A comprehensive guide to the animated short, this title is an invaluable asset for aspiring animation professionals, students and independent filmmakers. Explore the process of developing a short from conception to final delivery and adapt the industry's best practices in your own workflow. Written by three leading animators, artists and professors, Ideas for the Animated Short is written from the unique perspective of a professional animator adapting creative stories into incredible animated shorts. . Follow from start to finish the creation of an animated short from the pre-production thought process to story development and character design. Explore the best practices and avoid the common pitfalls of creating two to five minute shorts. Watch a specially created animated short, demonstrating the core techniques and principles at the companion website! Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion website includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With all NEW content on script writing, acting, sound design and visual storytelling as well as stereoscopic 3D storytelling, further enhance your animated shorts and apply the industry best practices to your own projects and workflows. * This unique creative toolkit for idea generation and refinement is short and to the point, focused on the basic principles you need to know * The companion DVD contains professional and student animations (including preparatory sketches and storyboards) to demonstrate effective techniques and imaginative results * Packed with inspirational interviews and behind-the-scenes work from top professionals from Sony, Pixar and Disney
Author: Chris Ware
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
View: 9888In Chris Ware's own words, 'Building Stories follows the inhabitants of a three-flat Chicago apartment house: a thirty-year-old woman who has yet to find someone with whom to spend the rest of her life; a couple who wonder if they can bear each other's company for another minute; and finally an elderly woman who never married and is the building's landlady...' The scope, the ambition, the artistry and emotional heft of this project are beyond anything even Chris Ware has achieved before.
Finding and Building Stories
Author: Karen Sullivan,Gary Schumer,Kate Alexander
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
View: 6620Build your skills in the development of story ideas that will command an audience for your 2-5 minute animated short. Packed with illustrated examples of idea generation, character and story development, acting, dialogue and storyboarding practice this is your conceptual toolkit proven to meet the challenges of this unique art form. The companion DVD includes in-depth interviews with industry insiders, 18 short animations (many with accompanying animatics, character designs and environment designs) and an acting workshop to get your animated short off to a flying start! With Ideas for the Animated Short you'll learn about: Story Background and Theory * Building Better Content * Acting: Exploring the Human Condition * Building Character and Location * Building Story * Dialogue * Storyboarding * Staging
Design Engine Architects
Author: Martin Pearce
View: 7679Buildings tell stories in many ways, and Design Engine Architects believe that architecture is the art of these stories. Building Stories: Design Engine Architects explores this idea through the work of the practice, giving a fascinating insight into its work and the broader concerns and concepts informing the buildings that shape our world. Building Stories will appeal to architects, students and the general reader, and is thoroughly illustrated with photographs, drawings, models and diagrams. The book is structured around thematic chapters that address their concerns and practice, exploring their projects including universities and schools, cultural spaces, offices and houses. It examines the importance of an architect in responding to unique qualities of site and environment, sustainability, the formal language of architecture, and ideas of volume, form and space, whilst addressing the methods through which buildings are realised, and the tactile and visual delight of materials brought together under the passage of light and time.
Bridge-building Stories to Help Reach Your Community
Author: Robert Lewis,Rob Wilkins
View: 2074Now available in paperback. The inspiring story of how a church showed God's love to a dying culture by building bridges to its neighborhood, community, and world.
Author: Stephen Emmitt
View: 1011Approaches this increasingly complex and evolving sector from the different perspectives of key stakeholders. Covers a diverse range of core themes, from managing design information to cultural issues.
Character-Building Stories to Read with Kids Ages 5–8
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 3189Through this collection of heartfelt true stories about family ties, helping neighbors, and lasting friendships, children will see how other kids their age have learned valuable lessons from the choices they've made--and most of all, they will realize that they are not alone.
A Compilation of 7 Short Character Building Stories
Publisher: Partridge Africa
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8399This lovely family-orientated illustrated story book makes the friendly animal characters come alive as they aim to teach children moral values for everyday issues of life. It is a great tool for parents or teachers of young children to teach a valuable lesson in character building and to share those intimate moments with the children they love as they read these exciting animal stories together. The fun animal character stories compiled in this book aim to bring about change in the lives of children through character building and valuable moral lessons taught. The whole writing and illustrating of this book was a true family effort, which in itself encapsulates the essence of the aim for which the stories have been written. I, the author, would like to thank my mother Bernadette and two of my sisters, Jeané and Ronél, for illustrating the stories and giving the characters in this book faces and making them come alive. The approval and encouragement of my nephews and nieces, Josua, Kina, Mizé and Mattias, throughout made the whole writing and illustrating process an enjoyable experience. Great gratitude goes to my parents, John and Bernadette, for loving me and doing an excellent job in raising me my siblings by setting an example with a good foundation of moral values. A big thank you goes to my husband, whom I love dearly, for his unconditional love for me and support in everything I do. And to my two children, Kristen and William, who give me inspiration through the joy they bring and the great love I have for them.
Author: David Mazzucchelli
Publisher: Eichborn Verlag
View: 5143In seinem epischen Meisterwerk über die Suche eines Mannes nach Liebe, dem Sinn des Lebens und perfekten architektonischen Proportionen definiert David Mazzucchelli ein ganzes Genre neu. Asterios Polyp könnte ein glücklicher Mann sein. Er ist ein hoch angesehener Architekt, er unterrichtet an einer ehrwürdigen Uni-versität, und er heiratet die Liebe seines Lebens. Doch Asterios ist auch ein Versager: Keiner seiner ehrgeizigen Entwürfe wurde je gebaut, sie existieren nur auf dem Papier, sein Hochmut macht ihn zu einem einsamen Menschen, seine warmherzige Frau Hana verlässt ihn. Als an seinem 50. Geburtstag seine New Yorker Wohnung in Flammen aufgeht, steht er vor den Trümmern seiner Existenz. Benommen verlässt er die Stadt und heuert irgendwo in einer Kleinstadt als Automechaniker an. Die Menschen dort hätte er früher nur verachtet, jetzt ist er einer von ihnen und sucht, überwältigt von seinen Erinnerungen, nach Erlösung. Und einer zweiten Chance - vielleicht. "Asterios Polyp" ist das Opus magnum eines weltweit bewunderten Comic-Künstlers: ein vielschichtiger Ideenroman, ein faszinierendes Gesamtkunstwerk aus Sprache und Bildern und eine große, berührende Liebesgeschichte.
Aus fünf Jahrhunderten
Author: Frank Kelleter
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3927Die Kindler Klassiker präsentieren in einem Band die wichigen Autoren und Werke einer Nationalliteratur. Auf 600 - 800 Seiten werden sie vorgestell: kurze biografische Skizzen der Autoren und kundige Darstellung der Werke. Alles wie im KLL, nur: eine ganze literarische Welt in einem Band.
A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas
Author: M. Keith Booker
Category: Social Science
View: 7878Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
Drawing Is a Way of Thinking
Author: David M. Ball,Martha B. Kuhlman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 9391The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 Guardian First Book Prize for the genre-defining Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, "Building Stories" and "Rusty Brown."
Author: Isabel Hill
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 8884Rhyming text and photographs of icons on buildings invite the reader to guess what was originally done or made in each building. Includes stories about the buildings and identifies their settings. Simultaneous.
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Ian M. Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 3555“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read forstudents and professionals in the building industry. Thecombination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessibletechnical writing make concepts of green building on paper asintuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts insustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi,President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil “The authors of Green BuildingIllustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented bystraightforward but compelling illustrations describing greenbuilding basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from thedefinition of green building, to details of high performancedesign, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is abook with appeal for all architects and designers, because itaddresses general principles such as holistic and integrateddesign, along with practical realities like affordability andenergy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathwayfor reaching Architecture 2030’s carbonemission reduction targets for the builtenvironment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture2030 “…a neophyte will have a very good overview of allthe factors involved in green building. I see some excellentpedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home EnergyMagazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topicof sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building ConstructionIllustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer agraphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexitiesof sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically.From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover allaspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailedstrategies to design buildings that are substantively green. Thebook begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, thetheories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to acomprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include siteselection, passive design using building shape, water conservation,ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impactmaterials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design andconstruction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsmanFrancis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcherIan M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well asstudents in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students,professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design andconstruction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is aninformative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
40 Faith-Building Stories from Contemporary Christians
Author: Bryant Heflin,Cindy Heflin
Publisher: Kregel Publications
View: 7967Adversity is inevitable. Life guarantees it and the Bible confirms it. Chonda Pierce, Michael W. Smith, and other recognized Christians reveal times when adversity became an invitation from the Great I Am to know Him more.
Author: Linda Karges-Bone
Publisher: In Celebration
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 7605Third book in the seriesDeveloping Character in Christian Kids, this book includes relevant stories that integrate biblical values, along with Scripture, questions for discussion, journal pages, creative learning projects, and more.