Finish the Script!

A College Screenwriting Course in Book Form

Author: Scott King

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492820864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 391

Writing a screenplay? Learning editing, formatting, and rewriting? This is the book you've been waiting for! Finish The Script! A College Screenwriting Course in Book Form is for beginners and experienced writers alike. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into a book, complete with exercises and sample assignments. Based on actual class lectures, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance in getting a screenplay written.
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FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference

Author: Scott Love,Steve Lane,Bob Bowers

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132713757

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 5864

FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference is the only book on the market expressly focused on describing each calculation formula and how and when to use each one. With this book's real-world, concrete examples of how to use each function, you will go far beyond FileMaker 8's help system. Just as a dictionary helps supplement one's memory, this book is an invaluable companion to users working to develop solutions to their every day software problems.
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3ds Max MAXScript Essentials

Author: Autodesk,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136140379

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 9434

Write your own MAXScript functions and utilities to automate repetitive tasks and create custom tools and UI elements. Beginning with an introduction to essential programming concepts, you learn the MAXScript basics that include cloning objects, MAX commands, toolbar access, picking scene nodes, picking points, and using the mousetrack command and painter interface. Real-world tutorial examples are provided throughout the book to demonstrate how to use the MAXScript techniques in your own production environment.
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Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure

Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More

Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra,Rick Anderson,Mike Wasson

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695695

Category: Computers

Page: 198

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This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
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The Creative Screenwriter

Exercises to Expand Your Craft

Author: Craig Batty,Zara Waldeback

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155192

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 5786

This is a book for aspiring screenwriters who want to establish a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking inspiring exercises to encourage discussion and reflection; and a handbook for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve specific writing problems. It is a book that will help rekindle the creative spark, remind you why you enjoy writing, and create new ways to help you expertly express the stories you want to tell - and sell!
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FileMaker 9 Developer Reference

Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars, with Extensive Custom Function Examples (Adobe Reader)

Author: Bob Bowers,Steve Lane,Scott Love

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132713764

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Maybe you know FileMaker, and you have used it for years, but need a quick reference, immediately accessible while not interrupting your work on screen. This is the only book on the market expressly focused on describing each calculation formula and how and when to use each! Filled with real-world, concrete examples, this book is an invaluable companion to readers working to develop solutions to their every day software problems. Contains hundreds of calculation functions, script steps, and operations that will appeal to every FileMaker user, new and old.
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"It's the Pictures That Got Small"

Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538227

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today.
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Comdex Ielts Study Guide ( W/2 Casettes)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dreamtech Press

ISBN: 9788177224726

Category:

Page: 244

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Comprehensive coverage of all the four test modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Explanation of test module, instructions and exercises with tables, graphs, charts and pictures. An endless scope for practice with cassettes, giving you an exam-hall Experience of the Listening test. An extra set of Listening Module question papers for your practice. Illustrated exactly the same way as you would get it in the test. A whole lot of Practice Tests on all four modules. Answers to all relevant questions
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Learn AppleScript

The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X

Author: Hamish Sanderson,Hanaan Rosenthal,Ian Piper,Barry Wainwright,Emmanuel Levy,Harald Monihart,Craig Williams,Shane Stanley

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430223626

Category: Computers

Page: 1104

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AppleScript is an English-like, easy-to-understand scripting language built into every Mac. AppleScript can automate hundreds of AppleScript-able applications, performing tasks both large and small, complex and simple. Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition has been completely updated for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It's all here, with an emphasis on practical information that will help you solve any automation problem—from the most mundane repetitive tasks to highly integrated workflows of complex systems. Friendly enough for beginners, detailed enough for advanced AppleScripters Includes major contributions from expert AppleScripters: Emmanuel Levy, Harald Monihart, Ian Piper, Shane Stanley, Barry Wainwright, Craig Williams, and foreword by AppleScript inventor, William Cook
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Creating Your World

The Official Guide to Advanced Content Creation for Second Life

Author: Aimee Weber,Kimberly Rufer-Bach,Richard Platel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470171146

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Enrich your virtual existence by mastering the techniques and tactics the experts use to create jaw-dropping SL content—everything from buildings and vehicles to clothing, landscapes, and animations. This official, exclusive guide from a team of Second Life content-creation experts was written with the full support of Linden Lab and features in-depth instructions for creating beautiful content and putting it to work in-world. It’s both a practical, step-by-step guide and a creative session with some of the most artistic and talented minds in the Second Life community. CD included.
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The Illuminati Papers

Author: Robert Anton Wilson

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 1579511597

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 162

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Ia all of history a vast conspiracy? Cosmic joke? Robert Anton Wilson developed the story of the Illuminati, a conspiracy as old as time itself, as a vehicle to amuse and enlighten. His best-selling books, The Illuminati Trilogy and Cosmic Trigger, have delighted readers the world over and made the Illuminati conspiracy the perfect metaphor for our time. In the ILLUMINATI PAPERS, Robert Anton Wilson speaks through characters from his novels and other realities and presents his views on our future way of life. Includes The HEAD Revolution Secrets of Evolution How to Eliminate Stupidity Illuminati Interoffice Memos The Position Papers of Hagbard Celine Economic Liberation The Usual Gang of Lunatics, Mystics, and Characters Clamoring for a New Social Order
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My Boring-Ass Life

Author: Kevin Smith

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1848569408

Category: Humor

Page: 480

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Now revised and updated to include The 'Ins and Outs' of making the movie Zack & Miri, and a new afterword. Anything but boring, Kevin Smith shares his x-rated thoughts in his diary, telling all in his usual candid, heartfelt and irreverent way! Kevin Smith pulls no punches in this hard-hitting, in-your-face exposé of, er, his rather dull and uneventful life... well, not always dull. In between watching his TiVo, he manages to make and release Clerks II, relate the story of his partner-in-crime Jason Mewes' heroin addiction... and get caught stealing donuts from Burt Reynolds. Thrown in are his views on the perils of strip clubs, the drawback of threesomes, the pain of anal fissures, his love-affair with Star Wars and so much more! Adults Only!
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Crafty TV Writing

Thinking Inside the Box

Author: Alex Epstein

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466807598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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A professional TV writer's real-world guide to getting paid to write great television "No need for me to ever write a book on TV writing. Alex Epstein has covered it all . . . along with a few things I wouldn't have thought of. Save yourself five years of rookie mistakes. Crafty TV Writing and talent are pretty much all you'll need to make it." —Ken Levine, writer/producer, MASH, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Becker Everyone watches television, and everyone has an opinion on what makes good TV. But, as Alex Epstein shows in this invaluable guide, writing for television is a highly specific craft that requires knowledge, skill, and more than a few insider's tricks. Epstein, a veteran TV writer and show creator himself, provides essential knowledge about the entire process of television writing, both for beginners and for professionals who want to go to the next level. Crafty TV Writing explains how to decode the hidden structure of a TV series. It describes the best ways to generate a hook, write an episode, create characters the audience will never tire of, construct entertaining dialogue, and use humor. It shows how to navigate the tough but rewarding television industry, from writing your first "spec" script, to getting hired to work on a show, to surviving—even thriving—if you get fired. And it illuminates how television writers think about the shows they're writing, whether they're working in comedy, drama, or "reality." Fresh, funny, and informed, Crafty TV Writing is the essential guide to writing for and flourishing in the world of television.
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Star

The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty

Author: Peter Biskind

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439199800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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In this compulsively readable and constantly surprising book, Peter Biskind, the author of the film classics Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, writes the most intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty. Famously a playboy—he has been linked to costars Natalie Wood, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, and Madonna, among others—Beatty has also been one of the most ambitious and successful stars in Hollywood. Several Beatty films have passed the test of time, from Bonnie and Clyde to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he won the best director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth. Few filmgoers realize that along with Orson Welles, Beatty is the only person ever nominated for four Academy Awards for a single film—and unlike Welles, Beatty did it twice, with Heaven Can Wait and Reds. Biskind shows how Beatty used star power, commercial success, savvy, and charm to bend Hollywood moguls to his will, establishing an unprecedented level of independence while still working within the studio system. Arguably one of the most successful and creative figures in Hollywood over the last few decades, Beatty exercised unique control over his films, often hiring screenwriters out of his own pocket (and frequently collaborating with them), producing, directing, and acting, becoming an auteur before anyone in Hollywood knew what the word meant. In this fascinating biography, the ultimate Hollywood Star comes to life—complete with excesses and achievements—as never before.
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Flavor of the Month

Author: Olivia Goldsmith

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626814376

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The First Wives Club: This novel about an aging actress’s revenge on Hollywood is a “hoot” (Entertainment Weekly). Mary Jane Moran was an ambitious New York stage actress who lost the role of a lifetime and the one man she loved—all because Hollywood thought she was too plain and too old to star in the movies. But M. J. knew what she had inside—she just needed a little help bringing it out. Two years, forty pounds, sixty-seven thousand dollars, and a full round of nips, tucks, lipos, and implants later, the Broadway gypsy moth emerged a gorgeous butterfly with a new name and a new body. The woman now called Jahne Moore was svelte, sexy, and ripe for the big time. Jahne and her two sisters-in-arms—one ruthless LA native and one sweet Texas belle—are making their move on the West Coast. Television’s top creator wants them in the season’s white-hot new series. But as the starlets climb furiously to the top, they struggle to hide the secrets of their pasts. And Jahne Moore must give her most convincing performance ever when the same man who once broke her heart begs her to play a starring role—both in his show and in his life . . . “[A] juicy novel about Hollywood celebrities and secrets.” —Publishers Weekly “Compulsively readable.” —New York Daily News “Delicious and satisfying.” —Detroit Free Press
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Author: Therese Anne Fowler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250028647

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TELEVISION DRAMA Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look closer...and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed. When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner's, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take the rest as it comes. What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein. Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott's, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler's New York Times bestseller brings us Zelda's irresistible story as she herself might have told it.
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Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester

The Definitive Resource

Author: Chip Davis,Daniel Chirillo,Daniel Gouveia,Fariz Saracevic,Jeffrey B. Bocarsley,Larry Quesada,Lee B. Thomas,Marc van Lint

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137036426

Category: Computers

Page: 696

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Praise for Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester The Indispensable Resource for Automated Testing Automated software testing has become a critical exercise, especially for developers utilizing iterative and agile methods. However, to achieve the full benefits of automated testing, teams need a deep understanding of both its principles and their testing tools. If you’re among the thousands of developers using IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT), this book brings together all the insight, examples, and real-world solutions you need to succeed. Eight leading IBM testing experts thoroughly introduce this state-of-the-art product, covering issues ranging from building test environments through executing the most complex and powerful tests. Drawing on decades of experience with IBM Rational testing products, they address both technical and nontechnical challenges and present everything from best practices to reusable code. Coverage Includes Integrating IBM RFT into your development processes Building highly efficient test environments, test harnesses, and test scripts Using RFT Visual Editor to extend testing automation to novice users Mastering basic scripting techniques, from data capture to script synchronization Managing script data using RFT Datapools Efficiently debugging scripts using Eclipse™ or Visual Studio® Managing execution flow: playback settings, logic, error handling, and more Handling domains that are not supported by RFT Using advanced techniques, such as mouse delays and custom verification pointsTesting specialized software, including mainframe, SAP, Siebel, and Adobe® Flex® applications Extending RFT with external libraries Developing RFT support for third-party Java™ or .NET controls Using RFT in both Linux® and Windows® environments Configuring internationalized testing within the RFT framework
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Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4

All-in-one, multi-platform game development

Author: Sue Blackman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249005

Category: Computers

Page: 808

View: 1893

Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4 is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production. This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create interactive games, ideal in scope for today's casual and mobile markets, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design. The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand. In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game—including reusable state management scripts, dialogue trees for character interaction, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map. With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design. By the end of the book, you will be able to actively use the Unity 3D game engine, having learned the necessary workflows to utilize your own assets. You will also have an assortment of reusable scripts and art assets with which to build future games.
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Death Sentence #3

Author: Monty Nero

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1782765697

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

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This issue: Discover what made Monty such a manipulative s**t Ð can he use his powers to climb all the way to the top? Washed-up singer-songwriter Weasel puts in a paternity visit Ð and ends up on the run! Already imprisoned, can VerityÕs Illustratoric side flower in captivity? More importantlyÉ is there a chance that the G+ Virus could be cured? Death Sentence is a critical smash-hit! DonÕt miss your chance to get on board this shocking rollercoaster ride!
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The Fuse #10

Author: Antony Johnston

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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'GRIDLOCK,' Part Four What does terrorism look like on a space station? Klem and Ralph are about to find out -- and so are you. You lucky readers. 'Sets a new standard for the genre.' Comics Alliance
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