Storytelling Art and Technique

Author: Ellin Greene
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313078610
Format: PDF, Docs
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Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.


Author: Augusta Baker
Publisher: New York : Bowker
Format: PDF, Docs
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Surveys the history of storytelling as practiced in United States libraries and offers practical guidelines for selecting material, preparing oneself and one's audience, presenting stories, planning programs, and meeting the needs of handicapped children

Visual Storytelling

Author: Tony C. Caputo
ISBN: 9780823003174
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A veteran comic book publisher demonstrates everything aspiring visual media artists need to know about sequential art, covering each stage of the production process, the basics of figure drawing and anatomy, and the essential of page composition, layout, and design. Original.

How to Draw Noir Comics

Author: Shawn Martinbrough
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0823024067
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the techniques needed to draw noir comics such as creating mood, staging action, working with a script, characters, and lightning.

The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction

Author: Areti Dragas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1623561949
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Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.

Storytelling in Film and Television

Author: Kristin Thompson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674010635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Derided as simple, dismissed as inferior to film, famously characterized as a vast wasteland, television nonetheless exerts an undeniable, apparently inescapable power in our culture. The secret of television's success may well lie in the remarkable narrative complexities underlying its seeming simplicity, complexities Kristin Thompson unmasks in this engaging analysis of the narrative workings of television and film. After first looking at the narrative techniques the two media share, Thompson focuses on the specific challenges that series television presents and the tactics writers have devised to meet them--tactics that sustain interest and maintain sense across multiple plots and subplots and in spite of frequent interruptions as well as weeklong and seasonal breaks. Beyond adapting the techniques of film, Thompson argues, television has wrought its own changes in traditional narrative form. Drawing on classics of film and television, as well as recent and current series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, and The Simpsons, she shows how adaptations, sequels, series, and sagas have altered long-standing notions of closure and single authorship. And in a comparison of David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, she asks whether there can be an "art television" comparable to the more familiar "art cinema."

Directing the Story

Author: Francis Glebas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136138692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.

Storytelling for Young Adults

Author: Gail De Vos
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089039
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover tales that teens love to hear and perform. This guide suggests hundreds of smart, colorful tales, complete with brief plot summaries and bibliographic information.