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Ideologies of the Real in Title Sequences, Motion Graphics and Cinema

Ideologies of the Real in Title Sequences, Motion Graphics and Cinema

1st Edition

Michael Betancourt
August 20, 2019

This book explores the question of realism in motion pictures. Specifically, it explores how understanding the role of realism in the history of title sequences in film can illuminate discussions raised by the advent of digital cinema. Ideologies of the Real in Title Sequences, Motion Graphics and...

Creating Dialogue for TV Screenwriters Talk Television

Creating Dialogue for TV Screenwriters Talk Television

1st Edition

Monika Bednarek
January 29, 2019

As entertaining as it is enlightening, Creating Dialogue for TV: Screenwriters Talk Television presents interviews with five Hollywood professionals who talk about all things related to dialogue – from naturalistic style to the building of characters to swearing and dialect. Screenwriters/...

Typography and Motion Graphics: The 'Reading-Image'

Typography and Motion Graphics: The 'Reading-Image'

1st Edition

Michael Betancourt
November 29, 2018

In his latest book, Michael Betancourt explores the nature and role of typography in motion graphics as a way to consider its distinction from static design using the concept of the ‘reading-image’ to model the ways that motion typography dramatizes the process of reading and audience recognition ...

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. Courting Hollywood

Film & TV Tax Incentives in the U.S. Courting Hollywood

1st Edition

Glenda Cantrell, Daniel Wheatcroft
March 20, 2018

Entertainment tax incentives are one of the greatest tools in the arsenal of filmmaking. They pay a portion of production expenditures back to the filmmaker, while creating powerful economic engines for the states who implement them properly. They are high in the list of considerations for ...

Open Space New Media Documentary A Toolkit for Theory and Practice

Open Space New Media Documentary A Toolkit for Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Patricia R. Zimmermann, Helen De Michiel
November 30, 2017

Open Space New Media Documentary examines an emerging and significant area of documentary practice in the twenty-first century: community-based new media documentary projects that move across platforms and utilize participatory modalities. The book offers an innovative theorization of these ...

Title Sequences as Paratexts Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation

Title Sequences as Paratexts Narrative Anticipation and Recapitulation

1st Edition

Michael Betancourt
November 02, 2017

In his third book on the semiotics of title sequences, Title Sequences as Paratexts, theorist Michael Betancourt offers an analysis of the relationship between the title sequence and its primary text—the narrative whose production the titles credit. Using a wealth of examples drawn from across film...

Semiotics and Title Sequences Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

Semiotics and Title Sequences Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

1st Edition

Michael Betancourt
January 27, 2017

Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning...

Synchronization and Title Sequences Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

Synchronization and Title Sequences Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

1st Edition

Michael Betancourt
May 17, 2017

Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to organize their ...

The Screenwriters Taxonomy A Roadmap to Collaborative Storytelling

The Screenwriters Taxonomy A Roadmap to Collaborative Storytelling

1st Edition

Eric R. Williams
September 14, 2017

In The Screenwriters Taxonomy, award-winning screenwriter and educator Eric R. Williams offers a new collaborative approach for creative storytellers to recognize, discuss and reinvent storytelling paradigms. Williams presents seven different aspects of storytelling that can be applied to any ...

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