MasterClass - Danny Elfman Teaches Music for Film [Video]
22 November 2019, 10:08
MP4, AVC, 960x540, 24 fps | AAC, 2 Ch | 3h 9m | + PDF Workbook | 2.44GB
With his first soundtrack for Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Oingo Boingo founder Danny Elfman went from playing rock and new wave to trying out his own new adventure: creating film scores. Since then, he’s crafted soundtracks for more than 100 films.
His composer-director collaborations with Tim Burton continued, and Danny is now recognized as one of the most versatile and accomplished composers in the entertainment business. He’s landed four Oscar nominations so far, and he wrote the iconic theme music for the television series The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives. Now he’s teaching you how he conjures up music to match and elevate a story.
In Danny’s MasterClass, learn his unconventional approach to the art and craft of film composition. Danny will walk you through his eclectic creative process, from starting a new project and staying on track to finding sound inspiration and working through creative insecurity. Learn his techniques for building out a soundtrack, finding your theme and melody, interpreting a director’s vision, and making templates. Join Danny in his music studio, and discover how to work through the chaos of ideas to create sounds that are truly unique.
In this online class, you’ll learn about:
- Writing feature film scores
- Dealing with insecurity and following your instinct
- Organizing creative projects
- Storytelling through sound
- Capturing the tone of a story
- Spotting sessions
- Creating themes and melodies
- Building templates
- Working with directors
Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond: The Complete Series [PDF]
22 November 2019, 02:10
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781452147321 | 396.86MB
In two parts, the book follows the story of the South, where kings and queens battle for the Iron Throne, and of the North, where the White Walkers and their army of the dead gather.
Covering all eight seasons of the show, this definitive guide is a must-have companion for every Game of Thrones fan.
- Filled with bold infographics and illuminating timelines
- Features original essays that unpack 8-season-long plot lines and character arcs
- Stunning photography featuring the show's characters
Packed with original art, photography, essays, illustrations, and infographics, this volume grants devout fans access into the world of Game of Thrones.
The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:09
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781526749000 | 2.49MB
A wall in the distant north cuts the world in two. Ruthless seaborne warriors raid the coasts from their war galleys, yearning to regain lost glories. A young nobleman and his kin are slaughtered under a banner of truce within a mighty castle. A warrior king becomes a legend when he smites his foe with one swing of his axe during a nation-forging battle. Yet this isn’t Westeros – it’s Scotland.
Game of Thrones is history re-imagined as fantasy; The History Behind Game of Thrones turns the tables, using George R. R. Martin’s extraordinary fictional universe as a way to understand the driving forces and defining moments from Scotland’s story. Why were castles so important? Was there a limit to the powers a medieval king could use – or abuse? What was the reality of being under siege? Was there really anything that can compare to the destructive force of dragons? By joining forces, Westeros and Scotland hold the answers.
Writer and presenter David C. Weinczok draws on a vast array of characters, events, places, and themes from Scottish history that echo Game of Thrones at every dramatic turn. Visit the castle where the real Red Wedding transpired, encounter the fearsome historical tribes beyond Rome’s great wall, learn how a blood-red heart became the most feared sigil in Scotland, and much more.
By journey’s end, the cogs in the wheels of Martin’s world and Scottish history will be laid bare, as well as the stories of those who tried to shape – and sometimes even break – them.
The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones [Audiobook]
22 November 2019, 02:08
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11h 15m | 309.98MB
The everything-you-missed, wanted-to-know-more-about, and can't-get-enough guide to the Game of Thrones television series - from the first episode to the epic finale. Valar morghulis!
There may be no happy endings, but there is plenty to discover and obsess over in this behind-the-scenes fan guide to the Game of Thrones HBO series.
Did the show affect George R.R. Martin's ability to finish the book series? How did the show's composer foreshadow the series' end from the first note of the theme song? Why were the Stark direwolves all but cut from the show? Why did Ed Sheeran make a cameo in season seven? Who lives? Who dies?
Kim Renfro, entertainment correspondent for Insider and a huge GOT fan, goes deep into the show and the world of Westeros - from Winterfell to the White Walkers. Spanning every episode across all eight seasons, The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones explains scenes that don't follow Martin's books, and sheds new light on the themes, storylines, character development, the meaning of the finale, and what fans can expect next.
Entertaining, informative, and perfect for everyone who made Game of Thrones the most popular and talked-about HBO show ever, The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones is the perfect companion for watching and rewatching the series. Winter is coming....
Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:06
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781982105471 | 4.74MB
Brimming with interesting facts and surprising anecdotes, this scientific and cultural history opens our eyes to the wonders of one of nature’s most delicate, delightful, and deadly phenomena: SNOW! Perfect for fans of The Hidden Life of Trees and Rain.
Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more.
Whittell also uncovers compelling mysteries of this miraculous substance, such as why avalanches happen, how snow saved a British prime minister’s life, where the legend of the yeti comes from, and the terrifying truth behind the opening ceremony of the 1960 winter Olympics.
Filled with in-depth research and whip-smart prose, Snow is an eye-opening and charming book that illuminates one of the most magnificent wonders of nature.
The Problem Isn't Their Paycheck: How to Attract Top Talent and Build a Thriving Company Culture [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:04
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781544505435 | 2.37MB
We've been made to believe that money is the ultimate motivator. We think that businesses who have high-end compensation packages attract the best talent and that well-compensated employees will be high performers and stay content.
The stats and scientifically-proven data say otherwise. Top talent and the highest producing employees desire three things other than money, and in The Problem Isn't Their Paycheck, Grant Botma reveals what those forces are and how to easily implement them so you can hire right and lead better.
For Business Owners
If you're an entrepreneur who's spending too much time working in your business, this book will allow you to finally start working on your business. Grant Botma shows you how to transform your hiring and management practices to build a thriving team of top performers that will handle the day-to-day tasks so you can have freedom and deliver value to the business in ways nobody else can.
For People Desiring Great Employment
If you're a talented employee who's looking for more-fulfilling employment, this book will help you articulate exactly what you want from your next employer. That way you can find a great company and confidently pursue a change.
The Science of Fortnite: The Real Science Behind the Weapons, Gadgets, Mechanics, and More [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:02
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510749627 | 1.74MB
Discover the science behind the Fortnite phenomenon!
Drawing in more than a hundred million players in its first year of existence, Fortnite's crazy mix of intense combat, wild weapons, innovative construction mechanics, and eccentric environments has made it one of the most popular online video games in the world. A perfect gift for any Fortnite fan, The Science of Fortnite addresses more than fifty topics that span the entire Fortnite universe! This book includes scientific discussions of many of Fortnite’s most interesting gameplay details, including:
- The island
- The battle bus
- The storm
This book will discuss how many of the game’s most fantastical weapons might actually work, how the player-made structures would or wouldn’t stand up to the stress of battle, and what the deal is with that huge purple storm! Whether you’re a fan of Battle Royale, Save the World, or Creative play, The Science of Fortnite will entertain and enlighten you with the scientific truths behind this amazing game.
The Science of Why, Volume 4: Answers to Questions About Science Facts, Fables, and Phenomena [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:00
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781982130893 | 15.6MB
Back by popular demand: a brand-new volume of science queries, quirks, and quandaries in the mega-bestselling Science of Why series, sure to enlighten and entertain readers of all ages.
Have you ever wondered why we close our eyes when we sneeze? Or how far underground things can live? Or if there’s a way to choose the fastest lineup at the grocery store?
Yes? Then fasten your seat belts! Bestselling author Jay Ingram is here to take you on a rollercoaster ride through science’s most perplexing puzzles. From the age-old mysteries that have fascinated us to the pressing unknowns about our future and all the everyday wonderings in-between, Jay answers questions that confound and dumbfound, such as:
- Why do zebras have stripes?
- How many universes might there be?
- Can we live for 200 years?
...along with everything you ever wanted to know about alien civilizations, photographic memories, nanobots, poop, and (conveniently) toilet paper.
Bursting with laugh-out-loud illustrations, jaw-dropping marvels, and head-scratching science fictions, The Science of Why, Volume 4 will give readers of all stripes a real thrill.
Yoga for the Inflexible Male: A How-To Guide [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:00
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781984856944 | 84.51MB
A yoga book for the chronically inflexible, with practical, down-to-earth advice for weekend warriors, aging athletes, and anyone else who could benefit from a bit more flexibility in their lives.
The benefits of yoga--greater strength, flexibility, and presence of mind--are for anyone, no matter their skill level. But most classes don't feel that way if you're a first-timer--or an inflexible male. Enter Yoga for the Inflexible Male, a welcoming and humorous guide for people of all stripes that gives three vetted hour-long yoga routines, each with roughly a dozen yoga poses. The poses are illustrated and described in depth, and each one contains variations so that they are accessible to anyone, no matter their flexibility. The back of the book also has sequences geared for practitioners of specific sports, like running, biking, climbing, and so on. As more and more men are encouraged to increase their flexibility, the health advantages of yoga are no longer beyond their reach.
Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of 'Moby-Dick' [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 01:58
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780226514963 | 14.47MB
Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea. Yet Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Dillard avers Moby-Dick is the “best book ever written about nature,” and nearly the entirety of the story is set on the waves, with scarcely a whiff of land. In fact, Ishmael’s sea yarn is in conversation with the nature writing of Emerson and Thoreau, and Melville himself did much more than live for a year in a cabin beside a pond. He set sail: to the far remote Pacific Ocean, spending more than three years at sea before writing his masterpiece in 1851.
A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, Ahab’s Rolling Sea is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville’s novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatross, and sharks, Richard J. King examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mid-1800s, exploring how and why Melville might have twisted what was known to serve his fiction. King then climbs to the crow’s nest, setting Melville in the context of the American perception of the ocean in 1851—at the very start of the Industrial Revolution and just before the publication of On the Origin of Species. King compares Ahab’s and Ishmael’s worldviews to how we see the ocean today: an expanse still immortal and sublime, but also in crisis. And although the concept of stewardship of the sea would have been entirely foreign, if not absurd, to Melville, King argues that Melville’s narrator Ishmael reveals his own tendencies toward what we would now call environmentalism.
Featuring a coffer of illustrations and an array of interviews with contemporary scientists, fishers, and whale watch operators, Ahab’s Rolling Sea offers new insight not only into a cherished masterwork and its author but also into our evolving relationship with the briny deep—from whale hunters to climate refugees.