Practice Makes Perfect Complete French Grammar
by Annie Heminway
Build your confidence in your French skills with practice, practice, practice!
From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of French grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of French as it’s really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats–including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing–perfect for whatever your learning style.
Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes:
- Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up
- Advice on how to avoid common mistakes
- A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks
Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on French grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak French the way the native speakers do.
French Three Years
by Gail Stein
by Michael Rabiger, Mick Hurbis-Cherrier
This comprehensive manual has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career.
Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. The core of the book is the human, psychological, and technical knowledge that every director needs, the enduring elements of the craft that remain vital.
Directing also provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors and principle crew to achieve personally expressive storytelling and professionalism on any budget.
Directing explores in detailed and applicable terms how to engage with the conceptual and authorial sides of filmmaking. Its eminently practical tools and exercises show how to: discover your artistic identity; develop credible and compelling stories with your cast and crew; and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style.
The companion website includes teaching notes, dozens of practical hands-on projects and film study activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills, film analysis questionnaires, and all the essential production forms and logs.
New to the fifth edition
* Virtually every chapter has been revised, updated, and re-organized for a streamlined and integrated approach.
* Expanded sections on the basics of drama, including thorough analyses of recent films
* Discussions of the director’s approach to script analysis and development
* New discussion exploring the elements of naturalistic and stylistic aesthetic approaches.
* New discussion on the narrative power of lighting and the lens – including many recent film examples for shot size, perspective, focus and exposure
* Greater emphasis on the implications of composition, mise-en-scène, continuity shooting and editing, long take shooting, point-of-view sequences, and camera handling
* Expanded discussion of collaboration between the director and principle creative crew
* Updated coverage of workflow and comparative advantages to digital or film acquisition
* New section on film production safety, set protocol and etiquette
by Shane Harris
The United States military views cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and the CIAfield teams of hackers who launch cyber strikes against enemy targets and amass staggering quantities of personal information on all of us. These same virtual warriors, along with a growing band of private-sector counterparts, are charged with defending us against the vast array of criminals, terrorists, and foreign governments who attack us with ever-increasing frequency and effectiveness.
Shane Harris infiltrates the frontlines of this fifth domain, explaining how and why government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a more penetrating and unnerving view of this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, he details the welter of opportunities and threats that the mushrooming military-Internet complex poses for our personal freedoms, our economic security, and the future of our nation.