A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have always been reduced to a list of producer and sample credits, a publicity photo or two, and some hastily composed shout-outs. That’s a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PE’s It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De La’s 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). A longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation, Brian Coleman fills this void, and delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form. The format: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the original sources. Performers, producers, DJs, and b-boys–including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef–step to the mic to talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats, beefs, and surprises that went into making each classic record. Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out food–all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon. Insightful, raucous, and addictive, Check the Technique transports you back to hip-hop’s golden age with the greatest artists of the ’80s and ’90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax. “Brian Coleman’s writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.” –Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop “All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.” –DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz “A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.” –Ronin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel
The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor. This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as "Farenheit 9/11" and "The Fog of War" as examples.
A Novel Delving Into the Mysterious Realm of the Subconscious Mind
Author: Robert Cornelius
My book is a culmination of fifteen years of research and field study in an area that not many people are aware of, that being the subconscious mind. Instead of writing another non-fiction, how-to-book, I decided to convey all the experiences I had attained and all the knowledge I had acquired by incorporating them into an autobiographical novel. The information that is offered in my book is done in such a manner that the reader is not only entertained, but more importantly, enlightened toward understanding how to make life a little much easier and satisfying by utilizing a method I have coined "The Technique." Through the use of flash-backs and descriptive narrative, the storyline follows best-selling novelist John Templeton as he embarks upon an adventurous 10-day writing odyssey by delving into the inner world of subconscious awareness and creative intelligence, searching for the elusive fulfillment toward achieving true mental, physical and emotional well-being, harmony and balance. What he discovers along this rare and unusual journey is the very heart of the novel which is divided into 3 parts: Books 1,2 and 3, Book 1 focuses on terminology, book 2 in character development, while book 3 encompasses methodology, all woven into one neat package.
Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can help. Packed with practical guidelines and instructions that are sure to break you out of your rut and breathe new life into your work, this classic guide is a must-read for aspiring novelists and short-story writers.
The Technique of the Novel: the Elements of the Art, their Evolution and Present Use by Charles F. Horne. CONTENTS: PART I: The Origin of the Novel: The Beginnings of Story Building, The Elements of the Novel, The Egyptian Tales, The Greek Romances, The Mediaeval Conglomerates, The Modern Novel -- PART II: The Development of the Modern Novel: The Recent Study of Story Building, Plot, Movtive and Versimilitude, Character, Emotion, Background, Style, Conclusion -- Appendix -- Index. Reproduction of 1908 Edition.
This text offers an exposition of the essential features of the system of technical instruction pursued by Joseph Joachim (1831-1907). Discusses tone formation and production, attitude, and position of the body, arms, hands, and more.
Pseudodifferential operators arise naturally in a solution of boundary problems for partial differential equations. The formalism of these operators serves to make the Fourier-Laplace method applicable for nonconstant coefficient equations. This book presents the technique of pseudodifferential operators and its applications, especially to the Dirac theory of quantum mechanics. The treatment uses 'Leibniz formulas' with integral remainders or as asymptotic series. While a pseudodifferential operator is commonly defined by an integral formula, it also may be described by invariance under action of a Lie group. The author discusses connections to the theory of C*-algebras, invariant algebras of pseudodifferential operators under hyperbolic evolution, and the relation of the hyperbolic theory to the propagation of maximal ideals. The Technique of Pseudodifferential Operators will be of particular interest to researchers in partial differential equations and mathematical physics.