The Integrated Voice

A Complete Voice Course for Actors

The Integrated Voice

Includes 110-minute DVD A unique new approach to the understanding and training of the actor's voice. Structured as a series of practical workshops, the book leads you, session by session, through the foundations of release and relaxation, breath and voice support. Later sessions concentrate on developing your stamina and muscularity, deep resonance, and your ability to create and sustain extreme vocal states. The book will help you to develop a voice that is utterly integrated with your body, breath, mind and emotion - and, therefore, with any character or text you are working on. Accompanying the book is a 110-minute DVD, showing many of the exercises and sessions in action, and featuring full-length workouts and warm-ups which you can join in with, to help you prepare your own voice. The result is a systematic and rigorous course to train and improve one of your most important instruments as an actor. It will prove essential reading (and viewing) for students, training actors, working professionals - and their teachers and coaches. "A great cause for celebration... a trustworthy and highly instructive companion to the work that takes place in the studio." Jane Boston, Head of the International Centre for Voice

Reaching the Interactive Customer

Integrated Services for the Digital World

Reaching the Interactive Customer

Predicts how the internet revolution of the past decade will impact and shape the future, tracing how interactivity is evolving and providing business professionals with key information on how to understand the "connected world" of customers, companies, and service providers. Original.

DVD Authoring and Production

An Authoritative Guide to DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, & WebDVD

DVD Authoring and Production

DVD Authoring and Production is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to publishing content in the DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and WebDVD formats. Readers learn everything they need to create, produce, and master DVDs - including a firsthand look at professional production techniques employed in the author's StarGaze DVD. Professionals and aspiring DVD artists alike learn the latest tools and techniques as well as how to succeed in the business realm of the DVD world, including optimal methods of marketing, distributing, and selling.

Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach

Strategic Management Theory: An Integrated Approach

This leading strategy text presents the complexities of strategic management through up-to-date scholarship and hands-on applications. Highly respected authors Charles Hill and Gareth Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including corporate performance, governance, strategic leadership, technology, and business ethics through both theory and case studies. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the Tenth Edition of Strategic Management features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Smart Cinema, DVD Add-Ons and New Audience Pleasures

Smart Cinema, DVD Add-Ons and New Audience Pleasures

Examining post-1990s Indie cinema alongside more mainstream films, Brereton explores the emergence of smart independent sensibility and how films break the classic linear narratives that have defined Hollywood and its alternative 'art' cinema. The work explores how bonus features on contemporary smart films speak to new generational audiences.

Born to Sing

The Vocal Power Method (The Next Generation)

Born to Sing

Fully integrated Cross-referenced Multimedia Program From the authors of the "Born To Sing" series, "Sing Like A Pro" and the "Vocal Power Method". This million seller course gives you step-by-step demonstrations, music tracks to sing with and over 300 song phrases and exercises. "Born To Sing DVD" - illustrating Breathing, Support, Focus, Resonating Sace, Consonants, Volume Control, Vibrato, Placement, Registers, Pop Mix, Classical Mix "TECHNIQUE CD" covers: * Breath support * vibrato * range * resonance * pitch accuracy * falsetto * head voice * chest voice * smoothing out the 'break' between registers * volume control * projection * holding notes & long phrases... and more. "STYLE CD" covers: Pop * Rock * Country * Blues * R&B * Broadway * Phrasing * Improvisation * How to Find your own sound & Personal Style "SUPER VOCALS CD" gives you 'licks' and tricks for every style "SING-AEROBICS CD" - 30 minute daily work-out / High & Low voice - Warm up at home or "on the road". "VIBRAMETRICS CD" - Focus on vibrato training and voice balancing - 27 tracks

Heat Transfer

Thermal Management of Electronics

Heat Transfer

The continuing trend toward miniaturization and high power density electronics results in a growing interdependency between different fields of engineering. In particular, thermal management has become essential to the design and manufacturing of most electronic systems. Heat Transfer: Thermal Management of Electronics details how engineers can use intelligent thermal design to prevent heat-related failures, increase the life expectancy of the system, and reduce emitted noise, energy consumption, cost, and time to market. Appropriate thermal management can also create a significant market differentiation, compared to similar systems. Since there are more design flexibilities in the earlier stages of product design, it would be productive to keep the thermal design in mind as early as the concept and feasibility phase. The author first provides the basic knowledge necessary to understand and solve simple electronic cooling problems. He then delves into more detail about heat transfer fundamentals to give the reader a deeper understanding of the physics of heat transfer. Next, he describes experimental and numerical techniques and tools that are used in a typical thermal design process. The book concludes with a chapter on some advanced cooling methods. With its comprehensive coverage of thermal design, this book can help all engineers to develop the necessary expertise in thermal management of electronics and move a step closer to being a multidisciplinary engineer.

Your Voice is Your Business

Your Voice is Your Business

Your Voice is Your Business combines the latest in voice research and technology with the most powerful and state-of-the-art presentation skills and methods. The result is an integrated and comprehensive approach to connecting the technically-based aspects of voice production with an applied, skill-based grasp of interpersonal effectiveness. The book will serve as both a practical handbook and a fully realized resource on human vocal production in real world settings. Relevant techniques of positioning, gesture, and paraverbals (non-verbals) are incorporated in the study of successful voice presentation. An accompanying DVD illustrates the concepts and corrective measures in an incisive and powerful way. Readers will find references to relevant scenes in the DVD throughout the text. The DVD allows readers to review and practice elements being discussed.

The Complete Musician

An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Analysis, and Listening

The Complete Musician

Bringing together the analytical, aural, and tactile activities that comprise a tonal theory curriculum, The Complete Musician, Second Edition, relies on a diverse repertoire and innovative exercises to explicitly connect theory (writing and analysis), skills (singing, playing, and dictation), and music-making outside the theory class. It provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of writing, analyzing, hearing, singing, and playing tonal harmony and enables them to understand the most important musical forms. Features of the Second Edition: * Enhanced and supplemented by five music DVDs--two packaged with the text, two with Student Workbook I, and one with Student Workbook II. These DVDs contain a total of more than sixteen hours of high-quality recorded examples--from solo piano to full orchestra--of the examples and exercises in the text and workbooks, performed by soloists and ensembles from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, examples and exercises are included on the DVDs in downloadable MP3 format. * Significantly revised in order to improve general ordering between large topics (for example, the pre-dominant function is introduced earlier) and organization within chapters (particularly in Parts 1-4) * Offers new topics and expansions: a new chapter (16) devoted exclusively to the motive; new sections on analytical decision-making through Gestalt techniques (Chapters 2 and 7); lead sheet notation (Chapter 6); harmonizing florid melodies (beginning in Chapter 9); and an expanded section on musical texture and harmonic analysis (Chapter 6) * Introduces numerous analyses throughout the book, including thirteen "Model Analysis" sections, that provide extended analyses of canonical pieces * Includes more than 200 new examples, many from wind and brass literature * Explanations and definitions have been carefully revised for clarity, with added summary charts and step-by-step procedures * Offers new types of exercises--in both the text and in the workbooks--including exercises for single-line instrumentalists, listening exercises, and more graduated exercises * Workbook exercises are now structured in a consistent format of discrete assignments (four to eight assignments per chapter) that usually fit on one or two sheets of paper for ease in handing in to the instructor. Each assignment contains a variety of exercises, crafted for students with a wide range of abilities. Supplementary exercises are also included for further practice. * Expanded Instructor's Manual adds model solutions for more than 200 analysis and part writing exercises; each chapter includes teaching guidelines and supplementary analytical, dictation, playing, and writing exercises