Most widely held works by Appleseed Productions
Costume design ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
In interviews with designers, the basic questions of theatrical costume design are addressed. Topic covered include: deciding on the overall costume look, researching periods and styles, choosing colors and textures, source materials, drawing designs, basic patterns, hiring versus making costumes, costume upkeep, simple size alterations, wigs and make-up, period costuming (e.g. Elizabethan, Victorian), accessories, emergency repair kits, technical and dress rehearsals, and budgets. Examples from actual productions are used as illustrations.
Set design ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Discusses many aspects of set design, including production management, supervising construction, creating atmosphere, the relationship between the design elements, lighting, research and visual influences, budget, space limitations, props and the technical rehearsal.
The actor's technique ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Singer/actors, dancer/singers, and actor/dancers talk about their breathing, voice and movement techniques. Methods introduced include Stanislavsky (psychology of character), Suzuki (spatial awareness and movement), Laban (voice and body characterization), Strassberg (American method).
Japan society ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Documentary examines Japanese society, including sports, family life, males and females, courtship, marriage, religion, education, work and government.
Acting for the screen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Working actors discuss the aspects and differences of working in theater, film, and television.
Warm-ups and improvisation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Explains the procedures for warm-ups and their role before rehearsals/performances. Examines improvisations and its role in acting.
Leadership, motivation and communication ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Discusses management styles and the qualities of being a good manager while focusing on leadership, motivation & empowerment, and communication. It also addresses the psychology of working styles and the benefits of teamwork.
The Catholic Church the Catholic mass ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Examines the background and structure of the mass, 20th century reforms, the role of the priest, the Vatican Council and the role of the Pope, symbolism, and the religious calender.
The rehearsal process ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Follows the rehearsal process step by step through the rehearsal schedule. From play readings, 'blocking', run through and adjustments, to 'tech week'-when actors work on the set. And finally the performance.
Behind the mask a study of masks and how to make and use them ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Presents a comprehensive overview of masks: what they are, their origin, design elements, making masks and wearing them. The origins and uses of masks in theaters are discussed, and both professional and student actors are interviewed about using masks in performance. Also, a demonstration of how to make a mask is shown.
Japanese the spoken and written language ( Visual )
in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"Sounds that are unique to Japanese. Inflection within the word and the sentence. Dialects and accents within Japan. Young people's slang. Body language. Common misunderstandings. The evolution of the writing system: hiragana, katakana and kanji - their applications. Calligraphy. Migration of words to and from the language. Male and female use of the language."--Producer.
Italian society ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Introduction to everyday life, religion, and the arts in Italy.
From page to stage ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Playwrights and directors discuss the creative process behind their works, the origins of their ideas, their characters, writing methods etc.
German society ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Addresses German society, media, family life, relationships between children and adults, a typical German dwelling, males and females, marriage, religion, education, apprenticeships, employment, workplace, trade unions, role of government, political parties, and the environment.
The creative team ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
From the early stages of a concept through a finished production, a play is in the hands of a creative team of writers, directors, designers, and actors. This program describes the roles of different company members and features interviews that discuss methods for communicating and realizing ideas.
Culture and cuisine ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Examines contemporary French culture focusing on clothing and style, the artistic heritage of France, and specifically French foods and alcoholic beverages.
Lighting design ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Professional lighting designers discuss the design and placement of lighting in order to create mood and atmosphere. It discusses gobos, gels, and spotlights; explains how to preset cross fading and address the technical dress rehearsal.
Japan history, geography, and commerce ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Documentary traces the history of Japan from ancient and medieval times through the Meiji era of reform and World War II to the post-war reconstruction and economic miracle of the late 20th century. It explores the geography and climate of Japan and looks at its significant role in world commerce. It highlights basic rules and etiquette of doing business in Japan and describes transportation, housing and meals.
Society, culture and cuisine ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
An introduction to everyday life, religion, the arts, and cuisine in China. Contrasts rural life and urban life.
Public speaking getting ready to speak ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Gives tips and advice from public speakers involved in the Toastmasters organization on how to prepare a speech and how to present it.
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