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Acting for the Screen

Author : Mary Lou Belli
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Acting for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors, exploring the business side of screen acting. In this book, over thirty show business professionals dispel myths about the industry and provide practical advice on topics such as how to break into the field, how to develop, nurture, and navigate business relationships, and how to do creative work under pressure. Readers will also learn about the entrepreneurial expectations in relation to the internet and social media, strategies for contending with the emotional highs and lows of acting, and money management while pursuing acting as a profession. Written for undergraduates and graduates studying Acting for Screen, aspiring professional actors, and working actors looking to reinvent themselves, Acting for the Screen provides readers with a wealth of first-hand information that will help them create their own opportunities and pursue a career in show business.

Screen Acting

Author : Peter Kramer
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While not everyone would agree with Alfred Hitchcock's notorious remark that 'actors are cattle', there is little understanding of the work film actors do. Yet audience enthusiasm for, or dislike of, actors and their style of performance is a crucial part of the film-going experience. Screen Acting discusses the development of film acting, from the stylisation of the silent era, through the naturalism of Lee Strasberg's 'Method', to Mike Leigh's use of improvisation. The contributors to this innovative volume explore the philosophies which have influenced acting in the movies and analyse the styles and techniques of individual filmmakers and performers, including Bette Davis, James Mason, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Freeman. There are also interviews with working actors: Ian Richardson discusses the relationship between theatre, film and television acting; Claire Rushbrook and Ron Cook discuss theri work with Mike Leigh, and Helen Shaver discusses her work with the critic Susan Knobloch.

Actors on Acting for the Screen

Author : Doug Tomlinson
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

On Screen Acting

Author : Edward Dmytryk
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With On Screen Acting, director Edward Dmytryk and actress Jean Porter Dmytryk offer a lively dialogue between director and actress about the principles and practice of screen acting for film and television. Informal and anecdotal in style, the book spans auditioning, casting, rehearsal, and on-set techniques, and will be of interest to both aspiring and working actors and directors. Originally published in 1984, this reissue of Dmytryk’s classic acting book includes a new critical introduction by Paul Thompson, as well as chapter lessons, discussion questions, and exercises.

Screen Acting

Author : Brian Adams
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Secrets of Screen Acting

Author : Patrick Tucker
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When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle and actors must 'fit' into the frame. Based on a revolutionary non-Method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer--anyone working in front of the cameras--gives excellent performances on screen. Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there towards the real. His step-by-step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested Screen Acting Checklist. As well as being completely updated to cover new techniques, film references and insights, this third edition now includes a set of Film Clip Time Codes for each film. These not only itemise the films discussed in each chapter, but also pinpoint the precise moments where each example can be found so that students, teachers, and professional actors can refer to them quickly and easily.

Film and Television Acting

Author : Ian J. Bernard
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Ian Bernard analyses the differences between theatre, film and television acting, providing the student or theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition from stage to on-camera work.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Author : Patrick Tucker
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Secrets of Screen Acting, the first book of its kind, introduces both beginners and professionals alike to the art of on-screen acting. Patrick Tucker makes the distinction between acting for the stage and for the screen, explaining that the actor, instead of starting with what is real and trying to portray that on screen, should work with the realities of the shoot itself. Tucker has developed several screen acting courses, and this book is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field. Containing over 50 exercises, this book leads the reader step-by-step through the elements of effective screen acting.

A Screen Acting Workshop

Author : Mel Churcher
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A comprehensive training course in screen acting by an internationally renowned teacher and acting coach who has worked with actors of all backgrounds and experience - from drama school students at the start of their careers to Hollywood stars, including Daniel Craig, Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley. Mel Churcher has developed a series of five workshops which take actors step by step through the process of creating, developing and delivering assured performances on screen. Accompanied by a unique 90-minute DVD showing all the work in action, this book builds on these workshops and lets you progress through them at your own pace: - Workshop 1: Keeping the Life encourages you to find what is unique about yourself and how you can preserve this vitality when acting on screen - Workshop 2: Inhabiting the Role focuses on the emotional and psychological steps required in preparing your performance - Workshop 3: The Physical Life introduces a series of practical exercises to develop the physicality and imagination of the actor - Workshop 4: Through the Eye of the Camera explains the technical skills you must master to act in front of a lens - Workshop 5: Off to Work We Go covers how to prepare for auditions and then how to handle specific challenges when you get the job Each exercise, technique and tip is vividly illustrated on the DVD by footage from the author's actual workshops. The result is a vital masterclass in every aspect of acting on screen. Foreword by Jeremy Irons. ‘When the whole business seems to have gone loopy, dip into Mel Churcher's book; somehow she always makes sense.' Bob Hoskins

Screen acting

Author : M. Marsh
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From Stage to Screen

Author : Bill Britten
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The camera enables us to see right into a character's soul, revealing his or her innermost thoughts and emotions. Screen acting requires a more rigorously truthful and spontaneous performance than the stage, as well as very different technical expertise. From Stage to Screen is a handbook for the professional actor packed with advice on how to make the transition and fully prepare for a TV or film role. The book is divided into three sections: the first examines the relationship between the actor and the camera and how it differs from that of a performer with a stage audience; the second addresses the technical skills the screen actor needs in order to work as part of a large collaborative team and 'make the shot work'; and the third explores the very different experience of an actor working on a screen project, including getting the job, how to prepare properly, what to expect and how to manage the whole process, from casting through to ADR, in order to deliver the very best work.

A Life coaching Approach to Screen Acting

Author : Daniel Dresner
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Combining life-coaching and screen-acting tools and techniques in one accessible handbook, this guide empowers actors to overcome personal inhibitions and approach their work, characters and careers with the assuredness to produce powerful, real and believable acting on screen. Structured to build confidence and understanding of yourself before you take on the role of someone else, this book offers the tools and techniques to give you the necessary conviction and self-assurance to perform uninhibited. Dresner then examines essential elements of a screen actor's craft, such as emotions, imagination, nerves, focus, listening, improvisation and line-learning. Published in partnership with The Actor's Centre, the book includes online videos of coaching sessions with professional actors and is ideal for readers and teachers looking to replicate the method in their own training.

Film and Television Acting

Author : Ian Bernard
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Film and Television Acting offers solid techniques for creating a natural, believable performance for film and television. The reader will discover techniques for listening and reacting, blocking and business, character, focus, the closeup, and comedy as they pertain to acting in front of a camera. The book analyzes the differences between theatre, film, and television acting, providing the theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated. The book contains numerous scenes and exercises, including sample scenes from Cheers and Seinfeld, which provide the reader with ways to practice the specific techniques outlined by the author. Included are interviews with well-know actors and directors: Don Murray, Norman Jewison, and Emmy award winner, Glenn Jordan, to name a few. These interviews illustrate how the professionals apply their training and technique to filmed performances. There is also a chapter-length interview with John Lithgow, in which the actor provides a first-hand account of the differences of acting for the theatre and for the camera.

Film Theory and Criticism

Author : Leo Braudy
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Acting Jewish

Author : Henry Bial
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The Actor s Choice

Author : Thomas W. Babson
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Actor's Choice teaches how to create a subtle, believable performance without rehearsal and preparation time.

The Art of American Screen Acting 1912 1960

Author : Dan Callahan
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Some people claim that audiences go to the movies for the genre. Others say they go for the director. But most really go to see their favorite actors and actresses. This book explores the work of many of classic Hollywood's influential stars, such as James Cagney, Bette Davis, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. These so-called "pre-Brando" entertainers, often dismissed as old fashioned, were part of an explosion of talent that ran from the late 1920s through the early 1950s. The author analyzes their compelling styles and their ability to capture audiences.

Lessons

Author : Tom Isbell
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This book is meant to improve your acting skills by developing your awareness as an actor "€" awareness both of yourself and those around you. By understanding what is worth pursuing, what is worth remembering and what is worth letting go, you can acquire knowledge about acting which will increase your skill level. This book is a series of 100 plain-speaking, highly readable lessons that convey the big and little truths of acting. Divided into 5 sections "€" Approach, Fundamentals, Classes and Rehearsals, Performance, and Final Lessons "€" Isbell presents this as a true acting book that focuses on allowing the natural artist to evolve, grow and mature, finding his or her own voice. If you're new to acting, these 100 lessons should provide a foundation on which you can build your acting life. If you've been acting for a while, these lessons should confirm what you already know deep within you, but perhaps haven't yet voiced.

Acting For Film

Author : Mel Churcher
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The author uses her wide experience as an acting and voice coach an major movies to offer insights into the film acting process. She provides tasks, techniques and tips that are designed specifically for film: there's advice to make the first-time film actor feel at home on set, tips on the casting process, how to cope with auditions, on-camera techniques, schedules and shooting order, as well as specific advice from film crews to help an actor's performance. This practical workbook combines exercises and anecdotes in an informal and accessible style, making it the indispensable guide for anyone wishing to light up the silver screen.

The Actor s Image

Author : Jean Sabatine
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