Search results for: the-art-of-film-acting

The Art of Film Acting

Author : Jeremiah Comey
File Size : 55.26 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 976
Read : 1193
Download »
This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book give readers an easy resource for practicing the principles outlined. The Art of Film Acting applies a classic stage acting method (Stanislavsky) to the more intimate medium of performing before a camera, teaching readers to experience an emotion rather than to indicate it.

Figures of Light

Author : Carole Zucker
File Size : 75.38 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 799
Read : 1012
Download »

Film Technique and Film Acting The Cinema Writings of V I Pudovkin

Author : V. I. Pudovkin
File Size : 50.40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 314
Read : 1035
Download »
FILM TECHNIQUE AND FILM ACTING- The Cinema Writings of V. I. PUDOVKIN. Contents include: CONTENTS FILM TECHNIQUE A separate table of contents for FILM ACTING appears at the beginning of that volume. INTRODUCTION BY LEWIS JACOBS iii INTRODUCTION TO THE GERMAN EDITION . . xiii I. THE FILM SCENARIO AND ITS THEORY FOREWORD 1 PART I. THE SCENARIO .... 3 The meaning of the shooting-script The construction of the scenarioThe theme The action-treatment of the theme Conclusion. PART H. THE PLASTIC MATERIAL . . 26 The simplest specific methods of shooting-Method of treatment of the material struc tural-editing Editing of the scene Editing of the sequence Editing of the Scenario-Editing as an instrument of impression rela tional editing. II. FILM DIRECTOR AND FILM MATERIAL PART I. THE PECULIARITIES OF FILM MATERIAL 51 The film and the theatre The methods of the film Film and reality Filmic space and time The material of films Analysis Editing the logic of filmic analysis The necessity to interfere with movement Organisation of the material to be shot Arranging setups The organisation of chance material Filmic form The technique of directorial work. PART II. THE DIRECTOR AND THE SCENARIO 93 The director and the scenarist The environ ment of the film-The characters in the environment The establishment of the rhythm of the film. PABT III. THE DIRECTOR AND THE ACTOR 105 Two kinds of production The film actor and the film type Planning the acting of the film type The ensemble Expressive movement-Expressive objects The director as creator of the ensemble. PART IV. THE ACTOR IN THE FRAME . 118 The actor and the filmic image The actor and light. PART V. THE DIRECTOR AND THE CAMERA MAN 120 The cameraman and the camera The camera and its viewpoint The shooting of movement The camera compels the spectator to see as the director wishes The shaping of the com position-The laboratory-Collectivism the basis of film-work. III. TYPES INSTEAD OF ACTORS . 137 IV. CLOSE-UPS IN TIME 146 V. ASYNCHRONISM AS A PRINCIPLE OF SOUND FILM 155 VL RHYTHMIC PROBLEMS IN MY FIRST SOUND FILM 166 VII. NOTES AND APPENDICES A. GLOSSARIAL NOTES . 175 B. SPECIAL NOTES 180 C. ICONOGRAPHY OF PUDOVKINs WORKS . 192 D. INDEX OF NAMES .... 196 The numerals in the text refer to Appendix B. INTRODUCTION: THERE are few experiences more important in the education of a newcomer to motion pic tures than the discovery of V. I. Pudovkins Film Technique and Film Acting. No more valuable manuals of the practice and theory of film making have been written than these two handbooks by the notable Soviet director. So sound are their points of view, so valid their tenets, so revelatory their analyses, that they remain today, twenty years after their initial appear ance, the foremost books of their kind. First published abroad in 1929 and 1933 respectively, Film Technique and Film Acting brought to the art of film making a code of principles and a rationale that marked the mediums analytic coming of age. Until their publication, the motion picture maker had to eke out on his own any intellectual or artistic considera tions of film craft. No explicit body of principles existed upon which the film maker could draw with confidence. Film technique was a more or less hit or miss affair that existed in a kind of fragmentary state which, in the main, leaned heavily upon theatrical methods. These pioneering books made clear at once that movie making need no longer flounder for a methodology or for its own standards. ...

Movie Acting the Film Reader

Author : Pamela Robertson Wojcik
File Size : 24.88 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 219
Read : 405
Download »
This title explores one of the most central but often overlooked aspects of cinema: film acting. Combining classic and recent essays, it examines key issues. What constitutes film acting? How is film acting different from stage acting? How has film acting changed over the years?.

The Art and Science of Cinema

Author : Anwar Huda
File Size : 52.13 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 857
Read : 435
Download »
The Art And Science Of Cinema Provides A Clear And Concise Study Of The Film World. The Book Deals With The Film Technology, Movie History, Great Filmmakers, Actors, Pictures & Aesthetics, Narrative, Genres, Plays And Documentaries.The Reader Will Find Exciting, Informative And Entertaining Study Of Everything Related To Film. It Also Deals With Still Photography, Production Works And Oscar Facts.Whatever Your Interest In Film, This Book Will Give You The Vital Informations And Critical Skills To Understand Films Better Than Before, As It Has Been Lavishly-Illustrated. Fact Filled Pages Make It The Most Comprehensive, Detailed And Explicit Book On The Subject.This Book Is Useful For Film Students, Actors As Well As Lovers Of World Cinema.

The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera

Author : John Howard Swain
File Size : 76.79 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 345
Read : 971
Download »
The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television. Written by veteran actor, producer, and director John Howard Swain, the book offers a clear-cut, no-nonsense technique that equips aspiring or working actors with the necessary skills to succeed on camera. The technique teaches you how to build multi-dimensional characters; construct truthful and exciting relationships; ignite stimulating emotions; craft a series of discoveries guaranteed to energize your work; and much, much more. The book also provides instruction for actors working in commercials—from slating, to the dreaded "tell us about yourself" interview, to nailing "the tag" and embracing the cliché—and supplies sample commercial copy for students to practice.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Author : Patrick Tucker
File Size : 74.83 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 189
Read : 798
Download »
In this new edition, Patrick Tucker retains the engaging style and useful structure of the first edition while addressing significant changes in current technology, ensuring that this volume will remain an indispensable resource for contemporary students of screen acting. Updated for a new decade of screen performance possibilities, Secrets of Screen Acting is a magician's box of acting tricks for today's performer and makes the distinction between acting for the stage and for the screen. He explains 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, and then work out how to make it all appear realistic. Tucker has created and developed several screen acting of a courses, and this book is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field. Containing over fifty acting exercises, this book leads the reader step-by-step through the elements of effective screen acting. Refreshing in its informal approach and full of instructive anecdotes, Secrets of Screen Acting is an invaluable guide for those who wish to master the art of acting on-screen.

The Art of American Screen Acting 1912 1960

Author : Dan Callahan
File Size : 30.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 861
Read : 856
Download »
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.

Acting and Character Animation

Author : Rolf Giesen
File Size : 38.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 185
Read : 1082
Download »
Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we will turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved. Through exhaustive research and interviews with people ranging from the late Ray Harryhausen, Jim Danforth, Joe Letteri, and Bruno Bozzetto, this book will be the primary source for animators and animation actors.

The Art of Acting

Author : Carlton Colyer
File Size : 45.61 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 631
Read : 481
Download »
Leads the actor in building a technique, and then fully explains how to put that technique to work from basic exercises to multi-dimensional performances.

Theorizing Film Acting

Author : Aaron Taylor
File Size : 34.28 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 702
Read : 587
Download »
This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies. Each section proposes novel ways of considering the recurring motifs in academic enquiries into film acting, including: (1) the mutually contingent problematic of description and interpretation, (2) the intricacies of bodily dynamics and their reception by audiences, (3) the significance of star performance, and (4) the impact of evolving technologies and film styles on acting traditions.

Becoming Film Literate The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures

Author : Vincent LoBrutto
File Size : 52.66 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 683
Read : 1064
Download »
Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. In this groundbreaking new book, Vincent LoBrutto provides an enjoyable and accessible education in the art of cinema: using 50 landmark films spanning the history of the medium, LoBrutto illustrates such important concepts as editing, production design, cinematography, sound, screen acting, narrative structure, and various genres, nationalities, and film eras. Each concept is illustrated by the selection of a film that epitomizes its use, so that readers will learn about film authorship in Citizen Kane, multiplot narrative in Nashville, widescreen filmmaking in Rebel without a Cause, and screen violence in The Wild Bunch. Explaining the various tricks of the moviemaking trade, Becoming Film Literate offers a crash course in cinema, one designed to give even the novice reader a solid introduction to this complex and multifaceted medium. Though movies have remained our foremost cultural pastime for over 100 years, many of us still know very little about the tools used to create them. In this groundbreaking new book, Vincent LoBrutto provides an enjoyable and accessible education in the art of cinema: using 50 landmark films spanning the history of the medium, LoBrutto illustrates such important concepts as editing, production design, cinematography, sound, screen acting, narrative structure, and various genres, nationalities, and film eras. Each concept is illustrated by the selection of a film that epitomizes its use, so that readers will learn about film authorship in Citizen Kane, multiplot narrative in Nashville, widescreen filmmaking in Rebel without a Cause, and screen violence in The Wild Bunch. Providing a unique opportunity to become acquainted with important movies and the elements of their greatness, Becoming Film Literate offers a crash course in cinema, one designed to give even the novice reader a solid introduction to this complex and multifaceted medium.

The Art of Directing Actors

Author : Ernest Goodman
File Size : 89.40 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 966
Read : 224
Download »
This is a handbook that has all the tools you'll need to effectively direct actors and to create memorable performances. By detailing out modern and classical methods for directing actors, you'll have a complete and versatile toolbox to draw on for use in any film or theater production (17 tools). The Art of Directing Actors points out the most common mistakes made by film and theater directors and actors, and offers ways to do better. In addition, a full list and classification of action verbs with a thesaurus, plus examples of a full script breakdown (The Bear by Anton Chekhov) with objectives, actions, and other tools are included. Finally, there are exercises in a useful format so you may apply your understanding of the several methods of directing actors. This book is about the art of directing actors, whether it is for film or for theater. The inner life of the actor, acting techniques, certain rules of human behavior, common mistakes of the director, and various methods of directing are discussed. Meaningful and successful directing is not an arbitrary manipulation of the actor's behavior. A director can't effectively extract a specific result from an actor in the form of an emotion such as cry, be sad, etc. by simply commanding it. The art of directing is expressed in the distillation of ideas, and making the proper choices to best express those ideas. The art of acting and the art of directing are related to each other as in the two sides of one coin. Learning methods for directing actors is not difficult by itself. The main difficulty lies in the application of the methods. By continuous practice and experience over time, good directing will follow in an easy, elegant and graceful way. Being graceful is a supreme goal of an artist, and a director is an artist and the reason this book is called The Art of Directing Actors.

On Screen Acting

Author : Edward Dmytryk
File Size : 59.66 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 172
Read : 703
Download »
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.

The Art of the American Film 1900 1971

Author : Charles Higham
File Size : 59.1 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 810
Read : 1265
Download »
The art of the American film, 1900-1971.

Dictionary of Film Terms

Author : Frank Eugene Beaver
File Size : 41.32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 768
Read : 375
Download »
Textbook

Life and Acting

Author : Jack Garfein
File Size : 27.86 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 686
Read : 1138
Download »
"Jack Garfein's book is a touching reminder of our early attempts at creating theater without artifice. It is good to know that he is still working hard at it."---Ben Gazzara Having arrived in America as a teenage Holocaust survivor, Jack Garfein would soon rise to the top of his field as a teacher and practitioner. He has worked with a who's who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with the Actors Studio, the West Coast branch of which he founded. Life and Acting is the product of more than sixty years in the worlds of theater and film, offering the kind of insight gained only through experience. Garfein distills his knowledge into a holistic learning technique. Beginning mostly with memoir, focusing on his own education in the theater and describing how his exposure to artists working in other media---particularly painters and writers---contributed to his understanding of acting, Garfein goes on to offer thirty-seven detailed lessons teaching acting techniques for the stage and applying his principles to acting in front of a camera. Life and Acting is an invaluable resource that belongs on the bookshelf of every actor and acting teacher.

Acting Hollywood Style

Author : Foster Hirsch
File Size : 43.19 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 896
Read : 731
Download »
Acting Hollywood Style is a lively, fresh exploration of the art of screen acting as it has developed in Hollywood films for close to seven decades. Foster Hirsch has written 14 books on theatre and film subjects.

The Art of Watching Films

Author : Joseph M. Boggs
File Size : 61.77 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 108
Read : 763
Download »
This introduction to film appreciation uses contemporary and popular American movies to help students develop critical skills in the analysis and evaluation of film. By suggesting what to look for and how to look for it, this text challenges students to sharpen their powers of observation, establish habits of perceptive watching, and discover complex aspects of film art that will further enhance their enjoyment of watching films.

The Working Actor s Guide to Los Angeles 2003

Author : Kristi Callan
File Size : 34.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 845
Read : 1195
Download »