Acting In Film

Acting In Film

Acting In Film

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Michael Caine
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2000-02-01
Total Pages : 131 Pages
ISBN : 9781476842752


The Art Of Film Acting

The Art Of Film Acting

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Jeremiah Comey
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2012-10-02
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : 9781136047213


Film And Television Acting

Film And Television Acting

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Ian Bernard
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1997-12-11
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781136081743


Theorizing Film Acting

Theorizing Film Acting

This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. Each section proposes novel ways of considering the recurring motifs in academic enquiries into film acting.

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Genre : Art
Author : Aaron Taylor
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 321 Pages
ISBN : 9780415509510


Acting For Film

Acting For Film

Aspiring film and television actors will discover exercises for relaxing the face to achieve maximum expressiveness; maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the "beats" of a scene, even in the shortest takes. They'll also learn tested techniques for adapting to the styles of different directors; modulating voice and breath for maximum effect; preparing for the first day on the set; enduring multiple takes and on-the-set waiting; and much, much more. For any performer who intends to make a living in front of the camera, Acting for Film is the most authoritative resource!

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Cathy Haase
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-01-30
Total Pages : 289 Pages
ISBN : 9781581159516


Movie Acting The Film Reader

Movie Acting The Film Reader

Combining classic and recent essays and examining key issues such Movie Acting, the Film Reader explores one of the most central but often overlooked aspects of cinema: film acting.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0415310245


Women Method Acting And The Hollywood Film

Women Method Acting And The Hollywood Film

Women, Method Acting, and the Hollywood Film is the first study dedicated to understanding the work of female Method actors on film. While Method acting on film has typically been associated with the explosive machismo of actors like Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, this book explores an alternate tradition within the Method—the work that women from the Actors Studio did in Hollywood. Covering the period from the end of the Second World War until the 1970s, this study shows how the women associated with the Actors Studio increasingly used Method acting in ways that were compatible with their burgeoning feminist political commitments and developed a style of feminist Method acting. The book examines the complex intersection of Method acting, sexuality, and gender by analyzing performances such as Kim Hunter’s in A Streetcar Named Desire, Julie Harris’s in The Member of the Wedding, Shelley Winters’s in The Big Knife, Geraldine Page’s in Sweet Bird of Youth, and Jane Fonda’s in Coming Home. Challenging the longstanding assumption that Method acting’s approaches were harmful to women and incompatible with feminism, this book argues that some of Hollywood’s most interesting female actors, and leading feminists, emerged from the Actors Studio in the period between the 1950s and the 1970s. Written for students and scholars of Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Gender Studies, Women, Method Acting, and the Hollywood Film reshapes the way we think of a central strain in American screen acting, and in doing so, allows women a new stake in that tradition.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Keri Walsh
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-04-27
Total Pages : 148 Pages
ISBN : 9781000378689


Acting For Film Second Edition

Acting For Film Second Edition

"It will not disappoint . . ." —Ian McKellen, from the Foreword An Authoritative Training Manual for Film Actors and Teachers “In today's entertainment industry of buff bodies and beautiful faces, it's easy to think that a couple of sit-ups and high cheek bones can create a movie legend,” writes film veteran Cathy Haase. However, she adds, what the actor really must have are “technique, craft, and a depth of self-knowledge.” In Acting for Film, Second Edition, Haase shows actors how to develop all of these, sharing her secrets (developed through years of on-camera work) for creating characters who come alive and who touch the souls of the audience. Readers will learn how to apply theatrical training to film acting and hone a personal approach to rendering a character. Acting for Film, Second Edition, is an essential guide for aspiring performers, acting teachers, and anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of the craft. This new edition includes: Advice on dealing with new technology including CGI and motion capture Concentration and relaxation exercises that will enhance facial expressiveness Exploration of sense memory techniques for on-camera work Animal exercises and their usages Tips for maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the “beats” of a scene, even in the shortest takes For any performer who intends to make a living in front of the camera, Acting for Film, Second Edition, is the most authoritative resource! With Haase’s experience and advice in their pocket, readers will be prepared to land the film role they’ve been dreaming of.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Cathy Haase
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-09-25
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781621536659


Acting For Film

Acting For Film

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.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Mel Churcher
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-06-08
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780753547465


Your Film Acting Career

Your Film Acting Career

Covers resumes, unions, theatrical agents, interviews, readings, finances, and goal setting

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Maurice Kowalewski Lewis
Publisher : Gorham House Pub
Release : 1998
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 0929149025