The Actor and the Camera

Drawing on his long career in front of the camera, Denis Lawson has written a wonderfully accessible introduction to the worlds of film and TV. Directly addressing the young actor fresh from drama school, he offers a guided tour of the film ...

The Actor and the Camera

Author: Denis Lawson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848423459

Page: 192

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"Denis is a great actor and he’s always been my inspiration, since I was a child... He’s the only person really in the world who I discuss acting with if I feel that I’m stuck. I love watching him still." - Ewan McGregor, from the foreword Drawing on his lifetime career in front of the camera (and sometimes behind it), Denis Lawson offers a wonderfully accessible introduction to acting for film and TV. For the young actor hoping to break into the industry - whether in a drama series, soap or sitcom - this book is the ultimate insider’s guide. The author takes us on a guided tour of the film or TV set from day one. We meet the various members of the crew, from the director of photography to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ADs, and learn what each of them does - and how to get the most from them in your work as an actor. Then comes the actual business of shooting the scenes, beginning with readthroughs and rehearsals (if there are any), on to hitting your mark and getting your eye-line right, finishing with the actor’s involvement in post-production. Throughout, Lawson takes the actor’s point of view, offering encouragement and enlightenment, as well as being refreshingly candid about some of the more inane procedures. Above all, he offers a magnificent array of tips and inside knowledge for coping with what can be a daunting experience for a hopeful young actor.

The Actor and the Camera

The author starts by defining the roles of both the agent and the casting director in the actor's life. He describes the variety of work available: corporate films, commercials, feature films, soap operas and situation comedy.

The Actor and the Camera

Author: Malcolm Taylor

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780435086398

Page: 143

View: 654

Acting skills for television and film are significantly different from those for the theatre. The majority of actors find work in television and film, yet very few acting courses give suitable training for it. Malcolm Taylor talks the actor through the filming processes so a precise picture is built up of how a programme is rehearsed, filmed and edited. The author starts by defining the roles of both the agent and the casting director in the actor's life. He describes the variety of work available: corporate films, commercials, feature films, soap operas and situation comedy. In addition there are illuminating interviews with David Jason, Ralph Jago (Principal of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art), Roger Carey (Agent), Gill Titchmarsh (Casting Director), Leonard Lewis (EastEnders Producer) and Lindsay Anderson.

Auditioning On Camera

Key elements examined include: textual analysis knowing where to look dealing with nerves on-camera interviews using the environment retaining the camera’s focus The book also features point-by-point chapter summaries, as well as a ...

Auditioning On Camera

Author: Joseph Hacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136699864

Page: 270

View: 980

To win a screen role, an actor must learn to contend with an on-camera audition. Understanding how to make the crucial adjustments to one’s craft that this kind of audition requires is vital to the career of any screen actor. Auditioning On Camera sets out the key elements of a successful on-camera audition and explains how to put them into practice. Joseph Hacker draws on 35 years of acting experience to guide the reader through the screen auditioning process with an engaging and undaunting approach. Key elements examined include: textual analysis knowing where to look dealing with nerves on-camera interviews using the environment retaining the camera’s focus The book also features point-by-point chapter summaries, as well as a glossary of acting and technical terms, and is a comprehensive and enlightening resource for screen actors of all levels.

From Stage to Screen

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 ...

From Stage to Screen

Author: Bill Britten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472522648

Page: 248

View: 462

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.

The Camera as Actor

Others have been more pointed and directed in their emphasis on the camera
and in their concern for how the mechanism frames ... Consequently, in film the
audience does not identify with the actor but with the camera (Benjamin 1969:
228).

The Camera as Actor

Author: Amy Cox Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000185702

Page: 158

View: 851

Looking beyond the impact photographs have on the perpetuation and expression of social norms and stereotypes, and the influence of the act of taking a photograph, this new collection brings together international scholars to examine the camera itself as an actor. Bringing the camera back into view, this volume furthers our understanding of how, and in what ways, imaging technology shapes us, our lives, and the representations out of which we fashion knowledge, base our judgments and ultimately act. Through a broad range of case studies, the authors in this collection make the convincing claim that the camera is much more than a mechanical device brought to life by the photographer. This book will be of interest to scholars in photography, visual culture, anthropology and the history of photography.

Acting for the Camera Back to One

The book focuses on four distinct areas: how to prepare the character, how to execute the technical responsibilities that will assist the editor in creating the on-camera performance in post-production, tips from industry professionals, and ...

Acting for the Camera  Back to One

Author: Peter Allen Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000386600

Page: 194

View: 163

Acting for the Camera: Back to One is a "how to" book with practical steps to achieve a professional performance on camera. The book focuses on four distinct areas: how to prepare the character, how to execute the technical responsibilities that will assist the editor in creating the on-camera performance in post-production, tips from industry professionals, and how to create effective self-tape auditions. Part One: The Character’s World is packed with tools to analyze the script and fully prepare the character before arriving on set. Part Two: The Actor’s World focuses on developing technical acting skills for the camera that assist the pre- and post-production teams to create a dynamic on-screen performance. In Part Three: The Professional World, industry professionals provide tips from inside the film/TV audition room and how to navigate a career in the acting business. The final section, Part Four: Self-Tape Like a Pro, outlines how to build a self-tape studio in the privacy of your own home and submit high-quality self-tape auditions that will help you stand out from the competition. Written for students enrolled in Acting for the Camera courses, Acting for the Camera: Back to One explores techniques that can be practiced and mastered by actors of all levels, from the moment they audition for the part through to when they hear that director call "cut!"

Playing to the Camera

Offers articles and interviews with movie actors from the silents to the present that discuss the art of film acting, including the difference between stage and screen, and British, Soviet, and Western European as well as American ...

Playing to the Camera

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300069839

Page: 370

View: 166

Offers articles and interviews with movie actors from the silents to the present that discuss the art of film acting, including the difference between stage and screen, and British, Soviet, and Western European as well as American techniques

The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera

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 ...

The Science and Art of Acting for the Camera

Author: John Howard Swain

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315309017

Page: 227

View: 879

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.

The Actors Director

To mark his silver anniversary as a director, Lord Attenborough speaks at length about his career behind the camera.

The Actors  Director

Author: Andy Dougan

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited

ISBN:

Page: 192

View: 963

To mark his silver anniversary as a director, Lord Attenborough speaks at length about his career behind the camera.

The Map

Actor Stef Tovar, seen on-screen in Contagion, Widows, Employee of the Month, Chicago Med, and more, teaches you the "foreign language" of on-camera acting.

The Map

Author: Stef Tovar

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 9781493060931

Page: 144

View: 286

Actor Stef Tovar, seen on-screen in Contagion, Widows, Employee of the Month, Chicago Med, and more, teaches you the "foreign language" of on-camera acting. Tovar gives actors a practical, step-by-step technique on how to audition for and book on-camera acting jobs--and what to do once on set.

How To Audition On Camera A Hollywood Insider s Guide for Actors

This is a perfect example of a good time for the actor to ask a question in the
audition room. You might want to ask, “Will we be stopping between scenes or
are you going to keep the camera rolling?” The answer will be very important for
your ...

How To Audition On Camera  A Hollywood Insider s Guide for Actors

Author: Sharon Bialy

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884485412

Page: 144

View: 973

First Time in Print Updated and expanded To win a role in a movie or on network or cable TV, you must make a strong first impression in your brief, crucial audition—and the first person you have to impress is the casting director. In How to Audition On Camera, Casting Director Sharon Bialy answers the twenty-five questions actors ask most frequently about how to nail an audition. What is the casting director looking for? If you mess up, can you start over? What is the most common mistake experienced actors make? Should you audition off book or can you look at the page? Should you dress in character? How much can you improvise? Actors—both novice and professional—are often misled by myths and outdated prescriptions. This guide replaces such misinformation with concise and accurate advice from someone who is in the room helping to make the decision on who gets the job. Bialy gets readers started immediately on the road to screen acting success.

Film Acting

Examines the history of motion-picture acting, analyzes the performances of contemporary film actors, and explains methods for developing movie acting skills

Film Acting

Author: Mary Ellen O'Brien

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Page: 227

View: 703

Examines the history of motion-picture acting, analyzes the performances of contemporary film actors, and explains methods for developing movie acting skills

Popular Mechanics

Here you have one of the most intricate tricks of movie make-up, accomplished
not so much by the camera as by the make-up artist. No abrupt change, such as
would be obtained by stopping the camera and replacing the actor an hour later
in ...

Popular Mechanics

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 250

View: 368

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Life and Acting

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.

Life and Acting

Author: Jack Garfein

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810126737

Page: 292

View: 388

"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.

The Eugene O Neill Review

The size of the stage , the actor in whole - bodied presence and vulnerability ,
creates existential overtones and allows the ... What he does is to gather
excellent actors and allow them to read the O'Neill texts as he trains the camera
upon them ...

The Eugene O Neill Review

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ISBN:

Page:

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ACTION

Moreover , some stage techniques and habits are actually destructive in front of
the camera . The actor making the transition from stage to screen must often “
unlearn " a great deal . It is said that when Sir Ralph Richardson , already an ...

ACTION

Author: Robert L. Benedetti

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Page: 153

View: 482

In ACTION!, Peabody and multiple Emmy® award-winning producer and leading teacher of acting Bob Benedetti offers a practical, detailed, and clearly structured approach to the fundamentals of acting for the camera. The text includes detailed descriptions of film shoots, i.e., an entire week with the sitcom Cheers, to highlight filming process for TV and film. It demystifies film production personnel, terms, and forms a TV/film actor will encounter and discusses how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Includes a chapter (Ch. 14) on starting an acting career in film and television.