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Although film acting may appear effortless, a host of techniques, artistic conventions, and social factors shape the construction of each role. The chapters here provide a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of film acting, from its inception in 1895 when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers, Wild West stars, and athletes captured in motion, to the present when audiences marvel at the seamless blend of human actors with CGI.
Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century covers acting and auditioning in relation to new media, blue and green screen technology, motion capture, web series, audiobook work, evolving livestreamed web series, and international acting and audio work.
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.
The video game industry has experienced explosive growth over the past decade, and with that, opportunities have increased for actors to work in the medium. But these new opportunities bring up questions -- Where do you start? How is the process different than acting for film or television? What are casting directors and developers looking for? What skills do you need to focus on to succeed? The Art and Business of Acting for Video Games gives you the skills and tools that will set you apart in the audition pile.
This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more "external" way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.
In Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen, Annette Lust provides artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity on the stage and screen.
DVD - McNamara has developed a method for arming burgeoning actors with the tools they need to hone their craft, from how to handle a call back audition to what to expect on a real set. The resulting video is the culmination of his effort to build a succinct and effective approach to film acting.
This book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television. Featuring eleven chapters by internationally distinguished researchers and actor trainers, this collection examines the acting processes and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television actors. Topics include: studio and location realism; actor training for television; actor well-being in the television industry; performance in reality television and British and Irish actors in contemporary US television and film. The book also contains case studies examining the work of Emmy-award-winning actor Viola Davis and the iconic character of Gene Hunt in Life on Mars (BBC, 2006-2007).
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.The book covers auditioning, casting, rehearsal, and on-set techniques, and will be of interest to both aspiring and working actors and directors.